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Safar 1439 commenced in South Africa after Maghrib on 21 Oct 2017: Click here for calendar

Next Moonsighting:

Sun, 19 November 2017. Malabar Eidgah. Viewing time: 19:03 to 19:53

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To report Eastern Cape sightings, phone 078 672 7797 or 078 568 0332

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Dec 18, 2017

SANHA certifies over 1100 establishments ranging from large multi-nationals to many proudly South African enterprises including cottage industries.

We congratulate the following for being awarded the coveted SANHA Halaal Mark of Assurance:

* Al-Mehran Restaurant, 43 Corner Atlas & Top Road, Boksburg - Restaurant

* Prima Bake, Elsenbroek Road, Potch Industria, Potchefstroom - Bakery Bulk

* Botselo Mills, 15 Electron Road, Industrila Area, Delareyville - Bakery - Raw Material

* The Kitchen, 5 Kajee Street, Manzilpark, Klerksdorp, 2570 - Home Caterer

* Housewives Paradise, 6 Carr Street, Fordsburg - Caterer

* The Flavour Lab, Unit 9, North Park, Bernie Street, Kya Sands - Spices & Sauces

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HADITH (Sayings and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him):

Abu Saeed al-Khudri (radiyallahu anhu) narrates: "We waged battle at the side of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when 16 days of Ramadaan had past. Some of us fasted and some did not. Neither did those who fasted rebuke those who did not fast; nor did those who did not fast rebuke those who fasted."

Comment: The Battle of Badr was fought on the 17th of Ramadaan in the 2nd year of the Hijrah. This was the first Ramadaan when fasting was ordained. The 313 ill-equipped Muslims faced 1000 fully-armed foes. Some Muslims chose not to fast, as travellers are allowed to delay their fast to another time. Others felt strong enough to fast. Neither side rebuked the other. The best of Muslims respected each other's opinions even when they strongly differed.

May Allah grant us the ability to implement such etiquette as well.


The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “The reward of every (good) deed of a person is multiplied from ten to seven hundred times. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala says: ‘The reward of observing Saum is different from the reward of other good deeds; Saum is for Me, and I Alone will give its reward. The person observing Saum abstains from food and drink only for My sake.' The fasting person has two joyous occasions, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time of meeting his Rubb. Surely, the breath of one observing Saum is better smelling to Allah than the fragrance of musk.’”' (Muslim)


Alhamdulillah, the Council of Ulama Eastern Cape (CUEC) is distributing Zakaat in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage this year Ramadaan as it has done in the last 12 years.

The areas covered are: Schauderville, Korsten, Young Park, Holland Park, Central, Muslim refugees, all Old Age Homes, Gelvandale and all its extensions, Malabar and its extensions, Windvogel, Salt lake, Missionvale, Arcadia, West End, Salsoneville, Sanctor, Kleinskool, Bloemendaal and extensions, Timothy Valley, Jacksonville, Nxolo, Booysens Park and extensions, Zwide, New Brighton, Motherwell, Kwazakele, entire Uitenhage and Kwanobuhle.

This year the CUEC is distributing 1,000 vouchers of R150 each totalling R150,000 This amount has been distributed every Ramadan for the last 12 years. Certain recipients also receive 5kg sugar and 10kg rice. We have need for a further 300 vouchers representing a shortfall of R30,000.

The CUEC has a detailed database on Zakaat recipients. This list is monitored and verified before any vouchers are issued.

For any Zakaat or Lillah donations, contact:
Moulana Ishaaq Ackerdien 082 751 1768
Moulana Junaid Adam 082 610 1786
Mufti Aadil Moosagie 083 982 6968

Banking Details:
Account Name: Council of Ulama Eastern Cape
Bank: Standard Bank
Account Number: 080575463
Branch: North End
Branch Code: 0217

Please fax deposit slip to 041 457 5476 stating whether Lillah or Zakaat.



Sayyidina Anas (Radhiyallaahu Anhu) narrates a Hadeeth from Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam). The explanation is as follows: Whoever has these three points in him will, because of them, achieve the sweetness of Imaan. One point among the three mentioned in this Hadeeth is: That person who only for the sake of Allah, has love for another person, will achieve the sweetness of Imaan. (In this love he has no ulterior motive or any hidden agenda; it is purely for the Pleasure of Allah.)

The great Muhaddith Mulla Ali Qaari (Rahmatullaahi Alayh) comments on this Hadeeth in his work 'Mirqaat' the commentary of the Hadeeth compilation 'Mishkaat': It is stated that when the sweetness of Imaan enters a heart, it never leaves that heart ever. Thus, this is an indication of that person dying with Imaan.
(If the sweetness of Imaan enters a heart and never leaves it, such a person will definitely die with Imaan. He will not be void of Imaan at the time of death. Because he has died with Imaan, undoubtedly he will enter Jannah.) 

Love for the pious → sweetness of Imaan
Sweetness of Imaan → Imaan guaranteed at the time of death, because sweetness of Imaan never leaves a heart after entering it. One of the methods of achieving sweetness of Imaan: love the pious
Imaan at the time of death → guaranteed entry into Jannah.


1. Regularly make Shukr (give thanks) unto Allah Ta'aala for the present Imaan within you. Allah has mentioned in the Qur'aan that if you make Shukr, I will increase My bounties unto you. Thus making regular Shukr for the Imaan within oneself is not only a means of preserving the possessed Imaan but also a means of increasing it.

2. Recite this Qur'aanic Du'aa after every Fardh Salaah: Verse 8, Surah Aali Imraan, Juz 3. Rabbanaa laa tuzigh quloobanaa…

Recite the following Du'aa mentioned in a Hadeeth: Yaa Muqallibul quloob. thabbit qalbee alaa Deenik.
O Changer of hearts! Keep my heart steadfast on Your Deen.
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam recited this Du'aa habitually.

3. Frequent the gatherings and company of the pious and the learned. The benefits of this are mentioned above. By adopting the company of the pious, having love for them, learning from them and taking their advice, one will also gain piety, Inshaa Allah.

May Allah Ta'aala grant us guidance and prosperity. Aameen.


حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو سَعِيدٍ الْأَشَجُّ حَدَّثَنَا عُقْبَةُ بْنُ خَالِدٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعْدٍ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْـمَرْزُبَانِ عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ عَنْ ثَوْبَانَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: مَنْ قَالَ حِينَ يُمْسِي (رَضِيتُ بِاللَّهِ رَبًّا وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِينًا وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيًّا) كَانَ حَقًّا عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُرْضِيَهُ (سنن الترمذي - (ج 11 / ص 249)

Sayyidina Thaubaan radhiallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said: Whoever recites the above-mentioned Du’aa in the evening, it is a right upon Allah that He (Allah) pleases him. (Tirmidhi)

Translation of the Du’aa: I am pleased with Allah as (my) Lord, with Islam as (my) religion, and with Mohammed as (my) Messenger.

To be pleased with Allah as Lord means to accept that He is the One Allah who created us and cares for us, and we are pleased with all His decisions at all times.

To be pleased with Islam means that we accept Islam as the chosen religion of Allah for us, we happily accept all the laws of Islam, and we practice on it to the best of our ability.

To be pleased with Nabi Mohammed sallallahu alaihi wa sallam as the messenger means that although we accept all the other messengers of Allah as true messengers, we believe Nabi Mohammed sallallahu alaihi wa sallam to be the final messenger of Allah. He was chosen as the final messenger and was a practical guide of Islam to us. It is our duty to follow in his footsteps. The person who follows him will become the beloved of Allah.

If a person has these three qualities in him, Allah will become pleased with him and grant him so much reward that the person will also become happy and pleased. May Allah Ta’aala grant us all this type of belief. Aameen.

We are very fortunate to be among the Ummah of Nabi Mohammed sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. This Ummah is the most blessed and our Nabi is the most beloved of Allah. According to the Ahaadeeth, he will be the leader of mankind on the Day of Qiyaamah. He will be the first person to intercede on the Day of Qiyaamah and his intercession will be the first to be accepted. In addition, he will be the Nabi with the most followers. How fortunate we are that we are his followers. We will benefit from his intercession, Inshaa Allah. The door of Jannah will be opened first for him. People from this Ummah will be the first to enter Jannah.

However, remember, all these benefits depend on love and obedience to Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. Love for the Nabi is love for Allah. If we truly love Allah, then we will not hesitate to love and obey Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

It is our duty to recite Salawaat on Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam regularly and in abundance. We should always say Sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam when hearing or taking his blessed name.

Hold firmly on to the Sunnah and become the beloved of Allah Ta’aala and His Rasool sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. May Allah guide us towards His eternal pleasure. Aameen.    

رَبَّنّا تّوّفَّنّا مُسْلِمـاً وَّ اَلْـحِقْنَا بالصَّالِـحِيْنَ

O Allah! Grant us our death as Muslims, and join us with the pious ones. Aameen.


َ أخْرَجَ أبو نعيْم عَنْ جَابر قَال: قَالَ رَسولُ الله صلَّى الله عَليْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ:

مَن مَاتَ لَيْلة الْجُمُعةِ أوْ يَوم الْجُمُعةِ أجِيْر مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقبْرِ وَ جَآءَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامةِ وَ عَلَيْه طَابِع الشُّهَدَاء ،

(شرح الصدور بشرح حال الْمؤتى و الْقبور للسيوطى ص 136

Sayyidina Jaabir radhiallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said: “Whoever dies Thursday night or Friday will be freed from punishment of the grave and will appear on the Day of Qiyaamat with the stamp of the martyrs on him.” (Sharhus Sudoor p 136)

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3: Madressa Mansoor Jalsa.
10 am. Guest speaker: Moulana Ismail Mia. Men at Masjid, ladies at Madressa. Snacks, prize giving, kids' items

Islamic Indicators
Zakat Nisab R5187.06
Mahr Fatimi R19351.19
Minimum Mahr R259.35
Gold Prices:
24 Carat/gram R593.49
22 Carat/gram R545.05
18 Carat/gram R445.80
14 Carat/gram R347.02
9 Carat/gram R224.53

As of 13 November 2017

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