Hadhrat Aamir ibn Maalik, the leader of the tribe of Bani Sulaym requested the help of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) against the enemies of his tribe. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) accepted his request and sent seventy Sahaaba (Radhiallaahu Anhum) who were Qurraa (experts in the recitation of the noble Qur’aan). The tribe of Banu Sulaym surrounded these Sahaaba (Radhiallaahu Anhum) by a place called Bir Ma’oona and murdered them.
1. The virtues of I'tikaf is not confined to men; women also can take advantage of it. However, women should not perform I'tikaf in the masjid. Their I'tikaf is only possible in the house. The procedure is as follows:
اَللّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمتُ وَعَلى رِزقِكَ اَفطَرتُ
Oh Allah! Only for You have I fasted, and upon the sustenance provided by You do I terminate this fast.
اَللّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَساَلُكَ بِرَحمَتِكَ الَّتِي وَسِعَت كُلَّ شَيءٍ اَن تَغفِرَ لِي
Oh Allah! I beg of You, through Your all-encompassing mercy, to forgive me.
ذَهَبَ الظَّمأُ وَابتَلَّتِ العُرُوقُ وَثَبَتَ الأَجرُ اِن شَاءَ اللهُ
The thirst has vanished, the veins have been moistened, and – inshaa-Allah – the thawaab (reward) for fasting has been recorded.
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON ALCOHOL JUICES
After shoppers spotted box juices containing alcohol on Shoprite shelves on Monday, 19 May 2014, being sold next to other, non-alcoholic juices, the Council of Ulama Eastern Cape approached a manager at one of the branches in Port Elizabeth.
Update: Shoprite has contacted the Council of Ulama and instituted steps to investigate the matter as well as put in place measures to prevent such an event happening again.
2nd World Ulama Conference held at Darul Uloom Azaadville. Report by Moulana Abdul Hamid Ishaaq principal of Darul Uloom Azaadville