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<span style="font-weight:normal;">29 Shabaan 1435 / 28 June 2014</span></p>    </td>
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<td><p align="center" dir="RTL" style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="line-height:115%; font-family:'Traditional Arabic','serif'; font-size:12.0pt; ">بسم الله  الرحمن الرحيم</span></strong></p>
<p align="center" dir="RTL" style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Traditional Arabic','serif'; font-size:12.0pt; ">و صلى الله  غلى النبي الكريم</span></strong></p>
<p align="center" dir="LTR" style="text-align:center;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><strong><span style="line-height:150%; font-size:10.0pt; ">Turn on the Ramadān Spirit </span></strong></p>
<p dir="LTR" style="text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; "> “All the actions of people are for  them, except for fasting. Fasting is for Me and I am (Allāh Ta'ālā) the  reward.” [Hadith]</span></p>
<p dir="LTR" style="text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">All praises are due to Allāh Ta'ālā that he has blessed us with the  opportunity of welcoming and witnessing the Mubārak month of Ramadān once  again. This Mubārak month is so unique that Allāh Ta'ālā's love, mercy and  forgiveness encompasses everybody except for that person who intentionally rejects  the love and forgiveness of Allāh Ta'ālā.  </span></p>
<p dir="LTR" style="text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">The month of Ramadān is the perfect opportunity for us to repent for our  sins and shortcomings. Sins are of two types: </span></p>
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<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Huqūqullah – The rights of Allāh </span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Huqūqul Ibād – The rights of the servants of Allāh</span></li>
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<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Whilst repenting for our past sins we  must also make the firm Niyyah that we will try our utmost best not to indulge  in any sort of disobedience after the month of Ramadān. The least is that we shall  stay away from all sorts of sins, we will not misuse or tongues and eyes and we  will always be punctual on all our daily compulsory Salāh. It is for this  reason that we have to set some goals for the month of Ramadān. The key is to  have a timetable and most importantly to adhere to the planned schedule. Our  goals must be realistic and beneficial at the same time. We have to make a firm  resolution to earn the pleasure of Allāh Ta'ālā and persevere in this  resolution. Ramadān is the perfect opportunity to achieve the proximity of  Allāh Ta'ālā. </span></p>
<p dir="LTR" style="text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">During the month of Ramadān, we have to ensure that we do not waste time  in trivial pursuits and unnecessary acts such as backbiting and watching TV  etc. Every wasted second is a wasted golden opportunity. </span></p>
<p dir="LTR" style="text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">The question we need to ask ourselves is, <em>&quot;When Allāh has made  those things Harām, which are usually Halāl, then how can those acts which are  reprehensible and impermissible in the court of Allāh Ta'ālā become permissible  during the blessed month of Ramadān?&quot; </em></span></p>
<p dir="LTR" style="text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Some Ramadān guidelines and tips:</span></p>
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<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">The menfolk should read all their Ṣalāh with Jamā'ah,  whilst womenfolk must perform their Ṣalāh at its appointed times without any  delay within the confinements of their home.  </span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">To start making up for all Qadhā Ṣalāh, if any</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">To complete as much Tilāwah of the Qurān Sharīf as  possible, at least three completion</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">To read <em>'Fadhāil al-Ramaḍān'</em> by Sheikhul Hadith  Ḥadhrat Ml Muhammad Zakariyya Sāḥib (r.a) daily</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">To read from <em>'The Ramaḍān of the saintly elders'</em> also by Ḥadhrat Ml Muhammad Zakariyya Sāḥib (r.a)</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Engage in Du'ā and Dhikrullah at all times, especially  at the time of Iftār and Tahajjud. </span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Tarāwīḥ (twenty Rak'āt) must be performed at the Masjid  and the womenfolk must perform their Tarāwīḥ at home</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Daily spend a few minutes in making Du'ā for the Ummah  from the recesses of the heart without moving the lips</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Discharge our Zakāt if due or any other monetary  debts. </span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Spend the last ten days in I'tikāf – menfolk at the  masjid and ladies at home</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Exert ourselves in the Ibādah of Allāh Ta'ālā,  especially during the odd nights of the last ten days</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Wake up for Tahajjud and train ourselves to focus on Allāh  Ta'ālā –  advisable to switch cellphones  off</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Recite the first kalimah 300 times daily (morning and  evening)</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Istighfār – 300 times daily (morning and evening)</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Durūd Sharīf – 300 times daily (morning and evening) </span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Inculcate the habit of reading the Masnūn Surahs of  the Qurān Sharīf, such as: </span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Surah Yāsin after the Fajr Ṣalāh </span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Surah Waqiah after Maghrib</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Surah Mulk after 'Isha</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Recite a portion of Hizbul 'Azam or Munājāt al-Maqbūl  daily. Both these booklets of Masnūn Duas are available in English. Do not  merely recite but ponder over the meanings as well. </span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Recite the third Kalimah abundantly</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Daily ask Allāh Ta'ālā for Jannah and protection from the  torment of Hell</span></li>
<li> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">If possible return from work a bit earlier than usual  and spend more time in the Ibādah of Allāh Ta'ālā. </span></li>
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<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Respected readers! Indeed, this is a  very unique and blessed month. How many of our friends and close ones were with  us the previous Ramadān and last Eid but are no more with us (May Allāh Ta'ālā  shower His mercy upon them). What guarantee do we have that we will be here for  the next Ramadān, and even if we are here, there is no way that we can make up  for not making the best of this extremely blessed month. </span></p>
<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;">&nbsp;</p>
<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">The beloved of Allāh, Nabi (Sallallāhu  'Alayhi Wa Sallam) said, &quot;Many are those that during the month of Ramadān  do not earn anything but hunger and tiredness.&quot; These people are fasting  but fasting is not merely staying away from eating and drinking but also from  all those things which are unnecessary and impermissible. </span></p>
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<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">It is not for us to decide what is permissible  and impermissible, at least during this Mubārak month let us all submit to Allāh.  Let us not waste the limited and precious time of Ramadān in front of the  Shaytān box, watching the world cup etc. The learned Ulamāh of Islām have  stated that it is not permissible to watch sports; particularly when thousands  of our brothers and sisters are being martyred daily. What does it matter, who  wins or lose? What is the point of arguing and fighting over such trivialities?  By praising these sporting celebrities we are inviting the Arsh of Allāh Ta'ālā  to shake out of fear from the wrath of Allāh! </span></p>
<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:left;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Nabi (Sallallāhu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: &quot;He who does  not desist from obscene language and acting obscenely (during the period of  fasting), Allāh has no need that he does not eat or drink</span> <span style="line-height:150%; font-family:'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size:10.0pt; "> .&quot; </span> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; "> (Bukhāri  Sharīf)</span></p>
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<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:left;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Nabi (Sallallāhu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam)  said:&quot; From amongst the beauty of a person's Islām is that he/she desist  from unbeneficial activities&quot; </span></p>
<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:left;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p align="center" dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:center;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">So! Turn  off the technology and turn on the spirit of Ramadān.</span></p>
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<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:left;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">Hadhrat Ml Shabbier A.Saloojee Sahib (Dāmat Barakātuhu) </span></em></p>
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<p dir="LTR" style="margin-right:0in;text-align:left;line-height:150%;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;"><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt; ">(Islamic Horizon - Edition 8)  Order your Copy now </span></em> <a href="https://sites.google.com/site/duzakpdfs/duzakpdfs/islamic.horizen.subscription.form.pdf?attredirects=0">here</a></p></td>
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<td><p>The Darul Uloom academic year for 2014 came to a close on the 15.06.2014. </p>
<p>Alhamdulillah this year 52 students graduated as Ulama, 44 students completed the memorization of the Noble Qur'an,9 students have memorized various books of Hadith, 22 students completed the Riwayat Hafs, 14 students who completed the Qirat Sabah and 1 student who completed the Qirat Asharah. </p>
<p>May Almighty Allah accept them all to serve his Deen throughout the four corners of the world.</p>
<p>To listen to the  podcasts of the 24th Graduation Jalsas that took place, please click <a href="http://duzak.org/index.php/audio/43-jalsas">here</a></p></td>
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<td style="background:#EEE9BF; font-weight:bold;">I’tikaaf 1435</td>
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<td><p>Insha-Allah, I’tikaaf will be taking place during the last 10 days of Ramadhaan at the Darul Uloom Zakariyya Masjid. </p>
<p>All programs will take place under the supervision of Hadhrat Moulana Shabbier Ahmed Saloojee Sahib.<br>
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<p>For arrangements please contact: Ml Zaheer Wadee on: 011 859 1080 / 072 370 6786 Or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it </p></td>
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<td style="background:#EEE9BF; font-weight:bold;">المتحف - The Museum</td>
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<td><p>By the grace of Allah, it gives pleasure in announcing the opening of the first ever Islamic Museum of its kind in South Africa. </p>
<p>Motivated by an aspiration to promote an easier understanding of the traditions of the Noble Master, Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasalam), the facility is home to replicas of scores of items cited in the Ahaadith. </p>
<p>An interactive model of Masjidun Nabawi (sallallahu alayhi wasalam), another of Madinah Munawwarah in 7 AH as well as a 3D Cross section of the Noble Ka'bah are some of the many displays which are sure to ignite the flame of Seerah in your heart.</p>
<p> A visit not to be missed...</p>
<p>Now opened every Sunday in Ramadhaan</p>
<p>LOCATION: Adjacent to the Darul Hadith at Darul Uloom Zakariyya, Zakariyya Park, Johannesburg</p>
<p>TIME: 11 am to 4 pm</p>
<p>Bring your hifz/maktab/madressa/aalim students etc to view.</p>
<p>To book day/time contact: Ml Younus Ali : 082 302 9850</p>
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