ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 22
06 Safar 1437 / 19 November 2015
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Month of Safar
“Safar” is the second month in the Islamic calendar. The month of Safar comes after Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.
About the month of Safar:
Many Muslims, with improper knowledge of Islam, have superstitions about this month being a month of misfortunes. The Holy Qur’an has provided clear guidelines about such superstitions:
No disaster strikes except by permission of Allah. And whoever believes in Allah - He will guide his heart. And Allah is knowing of all things. [64:11]
Islam does not have any room for superstitious beliefs. Muslims should not believe in any inauspicious days, weeks, months or years, there are no people, houses or things that bring bad luck.
The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad () also condemned these in the following Ahadith (Sayings of Muhammad (), especially related to the month of Safar.

Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) Narrated:
The Prophet () said,There is no transitive disease, no divination, nor is there any Haamah (a bird believed to be bringing bad omen), nor (is there any bad omen in) the month of Safar 
(Saheeh Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim)
Jabir bin 'Abdullah (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reported: 
Allah's Apostle () as saying: There is no transitive disease, no (is there any bad omen in) the month of Safar, no ghoul (evil spirit). 
(Saheeh Muslim)

The above mentioned Ahadith (Sayings of Muhammad () clearly refutes all incorrect beliefs and superstitions regarding the month of Safar, which were dominant in the days of Jahiliyya (Pre Islamic Ignorance).
During the Jahiliyya (Pre Islamic Ignorance), the Arabs had a number of superstitions for the month of Safar. The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (), demolished all incorrect and superstitious beliefs of pre-Islamic times, bringing Islam.

 Events of Safar:-
1) Hadhrat Muhammad  married Hadhrat Khadeejah Radhiyallah Anha.
The Battle of Abwaa (Wuddaan) took place in the year 2 A.H. 
3) Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallah Anhu) married Hadhrat Fatimah (Radhiyallah Anha), (the daughter of the Prophet ()) in the latter days of Safar 2 A.H.
The Battle of Rajee’ took place in the year 4 A.H.  
5) The Incident of Bi’r Ma’oonah took place in the year 4 A.H.
6) The Battle of Khaibar took place in the year 7 A.H.
7) The Battle of Siffeen took place in the year 37 A.H

Media Release - 18.11.2015 (Hijri - 05.02.1437)

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) strongly condemns the inhumane attacks on innocent civilians in Lebanon and Paris.

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) vehemently condemns the recent inhumane attacks on the innocent civilians in Lebanon and Paris.
Violent activities against the innocent civilians contradicts the Principles of Quran and the traditions of our Prophet (Peace be upon him). There is no justification in Islam for extremism or terrorism. The Holy Quran, states: “Whoever kills a person, it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind” (Quran, 5:32). Moreover, The Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) has said “Allah shows kindness towards those who are kind to one another. Be kind to those who live on this earth, the one above the skies will be kind to you” (Tirmidhi).
Islam has given so much importance to human beings that it regards the killing of a single person is like killing the entire humanity. Its teaching of peace encompasses all humanity. Islam has taught its followers to treat all mankind with mercy, tolerance and justice. Islam sternly condemns all kinds of oppression, violence and terrorism. It has regarded oppression, mischief and murdering among severest sins and crimes.
Therefore, ACJU strongly condemns this crime and extends its condolences to those deprived by this tragedy on behalf of the Sri Lankan Muslim community. Moreover, ACJU kindly requests the Muslims to pray Allah, the Almighty, to eliminate such inhumane, extremist missions.

Ash-Shaikh (Mufthi) M.I.M Rizwe                          
President – All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

Hilaal Awareness Programs were conducted in Kannathota at Nooriyya Arabic College and Fathimiyyah Ladies Arabic College on the 15th of November by the ACJU Hilaal Division.

A Felicitation program for the Senior Ulama in Ratnapura District was held on the 14th of November, which was organized by the ACJU Ratnapura District Branch. Members of the ACJU Executive Committee participated in the Event.

A Spiritual Motivation program for students of Grades 6 to 9 of Dr. Badiuddin Mahmud College, Kotehena, was organized by the ACJU Education Division on the 12th of November.

ACJU Ulama Affairs and CCC Divisions conducted programs on "Introduction and Activities of ACJU" in Madarassas in the Trincomalee District on the 15th & 16th of November.

The ACJU Hijri Calendar for the Month of Safar - 1437

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