ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 18
08 Muharram 1437 / 22 October 2015
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Let’s Pray for Masjid Al Aqsa

Masjid Al Aqsa, the 3rd Holiest site for the Muslims, have been occupied for many decades by the Jews. Several International Organizations including the United Nations, have held many meetings and several resolutions have been passed, but nothing much seems to have been implemented.

The Jews who have occupied the Holy site, have made tunnels under the Masjid Al Aqsa, and also been torturing the innocent Palestinian people, mercilessly. The injustices and the atrocities acts are unbearable to be witnessed where even the small children are also attacked.

While a place called ‘Israel’ never existed earlier, and only a special favour was granted for temporary access initially, the Jews have currently occupied the Sacred Land and have been oppressing the Palestinians continuously. There are invading the State borders, oppressing the people and not only occupied the Masjid Al Aqsa, which is the property of every Muslim in this world, but also closing the Masjid as and when they wish.

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama requests all to Make Du’a for the victory of the Palestinians and the freedom of Masjid Al Aqsa.

The ACJU strongly urges all, especially during the forthcoming Thasu’a, A’shura fasts on the 9th (Friday) and 10th (Saturday) of Muharram, to focus on this matter in their respective Duas.
Ash Sheikh M.M.A Mubarak
General Secretary
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

It was narrated from Abu Qatadah (Radhiyallahu Anhuthat the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“Fasting the day of ‘Ashura’, I hope, will expiate for the sins of the previous year.”

Ibnu Maajah Hadith 1738

Please advice the Days on which the Aashura Fasts should be observed.

When fasting on the day of Aashura, it is advisable to fast one day before or one day after the day of Aashura. The Holy Prophet ﷺ wanted to distinguish the Islamic-way of fasting from that of Jews. Therefore, he advised the Muslims to add another fast to that of ‘Aashooraa.

Abdullah bin  'Abbaas Radhiyallahu Anhuma reported that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) had said:
"If I live till the next (year), I would definitely observe fast on the 9th". (Saheehu Muslim)
  • 9th Muharram 1437 - Friday 23rd October 2015.
  • 10th Muharram 1437 Day of Aashura - Saturday 24th October 2015.
  • 11th Muharram 1437 - Sunday 25th October 2015.

A Special Training Program for seelected Islam subject Teachers was conducted successfully by Vice Principal of Hameed Al Husseinie College, Ash Sheikh Nazim at the ACJU Head office on the 15th of October.

A Seminar on Chemistry conducted by some University students for the O/L students of Al Hikma College, was organized by the ACJU Education Division on the 16th of October.

Programs on the 'Introduction of ACJU' was conducted by the Ulama Affairs Division, at around 8 Madarasas in the areas of Arakyala, Siyambalagaskotuwa, Kekunugolla, Alahitiyawa in the Kurunegala District. 

A spiritual motivation program was conducted by Ash Sheikh Abdullah Faiz at the Al Nasser College Grandpass to around 250 students, on the topic "How to make use of the time & Allah is watching" on the 19th of October. 

Ash Sheikh Adam Bawa and Ash Sheikh Abdur Rahman, representing the Council of Cooperation & Coordination of ACJU, participated at an event organized by the Sri Lanka Council of Religions for Peace, on the 20th of October.

The ACJU Hijri Calendar for the Month of Muharram - 1437

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