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ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 62
22nd Dhul Qa'dah 1437 / 26th August 2016
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The Glorious Qur'an: The Unbreakable Rope of Rescue
"And We sent down in the Quran such things in which there are a healing and mercy for the believers…" (17:82)
The Glorious Qur’an serves as an inspiration to millions of Muslims who regard it as a boundless reservoir of guidance and hope. The Quran shapes our thinking and determines our values. It provides comfort to the anxious, hope to the despondent, courage to the faint-hearted, faith to the despairing and direction to the confused. The glorious Qur’an serves as the fountain of wisdom which nourishes the spirit, the mind and the heart. It is a healing for our broken spirit, a mercy for the Believers and forgiveness for the wayward.
The Quran has describes itself as,
- The Rope of Allah:  “ And hold fast all together to the Rope of Allah.” (3:103)
- A Book of enlightenment: “A Book We have sent down to you so that you may bring forth mankind from the darkness into the light……” (14:1)
- The scale of justice: “We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) in truth so that you might judge between men as guided by Allah.” (4:105)
- The criteria between truth and falsehood: “Truth has come and error has vanished; verily error is fleeting.” (27:73)
- The Convincing Proof and Light: “O’ mankind! Verily there has come to you a convincing proof and a light from your Sustainer” (4:174)
- The most perfect and complete guidance: “Lo! This Qur’an guides to that which is most upright.” (17:9)
The Qur’an serves as the foundation of our faith, the Word of Allah, the final and complete revelation, the foundation and framework of Islamic law, the source of Islamic thought and action.
The Qur’an is the unbreakable rope of (rescue) from Allah; it is the (Dhikr) remembrance full of wisdom and the straight path. Affection to it will not mislead, nor will tongues become weary by it, nor will the scholars feel satiated by it, nor will it loose its sanctity on account of repeated recitation. Its wonders never cease,
"Whoever speaks by it is truthful, whoever acts by it will be rewarded, whoever judges by it is just and whoever calls to it will be guided to the straight path” (Tirmidhi)
Man is the subject of the Qur’an. It narrates the story of man as an integral whole… it describes all the stages of man’s journey to his ultimate destination– birth, life, death, resurrection and the judgment of his deeds. "It is a Book We have sent down to you, full of blessing, so let people of intelligence ponder its Signs and take heed." (38:29) 
How do we enjoy the blessings of the Quran and how do we ponder and take heed from the Quran?
The six primary functions of the Quran are:
- Recitation of the Qur’an: “Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
- Understanding the message of the Qur’an: “Will they not then ponder over this Quran or are there locks upon their hearts?” (47:24)
- Submitting to the Law of the Qur’an: “When Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter, it is not for a believing man and a believing woman to claim freedom of choicer have an option insofar as they themselves are concerned. Whoever disobeys God and His Messenger has evidently gone astray. (33:36)
- Interacting with the Qur’an: “And when he (Nabi Sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) recited the verses which referred to the Glory of Allah, he glorified Him, the Great, and when he recited the verses that mention supplication, he supplicated, and when he recited the Verses that mention seeking Refuge of the Rabb he sought (His) Refuge.” (Muslim)
- Finding solace in the Qur’an: “Those who believe and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, verily, in the remembrance of f Allah do hearts find rest. (13:28)
- Learning and teaching the Qur’an: “The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it (Bukhari)
Source - Link
3 organizations based in London collaborated with the ACJU on a Livelyhood Project for the Flood Victims under the theme 'Back to Business'. More Details (Tamil)

The Official ACJU Website has been relaunched on www.acju.lk

A special Training session was conducted to the Staff of ACJU on 'Planning, Organizing and setting KPIs on the 16th of August at the ACJU Head Office. 

Officials of the Sri Lanka Customs visited the ACJU Head office for a discussion on the 16th of August.

The opening ceremony of the ACJU Kandy District Branch office was held on the 20th August.

ACJU submitted the Proposals to the Fundamental Rights & Language Rights of the Constitution of Sri Lanka at the Parliament to the Constitutional Assembly - Sub Committee on Fundamental Rights, on the 23rd of August.


An Awareness program on the "Rights of the persons with Disabilities" conducted by the 'Disability Organizations Joint Front' was held at the ACJU Head office on the 23rd of August.

The ACJU Education Division organized the 13th Session of  training on "Certification Psychological Counseling" for selected teachers of 18 Muslim Govt. Schools of Colombo was conducted by Counselor Ash Sheikh Lukman Hakeem on the 23rd of August at AMYS, Colombo.

An inhouse Training session for the ACJU Staff was conducted on IT Systems, Store Management and Publication Procedure on the 23rd of August at the ACJU Head office.

Selected staff members of the ACJU participated at a special discussion with Hon. Sagala Ratnayaka Minister of Law & Order and Southern Development, held at the Temple Trees on the 23rd of August.

 

Narrated Hudhaifa (Radhiyallahu Anhu):
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said to us, "Honesty descended from the Heavens and settled in the roots of the hearts of men (faithful believers), and then the Qur'an was revealed and the people read the Qur'an, (and learnt it from it) and also learnt it from the Sunna." Both Qur'an and Sunna strengthened their (the faithful believers') honesty.
Sahih al-Bukhari

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