ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 35
08th Jumaadul Oula 1437 / 18th February 2016
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The Holy Quran - The Best of Words
“Alif Laam Raa. A book which we have revealed unto you, in order that you might lead mankind out of the depths of darkness in light by the leave of their Lord – to the way of the Exalted in power, Worthy of all praise.”
Surah Ibraheem 14 Verse 01
Time bears witness to the advent of thousands of Prophets (Alaihimus Salam), each being sent with the Message of Allah’s Oneness and Divinity. These guides were sent to rear the lost sheep of mankind aided by Allah in their task with miracles as a sign of their authority.
These miracles would be in line with the expertise of that specific nation. The Prophet Musa Alayhis Salaam was in a period when magic and sorcery was prevalent. Thus one of his miracles was a staff that turned into a serpent. Likewise, Esa Alayhis Salaam was able to cure the blind and heal the sick with Allah’s permission at a time when medicine was common. However these miracles only lasted during the lifetime of that Prophet and would be lifted when that Prophet passed away.
Time once again bears witness that during the Finest of eras, the Highest of Angels brought down onto the Greatest of Prophets Salla Allahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam, the Best of Words for the Best of Nations. This ultimate of miracles is the Holy Qur’an.
Such a miracle that it has remained even after the passing away of the Prophet Salla Allahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam whom it was revealed to, time will also witness this great book maintain its presence in the world till Qiyahmah! Revealed in such an era when eloquence of speech and literature and poetry was widespread. It followed the above pattern that a literary miracle be revealed in accordance with the people’s interests.
The eloquence was unsurpassable and its composition was of a standard unreachable. Its verses had deep meanings and underlying messages when it was recited, its raw power would entrance the people. Many a time, the hearing of a single verse would be the cause for someone to enter the fold of Islam. We are also informed of many cases even in our own time when people who do not understand the meaning of the Qur’an are overcome by a mesmerizing sensation upon listening to the words of Allah being recited so much so that it causes them to submit themselves and accept Islam!
People knew that Prophet Muhammed Salla Allahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam was Ummi and that he could have not have produced such a masterpiece, and so it had to be from a divine entity, as all other possibilities were exhausted. As for those who out of stubbornness and arrogance still denied it to be Allah’s word and insisted that it must be man-made, the Qur’an set them a challenge of producing a chapter like that in the Qur’an, or at least ten verses. It then simplified the challenge from ten verses to at least a single verse. This challenge is still standing today, such a miracle that has been standing for over 1400 years. This challenge has remained unmet. It is also a miracle of the Qur’an, that compared to the other previous revelations, it has remained unchanged in its originate condition and is free of alterations. This is because Allah Taa’la himself has taken the responsibility of preserving the Qur’an and has done so in various ways. It is the most widely read book around the world as well as the most widely sold!
May Allah Almighty grant us the ability to fulfil its rights!
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Abu Umamah (Radiyallahu 'Anhu) reported: 
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, "Read the Qur'an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection." 

When Departing from a Gathering

A Bayan on "Today's Youth are Tommorow's Hope', which was conducted by Ash Sheikh Arqam Nooramith at the Darul Hasanath Accademy, Warakapola, was organized by the ACJU Youth Division on the 14th of February.

Another Bayan program was organized by the ACJU Youth Division on the topic "Is Love Before or After Marriage" which was conducted by Ash Sheikh Arqam Nooramith at the Nangalla Jumu'ah Masjid on the 14th of February. 

A delegation consisting of Ulama from Mathurai arrived at the ACJU Head office for an 'One Week Program' on detailed sessions on the activities of the ACJU, from the 15th to the 19th of February.

A Motivation Counseling session was conducted for Grade 13 Students of the Fathima Muslim Ladies College by a Qualified Lady Counselor on the topic 'Importance of good Education', which was organized by ACJU Education Division at the School premises on the 16th of February.

The ACJU Education Division also organized an Assessment examination for the Grade 5 students of Al Hijra Maha Vidyala on the 16th of February on selected subjects in order to select the students for special training classes, which would prepare them for the Scholarship Examination. 

The ACJU Youth Affairs organized a visit to the 'Navadiganthaya' Prevention Treatment & Rehabilitation Center, Nittambuwa, which is operating under the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB), of a Team consisting of 10 selected Ulama, on the 18th of February, as a part of the Project of the Division on Training Ulama on Drugs Rehabilitation. 

A Poster Message in English & Tamil were released last week by the ACJU Youth Division on "Valentine Myth".

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