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Special Message for the Kerala Jamaat

Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam Kerala Masjid Noor’ul Islam, Mathra
Eid-Ul–Adha Programme Sept 11-12, 2016: A REPORT
On the evening of September 11, 2016 our members assembled for the Maghrib prayers at the Noor’ul Islam Masjid, Mathra. After the prayers, the Amir Saheb addressed the gathering and explained the Special Message of Imam Al KhalifatullahHadhrat Munir Ahmad Azim Saheb (atba) of Mauritius.
Before early dawn of September 12, brothers assembled for the Tahajjud prayers. Later, Darzul Qur’an was conducted by the Amir Saheb after the Namaz-e- Fajr. Everyone reassembled for the Eid-Ul-Adha prayers at the Masjid around 9.00 am. The Amir Saheb addressed the gathering by reading out last year’s Eid Sermon of the Khalifatullah (atba).
After breakfast, brothers held the final session of the Meeting, beginning with the recitation of the Qur’an by YK Hariz Saheb. The Amir Saheb once again explained the Special message of the Khalifatullah (atba), especially for the benefit of our brothers who joi…

Eid: Celebrating the Devotion of Ibrahim (as)

I quote a few verses to show that the rank and style of worship of Ibrahim (as) are the essence itself of Islam.
When his Lord said to him, ‘Submit,’ he said, ‘I submit to the Lord of the Universe’.(Al-Baqara 2: 132).
God told Abraham (as) that he should believe in Islam, that is to say, to submit himself exclusively to Him. Then Hazrat Ibrahim (as) replied: “I believe and therefore I submit.” And when Allah ordered him to submit, then Ibrahim (as) was prepared on the spot and declared that there was no dissension between the command/ order of Allah and his own submission. He proclaimed: “Yes, I submit myself to the Creator, the Lord of the Universe.” This was the first example of Islam mentioned in the Holy Quran and no other book mentions such acceptance of Islam.
In another verse of the Holy Quran, Allah says: 

“Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian but he was continually submissive to Allah and was a Muslim. And he was not among the polytheists.”(Al-Imran, 3: 68).
“Wa maa kaana min…

Hajj: A Sacred Tradition-I

Surely, the first House ever to be built for mankind is that at Bakkah (Mecca), blessed and a guidance for all nations. 

In it, there are clear signs; it is the place where Ibrahim stood; and whoever enters it shall be safe. And pilgrimage to the House is a duty which mankind owe to Allah, (especially) those who are able to accomplish it; and whoever disbelieves, then surely, Allah is Self-Sufficient, relying not on temporalities.(Al-Imran, 3: 97-98).
In these two verses, Allah speaks of the First House which was founded for mankind, that is to say, that of Mecca “Bakkah” which is abundant in blessings “Mubaarakan” and a guide to all peoples wa hudal-lil-’aalamiin.
Allah also says: Fiihi ‘Aayaatum-Bayyinaatum – Therein are Manifest Signs. By “Aayaat”, Allah refers to those signs that lead to Allah and which come from Allah. These signs can be found in the Maqaamu ‘Ibrahiim​​(the rank of Abraham).
man-dakha-lahuu kaana ‘aamina - All who enter it will find peace.
Wa lillaahi ‘alan-n…

Divine Revelations and Actual Signs

There are scientists who say that the earth on which we live is very small. Compared to other divine creations, for them the earth is only an insignificant thing. Verily, neither what they say is accurate, nor is it our belief that God reveals Himself only through a particular nation or sect.God has no connection or special love for a particular nation. 
What is correct (to state) is that God, the God of the universe as a whole has created the means to physically nourish and develop everything that He has put on earth without distinction, and according to our faith, that same God (Allah) is “Rabbul Aalameen”, that is to say, He is the One Who provides the whole universe everything we need; it is He who gives us all sorts of favours/ benefits. He has provided cereals (i.e., food and also drink), air, water, light, etc. to all His creation.
Similarly, in every period of human existence and to every nation He has, from time to time sent reformers to reform peoples. As stated in Surah Fatir…

Time: A Precious Asset

“O you who believe! Fear Allah and let every soul look to what it has put forward for tomorrow, and fear Allah, for Allah is Aware of what you do.”(Al Hashar-59: 19).
Months, years, nights and days are times for action and measuring the length of life; they all end and pass very quickly.
Night and day follow each other incessantly. Time causes to move closer that which is far, it wears out what is new and even weakens the strongest. How much was expected in the future and has never materialized? And how much is hoped for tomorrow which shall not materialise?
“Allah does not grant respite to any soul when its appointed term has come. And Allah is Aware of what you do.”(Al-Munafiqun 63: 12).
In three months, a year of our life shall come to an end, to remind us that this world is not eternal. Rather, this world is a trap; how many times has it deceived people who thought that they shall live therein forever! And how many times has it killed those (people) who were immersed in it! Abdullah I…

'Muslims, Stand Up for Refugees'

THE THREAT TO ISLAM
Islam does not accept the idea, widespread amidst the West (mainly the non-Muslims), of a boundary between the inner life of man and his public actions. This belief (i.e. the Islamic belief that there is no boundary between the inner life of man and his public actions) may become a sure force that will convince non-Muslims to rediscover the link between daily life and a moral order. But in doing so it goes against the current conventional Western wisdom. For some time already, the very notion of Islam makes the non-Muslims tremble. They think that the Muslim world is heading towards a confrontation with the other parts of the world who do not share its beliefs. This thus makes the European and even the US (Americans) very nervous. A quick analysis of the current situation where Islam is seen as a blood-thirsty religion only reinforces this fear. But they forget the many wrongs, the murders of poor and defenceless Muslims which they committed in order to conquer land…

'Terror' is Not 'Jihad'

THE TRUE JIHAD
In this modern day and age, when the world has become considerably smaller because of the technological advancement of the various forms of media, a word has arisen clouded with doubt, distortion and mysticism from the East to the West, before finally gaining international attention. This word is Jihad”, or as it is better known in the West, ‘Holy War’. 
The actual root of the Arabic word Jihad’ is ‘Jahd’which signifies endurance or rigorous conditions. Thus, in essence Jihad means to strive to the utmost for the achievement of a purpose and to leave nothing undone in its pursuance. Its Islamic conception is first introduced in the following verse of the Quran.
Permission (to fight) is given to those upon whom war is made because they are oppressed, and most surely Allah is well able to assist them.(22: 40).
This verse throws a flood of light on what the Islamic concept of Jihadactually purports and it clearly shows that Jihadis fighting in defence of Truth. But wherea…

Signs of Trial: Diseases, Calamities

THE APHTHOUS FEVER 2016
Like you all know, since July and beginning of August 2016, Rodrigues Island witnessed a major foot/ hoof and mouth disease, that is, the Aphthous Fever among its cattle. 
This is a highly infectuous virus which has rapidly attacked the cattles of Rodrigues, making it necessary to cull them (about a thousand animals from Rodrigues and Mauritius were slaughtered). And as a part of our cattle also originate from Rodrigues, during an investigation, it was found that a cargo of cattle originating from Rodrigues already reached Mauritius, but it was put in Quarantine. From that day on, a psychosis among the Mauritian farmers and also the Mauritians in general has settled.
EID-UL-ADHA 
As the Eid-ul-Adha is coming in a few days, the Muslims have made heard their worry concerning the Qurbani/ Udhiya. While some Muslims have negotiated to import cattle from Africa, nevertheless, the fear of contamination and sickness due to the virus is worrying the Muslims and the Mauriti…

Solar Eclipse, in Mauritius: A Grand Sign

DEEP PARTIAL ANNUAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VISIBLE FROM MAURITIUS
Like you witnessed yesterday (01 September 2016), a deep and partial annular Solar Eclipse was visible here in Mauritius, as well as the other nearby islands and countries like Rogrigues, Reunion, Madagascar, and Central Africa. The eclipse was also partially visible in parts of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean.
An annular eclipse occurs when the moon is farthest from the earth from its orbit. Thus, this makes the moon look smaller, and the outer ring of the sun’s fires or rays of light is seen. For yesterday’s eclipse, the sun disc was eclipsed up to nearly 90% (88.8%). In simpler words, it was noticeably dark here in Mauritius.
The start of the partial phase of the eclipse was seen 27 minutes after noon and reached its maximum at around 14.13pm. The last phase of the eclipse ended at 15.44pm. As for the maximum duration of annularity, it lasted for 3 minutes.
In our sister Island, that is, Reunion Island (the first island outside Mau…