Newsletter: Why Qurban? A new speaker for the Dirham Bar Launch & more
Sent Thursday, September 6, 2012
7 September 2012 - 20 Syawal 1433H
All praises be to Allah swt, Lord of all Universe. The Most Merciful and the Most Kind. Blessings be to our Prophet Muhammad saw, his family and his companions.
Assalammualaikum wr wb,
Its another weekend. We hope you are in the great company of family and friends this Syawal. May you be blessed always.
FYI for those overseas, in Singapore the Hari Raya visits usually lasts till the end of Syawal. If you happen to visit Singapore during these period, don't be surprised that people are still going around in their festive attire visiting friends and so on. :)
Have you done the 6 consecutive fasts in Syawal? We are still 10 more days to end of Syawal. Use this opportunity to gain as much ibadah as you can.
Classess and events are beginning to fill up our events listing and we hope you are benefitting from all these happenings.
So read on.
After the Aidilfitri Celebrations, Muslims here and around the world prepares for the next Eid. In this eid, we are always reminded about the sacrifices made by Prophet Ibrahim & Prophet Ismail. Since then thousands or millions of Muslim around the world would perform the Qurban.
Rasulullah (s.a.w.) said: "On the 10th of Zil-Hijjah, there is no better act in the view of Allah than shedding the blood (of slaughtered animals). And verily sacrifice earns the approbation of Allah even before the drop of blood (of the slaughtered animal) falls on the ground. Hence you should offer it in good spirit. For every hair of the sacrificial animal, there is a blessing."
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (r.a.) reports that the Apostle of Allah (s.a.w.) has said : "Whoever has the capacity to sacrifice and does not do so, should not come to the place where the Eid prayer is offered." (Ibn Majah).
WHO IS OBLIGED TO OFFER THE SACRIFICE?
'Qurbani' is 'wajib' (compulsory) according to Imam Abu Hanifah (and sunnat-e-muakkadah according to other Imams) upon every 'mukeem' (domiciled) and who possesses 613.35 grams of silver or its equivalent in money, personal ornaments, stock in trade or any other form of wealth which is surplus to his/her basic needs. Each adult member of a family who possesses that much wealth must perform his/her own 'Qurbani' separately.
Hazrat Ibn Umar (r.a.) reports that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) lived in Madinah Munawarah for ten years and performed 'Qurbani' every year. (Tirmizi)
Note: Despite the fact that the Prophet (s.a.w.) was not obliged to sacrifice as he never possessed the required amount of wealth, he still did so as can be conceived from the above Hadith.
CAN A SACRIFICE BE MADE ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE ELSE?
A sacrifice can be made on behalf of others such as minor offspring. This offering is not 'wajib' (compulsory) but is 'mustahab' (desirable). Similarly if one decides to sacrifice on behalf of the spouse or a father decides to sacrifice on behalf of an adult offspring (apart from offering his/her own 'Qurbani') can do so with their permission. A sacrifice can also be made on behalf of a deceased Muslim. This can be classified into three categories:
If the deceased had made a will for a sacrifice then, it is permissible to sacrifice to fulfil the will but is incumbent to give all the meat of the sacrificed animal to the poor and needy (those who are entitled to receive 'Zakaat').
Whether or not the deceased had made this will, his/her relative or friends can make a 'nafl' (voluntary) sacrifice from their own money; the meat of this sacrificed animal can be partaken by the rich and poor alike.
One may make a voluntary sacrifice from one's own wealth for the deceased persons and this meat can partaken by all, rich and poor.
If ones intention is of mere remittance of recompense to a dead person then it will be superior to slaughter an animal during the Days of 'Nahar' instead of giving money in charity. This is because reward is attained both for spending wealth and for sacrificing.
In a 'Hadith' it is stated.
Hazrat Hanash (r.a.) reported: I saw Hazrat Ali (r.a.) sacrificing two rams. I asked him, "What is this?" He said: "Verily the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) left instruction to me to sacrifice on his behalf, and so I am sacrificing on his behalf. (Tirmizi, Abu Daud)
Note: Rasulullah (s.a.w.) is so generous that he had sacrificed on behalf of his whole 'Ummah' and we see here Hazrat Ali (r.a.) sacrificing for Rasulullah (s.a.w.) after he has passed away. We learn from this that we should also put a share of Rasulullah (s.a.w.) in our sacrifice.
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Official Launch - World's First Dirham Bar
A new speaker was recently added on to the list of speakers for this event.
Dr. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera is a Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia.
He is currently the Dean of the Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia.
He holds a Ph.D. degree in Finance from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, U.S.A. His undergraduate and Masters Degrees were in the area of Economics from the International Islamic University Malaysia.
His areas of interest and expertise include Financial Markets, Investment Analysis, Macro-Economics, Economics of Social Issues and Quantitative Methods. He has wide experience in teaching, training, consultancy and research in the above areas. His works have been published in local and international journals.
Come witness a historic moment taking place and learn about the new technology and processes implemented to develop the world's first ever Silver Dirham bar.
Special Guest Speaker:
"Why Gold Dinar & Silver Dirham"
by Akhi Abd. Halim Abd. Karim
"The Significance of 40 Gold Dinar and 1000 Silver Dirham"
by Haji Aman Tahir ( Founder SRDC )
NEW Guest Speaker: "The International Monetary Architecture: Riba and Gold"
by Dr. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera ( Professor in Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, Dean of the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia,http://www.ahamedkameel.com )
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Harapan kami ialah supaya majlis dapat menimbulkan kesatuan di dalam masyarakat dan mempunyai sifat memahami dan menyayangi antara mereka yang berlainan pandangan, selagimana bergariskan syariat Islam.
Hazrat Abu Hurerah (R.A) says "I have heard Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) saying that the black granules (Kalonji) is the remedy for all diseases except death." Black Granuels are shoneez. (Bukhari Muslim - Ibne Maja, Masnade Ahmed). (Mafhoom-e-Hadees).
For centuries, Habbatul Sawda or Black Seed oil has been used by millions of people in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa as a health supplement to improve their bodies' immunity and well being.
Aside from its primary ingredient, crystalline, nigellone, Habbatul Sawda contains 15 amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, Omega-3 fatty acids as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, sodium and potassium.
Research by Egyptian scientists show that regular consumption of Habbatul Sawda helps in increasing the body's vitality which helps to overcome daily fatigue and weaknesses. It can also help to improve the body's immunity especially when recovering from long periods of illness.
One step at a time. We are taking steps to fine tune the delivery processes for our online shop.
The Processes are as shown:
1) Orders received by Admin.
2) Admin will contact Courier & Inform them to pick up items from various suppliers. Once or twice a week
3) Courier sent to Packing center.
4) Packing center packs orders and contact Area Despatcher.
5) Area Despatcher will collect item, contact client to deliver items.
6) Items delivered.
7) Area despatcher returns with signed invoice.
On average an order will take 7-14 days from the point of order to delivery.
So to our lovely suppliers, please take note the system is in place within the next two weeks.
Due to these, there are operation and manpower costs involved. Delivery fees will be raised to $10 per order from the usual $7. Other items may costs more due to packaging and such.
Please take note that we will not be accepting walk in customers anymore as the Packing Center and products is not located at our main office. All orders will be despatched and delivered.
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