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  • 26 May 2017

    Port Elizabeth:
    Al Bayaan:
    | Awatif: Sheikh Ebrahim Essop | Azhar: Moulana Basheer Moosagie | Baywest: Hafiz Muhammad Osman | Bloemendaal: Sheikh Ramadaan Shabaan | Booysens Park: Sheikh Imad Lagerdien | Central: Sheikh Iman Nakhomo | Cottrell St: | Darul Uloom: Mufti Siraj Desai | Fuqara: Moulana Salmaan Moosagie | Grace St: Imam Abdul Haseeb Jappie | Greenacres: Moulana M Ali Desai | Huda: Moulana Abdurrahmaan Nackerdien | Humphries St: Hafiz Tayyib Moosagie | Korsten JK: Moulana Shafi Moosa | Kuyga: | Mansoor: Moulana Salmaan Fredericks | Motherwell: Imam Moosa Milanzi | NMMU: | New Brighton: Sheikh Nceba Salamntu | Overbaakens: Moulana Nazeem Moosagie | Pier St: Moulana Riyaad Jappie | Rudolph St: Sheikh Abdullatief Lagerdien | Ruvan Centre: Moulana Meraj Mdahoma | Saabireen: Sheikh Majdie Jardien | Salt Lake: Moulana Maseehullah Desai | Taqwa: | West End: Moulana Hussain Kapery


    Imam Liaquat Ali Tiry | Ibaadur Rahmaan: Moulana Shoayb Laher | Mumineen: Combined Juma with Qudama | Qudama: Imam M Zahied Farrath - Combined Juma with Mumineen


    [All venues subject to change without notice]

  • 2017


    25: Somalia Feedback. Masjid Mansoor after Esha (7.15 pm Jamaat)


    26: Ramadan Starts. First Taraweeh. Subject to sighting of moon

    26: Moonsighting Event. Fathers and sons. Malabar Eidgah. Maghrib Salaah at the Eidgah



    15: Itikaf Starts. Subject to sighting of moon


    16: Youth Hamper Distribution. 8.30am-12.00pm. From Madressa Mansoor


    24: Youth Itikaf. Masjid Mansoor. Sat 9.00pm-Sun 6.00am. Registration: 082 883 6601


    24: Moonsighting Event. Fathers and sons. Malabar Eidgah. Maghrib Salaah at the Eidgah 

    26: Eidul Fitr. Subject to sighting of moon



Islamic Focus Ramadan Competition 2013 PDF Print E-mail
1.       The Competition will be run in four phases:
1.1   The first phase will consist of five questions on Muslim personalities/history. The first person with the most correct answers will win a R100 from Shafiz Grillers.
1.2   The second phase will be submission of Ramadan photos. The best picture will be chosen. Pictures need to be your original work depicting a personal aspect of Ramadan. No pictures of animate objects. The winning picture will win R200 from Street Fever.
1.3   The third phase will consist of five questions on the Quraan. The first person with the most correct answers will win R300 from Simply Style.
1.4   The final phase will be submission of Islamic inspirational quotes of not more than 140 characters. The winning quote will receive R500 from Al Badr Arabians.
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4.       Answers can also be submitted on our social media platforms. We do not take responsibility for others using the answers posted there.

5.       Answers must be submitted together by the deadline announced for each round.

1.       The competition is open to all.
2.       Prizes can only be redeemed at the Sponsor stores in Port Elizabeth/Uitenhage.
3.       Vouchers will be sent to the winner’s cellphone and must be presented at the Sponsor store by 30 September 2013.
4.       Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Round One:
Win R100 from Shafiz Grillers 5 questions will be asked. First person with most correct answers by 15 July wins.

Q1: Which Imam do Shafis and Hanafis follow in Aqeedah (Islamic beliefs)?
A1:Shafi scholars favoured Imam Abul-Hasan Ash’ari and Hanafis mainly followed Imam Abu Mansoor Matureedi in Aqeedah.

Q2: Who was the last effective Caliph of the Muslim world and how many Caliphs were before him?
A2: Abdulhamid II was the 99th caliph of Islam. He was the last Sultan to exert effective control over the Muslim Empire.
Q3: What was the name of the Muslim soldiers who played a vital role in the Chinese defence against western invasion?
A3: The Kansu Muslim Braves were 10,000 Chinese Muslim soldiers who fought against Western forces invading China from 1895-1901.
Q4: Which 2 men did the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam say were the most most beloved to him?
A4: Hazrat Abu Bakr and Umar radhiallahu anhuma were the most beloved men to the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. Hadith of Amr ibn al-Aas radhiallahu anhu in Bukhari
Q5: Who was the Sahabi whom the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said is part of him? He was found dead in a battle after killing 7 of the enemy.
A5: Sahabi whom Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said is part of him, and was found dead in a battle after killing 7 enemy was Julaibeeb radhiallahu anhu. (Musnad of Imam Ahmed rahimahullah)
Winner of Round 1: Sheikh Ashraff Adam
Round Two:
Win R200 from Street Fever in Round 2: Submit original pictures on Spirit of Ramadan. Edited pictures allowed. Best picture by 21 July wins. No animate objects
Winner of Round 2: Mohammed Matvat
Winning Image: Ramadan Even Inspires Kids to Worship Allah
Round Three:
Win R300 from Simply Style in Round 3: Answer the following 5 questions correctly and stand a chance to win R300!

Q1: When and where was the first printed copy of the Quran published?
A1: Early printed copies of the Quran were in block-print form, and some fragments from the 10th century survive. [Grohmann, Exhibition in British Library, London]
The first complete Quran in this type still existing was printed in Venice, Italy in the 1530s. [Yahyaa Al-Jaboori, The Methodology of Research]

The first Quran still existing for which movable type was used was printed in Hamburg, Germany in 1694. [Al-Coranus]
Q2: Which Surah in the Quran contains verses revealed in Makkah, in Madinah, at home, on a journey, in battle, in peace, and has verses which abrogated others and which were abrogated by other verses?
A2: Surah Hajj [ref. az-Ziyadah wal Ihsaan fee Ulumil Qur'an by ibn Aqila al-Makki]

Q3: Which is the shortest verse of the Quran?
A3: There is a difference according to how the scholars count the verses. The shortest verse for which there is no difference of opinion is: [Quran 55:64] {مدهامتان}. TaHa and HaMeem are the shortest according to one view and ultimately the shortest in terms of letters.

Q4: Which Imam do we follow in the Qiraat style of recitation of the Quran?
A4: As we have Imams for Hadith, Aqeedah, Fiqh we also have Imams of Qiraat. The most widely read is that of Imam Hafs from Imam Abubakr Aasim from Imam Abdullah Sulamy from Uthman radhiallahu anhu and other Sahaba which we recite as well.
Q5: When was the Quran first written after revelation?
A5: The Quran was first written down by scribes as it was revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.
Winner of Round 3: Hafiz Ubaidullah Ramlan
Round Four:
Win R500 from Al Badr Arabians in Round 4: Answer the following questions correctly:
Q1. Give two virtues of the Sahaba radhiallahu anhum from the Hadith.
Q2. Who is the Sahaabi referred to as "Second of the two" in the Quran?
Q3. Submit a short inspirational quote, story, poem in praise of the Sahaba.  
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