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Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala has blessed His righteous servants with periods of time within which they can increase in good deeds to attain great rewards. One of these opportunities is the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah (the final month of the Islamic Calendar, in which the Hajj is performed). Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) encouraged people to do righteous deeds because of the virtue of this season and because of the virtue of the place – for the Hujjaaj (pilgrims) to the Sacred House of Allah.

1.The excellence of these ten days have been mentioned in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala says in the Qur’an:

“By the dawn and by the ten nights … “ [Al-Qur’an 89:1-2]

Ibn Kathir said that ”the ten nights“ referred to here are the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, and this opinion was also held by Ibn Abbas, Ibn az-Zubair, Mujahid and others. Rasulullah (sallallahu alyhi wasallam) said, “There are no deeds as excellent as those done in these ten days.” They (the companions listening) said, “Not even Jihad?” Rasulullah (sallallahu alyhi wasallam) said, ”No, not even Jihad except a man who goes forth endangering his life and wealth and does not return with anything.” [Recorded by Imam al-Bukhari]

2.Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) commanded us to recite a lot of Tasbeeh (Subhan-Allaah), Tahmeed (Al-hamdu Lillaah) and Takbeer (Allaahu akbar) during this time. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar (radiallahu anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “There are no days greater in the sight of Allah and in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these ten days, so during this time recite a great deal of Tahleel (La ilaaha ill- Allaah), Takbeer and Tahmeed.” (Reported by Ahmad, 7/224; Ahmad Shaakir stated that it is saheeh). Men should recite these phrases out loud, and women should recite them quietly.

3.These ten days include Yawm ‘Arafaah (the Day of ‘Arafaah). Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala perfected His Religion on this day. Fasting on this day will expiate for the sins of two years. These days also include Yawm al-Nahar (the Day of Sacrifice), the greatest day of the entire year and the greatest day of Hajj, which combines acts of worship in a way unlike any other day.

4.The Sunnah indicates that the one who wants to offer a sacrifice must stop cutting his hair and nails and removing any-thing from his skin, from the beginning of the ten days until after he has offered his sacrifice, because Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “When you see the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah, if any one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, then he should stop cutting his hair and nails until he has offered his sacrifice.” According to another report he said, “He should not remove (literally touch) anything from his hair or skin.” (reported by Muslim with four isnaads, 13/146)

5.It is highly encouraged to perform the obligatory acts at their prescribed times (as early as possible) and to increase oneself in the supererogatory acts, for indeed, this is what brings a person closer to their Lord. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Upon you is to increase in your prostration to Allah, for verily you do not prostrate to Allah with even one prostration, except that He raises you in degrees and decreases your sins because of it.” [Reported by Muslim]

  1. Fasting has been mentioned as one of the acts of righteousness where Hanbada ibn Khalid reports on the authority of his wife who reports that some of the wives of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, ”The Prophet, upon whom be peace, would fast on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah, the day of Ashura and three days in every month.” [Recorded by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, an-Nisa’i and others]

7.Performing Hajj and ‘Umrah. One of the best deeds that one can do during these ten days is to perform Hajj to the Sa-cred House of Allah. The one whom Allah helps to go on Hajj to His House and to perform all the rituals properly is included in the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), “An accepted Hajj brings no less a reward than Paradise.”

8.Doing more good deeds in general, because good deeds are beloved by Allah and will bring a great reward from Him. Whoever is not able to go to Hajj should occupy himself at this blessed time by worshipping Allah, praying (salaat), reading Qur’an, remembering Allah, making supplication (du’aa’), giving charity, honouring his parents, upholding the ties of kinship, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, and other good deeds and acts of worship.

9.One of the good deeds that will bring a person closer to Allah during these ten days is offering a sacrifice, by choosing a high-quality animal and fattening it, spending money for the sake of Allah.

10.Sincere repentance is one of the most important things to do during these ten days. Sincerely repenting to Allah and giving up all kinds of disobedience and sin. Repentance means coming back to Allah and foregoing all the deeds, open and secret, that He dislikes, out of regret for what has passed, giving it up immediately and being determined never to return to it, but to adhere firmly to the Truth by doing what Allah loves.

If the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing anxiety, stress and uncertainty for grownups, consider how troubling it may be for children.

Depending on their age and media exposure, children may know more about the virus than grownups think. And even if unaware, children still might sense tension and anxiety from adults around them.

 

Meet children’s concerns with validation, compassion

Listen carefully to their concerns and learn where they heard their information. Validate their fears by saying something like, “It can be frightening when a new illness comes around that we don’t know everything about.”

Gently correct any misconceptions they may have heard and encourage them to continue to ask questions.

Maintaining a routine can provide children a sense of security. Keeping a usual schedule – including school, activities and chores – will protect mental and physical health.

 

Stick to developmentally appropriate facts

Avoid having adult-level conversations about COVID-19 around children. Similarly, carefully monitor children’s exposure to media reports about the virus.

Answer questions with brief, developmentally appropriate explanations. For example, you might tell a young child, “coronavirus is a new type of cold/flu, and so it is important for us to wash our hands more and sneeze in our elbows to keep healthy.”

Remind children that doctors and other experts around the world are working hard to stop the virus. This can help kids understand that smart, capable people are taking action.

 

Reassure kids by empowering them

Telling kids how they can help provides a sense of agency and can turn anxiety into an actionable goal.

Reassure children that they can protect themselves and others by practicing proper hand-washing and cough etiquette and taking other healthy steps.

Kids can also be included in other family-wide preparations. For example, if you were preparing for the possibility of being home for a while, ask the child what they might want to snack on or what activities they might enjoy during that time.

 

Look for kid-friendly methods

Make learning about hand-washing and other preventative measures fun. Help kids learn about germs by giving them some lotion and then sprinkling glitter on their hands. Tell them the glitter is like germs, and then ask the child to try to wipe it off with a paper towel or just water. They won’t get far! Then you can explain how soap and warm water removes the glitter – and germs – best.

Teach kids how long to wash hands for by singing a 20- to 30-second song together. “Happy Birth-day” or the “ABCs” are classics. You can also be creative and estimate 20-to-30 seconds of any song the child likes.

Read Salaah, Quran and make Dua together. Teach your child about the Power of dua and how everything is in Allah’s control.

 

Emphasize kindness

As always, it is helpful to teach kids to continue to be kind to all people, regardless of their country of origin or their appearance. Kindness is always possible – even when they feel afraid.

To help children more realistically assess risk, educate children that most people who visit the doctor or wear a mask probably don’t have the virus.

It is important to remind children that we are all trying our best to stay healthy and it’s not anyone’s fault if they do get sick.

 

Remember to model positive behavior

Parents who show good coping skills can help reassure kids that they are safe. After all, kids learn from their parents how to react in new situations.

Remember that kids make mistakes. If your child accidentally does not wash their hands or doesn’t sneeze into their elbow, gently remind them. Scaring children with the potential consequences of their mistakes is not helpful.

Adults should model self-care behaviors: Maintain activities and sleep schedules. Eat healthfully and practice hand hygiene and cough eti-quette.

It’s also helpful for grownups to limit their own media consumption around coronavirus (COVID-19) and stick to a few trusted resources such as the Centers for Disease Control to prevent information overload and anxiety.

 

Watch for behavior changes

Changes in a child’s sleep, appetite, interest in being with friends or leav-ing the house, or levels of reassurance seeking, as well as excessive hand-washing can be signs that more help is needed.

If basic stress reduction techniques like deep breathing, distraction or guid-ed imagery don’t help, reach out to your primary care provider for addi-tional support.

Reference: CHOC Children’s pediatric psychologist Dr. Sabrina Stutz

May Allah swt protect us all during this difficult time. Ameen.

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Appreciate the feedback . May Allah swt make it easy for all ,keep us all under his protection and guide all our decisions.

 

…In light of all of this I would personally like to thank the entire AFC team for all the effort put into making the online experience a good one for my boys , wonderful group of teachers ameen .

 

Response to “Assist a Family”

Assalam alaikum warahmatulahi wabarahkatuhu... Jazak Allah Khairan for the kind sponsor.. Who helped me in my time of need May Allah always bless you and your family... With the best of both worlds... INSHA ALLAH... Aameen.. Once more Jazak Allah Khairan

On behalf of the …….. family we would like to say jaza kallah khair for assisting us during this difficult time may Allah reward the donor in abundance with lots of barakah and khair good health and long life shukran may Allah reward u all tenfold ameen ameen ameen

To the respected Brother or Sister who had contributed towards my child’s school fee’s.

I can’t put in words how much I sincerely appreciate what you have done. The news of the assistance provided to us was such a huge relief during these difficult times. I could never imagine how I could ever repay you. I truly hope that the opportunity will arise someday. Or that I will be in a position to help some-one the way that you have been a means to help me. My dua’s are with you.

 

Even though everything comes from Allah. I strongly believe that he chooses special people as a means to provide help. And these opportunities when taken will benefit you 100-fold in this life and in Akhirah. In Sha Allah.

 

To our Sponsor: " Angel in disguise"

We would like to humbly thank the family who has sponsored our child' s fees. We were not even aware of the "ASSIST A FAMILY" programme and this came as a " PLEASANT SURPRISE" to us. We are very grateful for this very kind gesture and pray that god almighty always guides you and your family and blesses your'll with the best of , health and happiness in abundance and may you always grow from strength to strength. I would also like to thank Mr I Dawood at Al Falaah College for allocating these generous funds to my child much appreciated may you and your family aslo be blessed as well as to all the "AFC FAMILY".

Once again to the humble and generous family words cannot express our gratitude but please know we will always have you in our DUAS.

 

As salaamu alaikum To my dear fellow muslim

JazakAllahu ghair for your generosity. It is deeply appreciated with tears and amazement at your kindness.

May Allah SWT always keep you in the position to help others. Through your support you are a hero for my 2 children and I. Please make lots of duaa. In sha Allah one day I hope to be like you in assisting someone so beautifully and truly.

May Allah SWT reward you abundantly

BarakAllahu feek.

Written by: Shaikhul Hadeeth, Hadhrat Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (RA)

Allah Ta’ala loves it tremendously when help is given to people in times of difficulties. A Hadith says that Allah Ta’ala shows no mercy to those who do not show mercy to others. Rasulullah (saw) also said, “He who helps women with their problems, or helps the poor, is like that person who is busy in Jihaad.” The narrator says he thinks that Rasulullah (saw) also said, “Like someone who reads Nafl Salaah the whole night without becoming lazy, and he is like someone who is always fasting without a break in between.”

A Hadith says that whoever removes any problem of a Mu’min in this life, Allah Ta’ala will save him from the problems of the Day of Qiyaamah. Allah Ta’ala will give ease both in this life and in the Aakhirah to that person who removes someone’s difficulties. Whoever hides the faults of a Muslim in this life, Allah Ta’ala will hide his faults both in this life and in the Aakhirah.

A Hadith says, “When someone sees to the need of a Muslim brother, his reward will be like that of a person who spent his whole life in the ibaadat of Allah Ta’ala.” Another Hadith says, “If someone explains the need of a Muslim brother to a person in power, he will be helped to cross the ‘Siraat’ (the bridge over Jahannam) when feet will be slipping.”

According to a Hadith, there are many men whom Allah Ta’ala has created for seeing to people’s needs and helping them in difficulties. Those men shall have no worries on the Day of Qiyaamah and will have nothing to fear. Another Hadith says that whoever helps his brother in difficulties, Allah Ta’ala will keep him firm when even the mountains will not be able to stay firm in their place, i.e. on the Day of Qiyaamah.

One Hadith says, “If someone helps a Muslim by saying a few good words about him, or takes a few steps to help him in any way, Allah Ta’ala gives him seventy-three blessings, one of which will be enough for him for his well-being in this life and in the Aakhirah, while the remaining seventy-two will be used for raising his position and status on the Day of Qiyaamah.”

A Hadith says, “Rahmaan (Allah Ta’ala) shows mercy to those who show mercy to others. Be merciful to those on earth, you will have the mercy of those who are in the Heavens, which includes Allah Ta’ala and the Angels.”

Rasulullah (saw) has said, “Whoever in my Ummah helps someone in need to make him happy, he makes me happy and my happiness makes Allah Ta’ala happy, and when Allah Ta’ala is happy, He gives that person entry into Jannah.”

One Hadith says, “When someone helps a person in his problems, he receives seventy-three levels of forgiveness, one of which is enough to save him from Jahannam. The remaining seventy-two will raise his position in the Aakhirah.”

A Hadith says that the entire creation is Allah’s family and from the people He likes most are those who are good towards His family. The Ulama have explained that just as a man is responsible for looking after his family, so does Allah Ta’ala provide for the whole of His creation. That is why they are called the family of Allah Ta’ala. Muslims and non-Muslims are all equal (in being the family of Allah Ta’ala). Even the animals are included in the family of Allah Ta’ala. Whoever treats the whole crea-tion well, will become the beloved of Allah Ta’ala.

[Fazaail-e-Sadaqaat Page 47]

Presently, in these trying times, a Muslim should portray his best akhlaaq and character by showing extra kindness to one and all, Muslim or Non-Muslim.

The following are some ways of showing kindness;

  1. Providing basic food items for poor neighbours and family members.
  2. Try to pay salaries to staff despite them not being able to come to work.
  3. Making special arrangements for rentals from tenants.
  4. Taking extra care of one’s domestic workers.
  5. In these days, if a beggar comes to your door, be kind to him and give him something to eat.
  6. Try to help with feeding schemes etc. in informal settlements near you.

May Allah Ta’ala grant us all the taufeeq to act with kindness to others and in this way we will insha Allah attract the kindness of Allah Ta’ala upon us.

“Well done Al Falaah College on an excellent webinar.Very informative!

 

Hats off to Shaheen Mahomed and his team for ensuring that all protocols are adhered to- I know how hard you all worked (and are continuing to do so!) and all the time and effort that has gone into it.”

 

“Just a quick personal msg to say a huge thank u.  It is only through your efforts and perseverance and determination that kids are back at school.

 

Without going into the issue of them being at school.....  I want to express my thanks because this child is suddenly so happy.  She's laughing more again, has a smile on face and is all rounded beaming with excitement for life. She was so lost and moody and basically just a wreck and it was highly frustrating as a parent to deal with that.  She simply adores you and lol is a firm believer that she can't progress without you. So Jazakallah to u.May Almighty Allah reward you abundantly for keeping that little heart happy and content. U R AMAZING .”

 

“We have been immensely impressed the extent to which the school has gone to make it safe for the children. The planning, coordination and communication from the school has been excellent. In these trying times the school has made it easier for me as a parent to feel at ease that my child is being given the best of care. My child is thoroughly enjoying being back at school. My husband and I would like to thank the school board, principle and teachers for the extra effort in ensuring my child is safe away from home.”

I would like to place on the record my sincere thanks for the effort you put in with your grade …... online lessons.

You always seem to give them something new which my ……….. finds so exciting. He looks forward to your lesson each afternoon.

 

I’m so thrilled to have this opportunity to send our kidz back to school

 

I’m so pleased to see the new changes Al falaah has taken into the new normal of getting our kidz back to school again. Although we all have so much fear inside I know they in good hands with all new strategies implemented Alhumdulilah

 

Thank You ma’am for giving our kidz such awesome welcome yesterday they super happy being back at school.

 

……… is overjoyed to be back at school. Not only is she happy to see her class mates everyday, but she is comforted at all the love and care ………...Mam gives her. Thank you Mam for going above and beyond.

 

We have been immensely impressed the extent to which the school has gone to make it safe for the children. The planning, coordination and communication from the school has been excellent. In these trying times the school has made it easier for me as a parent to feel at ease that my child is being given the best of care. My child is thoroughly enjoying being back at school. My husband and I would like to thank the school board, principle and teachers for the extra effort in ensuring my child is safe away from home.

 

Thank you so much for making the kids feel so welcome and safe yesterday. …... thoroughly enjoyed being back at school.

……... he was super excited today.

A tall story is an unbelievable tale related in a manner as if it was true. Actual events are grossly exaggerated to ensnare the listener’s interest and emotions. There is a very thin line between a tall story and the fomenting of a rumour.

 Rumour is the oldest media in the world, usually anonymous information of doubtful veracity and uncertainty that people are currently talking about. It is always harmful, creates tensions between people and affects relationships.

 

IT IS UNISLAMIC AND A GRAVE SIN

Islam being the perfect Deen and the Final Revelation has very comprehensive rules and guidelines of conduct in the Noble Quraan. Almighty Allah explains in the following Quraanic verse: “O you who believe! If a transgressor brings you news, verify it lest you harm a people in ignorance. You will then be regretful about what you did.” (Chapter 49, Verse 6)

The teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) also records very clearly advice in these matters. Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “It is sufficient for a person to be called a liar if he conveys all that he hears”. (Muslim)

 

IT IS ILLEGAL

The highest court of the Republic of South Africa, the Constitutional Court has confirmed that the law of defamation is de-signed to compensate a victim for any publication that injures the victim in their good name and reputation. Publication is not limited to hardcopy print as in the pre internet era. Leading South African law firm Cliffe Dekke Hofmeyr explain that the following media are regarded as publications;

  • E-mails;
  • Posts on all social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok included;
  • WhatsApp messages;
  • Comments on online news articles; and
  • Any other publicly accessible medium.

 South African law considers repeating or sharing defamatory content as sufficient to constitute “publication.” even if the repeater or sharer was not the author of the original defamatory post. Disclaimers such as “forwarded as received” does not absolve one from the crime that could prove very costly to defend and could even result in loss of employment.

 

For further reading on this subject click on the links below:-

https://www.businessinsider.co.za/beware-of-defamation-on-facebook-and-whatsapp-2020-6

https://techfinancials.co.za/2020/06/08/you-can-be-fired-or-sued-for-sharing-or-forwarding-nasty-post-on-social-media/

 

THE TEST OF CONSCIENCE AND INNER VOICE

The religion of Islam is replete with Quraanic and Prophetic advices on external and internal reflection and the exercising of logic and reasoning.  Put the rumour to this simple test, evaluate the results and listen to your inner voice.

 

WHO IS THE AUTHOR AND / OR THE FORWARDER

This helps to establish credibility of the report. An immediate red flag is a message posted anonymously? Reflect as to why a person does not have the courage of his conviction to append their name to the message?

Is it posted by a respectable member of the community, an Aalim, a close friend, family member; or an extremist hater, serial slanderer, a proxy for mischief makers, a rival organisation etc?

 

WHAT IS THE MESSAGE?

Fake news use sensational headlines. Does it evoke anger? Check the entire article beyond the headline. How relevant and current is the information or is it using a topical happening as the excuse to peddle the message. We have come across incidents mentioned that are from more than a decade ago.

Be wary of content where the person quotes sources such as "a brother wrote, a friend said, a former employee told me, a Moulana once observed, concerned brothers contacted me, the public are asking etc.”

 

PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE AND WHY WAS IT SENT TO ME?

Ask yourself, did the sender believe it was in my interest and I could benefit greatly from it? Am I being enlisted perhaps inadvertently into perpetuating a fitnah on behalf of an anonymous mischief maker for their own nefarious ends.

 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?

Does it concern me? Delete it if not. Also ask yourself do you wish to continuously receive messages from such a source. If the contents are authentic and concerns you, and you feel that you can under the Islamic duty of enjoining good and forbidding evil, influence and contribute positively then by all means contact the parties mentioned directly.

As for forwarding it, send it only to persons who you believe can benefit or contribute positively

 

DISHING THE DIRT IS DIRTY BUSINESS – DON’T GET COURT DOING IT!

“I have to commend the Al Falaah management and team on a sterling effort.As a parent I was so uneasy but when my son recovidturned and spoke so highly of how easy it was the sanitizing and I saw the effort url put into it.My fears were definitely put to rest. jazakallah to all of url for the effort alhamdulillah. Well done AFC”

 

“My boy loved being back . He found the nanowave mask a little more comfortable than the cloth. Please extend our sincere appreciation to teachers for making this first day a positive one for kids. And them standing outside school with the "welcome back" and "we missed you" signs was a real warm touch. IA Allah reward them and the school for their efforts and protect them and our babies during this time”

 

“I agree....its during this trying time that we realise what an important role teachers play in our kids lives....minus all the complaints etc.....”

 

“My son as well absolutely thrilled to be back at school nothing but excitement and joy to see his friends and teachers. Well done to Al Falaah that have really proved their worth dur-ing this trying time”

 

“Agreed subhanallah our kids are so blessed and fortunate to have such a great school and such great skilled teachers too Alhamdullilah a huge thanks to all at alfalaah”

 

“Alhamdulillah my son was so happy.he was comfortable with mask sed was manageable and really had a good time..he was thrilled to c his teachers and friends.Alhamdulillah we are blessed with a great school and at times like these we appreciate more the choice of AFC and our lovely teachers”

 

“This is my first year at AFC and the online school has allowed us parents an opportunity to observe lessons and teachers, which I am so grateful for. I have been so impressed with the commitment and dedication shown by ………….. This is an example of an excellent educator. Even before online lessons could begin, she allowed us parents into her personal space by creating a Whatsapp group for Maths. She went out of way to source websites and ways to help our children with lessons. She selflessly assisted parents with maths queries, even during her personal time.

Once online lessons began, I got to learn so much more about how amazing she is. She patiently listened to the learners and went back and forth explaining concepts. Not once, has she displayed annoyance to any learner, even if she got the same question after every five minutes. My daughter has never been fond of maths but this has changed, she is really starting to enjoy this subject and slowly becoming more confident. She says the teacher is the same in class as she is online.

May Allah bless her to continue to teach, motivate and inspire the learners at AFC. “

► Make Du’a It was ALLAH TA’ALA who gave you the ability to keep the good habit in Ramadhaan, and only HE can help you maintain it afterwards. Make Du’a that ALLAH TA’ALA helps you not only keep the habit, but that HE accepts it and makes it a way for you to grow in closeness to HIM.

 

► Make it a Habit If you want to keep good habits, you’ve got to make sure they remain part of your daily schedule. For instance, fasting. Our beloved Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) encouraged fasting on Mondays and Thursdays? He said: “A man’s deeds are reported (to AL-LAH TA’ALA) on Mondays and Thursdays and I prefer that I should be fasting when my deeds are reported.” (Tirmidhi)

 

► Evaluate yourself Weekly This helps you see the bigger picture. You’ll be able to evaluate on a more long-term level how well you’ve been keeping your habit in practice. You can do the same thing on a monthly and yearly basis.

 

► Don’t fall apart once you make one Mistake The beauty of Taubah (repentance) in Islaam, is that ALLAH TA’ALA blesses us with this op-portunity to return back to HIM after doing something wrong. We should remember that we are humans and that we will err. Only ALLAH TA’ALA is Perfect.

 

► Ask yourself WHY you kept the habit Niyyah or intention is a key to ALLAH TA’ALA’S acceptance of our good deeds. If we developed a habit to impress others, for instance, we may be able to keep the momentum for a while, but most probably it’ll wear out afterwards. But if we maintained a habit sincerely for the sake of ALLAH TA’ALA, Inshaa-ALLAH , not only will we be rewarded for it, but our intention will help us maintain the necessary motivation to continue to do good.

 

► Work your Way up slowly Aa’ishah (RadhiAllah Ta’alau Anha) reported that Rasulullah said: “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately, and remember that you shall enter Paradise only through AL-LAH TA’ALA’S Mercy, and also remember that the most beloved deed to ALLAH TA’ALA is that which is regular and constant even if it is little.” (Al-Bukhari) The wisdom in this Hadith is tremendous and it is one way of keeping up good habits you have picked up in Ramadhaan. For example, let’s say you were motivated to read Qur’aan Kareem for half-an-hour on a daily basis in Ramadhaan. But now that it’s over, you feel sluggish, lazy and want to give it up. Yet, you had wanted to maintain this habit after the blessed month was over. Instead of trying to read Qur’aan Kareem for the same amount of time, reduce the time period to as much as you are initially able to do, even if it’s just ten or twenty minutes a day.

If you keep up this ‘ten minutes a day’ habit, Inshaa-ALLAH TA’ALA, you will see the amount of Qur’aan Kareem you read will increase slowly but gradually, perhaps even surpassing your Ramadhaan maximum in the long-term, Inshaa-ALLAH !

Beloved Reader! Be steadfast and upright upon the Deen of ALLAH TA’ALA at all times, for you do not know when you’ll meet the Angel of Death. Beware of him taking you while you are in a state of sin. Forgiveness are always billowing around us, but we must raise the sails of remorse and repentance, to feel it. Now is the time to reprogram your life, rise up and get rid of the negativities, develop your potential, plan and execute, change and get changed, and you will become one of those gain happiness and blessings in this life and enjoy the bliss of the Hereafter, Inshaa-ALLAH TA’ALA! Be sure that reform is possible, seek help from our loving ALLAH TA’ALA, and do not feel unmotivated or lacking in strength.

“Respected Brother Zaffar

I don’t think I can express in words our appreciation for the cooperation and assistance you have given our school during this trying time while the lock-down was in place. At short notice you set up the meeting and the Educators benefitted greatly from your initial presentation.

May Almighty Allah grant you a long life and bless you with good health and accept all your sincere efforts you made and make in the future to uplift the ummah.

My appreciation also goes out to Hafez Ismail Dawood whom I contacted initially and without hesitation directed me to yourself for assistance.

May your institute grow from strength to strength and be a model one for us to emulate and grow towards achieving!

Jazakallah Khairun”

 

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“On behalf of the Board of Governors and staff, I would hereby like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to you for making us a part of your online school. All the staff are delighted with this initiative. We thank you for all your efforts and patience in the process.  May ALLAH reward you abundantly for your services to education.

Jazakumullahu Khairan. “

 

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“I hope this email finds you in good health.

I would like to officially place on record my appreciation for the precautionary measures and protocols put in place by Al Falaah to ensure the safe return of all children to school in a time of extreme uncertainty.

The efficiency in which online lessons were prepared and presented for all grades is also highly commended.”

 

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As Salaam U Alaikum/ Good Day to all

Term 1 was an enjoyable and challenging start to our Grade 10 year. Making my subject choices last year was not an easy task for me, but having teachers like you has definitely made it that much easier to settle in at the start of the year.

Ordinarily, we would have gone on with school in a normal way without giving it a second thought, but if this lockdown has taught us anything, it’s that we should appreciate what we have, when we have it. The challenges we are facing now are unlike any we have ever experienced, and that is why I am so grateful that we are able to continue our education, even if it isn’t in the “normal” way we had expected.

Through the lockdown, I was also able to realize that we really do have some of the best teachers, who have not only adapted to the hard way of teaching, but they have also given me support through every challenge. For this reason, I want to say Thank You! Thank You for teaching me, Thank You for your efforts, and thank you for going the extra mile in ensuring that our education is not neglected. There are no words to describe how grateful I am for teachers like you.

To Mr. Lala, Mr Pillay, Mr Iswalal , Mrs Kannigadu, Mrs Roopan, Mrs Kathrada, Ml Desai, Sheikh Amod, Mr Mahomed, Apa Backus, and to all the teachers who are working tirelessly, I just want to extend a huge thanks and say JazakAllah to every single one of you. I know how hard this must be for you, but your perseverance has definitely shown me how dedicated you are. Thank You all so much for being my teachers- I cant do it without you

I hope to see you soon, but until then, I will be #workingfromhome

 

Sincerely, Shaziya Moosa, your student in 10 D

 

Dear Parent

May you and your family be well by the Mercy of ALLAH.

As a community, non - profit, independent school, we are fully aware of the many challenges related to the Covid 19 lockdown. The impact of which we as a school have already witnessed. Alhamdulillah, we salute our professional and technical staff who have once again shown their commitment and dedication in presenting an online teaching model in such quick time.

As a result of the Lockdown, there are some parents who have lost their jobs, others who have a reduction in salaries or also those experiencing financial stress. We sympathize with them and pray that ALLAH through His Infinite Mercy removes their difficulty and once again establish a means for their sustenance.

In this regard, we are also blessed with philanthropic and committed parents who would like to assist these parents maintain the education of their children during these very trying times. In this regard, we humbly appeal for parents who are able to assist to adopt a child for a term or any part thereof:

Foundation Phase: R8875

Intermediate: R10 550 High School: R13 250

I assure you that this type of brotherly assistance in crisis situations is not new to our Ummah. Throughout history those who could afford to, have always assisted their fellow families and this crisis is no different. This temporary assistance is to parents who would normally have afforded to pay their school fees. However, a sudden change in their financial situation, as a result of the lockdown, has impacted on them.

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity further, kindly contact the Administrator via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

We pray that ALLAH grants you and your family Barakah.

My ALLAH assist us to face all the challenges with Sabr and perseverance. Shukran

Administrator

I.Dawood

 

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Alhamdulillah, we are gratified by some parents and patrons who have responded positively to our offer to “Assist a Family” with school fees. May ALLAH accept their contributions and May this temporary relief to a family bring them eternal bliss in the Akhira. (Ameen)

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