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The Countdown Begins!!!

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The Countdown Begins!!!...Ramadhan's Last Ten Nights and Days

By: E Islam Team

In this blessed month of Ramadan, we have now come to the grand finale – the last ten days of Ramadan that are even regarded as the “cream” of Ramadan. In it is a night that Qur'an tells us is better than 1000 months (yes, months…not days!)

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

"There has come to you Ramadaan, a blessed month which Allah has enjoined you to fast, during which the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the rebellious devils are chained up. In it there is a night which is better than a thousand months, and whoever is deprived of its goodness is indeed deprived." (Hadith Narrated by An-Nasaa’i, 2106; Ahmad, Sahih At-Targheeb, 999.)

So, in preparation for the grand finale, here is a checklist of some of the things that we can all do to make the remaining days of Ramadaan work to our advantage:

1) Get in High Gear for the Next few Nights and Days

Time is of the essence. Every moment counts. Whatever you need to do for the next ten days to make the most in `Ibadah, good deeds, reciting Qur'an, dhikr, making du`aa', etc., rewards are going to be multiplied. No one knew about the importance of these days more than the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would strive hard in worship during the last ten nights of Ramadaan as he did not do at other times.(Hadith Muslim)

If we lose this opportunity, we have to wait another year, assuming we are still around and are in good health and shape to make use of it. Even if we are, we have the past years’ sins on our shoulders and life’s normal trials and tribulations to face the coming year. So, there is no better time to ask Allah to make all that easier than NOW.

2) Get a Copy of the Qur'an and Recite as Often as You Can

Not enough can be mentioned on the benefits and virtues of Qur'an. It is proven in the authentic Sunnah that the Qur'an will intercede for those who read it at night, as Ahmad (6626) narrated from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

"Fasting and the Qur'an will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of his food and his desires during the day, so let me intercede for him.’ And the Qur'an will say: ‘I deprived him of his sleep at night so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will intercede." (Narrated by Ahmad; classed as sahih by al-Albani in Sahih al-Jami`, no. 3882.)

As is stated in the hadith in which the The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:"Whosoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a Hasanah (good deed) from it (i.e. his recitation), and the Hasanah (good deed) is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-laam-meem is (considered as) a letter (in reward), rather Alif is one letter, laam is one letter, and meem is one letter." (Reported by At-Tirmidhi, Ad-Darami)

The Messenger of Allah( Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:"The best of you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it." (Hadith Reported by Al-Bukhari)

3) Get your Sins Forgiven

First the bad news –In Musnad Ahmad it is narrated that Thawbaan said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

"A man is deprived of provision (Rizq) because of the sins that he commits." (Narrated by Ibn Majah, 4022, ).

And now for the good news –

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

"Whoever spends the night of Laylat al-Qadr in Prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, will be forgiven his previous sins."

4) What to Say on Laylat Al-Qadr

One of the best du`aa’s that can be recited on Laylat Al-Qadr is that which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught ‘A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her). It was narrated by At-Tirmidhi, who classed it as sahih, that ‘A’ishah said: I said: “O Messenger of Allah, If I know which night is Laylat Al-Qadr, what should I say?” He said:

"Say: Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibb al-‘afwa fa`fu ‘anni (O Allah, You are All-Forgiving and You love forgiveness so forgive me)."

5) Get in the Class of the Pious People

Allah has described the pious as follows (interpretation of the meaning):

(They used to sleep but little by night (invoking their Lord (Allah) and praying, with fear and hope). (Adh-Dhariyat 51:17)

(And in the hours before dawn, they were (found) asking (Allah) for forgiveness,) (Adh-Dhariyat 51:18)

Allah's Messenger(saw) said:" There is in Paradise an Apartment, the exterior of which can be seen from the interior, and the interior of which can be seen from the exterior. Such apartments have been prepared for those who are Polite in their talk, Provide Food to the Needy, Fast frequently and observe the TAHAJJUD PRAYERS when people are sleep.”(Mishkhat Al-Masabih ; Hadith No. 1232)

 

 

 

6) Finally…

Think of all that you need to ask Allah for and ask Him now. If you haven’t before, this is the time to connect with Him and feel closer to Him. And when you do during these last ten nights and days of this Ramadaan, you would want to do this again and again– even after the month is over.

And finally, when you are in a state of Ibadah (Prayers and worship), please open your heart for others as well and please do remember your brothers and sisters who are in great difficulty all around the world in your prayers. Remember what The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:

"The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by one Muslim for another in his absence."(Hadith-Reported by Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi)

 

 

You snooze…you loose! Cut off texting, tweeting and changing your profile status unless really necessary. So strive during these last ten days as if it would be your last chance to do so. A wise man once said…

 

“ I will pass this way but once so let me do whatever good I can NOW for I may NEVER pass this way again!”

 

 

May Allah Ta’la grants us the wisdom, courage and strength to reap the full benefits of this month…Ameen

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සංහිදියාවට බාධා වුනොත් නව නිති පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කරනවා

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යම්කිසි ජන වර්ගයකට, ආගමකට විරුද්ධව ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියාවල යෙදෙන පිරිස, එමෙන්ම වෛරය පැතිර වීමට ක්‍රියා කරන අයට විරුද්ධව නීතිය අනුව පියවර ගැනීම සඳහා පොලිසියට උපදෙස් දීමට කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය තීරණය කළා.

මෙම ක්‍රියාව අපේ ප්‍රතිපත්තිය යළිත් තහවුරු කිරීමක් පමණයි. මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිතුමා 2015 ජනවාරි 8 වැනි දා දිවුරුම් දුන්නේ මෙරට ප්‍රධානියා ලෙස සංහිදියාව ස්ථාපිත කිරීමටයි. එමෙන්ම ජාතික එකඟතාවය ඇති කිරීමටයි. වසර 30 ක යුද්ධයක පැටලී සිටි අපට ඉන් පසුව මෙරට ජනතාව එකතු කර ඉදිරි ගමනක් යාමට තීරණය කර තිබෙනවා.

අප සිංහලයකු, බෞද්ධයකු වීම පිළිබඳව ආඩම්බරයි. එමෙන්ම ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයකු වීම පිළිබඳවත් ආඩම්බරයි. ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයකු ලෙස මා සෑම ආගමකටම ගරු කරනවා. එමෙන්ම සෑම සංස්කෘතියකටම ගරු කරනවා. වෙනත් සංස්කෘතීන්, වෙනත් ආගම් හෙළා දකිනවා නම් ඔහු සැබෑ ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයකු වීමට හැකියාවක් නැහැ. යහපාලන රජය මෙරට සියලූම ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන්ට එක සමාන අයිතීන් සමඟ සාමයෙන් ජීවත් වීමට අවස්ථාව ලබා දෙනවා.
මුස්ලිම් ව්‍යාපාර සහ දේවස්ථාන කිහිපයකට පහර දීම නිසා ඇති වූ තත්ත්වය පිළිබඳව පුළුල් විමර්ශනයක් කිරීමට පොලිසියට බාර දී තිබෙනවා. ඒ ගැන ක්‍රියා කොට තත්වය සමතයකට පත් කරාවි.

ඕනෑම ආගමකට, ජන වර්ගයකට විරුද්ධව ක්‍රියා කරනවා නම්, ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියාවල යෙදෙනවා නම් ඔවුන් පිළිබඳව විභාග කොට අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන අධිකරණයට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට කටයුතු කරනවා. ඒ කටයුතු පොලිසිය විසින් විභාග කරනවා. ඇතැම් අවස්ථාවල නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කර තිබෙනවා. එම එක් කාරණයක්වත් අතහැර නොමැති බව මෙහිදී ප්‍රකාශ කළ යුතුයි.

එම නිසා පොලිසිය මෙන්ම අනෙකුත් අදාළ ආයතන සියල්ලකටම නීතිය සහ සාමය ආරක්‍ෂා කිරීම සඳහා දැනුම් දී තිබෙනවා. අවශ්‍ය නම් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කොට නව නීති සම්පාදනය කර ගැනීමට ද හැකියාව තිබෙනවා. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක් සිදු කරමින් පැවසිය.

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නුගේගොඩ සහ විජේරාම  ප‍්‍රදේශයේ  මුස්ලිම් ව්‍යාපාරිකයන්ට අයත් ස්ථාන හතරට ගිනි තැබීමේ සිද්ධින් සම්බන්ධයෙන් පසුගියදා අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන සිටින ප‍්‍රධාන සැකකරු 2014 වසරේ සිට බොදු බලසේනා සංවිධානය සමග සම්බන්ධකම් පවත්වන කි‍්‍රයාකාරි පුද්ගලයෙක් බව පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශක නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති පි‍්‍රයන්ත ජයකොඩි මහතා  අද(11) පැවසීය.

32 හැවිරිදි මෙම  සැකකරු මෙම වෙළෙඳසල් වලට ගිනි තැබීමේ සිද්ධියට සෘජු ලෙස සම්බන්ධ වී ඇති බවට තොරතුරු හෙළි වී ඇති බවද පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශකවරයා සඳහන් කළේ අද රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ පැවැති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී ය.

‘‘ගත වු මාසයක පමණ කාලයක සිට මුස්ලිම් දෙවස්ථාන දෙකකට හා මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයින්ට අයත් ව්‍යාපාරික ස්ථාන දෙකකට ගිනි තැබීම් සිදුව  තිබුණා. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් විමර්ශන කටයුතු එම ප‍්‍රදේශ බාර පොලිස් නිලධාරීන් විසින්  සිදුකරනු ලැබුවා. නුගේගොඩ විජේරාම  ප‍්‍රදේශයේ  වෙළෙදසැල් හතරකට ගිනි තැබීමේ සිද්ධියට සම්බන්ධ  ප‍්‍රධාන සැකකරු මහරගම දී අත්අඩංගුවට ගත්තා. ඔවුන් රැඳවුම් භාරයේ රදවාගෙන ප‍්‍රශ්න කරමින් පසුවෙනවා.  ඔහු මෙම සිද්ධින් 4 ට සෘජු ලෙසට සම්බන්ධයි. මොහු  ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට එරෙහිව බොරැල්ල ප‍්‍රදේශයේ පැවැත් වු උද්ඝෝෂණයට ප‍්‍රමුඛව දාකයත්වය ලබා දී කටයුතු කළ පුද්ගලයෙක් බවටත් තොරතුරු හෙළී වී තිබෙනවා‘

‘පොලිස්පති පුජිත් ජයසුන්දර මහතාගේ අධීක්ෂනය යටතේ මෙම පරීක්ෂණ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පතිවරයකුගේ අධීක්ෂණය යටතේ සිදුවෙනවා. දිවයිනේ විවිධ ප‍්‍රදේශවල වාර්තා වී ඇති සෙසු සිද්ධීවලට අයත් සැකකරුවන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට පොලිසිය පරීක්ෂණ කටයුතු සිදුකරනවා. ජාතීන්  සහ ආගම් අතර විරසකට ඇති කිරීමට  කි‍්‍රයාකරන කී‍්‍රයාකාරීන් පිළිබදව පොලිසිය ඉතාමත් අවදානයෙන් පසු වෙනවා. එවැනි කණ්ඩායම් වලට එරෙහිව තදින් කි‍්‍රයාත්මක කරනවා. දිවයින පුරා මේ අයුරින් පහර දීමේ සිද්ධීන් 16 වාර්තා වී තිබෙනවා.  එම සිද්ධීන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් මහරගම සැකකරුට අමතරව   ති‍්‍රකුණාමලය  සහ දන්තුරේ ප‍්‍රදේශවල තවත් පුද්ගලයින් තිදෙනකු අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබෙනවා‘ යැයි ද පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශකවරයා සඳහන් කළේය.

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IMPORTANCE OF ZAKAH By E ISLAM TEAM

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Zakah (alms) is one of the five pillars of Islam. Its importance can be realised from the fact that in 82 verses of the Qur'an Zakah is associated with prayer (Salah), such as:

“Establish regular prayer and give Zakah; and obey Allah and His Messenger.” Quran (33:33)

If social justice and compassion to fellow humans who are disadvantaged is one of the central themes in the message of Allah to humanity, then it is no wonder that Zakah, like prayer and fasting, was also enjoined upon the people of the past messengers:

And We made them (descendants of Abraham) leaders, guiding by Our command, and We sent them inspiration to do good deeds, to establish regular Prayers and to practise Zakah; and they constantly served Us” -Quran (21:73)

THE WISDOM OF GIVING ZAKAH

· It purifies your wealth as Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur'an: Take alms from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it and pray for them.” Quran (9:103)

It reminds Muslims of the fact that whatever wealth they may possess is due to the blessings of Allah and as such it is to be spent according to the His commands.

Zakat functions as a social security for all. Those who have enough money today pay for what they have. If they need money tomorrow, they will get what is necessary to help them live decently. Zakat payer pays his dues to Allah as an act of worship, a token of submission and an acknowledgment of gratitude. The receiver of Zakat receives it as a grant from Allah out of His bounty, a favor for which he is thankful to Allah.

Economically, Zakat is the best check against hoarding. Those who do not invest their wealth but prefer to save or hoard it would see their wealth dwindling year after year due to inflation etc. Zakah helps increase production and stimulates supply because it is a redistribution of income that enhances the demand by putting more real purchasing power in the hands of poor.

It keeps one away from sin and saves the giver from the moral ill arising from the love and greed of wealth.

· Through Zakah, the poor are cared for, these include widows, orphans, the disabled, the needy and the destitute.

Zakah is the right of the poor. Zakah is not considered a favour that is given to the poor by the rich. It is the right of the poor on the wealth of the rich. Allah says: ..(In their) wealth there is a known share for the beggars and the destitute”Quran (70:24-25)

Zakah, therefore, is unlike charity that is given to the needy voluntarily. Withholding Zakah is considered depriving the poor of their due share. Thus one who pays Zakah actually "purifies" his wealth by separating from it the portion that belongs to the poor.

VIRTUES OF ZAKAH

Allah says in the Quran: "The parable of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is that of a grain of corn. It grows seven ears and each ear has hundred grains. Allah increases manifold to whom He pleases."(Quran 2:261)

The Beloved Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is reported to have said about Zakah:

· Zakah is a (great and strong) bridge of Islam.

· If a man pays the Zakah due on his property, it causes its evil influence to vanish.

· Gains the pleasure of Allah.

· Increases wealth and protects from losses.

· Causes Allah's forgiveness and blessings.

· Protection from the wrath of Allah and from a bad death.

· A shelter on the Day of Judgment.

· Security from seventy misfortunes.

Alqamah Radhiallaho anho says that when our group of people visited Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam he said to them, "Verily you can make your Islam perfect by your payment of the Zakaat due on your property".

Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam said, "he who observes three things will taste the sweetness of Imaan (faith): One who worships Allah alone and believes (from his heart) that there is no one to be worshipped but Allah and one who pays the < i>Zakaat on his property, willingly, every year. In Zakaat on the animals, one should not give an aged animal or one suffering from itch or any other ailment, or an inferior one, but should give animals of average quali ty. Allah Ta'ala does not demand from you the best of your animals, nor does He command you to give animals of the worst quality".

Do I have to give Zakah?

Zakah is obligatory on an adult sane Muslim who has wealth that reaches or exceeds a certain level called the Nisab for a lunar year.(please contact your local Islamic Scholar about the exact amount of Nisab in your local currency). Unlike tax, however, Zakah is an act of worship for which one receives reward from Allah Ta’ala. Ignoring to pay Zakah, on the other hand, is a major sin.

How much do I have to give?

If you are in possession of money, gold, silver, stock in trade or shares that amount to more than the value of Nisab (at current market rates) then you are obliged to pay Zakah. What amounts are owed by you should be deducted from the capital amount before Zakah is calculated.

The rate of Zakah is 2.5%

For details and rules pertaining to Zakah please contact your local Ulama (Islamic Scholars) or for any questions relating to Zakah please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Remember … "The upper hand is better than the lower hand (i.e. he who gives in charity is better than him who takes it).” (Hadith- Bukhari)

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මුස්ලිම් ව්‍යාපාරික ස්ථානවලට මෑතකදී එල්ල වූ ප්‍රහාර හතරකට සම්බන්ධවූ බවට සැකපිට අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් පුද්ගලයා බොදුබල සේනා සංවිධානයේ ක්‍රියාකාරී සාමාජිකයෙකු බව පොලිසිය පවසයි.

තවමත් අත්අඩංගුවේ පසුවන මෙම පුද්ගලයා ගලගොඩ ඇත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් සමඟ "කිට්ටු සම්බන්ධකම්" පැවැත්වූ අයෙකු බව ද පොලිස් ප්‍රකාශක නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති ප්‍රියන්ත ජයකොඩි අද (ජුනි 11) මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී පැවසීය.

"මොහු ගලගොඩ අත්තේ ඥානසාර ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේ සමඟ කිට්ටු සම්බන්ධකම් පැවැත්වූ අයෙකු බවටත් එම ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේ අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට එරෙහිව පසුගිය දා බොරැල්ලේ පැවැත්වූ උද්ඝෝෂණ ව්‍යාපාරයකට ඉතා ක්‍රියාශීලීව සම්බන්ධ වූ අයෙකු බවටත් දැනට තොරතුරු අනාවරණය වී තිබෙනවා." යනුවෙන් ඔහු ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.

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පොලිස් ප්‍රකාශකවරයා තවදුරටත් කියා සිටියේ මුස්ලිම් ව්‍යාපාරික ස්ථාන හතරකට එල්ල වූ ප්‍රහාරයන් පිළිබඳව විශේෂ විමර්ශන සිදුකෙරෙමින් පවතින බවය.

"මෙම සිදුවීම් හතරටම මේ පුද්ගලයා සෘජුවම සම්බන්ධ බවට දැනට සිදු කර ඇති විමර්ශනවලදී හෙළිදරව් වී තිබෙනවා. මොහු 2014 වසරේ බොදුබල සේනා සංවිධානයේ ක්‍රියාකාරී සාමාජිකයෙකු ලෙස සම්බන්ධ වී එම කාලයේ සිට මේ දක්වා එම සංවිධානයේ සියලුම කටයුතුවලට ක්‍රියාකාරීව සම්බන්ධ වන කෙනෙකු බව හෙළි දරව් වී තිබෙනවා." යැයි නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පතිවරයා සඳහන් කළේය.

බොදුබල සේනා සංවිධානයට සම්බන්ධකම් පවතින තවත් කුඩා කණ්ඩායම් පවතින බවත් එම කණ්ඩායම්වල නායකයන් සමඟ ද අත්අඩංගුවට පත් වී සිටින පුද්ගලයා කිට්ටු සබඳතා පවත්වා ඇති බවත් විමර්ශනවලින් සනාථවී ඇති බව ද පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශකවරයා පැවසීය.

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Govt. minister protecting Gnanasara Thera: Rajtha

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Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne said today a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Bodu Bala Sena leader Galagodatte Gnanasara Thera and CID detectives have been deployed to take him into custody over allegations of inciting religious and racial hatred. Responding to a journalist at yesterday’s weekly news briefing, he said it would be a difficult task for the police to arrest him if he was being protected by a minister.

Journalist: There are media reports that he is being protected by a minister.

Spokesman: Possible. That is why the police have been unable to arrest him. Sri Lanka is not such a big country nor were there so many hiding places for him to hide.

Journalist: Why only Gnanasara Thera. Why don't the police arrest Tamil and Muslim racists?

Minister: He has been directed to appear in Court to answer allegations made against him by the Police. His language is extremely insulting and he has called Muslims Thambiyas and Marakkalayas. He has also allegedly attempted to incite people against other ethnic groups. The Muslim and Tamil politicians have not done that but have demanded their rights. Talking about your rights or making a statement to that effect will not create divisions among people.

Journalist: Mosques have been attacked even after Gnanasara Thera has gone under ground. That means he is not responsible for the attacks.

Minister: True. But anyone who wants to prove his innocence can attack a mosque. He said some Eastern Muslim MPs met him recently to complain about the attacks on Muslims and he will discuss the matter with them shortly and appraise the President and the Prime Minister on this matter.

(Sandun A. Jayasekera)

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ITIKAF -"The Spiritual Retreat"

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ITIKAF -"The Spiritual Retreat"

The meaning of Itikaf is to seclude oneself in the Masjid with the express niyyah (intention) of Itikaf.

Allah Ta’ala has indeed in His perfect wisdom created humanity in a unique way. He has made it such that from time to time His creation needs a rest. We rest at night to give our bodies time to recover. Birds retire to their nests, horses to their stables, bees to their hives etc. However, there comes a time when more intensive rest or a retreat is required.  Sometimes due to a person’s physical condition he is admitted into the intensive care unit allowing his body time to recover.

Likewise, the soul also needs to recover from the hustle and bustle of the world, the spiritual pollution caused by evil elements of society, the rat race of wanting, desiring and acquiring more of this world and the distractions that has diverted our mind, heart and soul from the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala and His Beloved Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him).

The Intensive Care Unit(ICU) for the soul is the Masjid and Itikaf is the feature within this ICU to allow the soul to not only recover but be spiritually rejuvenated! Itikaf is indeed a Spiritual Retreat!

Our soul is being bombarded by forces of good and evil continuously. We need to nourish and feed it good so that it overpowers the effect of adverse forces….and Itikaf is indeed an excellent opportunity to achieve this by feeding and nourishing the soul with good deeds in the right type of environment.

Since life of the transient world keeps us busy for the whole year in studies, work, social functions, business, traveling and other such things that often causes us to be negligent of our souls and the next life, we may sometimes think that these things are the sole purpose in life and thus ending up forgetting our purpose and mission in life. It is for this reason that I’tikaf is referred to as

“The spring of life in a world struck with the drought of negligence of Allah (Glory and Greatness be to Him).”

I’tikaf indeed rejuvenates the soul and gives a fresh breath to life. In addition, we can once again find ourselves and our Lord Allah Ta’ala and spiritually return to Him before we are forced to return to Him when our soul separates from our body (death).

The period of I’tikaf is the best time to force one’s self to sit and think and reflect on the self and the world around; the period of the I’tikaf is the best time to forget the worries of the transient world and to return to nurturing the soul and linking oneself with the Creator of the soul; the period of the I’tikaf is the best time to return back to Allah (Glory and Greatness be to Him) in true repentance for our sins committed through the year and to give our souls the spiritual strength desperately needed to live a spiritual and pure life in this challenging world.

The Messenger of Allah ( Sallallâhu 'alayhi wasallam) observed, I'tikâf and the Muslims have on the whole adhered to it. It has become a regular feature of the month of Ramadhân and a confirmed practice with the devout and the faithful.

Hazrat Ayesha (Radiallâhu anha) relates that "Rasulullâh. Sallallâhu 'alayhi wasallam regularly observed I'tikâf during the last ten days of Ramadhân till the end of his life. After him, his wives maintained the tradition." (Hadith-Bukhari)

It is related by Hazrat Abû Huraira (Radiallâhu anhu) that

"Rasulullâh Sallallâhu 'alayhi wasallam observed I'tikâf for ten days every year in the month of Ramadhân. In the year he passed away he observed it for twenty days." (Hadith-Bukhari)

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him s family) is reported to have said:

"The persons who secludes himself (in the Masjid in I'tikaf) in true faith and hope (for the reward of Allah), all of his previous sins shall be forgiven." (Kanzul Ummal, Hadith 24007)

3 TYPES OF ITIKAF

WAAJIB (COMPULSORY) ITIKAF

This Itikaf becomes compulsory when a person makes it obligatory upon himself. An example of this is, when a person makes a vow to Allah that if Allah fulfils a certain wish of his, he will undertake to perform so many days Itikaf. In this case the moment his wish is fulfilled, Itikaf becomes compulsory. A person may just make unconditional vow whereby he makes ItikafWaajib upon himself for certain number of days. This becomes a Waajib duty on from that moment onward.

SUNNAH ITIKAF

This was the general practice of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and it means to seclude oneself inside the Masjid for the last ten days of Ramadhan.

NAFIL (OPTIONAL) ITIKAF

There is no special time or specific number of days for Nafil Itikaf. A person may make niyyah for any number of days at any time, even for his whole life

Before engaging into Itikaf it is highly recommended to learn the rules relating to this important act of ibadah (worship). Please to do consult your local Ulama (Islamic Scholars) for more guidance.

For a detailed article on Itikaf and its rules please visit :

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Ramdhaan, a month of enormous blessings…

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We are now so fortunate that Allah Ta’ala has blessed us with this great Month of Ramadhaan. We wish to share with you some beautiful advise as passed on to us by The Greatest Teacher The Noble and Final Messenger of Allah(Peace be upon him).This message was delivered on the Last Day of Sha’baan.

Salmaan (Radhiallaho Anhu) reports On the last day of Shabaan, Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam) addressed us and said: Oh people there comes over you now a great month, a most blessed month in which lies a night more greater in virtue than a thousand months.

It is a month in which Allah has made fasting compulsory by day and has made sunnah the Taraaweeh by night. Whosoever intends drawing near to Allah by performing any virtuous deed, for such person shall be the reward like the one who had performed a Fard in any other time and whoever performs a Fard, shall be blessed with the reward of seventy faraaidh in any other time.

This is indeed the month of patience and the reward for true patience is Jannah (paradise). It is the month of sympathy with one's fellowmen. It is the month wherein a true believer's rizq is increased.

Whosoever feeds another who fasted, in order to break the fast (at sunset), for the feeder there shall be forgiveness of sins and emancipation from the fire of Jahannam (hell) and for such feeder shall be the some reward as the one who fasted (who he fed) without that persons reward being decreased in the least.

Thereupon we said, 'O messenger of Allah, not all of us possess the means whereby we can give a fasting person to break his fast' Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam) replied Allah grants the same reward to the one who gives a fasting person to break the fast a mere date or a drink of water or a sip of milk.

This is a month, the first of which brings Allah's mercy, the middle of which brings His forgiveness and the last of which brings emancipation from the fire of Jahannam(Hell).

Whosoever lessens the burden of his servants (bondsmen) in this month; Allah will forgive him and free him from the fire of Jahannam.

And in this month four things you should continue to perform in great number, two of which shall be to please your Lord, while the other two shall be those without which you cannot do. Those which shall be to please your Lord, are that you should in great quantity bear witness that there is no deity to worship except Allah (i.e. recite the Kalimah Tayibbah Laa Ilaaha illallah) and make much Istighfaar (beg Allah's forgiveness with Astaghfirullah) and as for those without which you cannot do, you should beg of Allah entrance into paradise and ask refuge in Him from Jahannam (Hell).

And whoever gives a person water to drink, Allah shall grant that giver to drink from my fountain, such such a drink whereafter that person shall never again feel thirsty until he enters Jannah.

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ජාතිවාදී සහ ආගම්වාදී ආකාරයට ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙමින් අන්‍යාගමිකයන්ට හිරිහැර කරන සහ අන්‍යාගමික මධ්‍යස්‌ථානවලට පහරදෙන සංවිධානාත්මක කල්ලිවලට එරෙහිව කටයුතු කිරීමට පූර්ණ බලතල සහිත විශේෂ පොලිස්‌ ඒකකයක්‌ පිහිටුවීමට රජය තීරණය කර ඇත.අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ උපදෙස්‌ මත නීතිය හා සාමය පිළිබඳ අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ මෙම ඒකකය පිහිටුවන අතර, පොලිස්‌ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ දක්‍ෂ හා කාර්යක්‍ෂම නිලධාරිහු පිරිසක්‌ මෙම ඒකකයට අනුයුක්‌ත කෙරෙති.

අන්‍යාගමික ස්‌ථානවලට පහරදීමක්‌ හෝ යම් කලබලකාරී සිද්ධියක්‌ ඇතිවුවහොත් ක්‍ෂණිකව එම ස්‌ථානවලට පොලිස්‌ නිලධාරීන් යෙදවීම, විමර්ශන කිරීම හා උපදෙස්‌ දීම මෙම ඒකකයේ කාර්යභාරය වේ.

අන්‍යාගමික ස්‌ථානවලට පහරදෙන සංවිධානාත්මක කණ්‌ඩායම් පිළිබඳව සකස්‌ කෙරුණු වාර්තාවක්‌ ද ලබන සතියේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා සහ අගමැතිවරයා වෙත බුද්ධි අංශ මඟින් භාර දීමට ද නියමිතය

 

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පූජ්‍ය ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට පොලිසිය විසින් මෙහෙයුමක් දියත් කර තිබේ.

පූජ්‍ය ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට පොලිසිය විසින් මෙහෙයුමක් දියත් කර තිබේ.
පොලීස් නිලධාරින්ගේ රාජකාරියට බාධා කර තර්ජනය කිරීම, ජාතීන් අතර අසමඟිය ඇති වන ආකාරයේ ප්‍රකාශ සිදු කිරීම යන සිද්ධීන් කිහිපයක් මුල් කර ගනිමින් මෙලෙස මෙහෙයුමක් ඇරඹු බව පොලීසිය පවසයි.

මේ වන විට ස්වාමීන් වහනසේ අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සඳහා මෙහෙයුම් කණ්ඩායම් කිහිපයක් යොදවා ඇති බවත් පොලීසිය විසින් අධිකරණයෙන් කළ ඉල්ලීමක් අනුව අලුත් කඩේ අංක 4 මහේස්ත්‍රාත්වරයා විසින් ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට රටින් පිටවීම තහනම් කරමින් නියෝගයක් නිකුත්කර ඇත.

ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට විරුද්ධව ලැබී ඇති පැමිණිලි සම්බන්ධව ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබා ගැනීම සංවිධානාත්මක අපරාධ කොට්ඨාසය වෙත පැමිණෙන දැනුම් දී තිබුණ ද උන් වහන්සේ එම දැනුම් දීම පැහැර තිබෙන බව ද පොලීසිය පවසයි.
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ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට රටෙන් පිටවීම තහනම්

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බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම් ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සඳහා පොලිස් කණ්ඩායම් කිහිපයක් යොදවා ඇති බව පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක කාර්යාලය පවසයි.

පොලිස් නිලධාරීන්ගේ රාජකාරියට බාධා කිරීම, ජාතීන් අතර අසමඟිය ඇති වන ආකාරයේ ප්‍රකාශ සිදු කිරීම ඇතුළු චෝදනා මුල් කර ගනිමින් එහිමියන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සඳහා විශේෂ පොලිස් මෙහෙයුමක් දියත් කර ඇති බව පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක කාර්යාලයේ ප්‍රකාශකයෙක් බීබීසී සිංහල සේවයට කියා සිටියේය.

පොලිසිය අධිකරණයෙන් කළ ඉල්ලීමකට අනුව අලුත් කඩේ අංක 4 දරණ මහේස්ත්‍රාත්වරයා විසින් ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට රටින් පිටවීම තහනම් කරමින් නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරනු ලැබ ඇති බවත් පොලිස් මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක කාර්යාලය සඳහන් කළේය.

ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට විරුද්ධව ලැබී ඇති පැමිණිලි සම්බන්ධව ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා සංවිධානාත්මක අපරාධ කොට්ඨාසයට පැමිණෙන ලෙස දැනුම් දී තිබුණ ද උන්වහන්සේ එම දැනුම් දීම පැහැර හැර ඇති බවත් පොලිසිය පවසයි.

 

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Several teams out to arrest Ven. Gnanasara: Police

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Several police teams were deployed to arrest Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary the Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera on charges of disturbing, obstructing and threatening police officers and committing acts bound to cause racial and religious disharmony among various communities. DIG Priyantha Jayakody in a statement said that following a request made by the Police, the Hulftsdorp No: 4 Magistrate issued a court order preventing the Thera from leaving the country. He said there were several com-plaints lodged against him and the Thera had not reported to the Police Organized Crime Division when summoned to do so. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

 

http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Several-teams-out-to-arrest-Ven-Gnanasara-Police-129626.html

   

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