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LOVE THE QURAN

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We often hear the phrase: “The Quran is our Constitution”. This has served us very well for a long time.
Perhaps it is time to explore this concept a little further. The Constitution of the United States of America is revered by its people, and parts of it are quoted whenever the need arises. In a similar manner we quote the Quran when we want to make a point.
In an article on the Internet Dr. Abbas Zaidi makes the point that there is a difference between a constitution and a scripture.
He quotes Encyclopaedia Britannica, which defines a constitution as ‘the body of doctrines and practises that form the fundamental organizing principle of a political state. A scripture is the revered texts of the world’s religions.
A constitution deals  with the profane , a legal-political document which does not cover people’s personal, ethical lives and applies to a specific group in a specific space.
On the other hand, a scripture deals with the sacred; it is all-inclusive, dealing with every aspect of an individual’s life from birth to death and beyond.
A constitution is a man-made document, a result of conscious effort. The Quran is not a conscious human document; it is the word of our Creator as revealed to Nabi Muhammad (SAW). The Quran is universal and transcends time and space.

Hajj Advice -Shaheda Bassier

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Majedi and Shaheda have been married for many years, they have a daughter Khadeeja (22) and two sons, Naasir (19) and Ihsaan (15).

Year Hajj performed    :    2009
Accompanied by     :    Husband, Mohamed Majedi, and son, Naasir
Travel Group    :    Flywell (Usman Ahmed)
Hajj classes attended    :     Imam Dr Rashied Omar, Claremont Main Road Mosque

HAJJ PREPARATION

Hajj Advice Shaheed Essop

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Shaheed and Noha, married for 6 years, have been blessed with 2 children Yaseen (5yrs) and Zahra (2yrs). Shaheed is a qualified Quantity Surveyor working for a major financial institution and Noha runs her own marketing business.

Year Hajj performed    :    2008
Age    :    34
Accompanied by     :    Wife, Noha
Travel Group    :    Al-Anwar
Accomodation in Makkah    :    Ajyad Makkah
Accomodation in Medinah    :    Movenpick
Other cities visited    :    Istanbul in Turkey, and Jeddah

PREPARATION FOR HAJJ
SPIRITUAL PREPARATION

Circle of Saints / Kramats at the Cape : Update on the Stakeholder Public Participation Process - Call for Public Meetings & Nomination of More Karaamats for consideration

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Kramat stakeholders are called up to give additional input on the HWC statutory Public Participation process initiated by HERITAGE WESTERN CAPE : Thursday, July 1, 2010 PUBLIC MEETINGS ( FOR KRAMAT STAKEHOLDERS) ? If there is a need for public meetings in which to discuss issues regarding the nomination for declaration of kramats for Provincial Heritage Sites please do let us know so that we may set up useful and meaningful open discussions that can offer assistance to as many people as possible. Please suggest good times, i.e. weekends or week days, afternoons or mornings, and potential places for such meetings (at the kramats?). [snip] Thanks Emmylou Rabe Heritage Consultant Posted by zoolou at 10:10 AM 0 comments ======================================================================= RECONSIDERATION OF KRAMATS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NOMINATION ( FOR PROVINCIAL HERITAGE

Surah 91. The Sun

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1. By the Sun and his (glorious) splendour;

2. By the Moon as she follows him;

3. By the Day as it shows up (the Sun's) glory;

4. By the Night as it conceals it;

5. By the Firmament and its (wonderful) structure;

6. By the Earth and its (wide) expanse:

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