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GIYC Newsletter Issue 4 Dec 06 – Jan 07 HAJJ ISSUE

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Inside this issue:

Upcoming Events Giyc Bookstore Everyday Duahs Fatawa Facts about Hajj

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Tabarak-Allah what a beautiful Eid ul Fitr we had. It’s hard to believe it’s all over. It was so wonderful to see a huge turn out for Eid Salaah, not to mention how happy and joyful everyone was. May Allah (swt) continue to bless all our future Eid’s InshAllah. Well its that time of year again when we feel Ramadan has just finished and we feel the Hajj season fast approaching. I’m so excited to share all our wonderful knowledge to all those people who will be travelling to Makkah to peform Hajj. This issue is jam packed with information about the Hajj rituals and how to achieve a Hajj Mabroor (Accepted Hajj). We would like to ask Allah (swt) to protect all those performing Hajj this year, to give them strength and guidance to perform all their obligations and to also give them patience in all their actions. However, more importantly we ask those people to make duah for our Ummah as no duah is more accepted than the duah of a Traveller. Ameen

Assalaamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu

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Dhul – Hijjah ( The Month of Hajj)
The month of Dhul - Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. Literally it means “The month of Hajj”. Obviously this name of the month indicates that the great annual worship of “Hajj” is performed in this time. Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran translated in Surah Al-Hajj (22) Ayah (27): “ And proclaim to mankind Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage). They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant (wide) mountain highway (to perform Hajj). The Prophet (pbuh) has said regarding Hajj: “ He who performs Hajj for Allah’s Pleasure and avoids all lewdness and sins will return after Hajj free from all sins as he was the day his mother gave birth to him. (Bukhari and Muslim). So who should go on Hajj? Allah (swt) does not wish to make things difficult for the Muslims. Apart from the duty of Hajj being Fard (compulsory) only once in a lifetime, there are certain other Conditions that have to be met for one to be eligible and they are: 1. To be Muslim. 2. To have reached puberty. 3. To be sane. 4. To be free (not a slave). 5. To have financial means. 6. To possess the physical means. 7. To have a Mahram (for women). Once the above has been established and the person is eligible for Hajj he/she must perform the Pillars (Arkan) of Hajj. These arkan are the rites that are compulsory for the validity and completion of the Hajj. They are: 1. Ihraam (with Niyah). 2. Standing at Arafat. 3. Tawaaf al Ifadah. 4. Sa’ee.

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Upcoming Events
GLOBAL ISLAMIC COLLEGE TAJWEED AND ARABIC COURSE
Finally a men’s only course of Tajweed and the Arabic language held at GIYC. Being able to correctly read Quran and understanding the words of Allah (swt) is truly achievable. So ring now to enrol. Where: GIYC Centre When: Every Sunday Morning Time: 9am to 11am. 1hr Tajweed and 1 hr of Arabic. Contact: To join please ring brother Muaz on 0433 573 036.

BOY TALK SEXUAL EDUCATION
An event no young man wants to miss. A day full of information relating to sexual education with an Islamic perspective. Mohamed El Bizry, a qualified PD/H/PE teacher from Malek Fahd High School will explain all you need to know about Islamic Sexual Education. So don’t be shy and come along. Age: 13-18 year old boys When: Sunday 7th January 2007. Where: GIYC Centre. Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm. Cost: $20 per student. Contact: Brother Abu Bakr on 0414 862 768.

YOUTH CAMP
This one’s for the boys. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be with the your brothers on an adventurous and uplifting weekend. Full of great outdoor activities that will leave you begging for more. Date: Saturday 13 January 07 to 15 January 07 Location : Jervis Bay ( 2 hours south of Sydney) Ages: 14 to 18 yrs. Cost: $125 per person ( Includes accommodation, transport, food and activities). Contact: Brother Abu Bakr on 0414 862 768 or brother Ashraf on 0405 142 152. You have to be in it to live it! So call now!

SISTERS ISLAMIC STUDIES COURSE
Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge! This is a four phase Islamic course of Tawheed, Akhlaq, ’Ibadah and general Studies which has been running successfully for 3 years. When: Monday Nights at GIYC centre starting 5th Feb 2007 Time: 6pm to 7:30pm Registrations are now taking place. Contact: Sister Ummu Kulthoom on 02 9602 9193 or 0410 462 430.

SISTERS INTRODUCTION TO SEERAH COURSE
Enrol in this wonderful course and learn all about the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Based on the GIYC Madrassah syllabus and is assessment based. Come and see why the classes get so full. When: Monday Nights at GIYC, starting 5th Feb 2007 Time: 1st year students 6pm to 7:00pm 2nd year students 7:30 to 8:30pm Registrations are now taking place. Contact: Sister Ummu Kulthoom on 02 9602 9193 or 0410 462 430.

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GIYC Bookstore
This month we can provide you with the best guides to having a successful Hajj so come in and see us for the best books for Supplications, Thikr, information books on the sites of Hajj or get some info about the month of Dhul - Hijjah. Just Arrived Book of the month: ‘Getting the Best out of Hajj” New 2006 Version By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Everyday Duahs
O Allah! Give your just verdict among us and among our clans, you are the greatest Arbitrator!

Fatawa’s For Hajj
FATAWA 1: I want to make Hajj but my husband prevents me? Question: I am an elderly wealthy woman. I presented the idea of making Hajj to my husband several times but he refused without having a reason. My older brother is going on Hajj. Should I make Hajj with him even if my husband does not permit me or should I abandon the Hajj and stay in my land out of obedience to my husband? Response: Since Hajj is an obligation that must be met at its first opportunity and since that woman has the responsibility, ability and male relative to go with her, it is obligatory upon her to go immediately to Hajj and it is forbidden for her husband to prevent her without any reason. It is permissible for her, in the state just described, to make Hajj with her brother even if her husband does not agree to it because it is an individual obligation like the prayer and fasting, and the right of Allah (swt) takes precedence. That husband has no right to prevent his wife from fulfilling her obligation of Hajj and Allah (swt) is the guide to the straight path. FATAWA 2: Is the Farewell Tawaaf obligatory or not and can I purchase anything after it? Question: Is the Farewell Tawaaf of the Kabah obligatory for the one making Umrah? Is it allowed to purchase something in Makkah after making the Farewell Tawaaf regardless of whether that was for the Hajj or Umrah? Response: The Farewell Tawaaf (Tawaaf ul Wadaa) is not obligatory for the Umrah. However it is best to do it. If though someone leaves and did not perform it, then there is no harm. However, for the Hajj, it is obligatory, because the Prophet (pbuh) said “ none of you should leave until he performs the last circumambulation around the house” (Sahih Muslim). These words were directed to the pilgrims. The person may purchase whatever he needs to purchase afterwards. He may even purchase items for business purposes. But the time interval must be short. If he spends a lengthy time in Makkah after performing the Farewell Tawaaf, he must then repeat his Tawaaf ul Wadaa. If according to custom, his stay afterwards was not lengthy, he does not have to repeat the circumambulation ( Tawaaf ul Wadaa) in any case. FATAWA 3: Ruling Concerning changing the clothing of Ihram Question: Can a person change the clothing of Ihram in order to wash them? Response: There is no harm in washing the clothes during the Ihram. There is no harm in exchanging them for others and putting on new or washed Ihram clothes. All three Fatawa’s are by Sheikh Ibn Baz. Also known as Abu Abdullah Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdurrahman Al Baz.

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FACTS ABOUT HAJJ
INTENTION (NIYAH) / TALBIYAH
According to Hadith narrated by Bukhari, The Prophet (pbuh) used to recite the Talbiyah by saying: “LABBAYK ALLAHUMMA HAJJAN”
INTENTION (NIYAH)

“ Labbayk Alaahumma Labbayk” “Labbayka laa shareeka Laka Labbayk” “Innal-hamda wan-ni’mata laka wal mulk” “Laa shareeka Lak”
TALBIYAH

**Hajj is one of the 5 Pillars of Islam**

Meaning:
Here I am Oh Allah, here I am. You have no partner, here I am. Surely all praise, grace and dominion are Yours and You have no partner. Before uttering the niyah one is not considered a Muhrim (in state of Ihram) even if he wears the clothes of Ihram. Only after uttering the niyah does one become a muhrim.

LOCATION
Knowing distances from different holy sites can assist in making a decision about what mode of transport is best for you. Makkah (Haram) to Mina = 8km, 2 hours walk Mina to Arafat = 14km, 3.5 hours walk Arafat to Muzdalifah = 9.5kms, 2.5 hours walk Muzdalifah to Mina = 6km, 2 hours walk

ARAFAT
Importance of Arafat. All pilgrims must be on Arafat on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah. Without this rite, Hajj is not valid. This rite cannot be done on any other day nor is there an expiation if it is missed. The Prophet (pbuh) was asked about Hajj and he said: “ The Hajj is Arafat”. ( Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud and Ahmad)

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Family & Lifestyle
Time Management: An essential tool for parenting.
What inspired me to talk about this topic is that I had an episode with my son this week, lets just say sometimes our children can really push us to the limit and we need to ask ourselves, how can we manage them better. As dedicated Muslim parents we have a vision. We have a clear idea of how we want to raise our children, what our values are and how we would like them to turn out. We deeply desire that our children become sincere Muslims. Allah (swt) says: “And those who strive in Our cause we will certainly guide them to Our paths for verily Allah is with those who do right”. (29:69) We pray our children are responsible, productive, peaceful, humble human beings living for the sake of Allah (swt), passionately seeking Jannah. Muslim children that live within an organised and well – thought out schedule have an upper edge in every way. Managing your children’s time is a critical tool in parenting. Allah (swt) has already laid down the groundwork out for us with the prayers and commands us to be aware of time. Our entire day is already broken up and organised into shifts – all we have to do is be sure the time in between is used wisely. Following, is a family plan that you could try out with your children to enhance the time you have with them, as the cliché’ goes, its quality and not necessarily quantity. 1. The first step in effectively planning for your children is to make a list of what goals you have for them. These can be short and long term goals i.e. Reading and/or learning a Surah of the Qur’an each week. Incorporate Islam into all of your discussions, plans and goals. We need to teach our children that there isn’t a time or place where Islam doesn’t fit and the final goal we are all striving for is Jannah. So the purpose here is striving to educate our children Islamically and if the goals are not met perfectly, then it is also acceptable. Once the goals are achieved , take a large board or chart and discuss how much time is necessary for each one. For incentives, agree on rewards for your child or the family. e.g. I have a chart for my son that has stars on it, when he reaches 10 stars for achieving his goals or good behavior we take him to the Halal McDonalds and he love’s it. Each month sit down and review how everything went. Set new goals. Reset others if necessary. Ingredients: 2 spring onions 125g Reduced fat Ricotta cheese 50g rocket or spinach leaves, blanched and roughly chopped. Fresh ground black pepper to taste 2 teaspoons chopped parsley 1 fresh lasagna sheet. (15cm x 30cm) 1 cup good quality tomato pasta sauce 10g rocket, extra for serving. 20g shaved parmesan cheese for serving. Method: 1. Combine spring onions, ricotta and rocket. Season to taste. Cut lasagna sheet into four. Cook sheets in boiling water for 3 minutes, then refresh in cold water. Divide ricotta mixture evenly along the longest length of sheet. Roll up to form a tube. Place in a 30 x 18cm baking dish. Pour tomato pasta sauce over cannelloni tubes and bake at 180 for 20 minutes. Serve with rocket and parmesan cheese.

YUMMY RECIPES
Ricotta and Rocket Cannelloni

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To summarise the big picture, as parents we are given few and precious years to manage our children’s lives. To guide them, teach them, work through their weaknesses and improve their strengths. The time we have today to manage their needs is brief and invaluable. Don’t waste it. Think of your bad habits or the things you could have done better. Are you the kind of Muslim you want your child to be? May Allah (swt) guide our efforts as parents and bless our children. May he help us to inspire them to live up to their potential, never losing sight of our final goal (Jannah).

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Bon Appetite’

DID YOU KNOW?
Cholesterol is a fatty, wax – like substance found in the body and is needed for every day body functions. The problem occurs when you have too much, particularly LDL cholesterol so called (bad’ cholesterol). LDL cholesterol can build up in your blood vessels, interrupt the blood flow to your heart and increase your risk of heart attack. Combing a healthy diet, with regular physical activity and maintaining an ideal body weight, will assist in lowering LDL cholesterol. Restricting saturated fat also helps reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Research shows that consuming a low fat diet which includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and three serves of low fat dairy each day can lower your total cholesterol by 7% and LDL cholesterol by 9% This means your risk of long-term coronary heart disease can be reduced.

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What’s been happening Around the centre?
Eid ul Fitr Salaah
Eid ul Fitr Salaah was held at Woodward park on Monday 23 October. It was a magnificent morning. It was a beautiful sunny day with over 2000 people attending. Ladies and Men both enjoyed receiving gift bags and not to mention all the children received lolly bags and had a great time on the jumping castle. Breakfast was served and the morning was filled with love and happiness amongst the community. It was truly a lovely way to start the joyous occasion of Eid.

Men's Touch Football Competition
Was this a great day of footy or what? 40 men turned up to Woodward Park and had the stamina to make the competition as competitive as ever. All the boys played their best and enjoyed a sausage sizzling lunch as well as receiving a T-shirt for being good sports. If you missed out that’s unfortunate but look out for the next competition as it will only get better!

One Day Hajj Seminar
On Sunday 5th November Abu Muneer presented the 2nd annual Hajj seminar with well over 180 people attending. It was a great success. People left knowing exactly what to do for Hajj and even commented on Abu Muneer’s great sense of Humour. It was a fantastic seminar filled with all you ever needed to know about Hajj. Lunch was served and later cakes and dessert complemented the seminar. For those who missed the day Abu Muneer’s book “Getting the Best Out of Hajj” is now available in the new 2006 Version (Hard Cover) at the

Teach Me a Hadith
Hadith 1 The Prophet (pbuh) reciting the Talbiyah
Narrated ‘Ubaidullah Bin ‘ Abdullah: Ibn ‘Abbas said, ‘Usama bin Zaid rode behind the Prophet (pbuh) from ‘Arafat to Muzdalifah; to Mina, Al Fadl rode behind him’. He added, “Both of them (Usama and Al Fadl) said ‘The Prophet (pbuh) was constantly reciting the Talbiyah till he did the Ramy of Jamarat-Al– Aqaba. (The throwing of stone’s to Source—Bukhari Hadith 1686,1687 Volume 2

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Hadith 2 To get the head-hair cut short after performing ‘Umrah or Hajj - At Tamattu’.
Narrated Ibn Abass (ra), When the Prophet (pbuh) came to Makkah, he ordered his companions to perform Tawaaf around the Ka’bah and Sa’ee between As - Safa and Al Marwa, to finish their Ihram and get their head-hair shaved or cut short. Source—Bukhari Hadith 1731 Volume 2

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1. This is the name of the largest Jamaraat in Mina 4. The circumambulation of the Ka’bah before you leave Makkah 6. This is where Jabal Al Rahmah Stands 7. A person going on Hajj is named this. 9. We should make lots of this when we are in Makkah on Hajj 11. The distance between Makkah to Mina is _______kms. 12. The Arabic term for throwing stones on the Jamaraats

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2. What surah is Sunnah to recite in the first rakaat standing behind Maqaam Ibraheem. 3. This is the name of the act of performing Hajj with Umrah preceding it. 5. We do this in every salaah. 8. The name of the compulsory Tawaaf for Hajj is Tawaaf_______. 10. This is a salaah that is performed in Makkah almost everyday and is done after a fard salaah. 13. It is Sunnah to collect your pebbles for the stoning in this place.

MATCHING LIST
Following are events that happened throughout Islamic History you need to match the year with the event. HAVE FUN. YEAR 1. 9th Year AH 2. 2nd Year AH 3. 3rd Year AH 4. 7th Year AH EVENT A. Alcohol prohibited B. The battle of Khayber took place C. Known as the Year of Delegation D. Fasting was prescribed.

ANSWERS TO ISSUE 2’S CROSSWORD Across: 1.Fast, 4. Woman, 6. Badr, 7. Zamzam Down: 2.Shawaal, 3. Miraaj, 5. Monotheism.

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