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Safar 1439 commenced in South Africa after Maghrib on 21 Oct 2017: Click here for calendar

Next Moonsighting:

Sun, 19 November 2017. Malabar Eidgah. Viewing time: 19:03 to 19:53

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Jan 22, 2018

Location: Port Elizabeth
Date: Sun, 19 November 2017
Sunset: 19:03
Moonset: 19:53
Viewing Time: 19:03 to 19:53
Viewing point: next to Malabar Eidgah

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Q: Re: Qurbani. Person A, asked person B to arrange for his Qurbani in India. Person B forgot, so now he needs to pay the value of the animal in Sadaqah. What amount needs to be paid? The value of a Qurbani animal in India (which is much cheaper) or the value of a Qurbani animal locally where they stay?

According to our understanding, the value of a Qurbani animal where the Sadaqah is being discharged will be considered.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: A mutawalli was asking regarding items made Waqf specifically for the Masjid:
1.  Do the mutawallis have the authority to borrow it out to other people? Eg extra chairs / carpets etc.
2.  Can they give old Quraans to other organizations? The Qurans were given and stamped specifically for their Masjid.

These items may be given or lent to another masjid and not to individuals or organizations. These cannot be loaned or used by individuals out of a masjid unless it was given to the masjid to use as they wish.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Is there a hadith about having an event 40 days a person has passed away? I have read many things saying that it is not allowed. It's something that my family has always practiced.

We have not come across any Hadith in this regards. Further, there is no such teaching in the Shariah regarding such a ceremony or event or practice.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: I do keep fast on the 13,14,15 of every Islamic month. I would like to know in the month of Zul Hijjah how do I keep the next 3 fasts? Do I keep from 14,15 and 16?

You may keep these fasts on the 14, 15th and 16th of the month.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Is it okay to take out transaction fees from zakat/lillah, while sending money through financial institutes?

Kindly explain the exact details of this. What is the exact procedure.

Zakaat monies cannot be used for the transaction fees.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: If a person is not liable to pay zakaat due to debts but he has wealth to the value of nisaab at the time of qurbani, will qurbani be waajib on him?

Udhiyah (Qurbani) is compulsory on one who has in his net-possession the equivalent of Nisab on any of the three days of Udhiyah i.e. 10th, 11th or 12th of Zul Hijjah. If after deducting one’s total debts from one's total assets that are over and above one’s basic needs and necessities one has the equivalent of Nisaab then Qurbani is obligatory upon one. Accordingly, if one's debts are more than one's assets, then Qurbani is not compulsory.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Upcoming Events
Port Elizabeth


23: Religious OCD. Sheikh Is-haaq Lekganya. Masjid Mansoor after Maghrib. Q&A, notes

3: Madressa Mansoor Jalsa.
10 am. Guest speaker: Moulana Ismail Mia. Men at Masjid, ladies at Madressa. Snacks, prize giving, kids' items

Islamic Indicators
Zakat Nisab R5187.06
Mahr Fatimi R19351.19
Minimum Mahr R259.35
Gold Prices:
24 Carat/gram R593.49
22 Carat/gram R545.05
18 Carat/gram R445.80
14 Carat/gram R347.02
9 Carat/gram R224.53

As of 13 November 2017

Click Here to calculate Zakaat on gold jewellery

All commodity values exclude VAT (14%)

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The Council of Ulama Eastern Cape is a member of UUCSA

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The Council of Ulama Eastern Cape is a member of SANHA


Halaal Updates


The following restaurants are certified by SANHA:

* OR Tambo: - Piece A Pizza |
1. Terminal A T5, International Departures | 2. Domestic Terminal
* OR Tambo: - Capello |
Shop T5 Level 2, International Departures
* King Shaka: - Steers & Panarottis

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