In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful
Salaamun A’laykum Wr. Wb.

Dearest brothers & sisters in faith,

Shawal 1441H-2020 Announcement

Hilal of Shawal 1441H was NOT sighted on Saturday, 23rd May 2020. Therefore, Sunday, 24th May 2020 is the 30th Ramadhan 1441H

Monday, 25th May 2020 will be EIDUL FITR

Dear brothers and sisters,
Initially, news was received of Eid being declared by our Indonesian counterparts. However, after further clarification, it was revealed that the decision from the sources that we have from Indonesia was not based on moon sighting.

Since countries of almost three hours difference with Singapore were also not able to sight the moon, it has therefore been decided that tomorrow Sunday is the 30th day of month of Ramadhan. Any inconvenience caused due to the initial information is highly regretted.

Zakat Fitrah & Fidya 1441H-2020

During this ‘Circuit Breaker’ period, two Aamils will be in-charge to collect the Zakat Fitrah.
Payment can be made via PayNow. For those who do not have PayNow, you may contact the Aamils. The Aamils will provide you with the bank account details for you to do the ibanking or ATM transfer.

* *You may proceed to do the transfer anytime from today. However, please do the NIYYAH for Zakat Fitrah ONLY after Maghrib on the eve of Eidul Fitr(mustahab) and latest before Zuhur on the day of Eid(wajib).
The rates for ZAKAT FITRAH payment are:
Normal Rate : S$ 7.50/person
Higher Rate : S$ 13.50/person
IMPORTANT: Please include ZAKAT or ZAKAT SYED in Bill Reference/Note/Comment Section.
*ZAKAT SYED refers to Zakat Fitrah from a Syed/Sayyid/Saadat

The rates for FIDYA payment are:
Normal Rate : S$ 1.90/day
Higher Rate : S$ 3.40/day
IMPORTANT: Please include FIDYA or FIDYA SYED in Bill Reference/Note/Comment Section.
*FIDYA SYED refers to FIDYAH from a Syed/Sayyid/Saadat

Aamils:
Brother Ahmad Murtadha – PayNow: 8306 9800
Sister Saleha – PayNow: 9431 7414
Eid Prayer (to be done on your own – for visual guide, see infographic attached)

You may refer to – http://www.duas.org/Iddduas. htm – for the A’amal for Eidul Fitr, the 1st of Syawal)

Thank you.
With du’as and wassalam,
AECC Operations Committee


 

In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful
Salaamun A’laykum Wr. Wb.

Dearest brothers & sisters in faith, taqabbalallah ‘ibadah wa a’maalakum.

Shawal 1441H-2020 Announcement

Saturday, 23rd May 2020 will be the day of moon-sighting (hilal). Subject to the crescent being sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr will fall on either 24th or 25th May 2020.
Further updates will be informed tonight.

Zakat Fitrah & Fidya 1441H-2020

During this ‘Circuit Breaker’ period, two Aamils will be in-charge to collect the Zakat Fitrah.
Payment can be made via PayNow. For those who do not have PayNow, you may contact the Aamils. The Aamils will provide you with the bank account details for you to do the ibanking or ATM transfer.

* *You may proceed to do the transfer anytime from today. However, please do the NIYYAH for Zakat Fitrah ONLY after Maghrib on the eve of Eidul Fitr(mustahab) and latest before Zuhur on the day of Eid(wajib).
The rates for ZAKAT FITRAH payment are:
Normal Rate : S$ 7.50/person
Higher Rate : S$ 13.50/person
IMPORTANT: Please include ZAKAT or ZAKAT SYED in Bill Reference/Note/Comment Section.
*ZAKAT SYED refers to Zakat Fitrah from a Syed/Sayyid/Saadat

The rates for FIDYA payment are:
Normal Rate : S$ 1.90/day
Higher Rate : S$ 3.40/day
IMPORTANT: Please include FIDYA or FIDYA SYED in Bill Reference/Note/Comment Section.
*FIDYA SYED refers to FIDYAH from a Syed/Sayyid/Saadat

Aamils:
Brother Ahmad Murtadha – PayNow: 8306 9800
Sister Saleha – PayNow: 9431 7414
Eid Prayer (to be done on your own – for visual guide, see infographic attached)

You may refer to – http://www.duas.org/Iddduas. htm – for the A’amal for Eidul Fitr, the 1st of Syawal)

Thank you.
With du’as and wassalam,
AECC Operations Committee

id nmz                 id namaz


 

Salam dear members, you can now join AECC Singapore community on CollabDeen App for all official updates and events, including details and links for online zoom and youtube programs. Amid this crisis, the technology will help our Community to operate remotely despite the closure of AECC.

We request everyone to sign up and be part of a great community experience:

https://collabdeen.com/pages/download?_branch_match_id=773465130530447007

Members can also receive event announcements and links for online events by joining the AECC whatsapp group. To request membership, please send an email to jaafariassn@yahoo.com.sg


 

 

 

JMAS President praises the decision taken by MUIS

We are hearing displeasure from many caused by the MUIS decision to lockdown all mosques for the next five days.

Please consider the reasons of the closure. I believe it is the right decision and in fact I had expected the decision earlier.

If I were in the position to decide, I would have done it even earlier. Why?

1. Islam teaches Muslims the value of life. There is nothing better that Allah had created than man. Allah praised Himself after creating man. Therefore it is important to safeguard the best creation of God.

2. Islam teaches man to protect himself from dangers and threats especially to life and not to throw himself towards destruction, and eventually to protect oneself from the greatest destruction of Hellfire. Therefore it is important to protect ourselves from the danger of covid-19 which have caused thousands of death to people all over the World.

3. We human being have been blessed with mind to decide better things and better decisions in our lives. Islam gives importance to the mind. The Messenger of Islam, Muhammad (saw) had said ” one who has no mind (rationality) has no religion. There are many reasons to be cited for us to decide on the closure of mosques in Singapore. But the mind tells us that safeguarding lives are more important now than having congregations that may cause sickness and death. The future and presence of Muslims in Singapore depends much on the decision that has to be taken today. We have seen spread of the virus and high number of deaths in many places because of the late reaction, light headedness and indifference and we also do not want the same to happen in our Singapore and among Muslims and to be seen as irresponsible citizens of the nation.

4. Islam teaches the law of existence which is the nature. Our body is ruled by the law of nature. Some Muslims have misunderstandings about how the Earth is ruled. Allah’s law on Earth is “cause and effect.” That law applies to man, no matter what colour, race or religion he is. That is the law.

Some said having faith in God will protect us and cited miracle among others. Unfortunately miracle is miracle. Miracle is above the law of nature and it is not the law, ruling the creations on Earth. Miracle may happen on some individuals but it is not the general law that happen to all. The World have seen Muslims died from the virus, so claiming that faith will protect us will not work.

5. The Covid-19 and in general; sickness know no colour, race, religion or doctrine. To ensure Muslims remain safe and to protect from the possible virus infection caused by some who had attended the Tabligh Gathering in KL who might have been infected, the decision to close mosques temporarily and to do proper and thorough cleaning is the only right thing to do.

Much more to write but let this suffice for now. We hope those Singaporeans who attended the Tabligh gathering in KL will come forward and be tested or be traced to ensure the virus will be contained and not spread further.

Most important is for Muslims to be responsible citizens especially in this trying period. United in facing this calamity.

As the PM said: We are Sg United!
May Allah swt keep our nation safe.
With duas.


Attention Community members

In view of the current COVID-19 situation in Singapore and to help the community in remaining safe, it has been decided to put on hold all our educational and cultural activities to be carried out in AECC until further notice.

The decision to temporarily cease all activities is difficult and painful, but if that is what it takes to safeguard the people, we have to take that step. As we know the virus knows no race, religion or belief.

The virus recently has caused two deaths in a country in Middle East and has resulted in one death and over 200 persons infected in a church gathering in South Korea. This shows that the virus is highly infectious and transmits from person to person.

Praise be to Allah, the Singapore government’s efforts to curbing the spread of this infectious virus are showing positive results. The number of new infections has dropped and the number of those discharged from the quarantine/hospital is high.

We are keeping an eye on the situation and expect the alert to be downgraded soon. We will start operating as usual as soon as the situation improves. Meanwhile please take care of yourself, your loved ones and other fellow citizens and observe the precautions widely advertised by the government for protecting yourselves and preventing the spread of virus.
May Allah keep the entire Singapore nation safe from all calamities. Amen

Dr Raza Zaidi
Honorary Secretary
Jaafari Muslim Association of Singapore (JMAS)