Salat al Kusoof (Prayer for Eclipse) 20th March 2015 at 9:30 am

Assalaamu’alikum,

We hope this email finds you well.

You may have heard that there will be a Solar Eclipse on Friday (20/03/2015) from 8:30am until 10:30am.

It has been reported that it will be visible in the UK and Europe.

As such, the Islamic Society will be holding Salat al Kusoof (Prayer for Eclipse) tomorrow Insha Allah.

It will be held in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy at the Prayer Room and will begin at around 9:30am.

Please do bear in mind that we will perform the prayer only after the eclipse has been confirmed.

To inform you further about Salatul Kusoof and how it is performed, please go through the following details:

This prayer is performed in congregation and slightly differs from how salah is regularly performed.

It involves recitation for a long time and bowing twice in each rak’ah – once after reciting for some time, and the next at the end of the second recitation.

The following Ahaadeeth will give a clearer picture to this prayer Insha Allah:

On the authority of Al Bukhari (Book 59, Hadith 12), narrated ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar(ra):

“The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of someone’s death or life (i.e. birth),
but they are two signs amongst the Signs of Allah. So, if you see them (i.e. eclipse) offer the (eclipse) prayer.”

حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ سُلَيْمَانَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي ابْنُ وَهْبٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي عَمْرٌو، أَنَّ عَبْدَ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنَ الْقَاسِمِ، حَدَّثَهُ عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يُخْبِرُ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ إِنَّ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ لاَ يَخْسِفَانِ لِمَوْتِ أَحَدٍ وَلاَ لِحَيَاتِهِ، وَلَكِنَّهُمَا آيَتَانِ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ، فَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمُوهُمَا فَصَلُّوا ‏”‏‏.‏

Further, on the authority of Al-Bukhari (Book 59, Hadith 14), ‘Aisha(r) narrated:

“On the day of a solar eclipse, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) stood up (to offer the eclipse prayer).
He recited Takbir, recited a long recitation (of Holy Verses), bowed a long bowing,
and then he raised his head saying, “Allah hears him who sends his praises to Him” (Sami’ Allahu liman Hamidah).
Then he stayed standing, recited a long recitation again, but shorter than the former, bowed a long bowing,
but shorter than the first, performed a long prostration and then performed the second rak’ah in the same way as
he had done the first. By the time he had finished his prayer with Taslim, the solar eclipse had been over.
Then he addressed the people referring to the solar and lunar eclipses saying,
“These are two signs amongst the Signs of Allah, and they do not eclipse because of anyone’s death or life.
So, if you see them, hasten for the Prayer.”

حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ بُكَيْرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ عُقَيْلٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي عُرْوَةُ، أَنَّ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ أَخْبَرَتْهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَوْمَ خَسَفَتِ الشَّمْسُ قَامَ فَكَبَّرَ وَقَرَأَ قِرَاءَةً طَوِيلَةً، ثُمَّ رَكَعَ رُكُوعًا طَوِيلاً ثُمَّ رَفَعَ رَأْسَهُ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَهُ ‏”‏ وَقَامَ كَمَا هُوَ، فَقَرَأَ قِرَاءَةً طَوِيلَةً وَهْىَ أَدْنَى مِنَ الْقِرَاءَةِ الأُولَى، ثُمَّ رَكَعَ رُكُوعًا طَوِيلاً وَهْىَ أَدْنَى مِنَ الرَّكْعَةِ الأُولَى، ثُمَّ سَجَدَ سُجُودًا طَوِيلاً، ثُمَّ فَعَلَ فِي الرَّكْعَةِ الآخِرَةِ مِثْلَ ذَلِكَ، ثُمَّ سَلَّمَ وَقَدْ تَجَلَّتِ الشَّمْسُ، فَخَطَبَ النَّاسَ، فَقَالَ فِي كُسُوفِ الشَّمْسِ وَالْقَمَرِ ‏”‏ إِنَّهُمَا آيَتَانِ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ، لاَ يَخْسِفَانِ لِمَوْتِ أَحَدٍ، وَلاَ لِحَيَاتِهِ، فَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمُوهُمَا فَافْزَعُوا إِلَى الصَّلاَةِ ‏”‏‏.‏

These Ahaadeeth shows us the importance of this prayer as well as how it is performed.

We encourage you to attend if the eclipse occurs and fulfil this Sunnah Insha Allah.

JazakAllahu Khairan

The Islamic Society

The University of Essex

 

Reminder:Vote for the Islamic Society next executive committee

Islamic Society next executive committee Vote التصويت للمرشحين لمناصب الهيئة الادارية للجمعية الاسلامية المقبله
Dear all,

السلام عليكم

ISOC at the University of Essex is delighted to invite you to vote for the members who have nominated themselves for the next executive committee. Please, take 2 minutes to vote for them. The Voting is open now and will be will close at 09:00 on Thursday 19 March 2015.

To vote, please log in to the SU website via the following link:

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Kind Regards

Essex ISOC

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته,

الاخوة والاخوات الاعزاء,

يسر الجمعية الاسلامية في جامعة ايسكس ان تدعوكم للتصويت للمرشحين لمناصب الهيئة الادارية القادمة للجمعية. نرجو من الجميع المشاركة في التصويت حيث انه لا ياخذ اكثر من دقيقتين من وقتكم. التصويت مفتوح الان وسيتم اغلاقه في 09:00 on Thursday 19 March 2015.

للتصويت, يرجى زيارة موقع اتحاد الطلبة وتسجيل الدخول وذلك من خلال الرابط التالي:

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مع تمنياتنا للجميع بالتوفيق والسداد

الجمعية الاسلامية بجامعة ايسكس

Islamic Society new Executive Committee nomination

Islamic Society new Executive Committee nomination

Dear all,

السلام عليكم

 

ISOC at the University of Essex is delighted to invite you to nominate yourself for one of the ISOC committee positions. It is a great opportunity for you to experience helping people as well as working in volunteering team. This experience could be also a remark in your CV. Therefore Essex ISOC would like to urge you to nominate yourself if you have time and would like the go through this great experience.

 

The ISOC committee positions are as follows:

Brothers Positions

1.  President

2. Events Organiser

3.  External Relations Officer

4. IT Support

5.  IT Support II

6.  Marketing Officer

7.   Media Officer

8. Secretary

9.  Secretary II

10. Treasurer

11. Vice President

12. Volunteering Organiser

13. Events Officer for Sisters

14. Welfare Officer

Sisters positions

1.  Secretary for Sisters

2.  Volunteering Officer for Sisters

3.  VP for Sisters

4.  Welfare Officer for Sisters

All ISOC member, who are registered via the SU, are allowed to nominate for a position. The deadline for nomination is Monday 2nd March 2015.

For nomination, please log in to the SU website via the following link:

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Then, nominate via the following link:

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Then, go to Post List

 

Kind Regards

Essex ISOC

ترشيح عضوية اللجنة الادارية للجمعية الاسلامية الجديدة

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته,

الاخوة والاخوات الاعزاء,

يسر الجمعية الاسلامية في جامعة ايسكس ان تدعوكم لترشيح انفسكم لاحد مناصب الهيئة الادارية للجمعية للفترة المقبلة. كما نود ان نشير ان الانضمام الى الهيئة الادارية هو فرصة ثمينه لعيش تجربة العمل التطوعي ومساعدة الاخرين. ناهيك على ان تطوعك في اللجنة الادارية هو إضافة رائعة الى ملف السيرة الذاتية لاحدكم. ولذلك تود الجمعية الاسلامية في ايسكس حث الجميع الى ترشيح انفسهم لاحد مناصب الجمعية لعيش هذه التجربة الفريده.

المناصب في اللجنة الادارية المقبله للجمعية الاسلامية هي على النحو التالي:

Brothers Positions

1.  President

2. Events Organiser

3.  External Relations Officer

4. IT Support

5.  IT Support II

6.  Marketing Officer

7.   Media Officer

8. Secretary

9.  Secretary II

10. Treasurer

11. Vice President

12. Volunteering Organiser

13. Events Officer for Sisters

14. Welfare Officer

Sisters positions

1.    Secretary for Sisters

2.  Volunteering Officer for Sisters

3.  VP for Sisters.

4. Welfare Officer for Sisters

يمكن الترشيح لجمعيع اعضاء الجمعية المسجلين في اتحاد الطلبة. ونهاية تسجيل الترشيح هو يوم الاثنين 2 مارس 2015.

للتسجيل  يرجى زيارة موقع اتحاد الطلبة على الرابط التالي:

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مع تمنياتنا للجميع بالتوفيق والسداد

الجمعية الاسلامية بجامعة ايسكس

Islamic Awareness Week 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

The Islamic Society is very pleased to announce that the Islamic Awareness Week for this year will be in the week commencing on the 2nd of February 2015 (Venue: LTB) and will be terminated by the Islamic Conference on the 7th of February 2015 (Venue: Ivor Crewe). The theme of the week this year is “Islam in the Eyes of the West”. You are all cordially invited to attend the Week’s lectures and exhibition. Please also feel free to advertise the Islamic Awareness Week and Conference on behalf of the Islamic Society and extend this invitation to your family colleagues and friends.

Here are the programmes:

IAW_2015

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

The Islamic Society at the University of Essex

Social event for Males on 17th Wednesday

Dear all,

Essex ISOC would like to invite you for the next social event which will be held on Wednesday 17th December 2014 from 7 pm to 10 pm. The event is for males and will take place in the multi-faith large room. In the event, we will wave farewell to two of the society best members as they are leaving the city. Tea, coffee, and refreshments will be provided. Also, a light snacks will be provided for attendees. In order to know the number for catering purposes, please fill the form below and if you wish to attend.

Best regards

Essex ISOC

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