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DON’T BLAME THE DARUL ULOOM

DON’T BLAME THE DARUL ULOOM

It has been reported widely that five students from Munroe Road, Cunupia were arrested over the weekend.     Many inaccuracies have accompanied the reports in the media and social media. It has become necessary that some of these falsehoods and reports are addressed.

Firstly, one of the students is a student of the Darul Uloom Boys’ College, Cunupia, and not all five as was reported in the Trinidad Guardian, and Radio 95.5 FM on Saturday 21st March. The other four are students of Rashadi Foundation, Madras Road, Cunupia. Both of these institutions are involved in Islamic Education and provide a range of religious and social services to Muslims and non- Muslims throughout the country and beyond.

The Darul Uloom and Rashadi Foundation condemn the reported actions of these boys as totally un-Islamic, foolish and wrong. Their actions have brought disrepute to themselves, their parents and families, their community and the schools they attend. They have further caused untold pain, suffering and loss to their victims and all those involved, to their pranks.

As believers in Allah and followers of His noble Prophet Muhammad (SAS), we support justice. Allah (SWT) commands us in the Holy Quraan ‘O you who believe, be persistently standing for justice, even if it be against your own selves…..’ Chapter 4, verse 135. We therefore support whatever punitive actions the judicial system finally determines that is due to them, as long as these deliberations are fair, and consider all of the circumstances pertinent to this case.

It is noted with alarm however, that in the social media and on the numerous talk shows on radio these students have already been found guilty and condemned. Words like ‘terrorists’, ’drunkards’ and ‘delinquent’ are being labeled on these young lads.

Worse is that institutions like the Darul Uloom which has been responsible for the academic education and moral training of thousands of Muslim men and women who contribute positively every day to the development of our society, is now being blamed for these boys’ behavior. This is far from the truth. Over the past years how many incidents of wrong doings can be attributed to our students, compared to the serious disrespect, fighting, possession of knives, illegal drugs and guns that have plagued almost every single ‘prestigious’ and ‘regular’ Secondary school in this country ?

No doubt the actions of these boys were ridiculously foolish, especially in these violent times. But to call them terrorists, or treat them like hardened criminals is going too far.

The Newspapers reported that some of the boys were reportedly beaten while in custody as reported by their lawyer. We condemn these actions if true, as strongly as we condemn the boys’ actions themselves. There is no place in our legal system for torture and the taking away of a person’s human rights and dignity.

We, at the Darul Uloom wish to make it abundantly clear to the nation, that Darul Uloom remains a prestigious Islamic institute, involved in academic as well as Islamic education. The institute is well known for its many services which it renders to the Muslim and non Muslim public of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.

Since its inception in 1989 until today, the Darul Uloom has never been involved in, nor suspected to be involved in any such activity which came in conflict with the law of our country.

The Darul Uloom continues to disseminate such knowledge and moral values to its students, which train them to become honest, peace-loving and law abiding citizens. With such training, they are able to contribute positively to the building of good communities and societies. Never in the history of Darul Uloom until today, it has ever encouraged, propagated, taught to its students, or supported violent, unruly and ‘law-breaking’ behavior. The Institute out rightly condemns acts of terrorism, crimes, violence and every such act that destroys the peace of family units, the community and society at large.

The Darul Uloom absolves itself from the actions of these teens, and does not hold itself responsible in any way for their behavior.

In conclusion, we wish to say that everyone who commits a crime is usually connected to a family unit, a community and a religious organization. However, it will be totally wrong to blame a family, a community or religious organization for the crime committed by an individual. Thus, it will be totally wrong to blame the Darul Uloom or any other organization for the actions done by the teens.

Management
Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.

‘WRONG INFORMATION BY THE MEDIA’

‘WRONG INFORMATION BY THE MEDIA’

With respect to the recent arrest of five young boys in the Cunupia area, a certain daily newspaper has wrongfully stated that these young boys are students of Darul Uloom Islamic School, in Cunupia.

In this regard, the Trinidad Guardian published Tuesday, March 24 2015 states, ‘The teens, who are students of the Darul Uloom Islamic School, Cunupia were arrested…’.
We wish to categorically state that this information is totally false. Only one boy from among the five, is a student of the Institute. The other four are not students of the Institute. The Guardian has made a serious blunder by stating ‘The teens who are students of the Darul Uloom Islamic School, Cunupia.’ Through this statement, the newspaper has given false information, and mislead the public into believing that the young boys, who were all in their ‘teens’ were students of the Darul Uloom.

The Guardian, which presents itself as a reliable newspaper should have contacted the Institute before publishing such wrong and misleading information. Presenting such a falsehood seeks to bring nothing but disrepute to the prestigious Islamic Institute. We call on the Trinidad Guardian to correct the grave mistake that they made, and inform the public of the wrong information which they published.

We hope that in future, they will be intelligent enough to verify facts before these are published and circulated in the country.

Administration

Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

24th March 2015

3rd ANNUAL YOUTH CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DARUL ULOOM TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

3rd ANNUAL YOUTH CONFERENCE

 

Friday 14th December 2012

 

10:30am                                 Registration

11:30am                                 Lunch

12:30pm – 1:20pm               Khutba: by Mufti Waseem Khan

1:30pm – 2:30pm                RegistrationLunch

2:30pm – 2:50pm                Welcome to everyone

2:30pm – 4:00pm                Orientation of Entire 3-day programmeRulesConductSports

4:30pm                                  Adhan

4:45pm                                 Asr Salaah Fard

5:00pm – 5:50pm                Session on Rememberance of Allah by Maulana Abdul Salam

5:50pm                                  Maghrib Salaah

6:10pm – 7:00pm                DinnerFree timeFinalize sleeping arrangements/rooms

7:05pm                                  Adhaan 

7:15p.m                                 Isha Salaah

7:30pm                                  Lecture: by Sheikh Ahmad Ali

9:00pm                                  Snacks and refreshments

9:00pm – 10:30pm              SportsSocial interaction/Free time

11:00pm                                Official lights off

Saturday 15th December 2012

4:30am                                   Wake up and preparation for Fajr

5:00am                                   Adhaan

5:10am                                   Fajr Salaah

5:30am                                   QiraatQuran Reading (last ten surahs) make groups day before

6:10am                                   Breakfast

6:30am                                   Sportsfree time

7:45am                                   Preparation for Day

8:30am                                   SongQiraat (different dialects)

9:00am –11:30am                LectureQ.A.  (Interactive)  Maulana Sheraz Ali

11:30am – 12:30pm             Lunch

12:35pm                                Adhaan

12:45pm                                Zuhr Salaah

1:05 pm                                  Power Point Presentation on “Harms of Smoking” Maulana Doctor Saed Rahaman.

1:50pm                                   SportsFreetime

4:00pm                                   Preparation for Asr Salaah

4:30pm                                   Adhaan

4:45pm                                   Asr Salaah

5:10pm                                   Session on Remeberance of Allah by Maulana Abdul Salam

5:50pm                                   Maghrib Salaah

6:10pm – 7:00pm                 Dinner

7:05pm                                   Adhan

7:15pm                                   Isha Salaah

7:30pm                                   Lecture – by Sheikh Ahmad Ali

9:00pm                                   Snacks & Refreshments

9:00pm – 10:30pm               SportsSocial interaction/Free time

11:00pm                                Official lights off

Sunday 16th December 2012

4:30am                                   Wake up and preparation for Fajr

5:00am                                   Adhaan

5:10am                                   Fajr Salaah

5:30am                                   QiraatQuran Reading

6:10am                                   Breakfast

6:30am                                   SportsFree time

7:45am                                   Preparation for Day

8:30am                                   SongQiraat (different dialects)

9:00am – 10:00am               Lecture:  by Sheikh Ahmad Ali

10:15am – 11:00am             Open Forum – Feedback from Participants

11:00am – 11:30am             Closing Remarks

DHUL HIJJAH 1433(AH)

MOON   SIGHTING  UPDATE

 

Dhul Qa’dah 1433 AH – (Present Month)

First Night                       – Night of Mon 17th Sept 2012

First Day                          – Day of Tue 18th  Sept 2012

 

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SHAWWAAL 1433  (A H) – (Last Month)

 

 

THE MONTH OF SHAWWAAL COMPLETED 29 DAYS SINCE THE MOON TO COMMENCE THE MONTH OF DHUL QA’DAH WAS CONFIRMED SIGHTED AFTER THE SUNSET OF THE 29TH DAY.

 

MOON FOR NEXT MONTH –

DHUL HIJJAH 1433(AH)

 

   The 29th of Dhul Qa’dah 1433 (AH) is Tuesday 16th Oct. 2012 Sighting should be done after sunset of this day.

 

SIGHTING INFORMATION

The new moon (crescent) will be born on Mon 15th Oct. 2012 at 8:02 a.m. Sunset on Tuesday 16th Oct. 2012 will be at 5:51 p.m. At sunset of this day the moon will be 33 hrs 49 mins old and Muslims are reminded to look for the crescent to commence the month of Dhul Hijjah 1433 AH.

          If the moon is sighted, then Eid ul Adhaa would be celebrated on Friday 26th October 2012.  If it is not seen, then Dhul Qa’dah would complete 30 days and Eid ul Adhaa would be on Saturday 27th Oct. 2012

                               

ENQUIRIES OF SIGHTING CAN BE MADE AT:

Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago

(868)  665 – 8868 / (868) 665 – 1442

 

Published by:

Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago Moonsighting Committee

Rashaad Ave, Mon Plasir Rd, Cunupia

DHUL QA’DAH 1433 A.H.

DHUL QA’DAH 1433 A.H.

First Night: Night of Monday 17th September, 2012

First Day: Day of Tuesday 18th September, 2012

SHAWWAAL 1433 (AH) – Last Month

The Month of Shawwaal completed 30 days since the moon to commence the month of Dhul Qa’dah was confirmed as being NOT SIGHTED locally and regionally after the sunset of the 29th day.

Enquiries of Sighting can be made at:

Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago
868-665-8868 / 868-665-1442

Published by:
Darul Uloom Moon Committee
Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago

Data has been obtained from Darul Uloom Moon Committee
in connection with the Physics Dept at UWI.

Eid Mubarak 1433 A.H.

Eid Mubarak 2012.
The moon was confirmed sighted in Guyana, Suriname and Grenada on Saturday 18th August 2012.
First Night of Shawwal 1433 A.H. will commence after the sunset of Saturday 18th August 2012.
First Day of Shawwal 1433 A.H. will be on Sunday 19th of August 2012.

Ramadhan 1433 A.H. Info

RAMADAAN 1433 A.H.

  • First Night: Night of Friday 20th July, 2012
  • First Day: Day of Saturday 21st July, 2012
  • I’tikaaf begins (before sunset of): Thursday 9th August, 2012
  • Last Odd Nights of Ramadaan:
  • 21st Night : Night of Thursday 9th August, 2012
  • 23rd Night : Night of Saturday 11th August, 2012
  • 25th Night : Night of Monday 13th August, 2012
  • 27th Night : Night of Wednesday 15th August, 2012
  • 29th Night : Night of Friday 17th August, 2012

SHA’BAAN 1433 (AH) – Last Month

The Month of Sha’baan completed 30 days since the moon to commence the month of Ramadaan was confirmed as being NOT SIGHTED locally and regionally after the sunset of the 29th day.

SHAWWAAL 1433 (AH) – EID UL FITR – Next Month

The 29th of Ramadaan 1433 (AH) is Saturday 18th August, 2012. Sighting should be done after sunset of this day.

The new moon (crescent) will be born on Friday 17th August, 2012 at 11:54 am. Sunset on Saturday 18th August, 2012 will be at 6:26 pm. At sunset of this day, the moon will be about 30 hours 32 minutes old and Muslims are reminded to look for the crescent to commence the month of Shawwaal 1433 AH and for the determining of Eid ul Fitr.

If the moon is sighted, then Eid ul Fitr would be celebrated on Sunday 19th August, 2012.

If the moon is not sighted, then Ramadaan would complete 30 days and Eid ul Fitr would be celebrated on Monday 20th August, 2012.