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Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association
JUMAADA-ATH-THANI 1436 A.H.
Virtues of the Month
Jumaada-ath-Thani is the sixth (6th.) month of the
Battle of Salaasil took place in 8 A.H.
Sariyyah Abu Ubaida Ibn Jarraah (R.A) in the 6th Hijrah
Sariyyah Zaid ibn HAritha (R.A) 6th Hijrah.
Sariyyah Abdullah Ibn Jahsh (R.A) 2nd Hijrah.
Death in Jumaada-ath-Thani:
Abu Salama (R.A) 4th Jumaada-Ath-Thani
New Moon for the month of Jumaada-ath-Thani 1436 A.H.
The Anjuman Sunnat ul Jamaat Association (ASJA)
wishes to confirm that the New Moon for the month of
Jumaada-ath-Thani 1436 A.H. was not sighted on
Saturday, March 21st. 2015 and therefore the month of
Jumaada-al-Awwal completed it's thirtieth (30th) day on
Sunday March 22nd.
Accordingly, the first (1st.) day of the month of Jumaada-
ath-Thani corresponds to Monday, March 23rd. 2015 in
the English calendar.
Imam Raffaic Mohamed
Chairman, Moon Sighting Committee
INDIAN WELLS---Move over Roger Fed-
erer, there is another guy with a share
of your crown as king of the desert.
Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-
3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP
Paribas Open on Sunday night, tying
him with Federer for the most titles in
the desert after winning for the second
"I am at the prime of my career,"
Djokovic said. "I m going to try to use
every part of this fact to stay where I
am and to fight for as many major titles
Djokovic, ranked No 1 in the world,
and No 2 Federer met for the 38th time,
second-most among rivalries in the
Federer leads the series 20-18 and had
won three of their last four meetings
going into the final.
But Federer made too many mistakes
at crucial times, piling up 43 unforced
errors to 35 for Djokovic. The Serb con-
nected on 63 per cent of his first serves,
while Federer s serve let him down. He
double-faulted to trail 4-2 in the third
as Djokovic won the last four games of
"I felt huge relief, to be honest,"
Djokovic said. "I saw I m not the only
one that is double-faulting under pres-
sure. I got myself in a position to break
and then he handed me that break. I
thought I deserved it in a way because
I really fought hard for it."
Federer s serve had carried him earlier
in the tournament, when he faced just
three break points in his first five match-
es and he saved two of those.
"I was trying to really focus a lot on
my serve because it was very important
because he returns so well off the second
serve," Federer said. "He really plays
everybody really tough when he returns
off the second serve, and I think that s
what also was tough today against him."
Djokovic also won in three sets last
year. He and Federer have combined to
win eight of the last 11 titles in the
desert, and they became the first two
players to reach the final in consecutive
years since the tournament began 40
Simona Halep beat Jelena Jankovic 2-
6, 7-5, 6-4 in the women s final, giving
the Romanian the biggest title of her
career and a WTA Tour-leading third
tournament victory of the year.
Djokovic and Halep earned $900,400
On his way to his 50th career ATP
Tour title, Djokovic broke Federer once
to take the first set. Federer rallied from
a 3-1 deficit in the second set for a 5-
all tie. They traded love service games
to get into the tiebreaker, where Djokovic
took a 5-3 lead.
Djokovic double-faulted three times,
including twice in a row, setting up Fed-
erer s first break point. The Serb s back-
hand lob sailed long, allowing Federer
to tie the match at a set apiece.
Federer then broke Djokovic for a 2-
1 lead in a game that went to deuce five
times before Djokovic netted a backhand.
Federer was the clear favourite among
the crowd of 16,988, although chanting
Serbian fans at the top of the stadium
made their presence known. (AP)
Djokovic wins Indian Wells title
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, poses with the trophy after his
win over Roger Federer, of Switzerland, in the final match at
the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, late Sunday, in
Indian Wells, California. AP PHOTO
...triumphs over second-ranked Federer
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