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Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association
RAJAB 1436 A.H.
Rajab is the seventh (7th.) month of the Islamic Calendar and it's meaning is " To Respect".
1. The Holy Prophet ascended to Heaven on the 27th of Rajab. (This night will
correspond to Friday, 15th.May 2015 - Mi'raaj).
2. Hadhrat Bilal Ibn Haritha (R.A) brought a congregation of four hundred men named
Banu Muzeena in the presence of the Holy Prophet . They all embraced Islam and
became followers of the Holy Prophet in the year 5 A.H
3. The battle of Tabook took place in the year 9 A.H. This was the last battle which the
Holy Prophet participated in.
4. The second Oath of Aqabah took place in Rajab, 12 A.H.
Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A) passed away on the 15th of Rajab 150 A.H.
Imam Shafi'ee (R.A) passed away on the 14th Rajab 204 A.H.
Imam Muslim (R.A) passed away on the 24th of Rajab 261 A.H.
Imam Nawawee (R.A) passed away on the 14th of Rajab 677 A.H.
The Anjuman Sunnat ul Jamaat Association (ASJA) wishes to confirm that the New Moon
for the month of
was sighted on Sunday , April 19th. 2015.
Accordingly, the first (1st.) day of the month of Rajab corresponds to
in the English calendar.
Imam Raffaic Mohamed
Chairman, Moon Sighting Committee
BARCELONA---Neymar scored two
goals as Barcelona beat Paris Saint-
Germain 2-0 yesterday to seal its
return to the Champions League
semifinals, joining Europe s elite
four teams for the seventh time in
Neymar had already netted
Barcelona s first goal in its 3-1 first-
leg win, and the Brazil striker struck
in the 14th and 34th minutes to
crush PSG s already slim hopes of
a quarterfinal comeback.
Barcelona s dominance was so
complete that, despite Neymar s
brace, Andres Iniesta was arguably
the best player on the Camp Nou
pitch. The veteran midfielder used
a breathtaking solo run through the
heart of the visitors defence to set
up Neymar for the opener.
Neymar then took advantage of
PSG s lax marking to head home his
second goal from Dani Alves cross.
Neymar s double gave him 30
goals for the season as the 23-year-
old star continues to flourish. He
forms a deadly three-prong attack
with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez,
who have taken Barcelona one step
closer to adding to its four European
Cups and have kept the club in con-
tention for the Spanish league and
Copa del Rey titles.
Also yesterday, Bayern Munich
routed FC Porto 6-1 to overcome a
3-1 away defeat and advance.
Despite needing to score three
goals, PSG seemed more worried
about keeping a clean sheet and sat
back instead of pressing Barcelona
in its own half, a strategy that almost
paid dividends for Valencia over the
If defending first was coach Lau-
rent Blanc s strategy, it quickly fell
apart when Iniesta single-handedly
undid the French champions with
an elegant dribbling run that started
in his own half.
Iniesta has had a subdued season
in his new role as the team s orches-
trator---with Xavi Hernandez now
only a substitute. But he proved that
he is still one of the most creative
playmakers in the game when he
neatly spun by one defender and
coasted through the tackles of two
more. He then capped his run by
threading a perfect pass beyond two
more backtracking PSG players for
Neymar to round goalkeeper Salva-
tore Sirigu before tapping in
Barcelona s first goal.
PSG only managed to go forward
for a few moments when Barcelona
dropped its guard, but the home
side was soon back to business
weaving passes inside PSG s box and
causing its defence to scramble.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic made little
impact on his return from suspen-
sion because the PSG striker rarely
got the ball. The Swedish striker was
often a spectator while attack part-
ners Edinson Cavani and Javier Pas-
tore chased after a ball that was
moved with bewitching ease by Ini-
esta, Messi, and Ivan Rakitic.
Despite all its artistry, Barcelona s
second goal came easily enough
when Dani Alves picked out Neymar
darting between David Luiz and
Marquinhos to score with a head-
er.Marco Verratti squandered PSG s
first decent chance that came an
hour into the match when he sent
his shot well wide, and it wasn t
until the 73rd when Ibrahimovic
forced goalie Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
to make a save.
In Munich, Robert Lewandowski
scored two goals as the five-time
champion overcame a 3-1 deficit
from the first leg last week and
advanced 7-4 on aggregate.
Despite missing some of its biggest
stars such as Arjen Robben and
Franck Ribery, Bayern applied pres-
sure from the opening whistle and
had wiped out Porto s first-leg
advantage by the 27th minute.
Pep Guardiola s team toyed with
the dispirited visitors, who began
the match by defending with all men
in their own half and failed to take
a shot at Manuel Neuer s goal in the
opening 45 minutes.
Thiago Alcantara, Jerome Boateng,
Thomas Mueller and Xabi Alonso
were also on the score sheet for the
home side. Jackson Martinez scored
for Porto, which finished the match
with 10 men after Ivano Marcano
was sent off in the 87th.
Bayern has now won all five home
matches in this season s competition,
scoring 19 goals and conceding one.
Today, Real Madrid hosts Atletico
Madrid with their tie poised 0-0,
while Juventus looks to make good
on its 1-0 first-leg win at Monaco.
Neymar nets 2 as Barca tops PSG 2-0
MONACO---Monaco vice president
Vadim Vasilyev says Manchester Unit-
ed will wait until the end of the season
to decide whether to use its option
to buy loan striker Radamel Falcao.
Vasilyev told local newspaper Nice
Matin that he recently met with United
officials, and they remain perplexed
following the Colombia forward s poor
Vasilyev said, "This is not his best
season, but they ve opted to decide at
the end of the championship."
After a knee injury kept him out of
the World Cup, Falcao left Monaco on
a year-long loan. But he has struggled
to adapt to the English Premier League,
scoring only four goals in 25 appear-
ances with United.
Vasilyev added that Falcao left
Monaco because "he wanted to play
at a higher level," and he had a difficult
relationship with then-coach Claudio
Monaco: Falcao's future at United still unsure
African Football Association says for-
mer international midfielder and
African Cup of Nations winner John
Moshoeu has died. He was 49.
Moshoeu s agent also announced his
death, saying he died in a Johannesburg
hospital yesterday after "a long but
brave battle" with cancer.
Nicknamed "Shoes" because of his
dribbling ability, Moshoeu scored four
goals for South Africa in its victorious
1996 African Cup campaign. He was
also part of the 1998 World Cup squad
and played 73 times for his country
between 1993 and 2004.
Born in Soweto, Moshoeu had two
spells at South African club giant Kaizer
Chiefs and played for four clubs in
Turkey. He was playing semi-profes-
sionally as recently as last year.
SAFA said federation president Danny
Jordaan visited Moshoeu in the hospital
Monday night. (AP)
Former SA international 'Shoes' Moshoeu dies
says defender Chris Smalling has
signed a new contract to keep him at
the club until 2019.
The 25-year-old Smalling, who has
won the English Premier League twice
and played 147 times since signing for
United in 2010, says, "this is a very
exciting time to be at Manchester Unit-
United manager Louis van Gaal says
England international Smalling "has
improved and developed immensely dur-
ing the short time that I have been at
the club," and described him as "an inte-
gral part of the first-team squad." (AP)
Smalling extends contract to 2019
Barcelona's Neymar drives the ball past PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu to score the opening goal during the
Champions League quarterfinal second leg football match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain at the
Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, yesterday. Barcelona won 2-0. AP PHOTO
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