Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 17th 2015 Contents This was not just an isolated display of
well-organized football, but the cohesion
which these players brought to the table
started to jog memories as to where these
guys actually came from.
Maybe we can now get an idea of how
these guys silently grew up out of the
national youth programs of the past ten
years. They were then exposed to some for-
eign countries and some were attending
Now we need to take more interest in
what is happening in this tournament, not
because we have done well but because
we have the material to cope with many
countries across the world if the social and
financial mechanism can be put into place.
Incidentally, the quality goals scored tell
their own story and the messenger is young
Cummings with two brilliant shots, skipper
Kenwyne Jones with a well-executed first
time right footer, and a most timely header
by Marshall from a well-served corner with-
in extra time.
The tournament is far from finished, but
our hopes must remain high in the way of
the present levels of the players.
Maybe it is unfair to ignore the work done
by the coaching staff whose vision regarding
the selection process and the motivation
which tended to create a more positive atti-
tude of the players, must have impacted
The next step in Panama and hope of a
victory and entry to the semifinals. Well
done Warriors. Keep up the good work.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, July 17, 2015
Anjuman Sunnat- ul- Jamaat Association
SHAWWAAL 1436 A.H.
Virtues and Meaning of the Month:
Shawwaal is the tenth (10th) month in the Islamic Lunar Calendar. The word Shawwaal is derived
from "Shala" which means when the female camel gets pregnant. The meaning of Shawwal is -
Uplift/Breakage. Before Islam in its revealed form, the Arabs believed that any marriage held in
Shawwaal would always turn out to be successful.
The first day of Shawwaal is "Eid-ul-Fitr" the day of festival and when all sins are forgiven as a
reward for fasting and praying in the month of Ramadaan.
The Sunnah (traditions of the Holy Prophet ( uwbp ) was to fast for six (6) days in Shawwaal as
narrated in the following Hadeeth by Abu Ayyub Ansari (R.A) that the Holy Prophet (uwbp) said.
"If someone throughout his life keeps the fasts of Ramadaan and keeps six (6) consecutive fasts
in Shawwaal it will be as though he has kept a whole life time of fasts. Also, if someone fast for
six (6) consecutive days in Shawwaal it will be as though he has fasted all year round." (Muslim).
1. Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah (R.A) was born in the month of Shawwaal four (4) years
after Prophet hood and nine (9) years before the Hijrah.
2. Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah (R.A.) was married to the Holy Prophet (uwbp) in the month
of Shawwaal, ten (10) years after Prophethood which is three (3) years before the Hijrah.
3. The fight between Banu Qaynaqaa took place between the battle of Badr and Uhud, in
the month of Shawwaal 2 A.H.after the Hijrah.
4. The battle of Uhud also took place in the month of Shawwaal, three (3) years after the Hijrah.
5. Hadhrat Hussain (R.A) the Holy Prophet's (uwbp) grandson (son of Hadhrat Fatima
R.A.) was born in the month of Shawwaal four (4) years after the Hijrah
6. The Holy Prophet (uwbp) married Hadhrat Umme Salamah (R.A.) in the month of
Shawwaal in the 4th year after the Hijrah.
7. Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah's (R.A) mother passed away in year 5A.H.
8. The Holy Prophet's (uwbp) uncle, Abu Talib departed from this world in the middle of
Shawwaal in the year 5A.H.
9. Imam Bukhari (R.A.) was born on a Friday in the month of Shawwaal in the year 194 A.H.
New Moon for the Month of Shawwaal - 1436 A.H.
The Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association (ASJA) wishes to confirm that the month of
Ramadan 1436 A.H. will complete its thirtieth (30) day today (Friday 17th.July) at sunset.
Accordingly, today Saturday, July 18th will be the first day in the month of Shawwaal 1436 A.H.
which is the day of EID-ul-FITR.
The ASJA and the Moon Sighting Committee wishes the Muslim Community Allah's bless-
ings on this auspicious occasion, the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Imam Raffaic Mohamed
Chairman, Moon Sighting Committee (ASJA)
There shall be
tives to describe
of T&T and Mex-
ico, especially as
the result of their
Gold Cup game on
was of such
their standing in
This was one of the best team efforts that I have
seen for many years from a national football team.
The ultimate result was satisfactory, but the beauty
of tactical expression of classic football from both
sides, was a step up for our national team.
It was necessary to ask questions to evaluate
Stephen Hart and his squad.
Having seen the first two matches, there were
hints of good but inconsistent play.
Three goals in 24 minutes against Guatemala, fol-
lowed by a lethargic spell of unforced errors, an
uninvited degree of nonchalance instead of carrying
on the aggression which brought them the goals,
was not good.
They actually lost the second half to Guatemala,
simply because they became complacent and certain
players decided that individualism was better than
taking a united fight to their opponents. Guatemala
not only scored, but missed four chances in the sec-
Their next encounter against Cuba was more wor-
thy of victory, with a fluidity in the mobility of their
key players, and mixing good attacking principles
with sturdy defending.
Wednesday night brought together a style and
consistency which drew all the assets of good sensible
passing and exchanging positions in order to force
the Mexicans to pay close attention.
The Warriors actually shared a similar percentage
with their Mexican opponents who are well known
for their slick short passing, inclusive of a number
of "wall passes".
The style of play in the first half sent me in search
of reasons for their success.
The starting eleven provided the answers.
There was the skill and penetrative talent of Joevin
Jones, the hard work in midfield of Khareem Hyland,
the physical and mental toughness of Sheldon Bateau.
The man wearing the number #20 shirt, Cummings,
Joyance Marshall in central defense, the reliability
of Kevon George, and Cordel Cato playing in a for-
ward position which is where he is most potent,
were all key to the outcome.
Kenwyne Jones excessive workrate in and out of
the attacking line, tackling opposing defenders for
repossession of the ball and his strong aerial ability
being utilized to full capacity, elicited a new dawn
of football and the potential of a powerful team in
Hopes high in hunt for gold
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