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Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association
JUMAADA-ATH-THANI 1439 A.H.
Virtues of the Month
Jumaada-ath-Thani is the sixth (6th.) month of the Islamic Calendar and the meaning is it’s
the “Second month of Summer”.
Events of this month:
• Battle of Salaasil took place in 8 A.H.
• The consigned Sariyyah Abu Ubaida Ibn Jarraah (RA) in the 6th. Hijri.
• Sariyyah: Zaid ibn Haritha (RA) 6th. Hijri
• Sariyyah: Abdullah Ibn Jahsh (RA) 2nd. Hijri
• Abu Salama (RA) died on 4th.of this month
New Moon for the month of Jumaada-ath-Thani 1439 A.H.
The Anjuman Sunnat ul Jamaat Association (ASJA) wishes to confirm that the New Moon for
the month of Jumaada-ath-Thani 1439 A.H. was not sighted on Friday, February 16th, 2018.
Accordingly, the month of Jumaada-ath-Awwal completed its thirtieth (30th.) day on
Saturday, February 17th. As a consequence, the first (1st.) day of the month of
Jumaada-ath-Thani corresponds to Sunday, February 18th, 2018 in the English calendar.
Imam Raffaic Mohamed
Chairman, Moon Sighting Committee (ASJA).
LeBron lifts All-Star
LOS ANGELES—LeBron James and
Kevin Durant swarmed all over
Stephen Curry in the final sec-
onds, preventing the NBA’s best
shooter from finding even a patch
of open air to launch a tying
Defence? In an All-Star Game?
That was just one of the many
exciting surprises created by a big
change to the league’s midseason
showcase. After James and Curry
got to draft their own teams, this
exhibition really seemed to mat-
ter to basketball’s best.
And LeBron picked a winner.
James scored 29 points and hit
the go-ahead layup with 34.5 sec-
onds to play, winning his third
All-Star Game MVP award while
his team rallied to win an uncom-
monly entertaining edition of the
event, beating Team Stephen 148-
145 Sunday night.
For the first time in 67 All-Star
games, the league abandoned the
traditional East-West format used
since 1951, instead allowing the
two captains to pick their sides.
That twist turned a sometimes
staid event into the world’s rich-
est pickup game, and the intrigue
was reflected on the Staples
Center court, where a real basket-
ball game broke out.
“I think the format was great,”
said James, who added 10 re-
bounds and eight assists in front
of LA fans salivating at the still-re-
mote possibility of the Lakers
landing the superstar as a free
agent this summer.
“The great thing about our
commissioner (Adam Silver), he’s
absolutely OK with trying some-
thing new, to change the format,
and it definitely worked out for
everybody,” James added. “It
worked out not only for the play-
ers, not only for the league, but
for our fans, for everybody. It was
a great weekend, and we capped
it off the right way.”
Both teams played real defence
for long stretches and contested
many shots, with LeBron’s group
even picking up full-court late in
the first half.
And after an entertaining dunk
contest won by Donovan Mitch-
ell and a record-setting effort
by Devin Booker in the 3-Point
Shootout, the All-Star weekend
ended with a recent novelty for
the main event: a thrilling finish.
“The game was so good,” said
a grinning Durant, who scored 19
points in his ninth All-Star Game.
“It was so competitive. It was the
best one I’ve been a part of.”
Team LeBron rallied from an
11-point deficit with six minutes
to play, finishing the game on a
25-11 run. James tied it at 144-144
on a step-back 3-pointer with 1:31
LA native DeMar DeRozan hit
one free throw to put Team Steph
back ahead, but LeBron claimed
the lead with his layup after some
sharp passing by his teammates.
DeRozan then made a turnover
on an attempted pass to Giannis
Antetokounmpo, and Russell
Westbrook broke out for a layup
with 10.7 seconds left.
Team Steph had one last
chance, but even the usually un-
guardable Curry couldn’t elude
James and Durant, who forced
him to give up the ball to DeRo-
zan, who couldn’t score over Du-
rant’s arm in his face. (AP)
dunk for justice
CHICAGO—The Rev Jesse Jackson
says he’s deeply insulted by a Fox
News host’s “attack” on Cleveland
Cavaliers star LeBron James.
Political commentator Laura
Ingraham criticised the three-
time NBA champion for his recent
comments about social issues,
suggesting he should “shut up
Jackson says it’s important for
James, Stephen (STEH’-fehn)
Curry, Kevin Durant and other
NBA players to keep speaking out
against injustice and the behavior
of President Donald Trump.
Jackson says people told Jackie
Robinson to just play baseball
and told Dr Martin Luther King Jr
to stick to the church pulpit but
Robinson and King replied that
as men they had to speak out in a
Jackson said Monday in that
tradition James’ “slam dunk for
justice is needed.”
James says he’ll continue to
“talk about what’s really impor-
Team LeBron’s LeBron James, of the
Cleveland Cavaliers, holds MVP
trophy after his team defeated Team
Stephen at the NBA All-Star
basketball game on Sunday in Los
Angeles. Team LeBron won 148-145.
Spanish police clear West Brom
players accused of taxi theft
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