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RAJAB 1435 A.H.
Virtues and Events of the Month:
Rajab is the seventh (7th) month of the Islamic Calendar and it's meaning is "To
l. The Holy Prophet ascended to Heaven on the 27th of Rajab. (This night
will correspond to
Monday, 26th May 2014 -- 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 bat-
tle which the Holy Prophet participated in.
4. The second Oath of Aqabah took place in Rajab, 12 A.H.
Deaths in Rajab
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.
New Moon for the month of Rajab 1435 A.H.
The Anjuman Sunnat ul Jamaat Association (ASJA) wishes to confirm that the
New Moon for the month of Rajab 1435 A.H. was sighted on Wednesday, April
Accordingly, the first (1st) day of the month of Rajab corresponds to Thursday,
May 1st 2014 in the English calendar.
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LONDON---England recalled leading
one-day international wicket-taker
James Anderson for its 13-man squad
to face Scotland next week, while bats-
man Joe Root returned from injury.
Pace bowler Anderson has not played
ODI cricket since June, when he broke
the England wicket-taking record in
the format, taking his 235th against
Australia in the Champions Trophy. He
was rested for ODIs against Australia
and the West Indies during the win-
ter.Root broke his thumb in March, but
was back playing for Yorkshire, while
seamers Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan
remain injured. Nottinghamshire left-
arm pace bowler Harry Gurney was
the sole uncapped player.
Otherwise, the first squad chosen by
new coach Peter Moores and the
revamped selection panel featured no
surprises. The match against Scotland
is on May 9 in Aberdeen.
There was no recall for Middlesex
pace bowler Steven Finn, who left Eng-
land s tour of Australia early in January
due to poor form.
Graham Gooch, the batting coach
since 2009, departed earlier Thursday,
handing over the responsibility to Gra-
ham Thorpe. (AP)
Anderson back for
England ODI vs Scotland
England: Alistair Cook (captain),
Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary
Balance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Jos
Buttler, Harry Gurney, Chris Jordan,
Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, James
Tredwell, Chris Woakes.
LONDON---Graham Gooch has quit
as batting coach of the England cricket
team, ending his almost five-year
tenure and following the departure of
head coach Andy Flower in the wake
of the Ashes series defeat in Australia
earlier this year.
The England Cricket Board released
a statement yesterday confirming
Gooch s resignation.
The former test batsman says he
decided to stand down after discussions
with England captain Alastair Cook.
Gooch says Cook "informed me that
he was in favor of change---although
this was sad news, I respect his, and
new coach Peter Moores, right to imple-
ment this change of direction." (AP)
DUBAI---Billy Bowden has
returned to the ICC elite panel of
umpires, replacing New Zealand
compatriot Tony Hill.
The ICC said in a statement yes-
terday that Bowden was the only
change to the list of elite umpires
for the year 2014-15.
Hill stepped down from the
panel earlier this year after becom-
ing umpires coach for New Zealand
The 12-member elite panel of
umpires consists of Aleem Dar,
Billy Bowden, Kumar Dharmasena,
Steve Davis, Marais Erasmus, Ian
Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard
Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce
Oxenford, Paul Reiffel and Rod
Bowden, known for his eccen-
tric signaling style, has officiated
in 76 test matches, 189 one-day
internationals and 21 Twenty20s
and has previously served on
elite panel in between 2003-13.
DHAKA---Shane Jurgensen has
quit as Bangladesh head coach
after a string of poor perform-
ances by the team sparked severe
criticism from the country s
Jurgensen sent a letter from his
home in Australia to the
Bangladesh Cricket Board saying
he would leave his post after
Bangladesh s limited-overs series
against India, scheduled to be held
The BCB on Monday confirmed
it received the resignation, but is
yet to formally accept it because
BCB President Nazmul Hasan is
away in Singapore.
Jurgensen steered Bangladesh to
an ODI series win against New
Zealand, before a series loss to Sri
Lanka and miserable Asia Cup and
World Twenty20 campaigns.
Following the World Twenty20,
Hassan said he was considering
radical changes in the team and
its support staff.
Bangladesh media at the time
reported that a change in the
coaching position was imminent,
and the new coach would likely
need to have some batting pedi-
Jurgensen, initially the
Bangladesh bowling coach, became
head coach in February 2013 after
a stint in a caretaker capacity
against the West Indies in 2012
following the departure of Richard
He was given a two-year con-
tract until the 2015 World Cup.
"We are not clear why he
stepped down from his post, but
we speculated that the media
reports could have prompted," it,
BCB media spokesman Jalal
"The media reports are all about
speculation. Nothing was official,"
Younus said. (AP)
Gooch quits as England batting coach
Bowden returns to elite panel of umpires
Jurgensen leaves Bangladesh team
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