Update From Muslim Chaplain Team
Dear Students and Staff,
Assalaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,
We pray this message reaches you in the best of Imaan, health and safety.
عَنْ صُهَيْبٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم “ عَجَبًا لأَمْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِ إِنَّ أَمْرَهُ كُلَّهُ خَيْرٌ وَلَيْسَ ذَاكَ لأَحَدٍ إِلاَّ لِلْمُؤْمِنِ إِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ سَرَّاءُ شَكَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ ضَرَّاءُ صَبَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ ”
Suhaib reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:
Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer for if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (God), thus there is a good for him in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation (and endures it patiently), there is a good for him in it.[Sahih Muslim 2999]
The current COVID-19 situation is a trying time for all of us. It is a time for us to be patient and hope reward from Allah, a time to return to Allah in repentance and a time to reform our lives in a positive way.
This Ramadaan 1441AH / 2020CE is quickly approaching and despite our current circumstances we can look forward to a great reward from Allah and make the best out of the current situation. In this email we have some important points about the Ramadaan situation at QUT, followed by some tips about how we can make our Ramadaan special in these difficult times.
Important Information about Ramadaan 1441AH / 2020CE
Due to the constantly changing COVID-19 situation, the Government and University are constantly updating their regulations with respect to places of worship and large gatherings.
This has greatly impacted the way we organise our regular Ramadaan activities, which include daily community Iftaars and Taraaweeh.
As the prayer room has been mandatorily closed, large gatherings prohibited and generally the University has been closed, unfortunately, we do not expect to have the usual Ramadaan activities this year.
That being said, we will continue to keep a close eye on the situation and updates from the Government and University and reassess the Ramadaan activities in accordance with health guidelines of the State and Federal Governments and WHO.
Stay tuned to our email list for further updates on the situation.
Help during the lockdown period
If you or anyone you, local or international students, especially the International students who have no family here, need help during the COVID19 shutdown period, please contact us, we are here to help inshaAllah. Please contact the Muslim Chaplain at the Uni (Sheikh Aslam Hussain) and the Chaplain’s Volunteers Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning of Ramadaan
We will be following the Ramadaan announcement by the Moon Sighting Australia Committee. https://moonsightingaustralia.info
According to their latest announcement, the moon sighting will be carried out on Thursday night and the beginning of Ramadan will thus he either on Friday or Saturday according to moonsighting (Note: it is on Friday according to Calculations following opinion holders). To know when Ramadan begins via moon sighting, you can check https://twitter.com/moonsightingau for live updates. Also, we will inform everyone of the announcement of beginning of Ramadan on our website of the Muslim Chaplain at the Uni, https//mcatqut.com and via this mailing list also inshaAllah.
You can find some more info on Ramadan below. We pray you find it beneficial.
Muslim Chaplain (Sheikh Aslam Hussain),
Muslim Chaplain Volunteers Team