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Savour the True ‘Flavour’ of Qurbaani

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 11:31

We are fast approaching that special occasion which graces us only once a year – the occasion of ‘Eidul Adha or qurbaani.

As the countdown commences, the planning and preparations begin and the atmosphere is charged with excitement and joy. While the adults are locating the knives, hooks, buckets, aprons, overalls, gumboots, arranging for the carcasses to be sliced and the meat stored, etc., the children are probably running to and fro in a state of excitement. They eagerly pull on their gumboots and walk amidst the animals, ‘inspecting’ and ‘choosing’ their animals. Likewise, they beg their fathers to take them to other homes and farms so that they can see who has the biggest bull or grandest goat.

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Crispy Kaleji (Liver)

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Saturday, 18 August 2018 13:12

Wash the kaleji (liver) in vinegar.

If the liver is fresh (eg. from a qurbaani animal), soak for little while in vinegar. 

Rinse out and slice it into thin strips.

Marinate with the following:

Salt

Black pepper

Green chillies

Crushed garlic

Little vinegar

Dip the strips in flour and fry on medium heat till golden.

 

Qurbaani Posts

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:19

Through the grace of Allah Ta‘ala, over the past few years, many articles and audios regarding Qurbaani have been uploaded to the Uswatul Muslimah website. Click here for the Qurbaani Specials category.

Below are the links to a few of these articles: 

Place it under the Blade

Qurbaani FAQ

Oh Dear there's an Odour!

The Spirit of Qurbaani - e-book

An Aceepted Qurbaani - How?

 

Maintaining Modesty

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Monday, 13 August 2018 08:56

(Sayyidah Maryam [‘alaihas salaam] – Part Seven)

Sayyidah Maryam (‘alaihas salaam) bore Nabi ‘Isa (‘alaihis salaam) for the normal period of pregnancy. Thereafter, when the labour pains commenced, she went to the jungle, far away from people, to give birth to her child. As it was difficult for her to sit and stand, due to the labour pains, she went to a date palm and used it for support.

This was indeed a great test for Sayyidah Maryam (‘alaihas salaam). She was all alone with nobody to assist her. She was in pain, she had no food or drink with her, and she anticipated that people would accuse her of being unchaste and committing zina. In this state of desperation, she exclaimed, “If only I had died before this and was totally forgotten!” In order to console her, Allah Ta‘ala sent Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) to her. He stood away from her, on an area that was lower than the place she was standing on and said, “Do not grieve! Allah Ta‘ala has provided a small river below you. And shake the trunk of the date palm, it will drop fresh dates for you.”

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Rise to the Occasion

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 13:00

“Rise to the occasion” is an English maxim that is often heard and well known. The gist of this maxim is that a person should try to change and adapt in order to improve his reaction and performance under a special set of circumstances. One example of this may be a person who is suddenly faced by an emergency, yet remains level-headed and does not panic, rather adapting to the situation and securing his safety.

A person will encounter different occasions throughout his life, and the circumstances and tests of each occasion will vary. In order to pass the test, one will have to try his best to “rise to the occasion” by behaving in the manner that is expected of him at that time.

In this manner, Deen also presents us with different occasions. From a wedding to a janaazah – the demand of each occasion and the nature of each test is different. However, for a person to be able to ‘rise to the occasion’, he will have to know how to please Allah Ta‘ala in each and every situation, together with how to avoid inconveniencing people.  

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