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Chocolate Chip Coffee Muffins

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Last Updated on Saturday, 25 February 2017 14:25 Saturday, 25 February 2017 06:31

A quick treat for any time of the week.

Combine:

2 ¼ cups flour

¾ cup sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

½ tsp cinnamon

Whisk together:

1 cup milk

½ cup melted butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 large eggs

Dissolve 2 Tbsp instant coffee in 2 Tbsp hot water. Mix all the ingredients together till smooth.

Fold in ½ to 1 cup of chopped white chocolate or any chocolate of your choice. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full. Bake on 180 degrees for 15 minutes.

   

Reaching Allah Ta‘ala Quickly

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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 February 2017 16:06 Thursday, 23 February 2017 16:00

Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahimahullah) once mentioned:

The reward that a women receives for exercising patience over her difficulties in managing the home and fulfilling the rights of her husband and children is sometimes so great that it makes her ‘reach’ Allah Ta‘ala very quickly. This, however, is conditional to her obedience to Allah Ta‘ala; fulfilling His rights, the rights of His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and the rights of His creation.

Women who have a number of children and sometimes even a temperamental husband, together with many household chores and other responsibilities, often think that they cannot achieve the ranks of the special friends of Allah Ta‘ala because they do not have time for ‘wazeefahs’ and nawaafil (optional prayers).

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Rights of the Daughter-in-Law

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Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2017 21:08 Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:13

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

I require some advice regarding the rights of daughter-in-laws. My mother-in-law swore at me and said that I was never a daughter-in-law to her so she doesn’t care and doesn’t want anything to do with me. My father-in-law even called me shouting and screaming and telling me that my mother-in-law won’t ask for maaf and I must lower myself. He then cut the call. 

After this I am completely heartbroken as well as disheartened towards them. I do not want to go to their home or see them anymore. Please advise the best and correct way to handle this situation. It is very difficult to suppress my feelings, because every time I see them I will remember how disrespectful and demeaning they are to the daughter-in-law of the house. Is this fair to me as a daughter-in-law and what are my rights? 

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Outstanding Honesty

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2017 08:49 Monday, 20 February 2017 08:44

‘Abdullah, the nephew of Muslim bin Sa’d (rahimahullah), narrates the following incident:

I once intended to perform hajj. On learning of my intention, my mother’s brother, Muslim (rahimahullah), handed me ten thousand Dirhams and said, “Seek the poorest household from the people of Madeenah Munawwarah and give these Dirhams to them.”

When I entered Madeenah Munawwarah, I asked the people to show me the poorest household among them. They thus directed me to a certain home to which I thereafter proceeded. On reaching the home, I knocked on the door. My knock was soon answered by a woman who asked me who I was. I replied, “I am a man from Baghdad who has been entrusted with ten thousand Dirhams and instructed to give them to the poorest household from the people of Madeenah Munawwarah. Please take this wealth, as your household has been described as the poorest household in Madeenah Munawwarah.”

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#14) – Leaving the Home

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Last Updated on Saturday, 18 February 2017 16:06 Saturday, 18 February 2017 16:03

A woman should strive to remain at home and not emerge unless there is a valid need to do so (e.g. to visit her parents or relatives, or to visit the sick, or to console the bereaved, etc.).

When leaving home, one should recite the following du‘aa:

بِسْمِ اللهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى الله لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِالله​

In the name of Allah Ta‘ala. I place my reliance upon Allah Ta‘ala. There is no power (to do good) nor any ability (to refrain from evil) except with Allah Ta‘ala.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has said that when a person leaves his home and recites the above du‘aa, the Angels say to him, “You have been guided, your needs have been taken care of and you have been protected.” On account of reciting this du‘aa, Shaitaan then moves away from this person. (Sunan Abi Dawood #5095)

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