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What is "Strive to Bring Aive"

The purpose of this column is to motivate and encourage everyone to make an attempt to bring alive the very simple actions that will be presented every two weeks. Insha-Allah by making these very easy actions part of our daily lives, we will benefit from the blessings of practising on these a’amaal and they will also become a stepping stone towards doing greater actions.
As a means of encouragement to others, and also to spur us ahead, a vote counter has been attached. The idea is that for two weeks every person reading this column should make an effort to practice on the ‘amal (action) presented. At the end of the two weeks, those who have practiced upon it for at least one week or more should vote “YES.” This will Insha-Allah encourage others also to do the same.

Bring Alive

No More Magz and News

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 15:26

By and large, the magazines and newspapers of today are filled with the same things. Nearly every edition must have:

· How to lose weight (which gives or reinforces the complex within people that they will never be happy or successful unless they are slim and trim).

· Advertisements of the latest products and trendiest homes (which creates discontentment and greed in the heart as we fell that what Allah has already given us is not good enough).

· Love advice (which teaches you how to indulge in zina in the easiest way possible).

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Enjoying Arabic

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:34

Little children love writing and colouring. As mothers, we need to take advantage of this interest and use it to benefit the child. Let us start by using this as a medium to introduce them to the language of the Quraan Majeed, the language of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the language of Jannat - “Arabic”.

Start with the Arabic alphabet and take it one letter at a time. Our child should continuously write out that letter until he is able to write it easily and clearly. If done correctly, this entire exercise will not only be fun and interesting for the child but will also enhance the child’s ability to easily recognize the letters of the Arabic alphabet.

With time we can move onto small, easy words and we will be greatly pleased to see that all of this will create a bond and love in the child’s heart for the Arabic language. This will insha-Allah ultimately embed the love of the Quraan Majeed in the child’s life, aameen!

   

The Ins and Outs of Change

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:11

The average woman of today is constantly on the “change”. Be it in her clothing, her home or her cooking, she appreciates and looks forward to variety and change. Her creative mind is constantly restyling her outfits, rearranging her home or replacing her old recipes.

As such, the day should most definitely dawn upon her where she realises, “I am changing everything on me and around me, thus earning the praises and the admiration of people; is it not now time for me to change from within?”

The instant we begin to change our inside, we will begin to enjoy the long anticipated contact with our Allah Ta‘ala that we had previously lost. Our focus will now be deen, hence those women who come into contact with us will also be inspired to change from within. Our conversations, instead of centring on temptations of the world which are actually only filled with gloom, will rather be abloom with the colourful, unlimited variety of the hereafter.

Let us strive to change from within and enjoy even the outside from within.

   

The Worst Best

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 15:16

A person once instructed his servant to slaughter a goat and return with its two best parts. The servant went and soon returned with the heart and tongue of the goat. The master next instructed the servant to slaughter a second goat, and to this time present its two worst parts. The servant went and again returned with the goat’s heart and tongue!

The master was confused as to how the heart and tongue could be both the best and worst at the same time.

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Freezer is not Working

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 08:44

Two weeks before Ramadhaan, you were pleasantly surprised by your ‘hubby’ with a gift that you needed most at that time … the biggest upright freezer that can comfortably and neatly accommodate all those tupperwares of savouries that you made or ordered with sooo much of difficulty. You unwrap it with excitement, plug it with anticipation and then fill it till capacity.

The next day, when you went to grudgingly take out some samoosas for an unexpected guest, you were shocked to see that all your savouries had melted and some were even giving off a stench.

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