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All Bran Rusks

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Last Updated on Saturday, 14 October 2017 10:02

Melt the following in the microwave till it bubbles:

500g butter

2 cups brown sugar

To the above add:

2 eggs

2 cups buttermilk

and mix well.

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Save the Low Pan!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 08:29

For centuries and centuries, since the beginning of time, the natural position that people globally adopted for relieving themselves was that of squatting. Indeed, this position is so natural that a child instinctively adopts it when he needs to relieve himself.

It was only around the seventeenth century that Lord John Harington invented the high-pan toilet. Despite the years that have passed since its inception, and its popularity among certain classes of society, more than half the population of the world still squat to relieve themselves.

Squatting has numerous Deeni as well as health benefits. When a person squats, there is no water directly below him – as is the case with the high-pan toilet. As it is well known, the high pan toilet has a tit-for-tat – or rather ‘splish for splash’ attitude. Suffice it to say that a person using the high-pan toilet is at great risk to suffer a splash-back. This not only messes a person’s body with najaasat (impurity) which renders salaah null and void, but is also the cause of one suffering painful punishment in the grave.

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White Chocolate and Caramel Parfait

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:47

Extremely decadent! Definitely worth all the bowls.

Melt 300g of white chocolate.

Whisk 3 egg yolks, 3 Tbsp castor sugar and 1 tsp vanilla essence till pale and thick.

In a separate bowl whip 1 cup fresh cream till thick.

In another clean bowl whisk 3 egg whites till stiff.

Fold the melted chocolate into the egg yolk mixture.

Fold in the egg whites followed by the fresh cream.

Chop 1 box of Romany Creams into small pieces.

Stir 1 can caramel treat till smooth.

Layer your mousse, caramel treat and biscuit pieces in glasses or a trifle bowl.

Refrigerate to set. Eat within 3 days as the mousse will become grainy when kept for too long.

   

A Sweet and Simple Nikaah

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:24

Sa‘eed bin Musayyab (rahimahullah) was an illustrious Taabi‘ee who was the son-in-law and student of Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

Abu Wadaa‘ah (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

I would regularly sit in the gathering of Sa‘eed bin Musayyab (rahimahullah). However, there was once a period during which I remained absent for a few days. On my return, Sa‘eed bin Musayyab (rahimahullah) asked me, “Where were you?” I replied, “My wife passed away and I was thus preoccupied (with the funeral).” Hearing that my wife had passed away, Sa‘eed bin Musayyab (rahimahullah) exclaimed, “Why did you not inform me of her demise so that I could have attended the funeral!”

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#16) – Sleeping Early

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Last Updated on Saturday, 16 September 2017 16:18

Among the important rules of a Muslim home is that all members of the house sleep early. Thus, the entire family should retire to bed after performing the ‘Esha Salaah. There are great physical as well as spiritual benefits in this. In order to maintain one’s health, one must enjoy sound sleep. Many illnesses are related to the lack of sleep or the lack of good sleeping habits. The Mashaayikh generally advise that a person get at least six hours of sound sleep daily. One cannot function efficiently without having sufficient sleep.

Allah Ta‘ala mentions in Surah Rum:

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