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Stockpiling!

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:57

Currently, with the national lockdown due to the Coronavirus, many people understandably went into a state of panic. This panic and anxiety precipitated a phenomenon known as ‘stockpiling’, where people rushed to supermarkets and grocery stores to stock up on all essential items.

Long life milk… Toilet paper… Bread… Canned food… Pasta… Frozen vegetables and meat… Medications… All these items – and more – suddenly came into high demand as people became housebound and realized that for the next 21 days, they would be restricted in exiting their homes.

The reality, however, is that the grocery stores are still open, and the shelves are still being restocked. Yet, despite this reassurance and the continued supply of essentials, our fear of the lockdown is so intense that we still hasten to stockpile, adopting the most extreme precautions to guarantee our survival in a time of uncertainty.

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Lemongrass Cooler

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 March 2020 15:49

Ingredients:

15 lemongrass leaves

2 Iitres water

½ cup sugar

2 Tbsp lime cordial

green colouring

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Shut the Door!

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Last Updated on Saturday, 22 February 2020 15:27

It is almost every person’s nightmare to wake up, in the middle of the night, and see a complete stranger standing at the foot of the bed, gun in hand. In fact, this fear of an intrusion is so firmly entrenched in the minds of people, that before retiring to bed they ensure that they lock all doors, close all windows, switch on the floodlights and activate the alarm.

But what many people forget is the intruder you DON’T see at the foot of your bed (or anywhere else at all for that matter) - the shayaateen and evil jinn. They enter the home with mischievous motives, surreptitiously sowing the seeds of discord and disharmony, whispering evil insinuations into the hearts and doing their best to spread grief, heartache, unhappiness and sorrow among the household.

Furthermore, there is no fence, whether electrified or with barbed wire, and there is no door, gate, burglar bar or alarm that can prevent their entry. Rather, they enter when they wish, from where they wish, and stay as long as they wish, causing more and more damage, day by day.

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Maintaining Moderation in Upbringing #1

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2020 15:16

(Advice of ‘Allaamah ‘Abdul Wahhaab Sha’raani [rahimahullah])

‘Allaamah ‘Abdul Wahhaab Sha’raani (rahimahullah) was a renowned ‘Aalim and saint who was born in Egypt in 898 A.H. and passed away in 973 A.H. He writes the following:

One of the bounties of Allah Ta‘ala which I enjoyed was the bounty of entrusting the upbringing of my children and my brothers to Allah Ta‘ala (i.e. I made the appropriate effort to raise them correctly, but trusted in Allah Ta‘ala to make my effort successful, instead of trying to force my children to submit to my will).

I judged and gauged their actions in the light of the Quraan Majeed and sunnah. Hence, when they carried out a praiseworthy action, I would tell them, “Thank Allah (for enabling you to carry out this action),” and when they carried out any disapproved action, I would tell them, “Repent to Allah Ta‘ala.”

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Dhodi and Chickpea Curry

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:51

Ingredients:

¼ tsp jeero

1 ½ tsp ginger garlic

1 tsp arad

3 Tbsp chana dhaal soaked in boiling water

1 tin chickpeas drained

1 large dhodi peeled and cubed

2 tsp dhana jeero 

1 ½ tsp chilli powder

1 tsp salt

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