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Coconut Butter Balls

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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 April 2018 09:49

Cream 240g of softened butter for 3 minutes.

Add 1/3 cup icing sugar and beat for 1 minute.

Add 2 tsp of vanilla essence and beat till combined.

Add:

2 ¼ cup flour

¾ tsp baking powder

2/3 cup desiccated coconut.

Beat just till the dry ingredients are absorbed.

Take 2 tsp of dough at a time and roll into balls.

Bake on greased trays at 180 degrees celsius for 11 minutes.

While still warm dredge in icing sugar.

   

Betraying Bedroom Secrets

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:17

Imagine confiding in your best friend and revealing your deepest, darkest secret to her. However, to your utter dismay and horror, she then proceeds to broadcast your secret to all of society! How would you feel and what would your reaction be?

In all probability, you would feel mortified (extremely embarrassed) and would regard your ‘friend’ to be a backstabber. You would never again trust her and would be reluctant to even remain friends with her.

In this regard, one of the most important and serious secrets and trusts which should never ever be betrayed or revealed is the secret and trust of “bedroom secrets”.

Abu Sa‘eed Khudri (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Indeed the greatest (betrayal of a) trust and secret in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala on the Day of Qiyaamah is (the betrayal) of a man who is intimate with his wife, and she is intimate with him, and he thereafter reveals her secret.” (Saheeh Muslim #3543)

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Talk of the Town

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Last Updated on Saturday, 14 April 2018 14:59

In essence, a house is nothing more than a place of shelter and refuge in which a person lives. Hence, in the past, homes were simple and often small structures, yet were open to family and guests alike, housing them happily and comfortably for as long as they required.

As time passed, however, houses ‘evolved’. Boundaries expanded, fences rose, rooms multiplied, floors were tiled and carpeted, walls were painted, gardens bloomed, pools sparkled, air conditioners were installed, and in general, everything ‘improved’.

Some of these improvements, such as appliances, led to more ease and a better “quality of life”. While improvements such as electric fencing led to increased security. Other improvements like painting, etc. fulfilled the purpose of making the home appear presentable e.g. painting the wall.

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Farming for the Future

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 April 2018 13:54

There was once a farmer who planted a seed. With great care, he pressed the seed into the ground, marked the area and watered the small mound of soil. Day after day, he diligently watered the seed, watching as it gradually sunk its roots into the soil and pushed its tender stem out of the ground, emerging into the light.

As time passed, the plant grew stronger and firmer, and the aging farmer grew weaker and frailer. Yet, not for a single day did he neglect to water and tend to the tree. Without fail, he would examine the leaves and branches for signs of fungus, disease and pests. He would tie the thin trunk to a wooden stake embedded into the ground to ensure that the trunk grew straight and not crooked. He would prune the plant to promote growth and would hasten to shelter it when the weather became inclement.

Seeing this unceasing effort, someone asked the aging farmer, “Why are you undergoing all this trouble?” The farmer replied, “This tree is my investment. One day, it will give shade and shelter to people and feed them as well. Even if I am not alive at the time, I will surely reap the rewards!”

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Lemon and Date Chicken

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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 March 2018 06:14

A light and bright chicken dish

Marinate 1 chicken cut into pieces in:

½ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 tsp ginger garlic

1 tsp dhana jeero

1 tsp green chillies

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