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The Stranger Danger​

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Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2019 07:22

In an age where kidnapping, child-trafficking, child-abuse, drug addiction, gangsterism and other societal scourges are on the rise, almost every parent will, at some point, stress and emphasize on their children the danger of strangers. Parents warn their children to never take a lift with a stranger, never speak or disclose personal information to a stranger and never accept a gift from a stranger. In short, they urge them to never stay close to strangers.

Such is the concern for safety that if any father hears a sound in the yard (let alone in the house itself), he will rush to the defence of his near and dear ones. He will press the panic button, grab his gun, switch on the flood lights and phone the neighbours.

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The Manner of Raising and Educating Young Girls in the Past? (Part 1)

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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2019 09:20

In the past, it was the norm for mothers to call their daughters and make them sit in their company. They would speak to their daughters and discuss things that were interesting, enjoyable and light-hearted. They would make them memorize those surahs of the Quraan Majeed that are generally recited in salaah and would gradually make them practice on the various laws, injunctions and obligations of Deen.

Once the mothers were satisfied (and confident that their daughters had acquired the Deeni knowledge that they would require in life), they would then commence teaching them social etiquettes and the correct manner of interacting with different people. They would keep a perpetual watch on the manner in which their daughters conducted with people and would scrutinize their daughters’ every action and behaviour.

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Creamy Garlic Butter Chicken

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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2019 13:53

Ingredients:

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp salt

1 tsp red chilli paste

¼ tsp arad

1 tsp crushed garlic

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Easy Naan

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:42

3 cup flour

1 ½ tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

2 tsp yeast (preferably instant)

1 Tbsp melted butter

1 egg

2 Tbsp yoghurt

¾ cup warm milk

¼ cup water

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The Furnace of Love​

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2019 16:14

Iron is a substance renowned for its strength and resilience. Hence, iron, in its various alloys (a form where it is mixed with another metal) is used extensively in the building industry, especially to support concrete slabs, reinforce foundations, etc. However, have we ever wondered how iron is shaped? After all, we find it available in a multitude of sizes and shapes!

The answer is that for iron to be shaped, it must be heated in a furnace. Once the iron is red-hot, it softens to some extent, becoming malleable (easily shaped without breaking) and accommodating. It is then easy for the blacksmith to mould the metal into the shape he desires. 

In a similar manner, some husband’s have temperaments of ‘iron’. They are ‘hard’ men, unyielding and firm. This certainly has some positives, as such people rarely, if ever, compromise on their standards and values. Furthermore, such people tend to be steadfast, committed, principled and punctual. However, just as everything in life has cons, there are some cons to this as well.

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