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A Saint’s Advice to his Daughter

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:50

The respected daughter of ‘Aarif Billah Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammed Akhtar (rahimahullah) had always harboured the desire and longing to perform ‘umrah at least once with her father. Accordingly, Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammed Akhtar (rahimahullah) decided to perform ‘umrah, but was thereafter forced to postpone the trip on account of his illness and weakness.

The respected daughter of Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammed Akhtar (rahimahullah) was naturally disappointed that she would not be able to perform ‘umrah with her father. Nevertheless, her husband, Manzar Mia, decided that they would proceed with the trip.

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Water-Wise

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2018 13:48

Did you know:

- Globally, the average water consumption is 173 liters per person daily?

- In South Africa, the average water consumption is 235 liters per person daily?

- A 5 minute shower uses approximately 80 liters of water?

- A running tap can use up to 8 liters a minute?

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Enable the Disabled

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2018 09:51

Screeeech! Crash!

In a matter of seconds, it was over. The car went off the road and capsized, injuring the occupants within. An hour later, they were all in the emergency ward of the hospital with their loved ones waiting outside, fervently engaged in du‘aa. Finally, the surgeon brought them some news. They had all survived and had sustained no serious injuries – besides their young child. His spine had been broken, leaving him paralyzed!

May Allah Ta‘ala save us all from being tested with such a tragedy. Nevertheless, when a family is faced with the above situation, what generally happens? No parent can bear to see their beloved child in pain and difficulty, and no person would wish for their family member to be disabled and wheelchair-bound. Hence, the effort to “enable the disabled” commences. They seek the very best neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, aqua therapists and every other possible therapist that they feel may assist them. From India to USA, they will travel the world to find a cure for their beloved child. They beseech the saintly ‘Ulama of the time to make du‘aa for their child and even give sadaqah on his behalf. The reason? They wish him to be cured of his physical ailment.

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Belgian Waffles

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 09:04

Crisp, buttery and light as air. Delicious with or without toppings.

Melt 180g of butter in a large bowl.

Separate two eggs.

Whisk the two egg yolks along with 1 ½ cup milk and 1 tsp of vanilla essence into the melted butter.

Add to the above:

2 cup sifted flour

3 Tbsp sugar

4 tsp baking powder

Mix till combined.

In a clean bowl, whisk the 2 egg whites till stiff peaks form.

Fold the egg whites into the batter.

Cook in a waffle iron till golden brown.

Serve hot with ice cream and sauces of your choice.

Keep leftover waffles in the freezer. Lightly toast in the toaster when ready to eat.

   

Iced Mocha

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 15:28

When you need a little help to stay awake for extra ‘ibaadah

Makes 3 glasses

Dissolve 3 to 5 teaspoons (depending on how strong you like your coffee) of Nescafe coffee powder (regular or decaf) in 180ml of warm water. Alternatively you can use 6 shots of espresso.

Pour your coffee into your blender together with:

1 cup of ice cubes

1 ½ glasses of cold milk

6 tsp of chocolate nesquik powder

3 Tbsp of chocolate syrup

Blend on high speed until the ice is slushy.

Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup if desired.

   

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