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Dealing with Inlaws

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 06:22

Faqihul Ummah, Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) was among the great luminaries of the recent past. He served as the Head Mufti of the world renowned Darul Uloom Deoband for many years, during which he also taught Saheeh Bukhari. Thousands of students had qualified under his hands in the science of Hadeeth and jurisprudence, including many Senior Ulama and most of the Senior Muftis of our country. Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahimahullah) was also the spiritual guide of thousands of people throughout the world. His sterling advice has helped thousands of people to overcome many problems and difficulties.Hereunder is an answer to a question posed to him.

Respected Mufti Saheb

As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh

I am now living with my in-laws and life has become very difficult. My husband is very unfair to me. He cares more for his mother and sisters while I get the ‘back seat’ for everything. I am treated like dirt while he thinks the world of them. My husband has now decided to go for Umrah and intends to take his mother and sisters along but does not intend taking me with him....

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Are we Chasing away the Angels

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:25

Angels of mercy do not enter a house that contains pictures of animate objects. Nowadays, children’s bedding, clothing, curtaining, stationery and toys are all covered with animals, actors, cartoons and characters. The human mind is such that by us continuously gazing at these pictures, an impression is left in our minds. These impressions over a period of time become our thoughts, words and actions. At times we are shocked at our child’s behavior, not realizing that our child is simply imitating a cartoon character who we have introduced the child to. Hours in front of the forbidden television screen adds fuel to the child’s love for cartoon characters and inculcates shameless and disrespectful behaviour in him/her. We teach our children not to speak to strangers, but we allow a host of strangers to keep our children entertained for hours on end in the form of the forbidden television screen. Thus they learn what the strangers tell them and act accordingly.

   

Health tips during pregnancy

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 06:44

Remember that now a child is being nourished within your own body. Every moment should be passed with caution and concern over the wellbeing of yourself and as well as your child.

 

Eat fresh green vegetables in abundance

Avoid over eating and abstain from food that causes constipation

Drink lots of milk

Abstain from tea, coffee, hot (spicy) and oily foods

In the first three months and from the seventh month onward, avoid conjugal relations with your husband

Try to get at least 8 hours of peaceful sleep

Avoid hard work and picking up very heavy objects

Remain happy and cheerful at all times

   

Stress Free Pregnancy

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:26

The moment a woman’s pregnancy is confirmed, she should express her gratitude to Allah Ta’ala, as this is indeed a great bounty of Allah Ta’ala. She should cast aside sorrows and she should try and stay happy at all times. The expectant mother should protect herself from daily disputes with the mother-in-law and sister-in-law or other members of the family. Her relationship with her husband should be one of obedience.

 She should maintain friendly and trouble free relationships with all. If she hurts someone, she should immediately apologize and forget about the dispute. She cannot afford to hold back a grudge or an ill feeling, as the evil effect of this will fall on the child she is carrying. As a true expression of gratitude to Allah Ta’ala, she should  stay away from all sin, such as the sin of not covering  herself with a veil, watching television, neglecting her salaah, living to show others, etc. Her entire life must become one of obedience and gratitude to Allah Ta’ala.

   

Port de la cruz chicken

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 06:41

A favourite dish in Venezuela, South America, this recipe is perfect to impress your In-laws or those special guests over supper Insha Allah!


You will need:

I whole chicken skinned and sliced

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped spring onion (You could substitute the spring onion With basil or leek)

1/2-3/4 cup soy sauce

100g butter

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