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A Healthy Lifestyle

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Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:25

Health is the expression of harmonious balance between the components in a person’s body, the environment and the lifestyle of the person. When a person is healthy, by all these factors being in balance, his body will be able to heal itself and fight sickness on its own. The goal is thus to assist the body maintain its balance by having a healthy lifestyle.

Some guidelines to a healthy lifestyle are:

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White Chocolate Ice-Cream

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Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2015 16:25

2 cup cream

2 tbsp. sugar

¾ cup milk

Pinch of salt

Heat the above but do not boil.

Whisk together 5 yolks and 2 tbsp. sugar

Whisk +/- ¼ cup hot milk mixture into the yolks.

Pour it back into the pot and mix.

Cook over medium heat till it thickens (it will cling to a metal spoon when you dip it in).

Strain mixture into a bowl.

Add 1 ¼ cup melted white chocolate and ¼ tsp vanilla essence.

Chill overnight.

When churning, add ¾ cup roasted almonds or ¼ cup raspberry puree.

   

Rules of a Muslim Home (#10) – Kindness to One’s Neighbour (Part One)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015 16:47

Among the important rules of a Muslim home is being kind and considerate to one’s neighbours. There are numerous ahaadeeth that explain the rights of the neighbour.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had once mentioned: “Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) has been repeatedly stressing upon me the rights of the neighbour to such an extent that I thought the neighbour would soon be made to inherit in one’s estate.” (Saheeh Bukhaari #6014)

Once the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) enquired from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam): “What are the rights of the neighbour?” He (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied:

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Hearts make Homes

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:34

All it takes to build a house is a few hands. To build a home, however, hearts are needed. When bricks join and bond, a house is made and when hearts join and bond, a home is made. For married couples to make a home, it is essential that they “have a heart” – be tolerant and overlook each other’s faults. If they are not willing to forgive and forget, trivial issues will erupt into big arguments. This will eventually result in the couple becoming the talk of the town with their “dirty laundry” hanging out for all to see.

When cutlery is kept together in the same drawer, the spoons and forks will definitely clash and make noise. Similarly, when the husband and wife are close, some arguments are bound to take place. Despite the bickering and arguing, if one of them has to pass away, all the fights will be forgotten and the surviving partner will cry over the happy memories.

It often happens that a divorce is issued in the midst of a heated argument. Only later on do the couple come to their senses, at which point they start wringing their hands in regret. The depression, at times, even drives them to the point of insanity. Couples thus need to bond their hearts in such a way that they insha-Allah remain united until death does them apart. 

   

Stretch to Beat Back Pain

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Last Updated on Saturday, 17 October 2015 15:24

A Canadian chiropractor who specializes in natural approaches to health problems says that 80% of his patients actually have overly tight hamstrings, resulting in lower-back pain. He explains, “Your hamstrings are the muscles that run from behind your knees to the bottom of your pelvis. If they are tight, there is a constant downward pull on your pelvis. Since your pelvis is the foundation of your lower back and spine, this contributes to an unstable lower back and a greater chance of intermittent sprains and strains.” Even regular professional treatment won’t correct the back pain problem if the root cause is not eradicated. To test for overly tight hamstrings, lie flat on your back, legs relaxed, and have someone lift your leg by the foot to a 90 degree angle. If this is difficult, you need to stretch.

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