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Two Vaccines


Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:13

There are two extremely essential “vaccines” with which we, as parents, need to inoculate and protect the hearts and minds of our children:

1. The love of Allah Ta‘ala – Constantly speak about the innumerable favours of Allah Ta‘ala and explain the beautiful qualities of Allah Ta‘ala to them. In this way every fibre of the child will eventually become soaked and saturated in the love of Allah Ta‘ala. The love of Allah Ta‘ala will automatically bring about total obedience to the commands of Allah Ta‘ala and will dissuade the child from chasing after the temporary pleasures of the world.

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#9) - Healthy Living


Last Updated on Saturday, 01 August 2015 15:30

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has mentioned that there are two favours which most people take lightly; good health and free time. (Saheeh Bukhaari #6412) Looking after one’s health is an essential part of a Muslim’s life. We have been repeatedly taught in the ahaadeeth to make du‘aa for good health and seek Allah Ta‘ala’s protection from dreadful diseases.

Health and sickness are both from Allah Ta‘ala alone. However, we have been commanded to take precautions. Hence if we adhere to the following points, insha-Allah, we will enjoy good health throughout our lives:

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Pastry Cones


Last Updated on Saturday, 11 July 2015 14:18


1 sheet readymade butter pastry

Egg white



Fresh cream or butter cream


Roll out pastry and cut into 1 ½ cm strips.

Grease metal cones well.

Roll pastry strips around the cones.

Brush egg white on the upper part of pastry and sprinkle with sugar.

Place on greased baking sheet and bake on 180 degrees until done.

Remove pastry from cones and crisp on 100 degrees for +/- 30 minutes.

When cool, dip the top in melted chocolate.

Before serving, fill cones with beaten fresh cream or butter cream.  


Dates – A Truly Nutritional Food


Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:22

Muslims generally break their fast by eating dates, as this is the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Together with this, it is an ideal food which is easy to digest and within half an hour of consumption, the tired body regains a renewed vigour. The reason is that a shortage of sugar in the blood is the main factor. When the body absorbs the nutritional essence of a few dates, the feeling of hunger is appeased. When taking other foods after breaking the fast with dates, much cannot be eaten. It would seem that dates then help and prevent one from excessive eating.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:05


2 egg whites

5 ml corn flour (maizena)

5 ml Vanilla Essence

3 ml white vinegar

100 g castor sugar

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