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Marie Pops


Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2016 15:24


¼ lb Butter

2 Tbsp cocoa

2 Tbsp castor sugar

¼ cup cut almonds

1 packet Marie biscuits

1 Tbsp golden syrup

2 Tbsp condensed milk

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Savoury Lollipops


Last Updated on Sunday, 29 May 2016 12:07

Step 1

½ kg cubed chicken fillet

Braise with garlic, green masala and ½ tsp black crushed pepper (make hot)

Then add chopped dhania

Step 2

Make mash with 4 large potatoes

Add garlic, salt, green chillies, lemon juice, dhania and spring onions

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#12) – Respect (Part Two)


Last Updated on Saturday, 21 May 2016 16:06

The following are some of the important aspects that have to be respected in a Muslim home:


While respect for elders is fast decreasing in general, shocking incidents regularly come to light indicating the level to which respect for parents has fallen. The Quraan declares: “Do not even say oof to them (parents).” (Surah Israa’ v23) The word “oof” in the Arabic language is to denote the slightest degree of displeasure. How then can it ever be permissible to talk harshly to one’s parents or to argue with them? Yet, parents are physically abused by their children. May Allah Ta‘ala save us. Such treatment towards parents will only invite calamities upon oneself.

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#12) – Respect (Part One)


Last Updated on Saturday, 07 May 2016 10:19

The Quraan Majeed and ahaadeeth strongly emphasise the lesson of respect. Every household should endeavour that the inmates of the house display a high level of respect in everything that they say or do. If you show respect, you will earn respect.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) also stressed the lesson of respect upon the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) at every occasion. A hadeeth clearly proclaims: “He who does not respect the elders amongst us and is not merciful upon the young, is not one of us.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4943) Another hadeeth states: “Verily it is from the dictates of the respect for Allah Ta‘ala to respect a Muslim of advanced age, to respect a haafiz of the Quraan who does neither exceed its bounds nor does he disregard it and to respect a just ruler.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4843)

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Ten Steps to Winning his Heart


Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:19

‘Amr bin Hujr Kindi had sent a proposal to ‘Auf bin Muhallam Shaibaanee asking for the hand of his daughter, Ummu Iyaas, in marriage. On receiving the proposal, the father of Ummu Iyaas, ‘Auf, decided to accept it.

When the night arrived for Ummu Iyaas to leave her parents’ home and depart for the home of her husband, her mother came to her and said, “O my beloved daughter! You are about to leave the home in which you were born and the ‘nest’ which you have now outgrown. You are going to live with a man whom you do not know and a companion with whom you are unfamiliar. You should therefore become his slave girl so that he will, in turn, become your slave. Pay special attention to the following ten aspects as you will find them to be a great resource in assisting you to enjoy a happy marriage: 

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