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A Method of Determining Temperament​

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2019 08:43

A simple method through which one may determine the temperament of a food is through the taste of the food. There are four basic tastes and each has its own temperament. They are:

Salty: These foods are generally hot and dry.

Sweet: These foods have some heat but are predominantly moist.

Sour: These foods are cold and dry.

Pungent (spicy): These foods are generally hot and dry.

Another simple method that we can use is the following:

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Ginger Buttons

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:31

A classic biscuit with a bit of zing

Ingredients:

113g melted butter

¼ cup icing sugar

¾ tsp vanilla essence

1 cup flour

¼ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp ginger powder

1/3 cup finely chopped pecan nuts

1/6 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

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Emulating the Elders​

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:06

“A Muslimah’s Guide to Living a Blissful Life” by Sayyidah Khairun Nisaa (rahimahallah) #6

My dear daughters! Carefully observe your elders and learn intelligence from them. Strive to become like them and imbibe modesty, bashfulness, intelligence and wisdom. By doing this, you will attain success and prosperity in this world and the next. Furthermore, you will lead a life of respect, happiness and dignity.

Until good and bad examples are not placed before you and a comparison is made between them, you will not gain a true understanding. Similarly, until you are not given a complete description of how things were in the past, and the manner in which people of the past lived, interacted and socialized, and how they educated and raised their children, and until the mannerisms and ways of the young girls of those times is not clearly outlined before you, you will never understand and will not be able to instil those qualities within yourself that are in actual fact the essence of being a civilized human being. Likewise, you will be unable to correct your weaknesses (and improve your character). 

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Coconut and Granadilla Cake

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 February 2019 15:48

A Refreshing Cake Perfect for Summer

Ingredients:

5 eggs

¾ cup castor sugar

1 tsp lime/lemon zest

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

125g melted butter

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The Importance of Intelligence and Hayaa​

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Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2019 16:12

“A Muslimah’s Guide to Living a Blissful Life” by Sayyidah Khairun Nisaa (rahimahallah) #5

I first wish to discuss and address those weaknesses of yours which are not inherent (i.e. they are not a part of your nature), but are rather found in you due to some external factor. Although your parents have neglected to address these weaknesses and faults within you, the day will definitely dawn when the ill-effects of these weaknesses will be witnessed.

It may be that though you are unaware of it, you have the weaknesses of bad character, carelessness, negligence, selfishness, love for luxury, lack of etiquette and respect, miserliness and haughtiness. These weaknesses are such that you may not necessarily perceive them now, but as time passes and you grow older, they will become more and more poisonous. At that point, you will have no friends and nobody will want to associate with you.

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