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Safe and Secure​

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Last Updated on Saturday, 02 February 2019 15:29

In an age of crime and danger, where hijackings, burglaries, hold-ups, murders, rapes and kidnappings are rife, people are understandably worried about their safety and security.

Effective safety and security can be acquired through making du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala to protect us and reciting the various du‘aas of protection mentioned in the ahaadeeth, together with adopting the means of protection such as burglar bars, security gates, alarm systems, armed response, etc.

Hereunder, we will elaborate on the aspect of making du‘aa for safety and security, while a separate article on physical, practical safety tips will insha-Allah follow at a later stage.

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Bursting the Bubble​

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 05:50

As exhausted as she was, she put in the extra effort. “Never mind if I’m tired, I’ll do it for my hubby,” she thought to herself. She wore attractive clothing and jewellery, applied perfume, prepared his favourite meal and dessert and even lit candles, hoping to please her husband by making it a ‘special evening’. Sadly, as soon as he entered, let alone appreciate and admire, and let alone a simple smile and a hug – he didn’t even spare her a second glance! He walked in, glued to his phone, absolutely oblivious to the loving wife who had eagerly awaited him all day. At that moment, her bubble burst and her heart was broken...

After reading the above, most people would be quick to condemn the husband’s behaviour and classify him as insensitive, callous and uncaring. Now, consider the following:

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Mushroom Stroganoff

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 January 2019 10:34

An easy weeknight supper.

Ingredients:

250g of cubed steak

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 tsp chilli powder

¼ tsp dana jeero

½ a red onion chopped

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Service and Obedience to Parents​

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 January 2019 10:35

“A Muslimah’s Guide to Living a Blissful Life” by Sayyidah Khairun Nisaa (rahimahallah) #4

- Serve your parents in an excellent and exemplary manner.

- Ensure that they are not inconvenienced at any time.

- When cooking for them, prepare the dishes that they enjoy eating and serve them their meals on time.

- When they tell you something then listen attentively and accept it wholeheartedly.

- If they are busy or engaged in some activity, then do not disturb them.

- If they have the habit of eating or drinking something at a particular time (e.g. tea or coffee), then prepare it for them and serve it to them at that time.

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Sweet Chilli Coleslaw

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 16:09

Add a little crunch to your braai

Vegetables:

½ of a big cabbage or 2 baby cabbages

2 carrots

¼ of a red onion

Few chives

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