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Vegetables and Herbs and their Temperaments​

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Last Updated on Saturday, 31 August 2019 15:53

Previously, various fruits and their temperaments were discussed. Below, a list of various vegetables and herbs and their temperaments will be presented. The list will commence with vegetables and herbs available in winter, then summer, and then those found in most of the year or throughout the year.

Artichoke (globe variety): Hot and moist (third quarter of the year)

Broad beans: Dryness with some heat (second and third quarter of the year)

Brussels sprout: Cold and moist to cold and dry (second and third quarter of the year)

Asparagus: Hot and moist (last half of the year)

Olive: Hot and moist (first quarter of the year)

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The Ultimate Kindness​

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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2019 16:54

Every mother knows that it is impermissible for a child to breastfeed after the age of two. At the same time, mothers understand that their infant children cannot progress from a purely milk-based diet to a diet of solids overnight. If this drastic, unfamiliar change is thrust upon the child in an instant, he will struggle to adapt and his digestive system will suffer.

In exactly the same way, we all know that once a child becomes baaligh (reaches the age of maturity), it is compulsory for him to perform all the five daily salaah on time. Furthermore, in the case of a male, these salaah will have to be performed in the masjid.

Just as a mother begins weaning her breastfeeding child in advance, and gradually introduces solids to him, so that when he is two years of age, he is already accustomed to solids and can easily make the transition, the parents should adopt the same approach for their children’s salaah.

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Orange Scones with Strawberry Sauce

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Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2019 15:22

A decadent addition to your ‘Eid breakfast table or perfect with tea anytime. The scones are rich and buttery. The zest can be omitted to make plain scones.

All the components can be made ahead and assembled when needed. The scones can be frozen. Just defrost and warm through in an oven or microwave.

Ingredients:

4 cups flour

½ cup sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

340g cold butter, roughly chopped.

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The Manner of Raising and Educating Young Girls in the Past (Part 2)

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2019 09:59

“A Muslimah’s Guide to Living a Blissful Life” by Sayyidah Khairun Nisaa (rahimahallah) #8

In the past, mothers would be particular in selecting such a place for their daughters to spend their time and carry out their activities where they would remain shielded from all evil influences. Accordingly, they were never exposed to non-mahram males, and it was even difficult for strange women to pass by (and encounter them).

Their mother or sister would often spend time with them and teach them domestic work, explain to them the highs and lows and ups and downs of life, and create the enthusiasm for good in their hearts together with instilling the aversion for evil in them. They would also show them the consequences that result from these evil qualities and actions and instil such disgust for these evils within them that would not leave them even after marriage.

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Safety Measures for the Home​

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Last Updated on Saturday, 20 July 2019 09:30

With the levels of crime perpetually on the increase, one of people’s primary concerns is that of safety and security. Hence, in the previous article, certain du‘aas for safety and security were mentioned. In this article, we will insha-Allah elaborate on a few practical safety tips.

1. Let’s begin with the obvious – invest in decent locks and ensure that all entrances are kept locked when not in use. The same applies to windows and other points of entry. Double check that all the doors and windows are closed/locked before sleeping. Often, because a person lives in a complex or a flat, the presence of neighbours make him feel a false sense of security. We should remember that in such a situation, because of the number of people coming and going, it can be even easier for a thief to enter and exit without drawing attention to himself.

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