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Spending on One’s Child


Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2020 15:36

(Advice of ‘Allaamah ‘Abdul Wahhaab Sha’raani [rahimahullah])

Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) would say, “Training people (i.e. instilling in them correct character, qualities, etc.) is more difficult than training animals.”

Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) would also say, “Spend on your children, wife and servant to the extent of need. Do not completely hold back from spending on them, as they will then develop a strong disliking for you. At the same time, beware of giving them more wealth than they require, for they will become independent and you will lose control over them, as their obedience to you will be in proportion to their (financial) dependence on you.”

I heard my esteemed senior, ‘Ali Al-Khawwaas (rahimahullah) mentioning, “Do your best to give your children the correct upbringing, and make every effort to instill the disinterest of the world and its attractions within their hearts. Do not give your children money in their hands (i.e. to spend at their discretion), as they will then use the money to fulfill their desires and buy things that will corrupt and destroy them. Allah Ta‘ala mentions in the Quraan Majeed, ‘Do not give, to those who are weak in understanding, your property which Allah Ta‘ala has made a means of support (and sustenance) for you, but rather you provide for them with it and clothe them, and speak to them words of kindness.’” (Surah Nisaa v5)

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Creamy Pot Pie


Last Updated on Saturday, 20 June 2020 13:30

Perfect for cold weather


½ kg cubed chicken fillet

3 Tbsp butter

1 tsp salt

2 tsp crushed garlic

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp dhana jeero

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Fudgy Mocha Bars


Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 08:01

A rich and satisfying indulgence


170g butter

250g (1 ¼ cup) brown sugar

134g (2/3 cup) white sugar

2 eggs

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Caramel Cracker Ice cream Sandwiches


Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2020 20:15

Well worth the effort


100g cream crackers

115g butter

½ cup brown sugar

¼ tsp vanilla essence

225g chocolate

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Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup


Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 07:54

An unusually delicious take on sweet potatoes


2 Tbsp butter

1 onion diced

2 tsp crushed garlic

1 Tbsp fresh ginger chopped

750g sweet potato, peeled and diced

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