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Dispelling Darkness from the Home


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 January 2022 08:47

Human beings, like all other living creatures, are affected – both positively and negatively – by their environment. When the heat is extreme, humans are at risk of suffering from heat stroke or dehydration. Conversely, if it is too cold, people may suffer from hypothermia.

Fortunately, Allah Ta‘ala has blessed the human being with the ability to manipulate his environment to some extent, to make the condition more comfortable, conducive and favourable. Hence, during the scorching heat-waves of summer, we use air conditioners to keep our homes cool, and in the freezing cold of winter, we use heaters to stay warm.

The temperature, as a factor affecting our environment, is not a physical object that can be seen and touched, but it is certainly perceived and experienced, and can even be gauged and measured. Similarly, there are other factors influencing our environment, and these can also be perceived and experienced, though not touched and held. Among these is the factor of noor (light), barakah (blessings) and sukoon (tranquillity).

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Ice Coffee and Frappe


Last Updated on Thursday, 09 December 2021 16:16

For a cool kick on a hot summer’s day

Ice coffee and coffee frappe are among people’s favorite summer beverages. The primary difference between the two is that ice coffee is a liquid drink served cold with ice cubes, while in the case of a frappe, the ice is crushed to give the entire drink a slush-like consistency.

When making a frappe, in order to give the slush a rich and creamy-texture, people often use readymade frappe powders (Slojo, etc.). However, a simple substitute, found in most pantries, is full-cream milk powder (such as Klim).

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Summer Safety


Last Updated on Thursday, 09 December 2021 16:06

With the onset of the summer season, and the annual school holidays on our doorstep, children across the country are overjoyed and are eagerly awaiting the hours of fun they will enjoy in the sun.

In this regard, it is of vital importance for every parent to adhere to certain guidelines that will ensure the Deeni and physical safety of their children during this period. It takes just a few moments of carelessness to cause a lifetime of regret and remorse, so we should all be vigilant and should not take our children’s wellbeing for granted. With this in mind, a few basic guidelines have been outlined below:

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Crunchie Muffins


Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2021 15:20


2 cups flour

4 tsp baking powder

¼ cup castor sugar

60g melted butter

¼ cup honey

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

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Where is the Ambition Today?


Last Updated on Thursday, 07 October 2021 16:19

A simple experiment to attempt: Take your palm and press it into your thigh, or stomach, or any other limb, with a certain amount of force. Try to remember how much of pressure you felt, and whether or not you experienced any pain. Thereafter, press the tip of your index finger into the same area, using the same amount of force. Does it feel any different than from when you pressed with your whole palm?

It should. In fact, it should feel ‘harder’, more forceful and perhaps slightly painful as well. The reason is that though the amount of force applied is the same, the area to which it was applied, in the second situation, was smaller. Hence, the force was more focused, causing the pressure to increase. From this law of physics, we understand a simple but fundamental concept – in order for a force to be more effective and powerful, it must be more focused.

Every person in the world has a certain amount of potential within them, but the youth, in particular, are ‘bubbling fountains’ of potential and ‘force’. The reason is that youth tend to be more energetic, high-spirited and optimistic than those who are older. Furthermore, they are not hindered by the commitments and responsibilities of adulthood such as raising a family, earning a livelihood, etc.

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