Home

Iced Mocha

PDFPrintE-mail

Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:23

When you need a little help to stay awake for extra ‘ibaadah

Makes 3 glasses

Dissolve 3 to 5 teaspoons (depending on how strong you like your coffee) of Nescafe coffee powder (regular or decaf) in 180ml of warm water. Alternatively you can use 6 shots of espresso.

Pour your coffee into your blender together with:

1 cup of ice cubes

1 ½ glasses of cold milk

6 tsp of chocolate nesquik powder

3 Tbsp of chocolate syrup

Blend on high speed until the ice is slushy.

Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup if desired.

 

The Reality of Time

PDFPrintE-mail

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:21

(S.O.S – ‘Saving Our Seconds’ Series – Part Two)

When any person goes to a shop to purchase something, he knows that there will be a price to pay. If the item is small and insignificant, such as a box of matches, it will be cheap. However, if it is an exquisite and rare ‘designer’ item, it will cost a considerably larger sum of money.

Hence, when Jannah is the ‘ultimate’ prize that any person could aspire for, we can well imagine the price one will have to pay to enter Jannah! In the case of Jannah, however, the difference is that Allah Ta‘ala Himself gives us the capital to purchase it. We don’t have to earn any capital - all we have to do is pay!

This capital is our wealth of ‘time’. If we dedicate our time to Allah Ta‘ala, by worshipping Him, obeying Him and abstaining from that which displeases Him, we will be purchasing our Jannah. At every moment, we are receiving a small portion of the capital to purchase Jannah. The question is, “Will we use it to purchase Jannah or will we squander and waste it?”

Read more: The Reality of Time

 

The Best of Women

PDFPrintE-mail

Monday, 21 May 2018 10:25

(Sayyidah Maryam [‘alaihas salaam] – Part One)

Sayyidah Maryam (‘alaihas salaam) was a woman who was honoured by Allah Ta‘ala in a unique manner – an entire surah of the Quraan Majeed is named after her, and she is the only woman whose name is mentioned, not once, but repeatedly in the Quraan Majeed.

In Surah Aal ‘Imraan (v42), Allah Ta‘ala mentions how He instructed the angles to announce to Sayyidah Maryam (‘alaihas salaam), “O Maryam (‘alaihas salaam)! Indeed Allah Ta‘ala has selected you, purified you and chosen you above all women.”

Read more: The Best of Women

 

S.O.S. - Saving Our Seconds

PDFPrintE-mail

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:34

(S.O.S. – ‘Saving Our Seconds’ Series – Part One)

There was a woman who worked hard at home, producing the most exotic, delicious ice cream. Whether ‘seriously salted crack-caramel’, ‘passionate pistachio’ or even ‘intense espresso’, she painstakingly prepared the most delectable frozen desserts. She would then give these desserts to her husband who would load them into his ‘ice cream bike’ and cycle to the park where customers would eagerly await his daily arrival. He would stand in the park, braving the intense heat and patiently serving his patrons, until all the ice cream was sold.

Although this husband and wife repeated this routine every single day, the money they made was barely enough to meet their needs. Hence, they ensured that no matter what happened, they churned out the ice cream and sold it to their customers.

Read more: S.O.S. - Saving Our Seconds

 

Savouring the Spirit of Ramadhaan - e-book

PDFPrintE-mail

Monday, 14 May 2018 09:07

Allah Ta‘ala, in His infinite mercy has provided us with a great opportunity – the blessed month of Ramadhaan. From abstaining from food, drink and relations during the day to standing in salaah at night, every aspect of this blessed month is ‘custom designed’ to assist us to enjoy some ‘me-and-Allah’ time so that we can cut off from our distractions and reconnect with our Creator.

The secret to making the most of this sacred month is for one to enter the month prepared – especially mentally – so that the moment the moon is sighted, we ‘hit the ground running’ (get off to a good start). In this regard, the aspect of having the correct mind-set and focus cannot be stressed and emphasized sufficiently. When a person’s focus is correct and they have a goal in mind, they not only make the most of the opportunity provided, but even enjoy it and take pleasure in it. Exercising is exhausting, yet certain people do it day after day and relish the activity and exertion. The reason? … They are focused on the end result and know that the effort is worth it.

Read more: Savouring the Spirit of Ramadhaan - e-book

 

Page 3 of 208