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The Pearl-Studded Band

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 07:06 Monday, 03 July 2017 07:00

‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) mentions that a black woman, who at one point was a slave, would sometimes come and speak to her. However, whenever the slave woman would arrive, she would recite the following before sitting:

وَيَوْمُ الْوِحَاشِ مِنْ تَعَاجِيْبِ رَبِّنَا

أَلَا إِنَّهُ مِنْ بَلْدَةِ الْكُفْرِ اَنْجَانِيْ

The day of the band is from the wonders of our Lord

Behold! He indeed saved me from the land of disbelief

‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) once asked her, “What is the matter? Why do you always recite this couplet when you sit with me?” In reply, the women narrated the following incident:

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The Capital of Time

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 07:18 Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:15

(Abu Muslim Al-Khawlaani [rahimahullah] #5)

A few people from Damascus once came to visit Abu Muslim Al-Khawlaani (rahimahullah) while he was in the land of Rome for the purpose of Jihaad. Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) had dug a pit within his tent, lined the pit with a piece of leather and filled it with water. He thereafter entered the water and began to roll in it from side to side (in order to cool his body).

When the group from Damascus entered and saw Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) in the water, they understood that he was fasting and asked him, “Why are you fasting, whereas you are a traveler (i.e. you will find the nafl fast difficult while travelling)”. Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) replied, “If there is a need to fight, I will break my fast and prepare to fight by strengthening myself (through eating).”

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Unconditional Compassion

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:54 Monday, 05 June 2017 06:46

(The Life of Ummu Sulaim [radhiyallahu ‘anha] #7)

After Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha) married Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), they had a son named Abu ‘Umair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Abu ‘Umair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a very handsome child and his father, Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), loved him intensely.

One day, after Abu ‘Umair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had grown into a young, active child, he fell extremely sick. Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was so concerned and worried over his son that his health and condition began to deteriorate. Nevertheless, despite his son being extremely ill, Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) would continue to visit and sit in the company of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) every morning and evening.

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Others before Ourselves

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:33 Monday, 22 May 2017 06:26

(The Life of Ummu Sulaim [radhiyallahu ‘anha] #6)

A man once came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and complained of hunger. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) thus sent a message to his respected wives, enquiring as to whether they had any food. However, they all replied, “We do not have anything besides water.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then turned to the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and asked, “Who will host this man as his guest?” Hearing the request of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), the husband of Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha), stood and said, “I will!”

Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thereafter proceeded home with the guest. On arriving home, he encouraged his wife, Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha), to feed the guest saying, “Honour the guest of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).” His wife replied, “We only have food for the children!” Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) instructed, “Prepare the food, distract the children and put them to sleep.”

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Easiest Malva Pudding

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 12:45 Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:42

Liquidize till smooth

1 can fruit cocktail

2 eggs

2 cups flour

1 ¼ cup sugar

2 tsp bicarb

4 tsp baking powder

Pour into a pan/pans of your choice. Bake on 180 degrees till a cake tester comes out clean.

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