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Monday, 05 November 2018 15:41

Sayyidah Asmaa (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was the daughter of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and the half-sister of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha). Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had divorced the mother of Sayyidah Asmaa (radhiyallahu ‘anha) during the pre-Islamic era, thereafter marrying Sayyidah Ummu Rumaan (radhiyallahu ‘anha) who later bore him Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha).

During the period of the treaty of Hudaibiyah, the mother of Sayyidah Asmaa (radhiyallahu ‘anha) came to Madeenah Munawwarah with her son, Haarith. Her name was Qutailah, and she had not accepted Islam. On arriving in Madeenah Munawwarah, she wished to visit her daughter, Sayyidah Asmaa (radhiyallahu ‘anha). She had brought some gifts for her, and also wished to take some financial assistance from Sayyidah Asmaa (radhiyallahu ‘anha).

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The Irreplaceable Asset

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 08:32

If a person’s home burns down, it can be rebuilt or another home can be bought… If a car is stolen or wrecked, it can be replaced or repaired… If wealth is lost, it can be recovered or re-earned… If a child is lost, then even though the child cannot be replaced, one can still have another child… However, if TIME is lost, it can never be recovered or replaced, and there is nothing in the world that can compensate for lost time.

Whether a person is healthy or sick, young or old, wealthy or poor, intelligent or unintelligent, no matter who he is or where he is – he cannot escape time. As the clock ticks and moments pass, his death draws ever closer. Every moment that passes is relegated to history, to be remembered but never relived.

We all have aspirations and ambitions. “Perform my qadhaa salaah… Observe my qadhaa fasts… Ask so-and-so to forgive me… Repent from my sins… Change my life…” However, procrastination is the thief of time. We always decide that we’ll start ‘tomorrow’… Until it becomes the following day… And then after the holidays… The problem is that death does not discriminate, and death is not deterred by excuses. Death can strike at any moment. In order to secure our Jannah before we die, we need to make the change not today, but IMMEDIATELY.

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The Tongue of Gratitude

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 10:00

Abu Qilaabah (rahimahullah) was an illustrious Taabi‘ee from Basrah who passed away in the year 104 A.H.

Imaam Awzaa‘ee (rahimahullah) narrates the following incident from ‘Abdullah bin Muhammad (rahimahullah), explaining the manner in which Abu Qilaabah (rahimahullah) passed away. ‘Abdullah bin Muhammad (rahimahullah) says:

I once went to the coast to engage in ‘ribaat’ (guarding the borders of the Islamic lands). At that time, I was posted to the border which was near the city of Arish (a city in Egypt). As I arrived at the coast, I came to an open plain in which a tent was pitched. In the tent, I found a man who had lost the use of both his hands and feet. Furthermore, he was hard of hearing and could barely see, and he did not have any servant to attend to him. However, his tongue was moving and saying:

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Mealie Cake

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Saturday, 27 October 2018 10:00

Simple but satisfying

Ingredients:

170 g butter

225 g sugar

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla essence

3 cups mealies (cut from around 4 cobbs)

¾ cup milk

225 g flour

3 ¾ tsp baking powder

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Introductio​n to A Muslimah’s Guide

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 16:28

“A Muslimah’s Guide to Living a Blissful Life” by Sayyidah Khairun Nisaa (rahimahallah) #1

For quite some time, I have been deliberating over writing a book that will not only be interesting and appealing, but will also be filled with guidance and advice. However, until now, this thought and ambition never materialised. The challenges of life occupied me to the point where they left scant opportunity for me to attend to anything else.

While seated at home one day, I began to think to myself, “What benefit is there in letting my life pass by without achieving anything? I must try to engage myself in some good work!”

For some days thereafter, I considered keeping a few young girls with me so that I could teach them, groom them and see to their upbringing. However, I neither have the strength of heart nor the mental energy that I previously possessed. How could I then take up such a demanding task?

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