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Tuesday, 27 November 2012 07:49

Encourage one’s children, grandchildren and other youngsters in the family to become a Hafiz of the Quraan Majeed. Imagine if through our encouragement someone becomes a Hafiz! We will continue to have a share in that person’s recitation of the Quraan. Furthermore, once they have completed Hifz, encourage them to become Ulama, and we will secure our share in the lessons they teach, the talks they deliver and the services they offer. Unfortunately almost everyone is chasing after the degrees of the world while very few are acquiring the knowledge of Deen. Perhaps less than one percent dedicate themselves to Deen. Therefore the virtue and the value of the knowledge of Deen must be impressed on the young impressionable minds. While acquiring some degree within the limits of Shariah is permissible, this is not something to be highly impressed with and to be thrilled over. The real investment is to make one’s child a Hafiz and Aalim. This will help us in this world, the grave and the Hereafter. 

 

Behind a Great Man is a Great Woman

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Monday, 26 November 2012 13:32

One night while Ameerul Mu’mineen Umar bin Khattab (radiyallahu anhu) was doing his rounds in Madinah Munawwarah, he leaned against a wall and overheard a unique conversation between a young girl and her mother. The mother instructed the girl to add water to the milk that was to be sold the next day. The girl replied: “O my mother! Aren’t you aware of the order that Ameerul Mu’mineen has passed today?” The mother inquired as to what was the order. The daughter replied: “He ordered someone to announce that water should not be added to milk (since this was deception).” The mother said to her: “O my daughter! Just add the water since you are in such a place where neither Umar can see you nor the one who has made the announcement on his behalf.” The daughter replied: “O my beloved mother! I cannot be so dishonest to obey him in open and disobey him in private.” 

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Improving the Home

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:15

Correspondence of Hazrath Moulana Yunus Patel  Saheb (rahimahullah)

Letter:

Respected Maulana,

As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum 

Please advise me in respect to the following. 

I would like to know if it is a sin to have a very clean and beautiful house? I hope I am not attached to worldly things, but the carpet in my lounge is torn and I want to buy a new one. I also want to paint my kitchen since the walls are peeling and looking dirty. And I want other items for my home whereby I can make my everyday tasks easy and have time for more Ibaadah – instead of working and cleaning all the time.

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The Cycle of Worries

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Monday, 19 November 2012 11:30

A young teenage girl with some marks or pimples on her face sits and worries: “WILL ANY BOY MARRY ME?” After a few years in to marriage, she is consumed with another worry: “WILL I EVER FALL PREGNANT?” After having a few children if one child is weak, she is all the time concerned: “WILL THIS CHILD EVER LIVE A LIFE LIKE THE REST?” This cycle of worries are passed on from generation to generation. Our lives are consumed in temporary worries of this world. It leaves us no time to even think of the real worry of preparing ourselves and our families to stand before our creator one day. While the daily concerns are natural, the main concern is to have a life that is pleasing to Allah Ta’ala. The greatest worry must be to pass away on Imaan and Islam. These are the real worries that people do not worry about.

 

Who does the Gold Belong to?

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Monday, 19 November 2012 09:26

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) once mentioned an incident of a person who purchased some land from another. The purchaser found an earthenware utensil filled with gold buried in the ground. Hence he went to the seller and told him: “Take your gold, for I have purchased from you only the land and not the gold.” The former owner replied: “Well! I have sold you the land together with whatever is in it.”

Hence both the buyer and seller presented their case to a third person in order to resolve their dispute. He asked them: “Do you have any children?” One of them replied: “I have a son.” The other replied: “I have a daughter.” The one presiding over their case then said: “Get the boy married to the girl. Spend some of this wealth in seeing to their needs and give the rest in charity.” (Saheeh Bukhari #3472)

Lesson: The end result of having a big heart is always sweet. In this incident due to the big-heartedness of both parties, Allah Ta’ala blessed them in a wonderful manner and both benefitted.

 

Savoury Waffles

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Saturday, 17 November 2012 12:16

Waffle

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups flour

1 egg

1 cup milk (if mixture is too thick, add a little more milk) 

1 ½ tsp baking powder

2 tblsp melted butter

pinch of salt

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