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Introductio​n to A Muslimah’s Guide

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Last Updated on Saturday, 27 October 2018 15:32

“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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Creamy Peri Peri Fish

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Last Updated on Saturday, 06 October 2018 11:07

600g sliced fish (1.5 cm thick)

2 Tbsp crushed green chillies (or to taste)

2 Tbsp lemon pepper 

1 tsp salt

Lemon juice 

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A Muslimah’s Guide to Living a Blissful Life​

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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2018 16:11

Moulana Sayyid Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi (rahimahullah) was an internationally accepted ‘aalim, an outstanding saint of his time and a prolific writer in both the Arabic and Urdu languages. The father of Moulana (rahimahullah) passed away when he was nine years old, and he was thus single-handedly raised by his mother.

His mother, Khairun Nisaa (rahimahallah), was born in 1878 and passed away in 1968. She was herself a saint and a haafizah of the Quraan Majeed, and put great effort into raising her son in the correct, Islamic manner. It was she who moulded him into the luminary that he became and ensured that the values of Deen and piety were deeply rooted in him. (For a brief overview of her life, click here)

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​Hygiene in the Home

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Last Updated on Saturday, 29 September 2018 16:04

Imagine arriving at someone’s home and finding the following:

Old, torn bin-bags lie strewn across the yard with their contents littering the lawn. As you enter, you see that the floor is grimy, with suspicious stains dotting it at irregular intervals. The walls are splattered with a slimy liquid, and rat droppings line the skirting.

Would you like to live in such a home? Obviously not! The home is so filthy that it’s probably unfit for human habitation!

Although the house described above is fictional, the reality is that many people are careless and negligent regarding hygiene and cleanliness in the home. Some people don’t flush the toilet after relieving themselves... Some don’t place their dirty dishes and utensils into the sink, but leave them out the entire night to collect cockroaches... Some leave their dirty clothing piled on the floor and casually forget about it... Some spill their beverage or drop food onto the floor and don’t bother to clean it...

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Complain to Allah​

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:21

“The kids are driving me up the wall!”... “I’ve got the most terrible migraine! It feels as if my head is splitting!”...

We all have our portion of problems in life. Whether it’s a toddler with a tantrum, unreasonable in-laws or nosy neighbours, peoples’ problems and challenges span all spheres of life. Moreover, problems do not make an appointment or give us ‘advance notice’ before stopping by – they arrive out of the blue and stay as long as they wish.

Being human, it is natural for us to be emotionally affected by circumstances. Depending on the nature of the problem, we may feel depressed, angered or even humiliated. In some instances, we may turn to someone and confide in them to seek advice. However, in other instances, many of us turn to our husbands and complain to them in order to ‘off-load’ and receive some sympathy.

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