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Tomato Puree Chops

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Last Updated on Saturday, 03 October 2015 16:19

Ingredients:

1 kg chops

2 tsp crushed garlic

3 whole red chillies

2 tsp salt

1 tsp crushed black pepper

1 tsp red chillie powder

1 tsp crushed red chillies

Tomato puree (as desired)

1 tomato

Method:

Braise the garlic and whole red chillies in ghee. Add all the spices and cook till almost done. Add the tomato puree and tomatoes and cook a little more.

NB: This recipe can be used for chicken, mutton, or steak as well. 

   

Profound Du‘aa of Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam)

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Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015 15:42

When Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) left his wife and infant child in the barren land of Makkah Mukarramah on the command of Allah Ta‘ala, he supplicated to Allah Ta‘ala in the following words:

رَّبَّنَا إِنِّي أَسْكَنتُ مِن ذُرِّيَّتِي بِوَادٍ غَيْرِ ذِي زَرْعٍ عِندَ بَيْتِكَ الْمُحَرَّمِ رَبَّنَا لِيُقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ فَاجْعَلْ أَفْئِدَةً مِّنَ النَّاسِ تَهْوِي إِلَيْهِمْ وَارْزُقْهُم مِّنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَشْكُرُونَ​

“O Allah, I have settled my progeny in a barren land (Makkah Mukarramah) by your sacred house, so that they may establish salaah. So make the hearts of the people yearn towards them and provide them with fruits, so that they may be grateful.” (Surah Ebrahim v37)

This du‘aa contains the following important lessons:

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Mince Kari and Khichri

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 16:21

Ingredients:

½ kg chicken mince

2 big onions

2 tsp salt

2 tsp powder chillies

1 tsp dhana jeeru

2 tsp arad

2 tsp ginger garlic

1 cinnamon stick

3 tomatoes

4 - 5 tbsp. gram flour

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A Rose without Thorns?

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Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:41

A man once entered a tattoo parlour and asked the artist to give him a tattoo. “What tattoo would you like?” the artist enquired. The man pondered a moment then declared, “A Lion! A ferocious lion with his fangs bared, about to roar and pounce on his prey!”

The tattoo artist nodded and began to prepare his needles and ink while the man settled back with a dreamy look of anticipation on his face - how grand the lion will look! How his friends will marvel! But as soon as the artist began working, he yelled in pain and jumped! “Ow!” he exclaimed. “What are you drawing?” “The tail.” replied the artist. The taste of the pain still fresh in his mind he muttered, “Skip the tail, he won’t need to swot any flies away.” The needle was then placed on a lower spot to tattoo the feet. The artist had hardly started when the man once again yelped in pain and sheepishly said, “Leave out the feet, this lion doesn’t need to go anywhere.” The artist then placed the needle on a third spot to tattoo the head. “No! No!” he moaned, “this lion has no need for a head.” This was too much for the artist. He put his needle down in disgust and walked away saying, “Can there ever be a lion without a tail, feet and a head?”

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Two Vaccines

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Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:13

There are two extremely essential “vaccines” with which we, as parents, need to inoculate and protect the hearts and minds of our children:

1. The love of Allah Ta‘ala – Constantly speak about the innumerable favours of Allah Ta‘ala and explain the beautiful qualities of Allah Ta‘ala to them. In this way every fibre of the child will eventually become soaked and saturated in the love of Allah Ta‘ala. The love of Allah Ta‘ala will automatically bring about total obedience to the commands of Allah Ta‘ala and will dissuade the child from chasing after the temporary pleasures of the world.

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