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Take it in Your Stride

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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2021 16:08

Every person has some idea of their ideal life in mind. Ask a child in school, and even that child will have an idea of the ideal life that he wants to lead. Likewise, even a person opening a business will have an ideal outcome projected. Generate x-amount of income in y-period, thus allowing the business to expand over z-amount of time, and so on.

A place in which everything always unfolds according to the ideal is known as a ‘Utopia’ – and it simply does not exist in this world. Rather, in this world, we will be confronted by the unexpected, surprised by the unpleasant and shocked by the horrific. In mere seconds, a plan painstakingly formulated over years of careful deliberation and pondering can be derailed and rendered useless.

It is ONLY in Jannah that everything will be ideal and perfect, and we will have no unwanted surprises.

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Mughlai Vegetable Curry

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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2021 06:13

This rich, slightly sweet, North Indian vegetable curry has its origins in Mughlai cooking, which is a blend of Indian and Persian styles where you find fruit added to curries, unlike in other styles around India.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 small cinnamon stick

½ tsp crushed black peppercorns

3 green elachi

2 onions, grated

2 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste

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Emergency Chocolate Cake

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2021 13:59

A saviour when you run out of eggs or butter. It's also dairy free (with a different topping) for those who are lactose intolerant.

Cake

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup flour

1/3 cup cocoa

½ tsp salt

1 tsp bicarb

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Safeguard your Flock!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2021 08:53

Imagine a shepherd, entrusted to protect a herd of valuable, pedigree racehorses. Yet, every day, the shepherd allows the horses to roam the countryside unsupervised and unwatched, claiming that “horses need their freedom”. When a horse is bitten by a rattlesnake and becomes lame in one leg, he casually says, “Oh well! These things happen! Part of growing up!” When a second horse roams off and disappears, never to be seen, he casually brushes it off as “something that horses do from time-to-time”. When a third horse eats a poisonous plant and dies, he says, “There are always these dangers and risks, you know.”

At no point does this shepherd realize or acknowledge and accept that as a shepherd, he is responsible for the safety of the flock and should do everything within his ability to protect them. To allow the flock to roam off into the wilderness, unsupervised and unprotected, is irresponsible and negligent. Thus, he will be held accountable and liable for the damage and harm that befalls the herd.

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A Vacation without My Beloved

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2020 15:48

“BEEP BEEP! BEEP BEEP!” For many people, there are few things in life as dreaded as the sound of an alarm clock, yet that is the sound to which billions of people commence their morning every day, as awakening on time is a priority.

However, come the holidays, and the sound of the morning alarm is replaced with the sound of blissful snores. After months of toil, the family can finally enjoy the chance to sleep in for a while. Instead of rushing, breakfast can be enjoyed in leisure, and for a change, people can even enjoy an afternoon nap.

But, in many homes, those are not the only changes...

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