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White Chocolate and Caramel Parfait

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:47

Extremely decadent! Definitely worth all the bowls.

Melt 300g of white chocolate.

Whisk 3 egg yolks, 3 Tbsp castor sugar and 1 tsp vanilla essence till pale and thick.

In a separate bowl whip 1 cup fresh cream till thick.

In another clean bowl whisk 3 egg whites till stiff.

Fold the melted chocolate into the egg yolk mixture.

Fold in the egg whites followed by the fresh cream.

Chop 1 box of Romany Creams into small pieces.

Stir 1 can caramel treat till smooth.

Layer your mousse, caramel treat and biscuit pieces in glasses or a trifle bowl.

Refrigerate to set. Eat within 3 days as the mousse will become grainy when kept for too long.

   

A Sweet and Simple Nikaah

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:24

Sa‘eed bin Musayyab (rahimahullah) was an illustrious Taabi‘ee who was the son-in-law and student of Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

Abu Wadaa‘ah (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

I would regularly sit in the gathering of Sa‘eed bin Musayyab (rahimahullah). However, there was once a period during which I remained absent for a few days. On my return, Sa‘eed bin Musayyab (rahimahullah) asked me, “Where were you?” I replied, “My wife passed away and I was thus preoccupied (with the funeral).” Hearing that my wife had passed away, Sa‘eed bin Musayyab (rahimahullah) exclaimed, “Why did you not inform me of her demise so that I could have attended the funeral!”

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#16) – Sleeping Early

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Last Updated on Saturday, 16 September 2017 16:18

Among the important rules of a Muslim home is that all members of the house sleep early. Thus, the entire family should retire to bed after performing the ‘Esha Salaah. There are great physical as well as spiritual benefits in this. In order to maintain one’s health, one must enjoy sound sleep. Many illnesses are related to the lack of sleep or the lack of good sleeping habits. The Mashaayikh generally advise that a person get at least six hours of sound sleep daily. One cannot function efficiently without having sufficient sleep.

Allah Ta‘ala mentions in Surah Rum:

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Tahneek

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Last Updated on Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:07

Among the teachings of Islam is that one carry out the tahneek of the newborn child.

Tahneek is for one to soften a date (or any other sweet food) by chewing it until it becomes a paste (so that it is easy for the child to swallow) and to thereafter place it in the mouth of the newborn child. It is preferable that the one carrying out the tahneek be a pious person. There are many ahaadeeth which mention Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) performing tahneek for the children of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum).

The primary reason for one to carry out the tahneek is that it is the teaching of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Nevertheless, the practice of tahneek contains numerous physical and health benefits as well.

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Coconut Steak Curry

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 14:55

Clean and cut 500g of tenderized steak into pieces.

Drizzle some lemon juice over the steak.

Soften one chopped onion in oil.

Braise with the onion:

1 tsp crushed garlic

1 tsp ginger garlic

1 cinnamon stick

2 elachi

Add: 

1 tsp salt

1 tsp red chilli paste

½ tsp chilli powder

1 tsp dhana jeero

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp black pepper powder

Add steak and braise. Slit and add 2 green chillies.

Cook till tender.

Add 1 can of coconut milk. Simmer till thickened.

Serve with rice or roti.

   

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