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​The Four Surahs

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Last Updated on Saturday, 27 April 2019 19:17

(Four Surahs’ Series – Introduction)

“BOOOOOM!!!” It was an explosion of unimaginable proportions and far reaching consequences. It was not a bomb explosion, but a far more powerful explosion – an information explosion.

Today, there is no shortage of literature and reading material. Whether in hard copy (novels, newspapers, magazines, etc.) or soft copy (eBooks, PDF’s, websites, blogs, etc.), we are ‘up to our ears’ in literature. If it is not reading literature that takes our time, it could be listening to nasheeds, or clips, or anything else that we enjoy.

The point, however, is that the more these things increase in abundance, the more we ‘connect’ with them. While some of these things may be beneficial (e.g. listening to a bayaan clip), ‘connecting’ with them has, in most cases, caused us to ‘disconnect’ from the Quraan Majeed. In other words, we spend the bulk of our time with these things and no longer have or make time to recite the Quraan Majeed. Obviously, in doing so, we are depriving ourselves of tremendous rewards and benefits and are leaving a void in our lives which can never be filled by anything else.

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Stay Connected

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2019 10:27

WiFi… GPRS… 3G, 4G and 5G… Satellite… ADSL and fibre… In short, we live in a world of ever-increasing connectivity. No matter where they may be, or what time of the day or night it may be, people ensure that they always remain connected and online.

In an age where most business is conducted over the phone, it is easy to understand why some people fear losing their connectivity. For such people, the loss of connectivity could lead to a lucrative deal being lost and precious profit slipping through their fingers. Hence, even if they have the slightest expectation of someone phoning them with a deal, they will ensure that their phone batteries are fully charged and they are in an area with full reception. They know that so long as they are connected, they will continue to benefit from every opportunity that presents itself before them.

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Taste!​

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2019 15:21

Aaahh! Taste! What would life be without it?

From tart to tangy, sour to spicy, sweet to salty, and sweet and salty (think salted caramel!), everybody’s tongues and palates are attuned to their own ‘tastes’ and preferences.

Why is it that some people eat tripe with relish while others prefer to pass on the platter? Why do some savour sushi while others die for donuts or crave croissants?

Believe it or not, our taste preferences are not pre-programmed into our DNA and genetics, but are actually acquired and learned. Furthermore, this process commences before we are even born.

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The Ultimate Betrayal​

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2019 14:04

She felt as if a bombshell had dropped… Her world was completely upside down… Her husband had been caught cheating on her!

She thinks to herself, “How could he? After all I’ve done for him, he repays me with this? Is this his concept of loyalty?”

She then begins to ponder over all that she had done for him through the thirty-five years of their marriage. Bearing and raising his three children, through sickness and good health, patiently attending to their every need when they required her... Preparing three meals a day for her husband, with love and affection... Seeing to all the affairs of the home... Preparing for his guests... Seeing to his elderly parents... Always receiving him with a smile when he returned from a long, tiring day at work...

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What’s in a Diamond???​

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2019 13:56

Approaching his devoted wife, he lovingly handed her a jewellery box, bound with a ribbon artistically tied. “Ooooh!” she exclaimed in delight, “You shouldn’t have! Jazakallah!”

Then, with bated breath, and hands trembling with excitement and suspense, she untied the ribbon and prised open the box, expecting to see diamond-inlaid earrings... only to see a simple lead pencil nestled in the velvet within! At that moment, viewing the pencil, she thought to herself, “A pencil? Honestly, my husband must think I’m a write off!”

The reality of the matter, however, is that the lead in a pencil is no different to a diamond. A diamond is essentially carbon, and the lead in a pencil is made from graphite which is also a form of carbon. In other words, on a basic level, pencil lead and diamonds are the same thing. In that case, why was the wife so upset when she received a pencil instead of a diamond? Furthermore, why are pencils so cheap and diamonds so valuable and prized when both are essentially the same substance?

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