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The Missing Puzzle Piece

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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 08:37

It is so easy to give charity and to spend on others from the husband’s wealth. The real feeling of joy and inner-satisfaction will come when the wife will also spend from her own wealth. Give it a try, sacrifice the desire to buy that new designer garment or that pretty ornament, and use that same money to buy some groceries for a widow or clothing an orphan. This gesture will make one experience something that one’s heart has always been craving for. Bringing a smile to a dejected soul or showing kindness to one who has no shoulder to cry on is that missing piece of the puzzle - the piece of compassion in our lives. Did we ever see someone cry out of joy? Try giving a deserving old beggar, who has been receiving five cents and ten cents the entire day, a one hundred rand note!

 

Q: If a woman experienced nifaas for a period of 30 days after delivering her first child and after delivering her second child she bled for 45 days, how many days will she consider as nifaas?

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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:30

A: Since her bleeding exceeded the maximum duration of nifaas (40 days) she will consider her previous habit of 30 days as nifaas and the remaining days will be regarded as isithaadhah (dysfunctional uterine bleeding). Therefore, she will have to perform qadhaa (make up) for the salaah and fasts (if any) that were not performed after the thirtieth day.

 

The Appreciation of the Quraan in Russia

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Monday, 06 May 2013 09:06

There was a time in Russia under the Communist rule when it was a crime to recite the Quraan and to take the name of Islam. For a long period no Azaan was heard nor any Salaah was performed. When Communism had just ended, a very inspiring incident had taken place. An old woman who was standing at the door of her house saw some foreign Muslim brothers passing by. They were out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. She called them and asked them if they have a copy of the Quraan. So they presented a copy of the Quraan to her as a gift. The moment she saw the Quraan, she took it, held it close to her chest, and then burst out crying uncontrollably. She then said, “Seventy years have passed and I have never seen the Quraan. I made du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala that let not death come to me until I am blessed with the sight of Your Quraan”. Thereafter she presented a huge box to them. They refused to take it. She told them that they must take it since she took an oath in the name of Allah Ta‘ala to present it to the one who allows her to see the Quraan. They opened it and found it full of gold and silver jewellery. 

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Burfee Dessert

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Friday, 26 April 2013 09:05

Ingredients:

1 litre milk

2 tbsp klim (dissolve in milk)

2 ½  tsp falooda powder (dissolve in water)

2 tbsp custard powder (dissolve in water)

½  tin nestle cream

1 tin condensed milk

Red and green colouring

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A Knock at the Door

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Thursday, 02 May 2013 08:07

Often we listen to a talk of deen or we read some Islamic literature. Through the blessing of the words of Allah Ta‘ala and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), our hearts are most definitely affected. It is at this point that a person intends to give up his life of sin and start a life of righteousness. This intention to do good or to leave sin is actually a guest that is knocking at the door of our heart, sent to us by our loving Allah Ta‘ala. Now if a guest knocks at our door and we receive the guest with warmth and respect, then most definitely the guest will feel welcomed to visit again. However if we chase the guest and close the door on his face, he will never return to visit us. In the same way, if a good intention knocks at the door of our heart, then at once we should act upon it. By ignoring it, we may just very well deprive ourselves of this good intention ever knocking at the door of our heart again.

 

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