Sunday, 2 August 2020

Priceless Advices

Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said:

1) Four things make your body sick:

a) Excessive talking
b) Excessive sleeping
c) Excessive eating
d) Excessive meeting other people

2) Four things that destroy the body:

a) Worrying
b) Sorrow
c) Hunger
d) Sleeping late in the night

3) Four things that take away the Nur & happiness from your face:
a) Lying
b) Being disrespectful / impudent (insisting on something wrong knowingly)
c) Arguing without adequate knowledge & Information.
d) Excessive immorality (doing something wrong without fear).

4) Four things that increase the Nur of face & its happiness:
a) Piety
b) Loyalty
c) Generosity (being kind)
d) To be helpful to others without he/she asking for that.

5) Four things that stop the Rizq (Sustenance) :
a) Sleeping in the morning (from Fajr to sunrise)

b) Not Performing Salaah or being irregular in Salaah

c) Laziness / Idleness
d) Treachery / Dishonesty

6) Four things that bring / increase the Rizq:
a) Staying up in the night for prayers.
b) Excessive Repentance
c) Regular Charity
d) Zikr (Remembrance of Allah).

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Sore Throat

Remedy 1-  Boil 9-12 small ginger pieces, cloves, whole peppercorns and cinnamon sticks in water. DO NOT over boil. Sweeten with honey and drink

Remedy 2-  Honey and lemon water; boil water and mix in one or two spoonfuls of honey and lemon juice according to taste

Remedy 3-  Mix a tsp of salt in a cup of warm water and gargle thoroughly

Monday, 6 July 2020

Easy Ice Cream

Ice-cream may well be one of the most popular frozen desserts amongst children and adults. And no wonder- creamy, cold, soft and utterly delish! Below is my staple ice-cream recipe that I make all the time. It takes super quick and is verrry simple......enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 can condensed milk

1 can Nestle cream

1 litre milk

Flavouring


Method:

Beat together condensed milk, Nestle cream and milk. Add flavouring and beat again. Pour into ice-cream machine and churn! (wasn’t lying when I said it’s simple)


Flavouring:

Chocolate- 3tbl spoons of cocoa and 2 tbl spoons of sugar(adjust according to taste) dissolved in boiling water


Strawberry- fresh strawberries blended or I use strawberry Nesquik. Add according to taste, but should be around 4-5 tbl spoons


Coffee- 4tbl spoons coffee and 3tbl spoons sugar dissolved in water (may adjust)


Any other flavouring may be used, eg. granadilla, berries, pistachio, coconut etc.


Enjoy!

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Virtues of the Qur'an Sharif

“He who learns the Qur'an Majeed and practices upon it , his parents will be made to wear a crown on the Day of Qiyamah, the brilliance of which will excel that of the sun even if the sun had been within your worldly houses. Hence, what do you think about the haafiz himself who acts upon it?” (Sunan Abi Dawood #1453)

"Whoever reads the Qur'an Majeed, memorizes it and regards its lawful as lawful and its unlawful as forbidden (i.e. he practices in accordance to the injunctions therein), Allah Ta‘ala will admit him into Jannah and will accept his intercession on behalf of ten such persons of his family who were doomed to the fire of Jahannum. (Sunan Tirmizi #2905) 

While the great virtues are evident from these Ahaadeeth, nevertheless both virtues are subject to a precondition which is absolutely clear – the condition of practicing in accordance to the Qur'an Majeed. Thus, these rewards are not for merely memorizing the Qur'an Majeed. Rather, they are promised to the one who memorizes the Qur'an Majeed and also acts in accordance to the injunctions therein. 

The Boy who tried to escape Death- Part 2

Ahmad lay in his bed fast asleep. The time approached for Salatul-Zuhr. Suddenly Ahmad woke up from the sudden shaking of his blankets.

“Ahmad! Wake up!” His father called as he shook him awake.

“Why? It’s only 1:00pm in the afternoon!” Ahmad called out as he stretched around to stare at his alarm clock.

“It’s only 1:00pm?! Are you insane? Almost the whole population is out of bed, and you are acting as it is 6:00am!” His father answered in a shocked tone.

“Why are you waking me up?” Ahmad moaned.

“Because you are coming to the Masjid with me today for Salaah. I want you to experience just one Salaah in your life!” His father sternly called.

Ahmad moaned as he struggled to sit up.

“Now, I will be up in two minutes with a cup of cold water to throw over you if you are not out of bed!” His father said as he left Ahmad’s room.

Ahmad stormed off to the bathroom to prepare himself in a fit of rage.

20 minutes later Ahmad and his father were off walking towards the Masjid.

“Ahmad, I cannot believe you are so angry with the thought of standing before Allah,” His father said as they walked together.

“I could be at home playing my computer; instead I am tiring myself out by having to stand for 10 hours in Salaah!” Ahmad moaned.

“Are you crazy? No Salaah lasts that long, not even half of that time! Now pull yourself together because the way you are storming down this road seems to me you are suffering from constipation!”

“Dad! Those people must have heard! Yet again you embarrass me!” Ahmad yelled.

“Embarrass you? The way you are composing yourself on this street is humiliating me, your father…Right here we are, now behave yourself for once!”

Ahmad and his father entered the Masjid. His father carefully observed Ahmad as he performed Wudu while trying to teach him the proper steps of performing it.

Ahmad finished the Wudu with the sudden expression on his face seeming as if he had been working all day hard labour!

They both entered the Masjid and found a place in the front row. The Mu’azzin called out Iqamah and everyone rose to stand in Salaah before their Lord. They all begun the Salaah together with the Imam, and Ahmad stood before his Lord for the first time in his life…

During the Prayer his father heard sounds of sobbing to the left of him! It was his son! A small smile appeared on the father’s face while a sensation passed through his body with pure intentions of happiness that father and son stood side by side before their Lord in humbleness.

After the Salaah, Ahmad’s father looked towards his son and smiled.

“Masha’Allah, my beloved son! You see? Is there anything more beautiful than Prayer? You even cried to Allah!”

“No, no, no! I cried because I just realised that I left my mobile at home and I promised to call Mo.”

“WHAT! You ignorant little…” His father held his composure.

“You are telling me you cried because you let your friend down, while feeling NOTHING every time you let your Lord down? Let me tell you something! Allah has no need of you or any of us, so you better start acting like you need Him, because one day you WILL need Him!” His father quietly yelled.

Ahmad’s father got up and stormed outside and stood beneath a large green beautiful tree. He stared towards the ground and cried. The tears rolled down his cheeks and dropped to the floor out of fear and love towards his son.

That day neither father nor son spoke to one another.

Another day gone; another day closer to Ahmad’s death. Nine days remain…