Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Mufthi Menk

We're not perfect & never will be. There's no need to put on a variety of masks to show off to the outside world. Hypocrisy is dangerous.

One of the worst things someone can do is to treat others unfairly because of their skin colour or looks. Racism is ugly. Racism is wrong!

We are all equal in humanity, regardless of skin color, ethnicity and creed. We should all learn to respect one another. HE will judge us based on our sincerity and closeness to Him.

By Mufti Ismail Menk 

Monday, 30 May 2016

Mufthi Menk

Remember that some of the closest people in your life aren’t always the one’s who love you most. You can't change them. Accept it & move on.

Life's short. We know that. But when you lose someone you love, that hits home hardest. So always forgive others, don't hate & hold grudges.

It's a sad truth. We are guilty. We don't appreciate our blessings until the Almighty takes them away from us. Wake up before it's too late.

By Mufti Ismail Menk

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Mufthi Menk

When you're going through some of the worst days, be patient. Trust HIM. How else will you learn never to take the best days for granted?

Pain is there for a reason. It'll soften your heart. It'll draw you closer to the Almighty. It'll let you see His Divine Wisdom. Embrace it.

Don't hold on to the scars of yesterday. Let them go. Embrace today with new hope, a thankful & happy heart. He has blessed us with so much.

By Mufti Ismail Menk

WHOLE ROASTED ORANGE & APRICOT GLAZED CHICKEN


A tangy taste that lingers on
1 whole chicken, cleaned and dried
45ml chicken spice
1small orange, peeled and cut into segments
10 dried apricots, optional
125ml apricot jam
rind and juice of 1 lemon
30ml garlic
10ml peri-peri
30ml chicken spice
10ml paprika
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 200ยบC. Spray a Roasting Pan with cooking spray.
• Using kitchen towel pat dry the chicken.
• Rub the 45ml chicken spice over dried chicken inside and out.
• Place orange segments and apricots into chicken cavity.
• Mix remaining ingredients to make a basting sauce.
• Place chicken in a roasting pan and liberally brush with basting sauce.
• Cover chicken with foil, shiny side in, and bake for 30minutes in oven.
• Reduce oven temperature to 180ยบC and roast covered for a further 30min.
• Remove foil and roast until golden, basting every now and again.
Garnish with orange wedges and serve with rice and roasted vegetables.

Courtesy of Shanaaz Parker

Saturday, 28 May 2016

MALVA PUDDING


Cape Malay Cooking with Fatima Sydow
Ingredients
1 egg
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tablespoon of apricot jam
1 tablespoon of Vinegar
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of butter
For sauce -
1 cup of milk
3 tablespoons of sugar
2- 3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
Method
In a bowl whisk your egg , sugar, butter and jam for about 2 minutes , now add the vinegar , milk and whisk for a minute till well combined .
Sift the dry ingredients into bowl and mix till all ingredients are combined .
Pour in a square greased tin ( not big pan ) or glassproof baking dish , bake for half an hour at 180°C or when inserting skewer it comes out clean , also the cake will be a brown colour .
While the cake is baking put all your sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to the simmer and stir till hot - keep warm one side .
When your cake is done take out of oven and immediately pour over all the sauce.
For a bigger pudding simply double all ingredients .
Delicious.

GREEN PEPPER CHUTNEY


1 green pepper
1 bunch green dhania
2tblsp almond powder
2 tblsp coconut
6 green chilies or to taste
2 tbslp tal
3 tblsp lemon juice abit more if necessary
Handful of curry leaves
METHOD
Liquidize all together and bottle up

Friday, 27 May 2016

Mufthi MEnk

Don't be superficial. Don't be fooled by good looks & intellect. Physical beauty is worthless if you have a disfigured soul. Look deeper

It's easy to criticize, condemn & complain. Many love doing this. But it takes a good soul to build others up, show kindness & compassion.

Shift your focus from money to nourishing your soul. That's how you become truly wealthy & abundantly blessed. The Almighty will provide!

By Mufti Ismail Menk

Benefits of Kajoor


Tandoori chicken somoosa filling

Tandoori chicken somosa filling
-1/2 kg chicken mince
-2 medium onions finely chopped
-1 tsp each ginger and garlic
-2 tbsp tomato ketchup
-2 tbsp tandoori paste
-1 tsp paprika
-1/2 tsp chilli powder
-1/4 tsp turmeric powder
-1 tsp garam masala
-1 tsp cumin powder
-1/2 tsp coriander powder
-1/2 tsp chilli flakes
-1 cup finely chopped coriander
-5 green chilli finely chopped.
-1 and 1/2 tsp salt.
-juice from 1/2 lemon.

Mix everything up apart from the coriander and chilli and lemon juice.
Now heat some oil in pan and add the chicken mixture into the hot oil and stir continuously until there's no big lumps and it changes colour.
Put the heat down to medium and stir for another 15 mins.
Add 1 cup chopped coriander, 5 finely chopped green chilli and lemon juice and stir for few more minutes then take of heat.
Let it cool down before you make your somosas.
Get your somosa pad and cut it into equal pieces (4 pieces if you want small somosas and 3 pieces of you want big somosas)
Now keep one out and put rest in a sealed bag to avoid drying out.
Peel the sheet in double as I like the thick texture to mines.
Now fold one corner to make a triangle.
Then brush with whisked egg and fold over again making a triangle pocket.
Now fill the pocket with the chicken filling.
And fold over to close keeping it tight so there's no open corners or oil will get in.
Repeat folding till its completely wrapped and you finish of with a triangle somosa
Now freeze them on a tray/plate for few hours, then take it out and separate them and put them in freezer bag and freeze and fry when needed.

GREEN CHUTNEY


1 bottle piccalilli
1 bottle mayonnaise
2 or 3 tbl sugar
3 tblsp kari masala – which is green chillies, dhania,jeero lemon juice, salt, coconut , garlic blended together
½ tsp green coloring
Liquidize the piccalilli till fine, empty into a bowl then add mayonnaise, add sugar, kari masala and coloring and mix well. Make vagaar with limrie/curry leaves, mustard seeds and pour over chutney, cool and bottle.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

We are slaves

We need to remember and remind ourselves daily that we are ONLY slaves to Allah, Not to Insaan, not to Dunya.
Allah comes first and foremost.
Allah's rules and regulations come first and foremost.
Keeping this in my mind, is one of the way of sticking to the righteous path.



Mufthi Menk

No matter how steep the mountain, don't be daunted in your climb. You're never alone. The Almighty is there with you every step of the way.

How many times have we felt alone in this world, with no one to turn to or hold on to? Then He sends a ray of hope, a lifeline. Trust Him.

Almighty! Give hope to those who feel alone while facing hardship. Help those in dire need & the ones who are on the verge of giving up. Aameen

By Mufti Ismail Menk

SAY DIVORCE TO TALAAQ


All Praises and gratitude is due to Allah Almighty, not simply for the natural, material and spiritual bounties we have been blessed with, but ultimately for granting us the distinction of being the best of nations. We must concede that this is not self acquired nor earned, but only due to our affinity with His most beloved of all creation, our noble and revered Master Sayyidina Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Our Beloved Mustapha (peace be upon him) embodied his teachings in his practical life, the faculties of which are rather exhaustive to mention, as are the diversities of circumstances and situations a human being will encounter in their journey through this world. Our failures to overcome or address these challenges lays mostly in our lack of conviction in the teachings of Islam, and our belief in the efficiency of its intervention. Very often we aware of the instructions or guidelines to resolve personal or social conflicts, yet we cannot adjust our attitudes to embrace the solution. This is because we consider the worldly consequences as opposed to the consequences of the afterlife. In essence one can say that the problem is not so much the problem, as are people’s attitudes to the problem.
As an Ulama body convened to address and advise in social matters affecting the Muslim community, there are numerous common issues which affect us at large, yet it must be said that an alarmingly high percentage are marital discord related. Whilst this piece is not intended to comprehensively discuss the diverse permutations, it is rather is to exhort our community to be more circumspect in this critical matter of divorce.
There are explicitly defined processes ordained by the Quran and the Sunnah pertaining to marital discord, such as the Quranic injunction which dictates the appointment of elders representing both parties to mediate in the matter. Yet sadly, our community and marital counselors are of the opinion that elders and families should not be involved in the reconciliation process due to bias, lack of impartiality and emotional maturity. Our failure to be disciplined in this regard should never justify our rejection of the injunction. Perhaps counseling skills should be imparted to family mediators as we often find that opposing parties tend to trust and believe more in the solutions offered by family members, as is to be expected. It is often improbable that the Ulama will be highly effective in enforcing the resolutions as our coercive powers are restricted to appeals in doing that which is Islamically correct. It is often distressing that parties harbour suspicion regarding the good intentions of the Ulama at times.
If the policy of reverting every contentious issue in our relationships is congruent to the mode and instructions of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), then we have full confidence that sanity will prevail and marriages will be saved. To conclude, our offices are inundated with daily enquiries regarding husbands who have issued “3” Talaaqs decrees on a whim, out of anger or after being coerced or pressurised by their wives and predictably both parties live with regrets thereafter as often this renders the marriage as irreconcilable. Although this method validates the dissolution, it is an extremely abhorrent and detestable practice. Our beloved Mustapha (peace be upon him) has stated, “To delay in matters is from Allah, and to act in haste is from Shaytaan.” It is a well known fact that Shaytaan loves few things more than provoking divorce.
Our parting advice is that under NO circumstances should one issue any form of Talaaq without prior consultation with reputable Ulama or Ulama bodies. Yes, we concede that every marriage cannot be saved, but in all situations it is better to try and fail, than fail to try. If such a union could be potentially destructive to both parties, then Allah Almighty mentions in the Holy Quran, “and live in harmony or part amicably.”
Just as dissolving a civil marriage is process which has cost, time implications and requires a great deal of patience, so too must we be measured, methodical and deliberate immensely before we dissolve an Islamic Marriage.
by
Moulana Ebrahim Mahomed
for
Sunni Jamiatul Ulama South Africa

Eating Etiquette of the Prophet (saw)


Chicken Curry

1 Medium Or Small Sized Chicken
3 Small Onions
1 Teaspoon Of Ginger
Half A Garlic
Half A Tomato
2 Green Chillies
1 Tablespoon Of Salt
1 Tablespoon Of Mixed Basar (Chilly Powder)
1 Heaped Teaspoon Of Mixed Masala
1 Heaped Teaspoon Crushed Coriander
1 Teaspoon Fenugreek Leaves
Fresh Coriander To Garnish.,Fry onions garlic and ginger for bout 20 min till onions brown add the chillies and fenugreek cook for 5 mins add tomatoes and chilli powder add a little water if needed fry for a further 5 minutes then add meat stir on high heat til meat sealed now add rest of spices and keep stirring til fragrant now add enough water to cover the meat cook til meat is tender and garnish with fresh coriander enjoy
for the homemade nan
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder

1 egg - beaten
6 Tbsp plain yogurt
3 Tbsp butter or ghee
1 Cup milk
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
Salt to taste,Sift flour, baking powder or baking soda and salt together in a bowl.
Stir in egg, yogurt and 2 tablespoons of the butter.
Gradually stir in enough milk to make a soft dough.
Cover with a damp cloth and place in a warm place for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 C) Knead dough on a floured surface for 2 or 3 minutes until smooth.
Divide into 8 pieces Roll each piece into a ball then into ovals about 6 inches long.
If you must use a baking sheet, grease it and brush the underside of the bread with water.
Brush the other side with butter and sprinkle poppy seeds .
Bake 6 to 10 minutes until puffy and golden brown.

MEEBOS CHUTNEY


200 grm whole red chillies
75grm meebos
2 ½ cups water
2 ½ cups vinegar
1 cup smooth apricot jam
Salt to taste
5 tblsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp tal
Few curry leaves
Place chillies, meebos, water and vinegar together in a pot, boil over heat until chillies turn soft, allow to cool, blend in a liquidizer until smooth, strain, add apricot jam, salt and stir well. Heat mustard seeds, curry leaves and tal in oil until fairly hot, pour over chutney and mix well. Bottle and refrigerate.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Niqab Story

Having recently adorned the niqab, I have searched for info on etiquette of hijab, purdah etc and although niqab veils the face, purdah is not just a veil over the face, it's a veil over ones behaviour, actions, words, thoughts, etc.

True purdah is steering all what u see, speak, hear, write etc to the right path ie. the path to Allah.

So before deciding to adorn the niqab, keep this in mind.

I contemplated a long while before starting to adorn the niqab as I didn't want to go into niqab nd then drop it. I wanted to do it with full conviction and no intention of backing out.

I've had people giving me queer looks asking me "Why?", "What's wrong with u?", "Who r u hiding from?", "Does ur husband not want us to see ur face?" etc and my answer is simply "To please my Lord!"

Strange, coming from one that was once highly modern and westernised, but truth is when all else fails u, when all else leaves u, u r left with only one realisation : Allah never leaves u, Allah never abandons u, No matter what u do, No matter where u end up, Allah is always with u... Then sacrifices in the path of Allah become easy.

Funny enough my 10 year old, the trooper that she is, again impresses me, by yet again standing by me with my decision.
The one morning I forgot to adorn the niqab and left with her for school and she insisted I turn back home so I can put on the niqab.

I am no expert, neither am I perfect, nor flawless... I am simply a slave of Allah, striving to do my best in the face of the adversities I face.

Food for thought

When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper! They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless!

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Food for thought!

Keep away from people who try to belittle your dreams! Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great!

Mufthi Menk

If you've been traveling in a dark tunnel for a while & your heart's sincere about seeking light, look past your emotional and agony. Ask the Almighty.

What you'd never imagine CAN happen through supplication. Ponder over the meanings. Always ask the Almighty with total conviction and hope.

Even when you feel bogged down by sins, don't give in to despair. The gates of repentance are wide open. The Almighty is always there!

The Almighty is more Merciful than a mother is to her child. So no matter what mistakes you've made, return to HIM with regret & repent.

By Mufti Ismail Menk

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Mushroom Soup


Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter
1 little pill. Onions chopped soft
3 Tbsp flour
2.5 cup milk.
1 cup gravy
2/1 teaspoon salt
4/1 teaspoon black pepper
2 Cup Mushrooms (mushrooms) chopped soft
2/1 cup liquid cream
1/2 cup of chicken with diced.
Way:
In the average size put butter to melt the butter, add the onion onion heart to wither away, and then go down on her mushroom-ster. Saul Good (if cans) and his heart with onions. About a minute.
Add flour. Using a wooden spoon delicate heart with mushrooms good until they feel worse tomorrow. Add broth and flip them and then salt and pepper and then milk. My heart constantly to melt. Let the mixture to boil, add a minute. Kind of my heart and keep stirring. and leave them increase together about 10 minutes. Try and give strength to pour an average mushroom soup in the dishes her feet hot in here.

A TOUCHING STORY THAT MOVED ME INTO TEARS


Ahmed was 11 years old when his mother (a single mom) dropped him off for his first Qirat lesson. I prefer that students (especially boys!) begin at an earlier age, which I explained to
Ahmed. But Ahmed said that it had always been his mother's dream to hear him recite the Quran. So I took him as a student. Well, Ahmed began with his Qirat lessons and from the beginning I thought it was a hopeless endeavor. As much as he tried, he lacked the sense of reading and failed to recognize the alphabets. But he
dutifully read the Quran that I require all my students to learn. Over the months he tried and tried while I listened and cringed and tried to encourage him. At the end of each weekly lesson he'd always say, "My mom's going to hear me recite someday." But it seemed hopeless. He just did not have any inborn ability. I only knew his mother from a distance as she dropped Ahmed off or waited in
her aged car to pick him up. She always waved and smiled but never stopped in. Then one day Ahmed stopped coming to our lessons. I thought about calling him but assumed, because of his lack of ability, that he had decided to pursue something else. I also was glad that he stopped coming. He was a bad advertisement for my teaching
Several weeks later I mailed to the student's homes a flyer on the upcoming recital. To my surprise Ahmed (who received a flyer) asked me if he could be in the recital. I told him that the recital was for current pupils and because he had dropped out he really did not qualify. He said that his mom had been sick and unable to take him to Qirat lessons but he was still practicing. "Miss ... I've just got to recite!" he insisted. I don't know what led me to allow him to participate in the recital. Maybe it was his persistence or maybe it was something inside of me saying that it would be all right. The night for the recital came. The high school gymnasium was packed with parents, friends and relatives. I put Ahmed up last in the program before I was to come up and thank all the students and play a finishing piece. I thought that any damage he would do
would come at the end of the program and I could always salvage his poor performance through my "curtain" Well, the recital went off without a hitch. The students had been practicing and it showed. Then Ahmed came up on stage. His clothes were wrinkled and his hair looked like he'd run an eggbeater through it. "Why didn't he dress up like the other students?" I thought. "Why didn't his mother at least make him comb his hair for this special night?" He began. I was surprised when he announced that he had chosen Surah- Al Kahf. I was not prepared for what I heard next. His voice was light and soft. His rectials were perfect! Never had I heard a recital so well by a person his age. After six and a half minutes he
ended . Overcome and in tears I ran up on stage and put my arms around Ahmed in joy. "I've never heard like that Ahmed! How'd you do it?"
Through the microphone Ahmed explained: "Well Shaykh...remember I told you my mom was sick? Well, actually she had cancer and passed away this morning. And well....she was
born deaf so tonight was the first time she ever heard me play. I wanted to make it special." There wasn't a dry eye in the house that evening. As the people from Social Services led Ahmed from the stage to be placed into foster care, I noticed that even their eyes were red and puffy and I thought to myself how much richer my life had been for taking Ahmed as my pupil. ... He was the teacher and I was the pupil. For it is he that taught me the meaning of perseverance and love and believing in yourself and maybe even taking a chance in someone and you don't know why

Ramadaan Nasheed

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CHICKEN AND PEPPERDEW PALMIERS


500g puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten
sesame seed, for rolling
Filling
15ml canola oil
15ml crushed garlic
2 green chillies, chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
200g chicken mince
6 pepperdews
15ml Snowflake Cake Flour
50ml fresh dhania, finely chopped
30ml tikka spice

Preheat oven to 2000C
• Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray
• Heat oil in a saucepan. Add garlic, chili, onion and chicken; braise till cooked through
• Add all other ingredients and keep stirring to avoid mixture sticking to the bottom of the pan; mixture must be dry resembling breadcrumbs.
• Remove from heat and allow to cool
• To assemble, roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 25x35cm rectangle. Divide lengthwise into 3 pieces, without cutting through the pastry
• Spread filling over the two outer edges, leaving the center unfilled
• Roll each edge towards the center like a swiss roll. Brush insides of pastry with beaten egg and press firmly together
• Brush outside of the entire pastry roll and roll sesame seeds, working gently.
• Allow to rest in the fridge for 30mins
• After resting, cut pastry roll into 1cm slices
• Neaten palmiers and place cut side down on a baking sheet
• Bake for 12-15minute or until golden

Courtesy of Shanaaz Parker

Love the Sunnahs


Miswak ... A forgotten sunnah


TOMATO LAMB BREDIE


A family favourite
40ml cooking oil
60ml butter
8 whole cloves
6 whole peppercorns
2 large onions, thinly sliced
75ml sugar
1kg lamb pieces
5ml ginger and garlic paste
10ml coarse black pepper
2 green chillies, chopped
1tin 410g tomato puree
2medium ripe tomatoes, liquidized
6 medium potatoes, cut into half
salt to taste
60ml coriander leaves, chopped

Method
• Heat oil and butter in a large pot. Add whole spices.
• Add onion and sautรฉ until golden. Add water and cook for 10minutes on high.
• Add the sugar to the onions.
• Lower heat and braise till soft and pulpy.
• Take care onions must be soft.
• Add meat and braise for 30 - 45minutes or until meat is well brown, adding water as required.
• Add garlic and ginger, pepper, chillies, tomato puree and tomato.
• Cook for 7minutes and add potatoes and salt.
• Bring to a quick boil, reduce heat and simmer till potato and meat is soft.
• Add coriander and remove from heat
Serve with white rice and onion and jam salad.

Courtesy of Shanaaz Parker

*Short tajweed course for women*


ILM-SA will in sha Allah be hosting a short course designed to help WOMEN recite the Surahs we commonly read in Salaah.
This course will be taught by Ruqayya Paruk who studied Quran and tajweed in Syria.
It will run on Tuesdays for 5 weeks as follows:
Tuesday 31st May 9am to 10.30am
Tuesday 7th June 9am to 10.30am
Tuesday 14th June 9am to 10.30am
Tuesday 21st June 9am to 10.30am
Tuesday 28th June 9am to 10.30am
Ruqayya did something similar for us last year and Alhamdulillah it was very beneficial.
She is extremely thorough and very passionate and even sisters who knew no tajweed at all took a lot back from it. Those of us who knew some tajweed benefitted as well.
Over these five weeks:
- she will help us recite the Surahs we recite in Salaah correctly with tajweed
- go over the meanings and explanations of a selection of Surahs
The course is R300 in total not per lesson (we are a charitable organization) but anyone unable to afford the fee can pay whatever they can afford or nothing at all.
Classes will take place in the first classroom on the left upstairs at the NMJ Islamic Centre.
You can try the first lesson and then decide if you want to commit to the remainder of the course.
If you are coming next week please message ILM-SA at 083 271 4500.
We urge you to try it.
It's truly amazing and empowering ma sha Allah.

Chicken kebabs


-1 and 1/2 kg chicken mince
-2 onions chopped finely
-5 cloves garlic finely ---chopped/minced
-Turmeric 1 tsp
-Chilli 1 tsp
-Coriander powder 1 tsp
-Black ground pepper 1/2 tsp
-Salt 1 tsp
-Smoked paprika 1/2 tsp
-Curry powder 1 tsp
-Finely chopped coriander 1 cup
-6 green chilli finely chopped.
-1 1/2 tsp ginger paste.
-3 tbsp olive oil.
-1/2 of a lemons juice

Mix up all the ingredients in a big bowl. Leave it in the fridge for an hour. (This will kind of marinate the mixture)
Get a plate and line with cling film.
Get 2 tbsp oil in a small bowl and oil your hands.
get some mixture in your hands and roll it between your palms and make flat round kebabs. Keep on oiling your hands each time as the mixture is kind of gooey.
Put your kebabs on the plate making sure they don't overlap.
When you do one layer put cling film over it and keep on repeating this.
When you've finished, you can either cook yours or freeze it.
If you're freezing after few hours get the plate out the fridge and separate them and put them in freezer bag.
To cook just grill for 10 mins in grill machine/in the oven
Or you can add little oil in a pan and cook them for five minutes on each side.
Enjoy with your favourite dip/chutney/sauce

Our precious Surahs

Suratul Faatiha protects one from the anger of Allah.
๐ŸŒป Surah Yaseen protects one from the thirst of the Day of Judgment.
๐ŸŒปSuratul Waaqi'ah protects one from poverty and starvation.
๐ŸŒปSurah Mulk protects one from the punishment of the grave.
๐ŸŒปSuratul Kauthar protects one from the enmity of the enemy.
๐ŸŒปSuratul Kaafiroon protects one from kufr at the time of death.
๐ŸŒปSuratul Ikhlaas protects one from hypocrisy
๐ŸŒปSuratul Falaq protects one from calamities.
๐ŸŒปSuratul Naas protects one from evil thoughts.

KAJOOR CHUTNEY


¼ kg kajoor
2 cups vinegar
Soak overnight
¼ kg whole red chillies
Soaked in boiling water for about an hour.
1 x 700ml tomato sauce
4 tblsp methi masala
Drain chillies in colander, liquidize kajoor, vinegar and red chillies, empty in a bowl, add tomato sauce and methi masala, if mixture is too thick, vinegar can be added to thin it. Make oil hot, add 2 tsp mustard seeds and 2 tblsp tal, once it starts to splutter, add to chutney, leave to cool and bottle.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

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» Mend relations with those who try to break ties with you and forgive those who are unjust towards you. [Mu'jam Awsat, Vol. 4, Page 18, Hadith 5064]

» Whoever prefers that a palace be built for him in Paradise, should forgive the person who is unjust with him. [Al-Mustadrak ala al-Sahihayn, Hadith 3215]

» If a person forgives someone’s mistake, than Allah increases his (i.e. the forgiver’s) honour and respect. [Sahih Muslim, Hadith 2588]

» Whoever forgives despite having the ability to take revenge is the most dignified person before Allah. [Shu'ab al-Iman, Hadith 8327]

» Whoever is not merciful to others, will not receive mercy; whoever does not forgive, will not be forgiven. [Musnad Ahmad, Hadith 19264]

» The best manner of the world and the Hereafter is that you forgive those who do injustice to you. [Al-Mustadrak ala al-Sahihayn, Vol. 5, Page 224, Hadith 7367]

» Have mercy on others and you will be showered with mercy and adopt forgiveness and Allah will forgive you. [Musnad Ahmad, Hadith 7062]

Monday, 23 May 2016

Mufthi Menk

Assume the best in others. Give people the benefit of the doubt. You'll be rewarded with healthier mental state & fewer conflicts in life.

Never let others feel worthless. Don't push people aside or ignore  them thinking you're more superior. Always remind them of their worth.

By Mufti Ismail Menk 

Mufthi Menk

Shyness is part of faith. Beware the one who does what he likes & feels no sense of shame. Cultivate good manners & you'll acquire shyness.

Don't lament over what was and what could've been. Make the most of what you have now with dedication and firm faith. Thank Him for everything.

Almighty. Bless us with continued patience to face the things we do & a faith that's firm and everlasting. Let us always put our trust in You!

By Mufti Ismail Menk

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Mufthi Menk

Be mindful of manipulators. They lie through everything, making it seem like it's your fault. Stay away from them; they'll only hurt you.

We often get frustrated when we don't get what we ask of Him. We feel rejected and silly thoughts go through our minds. It's Satan at work!

Never feel hopeless and useless. Get rid of such thoughts the minute they cross your mind. It's Satan's tricks to remind you of your past.

It's easy to be seduced by whispers of Satan but it's very difficult to get out. So learn to seek the Almighty & let HIM fill your heart.

By Mufti Ismail Menk

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

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Ayat Al-Kursi

Abu Ummamah (radiAllahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever recites Ayat Al-Kursi immediately after each prescribed Prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.”

[an-Nasa’i, Ibn Hibban, Darimi 3249/A]

Tahajjud Salaah

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The month of Ramadaan which is quickly approaching us is a practising ground, a rehearsal for Ibadaat at night.

We are all the slaves of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala… We submit to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala … Just like the slave submits to the commands of his master we all submit to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala ….

During the day a person submits to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala in different ways and during the night a person should submit to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala by engaging in Ibaadat.

Tahajjud Salaah is a means of wiping out all our sins. It becomes an obstacle for a person from comitting sins and protects the person.

Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala gives him some special insight and puts noor on his face during the day. On the day of Qiyamah that special noor of Tahajjud will help a person to cross pulsiraat….

InshaAllah, Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala make us amongst those fortunate ones who spend their nights in Sajda and Ruku…

Aameen…

Things to avoid in Ramadaan



1. Don't sleep during the day and pray all night. By doing this you are converting the day into night and the night into day, which is not the purpose of fasting.

2. Avoid being lazy and inactive during the day.

3. Don't waste time playing games during the day. Rather, please Allah by increasing in your worship of him.

4. Avoid having Iftar parties. Ramadan wasn't meant to be a food extravaganza.

5. Dont ask your wife to spend Ramadan in the Kitchen. Eat something light and quick - she isn't Biryani woman.

6. Spend the last 10 days worshipping Allah rather than trying to prepare for Eid! A day that is better than a thousand months is in these last 10 days. You can't afford to miss this.

7. Dont stay awake the full night. Your body has a right over you, and when it wants rest, then rest.

8. Avoid excessive socialising after Taraweeh

9. Avoid shopping a lot in Ramadhaan.

10. Dont eat the full night.

11. Dont loiter around at night rather than worshipping Allah.

12. Eid doesnt require loads of preparation. Dont fall into this trap! Keep it simple, and it will be blessed.

May we witness this forthcoming Ramadan with sound health -
Aameen....

Common mistakes in Ramadhan:

1. Drinking
Milkshakes made with syrups etc on a daily basis

- Why: It contains high amounts of sugar, additives and colourants
- Solution: If you have to, drink it twice a week maximum

2. Drinking large amounts of water at iftaar time

- Why: Filling the stomach with water is more strenuous to it than with food.
- Solution: have a few sips at iftaar then a glass after every two hours.

3. Exercising directly after iftaar.

- Why: the body's blood flow is concentrated around the stomach at that time.
- Solution: Exercise after two hours of eating to ease digestion.

4. Chewing and swallowing food fast.

- Why: chewing food slowly can speed up digestion and help maintain your weight

5. Having dessert directly after iftaar

- Why: they make you drowsy and sleepy
- Solution: leave at least a two hour gap between iftaar and dessert to stay fresh and awake for ishaa and taraweeh prayers

6. Consuming foods with high amounts of sodium

- Why: Sodium triggers thirst through out the fasting hours of the day
- Solution: instead, eat foods that are high in potassium, they retain water and supress your thirst.

# Bananas are high in potassium. A banana at Suhoor time can control your thirst level through out the day.

# Best sources of potassium for Suhoor time:
 - bananas
 - milk
 - dates
 - avocados
 - dried peaches
 - pistachios
 - pumpkin
 - peas
 - dark chocolate

# Worst choices for Suhoor:
 - biryani
 - kebab
 - pizza
 - fast food in general
 - cheese
 - haleem

# Best choices for Suhoor:
 - potato
 - rice
 - dates
 - whole grain bread
 - banana

# Drinking lots of water at suhoor is important, but not as much as drinking it through out your non-fasting hours.

The Grave is calling......! Listen very very carefully!
 Oh son of Adam! I'm full of darkness so bring with you the light of Salaat.

Please do not keep this reminder to yourself, share with your beloved brothers and sisters

Fasts of Sha'baan

The Fasts of Sha’baan

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam loved to fast in the month of Sha’baan and he encouraged fasting on the 13th 14th and 15 th of every lunar month.

Sayyidah Aa’isha Radhiyallahu Anha states: “The most loved month for fasting by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam was the month of Sha’baan.”
(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah)

Hazrat Milhaan Alqaysi narrates: “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam
would instruct us to fast on the days of the full moon, the 13, th 14 th and 15 th of the month.

He Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam
would say it is like perpetual fasting (in reward).”
(Abu Dawud)

It should be noted there is no authentic narration that supports the exclusive fast of the 15 th of Sha’baan.

Thus one may fast at any time during the month and one may fast, as in other months, on the 13th (Friday), 14th (Saturday) and 15th(Sunday) of Sha’baan.


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Mufthi Menk

Assume the best in others. Give people the benefit of the doubt. You'll be rewarded with healthier mental state & fewer conflicts in life.

Never let others feel worthless. Don't push people aside or ignore  them thinking you're more superior. Always remind them of their worth.

By Mufti Ismail Menk 

Mufthi Menk

If you feel stuck in the depths of guilt, you're not alone. But the smartest people don't stay stuck, they get on the path of repentance!

You make one mistake and people condemn you. But the Almighty gives you Hope in His Mercy. Repent. He forgives you and draws you closer to Him.

By Mufti Ismail Menk

Sunday, 15 May 2016

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Mufthi Menk

Anger is like a fire that's lighted. If you control your anger, you'll put out the fire. If you let it rage on, you'll be consumed by it.

No matter how angry, never use harsh words on others; for those could be the last words you'll ever say to them. Choose to be kind always.

At times, you need to distance yourself from the noise others are making to hear what the Almighty is saying to you. Silence speaks volumes.

By Mufti Ismail Menk

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Mufthi Menk

The truth is we live in a world so starved of privacy. Everyone wants to know everything about you. Remember a private life's a happy life.

Some need to live their lives in the spotlight, shouting about whatever they do. Be among those who shine from within, away from the glare.

Do you want a more meaningful life? Let go of grudges, negative talk and criticizing others. Focus on your affairs. Help others when needed.


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Friday, 13 May 2016

Duniya or Aakhirah

True story"

By Sheikh Abdul Muhsin al-Ahmad
It happened in Abha (the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia) .

"After performing salat al-Maghrib, she put her make-up, wore her beautiful white dress preparing herself for her wedding party, then she heard the Adhan of Ishaa and she realized that she broke her wudhu. She told her mother:
“mother, I have to go to make wudhu and pray ‘Ishaa ”
her mother was shocked: “are you crazy ?!! Guests are waiting for, to see you! What about your make-up? It will be all washed away by water!!” then she added” I am your mother and I order you not to perform salah now! Wallahi if you make wudhu now, I will be angry with you”.
Her daughter replied:” Wallahi I won’t go out from here till I perform my salah! Mother, you must know that there is no obedience to any creature in disobedience to the Creator."!!
Her mother said:” what would our guests say about you when you'll up in your wedding party without make-up?! You won’t be beautiful in their eyes! And they will make fun of you!”
The daughter asked with a smile:” are you worried because I won’t be beautiful in the eyes of creations? What about my Creator?! I am worried because, if I miss my salah, I won’t be beautiful in His eyes” she started to make wudhu, and all her make-up was washed away, but she didn’t care then she began her salah and at the moment she bowed down to make sujud, she didn’t realize that it would be her last one! Yes! She died while in sujud!

What a great ending for a Muslimah who insisted on obeying her Lord! Many people who heard her story were so touched!! She put Him and his obedience first in her priorities, so He granted her the best ending that any Muslims would have! She wanted to be closer to him, so he took her soul in the place where Muslim are the closest to him! SubhanaAllah!
She didn’t care if she would be beautiful in the eyes of creatures so she was beautiful in the eyes of her Creator!
Imagine if you were in her place! What would you do? What would you choose?; pleasing creations or your Creator?
Do you guarantee that you will live for the next minutes? Hours? Months?!!
No one knows when their hour will come.
Or when will they meet Angels of death
So are you ready for that moment?
What do you choose: pleasing yourself by not wearing a Hijab or your Lord?
Are you ready to meet Him without Hijab?
And what about you, sister who are “In a relationship”
or “open relationship”, are you ready to meet your lord
today? Tomorrow?! What do you choose: pleasures of this dunya or pleasures of Akhirah?

May Allah guide us all towards what pleases Him and grant everyone who is reading these lines good ending,
Ameen ya Rabb.

The Love of Allah

Assalamualaikum

Dear Sisters

Kindly join us for a talk by Apa Mashooda Rawat who is a dynamic speaker from Pietermaritzburg. Apa teaches at the girls Madressah, holds careline courses as well as conducts classes for teenagers.


DATE: Saturday, 14 May 2016 (tomorrow)

VENUE: Madrassah Islahul Muslimaat (Sherwood)

TIME: 11:00am -12:00

TOPIC: The Love Of Allah

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POTATO KOEKSISTERS


Soft spicy koeksister dipped into sugar syrup and rolled in coconut
By Shanaaz Parker
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Ingredients
4 medium potatoes
4x250ml Sasko Cake Flour
5ml salt
5ml ground nutmeg
15ml ground cinnamon
10ml ground ginger
15ml whole aniseed
5ml fine aniseed
60ml sugar
1pkt instant dry yeast
30ml butter
250ml warm milk
60ml oil
1 egg, beaten
Syrup
500ml sugar
300ml water
2 pieces of stick cinnamon
coconut for rolling
oil for deep frying
Method
- Boil potatoes and mash smooth while still hot. Potatoes must be soft and smooth. (do not discard all water, keep about a third for a soft consistency.)
- Sift flour with salt, spices and sugar. Sprinkle over yeast and mix through.
- Melt butter. Add milk, oil and beaten eggs. Mix well and add to potatoes.
- Make well in centre of flour and add warm milk mixture. Mix into a soft dough.
- Place on working surface and knead in to soft, smooth and elastic like dough. Knead for about 15minutes.
- Place in a lightly oiled bowl. Lightly oil top of dough and cover with cling wrap. Place in a warm place to double in size.
- On a lightly oiled surface, roll dough into a sausage. Cut into equal size portions and shape like a koeksister.
- Leave on lightly greased surface to double in volume; about 15 minutes. Lift koeksisters gently and reshape/neaten if needed. Fry in moderately heated or until golden in colour on each side.
Note: Take care that the oil is moderately hot so that koeksister does not absorb oil.
Meanwhile allow sugar and water to simmer over a low heat until syrupy. Dip koeksister in sugar syrup over low heat. Roll in heat.
HINT*** Koeksister can be frozen for up to 3mnths before syrupping. Thaw at room temperature and sugar as normal.
Allow to simmer over low heat until syrupy.
Makes 36-40

CRANBERRY OAT AND HONEY WALNUT BREAD


Quick healthy gourmet bread
300g whole wheat flour
5ml baking powder
5ml baking soda
2ml salt
5ml ground cinnamon
250ml quick cooking oats
100ml honey
100ml golden syrup
100ml plain yogurt
2meduim eggs
125ml milk
250ml dried cranberries
50ml chopped walnuts

• Preheat oven to 180°C and spray and cook a medium loaf pan.
• In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and oats.
• In a large bowl, mix together honey, golden syrup, yogurt, eggs and milk.
• Mix in flour mixture until just moistened. Do not overmix.
• Stir in cranberries and nuts and pour into prepared loaf pan.
• Bake for about 40 minutes, or until skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
• Cool completely
Serve as desired

Courtesy of Shanaaz Parker

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Libasut Taqwa: Sha'aban... The month of the Prophet (saw)

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It is our duty to promote peace, tolerance, equality and justice, acknowledging the presence of the diverse faiths and inclinations in our midst.

Love comes naturally. Hate is learned. It misleads, distorts the truth and erodes our sense of value. Choose to spread love and goodness always.

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Manzil – The Remedy for Black Magic

Maulana Mohammad Zakariya RA collected these verses in book form, which were already in use in his family as an antidote to witchcraft. This collection is popularly referred to as Manzil.

Manzil is a collection of Ayaat and short Surahs from the Quran that are to be recited as a means of protection and antidote from black Magic, Jinn, Witchcraft, Sihr, Sorcery, Evil Eye and the like as well as other harmful things.

The Manzil comprises the following verses of the Quran:

Surah Al-Fatihah (chapter 1): verses 1 to 7
Surah Al-Bakarah (chapter 2): verses 1 to 5, 163, 255 to 257, and 284 to 286
Surah Al-Imran (chapter 3): verses 18, 26 and 27
Surah Al-A’araf (chapter 7): verses 54 to 56
Surah Al-Israa (chapter 17): verses 110 and 111
Surah Al-Muminoon (chapter 23): verses 115 to 118
Surah Al-Saaffaat (chapter 37): verses 1 to 11
Surah Al-Rehman (chapter 55): verses 33 to 40
Surah Al-Hashr (chapter 59): verses 21 to 24
Surah Al-Jinn (chapter 72): verses 1 to 4
Surah Al-Kaafiroon (chapter 109): verses 1 to 6
Surah Al-Ikhlas (chapter 112): verses 1 to 4
Surah Al-Falaq (chapter 113): verses 1 to 5
Surah Al-Naas (chapter 114): verses 1 to 6

The entire manzil is prescribed to be read one or three times in one sitting. This may be performed once or twice a day, in the latter case once in the morning and once in the evening.

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 |Moulana Khalid Dhorat| 09 May 2016 |02 Sha’ban 1437

Its flu and cold season now, and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that a person with a weak immune system will fall sick faster.

Toxins, germs and antigens collect in our bodies, waiting to attack it at the slightest change of weather, a cold draft or even just drinking a glass of cold water.

Many people, especially children, experience recurrent colds and sore throats, and either the doctor or the pharmacist smiles at the cash every time we visit them, or our mum’s have become experts in home remedies!

Apart from the inconvenient fact that one needs to regularly clean out the garbage overflowing with wet tissues and empty bottles and sachets of medicine, people are now searching for ways of HOW NOT TO GET SICK, instead of what to do when we do fall sick.

Remember that doctors are there to manage your sickness, and you are there to manage your health so as NOT TO FALL sick. Understand the difference well.

There are many causes of falling ill like bad nutrition, sleep deprivation, dehydration, poor hygiene, bad oral health, stress and contact with others, but in this short article, I would like to point to a new modern culprit: our lack of fitness due to our laid back sedentary lifestyle. Our lack of outdoor activity and exercise, and our addiction to gadgets such as iPods, iPads, smart phones and laptops.

As our fitness levels drop, our tummies bulge and our minds are under stimulated, so will our levels of sickness increase.

Our most noble Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alai wa Sallam) informed us that a strong believer was better than a weak believer. (Muslim)

In this tradition, our noble Prophet wasn’t talking in terms of faith only, but he also indicated that physical strength, optimum health and fitness were desirable. Our bodies, the most complex of machines, are given to us by Allah Ta’ala as a trust. They should be maintained in good order so that we can perform our religious and social duties without interruption and report for our daily duties.

It’s interesting to note that fulfilling the obligations of three of the five pillars of Islam requires that Muslims be of sound health. The daily performance of five prayers is in itself a form of exercise. Its prescribed movements involve all the muscles and joints of the body, and concentration in prayer relieves mental stress.

Good health is necessary if one intends to fast the month of Ramadan and the performance of the Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca) is an arduous task that requires many days of hard physical effort. If we are not on a reasonable level of fitness, we will actually be failing in our duty of being a Muslim!

Our noble Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) advised his followers to start their day early, which is only possible of a healthy person: “O Allah, make the early morning hours blessed for my nation,” he prayed. Laziness and weakness are afflictions for which we will be called to account.

As for our children hooked onto their gadgets that keep them homebound, our noble Prophet actually encouraged a degree of heedless play and fun for them. He (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “Any action without the remembrance of Allah is either a diversion or heedlessness excepting four acts: Walking from target to target [during archery practice], training a horse, playing with one’s family, and learning to swim.” (at-Tabraani)

Our noble Prophet Muhammad and his Companions never fell ill in a hurry. They were not a chronically ill generation of Muslims like us, hooked on a whole hotch potch of medication daily. They were physically fit. Life was tough, long distances were covered on foot, men hunted and farmed their food to survive, and there were no useless recreations to produce laziness and waste many hours of otherwise constructive time like the 21st century.

Our respected scholar, Imam Ibn ul-Qayyim al-Jauzi has said in his Zad al-Ma’ad that movement helps the body to rid itself of toxins and strengthens the body’s immune system. He also stated that each bodily organ has its own sport (or movement) that suited it and that horse riding, archery, wrestling and racing, were sports that benefitted the whole body.

Exercise in general increases muscle tone, improves flexibility, enhances endurance, strengthens the heart and fights depression. It also helps to achieve significant weight loss. Aerobic exercise fights heart disease and high blood pressure, and reduces the risk of diabetes, while weight training increases muscle strength and reduces fat, increases bone density, fights back pain and arthritis, and improves overall mental health.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Mufthi Menk

Some of us can't resist making fun of physical features of others. "He's fat, she's ugly!" The Almighty created us all in the best form!

Don't mock others or call them names just because they appear to be pious. You don't know their heart. So leave them be.

The next time you feel like judging someone, ask yourself, "Do you know what's in his heart?" The truth is you'll never know. Only the Almighty does.

By Mufti Ismail Menk

Libasut Taqwa: Inspirations by Libasut Taqwa

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### THE NATIONAL SAHAABAH JALSA ###


An opportunity to rekindle our love for the beloveds of Allah Ta'ala and His Habeeb sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.
Through the mercy of Allah Ta'ala, *Al Farouk Institute* in conjunction with various Masaajid, Organisations and Radio Stations countrywide, will be holding The Second Annual National Sahaabah radhiallahu anhum Jalsas in Love, Honor and Respect of the Ahlul Bayt and the Venerable Companions of our Beloved Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. Let us take this opportunity to benefit from these programmes
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Amr Ibn al-As related that he asked the Prophet (Salillahu Alaihe Wasalam ), “Who do you love most, O messenger of Allah?” He replied, “’Aisha. “Who is from among men?” Amr asked. He said “Her father.”
(Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim
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The topic this year will be on our beloved mother Aisha Radiallaho Anha the beloved wife of Rasoolullah Salillahu Alaihe Wasalam in who's arms our beloved Nabi Salillahu Alaihe Wasalam left this world and in who's house our beloved Nabi Salillahu Alaihe Wasalam is buried.
Our mother was a great scholar and gave great service to the deen of Allah.
Aisha Radiallaho Anha was the most beloved to Rasoolullah Salillahu Alaihe Wasalam and so was her father, our beloved Abu Bakr Radiallaho Anho
Abu Bakr Radiallaho Anho gave his health, wealth and life to help the mission of Rasoolullah Salillahu Alaihe Wasalam. He was honoured to be with Rasoolullah Salillahu Alaihe Wasalam in the cave and today he rests next to Rasoolullah Salillahu Alaihe Wasalam in the grave
CHECK OUT THE PROGRAMMES CLOSEST TO YOU BELOW
*‪#‎NationalSahabahJalsa2016‬*
*•MPUMALANGA•*
_Thurs 12/05 AFTER MAGHRIB_
Masjidul Furqaan, Nelspruit Town Masjid
By Ml Moosa Ngobeni
_Friday 13/05 JUMMAH TALK_
Masjide Uthman RA, Komatipoort
By Ml Moosa Ngobeni
Pine Ridge Jummah Masjid, Witbank
By Mft Tahir Panchabhai
Town Site Masjid, Witbank
By Mft Siddique Munshi
Asiatic Bazaar, Witbank
By Ml Ameerudeen
Abu Bakr Siddique RA Musallah, Witbank
By Ml Sulayman Patel
Masjid Al Noor, Witbank
By Hfz Mohammed Ali
Bethal Area Masjid, Bethal
By Ml Ahmed Ravat
Volksrust Masjid, Volksrust
By Ml Ridwaan Kajee
_Friday 13/05 LADIES PROGRAMME_
3pm in Malalane
By Ml Moosa Ngobeni
Volksrust
By Ml Ridwaan Kajee
_Friday 13/05 AFTER ESHA_
Jaame Masjid, Valencia Nelspruit
By Ml Moosa Ngobeni
Masjid us Salaam, Middelburg
By Ml Burhaan Mia
Volksrust Masjid, Volksrust
By Ml Ridwaan Kajee
_Saturday 14/05 AFTER ESHA_
Barbeton Masjid, Barbeton
By Ml Moosa Ngobeni
_Sunday 15/05 10:30AM_
Mbombela Stadium
TALK in ZULU
By Ml Moosa Ngobeni
*•LIMPOPO•*
_Friday 13/05 JUMMAH TALK_
Bela Bela Jumuah Masjid
By Ml Ebrahim Rawat
Bela Bela Islamic Center
By Ml Bilaal Noor
_Friday 13/05 AFTER ESHA_
Masjid dus Salaam, Tzaneen
By Ml Ebrahim Rawat
*•NORTH WEST•*
_Friday 13/05 JUMMAH TALK_
Mafikeng Masjid Molopo Road, Mafikeng
By Mft Abdullah Dockrat
Jaami' Masjid, Rustenburg
By Ml Abdur Razzaq Kholvadia
_Friday 13/05 LADIES PROGRAMME_
Mafikeng
By Mft Abdullah Dockrat
Nu'maan bin Thaabit Institute, Zinniaville Rustenburg
By Ml Abdur Razzaq Kholvadia
Potchefstroom
By Mft Abdullah Moola
_Friday 13/05 AFTER ESHA_
Masjid Ansaarul Islam, Potchefstroom
By Mft Abdullah Moola & Haafiz Shaakir Bhayat
Jaami' Masjid, Rustenburg
By Ml Arshad Fakir
Mafikeng Masjid Molopo Road, Mafikeng
By Ml Hasan Dockrat
Jaamia Masjid, Zeerust
By Mft Abdullah Dockrat
*•FREE STATE•*
_Friday 13/05 JUMMAH TALK_
Masjid Al Noor, Welkom
By Ml Hassan Yusuf Ravat
Town Jamaat Khana, Bloemfontein
By Ml Mohammad Monia
_Friday 13/05 LADIES PROGRAMME_
16 Henry Street, Bloemfontein
By Ml Mohammad Monia
Masjid Al Noor, Welkom
By Ml Hassan Yusuf Ravat
_Friday 13/05 AFTER ESHA_
Masjid Al Noor, Welkom
By Ml Hassan Yusuf Ravat
Town Jamaat Khana, Bloemfontein
By Ml Mohammed Monia
An-Noor Jaame Masjid, Bethlehem
By Ml Akhtar Ali
*•EASTERN CAPE•*
_Friday 13/05 JUMMAH TALK_
Masjid Ibaadur Rahmaan, Uitenhage
By Ml Suliman Bhamjee
Masjid Mansoor, Malabar Port Elizabeth
By Ml Ilyaas Desai
Masjid Ibn Taymiyyah Korsten, Port Elizabeth
By Sh Ahmed Abdi Hanad
_Saturday 14/05 AFTER ESHA_
Masjid Saaliheen, Salt Lake Port Elizabeth
By Ml Ilyaas Desai
Masjid Mansoor, Malabar Port Elizabeth
By Ml Suliman Bhamjee
*•NORTHERN CAPE•*
_Friday 13/05 JUMMAH TALK_
Moghul Park Masjid, Kimberley
By Mft Houzaifa Mamoojee
_Friday 13/05 AFTER ESHA_
Moghul Park Masjid, Kimberley
By Mft Houzaifa Mamoojee
*•WESTERN CAPE•*
_Friday 13/05 JUMMAH TALK_
Masjid Sunnah Belville, Cape Town
By Sh Abdullahi Abdi Ibrahim
_Saturday 14/05 AFTER MAGHRIB_
Masjidul Mubarak, Belhar Cape Town
By Ml Zakariyyah al Azhari
_Sunday 15/05 10:30AM_
Masjidul Bilaal, Khayelitsha Cape Town
By Imaam Fuaad Samaai
&
Ml Zakariyyah al Azhari
Masjidul Ishraq, Lotus River Grassy Park (5th Ave) Cape Town
By Ml Sulaiman Moola
&
Ml Ighsaan Hendricks
*•KZN•*
_Friday 13/05 JUMMAH TALK_
Jaamia Masjid Grey Street, Durban
By Ml Ebrahim Bham
Mountain Rise Musjid, Pietermaritzburg
By Ml Bilaal Cassim
_Friday 13/05 AFTER ESHA_
Albersville Masjid, Port Shepstone
By Ml Ebrahim Bham
Center Masjid, Pietermaritzburg
By Ml Bilaal Cassim
&
Ml Mohsin Suleman
Masjid dus Salaam, Phoenix
By Mft Maseehullah Cajee
_Saturday 14/05 YOUTH PROGRAMME_
Mountain Rise Musjid 11AM-12PM
By Ml Bilaal Cassim
_Saturday 14/05 LADIES PROGRAMME_
Madrassah Raudhatul Muslimaat 1250 Summerfield Road, Bayview, Chatsworth Durban 2PM
By Ml Ebrahim Bham
Madrassah Fatimatuz Zahra Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg 3PM
By Ml Bilaal Cassim
Madrassatus Swalihaat, Asherville Durban 3PM
By Ml Bilaal Moola
_Saturday 14/05 AFTER ESHA_
Greytown Musjid, Pietermaritzburg
By Ml Bilaal Cassim
Quwwattul Islam - Jamiah Masjid, Verulam
By Ml Arshad Fakir
Masjid Hilaal (Markaz), Durban
By Ml Ebrahim Bham
&
Ml Bilaal Moola
*•GAUTENG•*
_Friday 13/05 JUMMAH TALK_
Jumah Masjid, Eldorado Park
By Ml Ahmed Akoo
Nigel Town Musallah, Nigel
By Ml Obeidullah Bhoja
Bosmont Jumua Masjid
By Ml Moshin Saber
Masjid Imaam Shafee, Mayfair
By Sh Ali Ibrahim (Tawheed)
Masjid Taqwa, Homestead Park
By Ml Yousha Kara
Masjid Taqwa Bakerton, Springs
By Ml Junaid Jassat
Masjid Al Noor Al Medina (Metro Masjid) Pretoria
By Ml Burhaan Mia
Masjid Uthmaan (Kit Kat), Pretoria West
By Ml Moosa Leher
Masjid Imaam Bukhari, Pretoria West
By Sh Muhammad Hassan Hakar
Katlehong Islamic Centre - Ncala Section
By Ml Zaid Mashele
Mabopane Masjid Block D, Mapobane
By Ml Riaz Hassim
Masjid Ansaar (White Blocks) Laudium
By Sheikh Numan
Masjid Al Noor (CIS) Laudium
By Ml Riyaadh Limbada
Masjid us Salaam (TMS) Laudium
By Qari Dawood Seedat
Masjid Hamza RA (Ansaar Estate) Erasmia
By Ml Muhammad Saloojee
Eldoraigne Musallah, Pretoria
By Mft Ahmed Sayanvala
_Friday 13/05 LADIES PROGRAMME_
2 Kirti Street, Residence of Ml Cassim Jada, Heidelburg 3PM
By Ml Obeidullah Bhoja
Masjid Khalid bin Waleed No34 4th Ave, Florida 3PM
By Ml Ahmed Akoo
Masjid Taqwa, Bakerton
By Ml Junaid Jassat
2697 Kiepersol Str, Ext3 Eldorado Park 2:30PM
By Ml Shaakir Seedat
Jumma Masjid, Homestead Park
By Ml Dawood Seedat
_Friday 13/05 AFTER ESHA_
Masjid Rahman Heidelburg
By Ml Obeidullah Bhoja
&
Ml Abbas Ali ibn Zubair Ali
Masjid Umar Faarook Mackenzie Park
By Ml Bilaal Moola
Quwatul Islam Masjid, Lenasia
By Qari Abdurrahmaan Ishaaq
Bosmont Jumua Masjid
By Ml Ahmed Hathurani
Jaamea Masjid Bakerton, Springs
By Ml Junaid Jassat
Jamiah Masjid Marlboro
By Mft Yusuf Moosagie
&
Ml Dr Suliman Ebrahim
Masjid An Noor Roshnee
By Qari Dawood Seedat
Jumah Masjid, Eldorado Park
By Ml Ahmed Akoo
_Saturday 14/05 AFTER MAGHRIB_
Masjid Safina, Elephant Str Villa Liza
By Mft Abdullah Moola
&
Hfz Shaakir Bhayat
Masjid Hamza RA (Ansaar Estate) Erasmia
By Ml Ahmed Akoo
&
Ml Yunus Daya
Masjid Al Noor (CIS) Laudium
Talk in Urdu by Ml Abbas (Darul Uloom Zakariyya)
_Sunday 15/05 10:30AM_
Masjid Al-Ansar Orlando East, Soweto
By Ml Zaid Mashele
&
Ml Ayaaz Angamia
Masjid Ansaar (White Blocks)
Talk in Chichewa & Shona
By Sh Saeed (Malawi)
&
Sh Yusuf Kapoloma (Zimbabwe)
Mabopane Masjid Block D, Mabopane 10:30AM
By Ml Zain Khumalo
&
Ml Mohammed Moosa
*MAIN JALSA IN GAUTENG*
_Saturday 14/05 AFTER MAGHRIB_
*Mayfair Jummah Masjid*
_Qiraat_: Qari Abdullah Ishaq
_Nazam_: Qari Abdul Sattar Gangohi
_Lecture_ -
Hazrat Abu Bakr RA by Qari Abdurrahmaan Ishaaq
Sayyidah Ayesha RA by Qari Dawood Seedat
Ameer Muaawiyyah RA by Ml Shabier Saloojee
Nasihat by Hazrat Mufti Radha ul Haq saheb
*For more info*:
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Friday, 6 May 2016

Mufthi Menk

why do some people give up so easily; just because they didn't get what they asked for? Keep at it. He's listening. It'll come. Don't quit.

Keep doing good, even when obstacles are in your path. The seeds of kindness you sow today will bear fruit in the hearts you've touched.

If your kindness is not being appreciated, don't feel disappointed. Continue your good acts. Spread it far & wide. It'll come back to you.

By Mufti Ismail Menk

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Libasut Taqwa: Catch us on Cii

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Mufthi Menk

Every day is a test. But always stay above
the fray. Don't let it affect you. Ask the Almighty for strength and wisdom to handle all matters.

When you're going through some of the worst days, be patient. Trust HIM. How else will you learn never to take the best days for granted?

The strength of your faith and your trust in the Almighty will see you through any rough patch. One way or another, the sun will shine again.

By Mufti Ismail Menk

Mufthi Menk

As you put that morsel of food into your mouth today, think of those starving & surviving on meagre rations the world over. Pray for ease.

To you, it might be loose change. But to someone else, it's a day's wages. Never underestimate the smallest act of kindness. Go on. Do it.

No matter what your physical appearance, when you have kindness in your heart, you're the most beautiful person in the world.

By Mufti Ismail Menk

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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Libasut Taqwa: Libasut Taqwa ... Our weekday programs

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