Wednesday, 31 August 2016


Variety of Pancakes

Fluffy American Pancakes
- 135g plain flour (I use self-raising for fluffier pancakes)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt (I omit If using salted butter)
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 130ml milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly) plus extra for cooking
1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. In a separate jug, lightly whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in melted butter.
2. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and, using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. Let batter stand for a few minutes.
3. Cook over a medium heat. It will seem very thick but this is how it should be. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over.

Oreo Pancakes
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons oil
1 large egg
12 oreo cookies crushed roughly
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, oil and egg. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until just combined. Fold in roughly crushed oreos.
Heat a large skillet grease with baking spray or oil.
For each pancake, spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter onto the skillet.

Eggless Pancakes
1cup ‎flour
1tablespoon sugar‎
2teaspoons baking powder
1cup milk
3‎tablespoon oil
1tablespoon water
1teaspoon vanilla essence
Mix dry ingredients together, mix wet ingredients together combine the two mixtures. Cook on non-stick pan. About 2 scoops per pancake. When one side bubbles turn over.
divided batter and added colours before cooking

Milk Tart Pancakes:
For the crepes/pancakes
1 cup flour
1 / 2tsp salt
2 xl eggs and 1 tsp vanilla
150ml water
200ml milk and 1 T melted butter
Liquidise together or whisk well with braun whisk.
Set aside for an hour

750ml milk
1T butter
1 / 3 cup maizena
1 T flour
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
Whisk everything together in a saucepan over a med heat until thick. There must be no raw maizena or flour taste so cook well. Take care not to burn it. Add 1 / 4tsp salt. Set aside.
To assemble:
Fry crepes in a small non stick heavy based pan. Use a little batter at a time as the crepes must be light and very thin.
Once all are cooked fill with milk tart filling. About 2 generous Tblsp in each one. Roll up. Sprinkle with cinnamon .

Pancakes -
stays soft even when cold

Makes 15

125ml oil
250ml milk
250ml water
2 eggs
125ml vinegar- white or brown
500ml cake flour
10ml baking powder
2ml salt

Method :

Mix wet ingredients & beat well.  Set aside
Sift dry ingredients.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
Whisk by hand or in Kenwood.
Rest for 15min.
Fry 60ml  batter in a medium sized non stick pan.
When bubbles appear turn over.
Layer with sugar so it doesn't stick.
Servings: 8-10 Large Pancakes

1 and 1/2 cup milk
2 Eggs
1 Cup Cake Flour
Pinch of Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Tablespoon Melted Butter


* Whisk well the milk and eggs
* Add the sugar and continue whisking
* Add the Sifted dry Ingredients and whisk well to break up lumps
* Lastly whisk in the melted butter until a smooth batter forms

*Pour pancake batter from a Spouted Vessel, like a Jug, for easier pouring onto pan.
* Fry on a lightly greased pan until browned on both sides.

Serving Option for Pancake Cake :
* When all the pancakes are ready, stack together using 1-2 Teaspoon Nutella, heated gently to make spreading easier.
* decorate with fresh fruits, I used Strawberries and Banana, drizzled with a little more Nutella and a dusting of Icing Sugar.

The Miswaak

The Virtues and Benefits of Using the Miswaak

Hazrat Aishah Radiallahu Anha reported: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “The Miswaak (tooth-stick) cleanses and purifies the mouth and pleases the Rabb.” ~
( An-Nasa’i and Ibn Khuzaimah)

1. It strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay.
2. It creates a fragrance in the mouth ; 
3. It is a cure for illness ; 
4. It eliminates bad odours and improves the sense of taste ; 
5. It sharpens the memory ; 
6. It is a cure for headaches ;
7. It creates lustre (noor) on the face of the one who continually uses it ; 
8. It causes the teeth to glow;
9. It strengthens the eyesight ; 
10. It assists in digestion


broken hearts

"When ur heart has broken, remember: the Qur'an is for the broken hearted.

When the tears of Nuh (alayhis salaam)'s heart must have matched the rain pouring from the sky..........................
when the heart of Musa (alayhis salaam)'s mother almost broke as she parted with her infant son................. when Adam & Hawa (alayhimus salaam)'s shame engulfed them at their mistake,............................................. when Ayyub (alayhis salaam)'s physical pain must have matched the emotional turmoil of losing his family-
   they found solace in the One Who never disappoints, in The All Wise, The Ever-Knowing.

U may be in pain. But remember: So were they. The Qur'an is filled with narratives of experiences that could break a heart into a million pieces. But through every test, the Prophets & righteous (alayhim asalam) were not shattered- they found strength, solace & the glue to keep their hearts together with Allah.

The Qur'an is for the broken hearted. The Qur'an is for *u*. Allah will never leave u, nor will He ever disappoint u- even if it takes time to understand His wisdom."

   "Your Lord has neither forsaken you
    nor hated you.
    Aиϑ indeed the Hereafter is better
    for you than the present.
    Aиϑ verily, your Lord will give you
    so that you shall be well-pleased" (Qur'an, 93:3-5).
اللهم إني أسألك خير هذا اليوم وخير ما بعده

Allahumma inni asalooka khayra hadhal yawma wa khayra maa ba'da

My Lord, I ask You for the good of this day & the good of what follows it.
-̶̯͡♈̷̴♥̸̸̸̨̨̨͡✽-̶̯͡♈̷̴. Cure for
            Depression.                                                                           --̶̯͡♈̷̴♥̸̸̸̨̨̨͡✽-̶̯͡♈̷̴

Sayyiduna Anas bin Maalik (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that it was the noble practice of our beloved Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘Alaihi wasallam) after every Fardh Salah to place his right hand on his forehead (& in some narrations: on his head) & recite the following supplication:

بِسْمِ اللهِ الذِيْ لا إلٰهَ إِلا هُوَ الرحْمٰنُ الرحِيم ، اللهُم أَذْهِبْ عَني الْهَم وَالحُزْن

   Bismillahillazhy laa ilaaha illa
    Allahumma Azh-hib ‘annil-hamma

Translation:  In the name of Allah, besides whom there is none worthy of worship, The most Gracious, The most Merciful.
O Allah ! remove from me worry &  depression.

Another beneficial du’a for depression is: abundant recital of:

لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِالله

    La hawla wala quwwata
    illa billah

“It is a cure for ninety nine illnesses, the lightest being: depression/anxiety”

(Hakim; Targheeb 2/444)

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Slow Dance

Slow Dance
This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer.
She wants to see how many
people get her poem.

It is quite a poem, please pass it on.
This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a
New York Hospital.
It was sent by a medical doctor Make sure to read what is in the closing statement AFTER THE POEM.

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you ask, “How are you?”
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,'Hi'

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last..

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

kashmiri chicken & chicken in cashew nut gravy


☆ 1 chicken cut into pieces 
☆ ¼  cup ghee
☆ 1 teaspoon salt
☆ 2 teaspoon crushed dry dhania seeds
☆ 1 teaspoon whole jeero
☆ ½ tin coconut milk
☆ 1 teaspoon tandoori masala A few whole elachi, cloves, whole peppercorn
*1 teaspoon ginger garlic 
125 ML of chopped almonds
Cashew nuts
2 tablespoon sultanas

Marinate chicken in the Ingredients marked with an * for a few hours
Heat ghee in a pot and braise the elachi. Cloves and pepper corns in until an aroma arises, then add in chicken, braise it for a minute and ten lower the heat.
Add a little water to the chicken if necessary.
When the chicken is almost done , add tomato puree and coconut milk,  simmer gently till chicken is done.
In a little extra ghee fry the nuts and sultanas when latter swells up add over chicken enjoy



● 1 chicken  cut into  pieces
○ 1 medium onion
○ 3-4 green chillies
○ 4-5 cloves of garlic
○ ¼  piece of ginger
○ 1 tsp jeera seeds
○ 1 large pepper red/green
○ 1 cup yoghurt beaten
○ ½ cup cashewnut  paste
○ 1 tbsp jeera powder
○ 1 tbsp dhunia powder
○ 1½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
● 1 tsp garam masala
● Salt to taste
● Freshly chopped dhunia  for garnishing
● 1 tbsp oil
●  ¼  cup ghee
Method for Cashew Nut Paste
Raw Cashew Nuts – 150 grams
Water – 100 ml

Boil Cashew Nuts in Water for 20 minutes.
Drain and run through cold Water (also known as cold wash)
Grind to a smooth paste with 100 ml Water.
250 grams = 1 cup of cashew nut paste
Can be stored in the fridge for 4-6 days or frozen up-to a month.

● Grind onions, chillies, ginger and garlic to a smooth paste.
● In a bowl take the ground paste, mix into it half of the beaten yoghurt, half of cashewnut paste, ½ tbsp each dhunia and jeera powder,  kashmiri red chilli powder and salt. Mix it well and marinate the chicken pieces in it for 5-6 hours.
● In a thick bottomed pan, heat a tbsp of oil, add jeera seeds and let it sizzle. Mix in marinated chicken and cook it on medium heat for 15 minutes be careful not to burn spices add a little water if necessary .
● Add remaining yoghurt, remaining cashewnut paste and remaining jeera and dhunia powder,  let it cook on a low heat for 10 minutes.
● Meanwhile in a small pan, heat ghee, add chopped pepper and fry it for around 2 minutes.
● Pour the ghee along with fried pepper in the cooked chicken, sprinkle garam masala powder and saute it well for a 5 minutes.
● Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.
*Serve with rice or rotis*

Its a wrap

½  kg chicken fillet cut in strips
½  cup plain yoghurt 
1 tblsp lemon juice
1 tblsp ginger garlic 
3 tblsp butter 
2 tblsp garam masala
Red chillie powder to taste
Pinch haldi
Combine all together and cook,until chicken tender and done...then add ½ tub fresh cream,simmer until sauce thickens...
To assemble
Salad/cheese (optional)

½ kg steak (cut into strips)
marinade in : 
2 tblsp oil
1 ½ tsp crushed garlic
½ tsp green masala 
1 tsp red masala
1 tsp dhana Jeeru 
1 tsp bbq spice 
salt to taste
1 tsp vineger
4 tblsp mayonaise 
4 tblsp sour milk
2 tsp lemon juice
Marinate steaks,and cook until almost done...
Then add 2 tblsp ground tomato
2 tblsp chilli sauce
Cook till done
Prepare one packet 2 min noodles your choice of flavour as per instruction
Fry chips of 3 potatoes..season with salt,chillies
Sauce for the Wraps
2 tblsp mayonaise
2 tblsp tomato sauce
3 tblsp mustard sauce
carrot grated
Use roti's or buy ready made wraps..lay steak in middle,top with chips salad and drizzles of sauces...and fold sides over to and cover top with noodles..

Nandos Wraps
2 breasts fillet stripped
1 tbl gori fois jhb marinade
1 tbl aminas steak n chop marinade
1 egg
3 tbl flour
Water to make thick batter
Mix all together..deep fry fillets
Assemble: spread mayo on tortilla then place lettuce n tomatoe...then 4 strips fillet then drizzle nandos sauce and chips over...fold in half...n sides over

‎​2 cups cake flour
1tsp sugar
1tblsp oil 
1 tsp yeast 
1 tblsp margarine.
½ tsp salt.
‎​Method: knead with warm water,and leave to rise
Roll out round rotis & bake.
Marinate chicken strips in
Salt,pepper,lemon juice,crushed garlic,any nandos sauce
Then dip in beaten egg & hinds southern fried coating
Fry in shallow oil till crispy..
Assemble wraps with mayo,salad,chicken strips

> Put chicken,sweetcorn ,and cheese on tortillas and roll up and put in rhe bottom of a baking dish
>On medium heat melt butter and flour
>Add sour cream, chicken broth, salt and pepper, cream of chicken and whisk for 5 mins until warm and pour over tortillas and add cheese 
> Bake for 25-30 min

KFC Twister Wraps
‎​2 cups cake flour..... 1tsp sugar...... 1tbs
oil.... 1tsp yeast.... 1 tabs margarine... N half
teapoon salt....
‎​Method: kneed wid warm water, n leave 4r 2
hours to rise.
Roll out round rotis & bake.
Cut ur chicken fillet in long thick strips &
marinate in:
1tsp Salt, 1/2tsp pepper, 3tbs lemon juice, 1tsp
bhirko, 1/2 tsp garlic, 1/2 tsp nandos garlic
sauce, & 1/2 tsp each of any other 2 nandos sauces
in the fridge. Leave for a few hours.
Then dip in egg & bread crumbs (mix my crumbs
with pepper,crushed chillies etc)
& fry the fillets.
Coleslaw Salad
2-3tbs Mayo
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Adjust 2 taste
Add in grated carrots, cabbage 
2tbs mayo
1tbs ketchup
1/2 tsp chilli powder.
In ur wraps:
Apply sauce like butter
Add in fried strips
& a few chips (4-6)
Roll up ur wrap

Difficulty in Life

This is a message for anyone who is going through some difficulty in their life, be it in their marriage, at work, in Deen or anything else...

Know that this life is not a place of absolute happiness or joy. There are highs & lows but  اللَّهُ Subhana Ta'ala  will never Test you with more than you can handle. In His wisdom & justice He tries people according to their levels so know that your trial is according to your level.

Also know that the brightness of day follows the darkness of night. So in your moment of darkness have glad tidings of the light which will follow & bear patiently whatever comes your way.

Some days it will seem like your back is against the wall & you can't go on, but don't you see how the bird flies for miles until it eventually reaches it's food? The towering tree doesn't grow tall overnight - it sends its roots far & wide & then begins the slow, painful climb skywards. Likewise, your rise to the heights of jannah won't be easy but keep going until you reach your goal.

Yes, the road is long. Yes, the nights are dark & lonely but know that whoever has  اللَّهُ Subhana Ta'ala ,then he has the ultimate protector & to  اللَّهُ Subhana Ta'ala Belong the treasures of the heavens & the earth - He gives them to whoever He wills.

So I advise my own soul & then yours - keep your eye on the goal & keep moving towards it. The seas of life will get rocky & there will be storms, but in the morning perhaps there will be perfect stillness with no waves at all?

With hardship comes ease, with trials come rewards & with patience comes Jannah


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Monday, 29 August 2016


“In the end, it won’t be how you walked in the sun–but how you handled’ the storm–that will determine your success. How you managed the darkness inside and ouside yourself. It won’t be about how you ran. It’ll be about how you fell, and then got back up. It won’t be about your wins. It will be about how you took defeat. Not about how you performed when strong, but how you did while bound and broken. It won’t be about your ability to walk. It will be about your willingness to crawl–even when you’re hopeless. Not about what you did when you won. But who you were after you lost. Again. Because character isn’t made on shore. Character is born in the waves. The crushing kind. The kind that tell you to give up because what’s the point of trying and failing again. The kind that tell you the ocean’s too mighty for you, and you don’t stand a chance. 
You see, heroes aren’t known by their trophies.
They’re known by their scars.”


*Sabr* is suppressing that angry voice in your head,

the one that wants to yell at people for being inconsiderate to your struggle.

*Sabr* is swallowing this voice, overcoming it, learning to channel it towards a heartfelt du'a instead.

*Sabr* is forgiving someone when they dismiss your feelings.

*Sabr* is meeting those who deserted you, with a smile on your lips, even though your tears are one step away from exposing you.

*Sabr* is staying silent because you’ve already stated your point too many times before.

*Sabr* is fulfilling the rights of others even when they transgress against yours.

*Sabr* is crying about your heartache in front of Allah and no one else.

*Sabr* is believing wholeheartedly that Allah has beautiful things in store for you.

*Sabr* is crawling forward even when you want to stop.

*Sabr* is an active state of being, it is not a theory to simply be discussed and forgotten.

And it is worth it. Every single second of it is so worth it because Allah loves the patient.

And it’s worth going through the worst of the worst if it means that it will gain you Allah’s love.

*A beautiful patience*

A pound of butter


✨There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound & he found that he was not.

✨This angered him so he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure. The farmer replied, "Your Honor, I am primitive. I don't have a proper measure, but I do have a scale."
The judge asked, "Then how do you weigh the butter?"
The farmer replied "Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale & give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker."

✨Moral of the story....
We get back in life what we give to others. Whenever you take an action, ask yourself this question: Am I giving fair value for the wages or money I hope to make? Honesty &  dishonesty become a habit. Some people practice dishonesty & can lie with a straight face. Others lie so much that they don't even know what the truth is anymore. But the only people they are deceiving & fooling ultimately, are themselves.
✨The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A truthful and honest trader will be a companion of the prophets, the righteous and the martyrs on the Day of Judgement.” [Tirmidhi]
✨Ya Allah, lift my heart, relieve my burdens, and make me of those who put their full trust in You for all of their affairs.

✨Ya Rabb, just like You turn day into night... Turn the darkness in every Muslim's life in to a radiant light."

آمِيْن ثُمَّ آمين يا رب العالمين  يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ  يَامَالِكُ الْمَلِكُ ߒ݀￿

My wife... I am sorry

He woke up in the morning and found her praying. He heard her praying for him.He stared at her. It has been a long time since he
has seen her praying. For the past few months, they have been arguing. Last night, they had a nasty fight.He went to the kitchen in a hurry to prepare himself breakfast.

These past days, she hasn't been cooking for him. Shock on him. He found breakfast already set at the table. He ate. He went back to the bedroom, to prepare for a shower. She left the shower. "Good morning. Have a blessed day" she said as she entered the bedroom and he left for the bathroom. After his shower, all dressed up for work; he found his wife at the kitchen, eating breakfast in peace. She was looking at some funny videos on her phone and giggling. He looked at her then walked out the door. The last look he had of her before he left was of her at peace.
That last look disturbed him. This is not how she should be. This is not how she has been. He has been hurting her, she has recently found out that he has been flirting with other women, he has cheated once and used money meant for their family on other women. She should be angry.Her peaceful demeanor disturbed him.

Evening came. He went home and met his peaceful wife again. She was cooking and laughing with their children. She had come from work two hours ago.The dinner was enjoyable. Good food, she having warm conversations with the children. He as the father felt left out. His wife and children seemed to be having fun despite him hurting them.
After dinner, as she washed the dishes and the children had gone to bed. He approached her.
"Are you OK?" he asked her.
"I am more than OK. I am blessed "She answered.
"Are you not mad at me? After all that I am doing and have done wrong?" he asked.

She placed the washed plate in the rack then looked at him and said, "I asked myself, what is the most important relationship in my
life? The one I have with you or the one with God? And I realized it is the one with God. I live for God, not for you. Marrying you was a blessing but it is not all there is in life. God has blessed me with life and I will not waste it crying because of the hurt you cause me to feel"
She picked up a dirty glass and began washing it. "I realized I had given you too much power... Yes, you are my husband, the closest human being in my life and the human being I love the most; but you are not God. You have failed me but God never fails me. I will not let you ruin my joy, my peace and my progress. You break our marriage if you want to, but I will hold on to God. And as I hold on to God, I will be full of joy despite what you do" She said rinsing the glass.

She looked at him and continued, "When you hurt me and disrespected me, I realized I was acting out like a woman who has no God. I got mad and hurled insults, I wanted to revenge and I allowed you to mess me day after day. My performance at work went down, I talked less to our children, I became bitter to the children, I felt sorry for myself, I developed ulcers. And then I realized, I have God, I shouldn't act like someone with no relationship with God. Why should I be hopeless yet God is with me? I had focused so much on you that I forgot about God. When you found me, I had God. We dated and got married and I let everything be about you because I wanted to make our marriage work. Our marriage became the idol I worship instead of the blessing I have in God. Our marriage is failing apart because of you but my relationship with God is still intact"

She scrubbed the pot.
"You have chosen to abandon our marriage but that doesn't mean my whole world has collapsed. I will still continue being a good mother to our children. They will never say the problems between mom and dad, made mom a monster. You do as you please with other women, I will raise our children."
She looked at him and told him, "Do I hate you? No, it will be a lie to say I hate you. You are the man I married, the one I vowed to, the one I love"
Tears fell down her cheeks. She wiped them. "I can't just cancel all the years we have been together. The Quran asks us to love our enemies. If I am able to love my enemies, surely I can still love you despite all you have done. I am angry and disappointed, but I have taken my power back. I live for God who has exceedingly blessed me, not for you and the pain you cause"

She wiped her wet hands, took the apron from her body and told him, "In my peace, I am planning on where the children and
I will move to. Since you have chosen to have an affair, you have shown clearly that you don't need us. So we will not make your life uncomfortable by forcing you to live with us. You need to be able to bring the woman you are cheating with to your own house. I am working on something. I came into this house in peace and I will leave in peace. You will not kill my smile and shine"

She walked to the bedroom. Minutes later. He followed her to the
bedroom. He found her peacefully asleep.He nudged her. He woke her up and said,
"Please don't go, don't move out. I will hurt you no more, I will cheat no more. I am not OK. I want the peace you have. I want to be the kind of husband you are as a wife."

Since that day, he has been a reformed man. No more affairs, no
more hurting her, no flirting with other women, or endless fights. She didn't move out. She and the children stayed. He submitted to God and learned how to be a good husband, Love is powerful enough to humble the most proud ....... I don't know what you are experiencing this morning but my prayer is ,may you enjoy over whatever you are going through and behold, God is going to rain everlasting peace and freedom upon your life...Aameen.

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Sprite Scones

250 ml fresh cream
250ml sprite or lemonade
Mix Together
+/- 3 cups self-raising flour
little salt
Make a soft dough
Brush egg
Bake at 200 degree
Till done

*** it comes out light &fluffy but not sweet  so a lady suggested add 3/4 Tbls Sugar


*2 teacups of maize Meal (I used Nyala)
*4 Teacups of boiling water to which I added. ...
*2 tspn stork margarine
*2 tspn oil
Salt to taste

Added the two cups of maize Meal to pot of boiling water....let it cook for 10 mins

Cooked maize Meal was emptied out into dish. ..allowed to cool for few mins. ...and then measured out 3 teacups of flour. .
Using oiled palms I needed and prepared dough. ...These measurements were perfect. jaggered edged roti's. ..soft and pliable. ...easy to roll. fold overs. ..toasted well on thawa and came out soft oil free even tho I jus touched both sides a wee bit.
Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom - let your email find you!( I just copied the recipe I have not tried it yet)  *2 teacups of maize Meal (I used Nyala)
*4 Teacups of boiling water to which I added. ...
*2 tspn stork margarine
*2 tspn oil
Salt to taste

Added the two cups of maize Meal to pot of boiling water....let it cook for 10 mins

Cooked maize Meal was emptied out into dish. ..allowed to cool for few mins. ...and then measured out 3 teacups of flour. .
Using oiled palms I needed and prepared dough. ...These measurements were perfect. jaggered edged roti's. ..soft and pliable. ...easy to roll. fold overs. ..toasted well on thawa and came out soft oil free even tho I jus touched both sides a wee bit.
Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom - let your email find you!( I just copied the recipe I have not tried it yet)

The E Life!

In this world of E-mails, E-ticket, E-paper, E-recharge, E-transfer and the latest E-Governance...

Never Forget "Emaan"
which  makes E-verything E-asy for E-veryone E-veryday.

"E" is the most Eminent letter of the English alphabet.
Men or Women don't exist without "E".
House or Home can't be made without "E".
Bread or Butter can't be found without "E".
"E" is the beginning of "existence" and the end of "trouble."
It's not at all in 'war'but twice in 'peace'

It's once in 'hell' but twice in 'heaven'.
"E"represented in 'Emotions'.
Hence all emotional relations like Father,Mother,Brother, Sister,wife & friends have 'E' in them.
E" also represents 'Effort' & 'Energy'
Hence to be 'Better' from good both "E" 's are added.

Without "E", we would have no love, life, wife, friends or hope.

& 'SEE', 'HEAR', 'SMELL', or 'TASTE' as 'EYE' 'EAR', 'NOSE' & 'TONGUE' are INCOMPLETE without "E".

Hence GO with "E" but without E-GO.

The Aakhirah

Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “On the Day of Qiyaamah, every wealthy and poor person will wish that they had been only that much of provisions in this world as were necessary to sustain them.”

Moulana's wedding dilemma

The friendly chit-chat abruptly halted
Traditions and values altered

Music welcomed her as she entered
And I cursed why I attended

I don’t know the difference between Bieber and Zain
But it’s music, simple and plain

Now I had to decide
To walk out and be accused of pride

Or remain seated as if there’s no harm
Yet on the mimbar I say music is haraam

If I leave the function, the host feels abused
If I remain, I am accused

Hypocrisy and double standards they’ll shout
Thus my sermons will have no more clout

I hope you understand my dilemma
And stop thinking that I need an enema

Yes we grace the occasion with recitations from the Qur’aan
But not in a manner that pleases Shaytaan

Just as haram wealth may not be given in charity
Qur’aanic recitation alongside music is also a blasphemy!

Hadith of the day

Narrated Nu`am Al-Mujmir: Once I went up the roof of the mosque, along with Abu Huraira. He perform ablution and said, "I heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) saying, "On the Day of Resurrection, my followers will be called "Al-Ghurr-ul- Muhajjalun" from the trace of ablution and whoever can increase the area of his radiance should do so (i.e. by performing ablution regularly).'
(Bukhari Vol. 1, Book 4, Hadith 1387)

Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Recipe credit: @yaseera_suliman
Picture Credit: @zaaks83


2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 large egg
1 yolk
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 (maybe more) cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In bowl, add yeast to warm water and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Rest until it starts to bubble.
Add in evaporated milk, butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla.
Whisk the flour and salt together and add to liquids in 1/2 cup increments until a soft, slightly sticky dough has formed. Dough should be easy to handle and should not stick to a clean finger tip when touched.

Place dough in oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Rise for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until doubled in size.

Once doubled, punch down and roll out into a circle. Cut donuts with donut cutter.

Place donuts on a floured tray, cover with plastic wrap and rise for 1/2 hour until puffy.

Heat oil and Carefully lower the donuts into oil, not more than 2 to 3 at a time. Fry each side for about a minute or until golden brown.

Remove donuts and place on kitchen towels, flipping it onto each side a few times to dry the oil. Place onto a cooling tray.

Glaze and serve warm.

Recipe may be doubled

1 cup icing sugar (125 grams)
1 - 2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk ingredients together and dip warm donuts in half way.

Enjoy xx

Hayaat and maut


_Every soul shall have taste of Death ( 29:57)_
_A reminder to my self . The time is the life of a person and it should be preserved and spent properly._

Therefore, a wise person is he who preserves his time and does not waste it in useless things and idle talk.

Rather, one should spend his time in good endeavours and in performing righteous deeds which should please اللَّه , the Exalted, and which should benefit people.

Hence, in every minute of our life, we may do something which will increase our status (in the Hereafter) and bring happiness to our nation.

Therefore, if we are keen to achieve glory and bring happiness to our people, we should not waste our time in resting and playing.

Indeed, in one minute, one may do much good and obtain a great reward.

One single minute could increase our acts of obedience, our understanding, our memorization (of the Quran), and our good deeds.
If we know how to spend one minute, it can be added to the book of our good deeds (on the Day of Judgement).

“Beware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the best possible way, do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions, and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it.”
[Imam Ibn Al-Jawzee]

*[Reminder to myself first and foremost]*

Food for thought

✨FOOD FOR THOUGHT ߒ튊When you wake up from a deep sleep with no other reason but to worship اللّـه, then know that you have found the purpose of life.
Say الحمدللہ

✨Music may give you an illusion of happiness, but illusions do not solve problems. You may feel good for a second but the next moment you are back to reality. Back to depression. Back to anxiety, and thats because you listened to Shaytan and not to Ar-Rahman
Who Says: "Verily In the Remembrance Of اللّـه , do hearts find Rest." [ Al- Ra'd 13:28]

✨ Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

Songs make hypocrisy grow in the heart just as water makes crops grow (Bayhaqi, Shu'ab Al-Iman)

✨ "Most certainly, people from my Ummah will consume liquor which they will describe with some other name. Over their heads will be playing musical instruments and singing girls. Allah will cause the earth to swallow them, and from among them He will transform into apes and pigs." (Ibn Maajah)

✨The punishment for music and singing is exceptionally severe. We should repent and change immediately  اِ نْ شَآ ءَ اللّه

And اللَّهُ knows best ✨

Purified heart



"Youma laa yan fa’u maalu wa la banoon, illa man atallaha bi qalbin saleem"

"…that day wealth and children will be of no benefit (to a person) except the one who comes to اللهِ with a purified heart" (Qur’an-26:88-89)

However in saying that, we should not live under the misconception, as many people do, that a ‘clean heart’ absolves us of our obligations to الله Ta'ala like Salaah, Hijaab , Charity, Fasting etc.

We often hear women say, ‘I do not have to wear Hijaab because my Hijaab is in my heart! Look at so and so who wears the Hijaab but has a dirty heart!’

We also hear man say, ‘I don’t read my salaah five times a day but I do not do such and such things as Mr ‘So’ and ‘So’ is doing who stands in the first saff (row) in salaah, or wears Islamic dress etc. At least my heart is clean!’

We have to understand that these kinds of excuses cannot be used to justify our weaknesses and shortcomings and we have to remember that every person will be judged individually by اللّـه Ta'ala

YAA اللّـه
Wash All The Filth Away And Change My Dead Heart
Make Me Alive Again,Give Me a Fresh Start
So Change My Heart Please And Wash The Filth Away
Don’t Leave Me Drowning Here Alone And Astray


Moving hadith

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatuLLAHI wa barakaatuh... BISMILLAAHIR RAHMAANIR RAHIIM.
Please take 5 minutes of your time to soothe your
The Messenger of ALLAH, the Prophet MUHAMMAD,
Peace And Blessings Be Upon Him, said,
'ALLAH says:
- Oh you My creature, I gave you a place in the
- I covered your face with a veil so that you do not
- I turned your face towards the back of your mother
so that the smell of food does not bother you,
- I've put a support to your right and to your left a
support to protect you:
- To your right the liver and spleen to your left,
- I taught you to stand and sit in the womb.
- Is there someone in the world who can do such
things for you? No one except ALLAH(SWT)
- When you arrive at the end of your life:
- I will send the Angel of Death to welcome you,
- He will host a feather wings.
Rappell up ...
- You do not have teeth to eat, feet to walk ...
- To feed you, I put you two thin veins in the breasts
your mother,
- Milk just for you, cold in summer and warm in
- If you do not sleep, your mother does not sleep!
- If you do not eat, your mother does not eat!
- After you have become a strong man, you start to deny me, and you experienced no discomfort in front of me,
- Despite this, if you ask me, I give you,
- If you invoke, I hear you,
- And if you repent, I accept your repentance!
- What do you want better than that??
-Please Say these words:
- Subhaan'ALLAH
Alhamdu LILLAH
Laa ilaaha il'ALLAH
Muhammadur Rasoolullah
Allahumma salli 'alaa Muhammad wa alaa aalihi wa
as'haabihi wa sallam.
- Now behold the list of people to have invoked ALLAH (SWT) with you:
- Admire the power of ALLAH(SWT) all around you! do not forget ...
*** The punishment of ALLAH(SWT) in life,
*** The punishment of death,
*** The torments of the grave
***'' The tortures of the Day of Judgment".
Note: If you receive this message, send it around
ALLAH will reward you for having the most widely
REMINDER: Here is in brief what awaits those who do not pray:
* FAJR (dawn): the light will be removed from their face.
* DOHR (noon): the blessing of their income is taken away.
* ASR: their physical strength will be removed.
* MAGHREB: they hardly benefit from the prayers of their children.
* ISHA: the peace of their sleep is taken away.
a Prophetic Tradition says:
"Make your PRAYERS before they are made for you"
Brothers and Sisters In Islam; you now have two
1.) Leave this message in your inbox (inbox) or
delete it. Nothing will hurt you (Insha' ALLAH) or
2.) Send it to the ummah , and Insha'ALLAH you will be rewarded for reminding others the words of ALLAH(SWT)
Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatuLLAHI wa Barakaatuh..
Forwarded as received..

Seven names of Allah

The eyes beholding this message shall not behold evil, The hands that will

send this message to others shall not labour in vain, The mouth saying Ameen

to this duah shall laugh forever,

Remain in Allah's love as you send this Duah to everybody on your list.

Have a Lovely journey of life!

Trust in Allah (SWT) with all your heart and HE will never fail you because

HE is Awesome! 1 min for our Creator - is it possibly too much?

AL-QAYYUM, -(The Self-subsisting)

AL-MAJID, - (The Noble)

AL-WAHID, - (The Unique)

AL-WAJID, - (The Finder)

AL-AHAD, - (The One)

AL-SAMAD, - (The Eternal)

AL-QADIR, - (The Able)

Please send these seven names of Allah to your friends please don't


1 Minute for Allah:

Say with your heart and tongue:








Please forward as within a short while you would have caused a multitude of

people to salute, pray and glorify our creator and holy prophet (P.B.U.H.)

Whoever u sent it to would have prayed with Angels saying AMEEN,

Monday, 15 August 2016

mini chicken naan

Mini Chicken Naan
3 ½ c flour
1 level t salt
1 pkt yeast
3 t sugar

Sift above in a large bowl

1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1½ cup warm milk
Mix n add to flour mixture to form a soft dough
allow to rise
punch down n let dough rise again
Form 60 ping pong sized balls n roll into mini discs
brush egg then top with filling then cheese n top with another disc
Toast on tawa smear with garlic butter.

3 cups cubed chicken
1 small onion chop
2 t garlic
Green chillies
½ t crush black pepper
2 t lemon juice
½ t aromat.
Sauté onion in ghee add chicken and all masalas
Cook till tender.

Cool n add:
1/4 cup mayo. 2 Tblsp peri peri sauce
3 Tblsp piccalilli (grind a bit as its chunky) mix well.


fish biryani

FISH BIRYANI. 1 kg fish- kingclip best. 1 tsp peri peri / fish masala. 1 tsp salt, 1/2 - 3/4 tsp arad. 2 tsp dry dhana 2-3 tsp red chillies fine. 2 tsp ground garlic. A few liemrie cut up. Make a paste with all of this with lemon juice n lil oil. Marinade fish. Meanwhile boil 21/2 cups basmati rice till half done in salted water. Fry aloo as for biryani. Pre-fry marinated fish lightly on both sides n set aside. In a bowl add 2 -3 liquidised tomatoes ,3 fried onions crispy n crushed 1/4 cup tomato puree, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp arad , 11/2 tsp dhana n 2 -3 tsp red chillies n 1 tsp red ginger garlic masala. Add some lemon juice n some saffron or yellow colour. Spray n cook large flat pot n put 2 tables oil n 2 tblsp ghee sprinkle handful fried onions. Sprinkle some boiled rice, masoor, peas n quick dip each slice fried fish in masala mixture. Then layout in pot. Pour masala over n sprinkle some more masoor n peas if u like. - I don't put tooo much masoor. Then cover with balance rice, tint top with some saffron. Sprinkle with whole jeeru, poke a few green/red chillies here n there. Some peas n a nice slice of butter n lil fried onions. Place a stem of liemrie across pot ,close n Steam till done.

eid fair

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Our stalls will make your Eid shopping a one stop shop with our regular exhibitors back in town with stalls ranging from

 cds, dvds,
kids toys,
ladieswear, etc, etc, etc

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For further enquiries contact :Ayesha Karim

mix drinks

Assorted Drinks1 .

Apple lemonade3 Green apples

Hand full of Mint leaves

3 lemons



liquidize one Apple .Lemon and one cup sugar in one ltr water for 12 second s and strain in bucket do the same for other Fruit same method now lastly take mint leaves .Add half jug water. wiz n surf in juice take Grenadine cordial pour into mixture get a light pink color serve chilled.

2 .

 Mocha choc ca 0.75 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa

3.5 tablespoon(s) instant espresso

1 cup(s) sugar

16 (3-inch) cinnamon stick

Make the mix: Combine all ingredients except the cinnamon sticks in a medium bowl. Transfer the cocoa to an airtight container. Store for up to 6 months

To make cocoa, whisk 2 tablespoons of the mix with 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the cocoa dissolves. Add 3/4 cup milk and a cinnamon stick and whisk until heated through. Serve immediately.

3 .

Mocha chinoMix 1/4cup coffee,

1/4cup choc nesquik,

1/2cup hot choc,



+/- 1/2cup sugar.

keep in Tupperware for future use.

Heat milk on stove n add 2 tblsp. Of above mixture for 1 cup. Mix well add scoop vanilla ice cream in cup n pour hot milk mixture over serve immediately

4 .

Cherry slush1 bottle grenadine.

1 small bottle of blueberry energade.

1 litre cranberry juice.

Lots of cherry essence .

Mix together and freeze , take it out half an hour before serving.

5 .

Pine and lime crush1 pine apple liquidized n freeze

2 Apples liquidized.

In 1 cup water. 2 lemon liquidized in 2 cups water. And strained. Mix your frozen pineapple , lemon & apple mixture pour halfway in jug and top up with ice cold cream soda.

6 .

Pineapple-Passion Lemonade1Litre Ceres or other brand passion fruit juice

1Litre lemonade

2 tblsp lime cordial

3 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks

1 pint fresh strawberries,rinsed, hulled & frozen overnight Lemon slices for garnish In a large jug combine pineapple & passion fruit juice. Cover & let chill for at least 2 hrs Add in strawberries.Blend Add lemonade. Serve over ice with lemon slices,Enjoy

7 .

White Hot Chocolate 3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup ideal milk or fresh cream

1/4 cup boiling water

vanilla essence.

2 tsp white hot choc powder

8-10 pieces milky bar

Heat all ingredients together until choc is melted. Taste

for sugar. Pour into glass mugs. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

8 .

Lebanese Avocado CocktailIngredients (Serves 4 people):

2 avocados

1 ripe banana

4 tbsp sugar

4 tbsp honey

300 ml milk (or water)

2 ice cubes

Blend together all the ingredients.

Serve with whipped fresh cream, almonds, pistachios and honey

9 .

Toffee Apple SmoothieServes 2


100g apple pieces (approx 1-2 apples)

30g chopped nuts of your choice

15g margarine

tablespoon golden syrup (you could add an extra tablespoon if you like things really sweet) ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence

2 dessert spoons plain (low fat) yoghurt 150 ml milk Method 1. Place the apple, walnuts, margarine, syrup, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a small pan (with a lid) and – on a medium heat – cook with the lid on for about 3 minutes.

2. Take the lid off and cook for a further. 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, till the apple pieces have softened a bit.

3. Pour into a cold jug (or other container) and allow to cool.

4. Place in a blender or smoothie maker with the milk and yoghurt and whiz up!

10 .

Almond Milk.Milk

vermicelli broken into small pieces

finely Sliced Almonds

finely Chopped pistachios

ground elaachi

ground nutmeg

condensed milk



MethodSoak Sago Overnight.Braise vermicelli until light gold add in milk, lower heat so that milk does not scorch Add Sago And all the nuts, coconut, elaachi and nutmeg bring to boil, allow to simmer add in enough condensed milk to sweeten rose essence can b added if preferred.

simmer on low until ready to serve….

Drink Warm.

11 .

Citrus mint cooler1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

1/2 cups sugar

3/4 cups water

3-4 sprigs mint

8 oz ginger ale

Place first five ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover; remove from heat and let steep until cool.

Strain. Pour over Ice.

12 .

Nutella Milkshake3 cups of vanilla ice cream

1 cup of chocolate ice-cream

1 Rolo ice-cream

1 litre of milk

10 tblsp nutella

2 tblsp sugar

Put all ingredients into a blender & blend for about 30 seconds to a minute until smooth (a little longer if using Rolo). Serve immediately.

Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup if desired

13 .

Strawberry Shake4 cups vanilla ice cream

1¼ litre milk

1 tin nestles cream

10 tblsp strawberry flavor Nesquick

14 .

Shamrock/Mint Shake4 cups vanilla ice cream

1¼ litre milk

1 tin

1 tsp MINT extract (not peppermint)

8 drops green food colouring

15 .

Mochino¼ cup coffee

¼ cup choc nesquik

½ cup hot choc

½ cup Milo

± ½ cup sugar

Keep in Tupperware for future use

Heat milk on stove n add 2 tblsp of above mixture for 1 cup.Mix well,put a dollop of vanilla ice cream into cup and pour hot milk mixture over serve immediately

16 .

Ferrero milkshake :6 scoops chocolate ice cream,

6 ferreros

1 bar one chocolate(chopped)

1 litre milk.

MethodAdd milk with 1/2 ice cream & blend. add all chocolate & blitz until well blended. divide leftover ice cream in the glasses & pour milkshake on top of ice cream. place glasses in freezer 4 a few minutes 2 frost & serve wit tall spoons!

17 .

Cosmopolitan Mock tailIce cubes

Grenadine syrup


Blueberry Energade

Fill half a jug with ice cubes

Pour Grenadine syrup until ¼ of the jug is filled

Pour Lemonade over ice and grenadine to fill ¾ of the jug

In the remaining ¼ of the jug, gently pour blueberry energade to give a tri colour effect

Serve immediately & Enjoy

18 .

Melon Madness Smoothie¾ cup honeydew melon balls

¾ cup watermelon balls

½ cup vanilla low-fat yogurt

1 cup crushed ice

juice of 1 lime

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth Pour into a tall glass and enjoy

19 .

Strawberry juice1 punnet strawberries

½ cup sugar

2litres water

20 .

Valrhona3.5 tablespoon(s) instant espresso

1 cup(s) sugar

16 (3-inch) cinnamon stick

Make the mix: Combine all ingredients except the cinnamon sticks in a medium bowl. Transfer the cocoa to an airtight container. Store for up to Apple lemonade…..3 Green apples… hand full of Mint leaves …3 lemons…. Sugar..Water.. liquidize one Apple .Lemon n one cup sugar in one ltr water for 12 second s n strain in bucket do the same for other Fruit same method now lastly take mint leaves n half jug water n wiz n surf in juice take Grenadine cordial n put in to u get a light pink color serve chilled….

21 .

Coffee MilkshakeIngredients

1 cup brewed or instant coffee, cooled

1 cup 2 percent milk

1 Tablespoon light vanilla syrup

3 scoops coffee ice cream

4 ice cubes


1.Put the coffee, milk, vanilla syrup, and ice cream in a blender and mix well.

2.Add the ice cubes and blend until the mixture is smooth.

3.Pour into 4 tall glasses.

22 .

 Choc Brownie Milkshake40 G Chocolate Crunch biscuits

100 G Chocolate (Chopped)

250 Ml

Full Cream Milk.

2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream.

15 Ml Whipped Cream.

Chocolate Shavings To Decorate.

MethodChocolate Biscuits and the Chocolate Pieces Into a Blender, Add Milk, Blend Until A Pale Chocolate Colour. Add Ice Cream And Blend Until Smooth And Frothy. Pour Into tall glasses and Spoon a Little Whipped Cream On Top, Serve Dusted With Cocoa Or Chocolate Shavings.

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth Pour into a tall glass and enjoy

3 cups of vanilla ice cream

1 cup of chocolate ice-cream

1 Rolo ice-cream

1 litre of milk

10 tblsp nutella

2 tblsp sugar

Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend for about 30 seconds to a minute until smooth (a little longer if using Rolo). Serve immediately.

Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup if desired.

23 .

Purple Passion Punch4 granadillas, must be heavy for their size 1 litre water 1cup sugar

Wash granadillas, cut into pieces n blend together with rest if ingredients, incl peels Strain, chill n serve This juice has a beautiful, purple colour, depending on the colour of the fruit, n is delicious!

24 .

Farm Cocktail2 litre clover orange nectar juice

2 litre clover guava juice

3 grated apples

1 pineapple grated

3 tins granadilla pulp or fresh granadilla.

Mix all together in a big pot and refrigerate

Before serving add mint and lemon and orange slices.

(*)Mcdonalds Milkshake
Vanilla Shake
4 cups vanilla ice cream
1¼ lt milk
1 tin Nestles cream
9 tblsp sugar
1tsp teaspoon vanilla extract

(*)Chocolate Shake
4 cups vanilla ice cream
1¼ lt milk
1 tin Nestles cream
10 tblsp chocolate flavor Nesquick

(*)Strawberry Shake
4 cups vanilla ice cream
1¼ lt milk
1 tin nestles cream
10 tblsp strawberry flavor Nesquick

(*)Shamrock/Mint Shake
4 cups vanilla ice cream
1¼ lt milk
1 tin
1 tsp MINT extract (not peppermint)
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creamy butternut and spinach

Butternut n spinach jimmys - JIMMY'S BUTTERNUT & SPINACH:
1 T brown sugar
1/2 cup fresh cream

1 onion
green chilli
1 T brown sugar
1/2 cup cream.

BUTTERNUT: cube and steam add brown
sugar till soft and mushy.add
salt,pepper and lastly add 1/2 cup fresh
cream. serve immediately

SPINACH : saute 1 onion add green
chilli,garlic,salt,pepper,1 T brown
sugar and 1/2 cup cream. do not dry.
serve immediately

Thursday, 11 August 2016

batter fried fish

8 hake.fillets
2cups of flour
2teaspoons of mixed herbs
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons white pepper powder
Combine above.ingredients with just.enough.soda water to make a thick batter. Dip fish in batter and.fry for approximately five minutes.per side. Serve with chips or salad

Cough remedy

Homemade Cough remedies!

Honey, onion and garlic syrup!
The mixture:
Combine a half-cup of honey and a half-cup of water! Add in one whole chopped onion and one chopped clove of garlic! Add a dash of sage, thyme or oregano and allow to steep overnight at room temperature! Strain and use the liquid as a cough syrup!

Why it works:
Honey, onion and garlic are all naturally antimicrobial! “Honey also acts as a demulcent, meaning it relaxes the cough reflex and soothes the throat!” Not cooking the mixture helps preserve the full antimicrobial properties of the onions and garlic, which lose some of their potency when heated! Finally, herbs like sage, thyme or oregano add even more antimicrobial benefits!

If you can’t wait overnight for your syrup to steep, simmer the mixture for five to 10 minutes until the onions soften! Although you will lose some antimicrobial properties, you will get some relief before heading to bed!

Eggless cake

Egg less Cake or Cup Cakes

For CupCake
* 2 Cup Flour
* 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
* 1 Cup Milk Powder
* 125 gram Butter (At room temperature)
* 1 Cup Milk (At room temeprature)
* Vanilla Extract
* 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
For Cup Cake:
In mixing bowl add softened butter and sugar.With  blender mix both ingredients well. Now add Milk powder and mix well.Than add floyr
,baking soda,vanilla extract and milk and mix well.

Line sillicon moulds with cupcake liners and fill 3⁄4 th of the mould. You can use the regular one too.

Pre heat oven at 180 degree celcius and bake cupcakes for 20-25 minutes.

Insert toothpick in the middle of cupcake.If tooth pick comes out clean than cup cakes are ready.

Eggless chocolate cake.                 750ml (3 cups) flour
500ml (2 cups) sugar
20ml (4 tsp) baking powder
3ml (1/2 tsp) bicarb
125ml (1/2 cup) cocoa
1ml (1/4 tsp) salt
500ml hot water
190ml (3/4 cup) oil
5ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence
50ml (4 tbs) vinegar
Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease, line and regrease 2 x 23cm cake pans. Place the dry ingrediants in a mixing bowl. Combine the wet ingrediants and pour over dry ingrediants. Mix well and divide into pans. Bake for +-20min. This cake can be sandwiched with icing.

Three talaqs

Husband jokingly giving the wife three talaaqs

Q: If a man says to his wife "I divorce you" three times as a joke and has no intention to divorce her and is unaware that simply uttering the words could lead to divorce. Is that counted as talaaq or is the nikkah valid. Also note that this occurred while the wife was in a state of purity, before menses, during which intercourse had taken place. Is this nikkah still valid? Is the talaaq valid? If yes is it counted as one or 3? This occurred between a couple that are very much involved and would be devastated by talaaq. And please advise what should be done after this.

A: The three talaaqs are valid.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


Often I look around my house and I see the mess, all made by others, my sleeping children and my husband, and I wonder how it is fair that it is me that has to pick it all up.

Sometimes I look in the kitchen and I see the dirty dishes, the half eaten food in bowls and on the floor, the meal I slaved to make whilst my toddler had a tantrum and clung to my legs, the meal I chose because it was nutritious and contained ingredients I had on hand that would otherwise go rotten that no one seemed to like or thanked me for, and I wonder why I bothered.

There are times I am woken early in the morning, much earlier than I'd like, by my children who need me to feed them now, need me to get up now, whilst my husband sleeps for another long, undisturbed hour before getting up and dashing to work, clothes left on the floor and dishes on the table, and I long to go back to bed and ignore everything and everyone.

There are days my husband takes our kids out to give me a day off, my hero, so I do no cleaning, no cooking, no laundry and I have a day just for myself!!!!.... and the next day I pay the price and do triple time on all household choses and childcare to make up for the missed day and the extra mess left behind untouched and I question whether the day off was really worth it.

There are weeks when every little thing seems to tick me off... whining, tantrums, children not doing as they're told, extra messes and missing shoes and snappy words and eventually I reach a point where I can handle no more and I lose it.... at someone.... and someone points out to me that it was only a small thing why am I overreacting like that? And I can find no words to explain how minutes upon hours upon days upon weeks upon months upon years I have been doing all of this, caring for all of these people, people who often don't appreciate anything I do, who don't pay me to do it, who don't give me awards for doing it well, often at the expense of my own wellbeing - this has all taken its toll on me and sometimes I am unable to keep it together, sometimes I want to collapse and do collapse, this small thing is the straw that broke this mother's back......

Ya Allah, make all that we do as mothers done for Your sake and Your sake alone, for You are the one we need to please most, ameen.

Ya Allah, remind us of this when we face piles of mess, toys, food, clothes and bodily fluids to clean, remind us that we are caring for our families to please You and You alone and help us to do it with joy, ameen.

Ya Allah, when we are sleep deprived remind us of the day when there will be no rest and no sleep, and let us strive to make that day easy upon our souls, ameen.

Ya Allah, remind us when no one appreciates all that we do that extra rewards will be waiting for us in the Hereafter, and let us feel comforted by this fact, ameen.

Ya Allah, grant us patience and emotional strength when dealing with others, particularly our families and those closest to us, even during our most fragile times, remind us that it is all for You and if we can hold our tongues and walk away there will be much reward, ameen.

Ya Allah, make us of those who say good or stay silent, ameen.

Ya Allah, place around us other sisters who can help us through the tough times, who understand and sympathise with all that we go through as wives and mothers, who will bring us closer to You and who will help us in this life and in the next, ameen.

Ya Allah, make our children be of good character, make them righteous and pious and make them ones who will be good to their parents and stay close to their parents throughout their lives, ameen.

Ya Allah, make our husbands patient with us, help them to understand all that we go through, to appreciate what we do and to show it, and grant us a beneficial relationship filled with love and mercy, ameen.

Ya Allah, make us the best of wives and mothers for our families, let us be good examples for our children of pleasing You and of having good character, ameen.

Ya Allah, help us to refrain from whining, nagging, yelling and complaining
, help us to have constructive conversations around topics that upset us, ameen.

Ya Allah, forgive us for all that we do that displeases You, for You are the forgiver and You love to forgive, ameen.

Ya Allah, grant us jannah al firdaus on the basis of all that we do for our families, ameen.

chocolate coconut slices

100g flour
10ml cocoa
Pinch of salt
50g butter
50g castor sugar
1 egg yolk, beaten
1-2 tblsp water, if required

Sift flour, cocoa and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the castor sugar. Use the egg yolk to bind the dough. Add water if needed. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead till smooth.

Roll out thinly and place in a greased 18cm x 28cm x 25mm (deep) swiss roll pan. Pick base with a fork and bake in a preheated oven at 180'C for 10-15 minutes.

Set aside to cool completely (do not remove from pan).

50g butter
225g condensed milk
60ml icing sugar
20ml cocoa
200g dessicated coconut

On low heat, melt butter and condensed milk.
Sift icing sugar and cocoa together. Add in the coconut.
Once the butter has melted, remove from heat and stir in the coconut mixture.
Spread over cooled biscuit base.

Allow to set (harden).

150g dairy milk chocolate

Melt chocolate and spread over the top. Using the back of a fork, make wavy lines over the chocolate.
Using a sharp knife, cut into slices/blocks.


Saturday, 6 August 2016

blueberry buttermilk crumpets

Blueberry buttermilk crumpets

 2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
21/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter/oil, plus some for frying
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Beat the eggs with the buttermilk and melted butter.

Combine the dry and the wet ingredients into a lumpy batter, Do not over mix otherwise batter will result in flat, heavy pancakes.

Heat some butter in a non stick pan over medium heat. Spoon batter into the pan and push in some blueberries on the top. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Serve with maple/golden syrup

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Recipe medley

Dhodi lagan:- 1 cup gratd dhodi(raw). 1 sml onion grtd. 1/2 cup oil. 1 cup gratd cheese. 1 cup self raising flour. 4 eggz. 2-3 grn chillies(finely chppd). Dhania leaves(finely chppd). Pinch of haldi. Salt 2 taste. 1 cup chkn fillet(cubd n boild). Method:- First cube n boil chkn fillet,drain n leave 2 cool. mix al da above ingredients in a bowl,accept 4 da chkn fillets. Lt da fillet cool down bfre addng 2 mixture.Lastly add da �chkn fillets.pour mixture in greased pyrex or muffin pan n bke @ 180 degreez til firm n gldn brwn.serve hot wth chutneys.By pttng in muffn pan its easier 2 serve,no nd 2 cut it n no wastage wth da kds.Also ideal 2 freeze if nt al required,mykz 12 muffinz.

Chaamps (Chicken BhaJias):

¤1 KG Chicken cut up in big cubes
¤2 Cups flour
¤1/4 Cup Chana Flour
¤1 egg
¤Juice of 2lemons
¤Green Masala
¤Red GG Masala
¤1tsp crushed Garlic
¤2tsp Baking pwd
¤2 tsp Jeeroo crushed half way
¤1 tsp Coarse Dhana
¤1/4 tsp Aradh
¤1tsp fine red chilli pwd
¤Dhana Jeeroo mix
¤2tsp Salt
¤1/2 tsp fine Black pepper
¤1/2 tsp fine Mustard pwd
¤Dhania, springonions, mint & lil Limbri cut up

*TIP*freeze in 3-4 pkts .

Haji Ali pizza:
Base:1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1tsp ghee
Enough yoghurt to make a soft dough

Green chutney :
Green mangoes, salt,whole jeera,lemon juice ,mint,lots of dhania and a little garlic.

Potato filling :
Boil potatoes. Mash.add green chillies,salt,pepper, lemon juice and a little yoghurt.
Roll out dough. Prebake base.spread green chutney, drizzle a nice amount od mayonnaise, spread potato filling, put slices of onion,green pepper,tomatoes,pepperdews and jalapeños.bake for a few minutes. Sprinkle with grated cheese.pop in oven until cheese melts.Enjoy. Not my recipe

Plaited Chicken Pies
1 x 500g self raising flour
1 cup cake flour
1 tsp baking pdr
1/2 lb Rama
6 tblsp sugar
1 tsp salt
4 eggs mixed with 1 cup maas

Make dough in food processor (magimix), add the maas-egg mix a little @ a tym. Might not need entire liquid to make a soft dough

+/- 1 kg cubed chicken fillet, 1 onion. Make onions soft in ghee then throw in chicken with 2 tsp salt(or less), garlic, 1/4 tsp pepper n green chillies to taste.
Cube onions, tomato, n cucumber and season with salt n pepper. Optional green chillies. Add mayo n mix together
To assemble, roll out dough into an oblong, make light markings on dough, with filling down the centre and leaving dough on either sides for the plaits. First place chutney of your choice down da centre, den chicken filling, den ur kachoomber den cheese. Cut dough on either sides into strips and fold over filling to form a plait. Brush with egg, sprinkle thal/parsley and bake on 180 until golden. Happy eating, this recipe yields about 6 beeg pies. Freezer friendly after its baked.rcp cn b halved

Chicken lagan

Half cup spaghetti
Half cup mixed vegetables
1 cup cooked cubed chicken fillet
1 onion chopped
Half cup grated cheese
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon green chillies
1 Teaspoon baking powder
4 Teaspoons Butter
4 Teaspoons oil Fine cut Dhanna

Mix above Ingredients well.
Beat together 3 eggs, 4 level tablespoons flour & 250ml fresh cream.
Add to chicken mixture.
Bake at 180 Degrees till done
Cut into squares and serve with chutney.
Chicken lagan

Half cup spaghetti
Half cup mixed vegetables
1 cup cooked cubed chicken fillet
1 onion chopped
Half cup grated cheese
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon green chillies
1 Teaspoon baking powder
4 Teaspoons Butter
4 Teaspoons oil Fine cut Dhanna

Mix above Ingredients well.
Beat together 3 eggs, 4 level tablespoons flour & 250ml fresh cream.
Add to chicken mixture.
Bake at 180 Degrees till done
Cut into squares and serve with chutney.

Chicken Roses

2cups flour
3quarter tspn salt
1 & half tspn bakin powder
4tblspn ghee
Fridge water to mke dough

500g chicken mince
Half cup mashed potato
Half cup peas(frozen)
Half cup grated cheese
1tspn green chillies
Salt to taste
Garlic to taste
1tsp whole jeeroo
Cubed cheese
Beaten egg
Grated cheese

sift dry ing, add ghee and add water to mke a dough. Roll out into small rotis. Mix all filling ingredients together except cubed cheese. Put a cube in middle of each ball. Cut four slits on corner of each roti and place ball in centre, fold as for roses. See pic. Brush with beaten egg and bake :)

Savoury crossaints :Dough : 2 cups flour .3 tsp baking powder 11/2 tsp salt 125 g butter 1egg beaten 3/4 cup cold milk .sift dry ingredients in a dish add butter and mix till it resembled bread crumbs pour in egg and jus enough milk to make a soft dough divide dough into 6 balls den roll into a circle and cut into 4,place a spoonfl of filliing at the long side of each triangle and roll up till der end forms a crossant .brush a little egg yolk sprinkle parsley bake at 180 till pale brown .filling : ;1/2 kg fillet steak cubed,1big onion cubed,1 tsp ground garlic,2 big tomatoes grated .2 tblsp tomato puree .cube steak wash and drain add 2 to 3 tsp crushed chillies .1/2 tsp rough salt ,1/4 tsp haldi .2 to 3 tsp chillipowder .1/2 tsp dhanajeera, 2 tblsp lemon juice .ground greenchillies can be added .chillis can be added or subtracted according to taste .mix all spices in steak den put in a pot and cook until dry.
In another pot add 1 curry spoon ghee 1/2 tsp jeera 2 or 3 greenchillies slit 1 onion cut fine .add I tsp ground garlic wen pink add 1/2 tsp salt .2 tsp chillipowder ,1/4 tsp haldi ,1/4 tsp dhanajeero,braise den quickly add tomato and puree cook chutney on low for 10 to 15 min .wen done add cooked steak into chutney .garnish with dhania cut finely enjoy
~ Savoury Waffles:
                                                                   - 1 1/2 Cups Flour,
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup Milk (If Mixture Is Too Thick, Add A Little More Milk)
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder,
- 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter,
- Pinch Of Salt,
- 1⁄4 Teaspoon Black Pepper,

* Mix Altogther & Make A Batter, Let Ιт Rest For A While & Make Waffels °̩ή Your Waffle Maker.

-- 500 G Chicken Fillet, Cut Into Strips
- 1 Teaspoon Chilli Paste
- 1 Teaspoon Chilli Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Crushed Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Chiken Spice
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Teaspoon Crushed Garlic

- 3 Tablespoons Peri Peri Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Mayyo
- 1 Teaspoon Barbeque Sauce

- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1⁄4 Cup Red Peppers Julienned
- 1⁄4 Cup Green Peppers Julienned
- 1⁄4 Cup Yellow Peppers Julienned


Add Spices To Chicken And Marinate For 30 Minutues, Heat Butter And Fry The Garlic, Add The Chicken, Add 1⁄4 Cup Water & Cook Until Chicken Îs Tender. Add The Sauces To The Chicken. Heat Butter And Stirfry The Peppers, Remove, Add Peppers To Chicken. Heat Waffle In
The Micro For A Few Seconds, Place Hot Chicken Mixture °̩ή The Center And Garnish with Basil, Parsley & Cheese, Heat Till Cheese Melts :

Stuffed Dates

Pitted Dates
Crushed almonds
Chopped pistachio
Melted chocolate

In a pan add a little ghee. Add in the dates, on medium heat toss the dates just to warn through. Remove from pan & set aside.
In same pan add some coconut, crushed almonds & a little chopped pistachios. Place on medium heat for about 2 minutes stirring all the time. Dont let it brown. Remove from heat.
Stuff each date with the coconut mixture & place on plate. Drizzle with melted chocolate.

Strawberry Shortcake

Makes 1 (8-inch) layer cake, 8 to 12 servings
For the chiffon cake:
Butter or nonstick

Madressa Taleem-ul-Haqq

Assalaamualaikum Dear Mothers & Sisters.
On behalf of Madressa Taleem-ul-Haqq - Clare Estate:
Our Madressa consists of children who often come to madressa without eating lunch. Majority of our children come from broken/poor homes.
It is our intention to start a feeding programme for these underprivileged kids. 2 slices sandwich a day with a basic filling like peanut butter/jam/butter or whatever is easily available.
We have around 70 students. 9 loaves of bread will be required daily.
If anyone would like to contribute/help/sponsor kindly contact me for further info. Strictly No Zakaat will be accepted.
Zaakirah 078 815 6303.

Keep your kids indoors

*Keep your children indoors at nightfall*

Sayyiduna Jaabir Bin Abdullah رضى الله عنه narrates that Rasulullah ﷺ said: “When night falls - or it is evening, restrain your children *(from going out)* as the devils spread out at that time. But when an hour of the night elapses, then you may let them free.

Close the doors and mention the *Name of ﷲ͜عَزَّوَجَــــل, for the devil does not open a closed door; and tighten the (mouths of)* water skins and mention the *name of ﷲ͜عَزَّوَجَــــل* and cover your utensils and mention the *name of ﷲ͜عَزَّوَجَــــل even if you just place something over them; and put off your lights.”  (Bukhari)*

Ayate kareema

❤ Libasut Taqwa

Invites All Sisters Young & Old, To A Spiritually Uplifting Silent Zikr, Reciting Ayate Kareema.
The Dua of Haz. Yunus (AS)

ߌ鉮 A Mafhoom Of A Hadith, It Is Narrated That Duas Are ACCEPTED After Recital Of          
لا اله الا انت سبحانك اني كنت من الظالمين

ߌACollective Dua Will Be Made Pouring Hearts To ALLAH❤Al Mujeeb
Silence Will Be Maintained in The Du'a So Each Sister Can Implore Into ALLAH❤Of Her Personal Needs!

ߌThe Ummah Is Facing Sudden Calamities & Challenges...
Do Not Miss Out On This Golden Opportunity Of Rahmah For Yourselves &
The Ummah At Large!
Who Is Not In Need Of ALLAH❤ Azza Wa Jalls Help?

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                  10th August
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Pizza ideas

Any yeast dough recipe
Bake dough

1 kg chicken fillet
1 large onion finely cubed
2 tomatoes ( liquidised )
2 heaped tsp ginger and garlic
2 tsp dhana jeero powder
1 Tab lemon juice
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 tsp chillie powder
1 1/2 tsp mixed masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 green pepper ( cubed )

1. Braise onion till golden brown.
2 . Add fillet with salt and ginger garlic and cook for approx. 5 min
3. Add all the ingredients except the tomatoes.
4 . Add 1/2 of the green peppers only.
5. When 1/2 way done , add tomatoes.
6. Cook till dry.
7. When cooked , add the remaining green peppers.

1. Mix together grated mozarella and normal cheese . Add 1/2 tsp of origanum and parsley to the cheese.

1 punnet mushrooms
1/2 onion cubed
1/4 tsp green chillie paste ( crushed green chillies )
Pinch of black pepper
Pinch of mixed Italian herbs

1. Braise onions till golden brown.
2. Add mushrooms , salt , chillie paste, Italian herbs and black pepper.
3. Cook till done.

1. To put pizza together , use red samoosa chutney on the base.
2. Then the filling.
3. Scatter a few mushrooms on top of the chicken filling.
4. Add cheese
5. Add finely chopped fresh garlic on top of the cheese.
6. Add green and red peppers.
7. Lastly add a quarter tsp of BBQ sauce on top of each pizza and bake till cheese melts. ( YASMIN JEEWA )
It's too Divine!!! Enjoy!!!
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"...If the headache is in front of the head, its
treatment is sleeping.
If it's on top of the head, its treatment is eating
and drinking water. If the headache is at the
back of your head, then its treatment is releasing

The treatment of increasing the power of your
eyesight. This is very important to those whom
eyes are weak and also to everyone. Eye muscles
suffer as days pass by, which will lead to them
not capable of having eye contact the accurate
In order to restore power in our eyesight and
keep them always powerful, we need to follow
the following sunnah in our salah. We should
always keep our eyes open during the sujuud and
stand up while looking at the sujuud spot and
keep your eyes focused on the spot of sujuud
throughout your salah. The wisdom behind
looking at the sujuud spot is that while in rukuu,
the eye muscles will pressure the lens to
increase vision and while you get up the eye
muscles will loosen. While in sujuud the lens will
shrink because of the distance between the eyes
and the ground. When you get up again it'll
loosen the eye muscles. This practice we are
doing each day is exercising our eye muscles. We
can perform each day 17 times or as much as
we want.
Our prophet (SAW) was always instructing to
open our eyes during sujuud and now scientists
have proven that this practice works in
increasing the power of eyesight.
Subhan Allah for this great wisdom of opening
our eyes during sujuud. This deserves to be read
and shared with others. Share and don't stop
yourself from getting reward from Allah swt ..."

A Non Muslim scientist proved we are more
electrically charged now than ever before due to
the electromagnetic radiations from the things
Mobile, TV, AC, Microwave etc, and if we don't
want this radiation to harm us, we should place
our forehead on the floor more than once a day
as the earth can absorb radiation.
We Muslims are gifted With 5 Times Salaat to
touch our heads downs i.e. 92 Sajdahs everyday.
Subhaan Allah.!
There is always wisdom behind Allah's
(Surah Rahman) If this inspired you, why not
share it with everyone

Friday, 5 August 2016

Allah is calling!

It often happens that I awake after midnite and simply cannot fall back to sleep.

But now I've discovered something beautiful about this.

It feels just like Allah (swt) is calling my name.
So i'm blessed that Allah (swt) has chosen me to wake up from my slumber and be one of the blessed few that pray Salaate Tahajjud.

May I and all of the ummati remain as the beloveds of Allah (swt). 

naan pizza

Tikka chicken Naan pizza
Original recipe by Mishka Osman with amendments

2 cups cake flour
2 cups self raising flour
1 tsp instant dry yeast
50ml yoghurt/ maas
1 tsp salt
1 tsp whole fennel (saumf)

Mixed all ingredients together and use sufficient warm water to make a soft dough.

Palce dough in a covered dish and allow to rise until doubled in volume. I left mine to rise the whole day.

Divide the dough into 11 parts, roll out and mould them into oval shapes.

For the tikka marinade
- 4 chicken breasts, cut into a small cubes
- 4 to 5 tbl plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tbl Amina Tikka marinade
- a splash of egg-yellow food colour
- salt
- ground garlic and ginger (a tsp each)
- white pepper for additional heat
- a squeeze of half a lemon
- half a tsp of black pepper
- a tsp each of ground cumin and coriander powder

Allow to marinate for a few hours.

remove the chicken from the marinade and grill in a Tfal optigrill to the well-done stage.

Spoon the balance of the marinade into a pan and add a stick of butter. Bring to a bubble and remove from the heat.

Once your pizza has been shaped, begin assembling it:
- a thin layer of green chutney
- a sprinkle of cubed red and green pepper
- a sprinkle of grated gouda cheese
- top with chicken
- drizzle over the thickened and cooked marinade

Pop into the oven at 150 degrees.
Bake for 15 minutes.

The base should have browned under with little air bubbles.

Make a dressing with yoghurt, cumin and salt.

Drizzle over and garnish with chopped coriander.

Do not pre-bake the base's.

Hajj snack recipes



125g butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tblsp golden syrup
1 tblsp ginger powder
¼ tsp clove powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Self raising flour to make dough

Beat together butter and sugar.. Add in egg and golden syrup... beat again.
Thereafter add in rest of ingredients except self raising flour...mix well
Make dough with self raising flour…roll rounds into palm of your hand and dip in sugar and bake...
Rounds shouldn’t be too big or too small...enjoy

1 cup all bran flakes -crush
½ cup pecan nuts
½ cup almonds
1 tsp baking powder
2 ½ cups self raising flour
250 g butter
3/4 cup sugar
Melt, then add
1 cup maas/inkomaas
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
Add to above mixture
Bake in 2 loaf tins..For +-30/35min
Allow 2 cool, then wrap in foil, and freeze for 3hours or keep over night in fridge...then slice and allow 2 crisp on 100...

250ml Maas/inkomaas
1 egg
250g butter
Melt, pour over dry ingredients
1 cup all -bran flakes-crush
500g self raising flour
2 tblsp somph
2 tblsp till
¼ tsp salt
½ cup coconut
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup pecan nuts
¾ tsp baking powder
Mix with melted mixture, form dough, makes 2 oven trays...bake on 180...crisp on 100

½ lb butter
3cups flour
3tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
3 tblsp castor sugar
1 tsp whole jeero .
Add all ingredients in a dish: Make dough with milk roll out thick Shape as desired Brush with milk and sprinkle with till Bake till done then leave in oven to crisp

½ lb butter
1 ½ cups castor sugar
1 cup oil
1 ¼ tsp elachi
¾ tso bicarbonate of soda
2 tblsp sojee/taystee wheat
2 tsp bakimg powder
4 ½ cups flour..
Beat butter and castor sugar for 5minutes. Add oil and beat for 15 minutes until white.
Add rest of ingredients.
Roll out rounds. Make slits. Dip half and almond in egg white and stick on top. Bake at 180c till pink in colour

Courtesy of Radio Islam

The Caluph Uthman bun Affan (ra) and the well

There was a well in a part of Madinah belonging to a Jew. It was the only source of water in that part, and the Jew charged Muslims exorbitant amounts for water. Uthman (ra) offered to buy the well, but the Jew refused. Uthman (ra) then proposed to buy half of the well, with an agreement that each would fetch on alternate days. The Jew knew Uthman (ra) as a clever businessman, and was flattered to have him as a business partner, thinking that this would increase his sales.

The exact opposite happened... no one bought water from him again.

Uthman (ra) opened the well for Allah's sake, allowing people to fetch as they wanted. The people would fetch two days' supply on his day and ignore the Jew's day. Despondently, the Jew offerred Uthman (ra) the other half, which Uthman (ra) bought for 20,000 dirhams (really kind of Uthman, if me, I would have negotiated it down to almost zero, since it was now worthless to the Jew...

A few years later, a sahabi offered to buy up the well from Uthman (ra). He refused, saying that he had been offered much more. The man kept increasing his offer, and Uthman kept refusing on the ground that he had been offered much more. Baffled, the man asked him who had offered so much, and how much had been offered. Uthman (ra) said...

"Allah has offered ten times the reward for charity given to Muslims".

The well was kept for the free use of Muslims, up to and after the death of Usman (ra), but the story does not end yet...

During the Ummayyad dynasty, the well and the surrounding ground (still nominally in the name of Usman (ra) since it was charitable and not inherited) were kept for free use by Muslims. Date palms grew on the grounds, and grew numerous overtime. The dates were also harvested and given to charity in the name of Usman bin Affan (ra). This continued during the time of the Abbassid period and later.

In the present history of Saudi Arabia, the decision was made to organise it into a modern plantation. The money was shared into two parts, half to be given in charity, mainly to widows and orphans, the other half to be reinvested.
This plan was (and is still) being carried out. Today, a bank account exists in the name of Usman bin Affan, from which half of all moneys gained from the plantation are remitted, while the other half is still being given out as charity. Out of this money, an amount was invested into purchasing land around the Masjid anNabawi in Madinah. This was developed into a hotel and accomodation for visitors to the mosque, and as per arrangement, half the income was also given out as charity, while half is being remitted to the account to be reinvested.

As at now, disbursements from this charity, started off by the virtuous sahabi, Usman bin Affan, is upwards of SR50million monthly.

The well is known today as Bi'ir Uthman or Bi'ir Rummah. One charitable deed that has earned its giver rewards for over 14centuries.

May Allah reward the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ), not only for their charitable deeds, but also for the help they provided in aiding our noble Prophet for us, and transmitting his message faithfully down to us for our own benefit. May Allah grant them jannat al alfirdaus and join us with them in the hereafter...Ameen

Youmul juma mubaraak
(YJm )2 u & family and Allah (S.W.T ) blessings on All & the best Duroods on Nabi ( S.A.W ) from the beginning of time till the end of time for a United Ummah Ameen shamigh joosub & family