Monday, 28 May 2018

The advice I received today: Written by Naadira Chhipa 

Today as I was walking out of a 'home' for the elderly I was stopped by a 85 year old beautiful lady. She invited me and M.Armaan (my three year old) into a little garden. As I sat on a bench, she asked me to listen to her carefully, little did I know I was about to receive priceless advice.

Looking straight into my eyes and in a hushed voice she said: 'When I look into your eyes I see that sparkle, the sparkle of love and admiration for your little boy. I know that look very well.I also had the same sparkle in my eyes a few years ago when I was surrounded by my children and grandchildren. Now my eyes are dead as I have not seen them in over three years. My child I do not know you I do not know the story of your life but I know that you are a mother and listen carefully to what I am going to tell you from one mother to another. Don't ever sacrifice your life for your children .Don't put your dreams and happiness on hold while you become busy raising this boy. Don't neglect your relationship with your husband and with yourself while you busy chasing after your children. Enjoy your life, make time for yourself and whatever you like to do, do it. Be happy and make lots of memories'.... Tears well up in her tired and wrinkled eyes.'I sacrificed my life for my children and look at me now.I am alone and all I have are memories which sometimes abandon me also.'

This was the sincere advice of an amazing woman, mother, granny and now my friend.I cried with her and as I hugged her tiny frame I could feel the pain, the disappointment and hurt in her heart.The heart of an abandoned mother.

May Allah give all mothers the comfort of being surrounded by her children and grandchildren.  May no mother ever feel abandoned or alone. May Allah purify and fill the hearts of children with love and mercy for their parents always. May the sparkle in the eyes of every mother remain illuminated until she closes them forever and may children never forget to make dua for their parents even after they leave this world.Ameen.

If you want to know the value of a Mother ask the one who just lost their mother.-Naadira Chhipa

Sunday, 27 May 2018


2. Tranquility Descends.

Al Baraa reported that a man was reciting Sooratul-Kahf and there was a horse tied with two ropes at his side, when a cloud overshadowed him. As it began to come nearer and nearer his horse began to take fright from it. He went and mentioned that to the Prophet (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) in the morning, who said:

“It was tranquility [as-Sakeenah] which came down at the recitation of the Qur’aan.” 

πŸ“š[7]Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree (Eng Trans. vol. 6, p.492, no. 531)

This shows us that the tranquility and the calmness which results from the recitation of the Qur’aan is not something abstract, but something very real which permeated the whole atmosphere so that even the animals can imbibe it. This ‘Sakeenah‘ (tranquility) which descends upon the reciter is accompanied by Angels who assemble to listen to the Qur’aan.

The Companion Usaid ibn Hudair (Radiya ‘Llahu ‘anhu) mentioned to the Prophet (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) that once when he was reciting the Qur’aan at night while his horse was tied beside him. The horse suddenly became uneasy and started jumping. When he stopped reciting, the horse became quiet. When he resumed reciting, the horse became uneasy again. After repeating this a few times, he stopped reciting and looked up. He was amazed to see right above him something that looked like a big cloud of bright lamps rising up in the sky. The next morning, he told the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) about this, and the Prophet (sallalahu alaihe wa-sallam) explained to him that:

“Those were Angels who came to listen to your reading. Had you kept on reciting until morning, they would have remained visible for the people to see them!” 

πŸ“š[8 Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree (eng. trans. vol. 6, p. 496. no. 536) And Saheeh Muslim (Eng Trans. vol. 1, p.382, no. 1742)

The Price of Modesty Written by Naadira Chhipa

When a Muslimah adorns herself with her abaayah and hijaab she is not just adorning herself with a meaningless garment or lengths of fabric but she is practising a Sunnah and also emulating the Queen of Jannah, Hazrath Faatimah (R.A) as well as the shining stars our beautiful Sahaabiyah (R.A). 

We have now truly lost the essence of Modesty as we purchase the latest 'designer' abaayahs at extraordinary prices. Yes, some muslimahs may say but this is a better alternative than a Channel, D&G or Versace garment but my dear sisters we should not even consider the web of brands of this world as we will soon be covered in our plain white kafan. The prices of these branded and sarovski embellished abayaahas are incredibly high as the abaayah or fabric as well as the crystals are imported from the Middle East which is why the price tag is so heavy but the question remains why is there a market for such extravagance? 

Beauty? As women we love glittery as well as beautiful things and No my darling sisters it is not a sin to want something of this dhuniya that makes your heart smile for as long as it does not create a sense of superiority or even an atom of pride within your heart, mind and soul. A simple, reasonably priced as well modest abayaah can become an elegant one of kind garment as you make it your own by beautifying it with your humility and amazing smile. It is not what you wear, it is how you wear it.

Money? Allah has blessed certain people with increasing wealth, Alhamdullilah and even after giving charity they have extra reserves of money so they would not think twice to purchase an abaayah for about R50000(yes fifty thousand). Now they can afford it so why not, right?WRONG! When Allah gave our beloved Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W) the option of having mountains turn into gold, did he take it? When the Queen of Jannah asked her beloved father for a servant to assist her with the chores did he immediately oblige her? No. The mercy upon mankind our beloved Prophet Muhammad(s.a.w) loved simplicity as well as lived a lifestyle accordingly even though he could have had it all he chose to sacrifice this dhuniyah for the Akhirah thereby giving us a huge lesson in life. If Allah has blessed you with more than you know what to do with it does not give you the right to be extravagant but it is a test from Allah to see if your wealth makes you or breaks you. 

Quality & brands? Some may say the quality of the fabric internationally is much better than local fabrics. My dear sisters we also get the best prices as well as quality in South Africa as all you need is fabric that does tear nor stick to your body. Brands? What brand will you choose for your kafan? Brands have become so important that kafans should now be sold with certain brand names as the person wrapped in that white cloth was never seen in anything either than D&G or Versace whilst walking on this earth.

My beautiful sisters please let us reflect on our shopping this Eid. When you see that amazing abayaah or gorgeous bag just ask yourself for a minute: Will this price tag increase my own value? Will Allah be pleased with me for spending the money that he has gifted to me on this item? Will it cause me an atom of pride or superiority? Now close your eyes and make dua to Allah by saying, Oh Allah I have sacrificed my increasing desire to own this beautiful, yet temporary, worldly item so you give me something more beautiful and amazing in every colour in Jannah. Ameen. Yes this is the dua I make as I pass by the Aldo stores at the mall.

May Allah make it easy for us to understand and realise that we are all just travelling on this temporary journey called life and soon we will all be called back to Allah in the simplest of clothes, a white kafan. Let us not attach our hearts, mind and soul to anything(not even designer abaayahs) as someday soon we will have to leave it all behind as we enter our eternal abode.

Remember: Modesty of the mind.

Modesty of the heart

Modesty of the soul

Modesty of the body

Modesty of a Muslimah is priceless..No price tags attached.

Written by Naadira Chhipa

Saturday, 26 May 2018

The Sisterhood


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Those who will avoid these will enjoy success in this life & in Akhirah, otherwise, problems & 

failure are the lot of those in whom these evil attributes prevail.



In simple terms, it's a don't care attitude. 

A person is unconcerned about how & when he does things or if he even does it! He's unconcious of the outcome of his actions. These pertain, both, to Huqooqullah ( rights of Ψ§Ω„Ω„َّΩ‡ُ Subhana wa Ta'ala) & Huqooqul Ibaad ( rights of creation). It's a spiritual coma...unconcerned about one's Islah (reformation) & the purpose of life. 



One moment of anger can be a life altering moment... what about Akhirah? We don't have control over becoming angry, but we do have the power to refrain. Anger, by itself, is not harmful, but if misdirected, it contaminates & 

removes the sweetness of Iman. 



This destructive malady is a sign of the fall of a person. There is no basis for arrogance & claim over any Dunyawi or Deeni achievement! A person never had it at one stage & the reality is that it can be lost in a moment. 



This is such a sick state of Zulmat (darkness) of the heart, that a person is always in negative thoughts & suspicions about others, wishing ill for them, gloating over their misfortunes, disheartened on people's success & happiness. This leads to breaking ties & adopting measures to inflict harm.



This is the result of pride/looking down on others. The definition of Gheebat must be understood. Ψ§Ω„Ω„َّΩ‡ُ Subhana wa Ta'ala says regarding Gheebat, 

"Would you like to eat the flesh of your dead brother? So, (in the same way) abhor it!" 



It's dangerous for one's Iman, to become extreme in Dunya or Deen. Obsession of permissible things ends in neglect of rights & duties. There should be a balance. Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has warned us against Ghuluw in Deen as it can cause destruction in both worlds. 



There are 2 types of Gham. One is from Allah's side as a form of Tarbiyyah (spiritual training).

The other is self-inflicted... perpetually thinking negatively, which is extremely detrimental to one's Deen & Dunya & Akhirah.

If Gham is from Allah, He will arrange the means to remove it. 

If it's self-inflicted, we must make the effort to remove the cause of it, if possible.

May Ψ§Ω„Ω„َّΩ‡ُ Subhana wa Ta'ala cure & protect us from these 7 destructive maladies. 

(Mufti Zubair Bhayat)



Duaa to be recited between

Asr until Iftaar 

Yaa Waa Si'al Fadhly Ighfirlee

يا واسع الفآل اغفر Ω„ΩŠ

O the One who is spacious in bounty(great in bounty),forgive me


Friday, 25 May 2018



Don't fall prey to the status quo, where everything you do stems from one's own selfish ego, you keep away from those whom you deem as below, you consider in every choice what would lead one's status to grow, to maintain this you would also take the weak as a foe, everything you purchase and the way you behave is all part of the show, do you not know that our prophet Sallallahualaihiwasallam, to an invitation of trotters would go.

Amidst the thought of status where in the world is sincerety? Ones motives become a conglomeration of dishonesty, one is blinded from what really matters till one cannot see,Islam has reminded us that this life is temporary, leave all this baseless status live a life of simplicity, ponder over all this over a steamy cup of tea.

You become an obstacle for those that try to do good and practice choices of righteousness, when you disregard them you make them feel as if something is amiss, it is only in Aakhirah will one know who achieved eternal bliss.

Impressing peoples minds is a disease, to achieve this end some will even take occasional holidays overseas, by making such the goal they lose sight of the door of true contentment and its keys.

To achieve true contentment make your goal one, put Allah and his Deen before entertainment and fun, if you do so behind people you wouldn't have to run, keep him in mind in every action before whilst and after it is done.

Be kind to all regardless of who they are, that will distance you from pride keep you afar.

Remember true honor is in the life to come, their the bank balance would not matter nor the sum, neither will it matter where you are from.

Monday, 21 May 2018


After years of falling into the same pattern of disappointments and heartbreak,πŸ’” I finally began to realize something profound. I had always thought that love❤ of dunya meant being attached to material things.

And I was not attached to material things. I was attached to people. I was attached to moments. I was attached to emotions. So I thought that the love of dunya just did not apply to me. What I didn’t realize was that people, moments, emotions are all a part of dunya. What I didn’t realize is that all the pain I had experienced in life was due to one thing, and one thing only: love of dunya.

And I realized as much as you can, keep dunya (worldly life) in your hand--not in your heart. That means when someone insults you, keep it out of your heart so it doesn't make you bitter or defensive. When someone praises you, also keep it out of your heart, so it doesn't make you arrogant and self-deluded. When you face hardship and stress, don't absorb it in your heart, so you don't become hopeless and overwhelmed.

Instead keep it in your hands and realize that everything passes. When you're given a gift 🎁by God, don't hold it in your heart. Hold it in your hand so that you don't begin to love the gift more than the giver. And so that when it is taken away you can truly respond with 'inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon': 'indeed we belong to God, and to God we return'.

Oh Allah please do not attach our hearts to this deceptive world, help us work for the hereafter and make us among those you love πŸ’ž

Yasmin Mogahed

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Beautiful explanation of Taqwa

True Definition of Taqwa?

Taqwa is not our manners...

Taqwa is not about looking islamic...

Taqwa is not about sporting a beard / wearing a Hijab...

Taqwa is not appearance


Taqwa is when you miss a single prayer, you feel uneasy the whole day...

Taqwa is when you speak a lie , your instinct feels bad..

Taqwa is the guilt that follows when u hurt someone knowingly or unknowingly, 

Taqwa is the shame and regret that follows a sin you did knowing fully well about it's stand in the sight of Allah,

Taqwa is when you cannot sleep the whole night after disobeying or disrespecting your parents..

Taqwa is to cry in the depths of night fearing none but the one above the Arsh. 

Taqwa is the fear that refrains us from sinning even when we are alone and nobody is looking...

Taqwa is the guts the will to please Allah, even when the whole world is bent on displeasing Him...

Taqwa is to wear that bearandd and Hijab for the sole reason of pleasing Our Rabb and to keep it as per sunnah....

Taqwa is to stay happy and smiling even after knowing this world is a prison for believers...

Taqwa is the good manners and character that loving and fearing Allah brings in us...

Taqwa is the struggle to better yourself according to Islam with each passing day...

Taqwa is not only about rising in deen, it is more about falling but rising up again and never letting go...


πŸ’ŸAnd if YOUR heart is filled with proper Taqwa, then actions automatically follow... And the sweetness of these actions are so much better.. Subhan'Allah 


Friday, 18 May 2018

Parables of the Qur'aan - Ridge Road Musalla 

Programme every Sunday after Zuhr in Ramadan by Shaykh Musaaid Dawood 

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Jama'ah 12:45

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Yasmin Mogahed...

The Third Kalimah

The third kalimah has a unique and very interesting story behind it. It all started before Allah Ta'alah created Adam A.S. The Angels were trying to move the Arsh (Throne) of Allah Ta'alah but it was too heavy and wouldn't move, So they asked Almighty Allah for help. Allah told them to recite "Subhanallah." The Angels did as they were told and found that it gave them power and strength and they were able to move the Arsh. They liked this so much that they began constantly hymning "Subhanallah."- (Glory be to Allah)

Then Allah created Adam A.S. When Allah blew life into Adam, the first thing he did was sneeze and say "Alhamdulillah" (All praise be to Allah)The angels liked this act so much that they added this to their praise and glorification of Allah. Thus the kalimah became "Subhanallah Walhamdulillah"

Hundreds of years passed and the Prophet Nooh A.S. was now on earth. For nine hundred years he proclaimed the oneness of Allah with the words "La illaha illalah." (There is none worthy of worhip The Angels loved this act so much that they added this to the kalimah. Thus, the kalimah now became "Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah."

The Angels kept repeating this kalimah day and night. Many centuries passed and the Prophet Ebrahim A.S. (Abraham) was asked by Almighty Allah to sacrifice his beloved son Ismaeel A.S. He was about to slaughter his son and He needed something to give him the courage he needed to do this difficult deed. So he recited "Allahu Akbar." (Allah is Great) The Angels loved this act so much that they added "Allahu Akbar" to the kalimah. Thus the kalimah became "Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah Allahu Akbar."

More centuries passed. It was the night of Meraj, when our Beloved Prophet Muhammed S.A.W. ascended to the Heavens with Gibraeel A.S. There Gibraeel A.S. told Nabee S.A.W. the story and Nabee S.A.W. added the final part of the Kalmiah "Wala Howla Wa La Quwata Illah Billah Hil Aleyeel Azeem." Thus the kalimah now became Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah Allahu Akbar Wala Howla Wa La Quwata Illah Billah Hil Aleyeel Azeem" (There is no Power and Might except from Allah, The Most High, The Great)

And up to this day, this kalimah (or declaration of faith) buzzes around the Arsh of Almighy Allah.

Third Kalima is Tumjeed, this is the Kalima(the first part) that is recited 33 times after each Farz Namaaz, and is called tasbih Fatima.

Surah Fatiha protects one from the anger of Allah.

Surah Yaseen from the thirst of the Day of Judgement.

Sura Waaqiah from poverty and starvation

Surah Mulk from the punishment of the grave

Surah Kausar from the enemity of the enemy

Surah Kaafiroon from kufr at the time of death

Surah Ikhlaas from hypocrisy

Surah Falaq from calamities.

Surah Naas from evil thoughts

Should someone become aware of the above from your message and read any of these surahs, u will also receive the sawaab for passing on the knowledge. So keep forwarding…….

Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W.W (PBUH) says that

“If a person recites ” Ayatal Kursi” after every Farz Namaz then there will be nothing between him and Heaven except Death”

2) There is a Hadith that says “3rd kalima” is such a great medicine that it cures every disease and the most minor disease it cures is “Sorrow” (Gham).

Third kalima being: ” Subhaan Allah, WalHamdo Lillah, Wa La Illaha IlAllah, Wa Aallah o Akbar, Wa Lahoalwalla quwatta illa billah hil Ali al Azeem.”

3) Another Hadith says “if a person recites surah ikhlaas 10 times in a day then Allah build a palace for him in the Heaven.(Subhaan Allah)”

and the last but not the least ALLAH says ” spread the knowledge whatever u have …Its duty of each n every Muslim”

May ALLAH accept our good deeds…

Quraan verses linked to Ramadaan

Ramadaan 2018...

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Forgiving in Ramadan

Forgiving is giving up your right to hate or hurt the person who hurt you. Hate hurts you physically, mentally and emotionally. Forgiveness gives you peace, tranquility and happiness.

Allah described the believers and said: "And those who avoid the major sins and immoralities, and when they are angry, they forgive." (Quran 42:37)

The Prophet (P) said: "It is not permissible for a Muslim to abandon his brother for more than three days, each of them turning away when they meet.The better of them is the one who gives the greeting of salaam first."

The Prophet (P) also said: "The gates of Paradise will be opened on Mondays and on Thursdays, and every servant of Allah who associates nothing with Allah will be forgiven, except for the man who has a grudge against his brother. About them it will be said, 'Delay these two until they are reconciled. Delay these two until they are reconciled. Delay these two until they are reconciled.'"

Another hadeeth regarding forgiveness states that the Prophet (P), while sitting in the mosque with his Companions, pointed out a person who entered the mosque as being of those who would enter Jannah. He did this for 3 days, and every time, it was the same person who entered the mosque. Abdullah bin Amr (RA) wanted to know what quality this man possessed that made the Prophet (pbuh) say that about him, so he spent three nights with that man. He did not notice that the man prayed the optional night prayers during any of these nights, but if he woke up during the night, he would simply mention Allah. So before he left, he had to ask him what he did that was so special that the Prophet (P) identified him as a man of Jannah. The man replied: "My deeds are nothing more than what you saw, but the only thing I do is that I do not hold any grudge against any Muslim or envy anyone for what bounties Allah has granted them." Thereupon 'Abdullah Ibn Amr (RA) said to him: "This difficult quality to obtain is what granted you this rank

10 minute Arabic dough

2 cups warm water

4 Tbsp sugar 

2 Tbsp yeast

2 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

2 Tbsp milk powder- secret ingredient that makes 'em so soft

Mix together and set aside for 10-15 minutes. 

Then add:

1/2 cup oil

3 cups flour+ 1 tsp baking powder (optional)

Mix well and knead until combined then use as desired. 

let it sit for 30


You can use this recipe to make meat filled bunz




Rolls etc

Sunday, 13 May 2018


1.Keep free from eating high-calorie flesh (gossip) of others no matter how juicy.

2.Switch to fat free truths.

3.Avoid artificial tempers.

4.Do voice therapy by reciting the Qur'an.

5.Purify your eyes by crying in Dua.

6.Do hand reflexology through tasbeeh.

7.Brighten your smile by using a miswaak.

8.Take the weight off your shoulders by paying your Zakaat.

9.Shrug of those extra kilos of sins by repenting

Start today!

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A simple decree...

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Yasmin Mogahed

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Muslimah rights...

Fun fact: The Nikkah Nama is a social contract basically. And the reason the girls have to sign it first is because at the end of it you get a pretty big blank space to write down any extra conditions you want and the guy HAS to follow it all legally. You know how they make you sign the whole "do you want the right to divorce or not?", clause? Yea that is an addition they make. You can literally add in anything there, pocket money, divorce conditions, house work, your own job details/requirements or any other kind of commitment.

At the time of the Nikkah of Hazrat Fatima and Hazrat Ali (R.A), the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) added the clause that Hazrat Ali (R.A.) could not remarry as long as Hazrat Fatima (R.A.) was still alive. Huh? Huh? HUH?!? See? How smart is that? And many times people don't tell you this, but it is a right given to you by Allah Himself, and do not let anyone, i repeat, DO NOT LET ANYONE TAKE IT AWAY FROM YOU. 

Other fun facts include: 

1. The money you make from your job, is YOUR money. Your husband cannot take it from you or ask you for it or whatever. It is YOURS. And YOU are not inclined to spend it on the house or anything other than yourself. 

2. The husband HAS to pay you a pocket money for personal expenses outside of what he gives you for the monthly budget and what not. 

3. When you breast feed your child, you have the right to ask your husband to pay for it, and he cannot deny that to you. It is your right. 

4. Consent to intimacy and the level of intimacy is also your right. Even in a marriage. And if he does not take your consent, it is marital rape and is recognised in the court of law. 

5. You are under no obligation to give any of your heritage to your husband and neither can he force you to give him any part in your will or your heritage. 

6. In Islam, the man is to pay for the wedding out of his own pocket. Not the girl, not the girl's family and not the guy's family either. The guy himself. To whatever extent he is capable of spending, that is his job. 

7. THERE IS NO CONCEPT OF DAHEJ and you can sue/ file a report against any family who asks you or demands you or your family to give money or any other form of material possession as "marital gifts".

8. Cooking is not mandatory on wife. Husband has to cook and feed himself and his wife. If a wife cooks for his husband/family then she is only doing ihsaan on her husband.

And these are just some of the many rights women have.

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4 cups torn bread

4 eggs, beaten

1 cup milk

¼ cup golden syrup

1 tsp vanilla


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Friday, 11 May 2018

14 short stories worth reading, feeling and forwarding to all those dear to you..  

1. Fall and Rise


Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I slammed my head on the ground.  He said, “Believe it or not, that’s almost exactly how I injured my back 3 years ago .


2. A father's advice


Today, my father told me, “Just go for it and give it a try!  You don’t have to be a professional to build a successful product.  Amateurs started Google and Apple.  Professionals built the Titanic


3. The power of uniqueness.


Today, I asked my mentor – a very successful business man in his 70’s – what his top 3 tips are for success.  He smiled and said, “Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing.


4. Looking Back


Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class.  When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.


5. Try and U shall know


I am blind by birth. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to play baseball. I asked my father- "Dad, can I play baseball?" He said "You'll never know until you try." When I was a teenager, I asked him, - "Dad Can I become a surgeon?". He replied "Son, you'll never know until you try." Today I am a Surgeon, just because I tried!




Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug.  When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her.  She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”




Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying.  And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.




Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job.  I start tomorrow.




Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”




Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed.  About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.




Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me save the planet.”  I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet?” “Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” she said.


12. JOY


Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.




Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me.  He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, “I hope you feel better soon.”.




Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe.  He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy.  Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating.  The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.” 


Cheers to life.

Durban muslima..

Dr Bilal Philips

11ways to stay hydrated this Ramadaan

Thursday, 10 May 2018



Common mistakes in πŸŒ™ Ramadhan:

1. Drinking "sweet colored drinks" on a daily basis🍹

- Why: It contains high amounts of sugar, additives and colarants

- 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 πŸ•

- haleem

# Best choices for Suhoor: 

- potato

- rice

- dates

- whole grain bread 

- banana 🍌

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

Anis Alam, Consultant Nutritionist and CEO, Biocare Labs Pvt Ltd

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!

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Monday, 7 May 2018

🏹��*Be careful with THIEVES of the month of Ramadan*��🏹

*1. Television* this thief is dangerous and ruins days of people and diminishes their rewards, by watching useless movies and programs it squanders the time in a month where the days are the best of all days and nights are the best of all nights.

*2. Too much sleep*

Just because it is said in Hadith that even sleep in this month has thawab doesn't mean that you should excessively sleep.. The point is that if even sleep contains rewards then imagine the rewards of Ibaadat.

*3. Wasting night*

A thief that steals most valuable time from you. This thief is responsible for turning you away from salatul layl, istighfar and tawbah and reading of specific duas of Ramadan and recitation of the Qur'an.

*4. Stinginess*

Give sadqa, iftaar and help the orphans.. Give iftaar even if it is half a date or a sip of water, so Allah will forgive your past sins.

*5. Gatherings with out dhikr of Allah* 

This thief comes with deep regret on the day of judgement                                       *6. Helping parents*

Whoever in this month does good towards their relatives, Allah connects them with his mercy on the day of judgement. My dear, always be careful with your mother and father. Serve them as much as you can...

*7. Bad Akhlaq*

Fasting is not just restraining from food and drinks but eyes, ears, tongue and all parts of the body should also be fasting.. Stay away from *lying, backbiting, cursing, suspicion* if you want to pass the *sirat* with ease during this month make your Akhlaq good.

And the biggest thief ..

*8. Social media i.e Facebook, Watsapp etc*

If you do not use them in the right way, all your good deeds could be taken from you.

*Dear don't let this holy month go so that when everyone is receiving their rewards, you are the one who are empty handed*

May Allah accept our IBADAT

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Yasmin Mogahed in Durban this July

Sisters in DURBAN, Ustadha YASMIN MOGAHED (USA) is coming this in July 2018! Teaching a New Course never taught before, book your tickets now to spend an evening with One of the World's Most Influential Muslim Woman. Full details below:

I Seek Change: Dealing with Depression, Stress, Loneliness, Sihr (Magic) Possession, Mental Health & more is coming to DURBAN for the 1st Time Ever! 


To all those suffering from sadness or depression, know that it isn’t your fault. It isn’t because you’re weak. It isn’t because you’re just not grateful enough. It isn’t because you’re just not religious enough. It isn’t because you don’t have enough faith. It isn’t because God is angry with you.

The One Day Course will cover:

Mental Health




Jinn Possession and its Realities

Discussing affective coping methods

And More

Open Q&A Session, Book Signing & More

Special Guest Speaker:

Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed (USA)

Price: £21.50, 370 Rands

£25, 430 Rands after the 25th June 2018

Date: Sunday 15th July 2018


Time: 5:30pm-9:30pm (Doors open from 4pm, Maghrib at the venue)


Venue: Durban (Full details on website)

For more info and to book, please visit:

Friday, 4 May 2018

Date vinegar

✒DATES VINEGAR (KHALL): NEW SUNNAH MUST-HAVE SUPER-FOOD πŸ›Ž πŸ“¬ ORGANIC VINEGAR is unlike the cheap synthetic kitchen vinegar made from water and acid. Rather, it's regarded as top of the food chain because it's made from real fruit, aerobically fermented for a very long time, and nurtured daily to produce the best and most healthy PRO BIOTIC, MEDICINE, and TONIC man has ever known.

🚁 🚚 DATES vinegar (Khall) has been in use since Babylonia (5,000 years ago) as food and medicine. From a study carried out at the University of Otago, New Zealand, the vinegar has antioxidant activity that is comparable to wine vinegar but higher than cider and white wine vinegar. Hence, it's immense medicinal value.

πŸΊπŸŒ’ Khall is also a buried Sunnah which needs to be REVIVED for our own health maintenance, and is now AVAILABLE in South Africa in a classy 500 Ml glass bottle. It is made from the blessed dates sourced from Madinah al-Munwwarah, with added Zam Zam water.


πŸ“  1.  Our most Noble Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: ‘The house which has vinegar will NEVER SUFFER POVERTY.” (Tirmidhi, no. 1841)

🎈 2. "The best of condiments/gravy is vinegar." (Muslim. No. 5091)

πŸŽ€ 3. “O Allah, BLESS the vinegar as it was the condiment/gravy of previous prophets.” (Ibn Majah, No. 3433)

Price: R120 /500ml bottle

Available by order only .. Orders and pmt due by Monday, 7th May for stocks arriving next week. 

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