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Wednesday, 22 October 2014  / 27 Thul Hijjah 1435H 



21.10.2014 - Mayyit of: Ahmed Moosa - VENUE: 4 Ostrich Street Ext 1 Lenasia - TIME: 11h00 - QABARSTAAN: Lenasia

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Gossiping and slander has become such a norm within our conversations that we often we fail to realise its seriousness. Guest contributor, Saajida Malvina reminds us.

"Hey, have you heard, Zaeem didn't go to see Hannah!" said Rayaan. "Seriously?'' asks Hamzah. "Yes, actually Hannah is going out with Yusuf - and - chatting to few other guys including Ziya and Muneer," says Hamzah giving away some gossip he heard as a matter of fact. "Oh My Word” and here we all thought Hannah was such a good girl, a perfect burqini babe” exclaims Hamzah agitated.

Above, a typical conversation between two guys oblivious of the fact that they have committed several sins including gossiping, exposing the sin of another Muslim and passing judgment. If the rumours are false, then the sin is worse and slander has just been committed. read more


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* Restorative justice for Oscar? - Oscar Pistorius, 27, will on Tuesday finish the home straight in the most important race of his life.

* IEB matrics set to start writing - Matric examinations for Independent Examinations Board (IEB) candidates start on Tuesday, it said.

* Cross-examination of Anni cousin continues - British businessman Shrien Dewani's trial, for the murder of his wife Anni, continues in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday.

* UN readying sanctions against key Yemenis - The UN is preparing to impose sanctions on five prominent Yemenis, including Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president, Al Jazeera has learned.

* Total CEO killed in Moscow airport accident - Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive officer of Total SA, the French oil company, has been killed in an accident at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, according to official sources.


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Walnut Cinnamon Pie

For the Crust - 2.5 cups self raising flour - 2 Tblsp sugar - ½ tsp salt - ¾ tsp ground cinnamon powder - 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter cut into pieces - 4 to 6 tblsp ice water - For the Filling - 10 cups sliced apples - 1 tblsp fresh lemon juice - ½ cup sugar - 3 tblsp quick cooking tapioca (sago) - 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon - ½ tsp ground nutmeg - ½ cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts - 1.4 cup chopped crystallized ginger or heaped tsp ground ginger - 2 tblsp butter cut into pieces - Milk and sugar.

* Combine flour sugar salt and cinnamon in food processor.
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* With the machine running add water, 1 tblsp at a time.
* Process until dough holds together.
* Shape dough into two flat discs wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1-hour overnight.

* Toss apples with lemon juice in a large bowl. Combine sugar sago cinnamon and nutmeg & sprinkle over Apples with walnuts and ginger, toss until all are well coated. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and then roll half of the dough on a lightly floured surface to make a 13-inch circle. Line a 9-inch pie plate and trim off any excess. Arrange apple mixture in pie plate and dot with butter.
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* Sprinkle entire pie lightly with sugar.
* Bake for 15 minutes then reduce oven to 350degrees. Bake until golden brown and filling is bubbling about 40 minutes

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