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Monday, 20 April 2015


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17.04.2015 - Mayyit of: Shanaaz Randery - VENUE: 40 Neon Avenue Ext 5 Lenasia - TIME - TBC - QABARSTAAN: Lenasia

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May Allah (SWT) grant us and all the Marhoomeen Forgiveness and Jannatul Firdaus (Aameen)


Going with the Flow

A story tells of an old man who accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for his life. Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls. People asked him how he managed to survive. "I accommodated myself to the water, not the water to me. Without thinking, I allowed myself to be shaped by it. Plunging into the swirl, I came out with the swirl. This is how I survived."

People's reactions to this story:
"You have to accommodate yourself to life and get used to dealing with your problems as they come. You must learn to cooperate."

"We must adapt to nature. Nature cannot change for us. If you try to fight the natural forces, they will overcome you. Because we are made primarily of water, it is easy to become a part of it."

"Because nature is so much more powerful than we are, we must become one with it in order to survive."

"Humans are not the almighty conquerors that they think they are. We can learn a lot from nature. Nature is wonderful and does not intend to harm. It is humans that are harmful."

"Work with what life gives you and you will survive."

"Put your life into Allah's hands and you will be OK."

"Although you may not be able to control your destiny, you always have the ability to think and reason about your situation. This will help you come out on top."


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Comparison of the world to a bath stove, and of piety to the hot bath

"In the judgement of reason this gold is foul dung, although, like dung, it serves to kindle the fire. Whoso was born in the stove-room and never saw purity, the smell of sweet musk is disagreeable to him."

In illustration of this, a story follows of a tanner who was accustomed to bad smells in the course of his trade, and who was half killed by the smell of musk in the bazaar of the perfumers, but was cured by the accustomed smell of dung.

~ RUMI ~

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* Migrants thrown overboard - A dozen African migrants have died after being thrown overboard by fellow passengers and another 41 boat migrants are feared to have drowned in a separate incident.

* Pope urges al-Shabab to 'come to their senses' - Pope Francis has appealed to the Somali al-Shabab group, which killed 148 people at a Kenyan university this month, to stop their brutality and "come to their senses".

* Obama acts to remove Cuba from terror list - President Barack Obama recommended that Cuba be removed from the U.S. government's list of state sponsors of terrorism. Long sought by the Cuban government, Obama's decision, expected for weeks now, will likely expedite plans to re-establish embassies in both Washington and Havana.

* Xenophobia: SA workers flee Mozambique - Among those affected is South Africa's Sasol Petroleum, which manages natural gas Pande-Temane concession in Inhambane as well as South African construction company Kentz, which is hired by Brazil's Vale company, mining coal in Tete.

* Top cop due in court for racketeering, corruption - A top Western Cape police officer and five others are expected in court to face charges of racketeering, money laundering and corruption.


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* Platinum: $1,164.54 /ounce
* Silver: R6.83 /g
* Oil: $63.39 /barrel
* $: R11.97
* €: R12.89
* £: R17.84
* Saudi Riyal: R3.20
* Mahr Fatimi: R10 241.72 (1530.90 grams of Silver)
* Minimum Mahr: R204.83 (30.618 grams of Silver)
* Zakaah Nisaab: R4096.68 (612.36 grams of Silver)
* Krugerrand: R15 225.73
* 24 carat gold: R467.17 /g
* 22 carat gold: R428.45 /g
* 18 carat gold: R350.35 /g
* 14 carat gold: R272.63 /g
* 09 carat gold: R176.28 /g

As at (17/04/2015)


Spiced cubed steak with savoury rice

1kg Cubed Steak - 7 ml Salt to taste - 1 1/2 tsps ground Dhania - 1 tsp Ground Jeero - 1 tsp crushed dired red chillies - 3 tsps plain Ginger/Garlic - 3 whole cloves - 3 whole allspice - 3 cardomon seeds (elachi) - 2 pieces stick cinnamon - A few strands of Saffron - 50ml Sunflower Oil - 3 large onions thinly sliced - 1 large ripe tomato grated or finely chopped.

Combine all the spices and toss with meat. Heat oil in a large saucepan add onions and braise until golden. Add meat and spices and cook covered on medium heat until tender. Add tomato and cook a further 15 minutes adding a pinch of sugar if desired. Serve hot on a bed of savory rice.

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A Rabbit walks into a restaurant, goes up to the waiter and says, "I want a cup of coffee.” The waiter says, "We don’t serve coffee here".

So the Rabbit leaves, but when he leaves he sees two friends entering so he joins them. His friends ask for a drink and sandwich but the rabbit says "I wanna cup of coffee"

The waiter says, "We don’t serve coffee here"

So the rabbit leaves again, but he sees two more friends so he joins them. His friends order a drink and a sandwich but the Rabbit still says, "I want a cup of coffee"

"Look,” says the waiter "we don’t serve coffee here. Now leave or I will nail your ears to the table!"

So the rabbit leaves, but he yet again sees two more friends and enters. But this time the rabbit says, "Do you have a hammer?"
"No" replies the bartender.
Do you have any nails?"

"Then I want a cup of coffee"

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