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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 / 06 Ramadaan 1436 AH  


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



Although the Shayateen may be chained up, the habits left with us from the previous 11 months of the year do not go away so easily! We need to exert much effort to refrain from such habitual sins in this month in order to benefit fully.

Imam Ghazaali (rahmatullah alaihi) mentions in Ihyaa Uloom-id-Deen that fasting is of three categories:

  1. The fasting of the layman - To abstain from eating, drinking and cohabitation.
  2. The fasting of those who desire to attain Allah’s closeness - In addition to abstaining from the above three acts, to control the organs and senses from forbidden lust and desire.
  3. The fasting of those who have achieved the highest degree of proximity to Allah - To abstain from everything besides Allah and devote ones attention towards Allah alone. To strengthen ones spiritual connection with Allah.

Let us strive to surpass the first category of people who only refrain from eating & drinking etc by making an intention to leave all sin and vice. Only then can we hope to become closer to Allah. For many a times during the blessed month, because our bodies are engaged in fasting and our mouths are full of thirst we feel as though we are doing great deeds. However, little do we realise that we are actually wasting away many of these good deeds due to the detrimental effects of our sins.

In fact, all this was actually prophesised hundreds of years ago as we were warned by Nabi (salallahu alaihi wasalam): “Many of those who fast, obtain nothing through such fasting except hunger and many of those who perform salaah during the night obtain nothing by it, except the discomfort of staying awake.” (Ibn Majah)

May Allah save us from being amongst such people. Ameen

It is a well known fact that while committing good deeds, if a person also commits sins, he/she washes away the effects of the good deeds. This is because the nur (light) of the good deeds are being polluted by the evil...this is exactly why although many of us engage ourselves in fasting and worship during the month, soon after Ramadhan we seem to return to our old ways. It is because the nur of our hearts was not allowed to prevail due to our persistent sinning.


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If a small amount of vomit comes out but it returned down the throat on its own. The fast will not break. However, if the person swallows it intentionally, the fast will break.


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Lemon garlic chicken recipe

Delightful chicken with garlic cloves, vinegar and pepper garnished with lemon, and basil.


  • 4 chicken Breast Halves (skinless and boneless)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 2 tblsp Lemone Juice
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper according to taste
  • 2 tblsp Margarine or Butter
  • ½ tsp Lemon Zest (grated)

Drizzle chicken with salt, paprika and pepper. In a skillet melt butter or margarine over medium-high heat. Combine chicken to skillet when pan becomes hot. Fry chicken on each side till it is slightly browned: it takes about 2-3minutes. Place the chicken on a baking sheet. Sprinkle half of the lemon juice over the chicken. Bake it in a preheated oven to 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Mix garlic to the hot pan and fry till it appears brown in color; it will take about 1 to 2 minutes. Combine lemon zest to the pan after 2 minutes. Reduce by half, then cover it and set aside. Combine lemon juice over the chicken once again. Pour the remaining lemon juice over the chicken once again. Bake for another 5 minutes. Take it out. Place chicken over dish of rice. Spoon the sauce on it. Garnish with some lemon-twists, sage or basil.

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The Bridge

A friend and I were driving to the mall when we came to a
bridge under construction. The road narrowed to one lane,
with a red light at either end. We stopped at the red light
at on our side and when it turned green, we started up
again. Halfway through we met another car coming towards us.

The driver leaned out his window and shouted, "I don't back
up for idiots!"

Putting his car into reverse, my friend called back, "No
problem; I do."

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