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Thursday, 17 November 2016 / 16 Safar 1438AH


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Born in 838 AD of very poor parents in Tabaristan near the Caspian Sea. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. In his childhood, he studied the Persian language and literature, and Persia 's history, and then left for Iraq to study the Arabic language and literature, philosophy, logic and geology in Baghdad, at that time the centre of learning of the world.

While studying in Baghdad, he developed a great attraction for the Qur'an, Tafsir and Hadith literature. Later he went to Makka to specialise in the study of Qur'an and hadith, while associating himself with the great ‘Ulama' of the time who were living in Makka. Then he visited Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Persia, etc. to widen his knowledge even further by seeking the company of Muslim scholars in those countries. During this long period he faced serious economic hardship and had to spend days and weeks at a time in a state of semi-starvation.

In later life he settled down in Baghdad and wrote his world-famous history and his Qur'an tafsir. He was a follower of Imam Abu Hanifa, and in his personal life, he was a very modest, religious and a self-respecting person. In those days, the Muslim writers dedicated their lives and everything they had to write books and histories of Islam. Their dedication and sacrifice knew no bounds. At-Tabari was the doyen of all these dedicated writers. The extent of his dedication and desire to pass on his knowledge can be guaged from the fact that he wrote a minimum of forty pages every day continuously for forty years.

He wrote down this famous history analyzing the events of the world through the ages. He based his narration by taking the Hijri era as the turning point in human history. Starting from the pre-historic era, he narrated world events one after another in different ages and centuries until 302 AH (his age), that is, 915 AD. From each event he made an observation which he thought was fitting to that age. He wrote history to enable his readers to derive lessons from history.

At-Tabari is famous among the Muslims for his great tafsir entitled Jami'fi Tafsir al-Qur'an, and it is available in thirty volumes in the libraries of the Muslim world. At-Tabari has used hadiths to the maximum extent in explaining the Qur'an. It is for this reason that his tafsir is so popular. This tafsir has given him an assured place as a great scholar and thinker of Islam.


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Awakened by darkness... veiled from the shining light.
Passing nights sleepless... purposeless in daylight.

In and out of chaos. Here and there, but neither there nor here.
Staring out into the cosmos. Without thought, without reflection, without fear.

Then... in remembering Him, the veils are lifted. A flame within Lighting my soul dim then bright!
Praise be to He who belongs All Might. Praise be to He, the Possessor of Light.

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350g chicken breasts – cut into strips
1 onion halved and sliced
1 small green pepper thinly sliced
½ a punnet mushrooms – sliced
2 tablespoons oil
125ml milk or cream
1 tsp maizena to thicken
salt & pepper to taste
some garlic to taste
lemon juice


Fry onions in oil until glassy, Add green peppers, garlic, mushrooms and cook for 8 minutes and season. Add cream or milk and maizena – mix well. Turn heat on low and add chicken, cook until done. Serve with rice.

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An Elderly couple were celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood neighbours and had moved back to their old neighbourhood after they retired.

Holding hands they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they shared. On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armoured car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up, but not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money--fifty-thousand dollars.

Andy said, "We've got to give it back." Sally said, "Finders keepers." She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic. The next day, two FBI men were canvassing the neighbourhood looking for the money, and knocked on the door.

"Pardon me, but did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armoured car yesterday?" Sally said, "No." Andy said, "She's lying. She hid it up in the attic." Sally said, "Don't believe him, he's getting senile." The agents turn to Andy and began to question him.

One says: "Tell us the story from the beginning." Andy said, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday . . .”

The first FBI guy turns to his partner and says, "We are out of here."

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