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Monday, 22 May 2017/ 25 Sha'ban 1438H


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Malek ibn Dinar al-Sami was the son of a Persian slave from Sejestan (or Kabul) and became a disciple of Hasan of Basra. He is mentioned as a reliable traditionist, transmitting from such early authorities as Anas ibn Malek and Ibn Sirin. A noted early calligrapher of the Quran, he died c. 130 (748).

How Malek-e Dinar came to be so named, and the story of his repentance - When Malek was born his father was a slave; yet though he was a slave’s son, he was free from bondage to both worlds. read more

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1 kg mutton - 2 onions sliced - 5 Tbsp ghee or oil - Spices (tuj, lavang, elachi powder) - 3 Tbsp ginger/garlic masala - Pinch of arad - 1 tsp dry dhana - Salt to taste - 1 small plain yogurt - 1 tin coconut milk - 1 tin tomatoes - ½ cup cashew nuts or almonds (chopped).

Make a vagaar with the ghee, onions and nuts until onions are oink in colour then remove from heat.

Marinate mutton with the yogurt for a while. Liquidize the vagaar with the coconut milk and tomatoes until fine. In a pot, braise the spices and when the aroma arises add the mutton and liquidized mixture and allow to boil till meat is well done and sauce is thick. Garninsh with green dhannia.


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