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Monday, 18 September 2017 / 27 Thul Hijjah 1438 AH


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Surah Al-Waqiah 56: - (The Imminent Event)

With the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Most-Merciful

We have created you; then why do you not appreciate it as true? [57]
So, tell Me about the semen you drop (in the wombs): [58]
Is it you who create it, or are We the Creator? [59]

COMMENTARY: With Verse 57 begins a series of arguments in support of Allah's Oneness and His power to raise the dead. The first argument in the current verse is taken from the very subtle and wonderful phenomenon of man's birth, starting with a drop of semen and developing into a fully-fledged human being - the crown of all creation. Humans stop at thinking that male-female cohabitation in the process of their creation is the ultimate or real cause. Therefore, the Qur'an poses the question in verse [58]: "tell Me about the semen you drop in the wombs: Is it you who create it, or are We the Creator?"

In other words, a male plays a very insignificant biological role in the birth of a child in that he delivers a drop of microscopic semen in the womb of a female to combine with the microscopic ovum. Once this is done, it goes through several stages of growth and development without anyone, besides Allah, knowing what is happening. Eventually it forms into a foetus with a bone-structure. The skeleton is then clothed with flesh and skin. The soul is infused into it and the little universe [microcosm] comes into being with various systems: The nutritive and digestive system, the blood and the circulatory system, a system of human senses [sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste] and communication and the ability to think and understand. Man thus becomes a moving factory, and in none of these biological processes he has any say.


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Why do we have this strength??
The Almighty has given it to us…..
To handle anything and everything
To carry babies in our bodies
To give birth through excruciating circumstances
To become mothers and give up our lives for the sake of our children

Then it is all about our children’s needs and wants
We love them
We raise them
We keep them safe from harm
We protect them any and all kinds of danger
We try and hold onto them forever…..

They get older
They go to school
They become teenagers
Then they become adults
Yet we as mothers still treat them as our “babies”
We cannot let them go

What do we really want for them?
Always the best
Never to feel pain
To not be hurt in any way
To be educated
To be successful
To be happy
To have peace
To love and be loved

We try our best to hold them close
To have them near
That is not always possible
They want to grow
They want to live their lives
There are no guarantees in life
And nothing is certain
All we can do is try our best

Written by: Firoza Hanslow


* Turkey feels ‘betrayed’ by anti-accession EU leaders - A Turkish official says his country feels betrayed by those European Union (EU) leaders who have called for an end to accession talks with Ankara, stressing, however, that Turkey will not be deterred from joining the bloc.

* Venezuela stops using US dollars in oil trade - Venezuela has reportedly stopped using US dollars in its oil trade activities in a move which could be meant to keep the country immune to Washington’s economic penalties. 

* Deadly ISIL attacks hit southern Iraq's Thi Qar - At least 60 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in two gun-and-car bomb attacks near the city of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq.

* Pressure mounts on Zuma to step down after 'irrational' admission - Pressure is mounting on President Jacob Zuma to step down following his own latest admission that the decision of the National Prosecuting Authority to drop 783 criminal charges against him “was irrational”.

* Madonsela and Mkhwebane came to opposite conclusions using same report on Absa - Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found it would be unlawful to expect Absa to pay back the government money that was used to bail out Bankorp‚ but current public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane released the same report with the opposite findings.

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As at (15/09/2017)
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2 cups chicken fillet – cut into cubes
2 tsp fine salt or to taste
1 level tsp red ginger garlic masala
2 tblsp oil
3 medium potatoes cubed and boiled
2 dessertspoons crushed green chillies or to taste
1 level dessertspoon fresh crushed garlic
1 dessertspoon fine dhania
1 tsp fine jeero
2 dessertspoons mayonnaise
½ cup parsley and spring onions chopped
Pinch of nutmeg
Lemon juice

To chicken add salt, red masala and oil. Allow to simmer on medium heat until all the water has evaporated, but chicken is moist. Add potatoes and the rest of the ingredients and braise. Allow chicken to cool before adding parsley, spring onions and nutmeg. VARIATION Add 1 cup mix vegetables, add ½ cup corn – boil vegetables for 10 minutes before adding to chicken.

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