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Wednesday, 27 September 2017/ 06 Muharram 1439H


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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 s e m e n you drop (in the wombs): [58]
Is it you who create it, or are We the Creator? [59]

COMMENTARY: Neither of the parents [especially the mother in whose womb all this is taking place] knows whether the child is a boy or a girl, until it is born.

The question is: Who creates the child in the womb of the mother, creation after creation, within three darknesses [ie the darkness of belly, the darkness of womb and the darkness of amniotic membrane]? Who made it beautiful, gave it the power of hearing and sight? Who bestowed on it the faculty of thinking and comprehension? Only a mentally blind person will fail to exclaim: "Blessed is Allah, the Best of Creators!"


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Sehri Ends 4:30am 4:15am 4:32am 5:00am
Fajr begins 4:35am 4:20am 4:37am 5:05am
Sunrise 5:52am 5:40am 6:01am 6:29am
Zawaal 11:59am 11:47am 12:09pm 12:37pm
Asr Shaafi 3:27pm 3:16pm 3:38pm 4:07pm
Asr Hanafi 4:23pm 4:11pm 4:33pm 5:01pm
Maghrib 6:09pm 5:58pm 6:17pm 6:48pm
Esha 7:23pm 7:15pm 7:36pm 7:54pm

O Allah, I appreciate your provision despite my sins...
For I have seen children search in bins...

~ @poetrypencil ~


* Iraq starts major military drills with Turkey along common border - Iraqi army has commenced major military drills with Turkish military along the common border after a highly controversial referendum on independence was held in the Arab country’s Kurdish region in open defiance of the central government in Baghdad.  

* All options on the table for leadership - North Korea's foreign minister says President Donald Trump had declared war on his country and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down US bombers even if they are not in its airspace.

* Devastation in Puerto Rico, and little help in sight - Hurricane Maria whipped Puerto Rico with Irma-level winds, drenched the island with Harvey-level flooding, crippled communications, decimated buildings and damaged a dam that puts downstream residents at risk of catastrophe.

* Mashaba: Task team to investigate Lenasia eviction deaths - The City of Johannesburg will establish an independent task team to investigate the allegations of political interference during recent evictions in Unaville, Lenasia, where two people died. 

* Grim weekend death toll on KZN roads - More than 20 people, including a 10-month-old baby, were killed in 14 road crashes since the start of the long weekend. 

* Gold: $1,294.80 /ounce
* Platinum: $ 944.90 /ounce
* Silver: R7.56 /g
* Oil: $ 56.41 /barrel
* $: R13.32
* €: R15.77
* £: R17.91
* Saudi Riyal: R3.55
* Mahr Fatimi: R11 573.60 (1530.90 grams of Silver)
* Minimum Mahr: R231.47 (30.618 grams of Silver)
* Zakaah Nisaab: R4629.44 (612.36 grams of Silver)
* Krugerrand: R17,952.72
* 24 carat gold: R550.67 /g
* 22 carat gold: R505.75 /g
* 18 carat gold: R413.68 /g
* 14 carat gold: R322.04 /g
* 09 carat gold: R208.39 /g

As at (26/09/2017)

Africa Muslims Agency


30ml cooking oil
2 onions, thinly sliced
600g mutton or lamb, cubed
5 whole cloves
5 whole allspice
5ml salt (or to taste)
10ml crushed, dried red chilies
2, 5 ml grated nutmeg
10ml sugar
500 ml frozen mixed vegetables
150ml water

Heat oil in large saucepan and braise onions until golden, 5-10 minutes. Add well - washed and drained meat, cover and braise slowly for approximately 30 minutes or until meat is fairly tender. Add cloves, allspice, salt, chillies and nutmeg and cook, uncovered, over high heat for about 10 minutes or until meat has browned well, adding sugar to help the browning. Add frozen mixed vegetables and water and cook, covered, over moderate heat for about 15 minutes. Serve on a bed of white rice.

Soak 125 ml sago in 250ml water for 15 minutes. Add to stew after adding frozen vegetables and cook, covered, over low heat until sago is transparent, about 15 minutes. Serve with Mashed potatoes.

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Why do we say that someone who is fired gets the sack?

The ancient Romans didn't believe in mollycoddling convicted felons. Rehabilitation wasn't their style. Those convicted of parricide or other heinous murders were tied in a sack and dumped into the Tiber River, instantly solving any potential recidivism problem. The practice spread throughout many other European countries, and, as late as the nineteenth century, murderers in Turkey were tossed into the Bosporus in a sack. To get the sack, then, probably was used figuratively as a threat of any sort of punishment, such as losing one's job.

Another theory to explain how 'get the sack' was recorded — as early as 1611 in France — is that it referred to craftsmen of the Middle Ages. Artisans carried their tools in sacks; while they worked, they handed the sacks to their employers. When a craftsman got the sack, it meant that his services no longer were required. He was left, literally, holding the bag.

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