In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Most Merciful

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018/ 17 Thul Hijjah 1439 AH


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Surah Ar-Rahman (The All-Merciful)

This Surah is Madani, and it has 78 verses and 3 sections

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Most-Merciful

"And He raised the sky high, and has placed the scale..." 55:7

COMMENTARY: The verbs "Rafa'a" and "Wada'a" are antonyms: "Rafa'a" means 'to raise up' and "Wada'a" means 'to put down'. The verse first describes that Allah has raised the heavens. This could have its obvious or outer meaning referring to the physical height of the sky, and it could also have its metaphorical meaning, referring to the high status of the heaven: In relation to the earth, the heaven occupies a higher position. Normally, the earth is understood to be the opposite of the heaven. From this point of view, the heaven and the earth are treated as opposites and mentioned throughout the Noble Qur'an in that way. Having described the high position of the heaven, the Qur'an goes on to describe that Allah has set the balance.

Thus, the Qur'an is actually describing the heaven and the earth as opposites. In between the two, a third factor [that of placing the scale] is inserted for a sage reason. The wisdom in this seems to lie in the fact that the verses that follow lay stress on observing justice and fairness. They do not allow violation of rights and practice of injustice. Following the verses referring to 'raising the heaven' and 'placing the earth' are verses that describe the scale and enjoin the correct use of it. This implies that the ultimate purpose of creating the heaven and the earth was to establish justice, peace and harmony. Peace, safety, security and harmony cannot prevail on earth without establishing justice. Without justice, chaos, disorder, mischief and corruption will hold sway in the land. Allah, the Pure and the Most High, knows best!


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Sehri Ends 5:02am 4:50am 5:12am 5:40am
Fajr begins 5:07am 4:55am 5:17am 5:45am
Sunrise 6:24am 6:15am 6:40am 7:09am
Zawaal 12:09pm 11:57am 12:19pm 12:47pm
Asr Shaafi 3:27pm 3:12pm 3:30pm 3:59pm
Asr Hanafi 4:16pm 4:01pm 4:18pm 4:46pm
Maghrib 5:57pm 5:42pm 5:57pm 6:29pm
Esha 7:11pm 6:59pm 7:16pm 7:34pm


Tread through life like walking through a thorn-strewn path,
Constantly avoiding whatever could trigger the Creator's wrath.

Never stop building confidence, and striving for the best, however,
For any and every recommended and permissible endeavour.

Live and spend according to capabilities, happily and astutely,
For verily your Maker is infinitely beautiful, and loves for his subjects too, beauty.

The best of role-models often chose to possess and travel in the best of conveyances,
Why then, do we judge all those with expensive rides to always be annoyances.

Extremely important to strategize for the future and strike a balance though,
For as we conduct ourselves with our wealth, so too shall our integrity diminish or grow.

Verily the Sustainer and Provider does not regard appearances and wealth as a primary concern,
Rather, for the improvement of our relationship with him, how to refine and hearts, actions, and minds, we need to learn.

*Abdullah Ibn Abbas Panjwani*


* Rare Apple-1 Computer Expected to Fetch More than R 4.2 Million at Auction -Another rare original Apple Apple-1 computer is expected to fetch about $300,000 (R 4.2 million) at an auction.

* City of Joburg Working on Restoring Services After Eikenhof Explosion - The MMC for Environment and infrastructure in Johannesburg says City Power officials have managed to save one of the three transformers at Eikenhof Power station.


* Gold: $1 197.70 /ounce
* Platinum: $806.10 /ounce
* Silver: R7.04 /g
* Oil: $ 76.47 /barrel
* $: R14.23
* €: R16.61
* £: R18.32
* Saudi Riyal: R3.78
* Mahr Fatimi: R10,777.54 (1530.90 grams of Silver)
* Minimum Mahr: R215.50 (30.618 grams of Silver)
* Zakaah Nisaab: R4311.01 (612.36 grams of Silver)
* Krugerrand: R17 886.85
* 24 carat gold: R550.82 /g
* 22 carat gold: R505.86 /g
* 18 carat gold: R413.79 /g
* 14 carat gold: R322.13 /g
* 09 carat gold: R208.39 /g

As at (27/08/2018)

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100g Pecan nuts – chopped - 80ml light brown sugar - 7ml cinnamon powder - 50g melted butter - Combine all the ingredients and mix well.

500ml Flour - 10ml Baking powder - 2.5ml bicarbonate of soda - 80ml castor sugar - 250ml buttermilk - 60g butter melted - 60ml honey - 1 egg - Extra honey.

Place flour, baking powder, bicarb and castor sugar in a bowl. Combine the butter milk, melted butter, honey and egg in a separate bowl and mix well. Add to the dry ingredients and mix taking care not to over mix. Fill greased muffin pans 1/3rd of the way up with the batter. Sprinkle with a little of the filling mixture, cover with the remaining batter and top with remaining filling. Bake at 200c for 20 mins until golden brown, remove from oven and drizzle honey over each muffin.

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