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Thursday, 12 July 2018 / 28 Shawwal 1439H


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Surah Ar-Rahman (The All-Merciful)

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

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

"The sun and the moon are [bound] by a [fixed] calculation..." 55:5

COMMENTARY: Allah's Signs -
This verse draws attention to two of the celestial bodies from among the bounties of Allah. They are especially mentioned presumably because the entire system of this world depends on the movement of these bodies in their orbits in perfect succession, according to
precise calculation that is never delayed nor disturbed.

The word 'Husban' with Dhammah [=u] on the first letter is, according to some lexicologists, used in the sense of ‘Hisab', the infinitive, meaning 'to calculate', like 'ghufran' [to forgive], 'Subhan [to declare purity], 'Qur'an' [to recite or read]. Other lexicologists feel that 'Husban' is the plural of 'hisab'.

The meaning of the verse, according to the former lexicologists, would be: The two bodies, on which depends man's entire life, run on fixed courses. They are subject to certain laws and they perform regularly, punctually and unerringly their allocated tasks - alternation of night and day, change of seasons and determination of years and months. If we go by the latter lexicologists' interpretation that 'Husban' is the plural of 'Hisab', then it will refer to the fact that each of the sun and the moon has its own calculated orbits. The entire solar system is proceeding on the basis of different calcufations, and each one of them is so firm and accurate that no deviation has ever occurred, since millions of years, even for a second.


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Children, children and grand children.
Where do they come from and where do they go.
Where do I come from and where do I go.
We come from the one, besides whom there is none.
Many have come and many have gone.
Never say never, for only the river goes on forever.
Be like a river, in your imaginations.
Leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.

~ Zakariya Cassim Sema ~


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2 cups of rice- boiled until nearly done.

500g chicken breast- cooked with:
Crushed garlic, salt, pepper, red chilles, crushed jeera, 1 tin sweetcorn.
*2 onions cut into rings.
*2 coloured peppers cut into rings.
*2 potatoes cut into rounds.
*2 tomatoes cut into rounds.


1. Fry each of asterisk marked ingredients separately in oil.
2. Make a seasoning of salt, pepper, chillies, thyme, mint, crushed jeera.
3. Place meat at the bottom of a casserole dish.
4. Layer each vegetable over this and sprinkle seasoning over each layer.
5. Spread rice over, and pour 2 Tbsp of melted ghee over the top, cover and
steam palau in the oven for 30 – 45 minutes.

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When I reached the office this morning, I got a call from my wife... "what is the date today?"...
that got me thinking... I told her 13th October...

call disconnected...

I thought (rather FRIGHTENED)...

her birthday?... No
...mine?... No...
...anniversary?... no
...son's birthday?... no
in-laws' bday/anniversary?... no
gas booking?... done
utility payments... done


Why did she ask me about the date???

My lunch and afternoon-tea went by with these spinning questions...

I finally reached home, Junior was playing in the car park. I asked him: "What is the mood like in the kitchen? A Tornado or a Tsunami???"
Junior replied: "Everything is normal. Why?"
"Your mom asked me this morning: "What is the date today?"
My boy smiled at me and said: "I tore some sheets off from the calendar in the morning... and mom was confused".

Being a husband is a tough job.

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