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Monday 07 May 2018 / 20 Shabaan 1439H


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Surah Ar-Rahman (The All-Merciful)

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

The Rahman (The All-Merciful) [1]
has taught the Qur'an. [2]
He has created man. [3]
He has taught him (how) to express himself. [4]

COMMENTARY: Surah Ar-Rahman, on the other hand, mainly describes the boons and bounties of Allah, of this world as well as of the Hereafter. Thus when a particular bounty of Allah is described, the verse "fa-bi-ayyi' ala'i Rabbikuma tukadhdhiban" (So, which of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?) is used deliberately as a refrain in order to awaken the people and urge them to give thanks to Allah for His favours.

This verse is repeated thirty-one times in the Surah. According to the rules of stylish usage, repetition of an expression serves the deliberate purpose of 'emphasis'. Especially, the repetition in these two Surahs of the Qur'an is repetition only in apparent form. In reality, the repeated sentence is each time related to a new subject, and having its own significance, cannot be taken as redundant.


  Johannesburg Durban Port Elizabeth Cape Town
Sehri Ends 5:11am 5:02am 5:25am 5:55am
Fajr begins 5:16am 5:07am 5:30am 6:00am
Sunrise 6:35am 6:28am 6:53am 7:25am
Zawaal 12:04pm 11:53am 12:15pm 12:43pm
Asr Shaafi 3:12pm 2:55pm 3:13pm 3:39pm
Asr Hanafi 3:58pm 3:40pm 3:57pm 4:22pm
Maghrib 5:37pm 5:20pm 5:35pm 6:03pm
Esha 6:55pm 6:38pm 6:55pm 7:11pm


To whom can I turn for this devastating addiction,
How can I escape, what can I do, where, oh where, from it, can I run.

I know it's wrong, I try so hard, to battle the temptation,
But I keep succumbing, the evil seemingly too difficult to shun.

The regret is so overpowering, but only after the action is done,
Immediately after, the guilt weighs upon my conscience like a ton.

Stumbling around this dark tunnel in no particular direction,
Thinking that the only way out is through the rope, pills, the knife, or the gun...

*But wait, what's this I see in the distance, a glimmer of light.*

Is there really still hope for me?
Am I still in this with a fight?

Could this be the way out that I see?
A path to salvation from this dreadful plight?

There's only one way to find out if this is a reality,
Freedom from this darkness, like a starless night.

On my hands and knees, I start crawling towards the escape, unsteadily and slowly,
Closer and closer I get, sharper becomes my hearing, clearer becomes my sight.

On my feet now, running the last few steps with my last reserve of energy,
Heart pumping faster than ever, muscles cramping, chest getting tight.

I hear the birds chirping now, feel the cool air, one step away from being free.

*And now...*

Finally out of the miserable abyss,
Away from all that grief, distanced from all that fright.

_Never lose hope, no matter what wrong addiction it may be,
Strive for safe opportunities out of it, from the heights of a mountain, to the depths of a sea,
Take a moment, listen to your heart, hear it's desperate plea,
And with a calm, deep, breath, by running, or even just crawling, begin to flee!_

(Abdullah Panjwani)


* US warns China of 'consequences' for 'militarization' of South China Sea - The White House has warned of "consequences" for what it called militarization of the South China Sea, following reports that Beijing had installed missiles on three outposts in the hotly contested region.

* UAE forces land in Socotra amid rift with Saudi-led forces - Residents and authorities on Yemen’s Socotra island say the UAE is boosting its military presence in the world heritage site as divisions widen among a Saudi-led war "coalition".

* Israel declares Gaza protests 'state of war': Paper - Israel says protests near the Gaza fence amount to an act of war, and thus it is right to respond fatally to the demonstrations in which 45 Palestinians have been killed in recent weeks.

* Taxify driver brutally killed - Two bullet wounds, brutal assault and a burnt car ditched in an open veld. This was the gruesome manner in which Taxify driver Moipolai “Heavy” Sekati was found after he went missing while working on Wednesday night.

* 4 dead, 6 miners trapped underground at Sibanye Mine - Four of the seven mine workers that were trapped after an earthquake hit the Masakhane gold mine west of Johannesburg, were confirmed dead, the Sibanye-Stillwater mine.


* Gold: $1 315.05 /ounce
* Platinum: $ 901.43 /ounce
* Silver: R6.99 /g
* Oil: $ 73.64 /barrel
* $: R12.61
* €: R15.11
* £: R17.12
* Saudi Riyal: R3.37
* Mahr Fatimi: R10 746.92 (1530.90 grams of Silver)
* Minimum Mahr: R214.93 (30.618 grams of Silver)
* Zakaah Nisaab: R4298.76 (612.36 grams of Silver)
* Krugerrand: R17 442.02
* 24 carat gold: R535.03 /g
* 22 carat gold: R491.38 /g
* 18 carat gold: R401.95 /g
* 14 carat gold: R312.92 /g
* 09 carat gold: R202.47 /g

As at (04/05/2018)

Africa Muslims Agency

Malva pudding recipe


½ cup castor sugar
2 tblsp butter
1 egg
2 tbslp apricot jam
1 ½ cups flour
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
1 cup milk
½ cup Ultra Mel Custard

Cream castor sugar, butter and egg well. Add in the apricot jam and mix well.Then add in the flour, salt and milk. Mix the vinegar and bicarb together and add to above mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased oven proof dish and bake for 30 to 40 minutes on 180c. Melt the ngredients for the sauce and pour over the pudding as soon as it comes out of the oven.

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