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

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Tuesday 15 May 2018 / 28 Shabaan 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 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: Imam Qurtubi concludes that Surah Ar-Rahman was revealed in Makkah. Tirmidhi records from Sayyidna Jabir RA that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be Upon Him) recited this Surah before some people who remained silent. The Noble Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa SALLAM) said: "I recited this Surah to the Jinns, on the night of Jinn, and their receptive response was better than yours! Whenever I recited Allah's statement (So, (0 mankind and Jinn,) which of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?), They said: (None of your bounties do we deny, our Lord! All praise is due' to You").

The opening word of the first verse of the Surah is Ar-Rahmaan (The All-Merciful). One of the reasons for beginning the Surah with this name of Allah is presumably that the infidels of Makkah were unaware of this name of Allah. They used to say, "What is Ar-Rahmaan?" [as mentioned in 25:60]. This name has been selected here to let them know it.

The second reason could be to indicate that teaching the Qur'an, which has been mentioned in the next verse as Allah's act, was a sheer gift flowing from Allah's beneficence, and not because this or any other act is obligatory on Allah for which He could be held responsible, nor because He is in need of anyone.


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Alone I have come, alone shall I depart. I was born free as a bird. Not a worry I had nor a concern I lived my life carefree.

I have been through every river and stream, every gulley and corner. I climbed every tree in my village, I left no stone un-turned. I came spinning out of nothingness (Rumi). To nothingness my body shall return.

But now I have to conform to the norms of society. Where are those that I grew up with all around me. Alas they have joined the vast majority.

I have grown old, redundant and despised. One day an angel shall come and enter the city of your body and snatch you away. He comes with no weapons, your near and dear ones are left dismayed (Kabir). The swan has departed, the cage is left empty. Free as a bird .

Zakariya Cassim Sema

Al-Imdaad Foundation

* Algeria dismisses Morocco’s new claims of backing Polisario - Algeria has roundly rejected and denounced fresh claims by the Moroccan foreign minister that it played an “operational” role in alleged Iranian support for a pro-independence Western Sahara movement.

* Saudi Arabia deploys troops to Yemen’s Socotra after UAE’s military build- up -Saudi Arabia has deployed troops to Yemen’s Socotra amid anger over the UAE’s military build-up on the island as rivalry grows between the two allies.

* True denuclearization of Korean Peninsula takes away US deterrence against China: Analyst - A true denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is the last thing that US President Donald Trump will ask from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when the two leaders meet next month.

* Four children among six killed after car catches fire on N4 - A pregnant woman and three children were among six people killed after their car caught fire on the N4 towards Buffelspoort. 

* Farm worker allegedly forced to drink faeces to be represented by SAHRC in court - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is expected to represent a farm worker in the Springs Magistrate's Court who was allegedly forced to drink faeces.

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6 large potatoes, finely grated; 1 onion, finely grated; 2 eggs, lightly beaten; 3 tablespoons flour; 1 tsp salt; 1 tsp green masala; ¼ tsp pepper; 1 ¼ tsp baking powder; 6 tsp oil; 1 cup cheese – chopped herbs & spices of your choice

Combine all ingredients together. Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins, about two thirds full .Bake in pre heated oven of 180 degrees for about 45 minutes

Note: Add cheese, chopped herbs and spices of your choice for a change.


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