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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 / 07 Ramadan 1439H


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Join the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in the upcoming Operation Winter Warm 2018, an initiative that supports relief efforts.

We are looking for volunteers who will join the Foundation on the 23rd and 24th June in Lenasia and Lenasia South for a door-to-door operation, in an appeal for donations of blankets, books, clothing and non-perishable food items.

Donations can also be dropped off at the Lenasia Cricket Stadium Glass House on the Operation Winter Warm days on 23rd and 24th June 2018.

To offer your assistance, call Busisiwe on 011 854 002 or send your details to busisiwe@kathradafoundation.org
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A saint was once walking on the bank of a river when he saw a scorpion moving hastily towards the water. Knowing that a scorpion cannot swim he was surprised and decided to watch what happened. In the meantime a tortoise emerged from the water and came close to the bank. The scorpion jumped onto the back of the tortoise and the tortoise began swimming. Very surprised he decided to follow the tortoise and scorpion. Finally, the tortoise reached the other end of the river and the scorpion jumped onto the bank. The scorpion then continued on its way. The saint continued to follow the scorpion.

A while later he saw a young man sleeping beneath a tree and the scorpion was headed in his direction. Thinking that the scorpion would sting the sleeping man he prepared himself to kill it just as it was about to sting the man. As he went forward he saw a snake quickly moving towards the man. He was more surprised than ever. When the snake was close to the man the scorpion ran straight to the snake and bit it. The snake began to toss and turn and died on the spot. The scorpion then returned from the direction it had come.

The saint explained: "I was amazed at this spectacle of fate and began to think. O Allah, Your servant was sleeping here. A snake was about to bite him and You sent a scorpion from such a distance to save him! I went close to the man and awakened him only to find the stench of liquor emanating from his mouth!

I said to him: 'O young man, you were asleep but Your Sustainer was protecting you all along.' When he rose to see the snake and he heard my story he began to cry, saying: 'O Allah, I was astray and did not fear You. O Helper of the helpless! O Listener of those who call out for help! O Remover of calamities! O Being who is seventy times more loving than a mother! I had broken Your commands but You did not turn away from me. You showered me with so many bounties to protect me.' The young man sincerely repented and changed his life."

Moral: What man regards as a coincidence is a carefully worked-out plan from Allah. Allah showers His mercy upon us every second of the day. Only He knows of the countless occasions on which He has saved us from a calamity, disease, accident or misfortune. In return the least we can do is to obey His commands.

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Esha 6:47pm 6:31pm 6:43pm 7:01pm


For those of us who have a busy schedule, this is probably one of the only times throughout the day and night that we have no disturbances. This is the time to share with Allah!

Now in Ramadhan it’s even easier to perform this optional prayer as we wake up during the last portion of the night for Sehri. Thus even if we rise 15- 20 minutes earlier than usual it will give us the perfect chance to perform Tahajud salaah and make dua before partaking of Sehri.

With regards to this prayer, Abu Umamah al-Bahili (radhiallahu anhu) reports that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasalam) said, “Hold fast to night prayer, for it was the way of the righteous before you, a way of drawing closer to your Lord, an expiation for wrong deeds, and a shield from sin.” (Tirmidhi)

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* Lenasia Residents Outraged After Yet Another Crash on Nirvana Drive - It’s understood the collision happened after a motor vehicle jumped the stop street on Hummingbird Avenue in Extension 1 and crashed into a taxi.

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(Makes 1 large pizza)

375 ml Snowflake self raising flour - 2 ml salt - 125 ml buttermilk - About 60 ml olive oil

30 ml cooking oil - 2 chicken breasts, cut strips - 1 large onion, cut rings - 2 cloves garlic, crushed - 15 ml chopped ginger - 1 green pepper, cut into strips - 45 ml peri-peri sauce - 125 ml grated mozzarella cheese - 15 ml chooped fresh herbs or 5 ml dried salt and freshly black pepper to taste.

Base: Sift flour and salt. Whisk buttermilk and oil and add to dry ingredients to make soft dough. Press dough into a greased 28 cm pizza pan.

Topping: Heat oil in a heavy based sauce pan. Add chicken strips and fry starting to brown. Ad onion garlic, ginger pepper and sauté` until soft. Add peri peri sauce and heat through. Layer all ingredients on pizza base.

Top with cheese, herbs and seasoning. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degree cel for about 25 minutes.

Serve immediately.

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A new manager spends a week at his new office with the manager he is replacing. On the last day the departing manager tells him, "I have left three numbered envelopes in the desk drawer. Open an envelope if you encounter a crisis you can't solve."

Three months down the track there is major drama, everything goes wrong - the usual stuff - and the manager feels very threatened by it all. He remembers the parting words of his predecessor and opens the first envelope. The message inside says "Blame your predecessor!" He does this and gets off the hook.

About half a year later, the company is experiencing a dip in sales, combined with serious product problems. The manager quickly opens the second envelope. The message read, "Reorganize!" This he does, and the company quickly rebounds.

Three months later, at his next crisis, he opens the third envelope. The message inside says "Prepare three envelopes".

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