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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 / 13 Rabi ul Awwal 1440 AH


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May Allah (SWT) grant us and all the Marhoomeen Forgiveness and Jannatul Firdaus (Aameen)



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

"From both of them come forth the pearl and the coral..." 55:22

COMMENTARY: The meaning of 'Lu Lu' is quite well-known, that is, 'pearl'. The word 'marjaan' too is one of the 'precious jewels or gems'. It is a hard substance formed from coral which has branches like trees. Both these precious jewels or gems are produced in the waters. It is generally understood that pearls and corals are both hunted or fished for in the salty waters, not in the fresh waters, whereas the verse states that they are fished for in both kinds of waters. It is possible to reconcile the verse with the general understanding: Pearls as well as corals originate in sweet waters where it is not easy to hunt for or from which to fish out the gems or jewels. The sweet waters flow into the salty waters where the substances are carried and deposited. The pearls and corals are brought out from there. Therefore, the source of the pearls and corals is said to be the salty seas.


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Sehri Ends 3:37am 3:13am 3:19am 3:48am
Fajr begins 3:42am 3:18am 3:24am 3:53am
Sunrise 5:09am 4:50am 5:02am 5:31am
Zawaal 11:54am 11:42am 12:04pm 12:32pm
Asr Shaafi 3:22pm 3:18pm 3:48pm 4:16pm
Asr Hanafi 4:37pm 4:31pm 4:59pm 5:28pm
Maghrib 6:42pm 6:37pm 7:04pm 7:36pm
Esha 8:05pm 8:06pm 8:37pm 8:52pm

Second after second, nay moment after moment,
Battling sensations more powerful than torment.

Immeasurable intensity and incomparable inconsistency just a part of our day-to-day lives,
Frustration, helplessness, and dependency constantly scarring us like scalding knives.

*But still we rise, still we smile, still we try our best to portray flair and style.
Still we fight, from day to night, anywhere and everywhere, trying our best to shine bright.*

Comparing our pain to that of others, trust me, if only you knew,
What we're going through every waking second of our lives would turn even Hercules blue.

Right up there on the pain scale with some of the highest imaginable pains,
Flares and catalysts triggered through even just loud noises and rains.

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~ As Composed And Expressed By Abdullah Panjwani ~


* Gold: $1 222.25 /ounce
* Platinum: $842.92 /ounce
* Silver: R6.79 /g
* Oil: $58.22 /barrel
* $: R14.10
* €: R15.98
* £: R18.00
* Saudi Riyal: R3.73
* Mahr Fatimi: R10.394.67 (1530.90 grams of Silver)
* Minimum Mahr: R207.89 (30.618 grams of Silver)
* Zakaah Nisaab: R4157.92 (612.36 grams of Silver)
* Krugerrand: R18 097.91
* 24 carat gold: R555.09 /g
* 22 carat gold: R509.68 /g
* 18 carat gold: R417.00 /g
* 14 carat gold: R324.63 /g
* 09 carat gold: R209.97 /g

As at (19/11/2018)

Al-Imdaad Foundation



  • 5 baby chickens keep aside
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup dhana jeero mix
  • ½ - 1 cup ginger masala (red)
  • 1 tblsp garlic
  • 1 tblsp coarse red chillies
  • 1 ½ tsp arad (haldi)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 grated tomatoes
  • 2 tab mustard
  • ¼ cup tomato puree
  • whole jeeroo
  • cinnamon sticks
  • whole black pepper
  • cloves
  • 1 tsp fine elachi
  • 1 tblsp till (sesame seeds)
  • green chillies
  • 1 tblsp saffron powder fine
  • 1 hand full fried onions
  • +/- ½ cup ghee
  • +/- ¼ cup oil


  • Mix all the above ingredients besides the fried onions and ghee.
  • Take half the masala add the ghee to it and cook in a pot for 5-10 minutes
  • Take the baby chickens rub on the raw masala.
  • Then add rest of the cooked masala to the chickens. Place in pot.
  • Cook until done. Add extra ghee if needed.
  • Serve with seasoned baby potatoes. Decorate with vegetables, fat chips, etc.

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For all of you with teenagers or who had teenagers, you may want to know why they really have a lot in common with cats:

  1. Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by name.

  2. You rarely see a cat walking outside of the house with an adult human being, and it can be safely said that no teenager in his or her right mind wants to be seen in public with his or her parents.

  3. Cats and teenagers can lie on the living-room sofa for hours on end without moving, barely breathing.

  4. Cats have nine lives. Teenagers carry on as if they also do.

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