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Monday, 15 October 2018/ 05 Safar 1440H


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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

"...and fragrant flowers..." 55:12

COMMENTARY: The popular meaning of the word 'Raihaan' is fragrance or fragrant plant or sweet-scented plants.

Ibn Zaid has interpreted the word thus in the current verse. Allah has produced a variety of fragrances and sweet-smelling flowers on plants and trees. Sometimes the word 'Raihaan' is used in the sense of livelihood and sustenance. It is said in Arabic: 'Kharajtu Atluba Raihaan Allah (I came out looking for the sustenance provided by Allah.) Sayyidna Ibn Abbas RA interprets it in this strain.


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Sehri Ends 4:08am 3:50am 4:03am 4:32am
Fajr begins 4:13am 3:55am 4:08am 4:37am
Sunrise 5:32am 5:17am 5:35am 6:04am
Zawaal 11:54am 11:42am 12:04pm 12:32pm
Asr Shaafi 3:24pm 3:16pm 3:41pm 4:09pm
Asr Hanafi 4:26pm 4:17pm 4:41pm 5:09pm
Maghrib 6:18pm 6:09pm 6:32pm 7:03pm
Esha 7:34pm 7:29pm 7:54pm 8:11pm


One word, so heavy, so light
One word, so complete, so right
In good times and bad, through struggles that were had
A simple extension of faith, but how difficult it is to wait…
Through illness and health, poverty and wealth
When things fall apart, when life will depart
Remember that the Prophets of Allah had endured
Their families and friends too, In the name of their Lord
Remember the hardships that they each had to face
Remember their patience, remember their grace
Remember their acceptance, and gratitude and faith
Remember that they too, had to wait
Remember Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) when he knew his fate
Remember his trials, remember his tests
Remember he knew that after him would be unrest
Remember his path was also filled with pain
Allah SWT’s most Beloved, but tested the same
Remember that our Imaan withstood the hate
Remember the Sahaba’e Ikram, and the Ahlul bait
Remember their losses, remember their tears
And bow down and prostrate, Allah knows your fears
And it will come to you, like it came to those before
Sabr… One word, so heavy, so light…One word, so complete, so right

Faheema Imam Ally


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As at (12/10/2018)

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Mix Noodles Salad
1/2 cup elbow noodles - small
1/2 cup small shell
1/2 cup spinach screwy noodles
1/2 cup bows (noodles)

(boil together in water. Add slat and +- 2 Tbsp oil. Drain when done)

To cold noodles add:
1 large or 3 small carrots finely grated
1 English cucumber (diced)
1 1/2 cups whole kernel sweetcorn
3 baby marrows - thinly sliced
Salt to taste
2 tsp dry parsley
4 Tbsp vinegar (or more as per taste bud)
1/2 cup mayonnaise

Mix all ingredients and serve cold.

Cooked chicken cubs can be added but increase vinegar and mayonnaise.

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