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Wednesday, 24 October 2018/ 14 Safar 1440H


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23-10-2018 - Mayyit of: Salma Bismillah - VENUE: 31 Patel Street (residence of Ml Moosa)   - TIME: 10am - QABARSTAAN: Klerksdorp

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



This story is about a King who had a close friend that he grew up with. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) by remarking, "This is good, Allah Almighty knows best" One day the King and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The friend would load and prepare the guns for the King. The friend had apparently done something wrong in preparing one of the guns, for after taking the gun from his friend, the King fired it and his thumb was blown off. Examining the situation the friend remarked as usual, "This is good! Allah Almighty knows best." To which the King replied, "No, this is NOT good!" and ordered his soldiers to put his friend into jail.

About a year later, the King was hunting in an area that he should have known to stay clear of. Cannibals captured the King and took him to their village. They tied his hands, stacked some wood, set up a stake and bound him to the stake. As they came near to set fire to the wood, they noticed that the King was missing a thumb. Being superstitious, they never ate anyone who was less than whole. So after untying the King, they chased him out of the village.

When the King reached his Palace, he was reminded of the event that had taken his thumb and felt remorse for his treatment of his friend. He went immediately to the jail to speak with his friend. "You were right" the King said, "it was good that my thumb was blown off." And he proceeded to tell the friend all that had just happened. "I am very sorry for sending you to jail for so long. It was bad for me to do this." "No," his friend replied, "this is good... Allah Almighty knows best." "What do you mean, 'this is good'! How could it be good that I sent my friend to jail for a year?"

The King's friend replied: "Remember that the Almighty knows best and if I had NOT been in jail, I would have been with you on that hunting trip." "He knows what is before them and what is behind them: And to Allah go back all questions (for decision)" Qur'an: Surah Al Hajj 22:76)

Moral of the story: Do Not Judge Things or Events by its Immediate Outcome! Almighty, the Most High is the All-Knowledgeable, the All-Knower... He chooses to show us things... but sometimes... we are not shown the wisdom behind some of the things. When we are confronted by circumstances that are not very pleasing... we are quick to say: "This is not good..." but... is it really? We might not know the purpose behind it. It might turn to be a good thing... thus, when we are faced with any situation... do not be too quick to judge...

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Recite بِسْمِ اللَّهِ Bismillah before closing the doors of the house, before covering utensils with food in them, switch off or turn off fires, light etc. [Bukhari] If one cannot find anything with which to cover the utensil then one should place a stick across the top of the utensil. [Muslim]

Before getting into the bed, dust the bed Thrice with the corner of your clothes. [Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]

Do Miswaak before retiring to bed even if one has already made it for Isha prayer. [Kitabut Tahaarah and Sunnats]

To sleep in a state of Wudhu [Tabarani, Hakim, Abu Dawood]

To sleep on the Right, facing the Qibla with the right hand underneath the head like a pillow and with the knees slightly bent. [Bukhari]

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1-cup flour - 1-cup whole meal flour - 3 tsps baking powder - ½ tsp salt - 250gr unsweetened yogurt plain - 60grm butter - ¼ cup water - Milk to glaze.

Sift flours, baking powder and salt into a bowl - returning husk from the sieve to the flours in the bowl. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Add yoghurt to dry ingredients. Melt butter and add butter and water to the bowl, mix quickly to a soft dough with a knife. Transfer mixture to a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Roll or pat dough out to 3.5cm thickness. Using a 5cm scone cutter cut out rounds and place on an oven tray. Brush tops lightly with milk and bake at 220c for 20 minutes or until golden.

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A man goes to Africa on a safari. While there he comes upon an elephant in great pain, with a giant thorn in its foot. The man very carefully approaches the elephant, and gingerly removes the thorn from its foot. The elephant begins to walk away, then turns and stares at the man for a full minute, locking eyes with him. The elephant then continues on its way. "I wonder if I ever see that elephant again if it will remember me?" the man muses to himself.

A few years later, and the man is at a circus back in the States. He notices that one of the elephants keeps looking at him, almost like it KNOWS him. The man wonders, "Could this be that elephant I helped so long ago?" He decides to get a closer look. With the elephant still giving him the stare-down, the man moves in closer, getting right up in front of the elephant. They lock eyes. A knowing look seems to cross the elephant's face. It reaches down... picks the man up carefully with its trunk... lifts him high in the air... and THROWS HIM CRASHING TO THE GROUND AND NEARLY STOMPS HIM TO DEATH!

Turns out it wasn't THAT elephant.

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