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Monday, 28 January 2019 / 21 Jumadal Ula 1440 AH


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Kamal went with his family to a beach in a holiday resort. There was an aquarium in front of a small store with some interesting sea-creatures in it. Kamal went up to the aquarium and saw a seahorse swimming around slowly inside.

"You're so small," said Kamal. "I thought seahorses were bigger."
"Yes," answered the seahorse. "Those who see us in books and on television think we are much bigger than we are which is actually between 2 and 12 inches (4 and 30 cm) long."

Kamal looked closer: "Your eyes can move in every direction, can't they? And so you can know what's going on all around you."

"You're right," the seahorse agreed. "Allah created our heads at right angles to our bodies. No other sea creatures have this characteristic. For that reason, we swim with our bodies in a vertical position and we can only move our heads up or down. Actually, if other creatures had this characteristic, they would have a problem moving their heads to the left and right and would not be able to protect themselves from all sorts of dangers. But we do not have this problem because of the special design of our bodies. Almighty Allah has created our eyes independent of each other and able to move freely in every direction, and as they turn they can see easily all around. So, even if we don't turn our heads from side to side, we can see all around us. With all the huge variety of designs and amazing qualities He has created in living things, Allah shows us His endless artistry and infinite knowledge."

Kamal thought of another question he would like to ask: "There's something I'm curious about: you don't have wings or a tail, so how do you go up and down in the water?"

The seahorse replied: "We have a special system for swimming. We have swimming sacs with a kind of gas inside them. By making the necessary changes in the amount of that gas, we can go up and down in the water. If this air sac were damaged, we would sink to the bottom of the sea, though. To put it another way, if there were any change in the amount of gas in our swimming sac, we would die. Our Lord has created this amount very carefully."

"What a wonderful design!" breathed Kamal.
"As you see, my little friend," the seahorse went on, "Allah has created seahorses and every other creature in the universe with all their perfect qualities. We seahorses are just one of the many kinds of creatures under the sea, and our design is an example of Allah's unlimited power and endless knowledge."

When his conversation with the seahorse came to an end, Kamal went back to his mother. The marvellous design in this tiny animal had made Kamal wonder even more about Allah's creative artistry.

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To place both the knees on the ground first.
Thereafter, to place both the hands on the ground.

(Shami‐Vol.1 and Tahtaawee‐ pg.145)

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2 Cups Cooked Rice - 1 Cup Grated Carrots - 1 Large Chopped Onion - 1 Red Pepper Chopped - 3 Green Chillies Chopped - 1 Cup Chopped Cabbage - 2 Tbls Grated Ginger - 1 Tbls Garlic - Soya Light to taste - 1 Tsp Sesame Oil - 2 Tbls Peanut Oil (optional).

Keep the above ready before you start cooking. 1 Cup Cubed Chicken / Lamb / Shrimps / Headless prawns. 1 Egg. Heat the wok with 2 tbls of oil. Stir fry onion, ginger & garlic. Add the chicken or your choice of meat. Lastly add the vegetables & stir. Add soya, sugar, sesame oil & cooked rice. Cover wok with loose lid to settle flavour. Before you serve this dish …Beat egg and make an omelette. Remove from heat, cut into small strips and mix into the rice dish.

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A friend of mine was a philosophy major during his first semester in college. One day in a seminar class, they spent a great deal of time debating whether the glass was half full or half empty. After the class, my friend was feeling pretty good about himself and what he was learning at university, so when he went home, he tried to continue the discussion with his family.

With maximum drama, he took a 12-ounce glass from the cupboard and poured in 6 ounces of water. Then took it into the dining room and placed it in the middle of the table. He proudly asked his family, "Can anyone tell me whether this glass is half full or half empty."

Without missing a beat, his grandmother replied, "Depends if you're drinking or pouring."

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