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Thursday, 30 April, 2020 / 06 Ramadan 1441 AH


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Imam al-Ghazzali RA

A renowned scholar who preached, wrote and spread only those things that he practiced. This immortal genius and thinker was born in 1058 in Tus in the province of Khurasan. His real name was Abu Hamid ibn Muhammad an-Nishapuri. “Ghazzali” was a title taken probably from his birth­place, Ghazala, or from his father's trade, Ghazzal,  meaning wool merchant. His father was a very religious Sufi who used to find special pleasure in associating with Sufis and dervishes.

He started his career with a great Sufi who gave him lessons in the Qur'an, Hadith and Sufism. He then studied the Shari'a for some time with Shaykh Ahmad at-Tusi and then he went to Jurjan to become a disciple of Imam Abu Nasr of Jurjan.

He devoted himself to studying Sufism and in 1078 was admitted into the famous Nizamiyya Madrasa of ishapur. He became a disciple of the principal of the Madrasa, Shaykh Abu'l-Ma'ali; the Imam of the Haramayn. Under his leadership, he learned religion, philosophy, jurisprudence and natural law. His profound learning and unusual genius struck everyone. read more




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FASTING (The 1st couple days)

Battery Save Mode: As your body goes into “battery save mode,” your basal metabolic rate, or BMR, becomes more efficient and uses less energy. This power saving process includes lowering your heart rate and blood pressure. At this stage, you may feel drained. However, if you stick it out for a little longer, some of that lost energy will return.

* Basic Education Department Sets 6 May as Tentative Return Date for Schools - The Basic Education Department has announced a tentative date for the gradual reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa.

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* Oil: $23.17 /barrel
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* €: R20.17
* £: R23.17
* Saudi Riyal: R4.95
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* 18 carat gold: R762.65 /g
* 14 carat gold: R593.17 /g
* 09 carat gold: R381.32 /g

Hanafi: Fidya & Fitra R22.00

Shafi'i/ Hanbali/ Maliki:
Fidya R7.00
Fitra R28.00

As at (29/04/2020)


Potato bake recipe


6-7 potatoes peeled and thickly sliced; boil potatoes in salted water until half done.
250 ml fresh cream
250 ml sour cream or creme fraiche
1 pkt Knorr white onion soup
1 tin creamstyle sweetcorn
1/4 cup melted butter or ghee
About 1 tblsp crushed green chillies
Salt n pepper to taste (remember potatoes have been boiled in a little salt)
About 400gr grated gouda or cheddar cheese

Layer boiled n sliced potatoes in a suitable size oven dish or rectangular casserole. In another bowl whisk together fresh cream, sour cream, onion soup and all other ingredients except cheese. Pour this mixture all over potatoes. Spread grated cheese evenly all over and a little mixed herbs sprinkled on top.
Bake in 180 degree oven until cheese is nice and golden brown.





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