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Tuesday, 21 April, 2020 / 27 Sha'ban 1441 AH


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A selfish fox once invited a stork to dinner at his home in a hollow tree. That evening, the stork flew to the fox's home and knocked on the door with her long beak. The fox opened the door and said, "Please come in and share my food." The stork was invited to sit down at the table. She was very hungry, and the food smelled delicious! The fox served soup in shallow bowls and he licked up all his soup very quickly. However, the stork could not have any of it as the bowl was too shallow for her long beak. The poor stork just smiled politely and stayed hungry.

The selfish fox asked, "Stork, why haven't you taken your soup? Don't you like it?" The stork replied, "It was very kind of you to invite me for dinner. Tomorrow evening, please join me for dinner at my home."

The next day, when the fox arrived at the stork's home, he saw that they were also having soup for dinner. This time the soup was served in tall jugs. The stork drank the soup easily, but the fox could not reach inside the tall jug. This time it was his turn to go hungry.

MORAL: A selfish act can backfire on you.




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Sehri Ends 5:04am 4:53am 5:16am 5:44am
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Sunrise 6:26am 6:18am 6:44am 7:13am
Zawaal 12:07pm 11:55am 12:17pm 12:45pm
Asr Shaafi 3:21pm 3:06pm 3:25pm 3:52pm
Asr Hanafi 4:10pm 3:53pm 4:10pm 4:38pm
Maghrib 5:50pm 5:34pm 5:49pm 6:20pm
Esha 7:04pm 6:51pm 7:07pm 7:26pm

It is Sunnah to recite the following Dua when experiencing thoughts of Kufr and sins:

اعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم (I seek protection in Allah from Shaitan, the rejected one.)


امنت بالله و رسله (I believe in Allah and His Messengers)

(Mirqaat‐Vol.1, pg. 137)





* Ramaphosa: Lockdown Has Revealed a Fault Line of Poverty & Inequality in SA - President Cyril Ramaphosa says while many countries around the world have imposed coronavirus lockdowns with a view to saving the lives of their citizens, the lockdown in South Africa has revealed a fault line which shows grinding poverty, inequality and unemployment is tearing the fabric of the country’s communities apart.

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3 bottles of 700g Heinz tomato ketchup
Juice of 1 lemon
Cumin seeds (whole jeera)
Sesame seeds (tul)
Curry leaves
500g sugar
Mustard seeds (rai)
Ground almonds (handful)
Chopped almonds (handful)
1 tin pineapple (chopped small)
Desiccated coconut (½ cup)
3 colored peppers (cubed very tiny)
3 tbs achaar masala (pickle masala)
3 teaspoon red chilli powder

In a large pot empty the tomato ketchup, add the lemon juice, coconut, red chilli powder, sugar, ground and chopped almonds, pineapple (and it's juice) and 1 cup hot water. Let this heat gently for about half an hour to 45 minutes...stir every so often. Separately fry the colored peppers in oil on low heat (10-15 minutes) drain out.

Separately also temper (wagaar) the curry leaves (handful), ¼ to ½ cup of mustard seeds (rai) and 4 tablespoon of cumin (jeera)

Lastly add the tempered curry leaves mix (wagaar) and the fried pepper and a handful of sesame seeds (tul) to the tomato sauce mix and stir well. Let it cool completely and bottle it up

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Wrong Number

I still have a lot of trouble with wrong numbers. Yesterday, I dialed the Red Cross and got the Internal Revenue Service in error.

So, the IRS operator asked me what number I had dialed. I said, "The Red Cross, you know, where they take the blood."

She said, "Well, you aren't too far off, are you?"

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