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Thursday, 14 May, 2020 / 20 Ramadan 1441 AH


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13-05-2020 - Mayyit of: Shireen Ismail - VENUE: 49 Chatham Road Salt River Cape Town - TIME: 13h30 - QABARSTAAN: Mowbray

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



Surah An-Najam 53: - (The Star)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Most Merciful

“When the lote-tree was covered by that which covered it..." [53:16]
“The eye neither went wrong, nor did exceed the limit…” [53:17]

COMMENTARY: The book of Sahih Muslim records a Tradition on the authority of Sayyidna 'Abdullah Ibn Masood RA who said: "Golden butterflies were at that time falling on ‘Sidrat-ul-Muntaha’ from all sides, and it seemed as if it was specially decorated for that occasion in honour of the most revered guest, the Noble Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)".

(“The eye neither went wrong, nor did exceed the limit…” 53:17) The verb ‘Zaagha’ is derived from the infinitive ‘Zaaigh’ which denotes to become crooked or go astray. ‘Tagha’ is derived from ‘Tughyan’ which means to transgress or exceed the limit.

The two expressions purport to say that in whatever the Noble Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) saw, his eyes did not err or slip up. This verse allays the suspicion that sometimes, human sight errs or slips up, especially when some wonderful or unusually marvelous thing is seen. In response to this suspicion the Quran uses two expressions because there are two ways in which human sight can go awry:

  1. Not looking at the object directly that one was supposed to see and turning the eye to some other side. ‘Maa Zaagha’ (neither went wrong) negates this situation. The Noble Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)’s sight did not swerve or turn right or left, and thus did not miss the intended object. He saw exactly what was meant for him to see.

  2. Looking at the desired object, but at the same time looking at other objects also. In this situation too there is sometimes the fear of losing sight of the main object and causing confusion. ‘Ma Tagha’ (nor did it exceed the limit) in the verse is used to remove this doubt that the Noble Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) might have looked at other things in addition to what he was ordained to see.






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Isolation, A Blessing or Curse?

Never has the world witnessed,
Never has creation experienced,
This most unique era ever in existence.

Covid-19, has into our lives, infiltrated,
Panic and uncertainty into the word, has it instigated.

Anybody's positive contributions should never be underrated,
The need for as much help as possible cannot be understated.

True value in communities of so many people has this pandemic created,
Previously unsung heroes has this situation clearly demarcated.

Health workers appreciation justifiably inflated,
Cases upon cases in front of their very eyes, inundated,
Plunging into the thick of battles, wherever situated,
Thoroughly deserving of reverence and praise, gold-plated.

Misconception of housewives doing 'nothing' at home totally disintegrated,
Mother's and sister's sacrifices at home, infinitely more appreciated.

Children's creative ingenuity to keep themselves busy greatly scintillated,
Father's and husband's pressures to sustain their households now visibly enunciated.

Importance of teachers’ roles in society now greatly illustrated,
Love amongst long-distance relationship much more adulated.

Global warming and negative climate changes greatly moderated,
Environmental necessities slowly but surely being regenerated.

Desire and ability to pursue or create indoor hobbies now correlated,
Outdoor vices and crimes significantly eliminated.

Genuine love and care amongst people being disseminated.
Beautiful empathy and compassion across societies invigorated.

Think about it, is it really a blessing or curse, being isolated?

(Abdullah Panjwani)

* Car Dealers Now Allowed to Trade Under COVID-19 Level 4 Regulations - There is some good news for car sales dealerships after the trade industry and competition department published a government gazette allowing the motor industry to start selling vehicles again.

* Gold: $1 702,75 /ounce
* Platinum: $766.59 /ounce
* Silver: R9.85 /g
* Oil: $29.37 /barrel
* $: R18.32
* €: R19.96
* £: R22.57
* Saudi Riyal: R4.89
* Mahr Fatimi: R15 079.87 (1530.90 grams of Silver)
* Minimum Mahr: R301.60 (30.618 grams of Silver)
* Zakaah Nisaab: R6031.95 (612.36 grams of Silver)
* Krugerrand: R32 747.37
* 24 carat gold: R1003.68 /g
* 22 carat gold: R921.15 /g
* 21 carat gold: R878.22 /g
* 18 carat gold: R753.44 /g
* 14 carat gold: R586.28 /g
* 09 carat gold: R378.50 /g

Hanafi: Fidya & Fitra R22.00

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

As at (13/05/2020)


Spiced beef filled with papaya and chilli salsa

(By Mumtaz Moosa Saley)

2 red chilies, chipped
4 cloves of garlic.
1/2 Tsp paparika
1/2 Tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup olive oil
1kg beef fillets
Salt and pepper milled.

Combine chilies, garlic and olive oil to create a thin paste. Coat the beef with the thin paste and marinate for 20 min, the longer the better. Heat a griddle pan over high heat, grill the fillets for 3-4 minutes turning regular do not over cook. Remove from heat and allow it to rest before serving.

2 small Ripe papaya
Peeled and diced.
2cm knob ginger grated
1 red Chilli deseeded and chopped.
1/2 cucumber diced.
1 Tsp Sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 punnet if mint and coriander, chopped.
Serve fillets sliced with naan and papaya Salsa.



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