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Monday, 8 February 2021 / 25 Jumadal Ukhra 1442 AH
Positive Thoughts: Part 3
The Importance of Positive Thoughts
Our thoughts have a powerful ability to determine our feelings and emotional states and ultimately affect how we behave, for better or worse. Islam teaches us to direct the act of reflection (Tafakkur), or deep thought, towards the signs of Allah, the names and attributes of Allah, to His blessings and wonders, to hope in the Hereafter, and to optimism. By controlling our thought processes in a positive manner, we can increase the effectiveness of our prayers and worship as well as relieve ourselves from the anger, depression, and anxieties that worldly thoughts induce.
Contrary to popular belief, we have control over which thoughts we choose to follow. We may not have a choice over which particular thought occurs initially in our minds at a given time, but we do have a choice to either ignore it or pursue it. read more
Purify A Solid Item
Question: How should one purity a bed, mat, etc if impurity falls on it?
Answer: If impurity falls on such a thing which cannot be wrung or squeezed, such as a bed, mat, jewellery, utensil, bottle, shoe, etc., then the method of purifying any of these items is as follows: the item should be washed once and then the person should wait. When the water stops dripping from it, it should be washed a second time. When the water stops dripping, it should be washed a third time. In this way it will be purified. [Bahishti Zewar Page 53]
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Thai Mango Salad and Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce
- 1large half green mango.. finely julienned
- ½ cucumber.. julienned
- ½ yellow or red pepper finely sliced
- ¼ cup @safaridriedfruitnuts, roasted peanuts roughy chopped
- Fresh coriander/dhania
- Optional bean sprouts and finely grated carrots
- Fresh spring onions chopped
- Optional black sesame seeds
- 1tblsp lime juice
- 1 tbslp @vital-health-foods-soy sauce
- 2tsp vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 red chillie sliced
- Place all salad ingredients together in a large bowl
- Pour dressing dressing over and toss
- Garnish with spring onions
SPICY THAI PEANUT SAUCE
- 2 tblsp creamy peanut butter
- 1tblsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1tblsp siracha sauce
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1tsp honey
- 1 tsp lime juice
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1tblsp crushed garlic
- ½ tsp ginger paste
- 1tsp water or more as needed
- No need for salt as the soy sauce is salty.
- Whisk all the ingredients together, except for the water, in a small bowl until well combined and the sauce is nice and smooth.
- Add water a tsp at a time until you achieve your desired consistency.
- Its not a sauce that freezes great, so best to use fresh.
- Can stay in the fridge up to one week.
- Pour over your steamed/fried chicken /or fish/ or vegetarian schnitzels.
- May use a a dipping sauce, for even veg.
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My four-year-old son told me that it was his stuffed animal's birthday today. Since this was probably the third birthday this animal had in about as many weeks, I commented that she seems to have a lot of birthdays. He explained, "Well, the older you get, the faster they come!"
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