Friday, November 17, 2017

#Arbaeen 1439

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#Arbaeen experience by Rashida Nurbhai

With all your duas and best wishes - alhamdulillah, arbaeen KUN safar went well.

The walk & the experience of the ziyaarat performance amidst millions of zaereen - is a learning journey..a journey where we learn to appreciate every nemat..a journey where we learn to experience our inner peace..a journey where we experience the love of others, and overwhelming and humbling care from strangers..a journey where we experience devoted we watch others managing the little troubles of the journey with a smile on their face, our patience and tolerance become the key tool..a journey where all ibadullah, beyond all barriers, come's a journey where we learn, that we still have so much more to learn from others, and from within ourselves.

Inshallah, Khuda sagla ne panjatan paak ni ziyaarat naa saathe har nemat naseeb karjo, mubarak mohanna karjo - Ameen.
[11/14, 5:52 PM] Rashida Rajab Bulk: The ziyaarat of Moulana Ali, Imam Hussein, Moulana Abbas is the core purpose of KUN safar. The walk is a great experience (hours of just schedules, no distractions, no time limits..that leaves us with a lot of time to think about everybody and everything! Gives us a lot of time to think beyond our own little world..think about others well being..think about how we can be more useful to us a lot of time to restructure our thoughts in a positive us a lot of time to ourselves..probably, that's why I love the morning/evening walks(alone:)), because I get time to restructure and develop my thoughts and me space before a reaction(it truly helps:))..

Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Year - Bohra

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The start of a new year is an auspicious occasion, no matter what calendar is followed.  The Muslim New Year falls on the Egyptian calender which starts with the Blessed month of Moharram-ul-Haram.

The Dawoodi Bohras (most peaceful community) every year helds their own unique celebration of the Islamic new year, which is based on the Egyptian calendar that the community follows.

Traditionally, Bohras eat in a ‘thaal’ or a steel serving dish of mammoth proportions (as pix above) that is laden down with small portions of the various delights of their cuisine. It is placed about a foot off the ground on a kundli (stand) for the family that gathers around for a meal eaten out of the same dish.

The new year’s eve is widely referred to as the thaal’s birthday, with the thaal symbolising the hope of the coming year’s prosperity. It is treated with respect and as a token of respect it is laden with as many food items as it can take.

The norm is to have different dishes on the thaal this night.  Usually every item on the thaal is prepared in small quantity if the dishes are many. Individual sweetmeats, fruits and even the salt, with which it is mandatory to start and end every meal.

Food symbolises individual blessings and the variety is an implicit prayer in hope of being blessed in various ways in the coming year. This concept is called ‘sakhan’.

Before the tasting of the salt, there is the ritual of ‘wadhawanu’ which entails passing a coconut over the thaal seven times in a clockwork direction. This tradition is often performed on birthdays as well, and since new year’s eve is considered the thaal’s birthday, it is given the same honour.  Bohris start their meal with a sweet dish and alternate with savoury dishes as they progress along the courses. After wadhawanu comes the tasting of the salt, which is followed by ‘sundenu’ or ‘shakranu’. This is a small dish of sweetened rice which is always eaten before a meal to commemorate a happy occasion.

Greetings are shared with one and all.  New clothes are worn.  The entire tradition of the first night of the new year comprises rituals that denote the hope of a blessed year to follow.

#Arbaeen & Zainab S.A. #Katballa

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#Bibi Zainab (sa) & Arbaeen

When she reached Karbala that tragic yearp,
From her tired eyes came another tear,

Alone in the dessert without a shadow above,
Was the grave of Hussain, her brother beloved.

She was tired, and weak and in a lot of pain,
Her Heart cried out ‘ O My Brother Hussain'

I have come to mourn you with all of my heart,
And to tell you the torture that tore us apart.

They took us through crowds that were calling our name,

Our hearts were sinking and our heads bowed in shame.

Sakina was slapped for no reason at all,
For crying, for sitting, or when to you she would call.
She was tortured all the way in front of our eyes,

Alas in the Prison of Damascus she lies.
She called out to you till her very last breath,

And I called to Abbas at the time of her death.

What all we went through I have no strength to tell,
And now my dear brother I bid you farewell.

My heart is broken at the sight of your grave,
Alone in the dessert without any shade.

Then she looked up with tears flowing down her face And said O’ Lord , I know of thy infinite power and grace.

Let the death of my brother be mourned like no other
and let not alone be the grave of my brother.

Today, Ya Bibi Fatema A.S. Ya Zainab S.A... the prayer of your heart,
Is fulfilled by millions walking towards Imam Hussain A.S.,

Their eyes full of sorrow their hearts full of pain,
Marching to their Master, Your Son, brother Hussain.

A crowd never heard of, a scene never seen,
How could it not be heard?
The wish of a queen!

Labbayk ya Zaynab (sa)

Labbayk ya Hussain (as)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

#Ya Hussain A.S. #Karballa

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*This is very knowledgable. Kindly read.*

Narrations state that the horses that trampled Imam Hussein's (as) body were known as Aawajiyya and had distinctive characteristics above other stallions.

A researcher who studied these features for months finally found a book by a German expert on horses known as "The Worlds Strongest Stallions.

It says "There are certain stallions known as Aawajiyya and their speciality is that each stomp of each hoof weighs 65kgs and its purpose is to crush and grind what is beneath it".
Then the Narrator says " I remember one of the riders of Ibn Saads army mention: I heard the ribs of Hussein crack and snap when we crushed him under our horses".
The people who ask why we cry over the son of Fatima(as).
Think about it 10 horses trampled Imam Hussein(as)
Each stomp 65kgs
4 hooves each horse
4x10=40 stomps
40stomps x 65kgs = 2600kgs
2600kgs crushed the chest of The son of Fatima Al-Zahraa(as) , one of the 2 masters of the youth of Paradise
This narration is no surprise for Imam Zainul-Abideen(as) mentions: "My fathers chest collapsed in on his back".
When he came to bury him he would pick up one side of his father and the other side would fall apart.
Wa museebatahhhhh Wa Husseinahhhhh

In Dua e Nasr wal Mahaba we seek refuge from Allah Subhanahu from enemies different arsenal and weapona amongst them is mentioned Awajiya breed of horses
وخيلهم الاعوجية
Hafti vol 2 pg 86 line 5

Monday, October 9, 2017

Allah is our Sustainer

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Lovely Musing pls read u will enjoy😌

A small board was hanging from the top of the fruit stand which said "My mother is elderly and a paralytic and there is no one else to take care of her at home. She needs frequent feeding and frequent trips to the toilet. If you are in a hurry, please pick whatever fruit you like and put the money under the pad in the corner. The rates are also written nearby. If you don't have the money then please take the fruit anyway, I won't mind. And Allah is the best Sustainer."

I weighed 2 kilograms of apples, grabbed a dozen bananas put them in a shopping bag. After checking the rate list, I took out the money, lifted the corner pad and placed it there, amidst many other notes of various denominations. I looked around to see if anyone was watching me then I picked up my purchase and came back to my flat.

After iftar, my brother and I went back to that stall and found the owner packing it up, about to leave. He was a middle aged man, the whites in his beard peeking out from among the black, wearing a cream colored shalwar kameez. He smiled at us as he said "No more fruit left, sir." We asked his name. He said, "Khadim Hussain". A few minutes later, we were having tea at a nearby shop.

He told us, "My mother has been bed-ridden for the past three years. She has developed some mental issues recently and now has been paralyzed as well. I have no children, my wife has passed away and there is no one to look after my mother so I have to do it all the time. One day I told her as I was massaging her feet, 'Mother, I want to take care of you more than anything but my pockets are empty and you don't want me leaving your side. You say you feel extremely anxious and worried when I go away. Tell me what I should do then. Where will we get food from? I am not a citizen of Bani Israel and you are not the mother of Musa (AS). What should I do?'

"My mother tried to sit up with difficulty so I adjusted her pillow for her and had her rest against it. She raised her wrinkled face and trembling hands in supplication and I don't know what she asked Allah. Then she told me 'Just leave your stall at the roadside. You will get your food while sitting in this room.'

"I said, 'Mother, what are you talking about? If I leave the stall there, somebody will come and steal everything on it. No one cares about other people these days. Who will actually pay for the fruit when the shopkeeper isn't there?'

"She said, 'Don't argue with me. At fajr, fill your stall with fruit, leave it at the roadside and come back to me. And in the evening bring back the empty stall. If you lose any money, then this Khalida Surayya will obtain every single rupee from Allah.'

"Brother, it has been two and a half years since then. I take the stall in the morning and bring back the empty stall in the evening. I have not lost a single rupee, instead people often pay more than is due. I usually make about 300-400 rupees more than I would according to the rates. Some people also leave flowers for my mother. A few days ago a girl left a dish of pulao with a card saying 'for mother'. A doctor left his business card that had a note on the back saying 'Uncle, if your mother is not feeling well, call me and I will pick her up from her house.' A pilgrim visited my stall and left a packet of Ajwa dates. A couple came to buy fruit and left a suit for my mother. Every day things like these are given to me along with my money. My mother doesn't let me leave and Allah doesn't let the blessings stop. Not only is Allah the best Sustainer, He is also the best Retailer."

In the end, I would like to tell all children that if you are free and see your parents doing some work, always offer to help them. Tell them "Mother/Father, here let me help you with that." Then just watch how success follows you everywhere in this world and the next. InshAllah.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

50 Rupees Kindness Deeds

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Good way to help the needies...

On my way I found a piece of paper tied to an electric pole, with a small note on it.

I was curious to know what was written, hence went closer and read it. "I lost Rs. 50 somewhere on the road. If any of you find it, please give it to me at this address. My vision isn't great so please help."

I was to follow that address and found an old hut in shatters with an older woman sitting outside. She was frail and asked who is it, following my footsteps.

I said I came by this way, found Rs. 50 on the road so wanted to hand over to you.

She began crying on hearing this. She said "my dear I have had at least 30-40 people come over and give me Rs. 50 saying they found it on the road. I didn't write that note; I cannot even see properly nor do I know to read and write"

I said it's OK amma you keep it. She asked me to tear that note off on my way back.

I walked back with a million thoughts as to who could have written that note? She would have asked everyone to tear that note but none did. I mentally thanked that person and realized that we just have to feel the need to help, there are many ways to do.He/she just wanted to help this old woman.

Someone stopped me n asked, "Bro, can you help me with this address? I found a 50 rupee note, want to handover.."

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Super Woman Power

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The story about the girl in blue☺

Hello ladies,

Apologies since a last few months I had not been able to keep our blog updated.

But here we are back with a special story of a #SWEAidol, Sarrah Murtaza.

Here's to the Women Power.
In her first post on our blog, she narrates her struggle from managing a family while pursuing an ACCA, and how it all became possible with the support of a wonderful pair of families.

I was moved, inspired, and so motivated after going through her testimony, and I am sure it will leave you super women inspired too!

There's definitely no stopping a super woman who decides to do something. Especially with just a little bit of love and support, anything is possible!

Today Sarrah is ACCA qualified, runs a successful restaurant in Mombasa and makes a wonderful mother to her three children.

Read her story through the link below:

#SWEAidol #superwomenofea


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Welcome Ramadhan

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Penned by: Sakina S. Dossaji (Sakina's Poetry Petals) 20/5/2017 Tanga*

A much awaited month,
Is round the corner,
Shehre Ramadhan,✨
A month of Rehmat,
Magfirat, Itkun-Minan-Nar.

A shower of blessings,
In all sacredness,
Prayers heeded,
Duas for each other,💕
Forgiveness we seek.

Closest to Allah,
Nearest to Prophet's teachings,✨
Roza, Silat, Zakat, Namaz,
With faith, devotion and love,
We partake in.

The aroma of tea in iftar,
The proverbial khajoor,
Lazzat daar meal thereafter,
The preparation of namazi attire, 🌹
Rubbing sleepy eyes for sihori,
The beauty of fajr and Imam Zainul Abedin's a.s. dua.

The stretch of hours observing the fast,
But with such love for the Creator!💖
And of observing fast of all senses, too,
Planting buds of kindness in self,
To share, care and love one another.

The thrill of exchanging recipes,🍗
Pots and pans simmering,
Cut, sliced, chopped,
Blended, sauted, fried,
Iftari preparations since morning!A hot, steaming cup of uji,
Don't i just love it.

A night better than a thousand months,💚
Lailat ul Qadr, Maa Fatema ni raat,
Quran Majeed ascended from the heavens,
Quran recitations day and night.

I love the tantalising sweets and savouries sold by the vendors,🍢
Every mosque ringing with Azaan
Or extra night prayers,
The power of bihori duas,
May roses and peaches of good health shine in our cheeks,🌹
As we pray for spiritual fulfilment and answered prayers.
In thanda Saaya of Aqa Moula t.u.s. may we remain,
Ghanu Jeevo Moula,
Ghanu Jeevo..Ameen.🌹

I may have wronged you intentionally or unintentionally and for that i seek forgiveness from you.

With duas❤
*Penned by: Sakina S. Dossaji (Sakina's Poetry Petals) 20/5/2017 Tanga*

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rose shaped Buns

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Buns inspited from Fauzia Kitchen Fun recipes.

10 minute Arabic dough

2 cups warm water
4 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp yeast
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp milk powder- secret ingredient that makes 'em so soft

Mix together and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Then add:
1/2 cup oil
3 cups flour+ 1 tsp baking powder (optional)

Mix well and knead until combined then use as desired.

I let it sit for another 30 minutes.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Instant Jalebis

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#Repost @flavours_of_food with @repostapp
Sweet never hurts....😁
Homemade Jalebis are Best....
Recipe is already on YouTube channel!! #linkisinbio

Published on Apr 21, 2017

Ingredients- for 20- 25 jalebis

Maida\Refined flour- 3\4 cup
Dahi- 2 tbsp
Baking Powder- 1\4 tsp
Yellow food color  1\4 tsp
Water to make a smooth batter
Oil to cook (for sugar syrup)
Sugar- 1.5 cup
Water- 3\4 cup
Kesar- 6-7 strings (dissolved in milk) (optional)
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Methi Paratha

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Recipe Parathas
My recipe by M.S.

Came out 12 rotis


White flour 1 Tins & 1/2 tin wheat flour.
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Sooji 2 tbspn
Baking powder 1/2 Tspn
Oil 2 heaped Tablespoon
Choped 1 bunch methi
Choped kothmir
Little whoe jeera
1/2 tspn lassan
1/2 tspn chilli paste

Bind with Warm milk/Water

You may incorporate different flavors as per your choice by adding any masalas. Make pur type with ghee layer nd sprinkle dry flour and fold.

Serve warm with any thick-gravy Indian dish or just thick yogurt or achaar

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kababs with lemon butter sauce

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My recipe for Kababs with Lemon butter sauce by M.S.

Mix all this in food processor or by hand:
1/2 kg chicken or beef mince ~ pls remove excess water frm mince.
1 slices of bread + 2 tblspn bread crumbs
1 onions
Fresh coriander
1 tsp garlic adrak paste
salt (add according to your taste)
2 tsp green chilli paste
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp crushed jeeru powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp star aneese powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon pwder
1/2 tsp aromat or garam masala
1/2 tsp tandoori masala
1 heaped tblspn blue band

1. Mix all ingredients together
2. Refrigerate mixture for a few hours.
3.  Shape any way u want with oiled hands I did the tandoori kabab shapes.
4. Bake or shallow fry kebabs on medium heat for a few minutes on each side till done.
5. Pour and serve with lemon butter sauce

Lemon butter sauce
2 tblsp butter
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp aromat
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tblsp lemon juice
2 tblsp mayonnaise
1/2 cup fresh cream
*boil all the ingredients and pour over the cooked kebabs*


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Power of Dua

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A lot of times, we get hesitate to make du'a because we're not sure exactly what to say.

We ask around for a du'a in Arabic that we can memorize and recite, thinking that the Arabic wording is the key to the du'as acceptance.

The thing is, it's not about the Arabic.

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala understands every language and understands you even when you don't say a thing.

It's all about turning your heart to Him with sincerity and conviction.

It reminds me of a story of a rich man, a poor man and a bedouin...

A rich man was going to Hajj.  He had prepared for the journey and was ready to go when a poor man asked him if he could go with him and serve him.

The rich man agreed and they started traveling.  On the way, the two stopped at a Bedouin’s tent.

The Bedouin was a generous host, serving his guests and making the comfortable.  The two travelers stayed overnight at the Bedouin’s tent.

In the morning, the rich man awoke to find that the poor man had passed away in the evening.  He asked the Bedouin to help him wash and bury the poor man.

Before they buried the poor man, the rich man asked the Bedouin to lead him in the funeral prayer.  The Bedouin declined, saying that he didn’t know how to make du’a for the poor man.

So the rich man led the prayer.  They buried the poor man and then the rich man continued on his way.

After he had left the Bedouin’s tent, the rich man had a dream in which he was told that Allah had forgiven the poor man’s sins because of the du’a of the Bedouin.

The rich man was so curious that he went back to the Bedouin’s tent to ask him what his du’a was.

The Bedouin insisted that he didn’t say anything special.  The rich man described his dream to the Bedouin and asked him again to tell him the du’a.

The Bedouin told him he just said, “Oh Allah, this man was my guest and I was generous to him.  Now he is Your guest, so please be generous to him.”

It wasn’t an extravagant du’a but it was the sincerity of the du’a that made it accepted.

With best wishes to see you succeed at the highest level....

Lagan Seekh Kababs

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Lagan ni seekh

Marinate 1/2 kg keema in ginger garlic and green chilli paste.
Add dhania pwd, haldi powder, red chili pwd, bhuna and crushed zeera, salt to taste, little garam masala powder,
3 eggs ( 1 egg inside the meat mixture nd rest on top)
1 medium sized boiled and grated potato and
*2 moistened in milk bread slices*
 chopped coriander leaves, chopped pudina and 2-3 tbsp of crushed birista or diced raw onions.
Variatin:  mix boiled veggies of us choice 3/4 _ 1 cup

Mix all of the above ingredients well and leave it for about 1/2 hour.
In a greased baking dish put this mixture and level it.
Layer it with round sliced tomatoes.
Over the tomatoes spread 2-3 beaten eggs.
On it put little hot oil.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180degrees C for abt 45-50 mins.
Cut into cubes and serve.

You can also cover the dish tightly and cook it on a preheated tava on low flame till mince is cooked about 1/2 hour to 45 mins.

Serve with tomato ketchup or chutneys.
Njoy 😊

Gulgula / Kalemati / Luqaimat

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Recipe Gulgula by M. S.

1 Dabi white flour, (dabi is the sweet condense empty tin measurwment)
1 tblspn ghee or oil
1 tspn yeast
Little elaichi in flour.
Bind into thick lai with tui.
Let this rise double in size.

Before frying beat the soft dough to remove air.
Then add small balls (wet finger tips to pinch the dough to take into your fingers for dropping balls) nd fry till golden brown after tht put them in cold sugar syrup

Make thick sugar Chasni (syrup) and after frying add to COLD Chasni.

Ingredients for Sugar Syrup
Boil syrup till thick 2 taar consistency.
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp. cardamom pwdr.
lemon few drop for chasni not to crystalise
saffron threads
Rose essence optional
After frying add into chasni and remove by drining out exyra syrup on plate or u can just dust in normal powdered sugar powder with cinnamon also .

Serve and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Puris Purwalli

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Recipe Credit to Hamidaben Hassani:
Pix Credit:  Umme

Pur wali puri:
1 dabbi (condensed milk empty tin measurement) white flour
1 heaped tbsp margarine
Salt to taste
Mix and bind above with cold water. Rest dough for 10 mins.
Now roll the dough very thin.
Make paste of ghee or melted margarine with corn flour and little w/flour. Spread on the rolled dough and fold a tight roll. Cut into small pieces according to the size of puri.  Roll puri a bit thick and fry on slow flame.
* I don't put sooji or anything else*

Pix Credit Hamidaben

Always Dream

I want to curl up here and enjoy my leisure time with a book and cup of hot chocolate /coffee late and relax whilst the Sunshine warms me and the breeze plays through my hair.

My Dreams:)