In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
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    • Whoever makes a Masjid for the sake of Allah, Allah makes a house in paradise. (Al-Hadith)
      SEHRI (Fast Closes): 05:14 . . IFTARI (Fast Opens): 19:18
Muharram 1440
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Muharram 1440
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IQAMA
FAJR
05:14
06:10
SUNRISE
06:49
06:49
ZUHR
13:07
13:45
ASR
17:14
18:15
MAGHRIB
19:18
19:18
ISHA
20:31
21:00
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Duas for Eating and Drinking 


Honey and Olive Oil

The miraculous nature of both honey and olive oil cannot be expounded enough. In the Quran Allah swears by the Olive (Surah Teen, Juz 30) and refers to it as ‘Blessed.’ This is not just in reference to the olive itself, but also its oil.

Both the holy Qur'an and Hadith refer to honey as a healer of disease.
'And thy Lord taught the bee to build its cells in hills, on trees and in (men's) habitations..... there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for mankind. Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought'. (Translation of Quran 16:68-69)

In addition, the Prophet (PBUH) said:
'Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur'an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur'an and honey'
(Bukhari)

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 Hijab 




 Hair Treatment

Soak your strands for  high-wattage shine and rich colour, whatever your hue.

What You’ll Need

2 tea bags (chamomile for lighter colours,rooibos, for redheads; black tea  for dark hair or brunettes)

2 cups water

Hair Treatment 2


1. Once a week -- or  whenever you feel you could use a shine boost -- steep tea bags in boiling water  for 10 minutes. Let the liquid cool to room temperature. (In a rush? Refrigerate  it.)

2. Pour the mixture over wet, just-washed hair, rubbing it through the  way you would shampoo.

3. Leave the rinse on for 10 minutes; wash and  condition to seal in the silky, glossy results.


Beauty  Benefit

Tea lowers the pH of  hair, closing the cuticle for extra shine, softness, and  manageability.

  


Featured Recipes 


 Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Cookies

Ingredients

140g butter
50g caster sugar
60g soft dark brown sugar
1 medium egg
½ tsp vanilla essence
125g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g plain chocolate chips
 

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ gas mark 4, 10 minutes prior to baking.
Using 15g of the butter, lightly butter 3-4 large baking sheets.
Blend both sugars and the remaining butter in a food processor until smooth.
Add the egg and vanilla essence to the mixture and blend. Then place this mixture into a large bowl.
Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda together and mix into the creamed mixture.
Once the mixture is thoroughly mixed stir in the chocolate chips.
Using a teaspoon place heaped spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheets, spaced well apart and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.
Leave to cool and transfer to a wire rack.
Best eaten when just cooked but can be stored for a few days.
Makes approximately 30 cookies


Millionaires Shortbread

Ingredients
1/2 Ib butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup corn flour
1 tsp Vanilla essence
Flour as needed.


Caramel topping
2 oz butter
1 cup icing sugar
3 full tblsp caramel treat
Whisk together


Shortbread


METHOD


For the biscuit:
Beat together the butter and icing sugar until creamy. Add in the vanilla and corn flour and mix a little.
Lastly add just as much flour as needed to form a firm but soft dough.
Either press it into a rectangular baking pan, or roll out thickly onto a floured surface and cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter.
Bake in a moderate pre-heated oven until golden.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
For the topping:
Whisk together the butter and icing sugar. Add in the caramel and mix well.
Leave in fridge to set for a while.
Pipe caramel mixture onto biscuits and freeze for an hour.
Coat the whole biscuit in melted chocolate and decorate by dribbling melted white chocolate over


 

Delightful Date Desert Recipe

  Date Desert

 
Ingredients:

 

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped pecan nuts
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup plain flour


Method:


Step 1

Pre-heat your oven on high

Lightly grease a casserole with oil and leave aside

Step 2

Cook the dates, nuts, water and bicarb on the stove for 1-2 minutes. Leave to cool

Step 3

Beat the sugar, egg vanilla, and butter together until creamy.

Add in the flour and mix altogether

Step 4

Add the date mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well together

Step 5

Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole and bake on 180 degrees/gas mark 4/5 for approximately 25 minutes.

Remove from oven when slightly firm but not dry.


Cut into squares (while still warm) and serve (when cooled) individually with fresh cream or vanilla ice-cream


Butter Cake Recipe

 

Ingredients:


(250g) unsalted butter, at room temperature

7 oz (200g) plain flour/all  purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

7 oz (200g) castor sugar

4 eggs

½ tsp salt

4  tablespoons fresh milk or yogurt

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

 Butter Cake


Method:

1. Preheat the oven
2. Lightly grease a baking pan with some butter.
3. Mix  the flour and the baking powder together and sieve. Add in salt and mix well.  Set aside.
4. Use an electronic beater to mix butter and sugar until well  combined or pale yellow in colour. (Note: Sugar has not dissolved yet).
5. Add  in the first egg. Beat well after each addition of egg until creamy.
6. Scrape  down the sides for even mixing.
7. Add in vanilla essence and mix well.
8. Fold  in the flour into the mixture and mix well.
9. Finally, add in the milk/yogurt. 
10. Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan. Shake it lightly to distribute  cake mixture evenly.
11. Bake until golden brown and cooked, about 40 minutes.  Use a cake tester to test if it’s cooked.
12. Remove it from the oven and let  cool on the wire rack for another 5 minutes. Serve warm


 

 Mango Desert

 Mango Desert

Ingredients

2 FRESH MANGOES OR 1 TIN OF MANGOES
1 MADEIRA CAKE
1 TIN CONDENSED MILK
WHIPPING CREAM
LEMON JUICE
SUGAR
 

Method:

1. KEEP A FEW SLICES OF MANGO ASIDE FOR GARNISHING,AND PUREE THE REST
 2. WHIP THE CREAM
 3. ADD CONDENSED MILK TO WHIPPED CREAM.
 4. ADD PUREED MANGO
 5. ADD SUGAR AND LEMON JUICE ACCORDING TO TASTE.
 6. SLICE MADEIRA CAKE AND ARRANGE IN LAYERS WITH MANGO MIXTURE IN A DISH.
 7. GARNISH WITH SLICES OF MANGO
 8. REFERIGERATE FOR ATLEAST 30 MINS BEFORE SERVING.



 

 Pineapple Salsa


Ingredients:


3tbsp lime juice

1tbsp sunflower oil

2-3 green chillies, deseeded and  finely chopped, Salt and freshly ground black pepper

432g can pineapple rings  in natural juice, drained

1 large red pepper, deseeded and diced

1 small red  onion, chopped

200g can sweetcorn niblets, drained.

 Pineapple Salsa


Method:


Put lime-juice, oil chillies and seasoning in a jar and shake well.

Leave to stand for 20min to infuse flavour.

Mix pineapple, red onion, red pepper and corn together.

Shake the dressing again and pour over salsa and mix well.

Delicious served with chicken.







Black Seed

Black Seed is a traditional herb that has been in use for thousands of years by people living in the Middle East and some parts of Asia and Africa to promote health and fight disease. It is also known as the “Blessed Seed.”
Black Seed helps support metabolism, digestion, lowers blood sugar levels and has been useful in the treatment of diabetes. In digestive matters, Black Seed helps to stimulate bile and promote regularity, improve digestion, and has been used to fight worms and parasites of the intestinal tract.

Black Seed is an excellent herb with many benefits, especially when it comes to maintaining a strong and healthy immune system. It is also very useful to individuals suffering from asthma and respiratory complaints, weakened or over-stimulated Immune system, kidney or liver problems, digestive and stomach problems, arthritis and circulatory complaints, allergies and hay fever, and acne. Black Seed is a safe and excellent herb that can be used by anyone. It has no known side effects and has a long history of use for several thousand years. 

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Health and Beauty - The importance of Water

More than two thirds of the human body weight is made up of water, without water our body would not function properly and we would die within a matter of days. Can you believe it; our brain is actually made up of 95% of water, blood 82% and lungs 90%! If there is a reduction of even 2% of water within our body then this can be dangerous, it can cause mild dehydration, daytime fatigue (feeling tired and lazy), light headedness, very yellow urine or urinating very little and difficulty on focusing on things.

We should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day as most of it is lost while we sweat, urinate and even breathe! This means that we need to keep topping up our water supply within our body in order for us to stay healthy and take care of our bodies. Water is extremely important in the prevention of disease, for example, drinking sufficient amounts of water can decrease the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, blood disorders, digestive problems and many more. 

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Dates Arabic 1

He caused crops to develop for you with it, and the olives and the date palms and the grapevines, and all kinds of fruits. Truly, in that is a sign for a folk who reflect


The health benefits of dates are uncountable. Muslims generally break their fast by eating dates. Our Nabi (saw) is reported to have said:

Dates Arabic 2


 “If anyone of you is fasting, let him break his fast with dates. In case he does not have them, then with water. Verily water is a purifier.”(Tirmidi-Abu Dawood)


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