Islam and High Heels

High-heels, to wear them or not to wear them? That is thy question.   The best starting place to get information in regards to making a decision is the Qur’an and Sunnah. Now, how we interpret that information is a complete ...Read more

What am I saying when I’m prostrating in Salah?

Prayer/ Salah is the second pillar of Islam. “… So let the first thing to which you will invite them be the Oneness of God.   If they learn that, tell them that God has enjoined on them, five prayers to be offered in ...Read more

Ayat al Kursi (The Verse of the Throne – آية الكرسي )

Ayat al-Kursi is verse 255 of the second chapter (Surah) of the Holy Quran, Surat al-Baqarah (The Chapter of the Cow) Below is the Arabic text, the transliteration, and the English translation and then some of the benefits of reciting this ...Read more

Cape Malay Cottage Pie/ “Oond frikkadel” with Sweet Yellow Rice

Shepherd’s Pie  also known as Oond Frikkadel or Cottage Pie is a classic dish which pretty much everyone I’ve ever met has their own way of making. This is my way which I’ve kept really simple and it’s a winner every time I make it. ...Read more

Addiction and Islam – The Disease and its Cure

We live in a culture in which mass advertising glorifies excessive consumption and the near instant gratification of desires. “Having it now” unfortunately, proves to be a slippery slope for millions, and uninhibited desires prove to be like an uncontrollable ...Read more

My eternal love affair with Istanbul

  Many a traveller has been completely mesmerized by the city of Istanbul. It’s the unique blend of ancient and modern, east and west, Europe and Asia, a city spread across 2 continents. For a Muslim traveller, a unique destination with a ...Read more

Simple Rules for a Happy Heart!

Someone who is like an uncle to me shared these very important life lessons with me,  based on his years of experience and wisdom. I found it to be simple but so profound: 1. Sometimes dua doesn’t change the situation, sometimes ...Read more

The Sunnah Treatment for Improving Eyesight

This is very important for everyone and especially to those whose eyes are weak Eye muscles suffer as days pass by, which will lead to the eye not functioning as it should. In order to restore power in our eye sight and ...Read more

Babu’s Footwear – Family and the love of shoes makes their business stand the test of time!

In 1921, Nagar Kooverjee, an Indian immigrant, began trading at 33 Park Road Wynberg as a boot and shoe maker. His son, Babu Kooverjee took over the business after his father’s passing in 1941. Together with his wife Prabha, they ran and established ...Read more

Understanding of Life Before Birth – When does a foetus receive its soul?

Question:   What is the understanding of life before birth in Islam? Does the child have a soul or a spirit before birth? When does it receive the soul or spirit? Or is there life before conception? Where is the place of blood? ...Read more