Once upon a time, in a desert far away, there lived a rose who was very proud of her beautiful looks. Her only complaint was growing next to an ugly cactus. Every day, the beautiful rose would insult and mock the cactus on his looks, while the cactus remained quiet. All the other plants nearby tried to make the rose see sense, and told her that she was being rude, but she was too swayed by her own looks.
One scorching summer, the desert became dry, and there was no water left for the plants. The rose quickly began to wilt. Her beautiful petals dried up, losing their lush colour. She lost all the beauty that she was proud of. She looked at the cactus beside her and saw him living happily in the scorching heat. That is when the rose realized that everything made by the Almighty in this world has its own value and cannot be judged.
Moral: Never judge a person by the way he looks. Everything made by the Almighty has a purpose and a reason and is doing the work that it has been assigned.
LET’S MAKE PEANUTBUTTER TREATS!
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter, 1/4 cup honey, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/3 cup milk powder, 1/3 cup quickcooking oats, 2 tablespoons biscuit crumbs
Method of Preparation :
In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey and vanilla.
Stir in the milk powder, oats and biscuit crumbs.
Shape the dough formed into 1-inch balls.
Cover and refrigerate for ½ an hour.
Yummy Peanut Butter Treats are ready to be served!
1. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam.
2. Hajj is the pilgrimage, or religious journey, every adult Muslim must make to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia, at least once in a lifetime if they can afford it.
3. This journey allows Muslims to wipe away any sins and wipe the slate clean in front of Allah (SWT).
4. It begins on the 8th day of Dhu al-Hijjah (the last month of the Islamic year) and ends on the 13th day.
5. During Hajj, Muslims retrace the route as followed by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and prophets Ibrahim (AS) and Ismail (AS) before him, as well as the path that the wife of Ibrahim (AS), Hajira (AS), between Safa and Marwa.
6. When Allah had ordered Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to take his son, Ismail, the Shaytan tried to stop him three times. Prophet Ibrahim (AS) realised it was Shaytan, trying to deviate him away from Allah’s command and threw stones at him. The pilgrims throw small stones at the three jamarat to symbolise the action of Prophet Ibrahim (AS).
7. Similarly, just like Prophet Ismail’s (AS) mother, Hajira (AS), ran between the hills of Safa and Marwa, desperate, in search of water, the pilgrims walk and run between these two hills during hajj.
8. During Hajj, the men wear a simple white cloth, called Ihram. This is so that everyone, rich or poor, is exactly the same. The best one is the most religious one – not the one with money and fancy clothes. Women can wear any dress that is recommended to be worn while going out or in front of any non mahram as per the Qur’an and Sunnah.