Small fat indian Wedding – Sadi Vadi Poiri: So it has been ages since my last newsletter. December 2008. Seems like donkey’s years ago when we last met. We went for a wedding in Actionville. Then we went to India. The whole journey is in the travel section of the website. We attended a small Indian wedding. Was good fun but a little disappointing because the groom was no where to be seen. He didn’t attend the wedding at all. I really can’t understand any Islamic reason why he didn’t attend because it was one of the most Islamic weddings I ever attended. The other reason for the delay in newsletters is my baby sister got married mid Feb.
The most amazing thing is she bought these centrepieces from Udaipur and carried these fragile pink reeds throughout the trip. If anyone dared to mistreat those dead pink plants, they were really give the 3rd degree. So not only did we go and see India we also went trousseau shopping. I bought an Anarkhali from Sonica in Surat with matching sandals from Bharuch and the bride bought a beautiful wedding gown. Let’s say Sonica was very happy when we left that day as we spent the whole day in their shop and spent a small fortune. The two weddings were miles apart. The biggest differences were: 1. In our weddings the groom is present. 2. Each guest has a plate in a hall, in India about 5 guests eat in a big silver taari in a farmstall. What was the same in both weddings, the brides still cry snot and trane when they greet the father.. Babul ki dua.. can you hear Mohammad Rafi.. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cczdEK-EZI
PS. Madala surprised me this year by sending flowers to my parents home on the 13 Feb (not valentines day), when we were there for the wedding. Really made my day, couldn’t stop smiling. I thought the flowers were for the bride but was very excited to see my name on them..
NANIMA’S WISE WORDS
I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage. Gandhi
dua for the married couple/supplication for the newly wed
‘May Allaah bless for you (your spouse) and bless you, and may He unite both of you in goodness.’
A Marriage Survival Guide: The first five to seven years are the most challenging of any marriage. They are a time a couple spends getting to know each other better and adjusting to each other’s habits and personalities. Still Single? Nanima’s 13 reasons why?: The truth may hurt. We have to dig deep, get real and get to the bottom of it. If you think what I have to say is harsh, lucky for you, you haven’t met Patti Novak, she is even more straightforward. This advise is relevant to both genders. Links from Zawaj.com
Choosing a Muslim Spouse
Weddings in Islam
- 8 General Tips for a Muslim Wedding by Samana Siddiqui
- South African Couples Draw Up Own Marriage Contracts– by Zakiyya Ismail
- Planning Your Wedding: The 10 Biggest Pre-Wedding Mistakes – from The Knot Inc.
- Marriage Ceremony in Islam: the Basics – from a handbook by ISNA
- Six wedding Dawa considerations – from DawaNet.com
- Etiquettes of Marriage and Wedding (in the pure tradition of the Prophet)
- The Prophet’s (Peace be Upon Him) Marriage to Khadijah by Dr. Ahmed El-Kadi
- Wedding in Islam by Mir Mohammed Assadullah
- Islamic Wedding by Moulana M. Saleem Dhorat
- The Westernized Muslim Wedding of Today by Reeaz H Paruk
- Al-Nikah by Mohammad Mazhar Husseini – a clear and simple explanation of Islamic marriage requirements.
- Marriage in Islam – a Wedding Khutbah by Bashir Lawal
- How To Help Muslims Get Married: Tips for Parents and Imams
- How to Have a Wedding on a Budget – by Adriane G. Berg. (Originally written for a non-Muslim site, but still excellent advice).
- The Waleemah (Wedding Feast) in Islam By Nurul Aiman
- Sunnahs of the Waleemah
- Women’s Rights in the Islamic Prenuptial Agreement: Use Them or Lose Them by Rabia Mills
- Weddings: A Time to Thank Allah by Muhammad Ash-Shareef
- 11 Food Tips for Your Wedding – Reprinted from Soundvison
- Fiqh of the First Night of Marriage – Sunnipath
- Ettiquettes of the first night
- The Muslim Home: Forty Recommendations by Sheikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid – very comprehensive.
- Achieving a Strong Marriage Bond by Juraifa
- The Muslim marriage guide by Ruqayya Waris Maqsood
Ahmed Bukhatir – Zawjati – My Wife
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MADALA’S GREEN FINGERS
Petrol saving tips
So the petrol price went up again. I am sure Madala is contemplating to buy a scooter again. That is one thing I am totally against.. motorbikes..He can buy a ricksha and drive it to work, i won’t have a problem.. but a motorbike now way Jose’ He will just have to live with these fuel saving tips for now. There are many things you can do to save petrol; all of which can make a significant combined difference to the overall amount you spend on getting around.Try these tips:
Send us your Wedding Announcements
Nanima would like to welcome Fayyaz Dindar to the family. He married Zaakirah Mohomed on 15 February 2009 in Witbank. Nikah was held at the Pine Ridge mosque. Dua for married couple: “Barak Allah hu laka wa baa rak Allah hu alaika wa jama’aa bainakuma fi khair” “May Allah bless you and shower HIS blessings on you and place goodness between both of you” InshaAllah
Send us your Birth Announcements
Nanima would like to congratulate Ahmed and Nasreen Vadi on the birth of their baby daughter Asma. May Allah make her the coolness of your eyes inshaAllah.
Chicken Biryani httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjvQ7T01tLo
Ingredients: 4 cups basmati rice 1 stick cassia and 2 cardamom pods salt to taste 1 cup brown lentils 2 onions, thinly sliced 4 potatoes, peeled and halved 1 kg chicken pieces, bone in 125g butter 250ml water a generous pinch of saffron FOR THE MARINADE: 500ml natural yoghurt 1 can shopped tomatoes 2 sticks cinnamon, 4 allspice, 6 cloves 15ml ground cumin 10ml ground coriander 5ml turmeric 5ml crushed ginger 10ml crushed garlic 30ml masala powder & salt to taste Method: Boil the rice, cassia, cardamom and salt in sufficient water to cover. Drain and set aside when cooked. Boil lentils in sufficient water to cover until almost soft. Drain and set aside. Fry onions in oil till golden, remove witha slotted spoon and set aside. Fry potatoes in the same oil until golden brown, remove witha slotted spoon and set aside. Wash chicken, pat dry and place in a large bowl with half the fried onions. Make the marinade and cover chicken pieces with the marinade. Leave for at least one hour. Pour the oil used for frying into a large saucepan. Sprinkle 500ml of rice over the oil, then arrange the chicken in its marinade over the rice. Layer the lentils, potatoes and the rest of the rice over the meat. Arrange the remaining onions over the rice and sprinkle saffron over it. Dot with butter, pour water over and close the saucepan tightly. Cook for 10 minutes over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until chicken is tender. http://www.cooksister.com/2007/11/chicken-biriyan.html
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