032 – Lemons

Written by on February 1, 2008 in Newsletter


PETROL SERVICE: The price of petrol is going up once again. You’d think that especially now, when you are almost paying an arm and a leg for petrol the service will be efficient. For Thabo’s sake, a full tank of petrol is equivalent to a new dvd player or TV. Every time I go to this one petrol station, I just want to scream at their lethargy. They seriously need some competition. They are so slow and unfriendly. I find the red kind all over town has the same bad service, they have a star on their badge for nothing. I also noticed the blue brand is much friendlier and faster and more efficient. Every time I went to one of their stations 2 or 3 people run to help especially in Tshwane. I have been to a few blue ones and the service was consistent. Let’s take a poll: which petrol station has the best service? Engen BP Shell Caltex Sasol Total

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA OR HILARY ROTHAM CLINTON: Right at this minute, everyone is on their nerves especially Clintons and Obamas. I am sure when you read this the suspense will be over. Nail biting stuff. First Woman or First African American

FEBRUARY RESTAURANT REVIEW: Kashif’s fusion food : Brand new out of the box restaurant, Mint Road Fordsburg. We were seated at the wok side, right under the chef Kashif’s nose while he was preparing the meals. We tried to spy at what goes into the meals while flames exploded and entertained the little one as he cooked the divine meals. Prices are reasonable or relative compared to the Mongoo place on the other side. Variety of foods on offer: Stir fries, fish dishes and other mouth watering specialties. Waiters were friendly, but are still learning the ropes. The Malaysian prawns I had were delicious. A mixture of herbs and spices.. so much for my spy work, I couldn’t figure out what was in it. I could taste the coconut milk- other ingredients well must be a secret recipe.. Send us a review of a restaurant in your area for next month’s . restaurant review

Kashifs Fusion Foods, Restaurant & Deli
58 Mint Road, Cnr Barney Simon Road
Tel No:
011 838 7861
Fax No:

NOMINATE A NANIMA Do you know someone in your area that is a Nanima in the making? He/she knows the whole world,the who’s who and everyday happenings in your community? If you looking for anything in your area, they know where to find it. If you know someone best suited for the job, please send me their details i.e. Name, home telephone number/email address or cell number. This person will be my ears and eyes of the community, Nanima’s little helper.Nanima needs to start networking and needs your help. Email us Nominate a Nanima


When life serves you lemons, make lemonade.



Lemon contains citric acid, it quickly changes the body’s acid condition into an alkaline one. Lemon juice in water with a little honey, 2-3 times/day helps cure halitosis (bad breath)! Sometimes a shot of lemon or lime juice will cure your hiccups! Lemon juice daily first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach) eliminates water retention, helps with weight reduction, and keeps the system alkaline. For the flu, juice one lemon and add a cup of hot water with honey.



An Nur Dawah Movement Save the Orphans An invitation to a ladies only gathering. We would like to extend an invitation to all our Muslim Sisters at 14h30 Dates and Venues: 10th February 2008 – Nana memorial Brixton; 17th February 2008 – Nurul Islam Hall Lenasia; 24th February 2008 – Roshnee Civic Centre; Donations R50-00 book your seat now. Contact: Shenaaz 0761878651 Waheeda 0762791003 Tasneem 0736827331

Sheikh Raed To visit SA 7th February – Nurul Islam Masjid – After Esha 8:45pm; 8th February – Mayfair Jummah Masjid – Jummah Salaah – 12:30pm 8th February – Darus Salaam Centre Laudium – After Esha 8:45pm; 9th February – Masjid Taqwah Springs – After Esha 8:45pm


Pregnant workshop Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital will be hosting the Pregnant workshop for expectant mums and dads as part of national Pregnancy Awareness Week at the Botanic Gardnes visitors complex on Friday 15 February from 09h00 – 1200. Seating is limited. Please contact the Marketing Department on (031) 268 5083 or email to book a seat.

Cape Town

LET’S MIX IT 2 Monday, February 04, 2008 – Saturday, February 16, 2008 The team that brought you the acclaimed Let’s Mix It brings you LET’S MIX IT 2, DOUBLE THE TROUBLE, TWICE THE SPICE. Hadji Fatima Abrahamse, is back. Together with her ever-nagging floor manager, Albert, the scene is set for yet another hilarious romp. This time Hadji Fatima and her brand new quirky guests will be tackling (in true Cape Flats style) subjects such as spice, mice, lice, rice, and ice. Did we mention spice? There will be magic, hypnotism and certainly more action all from the kitchen of Hadji Fatima on her birthday, so be prepared for big surprises. Starring Abduraghmaan Adams and Gary Naidoo, and directed by Rafiek Mammon. Venue: Baxter Concert Hall Contact details: Baxter box office on 021 680 3989 or 021 685 7880, during office hours, or Computicket call centre 083 915 8100, 011 340 8000 or 083 131 Monday � Saturday 08:00 � 20:00.
Time: 8pm Entrance: R60 – R70 Type of Event: Theatre .


Gerrard England Captain Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will captain England in Wednesday’s friendly against Switzerland, the team’s first match under new Italian coach Fabio Capello.
Gerrard leads the side at Wembley in the absence of injured defender John Terry who was the regular captain under former manager Steve McClaren.


Tunisia 2 – 3 Cameroon
Egypt2 – 1Angola
Ivory Coast5 – 0 Guinea
Ghana2 – 1Nigeria


Energy saving lights Ok, so here’s the deal. Eskom has a campaign regarding exchanging your old light bulbs for a new energy efficient light bulbs. We were a little proactive and decided we wanted to do our bit to save energy this weekend. We bought energy efficient lights and enthusiastically changed all the light bulbs. When we switced it on at night it felt as if we were living on star trek space ship. The light was so bright it made our eyes water and almost gave us a migraine. After doing some investigation we found that we bought the wrong watt bulb. We bought 14W = 75W. We had to get a 11W=60W or lower bulb. We changed all the bulbs back to the energy eating ones and took the space ship ones back. We bought a 11W =60W bulb. Works like a charm and saves 49W per bulb.Take your power back,be grateful, “Stop whining, no one likes a whiner”(Hamza Yusuf) and be part of the solution, not the problem.
Lighting Tips



Send us your Wedding Announcements

Zubair Ismail of Crosby to Zaheeda Amod Durban;Zaahid Hoosein to Nafisa Moola Lenasia; Marshaad Rajie of Azaadville to Hawa Bibi Osman of Basosonia; Ziyaad Minty of Nelspriut to Fatima Mangera of Welkom; Suhail Mohammed of Claudius to Aatika Pandor of Azaadville; Hfz Akeel Deedat of Lenasia to Salma Bassa of Durban; Masood Ahmed to Hasina Kaloo of Lenasia; Hafz Akeel Deedat to Salma Bassa of Durban;
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Send us your Birth Announcements

Congratulations to Riaad Moosa and Farzana Bemat on the birth of their bouncing baby boy. I just hope Dr. Riaad didn’t have the gynae in stiches or take over the delivery for Farzana’s sake. May Allah make him the coolness of your eyes,(the baby, i mean, ok and the doc.). InshaAllah.


Malaysian Prawn Curry

24 large prawns, peeled & deveined
half onion
4 garlic cloves, crushed
4 tablespoons clear apple juice OR white grape juice OR apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon curry paste
quarter cup tomatoes, peeled, seeded & chopped (you may use canned but drain them well)
2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
1 tablespoon flour
1 (400 ml) can coconut milk (or use coconut milk powder and mix just over 1 cup)
half teaspoon ketchup

METHOD 1,2, 3
1. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a saucepan.
2. Add onion and saute until transparent.
3. Add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add flour and stir until fully incorporated, add ketchup, stir.
5. Add coconut milk slowly, stirring constantly, use a whisk so there are no lumps.
6. Add wine and curry paste and tomatoes.
7. Stir and simmer 10-15 minutes.
8. While the sauce is simmering melt the second tbsp of butter in a skillet and add prawns, saut� until they are deep pink (do not overcook prawns).
9. Add sauce and serve at once over rice or noodles.


Child Care

Durban I am looking for a responsible person to look after my 3 year old son while I go to work. Can you please help me find someone. I currently send him to Mariam Bee School in the mornings, I am looking for someone from 12:30 – 5:30
Pretoria East Looking for reliable muslim aupair in Silverlakes Pretoria.
East Rand Looking for baby care lessons?


Midrand Please can you assist me I am looking for Madressah in Midrand or someone teaching professionally ?
Mayfair and surrounds Offering tuition for children up to grade 9, in all learning areas incl. Afrikaans. Not far from J.M.S, SAMA and Fordsburg primary.
Actonville Private Madressah classes offered for ladies or children.
Worcestor Islamic creche for impoverished community, accepts non muslim children as well, looking for sponsors to build a jungle gym to enhance childrens motor, social and playing skills.

Nani’s Taxi

Houghton WITS 1st year male BCom Law student seeks transport from WITS to 6th Avenue Houghton.
Robertsham Looking for transport child from creche to home?
Ridgeway-LMS Transport offered from Ridgeway/Robertsham to LMS.


Actonville Looking for person for baking in Actonville?


Actonville Beaute Skin & Body Opening specials Mini facial, mani and Pedi R150; throw in a back, neck and shoulder massage R200 and many more specials. Spoil yourself.
Witbank Widow offers Mehndi, waxing and other beauty treatments in Pine Ridge.

Boarding and Lodging

Wits WITS 1st year male student seeks boarding in Mayfair area cost should include washing, meals on weekends as well
KillarneyYoung muslim female living in spacious apartment looking for flatmate own bedroom, separate dining room and lounge. Furnished kitchen, parking and complex has a pool. Walking distance from Killarney mall. Very close to the highway.



MF01: 35 Female Islam IT Business Analyst Single Medium in complexion, avg height, Size 36,brown eyes, black shoulder length hair, Enjoys Reading ,watch movies(english/hindi),going to the mall, walking, socializing Watches Hindi movies Listens to filmi songs and English love ballads. Reads Stephen King novels, Listens Radio lotus/radio islam. Enjoys holidays to India Seeking: Single male 30-38,professional,employed,financially stable, caring, understanding, respectable, strictly sober habits, loving, commitment for marriage
MF02: 36 Female Islam Secretary in Government Single1.62m tall, medium in complexion, professional secretary, long dark brown hair, brown eyes, built- slightly on the fuller figure, deeni inclined, family orientated. loves the outdoors, the ocean, reading, doing creative hobbies, scrapping, bead work Listens to Indian music, English classic Reads Quran ? regularly; Palomino ? Daniel Steel Watches Soapies ? Days, Isidingo and Indian Movies Likes holidays at the sea side or sum day India Seeking: Single, professional male, age between 36-42, deeni inclined, caring, financially independent.


MM08 27 Hafiz, wears Kurta and has beard, breadwinner of the family looking for beautiful wife.

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