052- Addiction

Written by on August 1, 2008 in Newsletter


Addiction My name is Nanima and it has been 3 months 12 days and 5 hours since my last drink. (I always wonder why they call it alcoholics anonymous when in the movies they show you how you have to stand up and say your name in front of everyone before you tell your story.)The drink referred to is that black fizzy sugary substance. Eish, the first month was the worst because I went cold turkey and the withdrawals was painful.

In prison, not that I have been, you get rewarded for good behaviour. In the real world of reality TV, it is ironic how the world rewards laziness and bad behaviour. You are untidy, a TV show will do a home makeover for you and you will get a brand new home. You have a skoroskoro, a real wreckless abandon that you have bumped and smashed due to bad driving and you get your ride p imped up. You dress like a slob and you get a whole new wardrobe because you had no dress sense. You an addict, you end up in a 5 star facility where you will get pampered back to reality sometimes even for free. I always wonder if the shows went back to the untidy homes what would the state of it be. Will the makeover be back to square one, track pants and takkies. All these shows superficially tackle the symptoms and put elastoplaster on them and don’t tackle the root of the problem.

The challenge is maintenance and balance. With addiction that line is very hazy. Addiction is overindulgence. Some things are good for you but overindulgence can cause problems. Food is good for you but do you eat to live or do you live to eat. We have to work but does additional stress’ fatigue’ conflict pay it’s dues due to overworking. The poster children for addiction are drugs’ alcohol’ smoking. These days there are other subtle addictions that we must beware of: Internet Addiction’ SMS addiction’ Computer and TV game addiction’ too much call more time’ too much TV’ OverSleeping’ OverEating’ OverSpending and even OverThinking.

Addiction is a state in which the body relies on something for normal functioning and develops physical dependence. When this thing is suddenly removed’ it will cause withdrawal’ a characteristic set of signs and symptoms. Attached to addiction is compulsive behaviour’ which results in a cycle of destructive relationships. It finishes with the loss of free will’ identity and an inability to manage one’s life and relationships successfully on life’s terms. This can be fatal.

We over indulge in these things because we want to escape from our reality. We don’t want to be where we are and want to be somewhere else. Either high of cocaine’ chatting to someone who is not there’mixing it or chatting on the telephone while 10 people are sitting around you (ironic if that same person you were mixing it with or chatting on the telephone was sitting there with you in the same room’ I am sure you would not be talking to them and either jabbing on the phone or busy Mixing it with someone else). There is an emptiness and void that we are always trying to fill up by overindulging in our fetishes.


“You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.” David Ryan
“Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados(fans) are both called users?” Clifford Stoll


Determine The Root Cause: 5 Whys: Tracing a Problem to Its Origins
In medicine’ it’s easy to understand the difference between treating symptoms and curing a medical condition. Sure’ when you’re in pain because you’ve broken your wrist’ you WANT to have your symptoms treated – now! However’ taking painkillers won’t heal your wrist’ and true healing is needed before the symptoms can disappear for good. If you only fix the symptoms – what you see on the surface – the problem will almost certainly happen again. which will lead you to fix it’ again’ and again’ and again. If’ instead’ you look deeper to figure out why the problem is occurring’ you can fix the underlying systems and processes that cause the problem. Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a popular and often-used technique that helps people answer the question of why the problem occurred in the first place. Root Cause Analysis seeks to identify the origin of a problem. It uses a specific set of steps’ with associated tools’ to find the primary cause of the problem’ so that you can:
1. Determine what happened.
2. Determine why it happened.
3. Figure out what to do to reduce the likelihood that it will happen again.
By repeatedly asking the question “Why” (five is a good rule of thumb)’ you can peel away the layers of symptoms which can lead to the root cause of a problem
How To Complete The 5 Whys? 1. Write down the specific problem. Writing the issue helps you formalize the problem and describe it completely. It also helps a team focus on the same problem.
2. Ask Why the problem happens and write the answer down below the problem.
3. If the answer you just provided doesn’t identify the root cause of the problem that you wrote down in step 1′ ask Why again and write that answer down.
4. Loop back to step 3 until the team is in agreement that the problem’s root cause is identified. Again’ this may take fewer or more times than five Whys.
e.g. Problem Statement: You are on your way home from work and your car stops in the middle of the road.
1. Why did your car stop?
Because it ran out of gas.
2. Why did it run out of gas?
Because I didn’t buy any gas on my way to work.
3. Why didn’t you buy any gas this morning? Because I didn’t have any money.
4. Why didn’t you have any money?
Because I lost it all last night in a poker game.
5. Why did you lose your money in last night’s poker game? Because I’m not very good at “bluffing” when I don’t have a good hand.


CRESCENT OF HOPE: THE MAGALIESBURG HEALTH CENTRE – DRUGS Telephone 014 577 2171 083 653 8788 Portion 21 Rietpoort 395JQ

AL KHALEELis a community-based organization that meets once a week every Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm at 65 Foyle Street’ Crosby to offer free counseling to recovering drug addicts For further information please contact: Ayesha (082 630 5880)

NISHTARA ALCOHOL & DRUG CENTRE – LENASIA Tel: (011) 854-5988 Alt: (011) 834-3228 Fax: (011) 854-5989

Phone: 079-066-3382

SOUTH AFRICAN DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY GROUP To contact a counsellor between 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday’ call: (011) 262-6396


Friday’ July 25
Cape Town: Baba Indaba
Sunday’ July 27
Johannesburg: 702 Discovery walk the talk
Tuesday’ July 29
Western Cape: Lifeline Training courses
Lenasia: Moulana Suliman Moola LecturesTue’ Jul 29′ 7pm – 8pm
Friday’ August 1
Johannesburg: The Nedbank Eastern Bridal Fair
Click here for more events information


Vodacom Challenge Kaizer Chiefs will not be lulled into a false sense of security when they meet arch rivals Orlando Pirates in their Vodacom Challenge clash at Port Elizabeth’s EPRU Stadium on Thursday night. Kick-off is at 8.10pm. Pirates fielded a reserve team in their Challenge clash against English and European champions Manchester United at Durban’s Kings Park Stadium on Tuesday night and were beaten 1-0 in a lacklustre match that rarely got out of first gear. The best match of the tournament so far was the opening game between United and Amakhosi which ended 1-1 at Newlands’ Cape Town’ last Saturday. Both outfits fielded almost full strength sides and as a result the capacity crowd got their money’s worth. Thursday night’s winner will play the English giants in the Challenge final at Loftus on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3.30pm and the match is completely sold out.


Eng v SA South Africa won by 10 wickets
Currie Cup Cheetahs 31 9 Sharks
Currie Cup Div 1 Griffons 24 30 Pumas
Currie Cup Div 1 Eagles 29 6 Mighty Elephants
Currie Cup Griquas 32 36 Lions
Currie Cup Kavaliers 10 26 Blue Bulls
Tri-Nations Australia 16 9 South Africa
Currie Cup Valke 38 32 WP

Tour de France – Result after stage 17

Standing Rider Rider number bib Team Time Gaps
1 SASTRE Carlos 11 TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 74h 39′ 03″
2 SCHLECK Frank 17 TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 74h 40′ 27″ + 01′ 24″
3 KOHL Bernhard 115 GEROLSTEINER 74h 40′ 36″ + 01′ 33″
4 EVANS Cadel 1 SILENCE – LOTTO 74h 40′ 37″ + 01′ 34″
5 MENCHOV Denis 131 RABOBANK 74h 41′ 42″ + 02′ 39″
6 VANDEVELDE Christian 191 GARMIN CHIPOTLE 74h 43′ 44″ + 04′ 41″
7 VALVERDE Alejandro 31 CAISSE D’EPARGNE 74h 44′ 38″ + 05′ 35″
8 SANCHEZ Samuel 27 EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 74h 44′ 55″ + 05′ 52″
9 VALJAVEC Tadej 109 AG2R-LA MONDIALE 74h 47′ 13″ + 08′ 10″
10 EFIMKIN Vladimir 104 AG2R-LA MONDIALE 74h 47′ 27″ + 08′ 24″


Tour de France – Individual standing

11 SASTRE Carlos (Yellow) TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 74h 39′ 03″
133 FREIRE Oscar (Green) RABOBANK 219 pts
115 KOHL Bernhard (Red dots) GEROLSTEINER 125 pts
16 SCHLECK Andy TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 74h 49′ 18″
TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 223h 50′ 44″

Tour de France Team Overall Standing

Standing Team Time Gaps
1 TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 223h 50′ 44″
2 AG2R-LA MONDIALE 224h 00′ 11″ + 09′ 27″
3 RABOBANK 224h 51′ 50″ + 1h 01′ 06″
4 EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 225h 01′ 45″ + 1h 11′ 01″
5 CAISSE D’EPARGNE 225h 02′ 29″ + 1h 11′ 45″

Latest transfers Wednesday’ July 23′ 2008

Player From To Fee
Valon Behrami Lazio West Ham United Pounds 5’000’000
David Bell Luton Town Norwich City Undisclosed
Jose Fonte Benfica Crystal Palace Undisclosed
Simon Thomas Borehamwood Town Crystal Palace Nominal
Mickael Darnet AS Cannes Nottingham Forest Free
Nicky Deverdics Free Barnet Free
Emmanuel Mendy Murcia Deportivo Liverpool Free
Florian Sturm Free Milton Keynes Dons Free
Matt Bailey Wolverhampton Wanderers Burton Albion Loan
Scott Davies Reading Aldershot Loan
Ben Starosta Sheffield United Aldershot Loan


Lawn Care Tips for a healthy’ pesticide-free lawn/grass
1. Read the label.
Before you purchase a lawn product’ read the whole label. The label contains ingredient lists’ safety and handling information’ and instructions for use and disposal. If the product says it is a hazard to humans or the environment’ it is best to avoid it.
2. Just say no to pesticides.
Caring for your lawn without synthetic chemicals is easy and doesn’t have to be costly. You’ll be pleased with the results’ especially if you aren’t in a big hurry to achieve that “golf course” look’ or if you enjoy the pleasant naturalized color and texture variation that comes with a healthy mixture of plants.
3. Mow high.
Set your mower to 2″-3″. This step alone is as effective as herbicides in eliminating most unwanted weed plants. Save time’ money and landfill space by leaving the clippings on the lawn as fertilizer.
4. Water infrequently’ but deeply.
You may not need to water at all. If you do’ water 1 inch (in a rain gauge)’ no more than once per week. Water in the early morning only. This encourages deep grass roots’ and discourages fungus and weed germination. Cut back further in August when drinking water may be in short supply and your turf grass can go dormant.
5. Feed your lawn only lightly.
Use organic compost or organic fertilizer. Do this only in spring or early fall’ otherwise you’ll be feeding your annual weeds.


Special Wedding Announcement

Nanima would like to congratulate Sadia Serajoodien (father Moinudien) on her Nikah with Hafez Muhammad Vahed. Nikah was held Mosque: Muaz bin Jabbal after Asr on July 19th 2008.


Zubair Omar – Lenasia South to Safiyyah Methar – Lenasia South on 26th July 2008 after Maghrib Inshallah!
Nabeel Bapoo of Cape Town to Shafiqa Ally of Klerksdorp
ML Saeed Ahmed Mia to Hasina Daya of Straatsdrift
Ismail Yusuf Majid of Durban to Zainub Saleh of Roshnee
Zaaakir Tootla of Durban to Fatima Bassa of Harrismith
Ismail Sader to Suraya Choonara of Lenz
Mohammed Imtiaz to Mashooda Tarajia
Yusuf Fazel Ayob of Standerton to Fahima Essay
Ebrahim Kader of Mayfair to Amina Bibi Moosa
Ebrahim Choonara of Lenz to Umarah Peeraly of Lenz

Send us your Wedding Announcements

Radio Islam Nikah Page


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A Basic Detox Diet

A Basic Cleansing Diet should make you feel a lot better and give your body a chance to rest from overindulging.
Rule 1: Rest
If you are going to clean out your system’ take a day or two off and rest because the Cleansing Diet can make you feel tired and could interfere with activities like driving. Spend the day relaxing and listening to soothing music’ reading and sleeping to recharge your batteries. Meditation and doing relaxing exercises are also excellent ways of restoring harmony to the body and soul. Remember to switch off all telephones’ fax machines and the TV’ to block out irritating stimuli which will detract from your relaxation. Try arranging an aromatherapy or reflexology session as a special treat’ or indulge in a facial. If you can persuade the therapist to treat you in your own home you will derive the greatest benefit and avoid having to drive.

Rule 2: Liquid
Drink as much liquid as possible. Clean water’ spring water’ diluted fruit juices’ fresh fruit and vegetable juices whipped up in a food processor’ and iced rooibos tea with lemon and honey’ are all excellent liquids to detoxify the body. A high liquid intake helps to flush out the liver’ the kidneys and the bowel.

Rule 3: Dietary fibre
If you feel that you need more than liquids to sustain you during the cleansing period’ concentrate on eating foods rich in dietary fibre to clean out the bowel. The following foods are the best sources of dietary fibre: fresh’ raw’ unpeeled fruits and vegetables’ dried fruit’ wholewheat bread’ high-bran cereal’ oats’ brown rice’ wholewheat crackers and snack breads. Soak dried fruit in boiling water overnight and boil in soaking liquid till soft. Add one to two tablespoons of honey. Add fruit and liquid to oatmeal porridge for a delicious’ fibre-rich breakfast.

Rule 4: Vitamin and mineral supplements
When you take time out for a day or two to allow your body to heal itself’ remember to continue with your vitamin and mineral supplements.

Rule 5: Avoid
The Basic Cleansing Diet should not be used for longer than two days. Do not use this diet if you suffer from any illness’ or have problems such as heart disease’ diabetes’ low blood sugar’ kidney problems’ or any other serious condition. Do not exert yourself while using the diet’ so all strenuous activities’ exercise and working are taboo. Avoid all stimulants such as alcohol’ Ceylon tea’ coffee’ cola drinks’ carbonated cold drinks’ chocolate’ cacao and cigarettes. Avoid all stressful situations and contact with the busy outside world. Concentrate on regenerating your batteries and purifying your system. You can use this Basic Cleansing Diet whenever you feel that the excesses of eating’ drinking and partying are damaging your health’ but never exceed the two day limit.


Bridal catering

Jhb Need to have a walima this Sunday’ for about 50 people. Called BismiLLAH’s and Shrinagar something and the cost is about R90 per head plus R2’000 for the hall. Think this is expensive. Is there anywhere or any person you know off who could help me with venue’ food’ catering? Should you have any questions or queries please feel free to contact me. 0834437867
Laudium Can you help’need to hire utensils’crockery etc for wedding.thanks for your help.

Child Care

East Rand Slms Please can u help me I am desperately looking for a muslim daycare centre or daymother to look after my baby who is now 3 years old’ in the Boksburg area preferably near East Rand Mall Jazaakallah
Kelvin I’m looking for assistance with my two kids. Both are girls and their ages are 3 years and 5 months. I work a half day and am looking for someone to assist with overseeing their care. I will have a domestic worker who will assist with the big tasks. Preferably an elderly muslim woman who will be able to see to additional minor tasks as well. The working hours will be from 8 to 1:30 and a day off every two weeks. I live in Kelvin which is right next to Marlboro. 083 570 7081


Midrand I have just moved into the midrand area’ and would like to find out if you know of any madressahs 078 801 9829

Boarding and Lodging

I am looking for accommodation / boarding in benoni or any surrounding areas. Is there anything available I am looking between the price range of R1500.00 -R2500.00 I am a muslim male age 31. This is an urgent matter. Your urgent response would be much appreciated Cell: 0839820953

Nani’s Taxi

Midrand Looking for school transport in Midrand
Pretoriawould you know if there is a lift club from Werda Park to Lynnwood’Pretoria from 7.30 to 4.oop.m. willing to share costs.



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