Nanima.co.za 053 – Matters of the heart

Written by on August 8, 2008 in Newsletter

NANIMA’S PANCHAAT

Backtracking If you noticed something, this is newsletter 53 and I sent 54 last week. Due to internetlessness, I couldn’t send this newsletter out. Enjoy.
Greyville Primary does it again Greyville Primary school has won first prize Gauteng Teachers Awards for primary education. Well done.
Where’s Wally? I have never seen so many grown man squirm in my life, like when we watched Wally’s open heart operation on TV. I hope he is doing well and not overindulging on the free Nandos. As Wally opened his heart to us, I am sure it was a real eye opener to all of us on how we abuse our bodies. The “Meet Wally’s Heart” campaign was initiated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa to alert people to the dangers of poor lifestyle and dietary choices that lead to heart disease. A lot of people were disgusted that most of the adverts were sponsored by the unhealthiest food around. None the less, it was amazing to see how they rip open you chest to take out such a tiny little vessel that can be so fatal.When I saw them remove that vein or artery or whatever it was, it reminded me of when I wash my already washed chickens and remove all the remaining bloody parts. I am sure every Nanima would be great at open heart surgery. Deveining the hearts and then stiching the pieces back together.Pity I failed needlework and don’t wash my own chickens, otherwise I would have been great at it.

NANIMA’S WISE WORDS

“Seeds, like hearts must open to grow.”Carol Horos

NANIMA’S REMEDY

The Heart and the Brain Hamza Yusuf
According to the hadith, the heart is a source of knowledge. The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said that wrong action is what irritates the heart. Thus, the heart actually knows wrong actions, and this is one of the reasons why people can do terrible things, but, ultimately, they are affected negatively. In Crime and Punishment, the brilliant Russian author Dostoevsky’s indicates that crime itself is the perpetrator’s punishment because human beings have to live with the result of their actions: their souls are affected. When people do something against the heart, they act against the soul, and that actually affects human beings to the degree that they will go into a state of spiritual agitation, and people will use many ways to cover this up. To hide their agitation, people use alcohol, drugs, and sexual experimentation; they also seek power, wealth, and fame, taking themselves into a state of heedlessness, submerging themselves into the ephemeral world which causes them to forget their essential nature and to forget their hearts. Thus, people become cut off from their hearts.

Wrong Actions Sicken the Heart
One of the things about being cut off from the heart is that the more cut off from the heart one becomes, the sicker the heart grows because the heart needs nourishment, and heedlessness starves the spiritual heart. When one goes into a state of unawareness of Allah and the akhira, one becomes unaware of the infinite world in relation to the finite world, unaware that we are in this world for a temporary period. When we look at the infinite world in relation to the finite world, suddenly our concerns become focused on the infinite world and not on the finite world. On the other hand, when people are completely immersed within the finite world, believing that they will be here forever, believing that they will not be taken to account for their actions, this action in and of itself ultimately leads to the spiritual death of the hearts. However, before it dies and becomes putrid and completely foul, the heart will show many symptoms. These are the spiritual diseases of the hearts. For full article on some diseases of the heart and it’s cures http://www.crescentlife.com/spirituality/alchemy_of_the_heart.htm

NANIMA’S TV

Putting your heart into worship- Hamza Yusuf

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67mMHPNsMdI

MADALA’S SECTION

Lightening Bolt strikes twice in the same place Wow, amazing. Fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt from Jamaica: If you haven’t heard and been under a rock somewhere, he broke the world record in the 100m and 200m in the 2008 Olympic games, something that has never done before in the Olympic games. He did it so effortlessly. Makes you wonder if he would have been even faster in the 100m if he didn’t side step and relax at the end.
Halala Mokoena Halala Well done to Khotso Mokoena for his silver medal for the long jump. I was watching the event live. Nailbiting.

Scoreboard

Man Utd 1 – 1 Newcastle
Aston Villa 4 – 2 Man City
Chelsea 4 – 0 Portsmouth
Sunderland 0 – 1 Liverpool

Logs

Double Winner times

Year Name, Country 100 time 200 time
2008 Usain Bolt, Jamaica 9.69 19.30
1984 Carl Lewis, U.S. 9.99 19.80
1972 Valeriy Borzov, Soviet Union 10.14 20.00
1956 Bobby Morrow, U.S. 10.5 20.7
1936 Jesse Owens, U.S. 10.3 20.7
1932 Eddie Tolan, U.S. 10.3 21.2
1928 Percy Williams, Canada 10.8 21.8
1912 Ralph Craig, U.S. 10.8 21.7
1904 Archie Hahn, U.S. 11 21.6

Olympic 2008 Medal Log

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Medals
1 ChinaCHN – China 46 15 22 83
2 United StatesUSA – United States 29 34 31 94
3 Great BritainGBR – Great Britain 17 12 11 40
4 Russian Fed.RUS – Russian Fed. 16 16 19 51
5 AustraliaAUS – Australia 11 13 14 38
6 GermanyGER – Germany 11 8 12 31
7 KoreaKOR – Korea 10 10 6 26
8 JapanJPN – Japan 9 6 9 24
9 ItalyITA – Italy 6 7 8 21
10 NetherlandsNED – Netherlands 6 5 4 15
11 UkraineUKR – Ukraine 5 5 9 19
12 JamaicaJAM – Jamaica 5 3 1 9

MADALA’S GREEN FINGERS

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.According to Dr. Harry Seftel Indian people are at high risk to develop heart disease. Dr. Oz from Oprah fame would much rather help you prevent heart disease than perform an operation on you. Here are 5 tips that Dr. Oz says will help you decrease your risk of having a heart attack.
1. Go out and play. You are better off being in good shape and fat than thin and in bad shape. There’s no pill or diet that can substitute for the health benefits of exercise. Don’t starve yourself, but eat well and get moving, doing whatever kind of exercise is fun for you. Go for a bike ride with your spouse, or play basketball with your kids. You’ll look and feel better, and your heart will thank you.
2. Watch your waistline. Despite the advice above, where your fat lands is key. Abdominal fat is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome, which dramatically increases the risk of heart disease. So do sit-ups and keep your waist measurement less than 40 inches for men and 35 inches for women.
3. Legal Nocturnal activity -(Heba Qotb can give you a few tips) Great exercise. Dysfunction in this department maybe that their could be dysfunction with your heart.
4. Go nuts. Rich in healthy fats, nuts are great to snack on and very filling, so you don’t feel compelled to eat as much junk.
5. Relieve the pressure. Emotional stress causes physical stress. Avoid traffic jams, for example, which studies show are associated with heart attacks. Relaxation techniques keep the heart healthy. Yoga and meditation are great, but even simple stress-reduction techniques can work. Try counting to 10 and taking yourself outside the situation, as if just observing it. Stress can also raise your blood pressure, and studies show that people with the lowest blood pressure have the fewest heart attacks. What we once thought was normal may be way too high for heart health. While we don’t know yet how low is low enough, if you have heart-disease risk factors and your blood pressure is 130/80 or higher, see your doctor.

Bouncing for a Healthy Heart Exercising on a trampoline has several benefits in terms of the body’s cardiovascular system:
1. Increases strength and fitness of the muscles, especially of the legs, helping to lighten the load on the heart when pumping blood around the body
2. Increases oxygen availability throughout the body
3. Maintains a healthy body weight and lessens the likelihood of obesity
4. Aids lymphatic circulation
5. Reduces level of cholesterol and triglycerides
6. Stimulates the metabolism and digestive processes.
Bones of Steel
Well, perhaps not quite, but it has been shown that this sort of high impact exercise, improves the bone mineral content and therefore the density thus lessening the likelihood of fractures due to osteoporosis. Unlike other forms of high impact exercise such as jogging, the bounciness of the trampoline mat absorbs the down force and won’t cause jarring of the load bearing joints or spine.
Motoring
Trampolining helps to develop motor skill because of the need to maintain both height and balance simultaneously while responding to gravitational forces. Thus, all sides of the body and brain are involved in the exercise. You don’t need a large trampoline to be able to benefit in the above ways. A small, portable one, known as a rebounder, will do just as well.

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Trampoline—Incredible-Health-Benefits&id=133206

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEDDING

Send us your Wedding Announcements

Mohammed Varachia of Leslie to Fatima Seedat of Applebosh
Qari Yusuf Bayat of Ermerlo to Shwaanah Angamia of Azaadville
Mohammed Haneef Samnakay of PMB to Mashooda Mookadam
Mohammed Riyaad Raool to Fatima Dindar
Mohammed Valley to Zeenat Mohammed of Lenz
Abdul Haq Seedat to Nasreen Pelwan
ML. Mohammed Bhamjee of Brits
Hfz Uwais Dada of UK to Sameera Seedat
Harith Phaldi of Botswana to Nazneen Mangera
Ml Shirazudeen Parket of Cape Town to Apa Samira Khan of Robersham
Ml Yusuf Gatoo of Lenasia to Ruwaida Badat of Lenasia South
Ml Ridwaan Ravat of Palmridge to Summaya Cajee of Roshnee
Zainun Ebrahim Mohammed of Lameez Khattab of Azaadville

Radio Islam Nikah Page

BIRTH

We would like to welcome Yusaira Kadir on 7/8/08, 5th shabaan 1429 daughter of Mohamed Faheem and Farzana Kadir

Send us your Birth Announcements

RECIPE

Wally’s Eating Plan

I now realize that bad eating habits are a major contributor to my heart condition. Therefore my dietician has designed an eating plan specifically for me to follow after my surgery.
“This eating plan is a guideline created specifically for Wally and is not to be followed by anyone other than Wally without consulting a qualified health practitioner. ”
Breakfast:
* 1 cup porridge or 1 half cups cereal with 200 ml milk or low fat yoghurt
* (If preferred 2 slices whole-wheat toast with half cup baked beans or 30g tinned fish or 45 g cottage cheese or 2 tablespoons peanut butter or occasional egg)
* 1 fruit
Snack:
* 1 fruit
Lunch:
* 2-3 slices whole-wheat (low GI) bread
* Spread – see note below
* 30 g fish, skinless chicken or 45 g cottage cheese
* Salad such as tomato, lettuce, cucumber etc
Snack:
* 1 fruit
Dinner:
* 90-120 g fish, skinless chicken or lean meat (including ostrich)
* 2 medium size potatoes, 1cup of brown rice or whole-wheat pasta or couscous
* 1-2 cups vegetables and/or salad
Bedtime snack:
* 3 whole-wheat crackers with cottage cheese, avo or peanut butter or a fruit
* Glass of milk or unsweetened yoghurt if not taken earlier (could make a smoothie if hungry!)
Notes:
* It is essential to have some fats so choose the good fats e.g. vegetable oils, soft margarines etc
* Avoid frying of foods
* Avoid adding salt!
* Have a variety of foods
* Eat regular meals

NANIMA’S NOTICEBOARD

Meals

JohannesburgFresh seafood available daily(Crosby area) .We deliver to Johannesburg central areas. Contact Zain on 0731661768 or 011 477 9120.
Johannesburg: I am getting married on the 14th March next year and I am in desperate need of a caterer. Is it possible for you to please email me your menu and price list.
Sandton am the executive chef for a training centre in Sandton, I am looking for a Halaal Certified Caterer that will do deliveries to me
Laudium Can you please help me find a cook or catering company in Laudium, Centurion. thank you for you help and the service you provide. I am looking for someone that can make South African style Indian mutton Biryani for December. Other dishes include Sojee and Sour milk Salad

Child Care

Mayfair West: Please help me, as I am desperately looking for a live-in maid To take care of the house and check on the children when. They are not in school and madressah. I live in Crosby, Mayfair West

Lessons

Durban: I am in Durban and am looking to go for some traditional Indian food and cake maybe wedding cakes as well.
Midrand Please can you supply contact information for any female person offering madressa lessons on weekends for children. I live in the Midrand area, where there is no such facility. The lessons could either be in Johannesburg or Pretoria.
BosmontI am looking for a Madressah for my sister-in-law. She has recently converted through marriage & is currently attending Madressah in Bosmont (Darum Uloom). She is a working mother & the classes she attends now are 3x a week, for 2 hours at a time. This is proving to be too taxing for her as she has to still help her daughter with homework & cook for her family. Please could you provide me with details of Madressah’s in the surrounding area (Bosmont, Newclare, Mayfair, Florida) where they offer these classes on a Sunday.

Nani’s Taxi

Mayfair WestI am looking for Transport for my kids to and from school and madressah. I live in Crosby Mayfair West
Lenasia to Hyde ParkIf anyone is travelling from Lenasia, preferably Ext 5 to Hyde Park or provides transport services for the same, kindly contact Saajida urgetnly on 083 666 0678 or 011 854 3009.

Boarding and Lodging

Buccleuch We have apartments for rent in buccleuch! Please let us know if there are any ppl interested! They are two bedroom..two bathroom.. No pets allowed. Apartments are brand new. Rental R5000 082 786 1121
Marlboro I am looking for a house or flat in the marlboro and suroundind area preferably near masjid . Contact zaakir @0722139040

Elderly Support

Laudium My sister has been ill and living with us for the last few months … she is recovering & wants to get home and needs someone to help her run her house including cooking (including special a diet for her>, answering phones/doorbells, shopping, running errands, perhaps some homework help for her two sons (aged 14 & 9). Someone elderly might be a better idea. She would also love to homeschool next year, so some help with that will be an added bonus. She won’t be needing anyone any longer once she’s totally recovered, Insha-Allah!

Madala’s

Plumber

Mayfair West I am looking for a plumber 0829599595

Tiler

Valhalla We are looking for a tiler to tile approximately 80 – 90 square metres. It is big floor tiles that need to be layed starting Monday, if possible. We will first need a quote. Please contact 072 808 6396 to make arrangements for a quotation.

Handyman

Lenasia I am looking for a handyman?

MATCHMAKING

Muslim Female
Muslim Male
Hindu

NANIMA’S WISE WORDS

“Seeds, like hearts must open to grow.”Carol Horos

NANIMA’S REMEDY

The Heart and the Brain Hamza Yusuf
According to the hadith, the heart is a source of knowledge. The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said that wrong action is what irritates the heart. Thus, the heart actually knows wrong actions, and this is one of the reasons why people can do terrible things, but, ultimately, they are affected negatively. In Crime and Punishment, the brilliant Russian author Dostoevsky’s indicates that crime itself is the perpetrator’s punishment because human beings have to live with the result of their actions: their souls are affected. When people do something against the heart, they act against the soul, and that actually affects human beings to the degree that they will go into a state of spiritual agitation, and people will use many ways to cover this up. To hide their agitation, people use alcohol, drugs, and sexual experimentation; they also seek power, wealth, and fame, taking themselves into a state of heedlessness, submerging themselves into the ephemeral world which causes them to forget their essential nature and to forget their hearts. Thus, people become cut off from their hearts.

Wrong Actions Sicken the Heart
One of the things about being cut off from the heart is that the more cut off from the heart one becomes, the sicker the heart grows because the heart needs nourishment, and heedlessness starves the spiritual heart. When one goes into a state of unawareness of Allah and the akhira, one becomes unaware of the infinite world in relation to the finite world, unaware that we are in this world for a temporary period. When we look at the infinite world in relation to the finite world, suddenly our concerns become focused on the infinite world and not on the finite world. On the other hand, when people are completely immersed within the finite world, believing that they will be here forever, believing that they will not be taken to account for their actions, this action in and of itself ultimately leads to the spiritual death of the hearts. However, before it dies and becomes putrid and completely foul, the heart will show many symptoms. These are the spiritual diseases of the hearts. For full article on some diseases of the heart and it’s cures http://www.crescentlife.com/spirituality/alchemy_of_the_heart.htm

NANIMA’S TV

Putting your heart into worship- Hamza Yusuf

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67mMHPNsMdI

NANIMA’S DIARY

Lenasia Blood Donor Drive
When Aug 23, 2008
Where Signet Terrace
Description The Lenasia Blood Donor Clinic will again hold the World Blood Donor Drive in August to accommodate Muslim Blood Donors who will be observing Ramadaan during September. They aim to double the figure this year, last year a record 367 pints were donated, the Blood Donor Drive will take place on the 23rd and 24th August at Signet Terrace and the centre has lined up a variety of activities for the weekend such as : Jumping castles, dance extravaganza by Kashvita Dance Academy, demonstrations by JHB Emergency Services, SAPS Brass Band, face painting, performances by Bushan Das, Mona Maharaj, Ashmeetha Singh, there will be free gifts for donors and Tiger Wheel and Tyre will be giving away 2 sets of 17′ wheels and Yokohama tyres. The cast from “Broken Promises” and “Sugar Sweet Nothing” will be at the Blood Donor drive. The High School that brings through the most donors over the weekend will win a computer for their school. Any queries can be directed to Roshnee Govender (Blood Drive Co-ordinator) on 076-143-5032.
M.S.A Packaging for RHP @ Wits
When Aug 25 � 29 2008
Where Wits Univertiy
Description: Muslim Student’s Association together with SANZAF and Islamic Relief invite YOU to “GET INVOLVED” in their annual project. Run by muslim students across the country, the project aims to raise student conciousness about their social responsibility and assist underpriveliged families by providing basic supplies. http://www.msa-rhp.com http://www.msa-rhp.com
Click here for more events information

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