055 – Ramadan Mubarak 08

Written by on August 30, 2008 in Newsletter


SAFFRON TV From 1 September 2008, Saffron TV – a lifestyle and entertainment channel filled with a mix of local and international shows – will begin broadcasting on the DStv Indian platform on channel 456. The launch took place last night, Wednesday, 27 August 2008, in Parktown, Johannesburg. Saffron TV is a partnership between MultiChoice and Avusa Media and will be produced by the award-winning company Ochre Moving Pictures (OMP). Channel presenters include well-known media personalities Sorisha Naidoo, Strini Pillay and small screen newcomers Leticia Singh and Shalandra Bunseelal The channel will offer shows covering food, style and beauty, health, Bollywood news and reviews, celebrities and showbiz gossip, community news and many more. The 20-hour broadcast will run from 6am to 2am the following day, with the daily premiere block from 6pm until 10pm Monday to Friday, and on weekends from 1pm to 6pm. Here are the seven exciting local series viewers can look forward to: ‘Star Attraction’ (Saturdays at 1pm), ‘So Fabulous’ (Saturdays at 2pm), ‘Saffron Guys’ (Saturdays at 3pm), ‘Your Good Health’ (Thursdays at 8.30pm), ‘Saffron Extra’ (Sundays at 1pm), ‘The Singing Chef’ (Saturdays at 2pm) and ‘Saffron Talk’ (Sundays at 3pm).

LENASIA SKOP, SKIET RADIO DRAMA My little one was speaking to her nanima on Friday. In the background I heard commotion on the radio station my mother was listening to. I asked what’s happening, she said she doesn’t know. I switched on to the Radio Islam broadcast. I have never heard someone so excited, nervous, out of breath, confused, pumping with adrenalin and full of life ever on an Islamic radio station before. 2 criminals stole from a pharmacy and tried to escape by going down Cuckoo avenue in Lenasia close to the Radio Islam offices. It was the biggest mistake they could make because Azhar Vadi was on their tracks. He managed to get everyone who was listening worked up. “No, they in the school, no they not in the school, no they in this house, not they jumped into that house. No, there are 2, no there are 4.” All I could think was thank goodness my Nanima isn’t living in Lenasia Ext1, because if she heard all this commotion, her high blood pressure would have shot up sky high. For the elderly things like this could be fatal. I just found the whole broadcast very exciting but a little irresponsible because of the amount of worry and anxiety it caused especially to the parents of the school that was nearby the whole incident. As my mother said she hopes someone gave Azhar some sugar water to calm down.

RAMADAAN MUBARAK The final countdown begins. Ramadaan is round the corner. Are you prepared? Is the freezer bursting with savouries and treats? Do you have a plan to spend more time to get closer to Allah and spend less time slaving over a hot stove? For the cigarette smokers and the coffee drinkers this time is the most trying times because the withdrawals can be really nasty. Cut down from now so it won’t be so bad when the time comes. With Ramadaan comes the Ramadaan competitions. Watch this space for the Nanima Ramadaan competition. You must be a subscriber to enter. Don’t worry this one will be much easier then the last one. Download the Ramadaan Health Guide


“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint” Quran Surah 2: Ayah 183


The spiritual meaning of the Islamic Fasting

1. It teaches man the principle of sincere Love: because when he observes Fasting he does it out of deep love for God. And the man who loves God truly is a man who really knows what love is.
2. It equips man with a creative sense of hope and an optimistic outlook on life; because when he fasts he is hoping to please God and is seeking His Grace.
3. It imbues in man the genuine virtue of effective devotion, honest dedication and closeness to God; because when he fasts he does so for God and for His sake alone.
4. It cultivates in man a vigilant and sound conscience; because the fasting person keeps his fast in secret as well as in public. In fasting, especially, there is no mundane authority to check man’s behavior or compel him to observe fasting. He keeps it to please God and satisfy his own conscience by being faithful in secret and in public. There is no better way to cultivate a sound conscience in man.
5. It indoctrinates man in patience and selflessness, as through fasting, he feels the pains of deprivation but he endures them patiently.
6. It is an effective lesson in applied moderation and willpower.
7. Fasting also provides man with a transparent soul, a clear mind and a light body.
8. It shows man a new way of wise savings and sound budgeting.
9. It enables man to master the art of Mature Adaptability. We can easily understand the point once we realize that fasting makes man change the entire course of his daily life.
10. It grounds man in discipline and healthy survival.
11. It originates in man the real spirit of social belonging, unity and brotherhood, of equality before God as well as before the law.
12. It is a Godly prescription for self-reassurance and self-control.





DURBAN Pre Ramadaan Fair hosted by Waahid the Islamic nasheed group, Friday, August 29, 2008 from 9:00am – 10:00pm Durban Exhibition Centre on Aliwal Street 0725620648. Includes Fashion Show and Talent Search Competion – Waahid are the judges!
BUCCLEUCH Taraweeh will be taking place this Ramadaan at 36a Muller street, Buccleuch. All brothers are welcome. For more information contact: SHABIR 083 462 3786 or YAKOOB 082 786 1121.
MUFTI MENK 2008 Mufti Menk will be having taraweeh in Galvin Park in Port Elizabeth this year.
Click here for more events information



Portsmouth 0 – 1 Man Utd
Man City 3 – 0 West Ham
Wigan 0 – 1 Chelsea
Fulham 1 – 0 Arsenal
Tottenham 1 – 2 Sunderland
Blackburn 1 – 1 Hull
Stoke 3 -2 Aston Villa
Liverpool 2 -1 Middlesbrough
Bidvest Wits 2 – 0 Santos
Ajax Cape Town 1-1 Maritzburg Utd


F1 Drivers Points

Pos Driver Team Pts
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 70
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 64
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 57
4 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 55
5 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren 43
6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 41
7 Jarno Trulli Toyota 26


Pos Team Pts
1 Ferrari 121
2 McLaren 113
3 BMW Sauber 96
4 Toyota 41
5 Renault 31
6 Red Bull 24
7 Williams 17



As most South African’s prepare to celebrate Arbor Week from 1-7 September 2008, so too have SANZAF and AwqafSA pledged to work together in helping to reduce extreme poverty and hunger and ensuring environmental sustainability, two of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals.

Our FRUIT TREE waqf campaign is a unique and exciting opportunity for people to contribute to a healthier more sustainable environment for future generations and what’s more, the initiative offers donors an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy by way of Sadaqah Jaariyah.

Through the FRUIT TREE waqf campaign we hope to plant at least 2500 fruit trees in an RDP housing community, outwardly beautifying the community but ultimately leading to the empowerment of the community as they benefit financially from the fruits of the tree!

The FRUIT TREE waqf campaign is endorsed by LENZ going GREEN and supported by our media partners The Rising Sun, Channel Islam International, Radio Islam, and iTV all of whom have pledged to work at making this initiative a reality by the end of Arbor Week.

Support the FRUIT TREE waqf We call on all our friends and donors to support this campaign by donating R50 per tree. Furthermore, we hope that you will join us in planting the trees on Wednesday, 3 September at Lehae Township

PS! We’re not sure how many volunteers we will attract, BUT we are hoping to plant 2500 trees! At 25 trees per volunteer we will require 100 good, hard-working volunteers. I think its possible for each volunteer to plant 25 odd trees within the allotted time SO please pass the word!!

CONTRIBUTE R50 per tree!
South African National Zakah Fund
First National Bank
Fordsburg – 252505
Account # 6217 604 8653

Kindly FAX or e-Mail your details together with a
confirmation of your donation to:
Fax: (011) 833-4003 or
Telephone (011) 834-6046 for details!



Imraan Haher of Lenasia to Nadia Mohammed
Mohammed Varachia of Leslie to Fatima Seedat of Applebosh
Qari Yusuf Bayat of Ermerlo to Shawanah Angamia of Azaadville
Mohammed Haneef Samnakay of PMB to Mashooda Mookadam
Mohammed Riyaad Rasool to Fatima Dindar
Mohammed Valley to Zeenat Mohammed of Lenz
Tahir Ismail of Roshnee to Ameerah Valley

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Half kilo steak
1 tsp red chillie powder
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp Texan steak spice
1 tsp BBQ spice
1 tsp lemon & herb spice
1 tsp garlic & herb spice
1 tsp salt
Quarter tsp arad
1 tsp dhana & jeero
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp vinegar and lemon juice
Slices of bread
METHOD 1,2, 3
Cook steak with all ingredients.
Cut edges of slices of bread.
Roll the slices lightly with rolling pin till relatively flat. Place filling on one side and put a flour and water paste along edges (for sticking).
Then roll the bread over to make roll shape.
Press the sides to make sure all sides are closed.
Dip egg and bread crumbs and fry.



Lenasia A widow trying to support herself, she sells oils that can assist with many ailments e.g. arthritis, joint problems, acid build up, headaches, depressions. Does detox as well. To find out more about the theraphy and about the assessment call 011 854 6079 or 078 689 0599

Boarding and Lodging

Durban Female muslim student looking for boarding in Resevoir Hills or Westville area for next year. Must include transport to varsity. 0834940786
Cape Town Seeking boarding in Cape Town contact 083 626 4852


Alberton Can you please refer me to tuioners in the Alberton area for Afrikaans grade 5.
Johannesburg I am looking for a variety of savouries my wife could prepare for ramadaan. Please assist with the recipes
Johannesburg I have to make 4 different mini savouries for my husbands birthday breakfast party. Do you have any recipes

Nani’s Taxi

Ormonde to Killarney Looking for transport from Ormonde to Killarney Mall as of 15th September. Hours flexible. Start work around 8h30 and finish 16h30. 084 786 2212
Lenasia to Melrose Arch Hi there, Do you perhaps have contacts for transport from Lenasia, Ext 10 to Melrose Arch, working hours are 07h30 – 17h30. 082 640 2557




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