FEED THE NEED HAJJ EID QURBANI DONATIONS

Our butchers donated a whole lamb, 20 kilos , they actually gave us 2 lambs but we asked them to save one for next time insha’allah, for us to cook and feed the poor and needy.

We  make curry, not too spicy as most of the homeless are East European;Romanian, Russian, Lithuanian .We serve with brown rice which is healthier than white rice. We flavour the rice with spices and mixed vegetables. They get a E-number free drink and we have a few sleeping bags to give away.

Alhamdulilah for everything praise God.

Please contact karimahscuisinaa@gmail.com if you want to get involved or donate

 

We Have 2 Eids….Qurbani is Part of Hajj Eid

We Have 2 Eids….Qurbani is Part of Hajj Eid
Just like the Queen of England has 2 birthdays Muslims have 2 Eids.
Eid means celebration
We have one Eid after fasting approximately 30 days of Ramadhan
We have another Eid after the Hajj Pilgrimage rituals, that have been an ongoing annual pilgrimage to Makkah in Saudia Arabia, since the time of the Prophet Abraham.
Abraham’s first wife Sarah couldn’t conceive a child, so she gave him her assistant Hajja , an Egyptian of the Pharonic household, as a wife.
Hajja conceived Ishmael and Sarah became jealous and wanted Abraham to take Hajja and baby Ishmael away. He took them to Makkah, an Ancient Sacred site.
They settled there and the well of Zam zam revealed itself to Hajja and the baby Ishmael and the settlement around fresh water began
Abraham or Ibraheem(alaihi wa salem) as we call him, visited them regularly and together the father and son built a Sacred Tabernacle.
Allah/God through a dream asked Abraham to show his devotion by sacrificing his son. It was the custom of matriarchal religions of the time to sacrifice their king every year.
As Abraham was about to do this, Allah stop him and instructed him to kill a sheep instead.
This ritual of killing a sheep as a sacrifice exists to this day for people who perform the hajj pilgrimage and those who remain in their own homes who can afford to sacrifice a sheep, killed in the method of halal slaughter, which is more than just saying “bismillair”.

Karimah’s Cuisina is a faith based well being organisation  and part of our portfolio is to cook healthy nutritious food and distribute to the poor and needy. We get given meat from the Eid sacrifices which is know as Qurbani meat .

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Summary of conditions for Halal slaughter
Islamic law requires that animals intended for human consumption be slain in a certain manner. The conditions for Halal slaughter can be summarized as follows:
• The animal to be slaughtered must be from the categories that are permitted for Muslims to eat.
• The animal must be alive at the time of slaughter.
• No electric shock, bullet or any other means should be used before slaughtering. Using any such method may lead to the death of the animal before it is cut. Islam prohibits Muslims from eating any meat coming from an animal that is dead before slaughter. Muslims are also advised to avoid eating anything doubtful.
• The animal must be slaughtered by the use of a sharp knife. The knife must not kill due to its weight. If it kills due to the impact the meat may not be permissible.
• The windpipe (throat), food-tract (oesophagus) and the two jugular veins must be cut.
• The slaughtering must be done in one stroke without lifting the knife. The knife should not be placed and lifted when slaughtering the animal.
• Slaughtering must be done by a sane adult Muslim. Animals slaughtered by a Non Muslim will not be Halal.
• The name of Allah must be invoked (mentioned) at the time of slaughtering by saying:
Bismillah Allahu Akbar. (In the Name of Allah; Allah is the Greatest.)
• If at the time of slaughtering the name of anyone else other than Allah is invoked (i.e. animal sacrificed for him/her), then the meat becomes Haram “unlawful.”
• If a Muslim forgets to invoke the name of Allah at the time of slaughtering, the meat will remain Halal. However, if he intentionally does not invoke the name of Allah, the meat becomes Haram.
• The head of the animal must not be cut off during slaughtering but later after the animal is completely dead, even the knife should not go deep into the spinal cord.
• Skinning or cutting any part of the animal is not allowed before the animal is completely dead.
• Slaughtering must be made in the neck from the front (chest) to the back.
• The slaughtering must be done manually not by a machine, as one of the conditions is the intention, which is not found in a machine.
• The slaughtering should not be done on a production line where pigs are slaughtered. Any instrument used for slaughtering pigs should not be used in the Halal slaughtering.

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We cooked and took 5 kilos of free range lamb to a men’s hostel for vulnerable men with mental health, drug an alcohol issues.

Customary and Desirable Practices When Slaughtering
• Water should be offered to the animal before slaughter, and it should not be slaughtered when hungry.
• The knife should be hidden from the animal, and slaughtering should be done out of sight of other animals waiting to be slaughtered.
• Animals should be killed in a comfortable way. Unnecessary suffering to them must be avoided.
• The knife should be re-sharpened before slaughter.
Storage, Processing and Transport of Halal Meat
• Meat chilled or frozen for export to Muslims should be stored in separate cold stores other than those in which pork or other non-Halal meat is stored.
• Meat minced or processed for Muslims should not be minced in the same machines used to mince pork or other non-Halal meat.

http://halalcertification.ie/halal/islamic-method-of-slaughtering/

Raw Foodies of Rasoul Allah Maasha’allah

KARIMAH’S CUISINA AND FARM THE CITY
Raw Foodies of Rasoul Allah Maasha’allah

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Alhamdulilah yesterday was a massive day for Karimah’s Cuisina Faith Based Well Being Organisation.
We, Muslim women, delivered a raw food workshop to the wider community, illustrating that Muslims are also on the progressive edge of Health Well Being and Nutrition.
We engaged the visitors of the Farm the City London to make raw veggie rice wrappers A.K.A. Summer Rolls.We made a sweet and spicy and another more spicy raw satay sauce and the rest is Herstory, a great time was had by all and everyone wanted seconds, alhmdulilah maashallah.

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RECIPE FOR RAW SATAY SAUCE IS

RAW SATAY SAUCE
INGREDIENTS
• 235 grammes salted peanut butter
• 150 grms sesame seed oil
• 5 small onions washed, peeled and chopped
• 1 clove garlic peeled and chopped
• 235grm coconut milk tinned ok
• 150 grm soya sauce
• Dry chillis to taste, add a few, keep tasting in between blending, then add more if desired
• 150 grm honey or brown sugar or tamarind paste
METHOD
• Put all ingredient in blender and blitz
• Add more chillies to taste
• It’s so simple

Rice Wrappers can be bought at Oriental grocery stores….BUT…

It’s best to prepare veggies first, wash, peel, chop, slice, shred, chiffonier,grate

You can use

LIST OF VEGETABLES  THAT CAN BE USED IN VIETNAMISE SUMMER SPRING ROLLS AKA VEGGIE  RICE WRAPPERS

  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Bean sprouts
  • Sweet peppers
  • Chilli peppers
  • Spring onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Courgettes/zucchini
  • Radish
  • Avocado
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Rocket
  • Sweet corn /mini corn

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Emma Brooks , one of the founders of Farm the City, with her sistar Roz

HERBS ARE A GREAT ADDITION BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR FLAVOUR COMBINATIONS OR OPEN TO EXPERIMENT

  • mint
  • thai basil,
  • cockscomb mint
  • perilla leaves
  • coriander
  • tarragon
  • garlic
  • chives
  • parsley
  • ginger
  • mustard
  • cress

 

Happy Campers eating sun fired food, with amazing maasha’Allah local Muslim young people who helped out preparing the vegetables as well as being involved in the urban gardening project that helped to grow them, alhmdulilah, praise Allah/Godkc farm raw sept 16 H text.jpg

RAW SATAY SAUCE

RAW SATAY SAUCE is perfect with raw rice wrappers and raw veggies

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Foto courtesy of Planticize.com http://www.planticize.com

INGREDIENTS
• 235 grams salted peanut butter
• 150 grams sesame seed oil from Somali shops
• 5 small onions washed, peeled and chopped
• 1 clove garlic peeled and chopped
• 235 grams coconut milk tinned ok
• 150 grams soya sauce
• Dry chillis to taste, add a few, keep tasting in between blending, then add more if desired
• 150 grams honey or brown sugar or tamarind paste

METHOD
• Put all ingredient in blender and blitz
• Add more chillies to taste
• It’s so simple

Children Vaccine UK

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ACCORDING TO THE NHS website……in the UK , babies as young as 8-16 weeks are vaccinated with rotavirus vaccine to combat rotavirus infection which is a form of gastroenteritis, which the NHS same web page says is “Gastroenteritis can be very unpleasant, but it usually clears up by itself within a week. You can normally look after yourself or your child at home until you’re feeling better.”

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http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Gastroenteritis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

SO WHY ON EARTH ARE THEY VACCINATING BABIES WITH SOMETHING THAT CLEARS UP ON ITS OWN…..WHY???