CHRITMAS CURRY 2016

What are you doing today? Yesterday we were given a whole lamb cut into pieces, we are cooking curry with it and taking to a local hostel for vulnerable adults including muslims.

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SURAH AL BAQARAH CHPATER 2, VERSE 148

“Every one pursues his goal. Compete with each other in performing good deeds. Wherever you are, God will bring you all together. God has power over all things.”

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MEAT MARINAED OVERNIGHT IN NATURAL YOGURT AND FRESHLY MADE CURRY SPICES;CUMIN, CORIANDER, CHILLI, CARDAMOM, CLOVES, GINGER

WHAT THE QURAN SAYS ABOUT CHARITY WITH EYES CLOSED
Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – سورة البقرة
Verse 267
“you who have believed, spend from the good things which you have earned and from that which We have produced for you from the earth. And do not aim toward the defective therefrom, spending [from that] while you would not take it [yourself] except with closed eyes. And know that Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy”

CHRISTMAS CURRY….at www.karimahscuisina.com we were lastminutedotcom asked if we could cook and distribute a whole lamb…. I prayed #as salat ul  istikhara because this type of charity is serious and cannot be wasted and needs to go to needy people… We are taking it without rice to hostel of VULNERABLE adults where some are Muslim but most are not..

💖CHARITY DONATION OF WHOLE LAMB CUT IN BIG CHUNKS….currying it with loads of fresh onions garlic ginger to take to hostel for VUNERABLE adults…we can all do more to help …you just need to pick up the telephone and make enquirers…message me

IN PROGRESS

Quranic Foods, Basil, Tricolore Salada

Basil Salada Tricolore……..

Basil

Reyhan (Arabic)

Tulsi (Hindi)

Basil is the fragrant herb that flavours this salad.This amazing superfood has so many healthful benefits.

HEALTH

 Basil contains a unique combination of chemicals generally known as flavonoids.

 The flavanoids in basil are called  Orientin and vicenin are two water-soluble flavonoids that have been of particular interest in basil, and in studies on human white blood cells; these components of basil protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage.

 They protect the cells of the body from radiation damage and oxidation, which includes anti-aging.

We have to remember in these salad herbs  they contain essential volatile oils and these essential oils can break into thousands of small molecules that get distributed around the body even at cellular level.

 The essential oils contained in basil are anti-bacterial.

These oils are so powerful that they are able to combat bacteria that have become resistant to anti-biotics maasha’Allah.

The essential oils in basil are also an anti-inflammatory.

This is traditionally an Italian salad, however this could easily be disputed by Middle Eastern and Asian nations. The delicate balance of cheese, fruit and herbs plus bread is as ancient as time it’s self.
Please choose your quantities according to your guests.

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Ingredients.
• Tomato,
• Cucumber,
• Avocado
• Mozzarella cheese,
• Olive oil
• Black pepper
• Sea salt/kosher salt
• Basil herb fresh and dry

Islamically soft white unsalty cheese is the best to eat according to Islamic medicine classical scholar Ibn Jawziyyah. The scholar Ibn al-Qayyim in his Prophetic medicine said regarding cheese:
“The moist unsalted cheese is good for the stomach and passes easily into the organs; it increases the flesh and softens the belly in a moderate way. Salted cheese is less nutritious; it is bad for the stomach and harmful to the intestines. Old cheese restricts the belly, as does grilled cheese, and is good for ulcers and prevents diarrhea.”

Method
• Mix black pepper, salt and dry basil with equal parts of olive oil and apple cider vinegar.You could add fresh garlic and fresh green chilli to taste.
• Leave this vinaigrette to give the herbs the time to infuse into the dressing while you prepare the rest of the salad
• Remove mozzarella cheese from the water it comes with and slice into smaller pieces
• Wash and slice the tomatoes
• Wash and cut in half long ways the avocado, remove the stone and scoop out flesh from both sides using a large spoon and cut into slices about 1/2cm thick ideally.
• Wash and dry the herbs, you can be as generous as you like with the fresh basil as it has so many healthful benefits, Alhamdulillah, praise The Creator Allah.
• shredded the fresh basil leaves.
• Arrange the cheese, tomatoes and avocado however you wish
• Spoon over the vinaigrette
• Sprinkle with herbs
• Enjoy alone, with another salad or wholegrain bread.

BASIL….sacred super food…..antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, good for heart health, combats stress,fever reducer,immune booster, diabetes preventer.

USEFUL READING

https://draxe.com/benefits-of-basil/

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=85

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/

KHEMETIC SUHOURI

KHEMETIC  SUHOURI

I was taught this recipe years ago by an Egyptian brother before Allah guided me to Islam, he was a gentle man maashallah like many of the Egyptian men I have the pleasure to meet.The recipe has evolved over the years with my spicy touches and other brothers addition.

Dates and Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients

3-7 dates depending on their size and your size

2-5 eggs

3-7 cloves garlic

30ml – ½ cup milk, whatever milk you use

½ – 1 tsp dry cinnamon, turmeric/haldi and pinch of black pepper

10ml- Olive oil for cooking

Method

  1. Place oil in small pan and medium heat
  2. Add washed stoned and chopped dates
  3. Add chopped garlic inspired by my Egyptian brother Castillo
  4. Added spices cinnamon, haldi and pepper, stir
  5. Break eggs into pan or cup
  6. Add milk and stir into eggs
  7. Stir every 3o seconds or so to get scrambled effect

 

Eat with salad like cucumber to balance out heat of dates , do not eat olives they will make you thirsty.

 

DAFFODILS AND DRAGONS- St Davids Day

If you are wondering why Google has gone all daffodils and dragons, today is St David Day.

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I am not a sufi, contrary to common belief, nor do I have a shrine to St David in my front room but as we share the same name sake David/ Dawoud, I thought he was worth researching and I am so glad I took some time to research this noble man.
Saint David (Welsh: Dewi Sant, Latin: Davidus; c. 500 – c. 589).
He was alive at the same time of Prophet Muhamad , (salah la alahi wa salem) who was born 570 CE.

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It is said he is descended from the Prophet Dawoud(alaihi wa salem).
He founded monasteries of monks that never drank beer let alone hard liquor.
He visited Jerusalem and they had no Easy Jet in those days.
When you study his lineage you see where his dusky good looks and piety come from, maashallah.
He was a Welsh bishop of Mynyw (now St David’s) during the 6th century; he was later regarded as a saint. He is the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, and a relatively large amount of information is known about his life. David was reputedly born on a cliff top near Capel Non (Non’s chapel) on the South-West Wales coast during a fierce storm. Both his parents were descended from Welsh royalty. He was the son of Sandde, Prince of Powys, and Non, daughter of a chieftain of Menevia (now the little cathedral town of St David’s).

WHITE FLOUR WE ARE TAKING YOU DOWN INSHA’ALLAH

WHITE FLOUR WE ARE TAKING YOU DOWN INSHA’ALLAH…Over 1400 years ago the prophet Muhammad salah la alaihi wa salem knew that white flour was bad, over 100 years ago American scientists knew it was bad and some of us DUMB UMMs still think it is better than whole meal flour, lets break it down again…
Wheat has a husk which is given to animals to eat.
Inside is the wheat kernel that is covered in edible fibre, this fibre is not only good for digestion but good for cleaning plaque in arteries, blocked arteries cause heart attacks!

You have been warned!

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To make white flour this bran  is removed and sold in health shops to sensible people who add fibre to their diet and we are left with the wheat germ and starch, the wheat germ contains essential oils ,vitamin and minerals, essential for brain development…so we are starting to see how  a lack of these minerals in the diet, makes people mentally  deficient without them even knowing why, this wheat germ is removed and we are left with the starch which is only good for energy and it is then bleached using nitroxide and peroxide chemicals to make it white. They then add back into it 14 artificial vitamins and minerals after that had previously removed 22 natural ones.

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The reason I get soooooo vexed about this stuff and Muslims, is we were already on this tip over 20 years ago outside of Islam .Ignorant born Muslims and ignorant reverts who choose to ignore this information, which was common knowledge, because like the fat cows we are we think because white flour is halal we can keep on stuffing our faces with it…its halal yes but it’s not tayyib, it lawful but it’s not good according to Sunnah of prophet Muhammad salah la alaihi wa salem.

FEED THE NEED, feeding the homeless on Central London, THE SLEEPING BAG COLLECTION

As salaam alaikum, may the Peace of the Creator be with you.

We hope this post inspires you to give either in money or in goods, you and a friend could buy a sleeping bag and donate to us. Sleeping bags need to be winter weight.

We now photographically document and date who we give sleeping bags to to avoid duplication and encourage responsibility amongst homeless and needy, it also sends out a message that we are not a soft touch.

These are some of the grateful people who have sadly found themselves without a key to their own home, left home or left theri country and found themselves on the street or someone else’s floor or sofa.

Please be part of the solution to help those less fortunate than us, praise God we have roof over our head and heating.

Please reference your doantions “SLEEPING BAGS”

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