Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Surau Nurul Iman PUJ9


Its the first time I felt so humbled when praying. For the 36 years of my life, I never felt this way. It was a feeling of sad, sad that I didnt do enough to help build the surau, it was a feeling of shame, for spending a lot of money elsewhere when I could have helped build a proper place for people to pray, it was a feeling of renewed determination, to help more when possible and to forgo my wants for unnecessary things.

I dont have a surau around the vicinity of my house. We dont have a masjid as well. We have an allocated plot, but the surau is way far from having enough funding. I knew about this, but until yesterday, when I had to pray on pieces of plywood, with just a tent as my roof, till then it didnt occur to me that much more is needed for the surau.

So readers, if it is in the off chance of you reading this, and having extra bucks in your pocket, or just would want to help and do your part, please feel free to donate to details below:

SurauName : Surau Nurul Iman PUJ 9.
Bank: bank islam malaysia
Account Number: 14238010002046

Tarawikh 2012

In cabin

Outside cabin, under tent

The letter

Hadith no: 738 Narrated / Authority of: Jabir bin Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “Whoever builds a masjid (mosque) for the sake of Allah, like a sparrow’s nest or even smaller, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.” (Sahih)

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Thanks for reading, may Allah bless our deed

Monday, July 16, 2012



I didnt use any specific recipe, instead just looked at few and tried it.

Most recipe calls for about the same main ingrediants and cooking method.

What i did was:

1. Cook the meat with chopped onions, garlic, thyme, basil and rosemary. Sautee first then let simmer.

2. Somewhere added the cubed tomatoes and tomato puree (small can).

For layers
I put the lasagna sheet at the bottom after lining the casserole with baking oil.

Then one layer if meat, followed by parmesan, then meat again, and finally mozarella.

The bakingdish i was using wasnt a deep one so i could only manage those 3 layers.

Baking settings
Preheat at 200c for 15 mins, bake with cover at 180c for 30 mins (top and bottom), uncover and bake for another 10 mins

The verdict:
1. Meat and sauce wasnt well blended. Most recipe said to simmer in low fire in a dutch oven for about 2 hours. I have neither the 2 hours nor did i hae the dutch oven. Because of this, my meat turned up dry, but not flavorful enough.

2. Too little cheese. Need to be very generous otherwise coulnt taste anything.

3. I should hv added a layer of potato as well to hold the cheese better

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spice world


I am forever forgetting what i have in my kitchen.

Sometimes i buy same thing twice.

So, dear me, please do not buy anymore of:
1. Coriander seeds
2. Rosemary
3. Hot chilli powder
4. Mixed spice
5. Black pepper
6. Nutmeg