Month: October 2014

Dajjal on a donkey

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Everybody becomes intrigued when topics such as Imam al-Mahdi, Dajjal and the rising of the sun from the West, are discussed. They anxiously await such a time, and random facts are thrown around in order to show just how knowledgeable they are on the topic. It’s a good thing to be knowledgeable on the topic, but what we fail to realize is that the time of Imam al-Mahdi and the Dajjal is not a time to be having delicious picnics and shopping sprees in Sandton – it’s a time of extreme hardship, and super wars.

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My beloved Murder-in-Law

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Mother-in-laws should not have great expectations of their daughter-in-laws. She does is not of the same age or has the same level of maturity and responsibility. But, be good to her anyways. You set the pace of the relationship. In time, the daughter-in-law will change and adapt to the situation.

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Just swipe my credit card

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Anybody who has a post box on rent at the Post Office will tell you that they receive free credit cards time and again. The credit cards will come from various departmental stores and from huge companies inviting you to open an account with them and provide interest free for the first three months! Some will even provide a R2000-00 credit ceiling for you just in case you were headed for the dustbin to throw the letter away

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To our host, please behave yourself

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South Africa is the only country in the world where you can proudly eat half raw meat, and call it biltong. You can dry apricots, and call it Meebos. You can even experience pathetic service in all eleven official languages at the Post Office; and when in an accident, the tow-truck will arrive long before the police or the ambulance! Our illegal immigrants actually leave the country due to crime, and pedestrians normally run at the sight of rain, but not at a huge truck. This is the glorious Rainbow Nation which we have come to enjoy and which we call Home.

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Book me a 5-star Itikaaf please

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It seems that we are beginning to grade our religion and religious practices just like we grade products, hotels, restaurants or motor vehicles. How we practice our religion, to a large degree, is reflective of our position in society. Let us look at only two examples:

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