This was shared through Whassup, wanted to jot it down here for all of you and myself for future reading... Some beautiful words from Sheikh, Abu Ishaq al-Huwayni:
Don't let anyone see you, except that you are happy. Let them always see your smile and if things get difficult, the Quran is your Paradise. If loneliness starts to hurt, send your supplications through the heavens. When people ask how you are, praise Allah and smile.
When you see an ant on the sidewalk, avoid stepping on it, seeking therein the Face of Allah; for perhaps He will have mercy on you as you had mercy on it. Remember that the ant glorifies Allah, so don't cut of it's glorifying by killing it.
When you pass by a bird drinking from a pond, don't go so near so as to scare it, and seek therein the Face of Allah; perhaps He will spare you being terrified on the Day when the hearts will reach the throats.
When a cat gets in your way on the road, avoid running it over, and seek therein the Face of Allah; perhaps Allah will save you from an evil end.
When you are tempted to throw away left over food, let your intention be that some creatures (animals) will eat it (and place it somewhere they can get to it), seeking therein the Face of Allah; perhaps Allah will send you provisions through means you never imagined.
Remember, do good no matter how insignificant it may seem to you, for you never know which good deed will be the reason for you entering Paradise.
If you wish to share this, do so with a good intention, for perhaps Allah will relieve a distress of yours from the distresses of this world and the Hereafter.
Off to the recipe... this is one perfect for immediate cravings. When I chanced upon the recipe, I just went ahead and made it, as I wanted something sweet after dinner. The pudding was done in a jiffy, cooled and kept in the fridge till meal time was done. I was pleasantly surprised with the flavors... tasted very much like the chocolate pudding we would make on stove!
Hasty Chocolate Pudding
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp corn flour
4 tbsp sugar
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Whisk the dry ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Add the milk slowly and whisk till no lumps.
Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir well. Again cook for 1 1/2 minutes 2 times, stirring in between.
Add the vanilla extract and mix well. Chill and serve!
The consistency was pretty thick. If you want it slightly gooey, you can cook 1 1/2 minutes lesser, as the pudding tends to thicken as it sits.
Sending this off to Valli's Kid's Deligh
t happening at Sapana's space