We cannot repay for the unconditional love that our parents have poured on us but we must show our gratitude and appreciate them. Take the time to thank your mother and father for the blessings they have bestowed on you.
It is a small thing, but one we so often forget. From raising us to be a strong person, to specific lessons they taught us that continue to guide us, our parents support us and when the going gets tough they are always by our side.
The love that comes from the heart of a parent is an ayah, a miracle from Allah (swt). This type of love is nowhere else to be found amongst humans.
And we have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: In travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal.
Iftar Recipe: By Oneza Tabish
For the dough:
2 cups refined flour
For the stuffing:
1 cup finely minced cabbage,
grated carrots and thinly slivered French beans
1/2 cup onion-finely chopped
1/2tsp salt or to taste
1/4tsp black pepper
Mix the flour and salt and knead to a dough with water.
Heat oil and add the onion and garlic.
Saute till onions sweat and the rawness of the garlic is gone and add the vegetables.
Saute on high heat till cooked.
Take it off the heat and mix in the salt, vinegar and black pepper, keep aside.
Roll the dough thin (translucent) and cut into 4″-5″ rounds .
Wet the edge, place some filling in the centre and bring edges together to cover the filling.
Press to seal well and steam for 10 minutes.