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15th April 2003

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All the Teaching staff of Saudi Arabian Internation School (Pakistani section) Al-khobar, congratulated Mr.Muhammad Iqbal Bukhari, English Teacher of this school on successful completion of his M.A (English) U.S.A. They paid rich tribute to him for having accomplished this great task. He has a brilliant academic career. He is an old Ravian. He has been teaching English for the last 25 years in Pakistan and Abroad. A feast was offered to all the Staff members at this happy occasion hosted by prof.Muhammad Iqbal Bukhari.

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- 3 tbsp. lemon juice
- 3 tbsp.water
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Recipe # 2
- 4 slices of stale white bread
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed,
- 2 tbsp. vinegar or 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 5-6 tbsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 2-3 tbsp. water 
Recipe # 3
- 1 medium potato, boiled
- 4-5 garlic cloves
- 1\2  tsp. vinegar
- 1 tbsp. mayonnaise (optional)
Recipe # 4
- 4 tbsp mayonnaise
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- 1 tsp. lemon juice
-  pinch of salt

Recipe # 5
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- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup corn oil
- 3 tbsp. lemon juice
Recipe # 6
- 1cup whole red chilli
- 1\2 cup garlic, sliced
- 1\2 cup water
- salt, according to taste

Recipe # 1
Tahini garlic sauce:
Place tahini, garlic, salt and lemon juice in a small bowl and mix with a spoon and gradually add water until tahini  becomes smooth. Add chopped parsley and mix well.
Serve this sauce with fried chicken
Recipe # 2
2. Thick garlic sauce
Remove the crust  of the bread and soak in water for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the water. Place the bread, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice or vinegar in a blender and puree to form a thick paste. Gradually work in the oil a little at a time to form a thick sauce. If the mixture appears too thick add water. The sauce should be of running consistency. The sharpness of the sauce depends on the amount of the garlic, from mild to really hot and burning. Serve this sauce with fried chicken, Roast Turkey and fish pakora.   
Recipe # 3
3. Potato garlic sauce:
Place potato, garlic and vinegar in a chopper or food processor and blend to a paste. The sauce should be of running consistency. If the sauce appears too sticky, blend it for few more seconds. Stir in mayonnaise if desire. The sharpness of the sauce depends on the amount of garlic used. This sauce can be served with Roasted lamb leg and Chatpattay kabab
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4. Mayonnaise garlic sauce:
Mix all ingredients well with a fork. Serve this sauce with fried dishes such as Chicken fingers or Fish kabab.
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5.Garlic spread:
Put the garlic and salt in a food processor or chopper and process to a smooth paste. Add oil in a thin stream and process until oil and garlic form a uniform mixture. add lemon juice and process once.
This spread can be in chicken or beef shawarma.
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Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend to a coarse purree.

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There are three types of tea Black, Oolong, and Green tea. The difference between the Green tea and the others is that green tea is not fermented, thus keeping in the powerful antioxidants lost in the fermenting process. Green tea also contains polyphenols such as tannins (a nutrient antioxidant) catchins (EGCG which is a powerful antioxidant), and flavenoids, as well as other vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin C. The antioxidants help your body fight against free radicals, which can mutate cells and make you sick.
Here are just a few known health benefits of drinking green tea:

  • Boosts your immune system

  • Lowers blood sugar

  • Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay

  • Slows the aging process

  • Helps reduce the risk of cancer

  • Lowers cholesterol

  • Aids in weight loss by burning calories

  • Reduces high blood pressure

  • Prevents arthritis

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease

  • Reduces the risk of stroke

  • Lowers the risk of blood clot

The Digestive System An Overview

What is digestion?
Food and drink must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients to be absorbed into the blood and carried to cells throughout the body. Digestion is the process by which food and drink are broken down into smaller parts so that the body can use them to build and nourish cells, and to provide energy.

How does the digestive process work?
Digestion involves:

the mixing of food. the movement of food through the digestive tract.
a chemical breakdown of large molecules of food into smaller molecules.
Digestion begins in the mouth, where food and drink are taken in, and is completed in the small intestine.

What is included in the digestive system?
The digestive system is made up of the digestive tract and other organs that aid in digestion.

The digestive tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus, consisting of the following:

  • mouth
  • esophagus
  • stomach
  • small intestine
  • large intestine
  • rectum
  • anus

Organs that help with digestion, but are not part of the digestive tract, include the following:

  • tongue
  • glands in the mouth that make saliva
  • pancreas
  • liver
  • gallbladder

Parts of other organ systems, like nerves and blood, also play a major role in the digestive process.

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 Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah
Welfare Section of the Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah has successfully obtained a favourable decision from Shariah Court Makkat ul Mukarramah in a 26 years old diyat case of Late Saeed ur Rehman son of Fateh ur Rehman, a national of Pakistan (District Dir at Timergarah) who had died in a road accident in Makkat ul Mukarrama on November 1, 1978. This case was the oldest diyat matter (26 years old), which was being pursued by Welfare Section in the court. Legal heirs of the deceased appointed Consul Welfare as their attorney in September 2002. Previously, legal heirs of the deceased were pursuing the matter themselves which had complicated the case. Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Community Welfare Attaché pleaded their case in Shariah Court Makkat ul Mukarramah forcefully. 
After hearing, the attorney and Director of Bait ul Mall Makkah and consulting the record the court decided the case in favour of the legal heirs of the deceased and directed the Bait ul Maal to make payment of the diyat money amounting to S.Rls.40, 000.00 to them. The diyat money has now been transmitted to the legal heirs through Embassy of Pakistan Riyadh on March 16, 2004.



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How does food move through the digestive system?

In a wave-like movement called peristalsis, muscles propel food and liquid along the digestive tract. In general, there are six steps in the process of moving food and liquid through the digestive system:

  1. The first major muscle movement is swallowing food or liquid. The start of swallowing is voluntary, but once it begins, the process becomes involuntary and continues under the control of the nerves.
  2. The esophagus, which connects the throat above with the stomach below, is the first organ into which the swallowed food goes.
  3. Where the esophagus and stomach join, there is a ringlike valve that closes the passage between the two organs. When food nears the closed ring, the surrounding muscles relax and allow the food to pass into the stomach, and then it closes again.
  4. The food then enters the stomach, which completes three mechanical tasks: stores, mixes, and empties. First, the stomach stores the swallowed food and liquid, which requires the muscle of the upper part of the stomach to relax and accept large volumes of swallowed material.
    Second, the lower part of the stomach mixes up the food, liquid, and digestive juices produced by the stomach by muscle action.Third, the stomach empties the contents into the small intestine.
  5. The food is digested in the small intestine and dissolved by the juices from the pancreas, liver, and intestine, and the contents of the intestine are mixed and pushed forward to allow further digestion.
  6. Last, the digested nutrients are absorbed through the intestinal walls. The waste products, including undigested parts of the food, known as fiber, and older cells that have been shed from the mucosa, move into the colon. Waste products usually in the colon remain for a day or two until the feces are expelled by a bowel movement.

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For those of you who have just joined, we are examining Reiki, the Japanese form of Energy Healing that works on all the three levels of Body, Mind and Spirit, eliminating the root causes of physical and psychological problems. The body has seven energy centers and this week, we are looking at the fourth energy center.
The Fourth Energy Center of the body is located in the heart region. It controls the heart, the circulatory, respiratory and immune systems, chest, thymus gland, and shoulders. Some of the illnesses related to these organs are: heart attack/stroke, palpitation, asthma, pneumonia, lung/breast cancers, low immunity, upper back/shoulder pain.
The issues in question are, predictably, of love, compassion, hatred, forgiveness, anger, shock, grief, trust, bitterness etc. More specifically, energy blockages in the thymus gland can relate to a person’s feeling of being targeted in life. Problems with breasts e.g., cystic breasts and breast lumps can be attributed to ‘over-mothering’ and ‘over-nourishing’ to the extent of depriving own self. Problems with blood like blood cancer, anemia, reflect lack of happiness in life. High blood pressure denotes long-standing, unsettled emotional problems and low blood pressure shows lack of love in childhood and the feeling of being defeated in life as an adult.
Reiki is very helpful in restoring the flow of energy to these blocked areas resolving the non-physical issues and showing results in the physical being.
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Episode 3
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By S.A.J. Shirazi

When trees start wearing new leaves, Lahore begins to change. Spring has arrived, the most romantic of times. I first became familiar with city of Lahore during the 70s and after wandering about in different parts of the world for over three decades, I have come once again, to be part of it this time.
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EASY  .......    DIFFICULT

 Easy is to get a place is someone's address book.
Difficult is to get a place in someone's heart.

Easy is to judge the mistakes of others
Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes

Easy is to talk without thinking
Difficult is to refrain the tongue

Easy is to hurt someone who loves us.
Difficult is to heal the wound...

Easy is to forgive others
Difficult is to ask for forgiveness

Easy is to set rules.
Difficult is to follow them...

Easy is to dream every night.
Difficult is to fight for a dream...

Easy is to show victory.
Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity...

Easy is to admire a full moon.
Difficult to see the other side...

Easy is to stumble with a stone.
Difficult is to get up...

Easy is to enjoy life every day.
Difficult to give its real value...

Easy is to promise something to someone.
Difficult is to fulfill that promise...

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 Learning to thank Allah Almighty...
 So how are you all doing? Enjoying the changing weather?
Now getting on with this fortnight’s article…the topic is based on the lesson I learnt from the experience of maid at our home.
In our home in Pakistan, we had a middle-aged woman who used to come daily for home chores. Due to some mishap, she lost her son. When after few days she returned to her work, she would complain … “Oh! Why had it to be my son? Why could it not be something else I would have lost”… and my grandma would often tell her not to say so and do “sabr” (patience). Only months later, her buffalo died. (Buffalo is a valued possession for the villagers). Now her mourning words changed. She would now say “Oh! Why had it to be our buffalo? Why not something else that could have been lost”. Again my grandma, persistent in correcting her, would continue repeating her words and instructing the lady to be patient and not be ungrateful to Allah Almighty. But the mourning of the lady continued till the robbery at her small house in which they lost many of their valued things.
This incident is years old…but still it is there in my mind...Always reminding me to be thankful to Allah Almighty. We often encounter losses, some small and some great, and it is natural that they leave us in grief. But one who practices patience gets the reward. The mourning does not bring the lost, back. So why not be patient and try to be happy with what God has blessed us with. Count the blessings of Allah Almighty, and it will help in being more thankful to our Creator. In Quran, Allah says that man is ungrateful. And how true it is! If we just sit down and give a thought on His blessings on us, we would be stunned. From functioning bones and muscles to working senses, from the air so fresh to water so sweet, from the beauty of mighty mountains to the roaring oceans… the blessings are innumerable. Just imagine, if God forbid, any of the bone joint was missing, what menace it would have caused. We humans are specially reminded of the great blessing of healthy body when we see some crippled one.
Even when something does not go in our favor, we shall trust in Allah. He knows what is good for us, we don’t. He loves us more than anyone and He loves us much more. When we loose something or do not get something we had been dieing hard to get, we shall relax and leave the matters to Allah. He has better plans for us. What is required from us is to put in level best efforts and pray. Leave the rest to Allah and have faith in Him. Even if the situations seem bleak, but what we are praying and struggling for is good for us, Allah will bestow it to us. For Him, nothing is impossible. He would just say “Kun Faye Kong” and it would happen. Allah has His own plans and ways to teach man the right way, which are beyond our wisdom. We never understand, and that is why we always have some reason for doing shikwa (complain) to Allah. Ending with piece of note: Learn to say SubhanUllah and Alhamdulillah, as remembrance of Allah is a solution to many problems. Thank Allah in ALL conditions. And He will reward you with more of His blessings. InshaAllah! May Allah give us heart that is patient and a tongue that is thankful. Ameen!Till next time, Allah Hafiz

Mrs. Amna Tariq, Makkah

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