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1 kg. Meat with bones, or one chicken .
3 cups of rice.
1\4 kg. Carrots.
3\4 Cups of corn oil or ghee.
1\2 cup tomato juice.
2 large onions.
2 tbs. tomato paste
4 cups water.
1\2 cup raisin cooked in a little oil.
1\2 cup almond ( blanched and skinned )
Oil for roasting the almond and raisin.
Spices :
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Cardamom
Cumin
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Nutmeg
Salt 3 tsp.


1. Wash rice with plenty of water and soak for 1\2 an hour. Clean and wash meat or chicken. Clean and peal the carrots and cut into matchsticks.
2.
Heat oil in a large heavy based saucepan, add meat and fry until brown, about 5 minutes. Remove meat from oil and keep aside.
3. Reheat the same oil, add onions, sauté for about 3-5 minutes or until soft. Add carrots, fry until soft. Add meat tomato juice, tomato paste, spices and salt and water.
4. Stir the meat mixture, bring to boil
and simmer until meat is partially cooked.
5. Drain rice and add to meat mixture. Do not mix. Adjust the seasoning with salt, if necessary. Bring to boil and simmer for ten minutes. Lower the heat, add remaining water, cover the pan and simmer for1 hour.
6. Slice the almonds or leave them whole. Fry the almonds little oil until light brown. Remove from oil and  place on kitchen papers. Fry raisins in the same oil and drain.
7. Spoon the rice on to a serving dish and taking care not to mix it with meat. Place meat and spices over the top and decorate with almond and raisins. Alternatively, place a large serving dish over the pot and quickly turn the pot upside down onto the serving dish , Then decorate it with the almond and raisins.


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Scarred hand

A gel to speed up wound healing and reduce scarring is being developed by UK scientists.
It works by suppressing a key gene, boosting blood supply, and altering the way new tissue is laid down.
The researchers say it may aid not just surface injuries, but also people who suffer internal organ tissue damage through illness or abdominal surgery. The University of Bristol research appears in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Scarring is a natural part of tissue repair. While it is most obvious on the skin, it can also occur in many other tissues in the body, where it can have serious consequences.
For instance, scarring of the liver following alcohol-induced damage can be fatal, and scars caused by abdominal surgery can often lead to major complications.
Inflammatory response

The first stage of wound healing involves an inflammatory response, stimulating white blood cells to migrate to the site of injury, and kill off potentially disease-causing microbes. The same white cells guide the production of layers of a fibrous substance called collagen.
These layers of collagen help the wound heal but, because they are not laid down in the same way as tissue when it is first created, they stand out from the surrounding tissue and result in scarring.
The Bristol team discovered that a single gene called osteopontin plays a key role in controlling this process - and developed a gel that suppresses this action.
They found that once the gel was applied, the speed of regeneration of blood vessels around the wound, and the rate of tissue reconstruction were both accelerated.
In addition, deposition of collagen layers was more controlled - resulting in less scarring.
Researcher Professor Paul Martin said: "White blood cells (macrophages), and the chemical signals (PDGF) delivered to the wound cells, and osteopontin itself are now all clear targets for developing medicines to improve healing of skin wounds and other organs where fibrotic tissue repair can be debilitating.
"We hope that it won't be too long before such therapies are available in the clinic."
Earlier research by Professor Martin's lab and others has shown that embryos of many species, including humans, heal wounds without leaving a scar.
Dr Jeff Hart, director of Cica Biomedical Ltd, and a contributor to the Journal of Wound Care, said: "There are all kinds of examples of problems with scarring in the clinical arena, and any therapy that could alleviate, or even eradicate, scarring would be fantastic."
Professor Enrique Amaya, a tissue regeneration expert at Manchester University, said: "The next step will be to find a pharmaceutical drug which can do the same thing as this gel is doing."

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THANKS AND GRATITUDE  FOR ALL THE SUPPORT:  I wish to bring to your kind notice that my father Taleb Hussian was admitted to Riyadh Care Hospital after he suffered Brain Hemorrhage at our home on 25-12-2007. He was rushed to the hospital in an unconscious state and was immediately admitted in the emergency, after different expensive tests he was diagnosed to have a massive brain hemorrhage and he expired on 20th January 2008.  The family has gone through a mental trauma. He was buried on 24.01.2008  (May Allah have mercy on his soul). The hospital expenses were beyond our scope but help of our brotherhood has made it possible for us.
On this hard time we must thank Allah first and then of course all our brothers and sisters, especially Contact Pakistan community, Pakistani Embassy, Pakistani community in Saudi Arabia & abroad, Indian Community. 

We would like to thank special people who came forward and shouldered the major responsibility and provided us confidence to face this tragedy, they are:

H.E, the Ambassador of Pakistan, Shahid Karim Ullah, Zahoor Gilani (Pakistani Embassy), Safdar Ali, Protocol Assistant (Pakistani Embassy)
, Sadia Hanif (GMM) N.Y., USA CP, Tahir M. Meer (unknown soldier), Chaudhary Mastan, Dr. Khawaja (Riyadh Medical Care Hospital) CP, Shaista (Riyadh Medical Care Hospital), Sadia A. (Pakistan International School, Riyadh),
We can not repay back any of these favors of Allah first and especially to brother Tahir M. Meer who appeared as an angle for us.
I have been indebted to all of you for your help and cooperation. Yours Sincerely, HASSAN TALIB Mobile No. 0565352656 S/o Mr. Taleb Hussain Mushtaq (Late) Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Dear Bhai, we all tried our best but Allah SWT knows better and decides better. May Allah SWT rewards his soul and helps you overcome this tragedy. What CP KSA has done is simply its job.

For those who may like to our service for fund raising, please note that we require enough time to validate the provided information and also each case is dealt on merit basis. Where we like to help such cases there we have to make sure that all other means to help have exhausted before for fund raising we present the case to our community in KSA. In this case first we contacted CP KSA team member Dr. Khawaja for help, who heads Urology department for RCH. he was able to counsel the family and guide them for best possible way to confront the situation. Once we were sure that we would need community's help then the case was presented to the community who responded in the way we all expect our community to react.

We thank all CP KSA community for its generous help in this case. May Allah SWT reward you for your good deeds.
 

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 It Too Shall Pass
Assalam-O-Aliakum!
Dear Fellows, hope you are enjoying the cold wave that has swept most part of the world. While you enjoy the nice weather, take care of yourself from chilly wind that can make you fall sick.

This time, I am going to share a parable with you. There was once a king. One day, he called all his wise men and told them to find him ONE statement that will get him through all situations in life-whether he is at zenith or pit. The wise men spared no expense and after months of toil they finally returned and handed the King a scroll. On un-scrolling it the king found these four words, "THIS TOO SHALL PASS".

Fellows, how true is the above statement. No matter whether they are happy moments, or sad, all moments are fleeting. Circumstances never remain same. All days are followed by night, and nights are followed by day.
We too shall always remember these golden words. In the moments of glory, sometimes self-pride gets in us and lifts our feet off the ground. At such moments, the proud person tends to start loathing others and disrespects them. If it is remembered that this is temporary state, and it too shall pass, then people wont get so selfish in their good times and will remember to have regard for downtrodden and those less fortunate than them. I leave you to ponder on these four words and comprehend the philosophy behind these four words that make this pithy statement.

Till next time, take care.

Ms. Amna Tariq Holy City of Makkah-Ul-Mukarrama

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