Channel: Irshaad Sedick
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thought but I didn't see the video yet. Or you got no Wi Fi
yes we do when at 12 We are live now to see you now oh yeah everybody can see it I made a mistake with something you have no cheating from cloth paint on to off
I have no cheating in Fajr every morning you know the mute these mics?
Mi is Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah you must exit the white alley he was so happy Oh my whatever but
be patient with me tonight. I've got interesting case things to do. Particularly particularly difficult job at stake here.
With me in studio we have my brothers and I don't mean that like you know, Islam friendship brothers, I mean actual brothers, both of them. Nafisa dick.
So now we go with along with Ricardo, and clearly you can see who got the looks in the family and then Shafiq Siddiq, Who's he talking about I mean you know they can now see you guys
salam ala Nana office, okay? And then Shafiq Siddiq is the eldest. Clearly
all because of what happened in the past. Okay, okay, we won't we won't go the you won't go the and then I'm of course, the youngest one is shared Siddiq. And if you Yeah, you probably know me, so sorry about that. You do? Choose to be the youngest sometimes. Do I choose to be the youngest? Or do you force your way actually
know the problem is most people think I'm the oldest exactly.
I don't know how Okay, actually, I didn't know how look, let's face it. I was big explanations coming. I was big, but I'm not big anymore. So now, cameras do lie. Subha Subhan Allah, okay to give if we get carried away. We barely we barely really get time to you know, brotherly bond. So we might get carried away on this
Please forgive us in advance. But then the serious business the reason why we actually having this podcast this evening is because these guys have been doing some excellent work in the community.
Shafiq for a number of years Nafees was always by side and now is taking the initiative also to do ease, but we'll get to that in a moment.
But the point is the work extends. So it's not like just this one thing that they do. They also have their own dedicated gatherings
with our uncle who trains them and teaches them so they, they, you know, become better at it. So they did some nice things there. And then, of course, the documentary that we also launched on these NAT Academy not too long ago.
So that said,
the charity goes on. So they've got a program every year. I'm going to let Shafiq tell us about it. And I'm going to ask Nafees to then tell us Israel after that so overdue you would
probably come out with a blank sheet on the Jim shipping of having us Mowlana almost like every choice you do. You can't put us out so
yeah, getting involved with charities concern has always been a part of our life from very small, very young. And I think we just took it upon ourselves to continue in certain ways get involved with the masjid skill involved with organizations. And then ultimately we decided I think it was the same year that our dad passed away 2011 We decided
firstly, we're going to slow to a boo for Ido it
brings back an adrenaline rush of memories. I think we're the three of us we just decided we were going to start a big mouth Spiel but over and above that we also decided we want to do something extra so can Jamie still city?
You just gave me some coffee now what you expect? Hey, thanks. Okay, I'm just gonna put it out if you want coffee mug kinda I'm not going to associate your manifest pills with a copy because I didn't get no you did you got old enough. He's got a narrative you gotta define edited you're exactly exactly so we decided to make some parts of food and that started off in my backyard. A pot went to 1632 and it just increase and we're sitting on 60 now so the recipient list now menu you can skip over such details. The NEA was to make one point I must gonna get the but you you went to the different one you interviewing yourself for us. Sorry.
so we decided to make one pot. But what is important for people to notice where we made this near? Where we made this intention? It was at the masjid Majid omnova. Then it was known as giome concert Boulevard is now Tomas Boulevard.
And really, Joe marks Boulevard qui named chunk name What do you mean? No, not the person but just word owed. He actually ran away and then he passed away. Okay said
you will finish Come on. Okay. So one pot we went in for Maghreb Salah was Mark Salah Hassan that's Masha Allah and Allah and then
that's it. That's a very bad joke. They do make Sarah stuff it Allah. I have to. They do make sense. Just everybody knows.
rings, earrings, vis rowdiness. Alhamdulillah
we, we went. We had one. One pot of food. We came out and we were on five pots. Because you Nafisa mom, everybody wants to come on board. Sorry, man. I just want to I just want to show you how quiet how really awesome. Our community is right? We didn't even start speaking about what you doing. You started you spoke about where it started? Yeah. But already we have brother Suleiman David saying, I said Mr. alikoum. Solomon, David's watching from Altis river. I would like to assist with the cooking of the food bots. I'm going to
show you what I mean, special guy, mercial special guy. Yeah, he's
easy part of the VOC family is he created voc family? Okay, yeah, special guy. Okay, Grant Suleiman. Hey,
I just wanted to mention that I could look at the strength of the OMA Yeah, they're so willing to participate Mashallah. I'm really pleased to have him on your on your show. kondalilla.
Then we continued eight parts for that first night of it, right?
I'm glad went well. We continued, we did some Muharram programs.
We did a cooking program value. Yes. 16 parts now. Yes. You know, I don't think I don't think this should matter to you really. But I think it would matter to the people.
Because it really says something about you. You started this before you became a voc presenter. Way before way before we were normal people. Yeah, like I know this means nothing to you. But in the, in the community's minds is like people who are in radio, they supposed to do such things. Second means in the spotlight, so business Koi,
but then you tell them no, but this was long before you became a radio presenter was so I started off by saying the intention was made at the machine.
We also made other intentions yours show you what's going on. 2012 2012 We had a meeting at the masjid and we decided we wanted to a an overall group. intention was made at the masjid. 2013 we got onto the plane. We're out you have Hamdulillah you know, and we will know more. And it was on my birthday. You live the day of my birthday? Yes. You didn't take me with we will never forget that day. 21st of March. Okay, I was lifting I still said about
no comment we might do after you did Michelle, I haven't done Hajj for three years consecutively after that. You went on numero
uno. Three weeks after we came back?
That's right. Yes. Because it was bland. Did he do something? Yeah. Scalar move it with plan the but anyway. And then I got to stand on Arafa with both of you also 102 years or two years, one year of each other is fortunate. Yes.
I am fortunate as
I would say I would say blessed. Blessed. Having your two brothers
interesting is lost for words. It is interesting. Really, it is interesting because it's like a student or family even though it was like a year apart.
And there's like special memories that unique to that one. You know what I mean? Like, with you it was the Nafees that was the rain. Yes. You always get rain when although it's
something that you will never forgetting. Truly amazing. We just just tell us your version of how that happened quickly. Oh, wait, wait, before you go. Yes. I'm gonna paint the picture. So it was the day of okay, if you will online versus the cape with with a sufficient? Yes. Yeah, you were excellent. And then
you wanted to describe what is happening outside the team. So
with the use of cat you and sit, wait, we're going to go for ads and then come back. So when you came back, you said what if we walked out to the tent, and the sun was shining by now? So take it from the
well actually, before we we actually went out of the tent, he came over to me and he asked me
would you like to you know, accompany me. We going down to
juggler Rama and then I see the show. I mean, you know, an opportunity to be with my baby brother on Alpha or hamdulillah Oh, we got out of the tent. So behind Allah. The heat was immense. This It was hot. Crazy, like an oven will lie. And then, and we took our umbrellas. Yeah, it was it was so obvious, like when you took umbrella to shade you.
And then we got a few about 1520 of of our approximately, and then liquor size groups. So we started to work. And then, you know, we started bringing the Tobia and Allahu Akbar, at like, my wife still told me just look up and see what's happening. You know, can you see what's happening? And I'm like, I see it. But, you know, let's just, you know, let's be calm and go with him. And let's go with it. And you were still bringing the Taliban as you were bringing the Tobia louder and louder. I mean, there was people from all over the world. It was the they were looking at us. And they were they were even joining us, making videos of us. Exactly. And lo and behold,
within a few minutes, the skies were covered and the rain started coming in.
At worst Paulding Allahu Akbar i will never forget that moment as like truly Risa you know what Allah has shown as he's Rama is mercy. That was a true blessing to be the really hamdulillah it is amazing like within within a matter of minutes the sky when from Crystal Clear scorching hot we were soaking wet within a 20 minute walk, man. And then the next moment it's a storm of
an immeasurable proportions like you can see the lightning bolts coming down the sand at sound we all I think everybody felt like a is the key
word so I remember my I remember she hasn't funny still said to me.
Like Melinda but but it's Monday it's Monday because Kiama mistake listener Friday like you were convinced like this was it? And then then the next thing I'm thinking is if this is it, thinner Meridian
I'm standing on Arafa on fear that time because yeah number three
have a god the year before. I'm thinking your if there's a moment that I'm ready to die it's the middle of a goof. Anybody else? No, no, I'm gonna say to the people that that is wrong. Because I was at home and I to see too many don't be hassled. Yeah, I had to look after mommy who's always hospital. Yeah to mark but I had to go through stress.
So you got nothing to say about that. Okay, math look, we made the offer you math.
Erasmus Damn. Okay. Let's quickly go I want to latch on to what inefficient and about the rain. So one year when we started the cooking program You came like
you came from turban because you were you did at crafty Stanger. I still have this video. Remember that show? I was bigger. Very big. We thought this advice can
span a lot. I was huge. They feed us unhealthy. Huge. And we show the viewers
I'm gonna try to find one. Okay, I'm actually going to tell you why you came in and that says millennial who came into the double garage and we took shelter the and the rain was coming down but it was light. If you didn't stand next to more than half of the die, you wouldn't have heard him. That is how loud it was. And then we opened up the door and the rain was coming. Oh my gosh, I found one. Show the people I'm gonna show them never do a drumroll you
cannot let people don't take a snapshot of this sit down. No. Here we go.
Can you see that? Guys? You guys can't see it. Can you see it? Look on the side.
You're covering almost all of the
stuff with the last not the last word man. Yeah, man, it looks like we can you be
can you be standing by to I was big. Ask
you to come back. By the way. That's that's not that's not even the worst one. Oh, that's not the worst one.
You're not supposed to say that.
I'm trying to be nicer Werdelin then Nafees actually opened up the gutters to and he looked and he saw that the rain was coming down. And he said, Can you notice something? There was no rain between the pots of wood that we made. And we made about 40 pots now. 45 pots.
So no rain came down where the pots of food were. And cooking on the fires. And that was bizarre. It was unreal. It will only have three turbine. So
my like at Sam Kubernetes I don't know. But
it was amazing. I mean, I still have videos already. Yeah, you could walk through the parts that we are getting with? Sure. So that's what we've been doing. Just a fish also did some food parcels a couple of years ago.
So we always try to
just continue. Okay. Now, I have a question.
Why do you do it? Nafeez.
Firstly, for the love of Allah.
First and most formally for the love of Allah.
We have realized that
and we've seen with our own eyes. The communities are the people who would really need it. And I mean, on the day of Eid, you you're celebrating with your families, you sitting around the table, you have all sorts of food, you can pick and choose like you want to, especially crayfish, yes, yes. Yeah.
And then you actually realize that you know what, real people are the they don't have. They really don't have
And subhanAllah I will never get this one.
program the guy cooking program. We went to Mitchell's plane I think and we're still teaching hypothec hypothesis teaching of the Bacchus.
Subhana Allah, do we have seen those people standing in in lines within, you know, the little buches that they came with?
It brings tears the art. I mean, if you are not human at that point, then I don't know. And then you actually realize you know what, we are the fortunate ones. We really blessed so, you again making me think about like the same type of feeling that you get when you when you go on Hajj? Yes. Like the days of hydrogen you mix with with the rest of Africa? Yes. Yeah, like really like in the jungle, the mighty jungle through that level of Africa relying on was deliver amongst our African brothers. Yeah, all over the world. Amazing. And you realize how fortunate we are like, you see what they live on men. Like the little bit that they live on and how grateful they are. And they are happy. They
can sleep the like on was Delphi like it is a five star hotel. Yes. They share what they ever Yes, you walk past and Bismillah Yeah, they will always invite you throw at somebody. But also as she you know, that episode going on Hajj and the 10 days of before Hajj days leading up to the days of hajj when we used to make dhikr every morning of the Fajr in them in the masjid come the day of Eid if you were not part of that special program that we had and no facilitated by Safa. hamdulillah then you won't know that is an amazing program. I don't know the feeling that we have, because we were part of that program. Yeah, so too with giving to the community as much as you can. Look, we have to
to remember what we did in those 10 days. We might rattle her dad every morning every morning, every day of the Fajr you know it was what was quietness
that he used that he found me the first night and he said but mugs a moron
must eat and make shall I say well after virtually will be at the mosque of understood. You don't you don't question? You just do
hamdulillah that's what we did. So well this cooking programs.
We have to firstly give credit to all organizations out there when they are recognized or not. They do brilliant work in the month of Ramadan especially. Absolutely. And for the day of Eid it is there's so much more that everybody can do. So allow those individuals who was one program for the month like us we just cook that one night. Yeah, we are involved throughout the month of Ramadan. So we will be cooking again inshallah.
The night before Eid. You don't come anymore because you just busy.
Just cut us off from your life. Don't be like, No, I have to tell people. No, don't be like
it's not like I didn't want to bring Oh,
like I grew out of it type of thing. It's just
you just don't have time for us. No, I'm just read thin. Okay, yeah. And we've been getting thin. Okay. He's not trying to do justice to the tradition.
No, no, no. So it saved me a better one.
Picture comes from Yeah,
I'm going to show you.
Anyway, back to the program. How the premises actually got the small for the multiplicity made clear which we can just say with the premises was colored at your house. We used to cook in the yard. Yeah.
50 in the in the yard when we realized that that was just Oh, can we just cook 50 pounds of food in one night in my backyard? Yeah, just Suma, and neighbors. I must. I was I was blessed. I had fantastic neighbors that even allowed us to park in the weather with a Muslim neighbors. One, I think. Yeah, I did. I didn't. Yes,
it will last.
Other neighbors were all for it. Because see you seeing that other neighbors were non Muslim or non Muslim. And the fact that we went to them and said, This is what I'm going to do. I'm going to make 50 fires in my yard. We're going to cook food to feed people. But we're not going to feed the Muslims only we're going to feed anybody and that's what my show mashallah, one of our neighbors is just sorry, I know this is like a sour sad side point but you don't you don't take fitrah now and put this in fitrah and Zika
or handla We've I've gone through the channels and
And we don't take that because we can not use that original Gruffydd, you know, the certain groups that we may not fit with that. Now, I must stress this, it's my job now as an alum, and I because it's a big deal. People, people
don't do right to fit ramen. Phaedra is aka Zakka, you're not, you're not supposed to technically make Phaedra parcels, for example, and give it to people. Technically, they're supposed to receive it as cash and decide that they want parcels. So we're not doing it in like the best of ways. So it's important because this food is especially so because this is now for non Muslims as well. So it's good that it's for non Muslims. Like, it's great that it's for non Muslims. But it's also very good that it's not, you know, it's not using Zika. So we have to get, it's,
it's the right thing to do basically, look, at the end of the day, you'll get people that communities out there that
unfortunately, they need to say something about what is going on in Cape Town. That is your intention is good. People will always criticize and we want that. We need that because it keeps us on our toes. At Wait, man, this Oh, next to us. Milena, so we stopped asking for time. This is a family show now before you say what if you're gonna say this is a family shelter. That might not be family time. But can Allah keep it clean, I have got to be Betania some way
to do that.
I just wait. I want to
know Stefano when it comes to the night. And we've we had 45 pots allocated. But he comes there. And then he says to me, I see you socket pots live, and they still stand it back. So please hear what's happening.
Then I just need to say to him, do whatever. And when I look again, then there's another row
where the ingredients come from. That is something
remarkable. Had you because we've got in 3d You must have like incredible experiences with Baraka in, in what you get.
Tell Tell us some of that man.
Can I can I? Okay? So look, all I can say from what I've experienced over the years,
the amount of
movies make a big downer, the amount of pain
everybody's concentrating bout of people that are involved in this program.
Everybody gets involved and everybody that comes on board and that, you know, supplies us with or donates whatever they donating whether it's money, whether it's ingredients and so forth and so on.
Subhanallah It is amazing to see the baraka through the
this is the first time you come on this podcast. This is the second time you're almost making me cry. So it's not climbing. Okay, I didn't I didn't mean I didn't mean to do that. But you know this is the month of Ramadan Catholic and you I know what you're feeling because it's because it's symposium sitting here by me so
Okay, so he's talking about past experiences I'm gonna take you through today what's the date
20th Wednesday the 20th after fajr I sent out six messages six different individuals and the message went as follows I need you to take control of the amount of water that we need potatoes we need onions we need wood bottom or whatever ingredient there was on the list I will just give it to you and you need to make sure that you get me that quantity right I will not take like Sorry man will you go on I just wanted to say that the people mushy the link because I didn't still share it and stuff so make sure if you if you think people might you know benefit or perhaps need to listen then share the link. Charla have it posted so, they want to see the Three Stooges
yeah, I've because if you have to see it to believe it.
Okay, so Wednesday the 20th after fajr I sent out this message.
Three hours later. First message comes back from that six 405 liters of water sought
after the word nother message comes in 3000 pieces of the 6000 pieces of wood sorted
Put enough he's in charge of potatoes. I don't know why he's got a big family so
they can get into potatoes. The idea is to allow someone that opportunity to network and then make life easier for us because we don't want to handle cash and money isn't
we struggled with having to go and buy stuff. Yeah, also silly. But you will understand by taking control of an item and being part of this specific program, you will see what we are talking about when it comes to Barroca. Look, we try to everybody, you know, and everybody be part of this project. So much you want one to do it, and you feel part of of something good, you know, and that is all ultimately, that's what it's all about, man. Just, we want to please Allah. First and foremost, like I said, so, yeah. You want to just please Oh, yes, many. Yes.
Now what am I doing?
This this is the
You're going to join us on the night we invite everybody to come anybody come please. Problem was it gets hot between that part's not what we do. And I do it openly because I want people to feel what it's like, what Jahannam is like so
it's mini Jen. Yes. I'm in the middle rose to think Jana will actually be 70 times hotter. Yes. And, and you guys come out now then the first thing that says you're equally brand. Yeah, like
isn't that part of giving Baraka? Mashallah, no, that's amazing. As always, because I mean, every time I come in, I just can't even you must like the fires. And then it's like, Yo, how do you stand that the whole night? It's insane. And it actually makes you make kind of make Toba
for your for your running away early me know you make the word because you you you Skeeter Jana? Yes, hectic nowadays. So when the community does come and get involved in people, they know the program already. They know that we don't do this for name and find personally. We try to allow the individual to donate and contribute that little bit. Two kgs of potatoes we accept. We also do stress that you know, give what you would want in your home. Do you want to use? We don't? You will try not to use Lisa type of ingredients. Okay, so what was the quality? How was materials? Nice. I don't want that. Otherwise,
if we can build up potatoes, you know, take the skin off. We do that. We get some schools involved in the kids. And they do that for us. Nice. I suppose. I suppose people can come and volunteer as well. Yeah. And we don't use tap water. We use bottled water.
Because that's what we use for our home cooking. Nice. Even if you have one five liter of water contributed.
You owe us? Me 55 packets of salt of last year's cooking program. Yeah, that's right. And that's on a no. That is right. But I did arrange it in the new seat nets that it already sorted it out. I remember when the CIA puts the blame on Yeah.
It is also wrong.
You told me you told me that it's like a small amount and that Emerson's to worry about it because you want it's just gonna come with a packet of soft one packet.
Salt the idea was for
imagine when we make Salah and I think we've heard this minute that makes a lot of ground, the sand, beach and so on. Let those grains of sand that you forwarded and your hand and so on was that's going to speak for you on the DevGAMM
so to every
drop of water, every say every grain of sand. I'm not saying Salt, salt, people sending the food
it's just make it clear. We don't
every grain of salt, every grain of rice that you contribute.
I mean how many grains of salt is in a packet? How many mouths does that feed?
How many people stand the inside by a donkey? Laddie
Allah McAfee Lucien sure that's I live off records
this is what
how do you contribute
Is the banking details drop off etc fareeda Abrams Okay. Farida chakra.
You must talk slow because I'm gonna put it on
on the screen. Put his name first.
Spell it properly.
And don't write Arabic.
Nafisa digna that easy and
I hope so.
Okay and he's number as well. Is it still the same? Oh eight three
double six eight double six eight double 906 You're still remember
he's a challenge for you Do you still remember your brother's phone number?
Is that what I must put the annual your number? Yeah okay what's your name Maggie
spell properly now
I know your number very well. Because you were the Buddha if I'm in trouble I must nama Buddha is number
seven we cut you off
Let me give you had this number now for centuries since they started making cell phone Yeah, I think before it existed.
So don't be jealous. Okay. No, I'm just saying you your old chairman of the machinery the one Abrams no man just two numbers is enough. Yeah, but okay, let's leave it so so why why are we giving our numbers and specifically the two of us because when people do contact us then we will be able to give them firsthand of what is needed what is still available on the last take. How Tell us quickly what is Tell us quickly what is still needed. Like off the cuff. Okay. Most importantly some cash donations towards the chicken. So we need 700 kilos of chicken
or 700 kilos of chicken masala say 700 kilos of chicken now I mean then often. Yeah, that's what we need. Again.
We can put in less chicken in the pots but no one two. Okay. So 700 kgs of chicken
that's quite a bit of money.
That is why well you can be a butcher.
You can be able to you can be a butcher and then it's not a lot of money. It's a lot of product. Why did we go into the trades that we are in then
you became a Molana
you become an upholsterer forward slash radio presenter. Forward slash shaping.
Know Tell us what you do quickly. I'm a cabinet maker by today's normal carpet Cseh. cabinet maker,
furniture designer, masha Allah. So the idea is now for people to actually contact us and ask us okay, so who's actually I also want to say he does really good work. Very good cabinet making him Yes. was taught by a very good cabinet maker. Yes. Whose name was Zim? Zim Siddiq? Elmer who? Mashallah, I'ma Hola.
Oh, I feel so bad saying that because I don't get any credit. No, I was gonna say I was gonna bring that in now.
We come from a family we tradesmen, like people who work with their hands, was a was it was a common feature, right through the lineage. Yeah, like, we recently discovered
that in the Siddiq family. They were generally like tailors, you know, tradesmen when they walk through their hands. And then the other thing that they were and I'm not saying this to boast, but genuinely The other thing that they also became was Imams like imam or ARIA Siddiq, Imam Muhammad Siddiq. It's not the living chat messages. He's not related. But the other from I'm talking about twang gurus grandson's time, in mathematic, the first imam of the Hanafi mosque in ballcap.
So you like, yeah. Hanafi mosque. Okay.
Don't say it again. Okay. Steve in bootcamp, and?
And yeah. So it's interesting that this was always a thing. So he's a very good carpenter, my cabinet cabinet maker cabinet. cabinet maker, is usually I would say of our dad is he was a tailor. And that's it. He was an amazing tailor.
Using legendary Taylor patternmaker legendary Taylor Patton.
make us think about him Allah what do these hands in that room with mom? And he went on Oprah thrice and he went on Hajj. Nicaea Primeau Allah Yeah, look yeah. I still have a Juba. Daddy made me that I still we I wanted the other day. So Vaughn I got married in Juba. Now look at how etail IDNA
I got married in it and I was more or less like this maybe just a bit you bigger that is my size. Then I became a whale. Yeah, like a blue whale like a dinosaur
that's not really nice.
Jason mackoff hurt my feelings.
It's a good feeling.
Wait and then and then I became sin again. And it still fits me. How do you deal it like that?
Doesn't make a fit. It's an amazing thing. So before that pasta we made one suit this lawsuit that was busy making black suit for a friend of ours. You also pass on now Shafiq
the notice surname it Thomasville I know Malachi
also fix all of that stuff. So this guy suit was laying on the cabin that he passed away
more than it needs to go to a function it's got no clothes you put on that
can you expose me like
but yeah, it's the last of my father's craft. We might not gonna really know he was good. And the fact that you could we spoke about Baraka earlier. And look at that man.
And he journeyed to the house of Allah so many times
the three of us I'm the only one that has about five to six weeks at my I would like to call a maid
and it still fits me perfectly. He worked really man
I think you're greedy because I remember him Ely Teddy make him a new suit. Every Liberia
like during Ramadan and labyrinth Haji every LeBaron new suit and then I could remind for like three years don't forget you was very special at the time. No lie I did get a new suit Alterna saga I had owned it for three years. But you see got a new suit every lever you handle you grew out of the suits. That's the problem.
That yeah, I was growing up. Yes. Well, let me put it this way. I'm wearing one of your suits now. Wo SS
and not the ones that you when you look like I can I can suit I can still fit in the suit. I got married.
I don't have that anymore.
But excuses excuses. Anyway, let's get back to the Cooking Can you please can you still fit in the suit? You got married him?
Anyway, this is the life Okay, so what's next what what can you What do you need from people? What would be the most beneficial money? Really? Yeah. But you said it was like fish oil and the ginger and recall it gets the outstanding that small items and the
economists like look pravi Stan suppers done all the cookies is off the table people are just sitting in Iran was when I listen to this
they don't have to. They want to however, couple of small items is needed. But the people that is trying to source it. So it's buttermilk and bad or merveilleux garlic and ginger.
Those type of items. small items. Yes. Can people donate the actual chicken? Yeah, yes. Not the live chicken
team in so no, man I mean, I mean like frozen chicken. For example. A frozen package chicken is gonna cost you five kgs make it easy, man. Make our lives easy. Because we put in 15 kgs perhaps in a pot. So you bring your bag we clean it we throw back into the bag the clean chicken and we use that five kg we know that's five so we need to add another thing. Right? So if you can buy five kg chicken, it's gonna cost you 200 grand. So now you don't have to underdrain you got to 75 and you need 125 Go to your neighbor. Go to your uncle and ask beg borrow, steal, but make up 200 Rand and you buy back a chicken here.
or ASIC. Manone Duncan Palmer's roofer told me, if you bring the last pack of chicken, of the 750 kilos that we need, then you get rewarded for 745 kilos, plus your five.
So now we're gonna have people that's gonna go to all the neighbors in the road, including those in Paul.
So we need, we need money to buy the chicken I buy from Fairfield butcher or Humla. They also contribute to our cooking program. It's been great just working with him. They know what we do. So they would offer us 100 kilos as a donation. Right, and then we'll buy the rest from them. Plus they deliver. We need to make life easy these days. These to
you I'm just thinking, I don't know, I'm thinking I've had so much fun Allah, Allah take a swatch again. I mean, I mean, oh, we'll just me. No, no.
How many people is gonna say amen to that for the three of us to go?
I'm sure everybody would say I mean, it's a good da. But I'm joking that we all go. But I really feel sorry for the Hajaj, like, the amount of accreditation that came through. I mean, what is 1100? For the amount of people and it's been like, what, three years now have three years worth of IGS? That's kind of like waiting in ready, and I'm assuming really?
Good. This is 1001 32 that can go.
We need to look at the positive
for the past two years. No, no, no, of course, of course. It's, it's definitely a blessing that it's open. I'm just saying I feel for that Geez. Like, the Hoja edge, are basically waiting now for years and years. And you didn't even know how long you have to wait, if you must apply now. For example, how long do you have to why don't why don't we? Why don't we put it like this Maulana, especially to the youngsters listening, now we can have a catch. And I found out we were under 50, when we went knew that we were fortunately under
way. And we were gonna go there now.
How old are you?
I'm not 50.
Especially the younger generation, make your intention. Because you might want to sit in a studio similar to this and speak the way we are speaking about hunch
and the 50. And you can say you know what, when those three guys spoke about, we got a different experience.
Mentioning now, the use Atmos make vignette, I spoke to a friend of mine.
And he was saying that he spoke to his wife, they were going through packages of hygiene packages.
And he had to sit down first of course. But shame, you know, yet you looked at it. And he he was he was shocked. And I say to me know what?
Don't think about the money. Don't think about the money. Make your intention strong. And renew that intention every single day. If you have a doubt, they knew that intention, I promise you, Allah will make a wait.
It was proven over and over.
So yeah, with the living proof.
I mean, if people should actually think about it, now. We're gonna have a lot of
input and criticism and the way the method is going to go. We get that that's normal. But think about it, who judge have, what, three months before they have to leave.
If that. So let's make it two months. If you are accredited, and you have two months, well, basically seven days in which to accept your accreditation. Now you think I've got too much to have enough money.
Your stomach will not be able to handle the stress that you're going to go through. You won't. Yeah, but do it. Because if you're not going to someone else is going to take the opportunity. Yeah, when else is going to put the entire trust within Allah. Tina, do you know something? It makes me think now. Do you remember growing up that hydro was so special?
I mean, it's always special. But particularly because it was difficult for people to go.
You know, like people who really cycled but they went down. But when they went it was like the whole community genuinely celebrated. that somebody's going. It was like they were very happy for each other. In it almost appeared as though hash became more ubiquitous.
like more people were doing it. Like it is more accessible even though it was costed more that people were earning more also.
So then became I wouldn't say like we became desensitized to it but we I don't think we appreciate it as much. Now we're getting to that point that it's so scarce liquid fuel. It's so scarce that you know, you really appreciate it. I think again, everybody's like backing the Hajaj like, you know, because we only probably have
a handful of people who can afford to go from our from our community remember that 1100 is South Africa. Do you know how many people of Johannesburg and when shot in Port Elizabeth have the money at the drop of a hat? They can go out people a lot of the mighty use the hedge money through COVID times.
And I'm generalizing but this is from like sort of personal accounts that we know of people in our community how many people died escena that didn't even get that SMS
so the end of the day? Yeah, we can the three of us we can sit there and say do your intention like inefficient make it strong? Speak to all your desire is to be the law maker way.
So we're done with hygena we probably nobody was done was this clever person.
Because I'm waiting my head yet.
What do you call this?
What's cool here?
Even that, like you said, back in the day, people encourage those who can to greet the who judge. They were the classical fear. Yeah. And the one with a tautology. Yeah, it was the Buddha that come to greet the who judge it's going to show people like a skeptical issue because
it's like he's got the rank.
Like the books, that overload type of thing.
What would that mean the orderlies? Yes, yes, we're there because that they get from the government they are recognized within the country as the who judge but they have to wear it on Hajj as well. Yeah, you could also quite scruffy
now but it is it is a good legacy to have and I think we're going we have to go there because it's something so expensive. So few people are going to be able to afford to go
and I think the time period is probably also going to be different by the looks of it. Where they're gonna get you six weeks seven weeks I can't see it happening. The flights are crazy expensive as it stands on US base best so we can make to
make it easy for everyone. I mean, we feel for those who Jaja that have been credited like 2019 who charge 20
And even those who haven't been credited 2020 who charge they got the accreditation yeah people prepared signed up and so on just Yeah, I was I was part of groups that were preparing to go just imagine as spiritual leaders as as groups
that were waiting to go on head 2020 Sure. I mean, we we know the feeling you know, as you imagine how they must feel I've had a felt then and hopefully inshallah they are ready this year to take that journey. Yeah, they just need to scratch the bottom of the freezer to take out the stuff that they
see I'm thinking about the game for D when we were done with our family and we walked back
how's that Walkman?
Yeah, somebody you will you will just never forget your head you know, it's amazing
Sure, if I'm just getting flashbacks from everything that we did crazy is something I'm not going to mention
like that but I didn't
know you didn't work but I did something that you were doing something more amazing than working. Tell us what is that so we speak about advice you must waste your time because he was first he was livid. Let me help with the protagonist to be rude. Continue talk about your walking the look are you talking about the walking back from from from Arafa No, no, no, no, I didn't You didn't you we did you talking about when we we felt it out?
converted into income. Yes. And we want to
say we want to
as easier Yes. To get transport to take us into Makkah. Yes, that's right. Yes.
And are you working?
I can't do mystery
really say why. Okay, I'd Yeah. Oh four to the experience people over the ditch feed it's
mask with what you were saying no, no, no.
Why did you? I mean, how did you
so we're getting all of these flashbacks and so on of how much and we're speaking to the judge and especially our youth also your intention.
Way before I went on Hajj many many years before that I heard the late telemedicine for whom he came from Hajj. And he had actually made Adan
right on the Day of Arafah.
Imam, Abu hachimura been asked him to make dua, obviously, I missed him.
But it was his birthday.
It was tele Peterson's birthday on that day. And when I heard it, I said to myself, Oh, that will be amazing. Unfortunately, I missed my birthday three days before the Day of Arafah. Right. But
I had the opportunity to make other Yes. What came to mind, remember that you were doing a live a live stream of that. So what came to mind immediately was a grandfather. Firstly, he was a washing machine. And he used to make a dime, and then are dead. Yeah, two years. Yeah. And over and beyond that.
While making a van. You get the flashback of our Rasulullah sallallahu Santo below to get on to the wall and wherever the rooftops and call to pray.
And you're standing or alpha and I have the opportunity. Here it was nervous.
But I didn't get to woods because I was standing in front Murghab and I was allowed to be part of a certain lineage. Going to pray
Subhan Allah. Okay, we're going to wrap up now.
That means we'll head slap an equal hand slap, you can see
its handler, anyone will have a question for us
can contribute? Does anyone have any specific question besides how to contribute?
Where can people drop things off? Okay, so, most importantly, now, there's still a couple of days left before
at the masjid where we cook there is a cooking program happening daily. So what I do is
I would suggest getting contact with either myself or my office. And then we will direct you from the we will ask you to buy the ingredients as late as possible to the day of Eid and hold it we will collect
if we are going to resell recently, I think the mistake in your number. I just need to fix it.
And you were so open. Yeah, no, I know the number but I think I typed it in wrong.
Oh 829670867 I made a mistake. So we'd rather not have people drop off at the masjid now already. Because they might just become a confusion. We could, ya
know, so hold onto whatever you've got, or contact us and say you know what, guys, we would like to contribute X, Y and Zed or just one bag of onions. We'll make an arrangement with you.
It makes things a bit easier man. And I know the people that wanting to contribute potatoes now really? Yeah, in seven days time. Is that potatoes okay for us to use. So we know we need to shift through the let's not forget one thing um, for those that obviously do want to contribute and be part of this. You're most welcome to come and see join and even take part in the cooking program. It is something you will never forget. Really nice. Yeah. can attest to that. Even though I'm just a few a couple of moments. Yes. Just for a few moments. You just light one fire
And then all of a sudden okay or hunger you've got work to do almost as the prophets awesome said lackey, Rhonda Milan, roofie, Cheyenne, wherever and teleco Oh Dalkey a haka. Be watching Tolkin. Don't underestimate the good deed of your brother. Even if it fee smiling in the face of a Muslim rather certainly underestimate my moment.
He doesn't even come with a lighter.
But okay, Al Hamdulillah we're fortunate we've got a lot of the older mind people back on in a way we distribute and
so most of the pots are allocated. However, we will not send anyone away. People come and ask Can they get a pot of food might not have a pot of food, but bring your pot will dish out from the others. And we will give you a pot of food. So most of our pots is allocated southern suburbs. It's from Mitchell's plane, right through our three Lotus river grassy Park Steenberg Capitol Avenue, retreat.
Newfields, Hanover Park, all those places Parkwood. So that is where we distribute. Also we distribute at people's homes, right. Some people go to the machine in the morning. Now they have to walk and it's a distance for them to go to machine. And for them to go back to the masjid get a plate the food is you. We don't like that. So we give it to someone's at someone's home. they dish out and then give it to the people. We've got a crush crush for autistic
children in Pelican heights. You give them a pot of food sometimes too. And they dish out the Akira she does phenomenal work in the month of Ramadan.
And a lot of people came on board groups, angling groups fishing groups came on board and they've contributed so who knows matches have a family out there that says
we we will all club together. I mean like Abraham Samuel Adams family then SLI look which senergy Choose Abrams and Adams that's exactly what that is. Like millions of people.
Not impossible. No.
Can we say? I mean?
If there is anyone out there that needs a pot of food on the debit, or a plate of food on the derby. Go to your your main street in your area, or mass to be underprivileged? No,
no, we don't ask question. We don't know what your condition is. We don't want to know. Yeah, stand on the line. Get a party food. Yes, we preserve everyone's dignity. Wear your mask. We're not going to judge you.
I eat from the food.
So why wouldn't someone else?
I just want to say to our special alumni that's on board for this program many years now. They would come and they would tag peers make to us and really interact like Nafisi. Do you want to be part of this program? This is also an opportunity for you to see how will your ma comes and assist with programs like this ground levels not you. Other Allama here don't feel like I need to
differentiate me We live on a I thought you said we greet
Bottom line is
the little bit that you can contribute is accepted. And you'll get richly rewarded in Sharla.
She has a common law fair. And so that is a little bit of insight into family life and relationship of brothers and what Shafiq and the feasts in particular my older brothers
are managing to do in the community the brooder messages of course we can all do our bit.
We can actually all
contribute to society in some way or the other whether it's cooking a pot of food, whether it is teaching someone a valuable skill or even theoretical knowledge, Islamic or otherwise, but be a positive contributor to society. You can make a difference in the world this is the the amazing gift that Allah subhanaw taala given us is that we can choose to be amazing, if we if we so desire, and that's why they gave us the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam calls for hundreds Allah gave the Prophet SAW sent to us as an exemplar because he is the ultimate example so we trying you know, you know we capacities to follow him in some of that exam.
And the more we can we can do the better. Right? For us for the world for humanity. So do you bet insha Allah and if you want to get involved the numbers are on the screen for both Nafees and Shafik Siddiq. Thanks guys again for coming and I enjoyed it. It was mad I don't think I'm gonna do it again
No, I'm joking. I'm joking. It was it was actually really nice to have you guys back some memories hamdulillah a lot of memories actually.
And we had fun and I hope that it was also informative and inspiring to somebody out there inshallah somebody so when I say somebody out there, I mean to you, or anybody that you could share it with, because that's what we want. We want you to share the message far and wide. If you can contribute, that would be highly appreciated. May Allah reward you and place Creighton Baraka in your lives. It will go to feed the mouths of everyone on the days of aid inshallah to Allah. Until next time, I saw Allahu ala Sayidina Muhammad Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
greet back. Oh, while you sit down with a lawyer