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A big thanks to all of you for visiting my blog, reading them and appreciating them for their quality and content 🙂 MashaAllah, thanks to you I have got more followers than I had imagined that I would have!

I have finally taken my blog to a private domain and this is where I will be posting from now on:

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Its Time To Celebrate!

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Wishing all my Pakistani readers a very haaaapppyyy Independence Day!

Hoping to celebrate this day with zeal and fervour and to make a solemn promise to live with Unity, Faith and Discipline.

Photo courtesy: dawn.com

Of Lightening and Thunderstorms…

thunder, storms, rains, winds, weather While we were coming home yesterday, both of my Betas in the car along with me, we were caught by a sudden downpour. It began raining fast and we were only halfway back home.
The weather in Karachi had been so hot last month that we were more than glad to see such a pleasant change in the weather, both kids beaming and chattering in full excitement, watching huge amounts of water that had collected on the roads now and making discussions of what activity to indulge in as soon as they reached home. The activity they were planning was no other than that of playing out in the lawn in the rain!

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Eid Mubarak

Eid-Mubarak-Creative-Art-Greeting-CardEid mubarak to everyone of you who is reading this!

I cannot believe Ramadhan is over and that we have already celebrated eid.. it seems like yesterday I wrote the blog post to welcome the blessed month... Oh how time flies!!! Here we are, meeting and greeting friends and family members a very happy eid, the kids are enjoying, all ready in their new shalwar kurta suits and devouring a bit of sheer khurma and a bit of chocolate cake every now and then. Continue reading

Dessert Idea: Mixed Fruit Trifle

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Today, I have made this delightful dessert called the Mixed Fruit Trifle. It didn’t take long to make this as most of the ingredients were ready made purchased from the supermarket, except for the vanilla custard that I had to prepare especially for this. I am sharing with you the recipe here. Continue reading

Welcome Ramadhan 2015!

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So Ramadhan is here once again Masha’Allah and all of us have finally reached this month, thanks to Allah Subhan Ahu Wa Ta’ala. We are all alive and breathing and making an effort every now and then to remember Him and please Him. Continue reading

Let’s Help: Hope Nursery E-Book

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Many sisters have done a joint effort to raise funds for the Hope Nursery in Turkey. Based on the Turkish-Syrian border, this nursery caters for 70 children and is in dire need of support to keep the  facility open. They have collectively worked hard upon it and have now successfully launched their 125 page e-book packed full of:

Goals list

Daily checklist

Daily recipe

Action of the day

Facts on Sunnah foods

Personal development essays

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Confessions! Before Ramadhan begins…

jetxee-check-sign-and-cross-sign.png (300Ă—121)Every year I make a list of some actions that I might be doing or not doing this Ramadhan. Its always in my mind but I must admit, that I never end up doing what I had thought of doing.

Here is my list of confessions from last year, which is going to continue this year as well, I am pretty sure about that… Continue reading

Reading the Quran: Every Effort Counts!

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Many of you are new to Islam and now that Ramadhan is coming, ensure that you are not at all discouraged when you hear how others have been finishing Juzz after Juzz of the Qura’an, but you have done only a little. Never mind the quantity. The main thing is your Niyyah; the purer your intentions are, the better will be your act and the virtuous will be the rewards in the HereAfter! Continue reading

Ramadhan Reading Program

reading program, ramadhan, islamAs I mentioned earlier in my article entitled, How to Motivate Kids For Ramadhan, I had mentioned in one of the points the benefits of reading out Islamic based books and Ramadhan themed stories to make the kids feel motivated for the upcoming days.

Well, here I have come across this Ramadhan Reading Program for Kids, which really seems something interesting for kids to participate in. Its organized by Alexandria Potter, Founder at Layla Lights, and she aims to provide a common platform where children and their mothers, can make the most out of this blessed month. Continue reading

Make Your Kids Ready For Ramadhan!

motivate kids, ramadhan, ramadhan 2015, islam, prepare for ramadhan, ramzan The gates of Heaven are opened during this month, the Shaytaan is chained up 🙂 and the gates of Hell are closed! This is one important reminder for kids to make them understand the importance of this month. The gates of Heaven from where abound unlimited Mercy and Forgiveness, Love and Peace are open to all by Allah SubhanahuWaTa’ala, He wants us all to seek His Pleasure during this month and grab for ourselves His bounties in unlimited amounts. 

The first week of Shaba’an has gone by already and Ramadhan will be here in no time at all. You have read my article about how to prepare yourself for Ramadhan, now here is another one how to actually motivate your kids for the upcoming days so they may also be in a similar state of thought and well being. Continue reading

Happiness Is…

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So all of us deserve a break, don’t we??

In fact, so many times, a break from your daily routine is all you want…

Taking a break really helps, by the way, to soothe your nerves, to relax your self and to give yourself time to breathe. Sitting on that chair for hours glaring the computer screen, hogging the kids all day long, same chores, same activities to perform day after day makes your mind uneasy and your body bored! Continue reading

10 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Ramadhan

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So the month of Ramadhan is up next, Insha’Allah. With this last month to go, before we all begin to fast and pray Taraveeh prayers after Ishan Salah, all of us are busy preparing ourselves mentally and physically for the arrival of this great month!

So how must you prepare yourself for Ramadhan? What are the ways you can actually welcome this month with much fervour and respect and fulfill all your Islamic obligations as laid out by Allah Subhan Ahu Wa Ta’ala, the Quran and the Sunnah.

Here are 10 ways how you can prepare yourselves, these are few of my own ways, don’t forget to add in some of your own! Continue reading