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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:

www.randombytesfromlife.com

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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

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

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

Do Not Give Up!!

do not give up, remain hopefulI had my eyes set over a certain editing job, that I really really wanted to do. There were two solid reasons for that, firstly it was for some Islamic based literature and secondly, it involved use of skills that I have never before done on any other job so it was supposed to be a big plus on my job history….. Continue reading

Think Before You Leap

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There is a very famous story that I have read in the book “Enjoy Your Life”… the entire book is full of small excerpts and short stories, but a very small one I would like to share with you.. its small but it has a powerful message, yet again about how our choice of words affect the interpretation of their meaning.

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The Power of Truth

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This was a part of the 5 Day, 5 Photos challenge story, it was day 3 for me and was passed by sister fatima at www.islahii.wordpress.com and today I am passing on this challenge to another fellow blogger at https://lifesrosesandthorns.wordpress.com/

I have read this story once at a popular Islamic stories site for kids (islamcan.com). My kids and I just loved it and so did my pupils… I felt like sharing the same story with you that goes very well with the above picture…

Somewhere in some part of the world, an emperor called all the young people in the kingdom together one day and said to them, “I have been thinking about this lately that I must select any one of you to be the next emperor after me.” Continue reading

The Beauty of The Adhan

adhanfinalWhenever I hear the Adhan, I always think of my family members and friends in Western countries where Adhan is not called out aloud via loudspeakers and no body in the neighborhood can actually hear it taking place…. The Adhan is a call to prayer, a reminder that began in the times of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), in fact, he was the one who had felt the need for it as Muslim population of Medina was on the rise and Muslims were busy than before in trade and agriculture. What happens if we have an appointment with our boss at work? What do we do? We wake up on time, wear our best clothes and reach the office on time, earlier than our usual time.. after all, we have to impress him and in doing so appropriately, we expect some kind of a promotion in our current position, a substantial increase in benefits from him and an elevated view of ourselves in his eyes. The same ruling applies to students who want to impress their teachers, they want extra marks for their overall conduct and behavior, points for meeting the deadlines and so on…. Continue reading

Instant Energy Drink for Everyone

johnny-coffee-2.png (272Ă—300)Winter is at its peak and its quite cold here these days. And its much much colder and chillier than ever in other places. To beat this cold wave and to avoid it to make you fall sick or to make yourself better if you have already caught a cold, prepare this energy drink and have a cup full of it and pass it around to each of your family members…

Take a big pan, fill it up with 3 glasses of water and keep for boiling. Now add a few pieces (at least 4) of chicken into the pan. Let it boil for some time. Continue reading

The Beginning of Freelancing

start-banner.png (231Ă—297)Since the last couple of years, I wanted to avail my time in a productive manner and “do something” and earn a few bucks while doing so… I thought of many ideas, one being to start a fashion designer’s boutique, the other, opening up a learning centre to teach kids skills like mathematics and language e.t.c. but none of my ideas managed to even start working out for lack of space or lack of facilities did not venture up the project right from the beginning!

One day, I accidentally tumbled upon a freelancing site and then lo and behold! there was no looking back after that.. I made my account, registered myself and started applying for a decent writing job with the hope of working hard myself and not getting any pay at all! Continue reading

Lunch Box Ideas: Chicken Mince Kebabs

bugerandchip-.png (299Ă—251)Schools for kids are about to open and this week, I plan to prepare a few things in advance and store them or freeze them so they may be used from Monday on wards for kids lunch boxes.
Chicken Mince kebabs recipe is what I am sharing with you here. Chicken mince kebabs make a healthy lunch box snack or you can serve them in the evenings after play time. You can have them fresh or freeze them for use later on, just like those ready frozen packets of meals we buy from the markets. Continue reading