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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

Do visit my page as often as you do now, follow it and keep reading my blogs. I would definitely like to see you there to like and comment on my pages.

A big thanks to owner of www.sportswearable.net and iaccessories.net for sponsoring my page and making this venture successful. He has been behind the entire setup of the site and the migration of its content, without his support I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this!

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Thank you so much,

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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

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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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

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

Be Jealous Of None!!

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jealousy is when you count others blessings

So you don’t want anyone to be better or superior than you in terms of strength or fame or power or beauty? You can’t imagine anyone with far more riches and wealth than you have? You think your kids are the best in town and there is no one else who can defeat them? If you hear about someone who has exceeded in popularity, do you start talking bad about that person?

This is jealousy when you envy someone for his/her victories, wealth, high status, handsome salary, beauty or other such worldly benefits. Continue reading

Never A Day Off!

Anonymous-pen-pencil.png (300Ă—272)I had decided not to work this Sunday and give myself a break, but couldn’t succeed in doing so. I logged in and checked and replied to all messages and even did some short revision work for a client.

So this is one issue related to freelancing, and that is, you can never get a day’s off from work.Everyday is working day…

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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

Happiness Is…

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That moment when you realize that whatever you are indulged in currently may bring you much success and ease in near future… its so soothing to the mind, you feel relaxed and ultimately start day dreaming about achieving it all!!

You know Allah is with you all the time to guide you and support you and deep down in your heart, you pray silently to Him to keep providing you with utmost guidance and support to fulfill all your endeavors. 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