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Ramadan Diaries : Kinship

1 Ramadan 2014 Every day of Ramadan i hope to focus on one or two new things. I might not share all of them but i will be making the effort to pen down something. Every Ramadan we’re told to rekindle ties with loved ones and family. The month of mercy places in our hearts kindness in attitude.  Its something i’ve been exploring deeply, as the many Ramadan greetings appeared on my mobile phone yesterday evening. May people asking for forgiveness of their transgressions and for hurt feelings and the like. Shaykh Yawar Baig made a valid point :...

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Ramadan Diaries : Welcome oh Ramadan

The clock ticks on the countdown to Ramadan.  The waqt of Asr is begining to fade, and there’s a heaviness in my heart about how life can change from one Ramadan to the next.  Life is not static. People pass on, some have fallen terminally ill, some have passed away, some marriages have seperated, and some have new additions to their families. Subhanallah. Qadr Allah. This Ramadan will see a series of personal blogging over the next 30 days, insha-allah. Something I’ve not done before for 🙂 I’m excited for Ramadan this year, happily reflecting on the Ramadan...

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Arabic Pleasantaries for Dummies

Are you sometimes confused by Islamic pleasantaries? What does Mashaa-Allah or Inshaa-Allah mean? This post will help you brush up on your arabic pleasantaries as well as learn new ones 🙂  Most Arabic pleasantaries are also duas. Assalaamu ‘Alaikum A greeting made upon meeting a Muslim Translation: Peace be upon you Wa’alaikum Assalaam The response to the greeting above Translation: And peace be upon you Assalaamu ‘Alaikum wa rahmatullah A lengthier formal greeting/supplication to a Muslim Translation: May the peace and mercy of Allah be upon you Wa’alaikum Assalaam wa rahmatullah A response to the formal greeting/supplication above Translation:...

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30 Muslimah Lifestyle Wardrobe Hacks

Look good, Feel good 🙂 Time is of the essence, every one wants to look good without having to spend loads of time staring at their cupboard trying to figure out what to wear. This post is filled with 30 easy hacks to help you get the most out of your time and enhance your closet experience. What to wear today? Everyone is plagued by this and being hijabi or transitioning into full hijab doesnt make it any easier to decide. In this day of stereotypical black abayas and now the infiltration of the pinfree scarves. Don’t forget the...

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Summer Hijabs – 12 Tips on How to avoid the Brain Boil Factor

As a muslim woman, covering your head (including neck and ears) is obligatory. Knowing that this is part of the framework of Islam means that one needs to tweak one’s style to remain within this framework. “How do you accomplish this in blistering hot summer weather, when you’re melting into a puddle and experiencing serious brain boil factor?” Muslimah Life Style has perfect tips to keep you cool while pleasing your creator 🙂 1. Choose breathable, light weight scarves 2. If you’re opting for pinfree scarves, ensure you select the lightweight summer scarves.  These are usually made of poly-viscose...

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