Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Journey of Life

Libasut Taqwa Welcomes All Sisters To A Unique Workshop اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّه.

“THE JOURNEY OF LIFE~” A Very Inspiring Experience!

Who’s Looking For The Road To Success?
EMPOWERING You with Life’s Solutions!
Remove Negativity from Your life & transform into a POSITIVE person!
Most Successful Therapies, tools & techniques to HEAL broken HEARTS!
Learn how to COPE with Your Day to Day Challenges!
Learn how to DE STRESS & become a truly BEAUTIFUL Muslimah!
Discover your PURPOSE & add Meaning to Your life!
Beautiful Inspiring Presentations!
A nasheed & Drama!
A Scrumptious Lunch will be Served

Date: SUNDAY 30TH October
Time: 11am- 4:30pm
Venue: Islamic Guidance Hall, 61 Essendene Road, OVERPORT, Durban.
Admission: R125pp

Bookings: 0827866854/0741278231

Global Pink Hijaab Day

Help make a visible change in the fight against breast cancer by wearing a pink hijaab (scarf) on "Global Pink Hijaab Day" tomorrow 26th October 2011...

Whether you are muslim or non-muslim, male or female, you can participate in this event!

"Pink Hijaab Day" is intended to shatter stereotypes of muslim women as well as raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

All over the world, people participate by wearing pink hijaabs, pink ribbons, and donating to breast cancer foundations.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Al-Ansaar Eid Fair 2011

Where are you going to be on the weekend of October 28? Make it sensational, make it memorable, make it informative and entertaining in the company of Radio Al-Ansaar at 189 West Road, Overport.

The weekend brings the Eid Fair with bargain shopping, live broadcasts (103fm), extensive entertainment, and prizes galore. From savouries, cakes and sweetmeats to Islamic wear, jewellery and `attar (perfumes) the fair promises something for everyone. The Nasheed programmes and late night shopping will have you thirsting for more. Adequate arrangements have been made for parking and security.

Radio Al-Ansaar kicks off the exhilarating weekend on Friday, 28 October from 4pm till late, Saturday 10am till late and Sunday 10am till 7pm. Don’t let the weekend go by without experiencing the Eid Fair. Free Entrance.

For bookings and enquiries, call 031 208 1601.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Brunch Order ...

This is the Free Brunch for the residents of Merebank, and Wentworth this morning.
Thick billowing smoke from the Oil refinery.

Is this one of the reasons why so many residents in the area are becoming cancer victims?

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Dua for Nazr

Aoozu bikalimaatillahit taammaati min sharri kulli shaytaaniw wahaammah, wamin aynil laammah, wamin sharri haasidin iza hasad.

Read and blow on person, before and after reading durood sharif.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Finally, Pink Hijaab Day

Durban Muslima & Scarves Unlimited would like to thank the following for their contriobution and help at the Pink Hijaab Day,
that took place on 6th October 2011 at NMJ Islamic Centre:-

Shenaaz Jamal
Sajeda Mansoor
Feroza Mansoor
Shenaaz Nabee
Salma Tahseen Kazi
Humairah Jassat
Ayesha Suleman
Safiya Salejee
Fatima Asmal-Motala
Sabeeha Valodia
RIdwana Malek
Sarah Joosab
Shenaz Ghood
Sajida Joosab
Thaybah Yuseph
Shuanita of CANSA
Sister Anne of Hospice
New Era Print & Forms
Love Me Candy
Baked - Morningside
Ameen's Bakery
Home-baked Goodies
Rabiah's Deites
Naseema Mall of Mall's Pharmacy
DSTV Indian
Supreme Foods
House of Beauty
Morningside Convenient Garage
Fair Cakes
Azam Khan's Decor
Spectacular Events
Burnwood Salvage
Suhana Caterers
Burnwood Salvage
Essence Collection
Fathima Moolla
Mrs Variawa
Enchanted Health
S Muhamed
and all our great Volunteers - Saleha & Safiya Kadwa, Faseeha, Raeesa & Laeeqa.

Although the turnout was poor, we fulfilled our aim to create breast cancer awareness and raise money for Cuppa for Cansa.
I was shocked when a woman asked me where they can have mammograms done. The woman's question although so simple, made me realise that there is definiately a need for programmes like these to educate our community in these aspects.

Insha Allah, the Pink Hijaab Day Programme will be run annually.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Durban Muslima goes Pink.......

All Muslimahs are invited to go pink and spend the day at the Pink Hijaab Day, this Thursday, 6th October 2011 at NMJ Islamic Centre from 9:30am to 3pm.

So, make NMJ Islamic Centre the meeting point of all family and friends, and spend the day listening to speakers, meeting leading radio personalities, pampering,  help us raise funds for CANSA while indulging in the many eats and treats at the Cuppa 4 CANSA tea garden, shop at the various stalls and let the kids spend the day at the kidzone.

Come show your support for Breast cancer!

C u there!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Pink hijaab Day Programme

DATE: 6TH OCT 2011
TIME: 9:30 AM FOR 10AM


MC: Salma Tahseen Kazi

Session 1
Welcome Address
Opening Dua
Speaker: Dr Shakira M. Cassim
Speaker: Fatima Asmal-Motala
Speaker: Author - Sarah Joosab


Session 2
Speaker: Ridwana Malek
Speaker: Survivor, Sajida Joosab
Speaker: Shenaz Ghood
Speaker: Sameera


Session 3
1:05am-1:30pm Live Broadcast of Butterfly Corner with Zineera on Radio Islam
Speaker: Pharmicist, Razeena Khan
Speaker - Survivor,
Key Note Address, by Guest of Honour - Humairah Jassat (Founder of Pink Hijaab Day)
Vote of Thanks
Closing Dua

Subject to change




For more info call 0835978602

Catch Essence Collection
The Pink Hijaab Day
Thursday, 6th October 2011 from 9:30am
NMJ Islamic Centre

Radio Islam's Butterfly Corner @ Pink Hijaab Day

There will be a live broadcast of the Butterfly Corner with Zineera on Radio Islam at the Pink Hijaab Day on Thursday, 6th October 2011 at 1:05pm at NMJ Islamic Centre.                                                                                                            

Monday, 3 October 2011

Breast Cancer Survivor: Carrol Michel

“This is a story of Carrol Michel .  She shared her experience with other ECR listeners in the hope of providing inspiration to those who’ve also been diagnosed

Waking up early in the morning the Saturday before Mother's Day this year, I experienced pain and discomfort in my left breast. To my horror I felt a large mass! I have always had a great fear of breast cancer. Was this cancer I asked myself? I was initially scared and then I prayed that God would help me to face this crisis in my life. I felt a sense of peace, but I still had to tell my family. My husband and daughters were shocked but very supportive.

Within two weeks I had had surgery and was told two days later, that I had cancer and would require a mastectomy. I remember lying on the hospital bed with tears rolling down my cheeks. I was upset but still reasonably calm. The mastectomy took place the following day. Although I had a problem with the anaesthetic and woke up on life support, the operation was a success. Three days later I went home, I was determined to live! Two days later I was out and about having coffee at a local restaurant and chatting to friends. I had a huge cut, 30cm long, that was healing well. Within a week I went back to work wearing a strategically placed scarf that a neighbour had knitted. I was back at work teaching pottery to the children.

My amazing recovery happened for a number of reasons. Firstly, my family who took such great care of me, my friends and family around the world who sent so many e-mails and phoned so often, saying that they were praying for me! God heard
their prayers and I was doing well. It was awesome. My faith in God that He would help me through this had not failed me, I felt so well, experienced no pain and I was alive to tell my story. Six weeks after the surgery the shock of having cancer really hit me hard, I was extremely tearful and just wanted to be alone. But the next morning I hopped out of bed ready for a new day and with a sense of adventure that I would get through this with a positive attitude.

Chemotherapy begun at the end of July, and my hair started to fall out in mid August. My daughter Angie and I had such a laugh when I went to try on wigs, after trying on a few we found the perfect wig. I even looked younger - absolutely amazing! Soon the hair was falling out in clumps and so I had it shaved off. I will be having no bad hair days for a while. Wigs or scarves will be the fashion for a few months.

Looking back over the past four months, I look more feminine now, I always wear pearls, lipstick and wear my scarf or wig with grace. Life is full of adventure. I never know what will happen next, but I live one day at a time, with a determination to live life to its fullest.

To the woman out there who have a breast lump please get it checked. If you have had a mastectomy yes it is a traumatic time, but we woman of strength must rise up. Talk about it with friends - many of them will be scared but help them to understand that having a mastectomy is not the end of the world. It has made me a stronger person with a strong faith in my God. “

Sunday, 2 October 2011


Popularly known as Zineera on Radio Islam’s Butterfly Corner, Sameera is also a Journalist as well as ITV presenter of a kids show called Qasasul Atfaal.
She won best presenter at the MTN Community Radio forum awards.
She’s a Drama teacher and owner of Celeb Kidz Academy.
She has Studied drama and acting since the age of 3 and has Qualified in film visual and performance arts.

Catch Sameera at the Pink Hijaab Day, NMJ Islamic Centre on Thursday, 6th October 2011.

Sarah Joosab, Author of "An Illuminated Heart, An Elevated Soul"

Sarah Joosab has studied psychology and has a penchant and love for understanding human behaviour. She is a trained life skills facilitator and counsellor.She has attended numerous workshops and has been a part of various organisations.She also has a passion for art, especially abstract art and Islamic art and finds painting both healing and cathartic as
you are freely able to release your emotions on a canvas and watch something beautiful emerge. Writing is another of her passions and she loves to write. Sarah has now launched Tahiyya Squared Publishing to harness the innate potential of an individual through the means of creative expression in the form of healing through writing, healing through art and healing through workshops....as well as conducting small, intimate personal growth courses for both adults and kidz. Tahiyya squared publishing endeavours to publish good quality inspirational, self help, personal growth, uplifting islamic books as well as books pertaining to issues prevalent in our society today. “An illuminated heart an elevated soul” is the first of many publications which her publication company endeavours to publish.

Meet Sarah at the Pink Hijaab Day, NMJ Islamic Centre on 6th Oct 2011!

Humairah Jassat, "The Pink Hijaab Girl"

"I, Humairah Jassat, a vibrant young aspiring girl at a tender age of 19, have recently graduated matric in the South African class of 2009. I strive diligently to serve my community, as an Islamic saying by my beloved prophet (p.b.u.h) goes, “best amongst thee is he who benefits mankind “. I share this enthusiasm as I believe that it is not about what we give, but what we share. So far I have, praise be to the almighty, excelled in many outreach projects. I have managed to co-ordinate, sub co-ordinate and also oversee many of these projects. Being a part of numerous social activities throughout my childhood has enabled me to develop my skills in public speaking and has also enabled me to blossom into an out-going and enthusiastic young woman. Growing up being a girl scouts has instilled in me morals, values and ethics that I hope to carry throughout my daily life. I am currently the chair person of the “Gauteng Youth Committee” and have also been a member of the prestigious “Presidents Award” for the past two years and this year is a year in which I will become an honourable gold award holder. I also serve on many youth committees, some religiously based. My religion has laid for me a sturdy foundation and as a saying of my beloved Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) goes, something to the effect, “wish for your companion as you would wish for yourself.” As I wish for good upon myself, I also wish the same for others. I endeavour to bring joy into the lives of other people who are not as fortunate as me. I live by the ethos of maintaining a noble character, a joyous personality, and being a person whom others feel comfortable to be around. All of God’s creation deserves to be respected, and which is a quality I hope to accomplish. However, this begins with the mission of foremost, respecting myself. In 2010 i won africas innovation prize which was R70000 ,R30000 for my projects and R40000 for myself. In conclusion, I hope to spread the knowledge and lessons that I have learnt via my religion, culture, school, family structure, and friends to women and children of all walks of life, regardless of race, religion, background or dwelling. I aim to empower women and children who are victims of abuse, aid the poverty stricken in which ever I can, and to show the light to those trapped in dark tunnels. I hope to bring, even if it be a small glimmer of hope or joy or encouragement, to every individual whom I encounter in my lifetime. This will most definitely not be an easy task, but I hope that one day I will be able to look back and say to myself, I’ve tried. *A thought to ponder: ”Show mercy to the weak and you will be happy; give to the needy and you will be well; do not bear grudges and you will be healthy.”

My projects
One particular project that comes to mind, and that has become rather well known amongst the women populace is that of “Pink Hijab Day. “ The project encouraged woman to don a pink scarf or “Hijab” to show consolidation to women suffering with breast cancer globally. Breast cancer is a disease that affects one in every three women and I strongly believe that this was what propelled many to support my cause. This project reached friends and families acquainted with breast cancer sufferers and extended beyond race, culture and religion. Upon the phenomenal success of “Pink Hijab Day” in the years 2008 and 2009, I have taken it upon myself to landmark this as an annual event and I am proud to be deemed the “Pink Hijab Girl”. The slogan for this event being “a united plight for a good cause” has encouraged many woman to chant this phrase on the set date of October 29th and I sincerely hope that “Pink Hijab Day” shall enjoy the fruits of its success for many years to come, as it has globally."

Meet Humairah Jassat at the Pink Hijaab Day on Thursday, 6th October 2011 at NMJ Islamic Centre.

For more info, call 0835978602 / email durbanmuslima@gmail.com

Saturday, 1 October 2011

October, International Breast Cancer Month

International Breast Cancer Month



The incidence of breast cancer among South African women is increasing and it is one of the most common cancers among women in South Africa. It is the most prevalent cancer amongst white and Asian women and the second most common cancer among black and coloured women.

Facts about breast cancer:

  • Early detection of the condition can lead to effective treatment and a positive prognosis. About 90% of patients survive for many years after diagnosis when breast cancer is detected at the early stages.
  • Regular self-breast examination and regular mammograms are key to early detection.
  • Presenting yourself early for treatment may result in more effective treatment, leading to a reduction in pain and suffering and a significant decrease in the loss of life.

The designation of October as "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" in South Africa reflects a nationwide drive by public and private healthcare structures to raise awareness of this debilitating disease across all races and class structures.

Source: Department of Health

** Nasheed Extravaganza
** Fun fair
** Soccer tournament
** Car Show

Traders: Scarves Unlimited, Bling!, Cazabella, AMC, Tupperware, Mesmerize, Fazzy Kids, Mac's Biltong,
Brazo's, Aldabella, Forest Fairy, Trendy Kids, Kute Kids and much much more!

Don' t miss it!