Saturday, 30 June 2012

Quote of the Day

What happens to seeds inside their prisons
will happen to us in our houses.
The garden will bring out gifts it has hidden for years.
Presents, presence.
~Rumi

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Friday, 29 June 2012

The Life, Style & Fashion Mag - Press Release


Press Release

The Life, Style & Fashion Mag – A Magazine for the Family


The advancing dynamics of the family system has prompted the publication of a Muslim family magazine, The Life, Style & Fashion Mag, which aims to help families adapt to an ever changing lifestyle.

Editor Shireen Mansoor explains, “The mag is a family magazine covering: Food, Fashion & Style for both men and women, Spirituality & Inspiration, Kids Corner, Health & Beauty, Sports, Events Diary, Book reviews, poetry, travel diary, a section for new mothers,  and much more.”

Together with Rookaya Vawda, the magazine promises to be “more than just a good read”. It will serve to help, empower, enrich and educate the community, both young and old.

In partnership with ITV, the magazine will feature on its lifestyle programmes: Trending & Let’s Talk. The magazine started as an extension to the Durban Muslim blog (www.durbanmuslima.blogspot.com) and has already gained an overwhelming response and so much public support that the preparation of the 2nd and 3rd editions have already begun.

The Mag will be launched at The Life, Style & Fashion Mag Fashion Show, co-ordinated by North Beach Events.
Date:  8 July 2012
Time:  2:00 pm
Venue: Balmoral Hotel, Marine Parade (O.R Tambo Parade)
Tickets R90
The event includes the fashion show, make-up and scarf styling demos, meet and greet with contributors of the mag and a high tea.
To ensure your attendance call:
Shireen Mansoor –  083 597 8602 / thelifestyleandfashionmag@gmail.com
Rookaya Vawda – 083 6231154 / rookayavawda@mweb.co.za

“Our heart and soul is in every page of the magazine and we take you on a journey through Ramadaan, Eid, Fashion, Food, Sports, Beauty, Poetry, Relationships, Books, Special Needs Children, new mothers and new Muslims, a special kids section, community projects and much more. With your support the magazine can only be a success.”

Quote of the Day

“Sorrow prepares you for joy.
It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter.
It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart,
so that fresh,
green leaves can grow in their place.
It pulls up the rotten roots,
so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow.
Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart,
far better things will take their place.”
~Rumi

Thursday, 28 June 2012

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Scarf Styling...on in The Life, Style & Fashion Mag


The Life, Style & Fashion Mag has a dedictated Scarf Styling Feature!

This is a taste of what to expect!

Scarf Stylist : Saadiyah Dockrat (076-333-8220)

Model: La'eeqa Mosam

Make-up Artist: Zohra Soomar (The Beauty Studio - 082-786-0332)

Scarves supplied by Scarves Unlimited (082-857-7277)






Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Quotes of the Day

Good & Bad are mixed.
If you dont have both,
You don't belong with us.
~ Rumi


One day, love with its magic rays,
opened my eyes,
and for the first time
brushed my soul with its fingers of fire.
~  Kahlil Gibran

Islamic Quotes

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The 2nd Eid Shopping Festival

The 2nd Eid Shopping Festival will open its door to visitors from 12 July 2012. Packed with cultural activities and entertainment, the four day event promises to offer the attendees the best in Fashion, Art & literature, professional seminars & workshops, Entertainment as well as activities for the young. It is for these reasons that this major cultural event not only continues to enjoy popularity with the local community, but also, increasingly, it is becoming a “must-attend” event for international exhibitors as they capitalise on the emerging African markets.
The Eid Shopping Festival is a platform for diverse cultures to interact & celebrate Eid. Through this celebration everyone in South Africa will be introduced to the core values of Eid that incorporates giving & sharing, tolerance & caring for others as well as highlight the “Joburg” tradition of celebrating this occasion.

From the organiser
We are looking forward to the 2nd edition of the Eid Shopping Festival as it takes centre stage in South Africa to become the most professionally organised and culturally driven Islamic event offering an ideal forum for our diverse Muslim communities to come together and make Eid special again.”

Shenaz Ghood


Some of the Human Qualities that Allah, the Almighty loves

"Say (O Muhammad to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah, then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Quran: 3:31)

Patience
"And Allah loves as-Sabirun (the patient)." (Quran: 3:146)

Justice and Dealing with Equity
"Be just: that is nearer to piety; and fear Allah." (Quran: 5:8)

Putting Trust in Allah
"Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)." (Quran: 3:159)

Rescuing
Abu Ya la Dailami and Ibn Asakir narrated: Abu Hurairah and Anas Ibn Malik said: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "Allah loves rescuing the one who needs rescue."

Kindliness
"Aisha narrated: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "Allah loves kindliness in all matters." (Bukhari)
Repentance
"Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto him in repentance." (Quran: 2:222)

Piety
"Verily, then Allah loves those who are al-Muttaqun (the pious)."
(Quran: 3:76)

Good-doing
"Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers)." (Quran: 2:195)

Body Purification
"And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure [ i.e. who clean their private parts with dust (which has the properties of soap) and water from urine and stools, after answering the call of nature]." (Quran: 9:108)

Humility of the Rich
Muslim narrated: Sa'd Ibn Abi Waqqas said: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "Allah loves the believer who is pious and rich, but does not show off."
Belief and Work
Al-Tabarani narrated: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "Allah loves the slave who believes and acquires a career (or work)."

Reflection of Allah's Grace
Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "Allah loves from amongst his slaves, the one who has a sense of zeal or honor."

Magnanimity
Al-Hakim narrated: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "Allah is All-Generous and He loves generosity in sale, purchase and judgment."

Virtuosity
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: " Allah loves the slave-believer who is poor but virtuous enough to refrain from begging though he has many children." (Muslim and Ahmed)
Justice
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "Allah loves that you be just toward your children even when kissing them." (Ibn Al-Najjar)

Strength
Muslim narrated: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "The strong believer is better and more loved by Allah than the weak one, but they are both good."

Love for the Sake of Allah
Al-Tabarani, Ibn Ya'la, Ibn Hibban and Al-Hakim narrated: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "If two men love each other for the sake of Allah, the stronger in love to his brother will be more loved by Allah."
Forgiveness
Ibn Iday narrated: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "Allah is All-Forgiving and He loves forgiveness."

Continuous Performance of Righteous Deeds
Bukhari and Muslim narrated: Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) said: "The best loved deeds to Allah are the ones that are continuous even if they are not very many."

Loving and Visiting Believers
Malik narrated: Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) said: "Allah said: My love is due to those who meet for My sake, visit one another and make any effort for My pleasure."

Love of Virtuous Deeds
Ibn Abi Al-Dunya narrated: Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) said: "The best loved slaves to Allah are those who are made to love virtue and loving virtuous deeds is made lovely to them."

Good Manners and Conduct
Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "The best loved by me and the nearest to me on the seats on the Day of Resurrection are those who have the best manners and conduct amongst you, who are intimate, are on good terms with others and are humble, and the most hated by me and who will be on the furthest seats from me are those who are talkative and arrogant."

Love of Allah Ta'ala is the basis of worship that should be directed to Him alone. Any other love should be for His sake too. The real love of Allah Ta'ala is to do whatever He ordained and to abandon whatever He forbade, in addition to following the Prophet's Sunnah.

Whoever obeys someone or something other than Allah Ta'ala and His Messenger, or follows any saying other than theirs, or fears other than Allah Ta'ala or seeks the pleasure of other than Allah Ta'ala , or puts his trust in other than Him, does not love Allah Ta'ala, nor does he love His Messenger. Muslims should also love one another and wish the best for one another. Allah's Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said:

"One will not be a true believer unless he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." (Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa'i, Ahmed and Ibn Majah)

Imam Malik and Imam Ahmed narrated: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "Allah said: My love is due to those who love one another for My sake."



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KALEIDOFOAM~ A brightly coloured FOAM soap with a wonderful fragrance. The fun foam encourages children to wash from head to toe while colours,textures and fragrances create a tactile and sensory experience.                                         

SNIFFLES FOAM BATH~ A gentle soap free foam bath,with long lasting bubbles and enriched with botanical extracts. Sniffles contains eucalyptus,camphor,lavender and camomile to provide soothing comfort to snuffy noses and tight chests! Excellent for winter!!                           

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The Life, Style & Fashion Mag - Fashion Show & Mag Launch

Quotes of the Day

Words are a pretext.
It is the inner bond that draws one person to another,
Not words.
~ Rumi



You pray in your distress and in your need;
Would that you might pray also
In the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance
~  Khalil Gibran...♥

Monday, 25 June 2012

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Quotes of the Day

I came with knots in my heart,
like the magicians rope.
You undid them all at once.
~ Rumi


One day, love with its magic rays,
opened my eyes,
and for the first time brushed my soul with its fingers of fire.
~ Rumi

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Tolerance & Forgiveness


Nura's eyes blurred with tears as she heard the Imam proclaim, "The Prophet, (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, "Do not sever relations. Do not indulge in mutual enmity. Do not entertain rancour and jealousy against one another, and not be jealous of others. Be brethren among yourselves and become Allah's slaves. It is not permissible for a man to have severed his relations with any of his brethren for more than 3 days." (Bukhari)She realized then that almost six months had passed since the last time she spoke to Aisha, and now she could not even remember what their fight had been about.We all have had disagreements with our brothers and sisters, but why is it so wrong to harbour animosity? Why does Islam emphasize freeing the heart from hatred and enmity?Even more dangerous is that harbouring hatred will eat away at our faith. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, "Listen, may I not tell you something more important than Salaah, fasting and charity?" The companions requested him to do so. He said, "To keep the mutual relationship on the right footing, because the defect in the mutual relationship is the thing which shaves a thing clean. I do not mean that it shaves the hair, but that it shaves (removes) the religion." (Tirmithi)Hatred consumes the heart, so much that we forget Allah Ta'ala's justice and mercy. Our gratitude to Allah Ta'ala is repelled by resentment of others. That is why Satan's favourite method for destruction is instilling enmity in the believer's heart. He uses this weapon to weaken the Muslim community and make it vulnerable to both physical and spiritual enemy attacks.Our physical enemies do not stand a chance against the Muslim Ummah unless disunity has weakened it. Our spiritual enemies, Satan and our lower desires, do not stand chance against our faith unless animosity has weakened it. Most importantly, however, we should purify our hearts continuously to attain Allah Ta'ala's forgiveness, a blessing we attain Allah Ta'ala's forgiveness, a blessing we all desperately need. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) , assured us that, "Every Monday and Thursday men's acts are placed before Allah. On these days, Allah forgives the sins of everybody, except the polytheists. However, if there is a person who has spite and hatred against his bother, he says about them, 'Leave these two alone in their condition till they reconcile." (Muslim)Clearly, purity of heart is a quality we must acquire, and so Allah, the Merciful, has given us the means to attain it. We should begin by keeping our hearts free from jealousy. The Last Messenger (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) , warned us, "Keep away from jealousy, for jealousy eats up virtues in the same way as fire eats up wood." (Abu Dawud)We must realize that all blessings are from Allah Ta'ala, which He gives to whom He wills without measure. Failure to accept this and be grateful is rebellion against the will of Allah. This, in fact, was the crime of Satan when he refused to submit to Allah's ordinance to make Adam Allah's Khalifah on Earth!Maintaining our brotherhood also means to never sever relations. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam), admonished us against this serious sin, "There are three persons whose prayer does not rise even a fist above their heads. One is that man who leads the prayers of others who do not like him. Second is that woman who spends her night in such a way that her husband is displeased with her. And third are those two brothers who have severed their relations with each others." (Ibn Majah)While it may seen that severing relations is just a result of harbouring hatred, and not a cause, it actually prolongs and hardens angry feelings by allowing them to go unresolved. Even worse is that severing relations distorts our perception of the incident and causes us to become more bitter.Instead, we should rush to resolve disagreements.


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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Kidz & TeenZ at Balmoral - Kidz Highlights


KidZ nd TeenZ
organised by North Beach Events

A small highlight of what was enjoyed by the Kids that attended!

Quotes of the Day

"Some lovers are content with longing,
I am not one of them."
~ Rumi




“Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it.
Whoever has polished it more sees more —
more unseen forms become manifest to him…”
~ Rumi

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Crafty Hands Holiday Workshop

Juniors and Advanced Classes

Dates:  2nd July to 5th July 2012
Times: 10am to 3pm
Venue: Mariam Bee Sultan Hall, Kenilworth Road, Overport

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Saturday, 23 June 2012

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Cookies

Recipe may be halved as this makes heaps
2 (500 ml) cups butter
680 g chocolate chips
4 (1000 ml) cups flour
2 (500 ml) cups brown sugar
2 tsp. (10 ml) Bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp. (5 ml) salt
2 (500 ml) cups sugar
500 g Grated Cadbury chocolate
5 (1250 ml) cups blended oatmeal
4 eggs2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder
2 tsp. (10 ml) vanilla
3 cups (375 ml) chopped nuts (optional)

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
Cream the butter and both sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda.
Add chocolate chips, grated Chocolate and nuts.
Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 180 C.
The above quantities make 112 cookies.
Enjoy!

The Obligation of Gratitude


وعن أبي هُرَيْرة ، رضي اللَّه عنْهُ ، أَنَّ النبي صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم أُتِي لَيْلةَ أُسْرِيَ بِهِ بِقَدَحَيْن مِن خَمْر ولَبن ، فنظَرَ إلَيْهِما فأَخذَ اللَّبنَ ، فَقَالَ جبريلُ صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم : « الحمْدُ للَّهِ الَّذي هَداكَ للفِطْرةِ لوْ أخَذْتَ الخَمْرَ غَوتْ أُمَّتُكَ » رواه مسلم .

1393/242 - رياض الصالحين

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: On the Night of Al-Isra (the Night of Ascension) the Prophet (PBUH) was presented with two drinking vessels: one full of wine and the other one full of milk. He looked at them. Then he took the vessel which was full of milk. Thereupon Jibril (Gabriel) said: "Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah) Who has guided you to that, which is in accord with Fitrah (i.e., Islamic Monotheism; pure nature of Islam). Had you selected wine, your people would have gone astray."[Muslim].

Commentary:
This Hadith highlights the following points:
1. Islam is a religion which matches with the pure nature. Every sensible person accepts it instinctively.
2. One who is endowed with the capacity and aptitude to do good should praise Allah.
3. Wine is the root of all evils and for this reason has been regarded the "Mother of Vices".
4. To take good omen from agreeable signs is Mustahabb (desirable).


242/1393 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)

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Quotes of the Day

Trust means you're ready to risk what you currently have.
~ Rumi


When you reach the heart of the life you shall find beauty in all things,
even in the eyes that are blind to beauty.
~ Kahlil Gibran


♥ Your friend is your needs answered ♥
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter,
and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds
its morning and is refreshed.
 ~  Khalil Gibran...♥


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