Monday, 31 October 2016

A modern-day Role Model

Hijab Styling

How to reset your wife when she's falling apart

Today's Beautiful Hadith is about Friday Khutba

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "When it is a Friday, the angels stand at the gate of the mosque and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the mosque in succession according to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters the mosque in the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg respectively. When the Imam comes out (for Jumua prayer) they (i.e. angels) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba."
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 2, Book 11, Hadith 53)


This includes a Muslim woman/man who is not practising
There is no such thing as a non-practicing muslim
He/She has apostatised
Buraidah reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, "The pact between us and them is prayer. Whoever abandons it is a disbeliever." (Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmizhi, anNasa'i and Ibn Majah.)
You should try to the best of your ability to marry a practicing Muslim when you are looking for a spouse
Stay away from unrighteous men /women including Buddhist, Hindus and Shikhs
Because they are not lawful for you
Don’t get carried away by your lust

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Paradise and the Fire

Narrated Ibn `Umar: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "When the people of Paradise have entered Paradise and the people of the Fire have entered the Fire, death will be brought and will be placed between the Fire and Paradise, and then it will be slaughtered, and a call will be made (that), 'O people of Paradise, no more death! O people of the Fire, no more death! 'So the people of Paradise will have happiness added to their previous happiness, and the people of the Fire will have sorrow added to their previous sorrow."
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 8, Book 81, Hadith 137)

Saturday, 29 October 2016


This point came from Uthaymeen
He/she uses it against him on a daily basis
This is unislamic
Allah (swt) spoke about these people in 2:264
O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like him who spends his wealth to be seen of men, and he does not believe in Allāh, nor in the Last Day. His likeness is the likeness of a smooth rock on which is a little dust; on it falls heavy rain which leaves it bare. They are not able to do anything with what they have earned. And Allāh does not guide the disbelieving people. (Al-Baqarah 2:264)
Allah (swt) will not look at these people on the Day Of Judgement
Abu Dharr (radhi allahu anhu) said, 'The Prophet (sallallahu aliahi wa-sallam) observed, 'There are three (types of) people to whom Allah will neither speak on the Day of Resurrection nor look at them, nor purify them, and they will have a painful chastisement.' The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu aliahi wa-sallam) repeated it three times. Abu Dharr (radhi allahu anhu) remarked, 'They are ruined. Who are they, O Messenger of Allah?' Upon this, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu aliahi wa-sallam) said, 'One who lets down his lower garments (below his ankles) out of arrogance, one who boasts of his favors done to another; and who sells his goods by taking a false oath.'' [Saheeh Muslim] Book 4, Hadith 794]

Source: Amatullah Abdullah

Friday, 28 October 2016

Hijab Styling

Libasut Taqwa ... Saturday Empowerment Program

The Art of Marriage

Jordi at the Khan & Khalili

After digressing from my travels to my micro marathon, today I write about an activity almost every girl cannot resist: shopping. This time though, it’s about shopping in Cairo. If you are anything like me, whenever I travel abroad I always want to take a piece of it back with me for “memories” sake. So where do people go to shop in Cairo? You go to the Khan al-Khalili Bazaar which also happens to be one of the oldest and biggest bazaars in the middle-east. This bazaar is not only a place for tourists to go shopping, but it is itself a great place to get lost in and discover a part of ancient life in Egypt. Since 1382, this had been a place where merchants from afar came to sell their goods, have coffee, smoke a sheesha and perhaps spend a night in one of the travel lodges. It’s filled with small alleyways
and crammed with shops selling anything they can.

Sizzling SUmmer Fair

Thursday, 27 October 2016


Salwaa's Dhal Curry ( Red Lentils ) with a difference

2 cups of dhal washed and drain
Cook untill soft with 1tsp Garlic,Ginger ,salt and turmeric approximately 30 minutes
Add water as needed
Braise one large onion in a separate pan
2-3 chillies
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1tsp of garlic and ginger
Add one large tomato cut in small pieces to onion mixture.
When Dhal is soft and ready stir onion mixture into dhal and garnish generously with dhanya and more chillies if desire.
You may add a tbsp of butter as well.

Makes 20 #capemalaycooking
4 cups cake flour
¼ cup oil
¼ teaspoon salt
1 dessert spoon sugar
1 packet instant yeast
Mix with lukewarm water, approx 200ml, more if needed.
Oil for frying
Combine flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle; add the oil and the lukewarm water. Mix to a soft dough. Knead for 5-10 minutes. Cover the boil with cling wrap, set aside in a warm place until double in size. Knock down and form little balls. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan. Fry the balls in moderate to hot oil, taking care not to cook too quickly. Drain on absorbent paper and serve with mince curry or dhal.

Salwaa's Jeera Chilli Potatoes

Salwaa Smith - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights
Quick & easy side dish.
1kg potatoes boiled until 3/4 cooked
Braise 1 large onion in vegetable oil untill golden brown
1tsp ginger
1tsp garlic
2-3 green chillies chopped
1/2 can chopped tomatoes (optional)
1tsp coriander powder
1 tsp jeera / cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1tsp salt
Add pre boiled potatoes and cook untill soft.
Add little water at a time. I like it to be on the dry side.
Garnish with chopped Corriander

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Making Every Girl’s Dream Come True!

Every girl dreams of her wedding day…. The people are waiting in anticipation for the Bride to arrive ….

Hijab Styling

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by intense itching. It usually follows a relapsing course, and is not contagious. It is often referred to as ‘eczema’ which is
a general term for a variety of inflammatory skin conditions. ‘Atopic’ refers to a group of diseases wherein there is an inherited tendency to develop allergic conditions such as hay fever and asthma.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016



No-one ever said fitness was easy, and it just happens to be a key necessity it the effectiveness of life; one of the main components of a healthy lifestyle, fitness is therefore an essential piece in the jigsaw of life contentment. But, what is “fitness”? How do you know if you are “fit“? What does it mean to you and how do you achieve it?

Monday, 24 October 2016

Hijab Styling

Essential Oils

In today's busy world many of us suffer minor ailments, headache, stress, sore feet and even sleep deprivation. These are very easily fixed with a pill or two, but at what cost? There are alternatives to chemicals to remedy most common and non-life threatening ailments. Medication prescribed by a doctor should never be left for alternative remedies. With any serious condition always follow your physician’s advice and never use anything without consulting him first. The uses of essential oils has been around for centuries. History has suggested that the Egyptians were amongst the first people to extensively make use of herbs and included their use in religion, beauty as well as medicinal purposes. Essential oils and resins were also extensively used in the embalming process. The Egyptians via the Mesopotamians had access to distillation pots that have been found at Tepe Gawra dating back about 3,500 BC.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Reward of Deeds

Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: I heard Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) saying, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for."
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 1)

Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Rude Manners

Narrated Abu Hurairah: "A man behaved in a rude manner while trying to collect a debt from the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). So his Companions were about to harm him. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: 'Leave him, for indeed the owner of the the right has the right to speak.' Then he said: 'Purchase a camel for him and give it to him.' So they searched out but they did not find a camel but of a better ager than his camel. So he said: 'Buy it and give it to him. For indeed the best of you is the best in repaying.'"
(Jami`at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 3, Book 14, Hadith 120)

Hijab Styling

Cazabella ... 2017 Range Launch

Story Time: How I Grew To Love Hijab

Friday, 21 October 2016

Horses… A form of Therapy

Working with horses can provide more than just riding skills - participants can also learn companionship, responsibility, confidence, leadership, vocational and educational skills etc. Riding a horse provides a unique recreational or leisure activity for many. There are many sports in which the disabled can participate in to enhance their lives and attain social and physical fitness but riding offers more than just an activity, as the rider creates a bond with the horse, in order for him/her to benefit entirely. Horses don’t judge, making them an extra special companion. In this form of therapy- The Horse is the Therapist!

Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Visiting The Sick

Abu Hurairah reported the Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) as saying: There are five qualities which a Muslim should display to his brother: return of salutation, response to the one who sneezes, acceptance of the invitation, paying sick visit to a patient, and accompanying the funeral.
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Book 43, Hadith 258)

Hijab as a Lifestyle

We live in a time when hijab is being bombarded by negative publicity, being banned, outlawed and ostracized. “Forbidden fruit is the all alluring” ergo the campaign of western countries to have the hijab banned has backfired creating more interest and fascination in a little piece of fabric. Choosing to wear hijab has become a symbol of strength and independence. As the world awakens to the truth, the hijab is no longer viewed as a symbol of oppression.

Qur'aan Tafsir

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Oxy.. whaaaattt???

Oxytocin, adrenalin, endorphins - just a few of the hormones present at birth. The human body has an amazing balance of hormones, all working in harmony, all with a specific function - think of it somewhat as a potion. If one goes off-balance, it triggers another and well, the balance goes off. So let’s look exactly at what their functions are, what halts their performance and what helps them work at their peak.

Story of Lut (as)

Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Oppressions

Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "When the believers pass safely over (the bridge across) Hell, they will be stopped at a bridge in between Hell and Paradise where they will retaliate upon each other for the injustices done among them in the world, and when they get purified of all their sins, they will be admitted into Paradise. By Him in Whose Hands the life of Muhammad is everybody will recognize his dwelling in Paradise better than he recognizes his dwelling in this world."
(Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 46, Hadith 1)

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Libasut Taqwa.. Saturday Empowerment Program

Special Thanks

To everyone that gossips and backbites about me, I will admit I was deeply hurt and didn't understand why you would do that? But now I see clearly and understand you are being generous by benefiting my akhirah. Thanks. I need all the good deeds I can get and if you want to take some of my bad deeds then a bigger thank you!
So please continue to fill my bank of good deeds!
... Durban Muslima


Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:
You should all continue to engage in the zikr of Allah Ta‘ala. After the month of Ramadhaan, most people write to me complaining that they no longer perceive the effects they would perceive during the month of Ramadhaan. They no longer perceive the motivation and drive within their hearts to carry out good deeds as they would perceive in the khaanqa during the month of Ramadhaan.
However, I say to them that if you establish the same environment in your homes by engaging in the zikr of Allah Ta’ala, you will continue to perceive these effects in your homes as they are a result of this environment. Be punctual in completing your ma’moolaat. Punctuality on ma’moolaat is the ladder through which one progresses in Deen.
(Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 146)

Today’s Beautiful Advice is about Remedy

Did you know that Hijama (cupping) is one of the most recommended Sunnahs by the Prophet (peace be upon him)

Read what our Nabi said about it

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "If anyone has himself cupped (Hijama) on the 17th, 19th and 21st, it will be a remedy for every disease."
(Sunan Abi Dawud 3861)


You have heard the expression, “You can’t fit a square peg in a round hole.” Chances are you have had days where you felt just like that peg and nothing seemed to fit. I’m reminded of a famous quote: “Motivation doesn’t last.
Neither does bathing which is why we recommend it frequently!” So where does motivation come from and how do you
recharge when you need more? Let’s go back to that square peg for a minute. 

Hijab Styling

Monday, 17 October 2016

Hijab Styling

A Guide to the Administration of Deceased Estates

In South Africa, Deceased Estates are administered as prescribed by the Administration of Estates Act, No 66 of 1965, as amended, and distributed in accordance with a valid and accepted Will; of in the absence of a Will, in terms of the Intestate Succession Act, No 81 of 1987, as amended; or a combination of both of the aforementioned Acts. Numerous other Acts and Regulations pertaining to, inter alia, Income Tax (including VAT and CGT), Estate Duty and Donations Tax, and The Maintenance of a Surviving Spouse, may also apply.

Deceased Estates are reported to the branch office of the Master of the High Court of Court of South Africa wherein the deceased had resided prior to his/her demise. Deceased Estates are generally administered by Attorneys, Accountants, Banks and Trust Companies. When a person dies, his/ her estate must be reported to and registered with the Master of the High Court as soon as possible. Certain documents, including the deceased’s last Will, if any, must be submitted to the Master. In the case of Estates with a gross value of less than R125 000, the prescribed administration process is simplified and results in the saving of a great deal of time and costs.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Easy sticky chicken

1kg chicken pieces
200ml sprite
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp chilli powder (as per taste)
1/2 cup soy sauce
In a pot, add all ingredients! Cover with a lid, cook for 20min! Remove lid, lower heat! Cook chicken slowly, turning pieces every now and then! The sauce will reduce down to a thick consistency! Enjoy!

Smartphone tips by Blade IT

How much do you reveal about yourself by using a smartphone, using common apps.

*What you search for*

When you google anything, a record is kept by the company, who in turn, sells that data to marketing companies & third parties who may be interested in what you are searching for. Practically, you may search for a road test for a particular car, as soon as you do, you can expect to see adverts for new/used cars, insurance policies, satellite tracking etc.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Jordan Whisperer by Riyaad Moosa


Learning the language of Arabic or any language for that matter, is not just a matter of ingesting copius amounts of vocabulary and using grammar to glue these words into a coherent sentence, as Riyaad had discovered in his book debut, "The Jordan Whisperer". It's trying to grasp the culture, the music and even the food in order to understand the building blocks of said language.

Written in blog format, Riyaad's journey is a play by play account, as it occurred on a particular day of his six months in the capital of Amman, where he studied the Arabic language at the best institute in the Levant.
"The Jordan Whisperer" takes us through the ups and downs of learning Arabic while having to adjust quickly to Arab culture. In between chomping on felafel sandwiches and savouring the local delicacy of knefah, his trips to the Jordanian country side gives us a glimpse of the rich historical sites dotted throughout the Jordanian landscape. The reader develops an appreciation for the contributions of Western civilisation and acquires an insight as to what is needed in order for the Arab nations to make progress as a potent civilisation. Surprisingly, the book also provides a remedy for being homesick should you be away from home and even a recipe on how to make a delicious tuna sandwich aimed specifically at men.

The climax of his studies was Riyaad's visit to Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa mosque which he depicts in astonishing detail, leaving the reader completely inspired to visit the Holy Land. This is a must read for those who are interested in learning Arabic in the Middle East as well as those seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the Arab mind-set. The book is presently available in digital format for the Amazon Kindle and PC. So, go on, save a tree and download the book from