Friday, 22 December 2017

Yasmin Mogahed, "Love and Happiness"

"As much as you can, keep dunya (worldly life) in your hand--not in your heart. That means when someone insults you, keep it out of your heart so it doesn't make you bitter or defensive. When someone praises you, also keep it out of your heart, so it doesn't make you arrogant and self-deluded. When you face hardship and stress, don't absorb it in your heart, so you don't become overwhelmed and hopeless. Instead keep it in your hands and realize that everything passes. When you're given a gift by God, like wealth or status, don't hold it in your heart. Hold it in your hand so that you don't begin to love the gift more than the Giver. And so that when it is taken away you can truly respond with 'inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon': 'Indeed we belong to God, and to God we return'."
--Yasmin Mogahed, "Love and Happiness"

Thursday, 2 November 2017

The ultimate in lifestyle changes...

Step back in time, with this charming old world home only 60m from Umdloti beach

Wake up to the sounds of the surf and enjoy stroll on some of KZN's sterling beaches minus the crowd. Rawson Durban presents this diamond far from the madding crowd. A huge living space where no-one will tramp toes, this old world house boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, huge open lounge area that's bright and airy. the garden filters it's beauty all around the home. Entertain in your private braai area and enjoy sunrise and sunset on the balcony that can easily serve as an outdoor eating area.

Rental is R15,000 pm

Shireen M
Rawson Durban

Monday, 30 October 2017

About todays lunch

A simple home-cooked meal thats food for the soul... Khurri kichri, accompanied by Spiced butternut, Tinfish chutney with potato and papad

Sunday, 29 October 2017

New Job Survival Skills

Essenwood Park Hotel

Centrally positioned an muslim owned, this modern hotel is situated opposite the Essenwood Park on Durban's Berea with easy access in and out of Durban and all Durban's superb facilities. Mr Price Kings Park, home of the Sharks, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Sahara Kings Mead, Durban beaches, The Wharf & all major malls. For golfers Durban Country Club and Royal Durban Golf Club are within easy reach as is Greyville Race Course home of the Durban July.
The hotel has 20 rooms that tastefully decorated to create a serene environment. Open bathrooms with separate toilet. Rooms cannot accommodate extra children. Maximum of two persons per room. Rooms facilities include:
• Satellite television with remote control (DSTV)
• Internet
• Hairdryers
• Air-conditioning (individually controlled)
• Shower
• Guest amenities
• Direct dial telephones
• Electronic Safes
• Work desk with Wi-Fi Internet access
+ Onsite halaal restaurant... The Gazeebo Restaurant
Tel: 031 2011945

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296 Stephen Dlamini (Essenwood) Rd, Morningside, Durban, 4001 SKYPE: hotelonthepark2 Bookings : 031 2011945

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The best biryani only @ The Address every Jummah

As my daughter only finishes school at 2:30pm on a Friday with most Jummah buffets ending at 2:30pm coupled with me simply wanting biryani, we called on The Address and were informed that their buffet only ends @ 3pm.
I have to say amongst rice dishes biryani has always been my favourite, and Biryani at The Address far succeeds all other restaurants and caterers by far... #theaddress #wearethetalkofthetown #jummahbuffet #durbaneats #durbanrestaurants #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire

Monday, 23 October 2017


“Second wife! The words reverberated through my brain. Why? Am I not good enough? Never! I will never accept a second wife! If you want a second wife you can go out and get one as long as you know that I will not be here when you come back!
Those were my words to my husband a few years ago when he mentioned to me that he is intending to marry again a second time. It was a woman recently divorced, 4 children. She is having a hard time, he said, she don’t know where the next meal is coming from or how to provide adequately for her children. “Where is their father?” I asked, “Can’t he take care of his own kids? Why do you a strange man have to carry another man’s burden? Surely there are other ways that you can help her out financially without having to MARRY her!

Friday, 20 October 2017

Nothing beats a homecooked meal...

Been running around between clients n work crazily these past few weeks. Tired of take outs. All I wanted today was a home cooked meal... so ran down to the fresh produce market, bought a load of veggies and made this pot of stew. Nothing beats a home cooked meal.

#DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire  #stew #homecooked

Monday, 16 October 2017

Review... The Gazeebo

My daughter and I ended up @ The Gazeebo this afternoon for lunch. The aroma of seafood cooking together with being famished, and me just wanting rice, we got coaxed into ordering the Coconut Prawn Curry by the owner & culinary specialist _ Tasnim Ibrahim. I am always sampling prawn currys at the various eateries cos I jus love it, and then I match it up to my own. Thus far I never found one that reached my standard of perfection, until today that is.
Tasnim & The Gazeebo maybe new to the scene but their food is definitely of a high standard.
I'm not one for long reviews, and I'm highly fussy when it comes to food but over the past few days the hospitality of the family, my hectic schedules and the amazing cuisine has me coming back once too often.
The flavours are simply amazing and nothing that you will find anywhere else.
Tasnim makes all meals fresh and uses her own perfected recipes, even in her margination and sauces.

As they say the proof is in the pudding and her desserts have just wowed me.

Shireen M
@ DurbanMuslima

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

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Rawson Durban presents this stunning  unit in the heart of Ridge Road. Parquet flooring, spacious interior and its location make it the perfect home. This wont last long in the market!

Priced @ R1,200,000

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Rawson Durban

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Monday, 2 October 2017

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Jummah lunches

 Jummah Lunch @ kikis..
One its down the road
Two the foods great
Three my daughter loves curry nd rice.. Just One if the specialities of the Jummah buffet.
Four the variety is grt.. Biryani, khurri kichri, curry nd rice and dholl nd rice + salad, kachumbar, masala aloo, masala butternut, sojee, papad nd bottomless punch...

#kikisfoods #homecooked #thetastewithkick #jummah #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Lunch at The Lunch Box, Dbn

Burger this good can only be The Lunchbox..
Always delish, taste and quality that never fails to disappoint, freshness you dont see anywhere else and prices that are so affordable it will shock you.

#DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire  #chickencheeseburger #halaal #chips #thelunchbox #durbanrestaurants

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Honey in its natural raw state contains 2 predominant natural sugars (Fructose and Glucose) 11 enzymes, 14 minerals, 21 amino acids, all the vitamins that nutritionists consider necessary for health A,D,K, Rutin, Nicotinic acid, B vitamins, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Pyridoxine and Biotin as well as Ascorbid Acid (Vit. C.).

Most honey sold today has been commercially processed, resulting in enzymes (which help digestion) and vitamins, being destroyed and protein (pollen) being removed. This processing involves heating and filtering through a cloth or fine filter paper. The end product will remain in a liquid state for a long period of time. When it finally starts to granulate, crystals will begin to form at the bottom of the jar, moving upwards (a sure sign of a refined and processed product, despite the label “Pure” Honey).

Thursday, 21 September 2017


One day Rasulullah S.A.W asked Jibreel A.S , "Have you ever travelled at full speed?"
Jibreel A. S said, "Yes, on four occasions."
Rasulullah S.A.W asked, "What were the four occasions?"

Jibreel A.S said, "First time was when Prophet Ibrahim A. S was placed in Nimrud's fire. At the time I was near the Arsh-Throne. Allah SWT ordered me to cool the fire. I left the Arsh and descended seven heavens in time.

The Second time was when Prophet Ibrahim A.S was about to sacrifice his son Ishmael A.S in Mina. Allah SWT ordered me to replace his son with a lamb, before Ibrahim struck with his knife.

The third time was when, the brothers of Yusuf A.S threw him into the well. Allah S.W.T ordered me to save Yusuf A.S I rushed and placed my wing underneath Yusuf A.S before he reached the bottom of the well.

And the final time was when you, Ya Rasulullah S.A.W injured your tooth at the battle of Uhud. Allah S.W.T ordered me to stop your blood reaching the ground, otherwise no plant or tree would grow, till the end of the world. Hearing this, I rushed and saved your blood with my wings."


May Allah continue to bless us...


Sunday, 17 September 2017

A little about The Beautiful Jasmine HautÈ

Amina Khan , A free lance Makeup Artist ,Stylist & Therapist also known as Amy K stepped into cosmetic science at the age of 19. Amy studied cosmetic science  & special effects for tv & film in 2004 @ Face 2 Face in Jhb  ,she has been a free lance artist dedicated to women empowerment ever since . Over the last 12 years Amy has shared  Her free lance talents of High fashion makeup design & love for cosmetic science technology  regionally through makeup tutorials. Bridal makeup& has inspired the youth to fulfill their dreams , In 2013 She was invited to The Lifestyle & Fashion magazine to contribute to beauty & lifestyle of today's diva. Amina has taken a step further to empower women & assist in trauma rescue with advance bodywork & Hawaaian therapy which is quite rare in S.A.
The Beautiful Jasmine HautÈ is Amina's signature of Cosmetic Science.  Inspired By The Beauty Of The Almighty,A Creator Of Matchless Artistry ,She has been an Inspiration through her expressions of love for humanity. The Beautiful Jasmine Will Launch The Most Exotic High Fashion Make Up Design This Season @ The Clico Boutique Hotel In Rosebank. Amina has teamed up with A New Designer that compliments the future of Fashion Design in every amazing way,

Friday, 8 September 2017

I have learnt... that Free has no value...

I have helped a lot of people with marketing for Free since I started my media marketing business. I have had a whole host of free loaders that got into my circle simply to take advantage of me and my network.  I on the other hand "the softie" that I was always gave them my 101%.
I offered media partnerships to non entities bringing them to the forefront of the public eye, etc with no real benefit to myself. All I wanted was to help and empower others. Yet when they grew they didnt take on any of my paid services. Not one. Not even an ad package for R50 or R100. In fact they signed on paid partnerships with others at much higher fees than mine.
As I continued on my journey, I sussed out the "time wasters" and free loaders. And for my own equilibrium I cut them off.
Media Marketing is my business. No I dont work to go on luxurious holidays or splurge on luxuries. I work to put a roof over my head. I work to put food on my table. Yes rozi comes from Allah but effort has to come from us.
If a business or individual Can pay other businesses to do what I do for them for free, it really doesnt warrant them expecting me to do free work for them.
So where I will continue to offer free options on a certain level, I have closed the free options on many other levels.

Shireen M

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The darkness of the mind:

Written by Naadira Chhipa

Almost every Sunday afternoon we take M.Armaan to the same park and I have become familiar with the other mums who are also trying to chase after an energetic toddler or pushing a pram trying to settle a little one. A mum who occupied a specific wooden bench every Sunday would greet me with the warmest smile and hello. We never did have a conversation but exchanged smiles and greetings. I used to watch her play tag or push her little girls on the swing and to me she looked like a picture perfect mum. I did not see her for over three Sundays, yet I noticed a helper attending to her three little girls, all under the age of six. I politely asked the helper about the mother of these girls and the news of her suicide shocked me. This was a young mum of three beautiful girls who hanged herself as she surrendered to the darkness of depression and anxiety.

I felt broken after hearing that news, looking at her girls I just felt a deep sorrow sink into my soul. She was ill, she was suffering inside her mind, heart and soul, yet all I ever saw was her smile. She was probably screaming for help, yet all I heard was her laughter. She was afraid, vulnerable and weak, yet all I saw was a brave, confident and strong mother. She was sinking into the depths of dark despair, yet all I saw was her happiness and brightest days as she spent time with her daughters. I felt hurt, why did I not speak to her? Why did I not notice that she was in pain? Why did I not befriend her like I did with so many other mums? The answer to all my questions was simple, to me she appeared to me a normal, healthy and happy mum. I was wrong, I was so wrong.

My lesson: Never take everything and everyone you see at face value. You do not see depression overpowering another, you do not see anxiety creeping into their heart and mind, shaking their soul.

You do not see the darkness engulfing the very core of another. Appearances are deceiving. The illness of the mind is often never taken seriously or ignored until it defeats you. It is not cancer, yet it can kill you, it is not the flu, yet it can destroy you. There can be so much sorrow masked by a warm smile, there can be so much despair masked by a cheerful greeting and there can be so much tears masked by joyful laughter. Let us always remember to be kind to every soul that we meet for we not know what lies hidden behind picture perfect masks.

To all those that are sinking deep into the depths of depression and darkness, please seek help as this is an illness that needs immediate attention and healing. Confide in someone you trust, seek professional assistance as you would when physically ill but never surrender to the whispers of shaytaan. You are never alone, Allah is with you and he will illuminate your darkness with the a beautiful light that will guide you in this world and the hereafter.
Suicide is not an escape, suicide is not a relief, suicide is not a cure and suicide is not ever an option.

May Allah heal the heart, mind and soul of all those that are suffering from the illnesses of the mind and grant them complete shifa. Ameen.
Never surrender to the darkness of the mind.- Naadira Chhipa

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Demanding Beggar

Mufti Taqi Uthmani has mentioned an amazing interaction between himself & his honourable father Mufti Shafee (Rahmatullah Alayh). He says; "It was the habit of my father to always give beggars something. Once I was in the car with him. At a certain junction, we stopped. A beggar came & asked in a demanding voice for some money.
My father took out something from his pocket & handed it over to him.

I submitted: "My father, these type of beggars are generally not worthy of being granted money. Should we give them or not?"

The amazing answer which he stated is still engraved in the recesses of my heart. He said, "what u have said is correct. However, ponder, if we also have to receive from ALLAH Ta'ala according to our worth, then what will happen to us ?"

OH MERCIFUL ALLAH, we are such sinful servants yet YOU still continue to bestow YOUR Bounties upon us.
OH LOVING ALLAH, we use the very bounties that YOU have favoured us with to disobey YOU yet YOU are always so kind to us.
YA RAHMAANUR RAHEEM forgive us all  our sins & take us away from this world in a state pleasing to YOU.
   Ameen Ya Rabbul Aalimeen

Breakfast in 2mins

Respect their homes and their hearts:

Written by Naadira Chhipa

When visiting relatives, even of it is your son or daughter be respectful, polite and cheerful.It is so easy for negative comments to ruin even the best of relationships and start huge misunderstandings. For example: A mother went to her daughters home to visit her and upon entering her kitchen she starts commenting on the kitchen curtains, which 'need' to be changed and the fridge that needs to be 'upgraded'.Now these comments affected her daughters mind and hurt her heart. As soon as her mother leaves she begins arguing with her husband about the old curtain and the outdated fridge. This never troubled her before her mothers comments yet it ended in a huge argument between a husband and a wife who were happy and grateful for whatever they had. Her mothers intention was never to cause a feud between her daughter and son in law yet her comments did hence we should think before commenting on the lifestyle and homes of our loved ones. When visiting the homes of your family and friends respect their choices and their home, if you need to advise them on something do it privately and choose the best of words, instead of criticising and insulting try to motivate and uplift.Always leave a home and its people in a beautiful and cheerful mood.Spread and illuminate love, happiness and peace.

Always remember when visiting family and friends be grateful for whatever they share with you even if it is a slice of bread and water as this maybe all they have at the time. Never complain or worse gossip about the type of food that your hosts graciously served.This also applies to family gatherings, weddings and walimahs. Duas should be given to the hosts as well as sincere gratitude for the meals they have provided.May Allah bless us with the ability to illuminate and provide happiness to the homes and hearts of our loved ones. Ameen

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Hijab Styling...

Attacks on character

Nouman Ali Khan

One of the most painful things a person has to deal with in life is an attack on their character. You and I should take comfort in knowing that dignity is granted by Allah and people's reckless comments and accusations can't take away what is only Allah's to give or remove. He knows what was said about you, what was true and what wasn't. None of it goes unnoticed and His justice is supreme. He knows the people who passed judgment on hearsay in matters that were none of their concern to begin with. Don't pray against these people. Allah will deal with them as He sees fit. He may choose to show them the error in their ways or allow them to drown in their own self-righteousness. That is for Him to decide. Instead, you and I should focus on the positive. We should also be grateful that we get to taste a drop of the kinds of unfair characterizations and insults the prophets and their followers faced throughout the ages. Our response shouldn't be to defend ourselves or lash out. It should be to turn to the Giver of dignity and serve Him more than ever before because He honors His slaves who serve Him with humility and leave their dignity and pride in His merciful hands.

Mufthi Menk...

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Yasmin Mogahed...

A Strong Woman

A strong woman works out every day,
Pride in her appearance she portrays,
But a woman of strength kneels to pray,
Her soul in shape, God leading the way.

A strong woman claims she isn't afraid of anything,
Looking forward to challenges each day will bring,
Women of strength show courage in the midst of fear,
Declaring triumph through faith because God is near.

Strong women won't let anyone get the best of them,
So skilled in defenses even if they have to pretend,
Yet a woman of strength gives her best to everyone,
And even on a cloud filled day still bright as the sun.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Skinny Delicious VIP Nite

VIP Nite @ Skinny Delicious.. an amazing nite that brought together the who's who in Durban's Social circuits..

The recently opened restaurant is the brainchild of Dr Raeesa Aboobaker. An oasis in the midst of Durban's hustle and bustle, enter the doors and be transported to sunny skies, blue beaches and be enveloped by that whole feel good, care free, happy atmosphere.
The menu boasts healthy as well as normal eats and treats from pineapple fruit boats, to avo burgers, to flavoursome prawns, desserts, cakes and much much more.
So if you feeling blue,escape to Skinny Delicious for a feast for the soul and the tastebuds and if you have a bit more time, then you can indulge in spa treatments at the Ocean Ridge Spa that's on the same floor as Skinny Delicious.