Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Kikis, specials..

Two bedroom Musgrave apartment to let


Simply home-made


I meet this couple in their 30's, Sieraaj and Fatima who has 3 kids and one on its way. The mom homeschools these kids and teaches the eldest one Ghifs. They live in a garage that was made into a seperate entrance where they make these beautiful SOAPS and try and sell it to whoever they can. The wife has scoliosis and is constantly living in pain. She couldn't finish her treatment as it was way to expensive. They are up early on a Sunday morning to hit Muizenberg market to sell their soaps. This is their only form of income, besides the husband selling socks on the odd occasion. You know what struck me about this couple is that they paid for 4 posts, no questions asked, never tried to negotiate, never asks for any handouts, takes hours to make their lovely handcrafted SOAPS, which by the way was self taught watching a documentary on how to make soaps.When he had a job, he would hardly see his girls as he left early and came home late. He then decided to be there for them and do the soaps from home to sustain his family. For extra income Sieraaj does deliveries for catering companies and also on the weekends works at his uncles pizza place. Hats off to this Dad. And I mean that. Again I will say, they do not ask for any hand outs, but they came to me as their last resort to try and put them out there as business is very tough. I feel almost like I will fail them if I don't get a few hundred SHARES. Guys, I am not asking everybody or anybody to support every post and person that I put on FB. Life is expensive and we all have different financial situations. All I'm asking is to SHARE these posts and hopefully in this case a big business or guest house see this and give this couple a contract to supply them on a consistent basis. But if  you can support them, please do. My big dragon now has a SOAP business as she is one of their clients.This couple says they would long term like to empower other small businesses and people who are unemployed by teaching them how to make their own soaps. But you cannot do that from a garage where you and your kids live and work.Their best sellers are,  Activated charcoal, Rooibos and black seed, Rooibos and Unscented. These soaps are such lekka gifts. 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CLICK THAT SHARE button and really put this very humble couple out there and support them big time as we are that lekka community mos. I thank them for allowing me to come into their home and sharing their story. And I wish them everything of the best.

Contact numbers.   081 7400105 (Sieraaj)
065 8410849(Fatima). 

Because now my big dragon mos lekka has a SOAP business. En die kind vekoep net siep.

By Yusuf Daniels


Monday, 29 July 2019

Rise and shine..

Like the sun, rises each morning from the darkness, weak and meek, growing in strength to reach our full potential.

Rise and shine! Alhamdulillah for another day to glorify our Lord, another day to beg His forgiveness, another opportunity to change the wrongs to rights, the turmoil to peace and to find what you looking for... 

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire 

Friday, 26 July 2019

Syrian Refugee Crisis Presentation (Update)

 *My experiences inside Syria and with refugees in neighbouring countries.* Dr Rosanne Symons is a medical doctor who works in the emergency unit of a Durban hospital, and she also assists various surgeons with their operations. Her core passion, however, is volunteering in war-torn areas and aiding refugees, particularly in the Middle East.

Dr Rosanne has been involved in the Syrian crisis since it started almost 9 years ago, and she is an enthusiastic advocate about the conflict and the horror the Syrians are enduring.
“I really want people to be aware of the dire situation inside Syria and of the plight of these people, what they have gone through and how beautiful they are." In addition to their medical injuries, she also has a deep concern for their mental health and the psychological effects of people living in these distressing circumstances, as well as for the healthcare workers serving in such extreme conditions.

082 215 4294
061 088 3525
083 778 3925
072 691 5767 ๐Ÿ“ŒDr Rosanne is also studying Arabic at Al Huda Institute, which helps in her dealings with refugees in  Jordan’s Alza’atari camp and also other regions.

Saturday 27th July
13:15 - 14:30 ladies only 
Venue : Al Huda Institute SA
461 Ridge Road (Peter Mokaba)  


Review of the Journaling Workshop hosted by Celeste du Toit

Looking back at yesterday and the phenomenal results, I'm left with a positive force of energy that's simply amazing. 
My initial reason for wanting to attend the Journaling Workshop was to get totally past the block of writing, that had built up over the years. The past few weeks, words started to come out in dribs and drabs, as did thoughts that were pushed way back into no man's land in my head. But the flow that I had experienced before was not there, so I arranged with Celeste at the last minute to attend and re-arranged my busy work schedule so there would be no excuse to back out. 
The first thing that was just awesome was the environment. Calissa Lodge lies in Westville, near the freeway, yet the setting is one that exudes peace and Tranquility. Just being there made me feel relaxed and somewhat settled in my being. 
The group consisted of ladies from different walks of life. Although strangers, we all felt comfortable in each other's company and easily got acquainted. 
We introduced ourselves by identifying ourself with an animal. At first it felt strange, yet when each person spoke, one could see the elements of that animal exuding from that person's persona. 
From there we learnt more than alot about each other with many of us identifying with the others issue or plight. 
We then went on an exercise of self awareness. In those minutes of silence, simply concentrating on our breathing, taking in the sounds, and smells around us, the peace and tranquility of our surroundings seemed to settle our inner self. A sense of calm took over and all the baggage we walked in with simply fell away. 
Automatically as if by magic, positivity surrounded us. The writing exercises that followed were simply a flow of positive energy, positive thoughts and a sense of self awareness, self realization simply took over. 
The blockages seemed to simply have dissolved into the air with the simple act of closing our eyes and breathing. Like with each breath I let out the negativity was expelled and all I Inhaled was the goodness, the beauty and peace and serenity of my surroundings. 
For someone that has been so concentrated on the people that have wronged me, the pains that i experience from it physically and emotionally, and the perpetrators non acceptance of their actions, I suddenly felt burdenless. I felt lighter. The world seemed brighter. 
Words, thoughts, flowed articulating the present rather than the past. 
Ultimately, for me the workshop was a road to self realization. It increased my sense of awareness of the world around me and the awareness of my inner self. I realised that I am in control of the blockages in my life and I have the power to unblock what is hindering my progress and growth. 
This is the start of a journey of putting pen to paper. 
A simple Journaling workshop that we all left with, feeling highly motivated and highly empowered. 

I'll be sharing further snippets of the event on my social media platforms as well as my writings and a further bio on the host, life coach Celeste du Toit. If you don't want to miss any of it simply go to my blog www.durbanmuslima.co.za and subscribe and you will me on the mailing list to receive my postings. 

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Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson

it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,

talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of

God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people

permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,

Our presence automatically liberates others.

—Marianne Williamson

Often said to have been quoted in a speech by Nelson Mandela. The source is Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, Harper Collins, 1992. —Peter McLaughlin

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Fibromyalgia.. Some of the symptoms

Some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.. Looks like your common everyday symptoms and so often we simply overlook it. Yet combined the symptoms cause many to become debilitated. At many times I've experienced that western meds just seem to aggregate the symptoms even more... My secret to fighting fibromyalgia.. Drag yourself out of bed and get to work, tumeric in warm water with blk pepper nd honey.. Take it daily, western meds keep it as a last resort, keep the mind and body occupied, don't give into the pain and symptoms, once you do it will take over you and your body. Give yourself a day off when you feel down, put and drained but after that days over get up and get out. 

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire #fibrofighter 

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Improve your state of mind

Keep expectations to a minimum and you will keep your disappointments to a minimum, hence improving your state of mind.
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The Handyman

#handyman #homemaintenance #durbanbased #DurbanMuslimaMediaMarketing 

Pte Marital Counseling Course

#alhudainstitutesa #premaritalcounsellingcourse #durbanevents

Bottled water for your Eid table

#arcticamanzi #bottledwater #brandedwater #personalisedwater #DurbanMuslimaMediaMarketing 

Journaling Workshop

 Journaling Workshop, Friday 26 July, 08:30, Westville.
So, this is not just an average writing, thinking, or, heaven forbid, "goal setting" event!
In my workshops I make sure that you get the opportunity to step out of the logical, thinking mind, and enter the creative, subconscious and emotional spheres that evade so many of us (we commonly call it "blocks"). And I give you tools to make that a part of your lifestyle!
And yes, there certainly is a deeper, inspirational, and more aware aspect that I provide.
Last day to register for this, so we can finalise catering and other arrangements. Call or whatsapp 082 741 9578.
Payment secures... R350.
#blocks  #DurbanMuslimaMediaMarketing

Alternate Solutions.. Blinds sales and services

#alternatesolutions #blindssales #blindsservices #DurbanMuslimaMediaMarketing 

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Six rules of happiness:

By Mufti Ismail Menk

1. Don't hate others simply because they have wronged you.
2. Combat worry by having hope in the Almighty and praying excessively.
3. Live simply no matter how high your status may rise.
4. Expect goodness no matter how many tests you may face.
5. Be generous even if you feel a slight loss.
6. Smile, even if your heart may be sad.

Reflections from the Quran

*_Libasut Taqwa❤_*
✨Welcomes You To Join Us:

 ๐ŸŒน _*Every Monday*_
_*Reflections From The Quraan*_
_๐ŸŒธConnecting You To Your RABB_

๐ŸŒธ _*Date:*_
_*Monday  22 July 2019*_
๐ŸŒธ *Venue: 77 College Road, Asherville* 
๐ŸŒธ *Time : 11am - 12pm*
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Thursday, 18 July 2019

One moment in time...

The greatest blessing in my life.. Are my parents.. May my daddy be amongst the best in jannat and may my mummy enjoy her days in peace, good health and happiness.. Insha Allah Ameen.

Yesterday everyone took a moment to remember the greatness on Mandela, On this blessed day of Jummah, I ask you to take a moment to remember the greatness of your parents whom we so often simply take for granted.
We so busy capturing today's moments - where We are, what we doing, who we with... yet yesterday all they captured was us, us and us.
Take a moment today on your social media to acknowledge them and their greatness... #ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire #parentsareeverything

Urgent Legal Advice required

I'm not one to advertise my wears in public but right now I'm desperate to get a matter sorted ASAP.
My dad has passed away 13 yrs ago, the executors one of whom is late appointed an attorney who was paid for the winding up of the estate. The estate has since not been wound. Everything has been haphazardly distributed despite the stipulations as per the will and as a result the estate is penniless. The property left to my mother cannot be transfered to her as the estate has not been wound and as all the funds have been depleted in the estate, there is no funds available for its transfer and we have to club to pay in bills. I tried to get another attorney to assist to sort the matter, we sold our jewellery to pay him his fees as he promised to sort the matter. After he received the fees which was paid into a trust acct, his subordinate changed stories and said it can't be sorted. Thereafter the lawyer passed away. New attorneys took over the practice and said they closing down and cannot assist me. I could not get my money back as the receipt for my pmt was missing from the file. Thereafter I learnt that the new attorneys did in fact. Ot close down but they simply did not want to deal with my matter and demanded further pmts from me.
I'm at the end of my tether in a this. And my moneys and my mums monies have been totally depleted in what the estate should have been liable to pay for as well as the further upkeep of a house that we cannot sell and is not hers until it's transferred.

We keep getting promised from the lawyer of the estate that things are being sorted, days are turning to months, months to years.

If there is anyone that can assist me with any legal advice or assistance I would highly appreciate it.

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire

Bbn business network meeting

Making networking the game changer of your business!

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire #BBNBusinessNetwork #networking #sharing #connecting #growingbusinesses

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

It's your choice!

Lol, I jus block.. Then like 12 year Olds they complain to my mummy... Allowing people to add their toxicity to your life its a matter of choice! I choose not to allow anyone's misery spoil my life.. Cos every moment is precious and any moment could be your last. So choose who and what you want in your life. And see the change it will bring you.

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire 

Dr Mashuda Ally Family Practice

#DrMashudaAllyFamilyPractitioner #DrMashudaAlly #DurbanMuslimaMediaMarketing 

Kikis platters

#kikisfoods #thetastewithkick #platters #fingerfoods #durbanrestaurants #halaal #DurbanMuslimaMediaMarketing 

Quick to Judge...

We are so quick to judge yet we bow down in salaah in obedience to our Lord accepting Him to be our only Judge.

We are so quick to assume that the man that never publicly gave his wealth in the name of zakaat to have not given zakaat at all yet only he knows what he did in secret, for what we give out is not for advertising purposes, it's between you and your Lord. 

We are so so quick to call a man whose money is in a western bank haraam due to its interest bearing schemes, yet we too have accounts in western banks, insurance policies, investments etc.

We are so quick to advertise the good that we do for someone else when we are supposed to these things not for accolades but for the sake of Allah.

Quick to judge!
Quick to assume!

Before pointing fingers at others we should look at ourselves, our actions, our haraam and halaal activities, shouldn't we?

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire 

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Bbn Business Network

#BBNBusinessNetwork #DurbanMuslimaMediaMarketing #sharing #connectingbusinesses #networking #Growingyourbusiness

Bbn business network

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Bbn business expo

Illovo Craft and Fresh Produce Market

Rbj Accessoriez

Urgent sale

You never know...

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑSix years since the demise of Maulฤna Yunus Patel ุฑุญู…ุฉ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡. One of Hadhrat Maulanas favourite Quote to reflect on: 
_*“Strange is the VISA of life-It can be cancelled at anytime. The duration of its validity unknown, and its Extension too is impossible."*_

Moulana Yunus Patel of Durban South Africa passed away in the haram of Makkah Tuesday, 12 July 2011 and is buried in jannatul Mu'alla amongst the great Sahaabah and Sahaabiyyaat (raadhiyallahu anhum). Salaatul Janaazah was performed by Shaykh Shuraim in the Haram Shareef of Makkah al-Mukarramah.

May Allah enlighten his qabr and grant all those who have passed away the highest stages of jannah.

Below is An SMS which Moulana sent to his children from madina Munawwarah few days prior to his demise

Sweet Madina, Sweet Madina…
Very, very sweet.
On the way to Musjid-e-Nabawi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), on our feet, Thousands of Muslims to greet and meet.

At the Raudha Mubarak, 
Durood and Salaam to read,
At Iftaar, Zam Zam to drink and dates to eat.

Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam)’s advices, we should heed : Take care of the widows, orphans and those in need;

The poor and hungry, we must feed, Purify the hearts from jealousy, malice, pride and greed,

To Allah we must plead…that from Hellfire, we be freed.

Now take your time and read,
Longest sms from me you have ever received;

Do a good deed; Forward to Allah Ta’ala with speed -A dua for this servant of His, in need,

Kaash Madina ab watan hota. Yaha jeeta, yaha marta Yaha goro kafan hota.* With Salaams, love and duas
Your father,
Yunus Patel * How I wish Madina Sharief was my place of residence,
that I live here, die here; my kafan and burial take place here. *_-Inspiring Pearls_*๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ
#lifereminders #livingthelegacy #dunya #akhirah #jannah #deenoverdunya #islam  #southafricanmuslims ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Daddys little girl

The day my daddy came home to tell us the cancer was back and there's. NOthing the drs could do, he sat on the sofa, holding his head in his hands, tears in his eyes. It was one of the times my heart broke. Little did I know th e journey thereafter with him and his illness slowly but steadily breaking him broke me into a million pieces.
The pain of seeing a loved one wither away never goes away.
There's always a thought... 'if only I did this', 'if only I had more time'.
All I know is I tried my best to keep him happy.
He often comes in my dreams all happy and jovial.. Telling me I must not worry, that he's with me and so much more

My dad was and always will be my first love.. I cannot wait to re-unite with u more than anyone. 
#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire #daddyslittlegirl

Mummy dearest

My mummy on her wedding day... Wish I was there to see her, but for now the pic will have to do. An  school leaver, and daughter of a tailor, she was a self-taught dressmaker from watching her daddy. At the the age of 19 when she married, she sewed the beautiful lace gown herself for her wedding. One of the first weddings to have been held at a hall, she set the trend in the family henceforth and sewed many a wedding dress for family members.
The dress although frayed due to not being kept well, still exists and me and my girls have all wore it and did pics in it. It fits each of us like a glove.
I begged her to stitch me the same gown for my wedding but years later she cudnt remember the intricate detail of ita pattern work.
A legend in her own right and still as creative and smart as ever, my mummy remains an enigma in my life.. A woman that has aged but still exudes the same style and grace that she had in her young days.

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire #LivinglifeToTheFullest 

Friday, 12 July 2019

Theres always a bully...

I was born into a happy family, a family that doted on me as I was the late baby. But in stepped one jealous person, a bully that came from a broken background that tried to destroy and shatter every little joy and happiness.
It was little things that mattered. Thta brought joy and happiness. My daddy left work at the age of 14 to help his dad support his siblings. He married at 19 and worked hard to build a good life and when I was born his life was set. He had his own home, car, he gave his kids an education and me, I was the apple of his eye. But just like in fairy tales there's always a villain. A bully that can't see anyone else happy. He destroyed our happy family. My daddy would cry in secret at his helplessness.
When one is young, we don't understand the dynamics of parenthood, the responsibilities.
His reputation, his word, his character was everything to him.
I grew up as a quiet, timid young girl, having to Be coaxed to speak. As I grew up I learnt to Speak out. I learnt that keeping silent in some instances gave bullys more rope to hang you.
I learnt that no matter how juicy the carrot they dangle in front of you, the grass is not greener on the other side.. Like little red rising hood, the wolf in disguise is waiting to destroy you.

I saved myself, but I couldn't save the others... Others got taken in and died broken, betrayed and lost....

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire

You see people going for these amazing facials and treatments, which is great on the outside, but the secret to great skincare is also what you ingest. Many of us just don't have the time to eat right and end up in the fast food race. Hence its so important to take supplements to keep our skin healthy and make all the topical treatments worthwhile. And these Glutathione tabs are in special so get them now and save. 

I just started with these and they awsum. I did hav a RetiPeel at Perfectly Porcelain that I can only describe as the Rolls Royce in skin peels. My skin literally peeled for about a week. I saw skin hanging off my face without any redness or sensitivity. It revealed skin that was lighter and brighter, literally took years off. There's no peel That can come close to This in results. 

At the same time I took a face cream from Perfectly Porcelain that's been just perfect, not oily or greasy and keeping the winter dryness at bay that I usually suffer with in these months.

I also started with the glutathione tabs which I'm not consistent with but with the combo of three I  can face the world bare-faced.

Ive hated the caked and Porcelain  look that's the goin trend so I'm anti foundation and use a light concealer only on occasion, so I love the fresh faced look That the treatment and tabs give me. The cream is just perfect too.

But ladies Always use a sunblock, irrespective if u indoors all day or even if u are in niqab, sunblock is a must-have.

I generally go to Fatima of Perfectly Porcelain and she decides on what treatment I need, so do ask her for expert advice as she has many treatments for different skin issues.

They are conveniently situated in Overport. For bookings call or watsapp 0718393478

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire
#perfectlyporcelain #review 


There is a strangeness in life, in moments, in circumstances.. They say what you give out is what you get back. They also say in your hard times you see people's true colours.
My whole life I watched abuse, as young as I was as I grew i began to fight the perpetrator, standing up against him, standing up for my loved one.. Yet when the tables turned i was alone fighting my battles. The people I fought for, the people I stood up for, the people I loved left me, with these words "How can you be so irresponsible".
My reply was happiness and unhappiness is a choice. I choose to be happy and not live in misery.
At the same time I was battling with health issues and I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Through my bouts of extreme pain that emotional strains just worsened, Allah had brought into my life two strangers that were angels that helped me in my worst moments. 
The battle of life continues.
And i will share snippets as i continue this journey of life.

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire 

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Gracefully Broken!

I was in a supermarket last night and there was a lady and two kids behind me in the LONG line. One was a big kid, one was a toddler. The bigger one had a pack of glow sticks and the baby was screaming for them so the Mom opened the pack and gave him one, which stopped his tears. He walked around with it smiling, but then the bigger boy took it and the baby started screaming again. Just as the Mom was about to fuss at the older child, he bent the glow sticks and handed it back to the baby. As we walked outside at the same time, the baby noticed that the stick was now glowing and his brother said "I had to break it so you could get the full effect from it." I almost ran because l could hear God saying to me, "I had to break you to show you why I created you. You had to go through it so you could fulfill your purpose." 

That little baby was happy just swinging that "unbroken" glow stick around in the air because he didn't understand what it was created to do...which was "glow". There are some people who will be content just "being", but some of us that God has chosen, we have to be "broken". 

We have to get sick. We have to lose a job. We have to bury our spouse, parents, best friend, or our child because, in those moments of desperation, God is breaking us but when the breaking is done, then we will be able to see the reason for which we were created.

#ShireenM #DurbanMuslima #AspiringToInspire 

Love Affair