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Review | Silver Spring Hijab Galore

Assalaamu alaikum! Today I'll be doing a hijab company review forrrrr Silver Spring Hijab Galore =D I received some of their stuff yesterday, most of the things from SSHG I will be giving away as part of the iHijabi 1000fans giveaway. Soooo here are some pictures =D apologies for the hijab not matching the outfit my sister couldn't be bothered to get changed and we had to rush because we had guests coming over (yes cooking, cleaning, making tea and all the rest of it) My studio AKA my bedroom lol Right so first thing you see in the pictures is a black hijab with little diamontes that I am wearing. This hijab is your everyday black hijab with a little bit of bling, I'm a sucker for all things black so I really liked this hijab. It is a sheer hijab so just for demo pruposes I wore it with another scarf underneath, you wont need to but you will need to wear an underscarf and when you wrap it round it shouldn't be see through. Next is the green

Review | Hijab Obsessions - Colourful Jersey Hijabs

Assalaamu alaikum, Today I went to the post office to pick up my Hijab Obsessions package which I am delighted with!! I got 2 jersey hijabs one in Royal Blue & one in Aubergine Purple. They're both absolutely amazing jersey fabric, very soft & very lightweight. My fav has to be the purple (just loving that colour at the moment =D), the blue is a bit brighter than I'd usually go for but bright primary colours are very in this season so I guess I'll try it out inshaAllah. Here are some pics =D sorry about the editing, need to fix my photoshop, so I had to make do with paint =S Royal Blue   Aubergine Purple Here is a picture of the giveaway goodies courtesy of Hijab Obsessions (= -Charcoal Jersey Hijab -Silky pink Hijab -Blue & Pink Stripey thin Hijab So what do you think of these scarves?

Recipe | Mango Shango Shake

First of all..I wanna thank ALLAH for providing such yummy fruits for us ...SubhanALLAH.. thank you Allah....for everything..Alhumdullilah :) And 2nd thank you summer for the mangos :) YUMM-MANGO SHANGO SHAKE ... KING OF FRUITS - MR. MANGO :) ok someone once told me that..the famous poet ghalib said.."Ghadday aam nahi khate" sorry I don't know how authentic that is? lol In English..donkeys don't eat ..sorry..I didn't say that..Ghalib did..that's wat i heard :) lol Ingredients: 1 mango 1 scoop of mango Ice cream 10 ice cubes some milk Sugar (optional - or to taste) bits of mango (for garnishing) Blend all...and have ur Yummmango shango shake :) You can add lot's of milk for a thin shake or less milk for a nice thick luscious mango shake :) Enjoy :)

Recipe | Chicken Bread

One of my Most fvt tea time snack.. Chicken Bread ♥ ♥ Ingredients: Flour 4 cups Instant yeast 1 tbsp Powdered milk 2 tbsp Salt 1 tsp Oil 4 tbsp Egg 1 (plus 1 for glazing) Castor sugar 1 tsp In a bowl mix together 4 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp castor sugar, 2 tbsp milk powder, 1 tbsp yeast, 4 tbsp oil and 1 egg, knead to a medium soft dough with slightly warm water, leave to rise for 1 hour. Ingredients for chicken filling: Chicken boiled and shredded 1 ½ to 2 cups Onion chopped finely 1 medium or 2 small Salt 1 tsp Black pepper 1 tsp Coriander leaves 2 tbsp Green chilies chopped 4 Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp Flour 2 tbsp Butter 2 tbsp Milk 1 cup Sesame seeds as required  Method: Heat 2 tbsp butter fry onion till soft then add 2 tbsp flour with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp garam masala....add the milk, cook till thick, mix in the shredded chicken add chopped green chilies and coriander leaves, remove and cool completely. Now

Recipe | Chocolate Fudge Cake

These recipe's will be by Sister Sana our newest guest writer. Sana is very talented at cooking and has provided us with her special recipes....p.s look out for Ramadhan Suhoor & Iftaar recipes aswell!   Ingredients: * 400g plain flour * 250g golden caster sugar * 100g light muscovado sugar * 50g best quality cocoa powder * 2 tsp. baking powder * 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda * ½ tsp. salt * 3 eggs * 142ml/small tub sour cream * 1 tbsp. vanilla extract * 175g unsalted butter, melted and cooled * 125ml corn oil * 300ml chilled water For Fudge Icing * 175g dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa solids * 250g unsalted butter, softened * 275g icing sugar, sifted * 1 tbsp. vanilla extract Method: * Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Butter and line the bottom of two 20cm sandwich tins. * In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugars, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate and salt. * In another bowl or wide-necked measuring jug whisk together the eggs, s

Poem | Pieces of wood propped up

She looked back at the time A time filled with darkness Going through life, lifeless No heart, No Feelings, Life just Pointless  She had sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch These blessings she had neglected so much Not using them to draw closer to Allah She drifted Further and Further Afar The day came when Allah blessed her Blessed her with guidance She noticed a wooden doll propped up against a wall With eyes, ears, nose, hands and feet All the features of a human being A thought so scary came to her That... ...She was no better than this piece of wood propped up Empty Heart, Empty Mind O how she had wasted so much time O Allah, The Forgiver, Forgive me! She cried She cried, she cried, until her tears dried From that day forward She vowed “Truly my prayer, my sacrifice, my life, my death Are all for Allah, Lord of the words (6:162) Humaira Aslam

Review | Ornate

Salaam girls! Today I'd like to introduce you to the work of a very talented friend of mine.....Hana! =D She's been one of my closest friends since college, not only is she artistic she is also very clever mashaAllah (well you gotta be clever to be studying Electrical & electronic Engineering at one of London's top Uni's). So this post is about her artwork which incudes Islamic art on canvases as well as henna art, stay tuned to find out how hana makes henna xD Here are some images of artwork taken from Han's facebook page Ornate She has even moved on to Islamic art on other mediums, check out these super cute candle holders. What's best is that 30% from all sales go to charity! Here are some pictures of henna she has done.... And the video you've all been waiting to make your own henna =D So that's it for now. If you'd like to buy some artwork, henna cones, want some henna inspiration

Review | Hijab Fashion Shop Ramadan hijabs

I've done a review for Hijab Fashion shop before and I know I keep raving on about it, but that's only because it's one of THE best online hijab companies out there! As always, amazing customer service and super super fast delivery. Well anyway I've received 2 more hijabs from a new range of hijabs by HFS to review just for you my lovely readers! READ TILL THE END TO GET A SNEAKY PEAK OF ONE OF THE PRIZES YOU COULD BE WINNING IN OUR 1000fans GIVEAWAY =D The hijabs I received are maxi hijabs which are super for Ramadhan, one is a thin maxi hijab and the other is a maxi crinkle hijab. A lot of sisters want to cover more during Ramadhan (naturally, because your Imaan is higher during this holy month of fasting & worship), these maxi hijabs give an amazing amount of coverage without making you feel hot or the hijab being too bulky, this is great seeing as Ramadhan is in the middle of summer this year (well for the UK anyway) Ok ok, now your thinking just get on w

How to Rock Hijab & Hats

  So why am I writing about hats in the middle of summer, honest idea, I saw a few pictures of women wearing hijab with a hat. I always used to think wearing a hat on top of your hijab looked really funny and not really trendy at all, but after seeing a couple of pictures I realised that the only time hijab looks good with a hat is if you know how to rock it. It requires a particular types of hats combined with particular types of hijab sooo here are the hijab hat looks that rock and others that don't look so good.  Very sherlock holmes, no?  This looks so elegant and classy, I guess for something like this you've got to have the right face shape as well.  Sr Hana again, this time absolutely rocking hijab with a fur hat.  Love this fun, playful hijab with a black hat, they go so well together.  Super cool, if you can pull it off. This one is really pretty, the colour of the hijab is similar to the hat and is thin so it doesn't look really