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Showing posts from February, 2012

Spiritual | The Muezzin

Two days ago the Muezzin of Finsbury Park masjid passed away 'inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon' (To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return) My father along with with many people in the local area and from afar attended his janazah today. The story goes...the Muezzin never missed a day to open the masjid at Fajr and give the adhaan. A pious, kind hearted man who never had a quarrel or conflict with another person. Today my father came home with stories about him, felt like I was listening to a story about one of the sahaba's. I never met him, yet when I thought of him from what my father told me I couldn't help but feel teary, like someone I actually knew had passed away. All the people at the masjid only had words of praise and compliment because of his character mashaAllah. The janazah was attended by soo many people they could not all fit in the mosque to pray for him. Through the cold snap, rain, hail sleet and snow he never failed to make it to the

Spiritual & Review | One Reason Dawah Gift Box

"Whoever directs (somebody) towards a good deed will receive the like of the reward granted to that person for practising that deed"- Sahih Muslim Salaam girls! I hope you are all in the best of health and imaan inshaAllah. Today I received the one reason gift box by iERA, which I will give to a friend of mine at work inshaAllah. So for those of you who don't know what this is, it is basically a dawah pack in the form of a gift (the greatest gift ever! an invitation to Islam) Inside the gift box you have a book which speaks about the reasoning behind the concept of God, One God and Islam, a booklet with various verses from the Quran with subheadings of what those verses relate to (i.e. social justice, environmental awareness etc), a CD (which I haven't tried yet so not sure whats on it), a leaflet which is sort of like a letter telling people what the gift box is and a box of Roses chocolates. I have just finished reading the book 'the

OOTD | Wedding Guest

I went to a wedding last night and wore a dress I bought for my cousins wedding last year (yes I wear A LOT of greens, teals & blues lol). I can't remember which shop I bought it from but it's a shop in Bethnal Green. The dress has an embroidered collar which you can't see because of the scarf. The silver scarf is from Hijab Fashion Shop, the sandle's from Unze London, the bag a random online store.

My Everyday Winter Wear

Assalaamu alaikum sisters (= So it's been snowing in London last couple of weeks and is absolutely FREEEZING!! SubhanAllah it's so cold, the other day our heating stopped working and I was literally shivering in my bed, made me remember all the homeless people and the people who live without heating because they can't afford it, I can't imagine the suffering they're going through. Our heating came back in the morning but my room just gets so cold for some reason, so as I write this my ears are feeling cold (yhp just my ears lol) I had an exam on Friday which was ok alhamdulillah but inshaAllah I'll see how it really went when results come out, it snowed the night before and I was dreading getting there in the morning, so I got up, prayed fajr, got ready and left straight after to make it there on time. In my area there was a lot of snow and it was really cold so I wrapped up like an eskimo with my big wooley hooded scarf, my mittens and oversized hood c

Hijab Styling | Easy Basic Hijab Style 2

Salaam ladies =D This is a quick easy simple hijab step by step hijab tutorial on a style I used to do before I started doing it the way I do it now (which is really easy and you probably do it yourself so I haven't done a tutorial on it, but will do if you request it iA). This is a style that my mum wanted to learn as well so I think this will be beneficial for everyone who wants to do a style that stays in place with one no snag hijab pin and one staright pin. Sorry for the mix match stuff my sister is wearing lol Step 1 Wear your underscarf, you don't need to wear a neck covering for this because your neck will be covered but it's worn just for this tutorial. Step 2 Fold in part of your hijab (roughly 1/4 or 1/3 depending on how wide your scarf is) Step 3 Place the hijab on your head, one side short one side longer as seen above Step 4 Take the hijab behind your head Step 5 Cross over the hijab at the b

Hijab Styles to Suit Round Faces

Since my 'hijab styles to suit your face shape' post I have had TONNES of e-mails from sisters telling me they have a round face and nothing suits them. Since I have been replying to each message individually telling people pretty much the same thing I thought I will do an update post for sisters who think they have a round face or chubby cheeks. So one of the main mistakes I see people with this face shape making is tying their hijab really tight around their face and trying to tuck their cheeks in, as I said in the other post this only makes your cheeks stand out more. Try to go for loose drapey styles which skim the sides of your face rather than tight styles that bring your cheeks forward. See some examples of the style I'm talking about below... Another thing you may want to try is to wear your underscarf/headband higher up on your forehead just below your hairline rather than have it going straight across your forehead. Avoid styles which

15 Random Facts About Me

me /mÄ“/ Pronoun: Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition: "wait for me!". Used after the verb “to be” and after “than” or “as”. 1- I hate being centre of attention 2- I love a cup of good ol' English tea with rich tea biscuits 3- I have a sweet tooth (major sweet tooth) 4- I'm an avid CSI fan (the sciency/detective side of me) 5- Not really into hugs, kisses, linking arms, holding hands and girly girly stuff like that 6- Seeing someone else with teary eyes makes me cry 7- Would like to think I'm quite laid back (maybe too laid back) 8- I like junk food (terrible, I know) 9- Not very fond of animals (especially cats) 10- I have a good relationship with my bed (which is probably not a good thing) 11- I choose elegance and simplicity over designer brands & expensive things 12- I can cook (enough to survive) I force people to eat it even if they don't like it lol, dont wor

OOTD | Winter Bumble bee

Salaam just another quick outfit of the day, spent the day working on my dissertation =( make du'a I can actually finish it and do well iA. I pulled up the sleeves of my butterfly abaya so I could put on my coat and this is how it looked, I liked how it looked so I left it like that (= Abaya- Sunnah Clothing Jumper/long sleeve top- Primark Hijab- The Pinned Veil Brooch & Gathered headband   - Amalia Collection (not a big fan of logos so I took it off the headband)