The Rainbow Hijab- A Review

Book: The Raibow Hijab

Author: Amran Abdi

Illustrator: Nicola Davies

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Hijab is an essential part of a Muslimah’s wardrobe. In today’s world it has definitely become a controversial piece of cloth :lol:. Well! In this blog post I am going to review the book “The Rainbow Hijab”, by Amran Abdi.

“The Rainbow Hijab” is a intelligibly written children’s book. The book is about young Ameera who loves her rainbow colored hijab. She loses it and feels sad.After a thourough search she finds it in the most unexpected place, with someone who equally loves the rainbow hijab. Continue reading

Reading the right texts!

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Reading books is a favorite hobby of many people both young and old. Reading provides relaxation, especially reading novels and other such literary genres that are particularly meant for the purpose of leisure. But not all reading is good for the mind, body and soul. Reading books filled with obscene language has a bad effect on the mind and also strains our relationship with Allah(SWT), as indulging in anything indecent is not permissible in Islam.

The extent of obscenity in literary works can be seen in the way in which every random book targeted towards the youth is as a matter of fact filled with filthy language. Have being a student of English Literature, I have come across and read many fictional literary texts of the old school authors that are really decent and modest in nature. Continue reading

7th Heaven Face Mask Review

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This is my first review of a skincare product.I have chosen to review a coconut face mask. On a random visit to the Boots store, I came across face masks from the 7th Heaven brand, formerly known as Montagne Jeunesse. As I had previously listed the brand in my blog post about halal skincare brands, I felt obliged to try them myself. I picked up the Creamy Coconut Face mask. I am now completely in love with their products.

What instantly attracted me to this mask was it’s claim of being suitable for dry and dull skin. I suffer from extreme dry skin especially during the harsh winters. The biggest benefit of the Seventh Heaven brand is that they are free from animal byproducts. You can see in the above picture the product is “Leaping bunny certified” and “Vegetarian society approved”.  Continue reading

For Grandpa…

Walking down the packed lanes of the market, amidst the hubbub of the Christmas air I look around the happy faces in the hustling surroundings. Not everything plush and exuberant makes me happy these days. It has been a week or so since grandpa left us— loss, tears and an obvious realization that people once gone never come back.

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There was only one place I yearned to spend my vacation at — Granny’s home, is what we called it and what we knew it for. It was a place where granny resided permanently, with grandpa being just a visitor most of the times rather than a resident. Finally as old-age took over him, he returned back to his family, to his roots, putting to rest the passion of his life ‘law’. It was during the final decade of his life that I came in with close proximity with him— knowing him better and getting astonished at his weird habits.

Spending a major portion of his life among piles of papers scribbled with articles and principles from the Indian constitution, grandpa was the only man I knew who lived and cherished his job (unlike others who whine). An upright and honest legal practitioner by profession, his shabby clothes and well worn slippers reflected it, contrary to the other white-collared workers of his reputation. Continue reading

Alhamdullilah for series – A review

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Whoever among you wakes up (in the morning)
safe in his property, tranquil in his heart,
healthy in his body, and has his daily nourishment,
it is as if all of this world has been chosen for him.
                                        — Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

A thought-provoking quote by the most pious soul to have ever lived. In this world of wars, enmity, falsehood, lies and deceit, having the basic necessities of life fulfilled should be nevertheless considered as a blessing from Allah(SWT). Remembering, accepting and counting every blessing Allah (SWT) has bestowed on us, only teaches us to be more thankful for all we have in our lives that many others only yearn for.

I volunteered to review this journal, as I found it way to awesome to resist. The journal “Alhamdullilah for series” (A Muslim’s mini gratitude journal), is a product of the website Ayeina. The website is run by two very artistic sisters from whose names the portmanteau word ‘Ayeina’ is derived. If your mother tongue is urdu, then you will know for sure what ‘Ayeina’ means — A mirror. And that is exactly what the motto of the website is “Believer is the believer’s mirror”. Continue reading