Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Events

I'm going to my parent's house tomorrow! Alhamdulillah! I'm still pretty sick so I hope I can handle the road trip. It's my best friend's wedding on the 17th inshallah so I am going to stay until then! SO EXCITED!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Beautiful and Heart-Wrenching Post on IGIC

As some of you know, I'm an editor for the I Got it Covered Blog, which revolves around stories and articles that have to do with Islam, but hijab and haya specifically. And when I say hijab, I don't just mean the cloth around our heads, but the proper term that encompasses our dress, behavior and attitude.

This recent post was AMAZING and you guys HAVE TO read it. It really puts things into perspective and it's not that long. If you have an extra five minutes you should definitely read it.



Until next time...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Annoying Aunties

I hate when "aunties" tell you to have a kid. It's so annoying! Like, who are you? What gives you the right to talk to me about something so personal? UGH!

Ever since I've been married, I've been hearing annoying crap from annoying people, people I barely know, to have a kid. Listen LADY, I don't care if you live in the community or I say Salam to you when I see you in the masjid. You DO NOT have the right to talk to me about having a child. My sex life should be none of your concern. SO SHUT UP!

Conversation with annoying auntie who I wanted to punch in the face.


Me: Assalamu Alaikum auntie

AA (annoying auntie): Walaikum assalam. How are you? You don't sound too well.

Me: Alhamdulillah, just feeling a little sick.

AA: OH! Are you throwing up?

Me *thinking WTH*: NO. I'm just feeling a little tired. You know the weather...

AA: Oh yes, everyone is getting sick. When are you going to start throwing up?

Me: Anyway, nice talking to you. Assalamu Alaikum

DON'T ASK ME WHEN I'M GOING TO START THROWING UP in code like you're all slick, but really you're just a pervert and weird!

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sick

I've been feeling pretty ill the past few days, so I haven't been that active on my blog. I even have a great topic I want to talk about, but I don't have the energy to put it into the right words. Inshallah when I'm feeling better I will post it. I'm really hoping I will feel better soon, but the doctor said it might be a while before I do. WAIN! (yes, that's my crying noise..lol). But my husband has been soo good mashallah. He is cleaning and cooking and taking care of me so well. And he hasn't complained at all! May Allah (swt) grant him jannat al firdous! Ameen!

If you guys have an extra second, please do send a dua my way that I feel better soon, inshallah!

On a happier note, a few girls I know (and some I don't) have decided to start a halaqa in my area! YAY finally! Alhamdulillah. I have been trying on my own to increase my iman these past few weeks and it has been working, but a halaqa will be really good for me, since it puts you in that environment. Also, every week a different girl with give the talk, so that will give me some motivation to study and have a topic ready when it is my turn. The first halaqa is on Tuesday so inshallah I'll be feeling better by then!

I hope all is well with you guys!

Until next time...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Annoyed

I'm so annoyed by people nowadays, it's ridiculous. I really need to start being more patient, but sometimes I can't help it. Especially when you're so nice to someone and they just go and leave you behind. Like, seriously?!? Why did I even waste my time? I guess if I could go back, I'd still be nice. I don't like being a rude person, but it's so frustrating when you don't get the same in return. Or you only get the "niceness" while it's convenient for the other person, but as soon as they get busy or something, you're left behind.

Sometimes, I just wish I could speak my mind. I try to mostly, but I can't go around picking a fight every time something doesn't go my way. I just have to learn to let some things go.

WELL SCREW YOU, TOO! Alhamdulillah (LOL).

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Locked in my room

Well, I was locked in my room this morning. LOL!

Well, not actually locked, but I couldn't leave because my brother-in-law was over and my husband wasn't home. This ends up happening sometimes because my bro-in-law (we'll call him A) will sleep over sometimes and my husband leaves for works usually around 8:30 am and A, who is younger than my husband and unmarried, doesn't go to work until later.

So, when I wake up I have to listen or check if he's outside and then I just stay in my room until he leaves. I can't just wake up and tell him to leave because I would feel really awkward doing that, even though I know Islamically I should.  So, I do the next best thing and avoid all contact with the outside world.

I've told my husband many times that it's really weird for me if A is here and he is not, but he also doesn't want to say anything to his brother because he doesn't want it to seem like we don't want him here. He's a nice guy and very respectful, but I guess he just doesn't understand not to come when his brother isn't here.

Inshallah, we are looking for a wife for him, so the sooner he gets married, the sooner he'll be coming over with his wife and that will be much better for me!

Any advice on how to handle the situation without having feelings get hurt?

Until next time...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Change Doesn't Happen on its Own, You Have to Make it Happen!


I want to make some changes in my life, inshallah. A little while ago, I was feeling really low and felt that my iman was on a plateau. Alhamdulillah, going to Santa Clara really helped because I was able to hang out with my sister-in-law who is a very good role model. Ever since I came back, I have been reading more Quran, spending more time in prayer and more time making dua. Alhamdulillah.

I want this change to continue but I know it's not just going to happen on it's own. If we want to be better Muslims, better versions of ourselves, then we have to put in the effort. We have to push ourselves and physically make a change.

I was sitting around hoping for iman to go up but that passive-aggressive behavior didn't get me the boost I needed. Now, I am setting some goals for myself to inshallah become a better Muslim. May Allah (swt) make it easy on me and help me. Ameen!

Here are a few goals I am setting for myself:

1. Stop wearing skinny jeans - I never used to wear them and then I started last winter because it was so easy to wear my boots on top of my jeans. However, I feel bad every time I wear them, since I know they are so tight. This one is going to be hard, because it's practically all I wear, but inshallah I am going to try and start wearing looser jeans.

2. Wear looser clothes, in general - In my opinion, I wear pretty loose tops, but I know I can do much better, so inshallah I will try to buy bigger sizes, in efforts to make my dressing more modest. Mediums and Larges instead of Smalls.

3. Recite at least 2 pages from the Quran every day- Inshallah I will try to do more, but I have to set at least a minimum goal here.

4. Read the English Translation of the ayats I read - This will give me something more practical to focus on and help me understand what I read.

5. Update my Facebook status with some Islamic Inspiration a few times a week - I plan to write maybe an ayat, dua, or some other Islamic knowledge in my FB status inshallah, so that people can read it and remember Allah (swt) and maybe I can reap some rewards inshallah for giving them that reminder.

6. Say Tasbih after each salah - I do say tasbih sometimes after my salah, but sometimes I don't because I'm in a hurry or just because I want to do something else. But I really need to put in the effort to sit on the prayer mat for just a little while longer and praise The Almighty!

That's all for now. I don't want to overwhelm myself with too much that I can't handle. I really hope I can keep up with my goals, inshallah. If anyone else is hoping for a change in their life, try to do the same and set goals for yourself, so that you have guidelines to follow and try to change things that you know you want to, but think might be too hard (like the jeans, for me).

Please keep me in your duas inshallah and I shall try to keep all of you in mine!

Until next time...

Family ♥

Allah (swt) has showered us with so many blessings and we still complain. The biggest blessing: family!

I love family. Alhamdulillah! My parents were just visiting me. They were here for 3 days and it was so much fun. And, OF COURSE, my husband! I love him soooo much! I have no idea why, but Allah has given me the best husband, alhamdulillah.

I pray that Allah (swt) showers us with more blessings and protects us from all the calamities in this life and the next. Ameen!

Until next time...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Seeking Forgiveness?

Something happened today that reminded me of all the dumb things I've done and do in my life. I have no patience, Subhanallah! I always try and ask forgiveness for my sins, but mostly end up doing them again. It's so bad, I know! I genuinely try to be a good person, but I definitely fall short.

I was feeling a little hopeless, but I decided instead of giving up, the best thing to do is be proactive and repent for my sins. Praying to Allah (swt) is always the best thing to do, so if you're feeling hopeless and just need some reassurance, turn to Allah!


Allah (SWT) Most High says in Noble Qur'an, "Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then turn in repentance to Him..." (11:3)

Also Allah (SWT) Most High says in Noble Qur'an, "O you who believe! Turn (in repentance) to Allah with sincere repentance; Perhaps your Lord will remove your evil from you... " (66:8)

May this benefit everyone and be a reminder to me, before anyone else!

Until next time...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Facebook Personalities: Part 2

Our next Facebook Personality is someone we've learned to hate! Okay, okay, not HATE, more like become annoyed by:

The Same-Picture Uploader


If a picture says a thousand words, then how many words does the same picture 500 times say? 

This is the person who takes about 5874 pictures anytime she (I'm going to say she, because, let's be honest, it almost always is a she) gets ready. She sits in front of her computer, laptop or phone and takes a bajillion pictures of herself. Now, it wouldn't be so bad if these pictures were different from one another, but, NOPE, no such luck! It's basically the same pose over and over again, with slight head-tilt variations. She does become a little innovative sometimes and will pout her lips from time to time and occasionally change that blank stare to a slight smile. But overall, it's the same picture. 

Then, instead of choosing, say, one or two of the pictures to upload, she decides that it's ABSOLUTELY necessary for her to upload *drum roll please* ALL 5874 pictures!

REALLY?!?!

Here's a question: Does she think that people are actually going to sit there and spend at least a good 35 minutes looking at the same picture 5874 times?

Then, not only does she want people to look at them, she wants "Likes" and comments as well! 

There's actually a surprising number of people who suffer from this life-altering disease! Sorry sister, ain't getting no love from me!

Stay tuned for Part 3

Until next time...

Facebook Personalities: Part 1

Well, I'm sure all of you, like me, are avid Facebook users. Just like in real life, every person has a personality online. Most often, it's just a more emphasized reflection of how the person is in the flesh, but sometimes, a completely different personality takes over on FB. It really just depends on the person.

A personality that I'm sure you all have come across.

The Constant Updater

This person updates his or her status constantly from their laptop, phone, iPad or any other device they have! You won't miss a moment of this person's life, even if it is the dullest moment possible, even when absolutely NOTHING is happening, they're going to let you know. As a matter of fact, this person has made life very dangerous, because if anyone wanted to rob him/her, the burglar would know EXACTLY when to go into their house and what to steal because, of course, this idiot updates when he/she bought a new Macbook, TV, PS3 or phone.

4:51 pm: "Heading to New York for the weekend! YAY!"
5:30 pm: "On my way to New York! Will miss everyone!"
5:42 pm: "Stopped to get snacks and ran into an old friend. What were the chances?"
7:00 pm: "Just checked into my hotel. It's a little small but Alhamdulillah!"

OMG! You probably even know what this person had for breakfast, lunch and dinner and what time they took a crap! I bet if he/she went to Hajj, they'd focus more on updating their status, rather than experiencing the spiritual journey.

12:02 pm: "Just got to Haram. Subhanallah! It's crowded!"
12:10 pm: "Completed my first round around the Kabah!"
12:20 pm: "Done round two. Alhamdulillah!"
12:45 pm: "Off to drink Zam Zam...can't wait...it's so hot!"
12: 47pm: "Zam Zam was so refreshing! Time for Sayi!"

LOL I really hope that they wouldn't do that but all signs point to this inevitable end!

That's all for now. The next Facebook Personality will be up shortly!

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Eid Mubarak, everyone!

May Allah swt grant you a blessed Eid and accept our deeds and forgive our sins! AMEEN!

Until next time...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fast on the Day of Arafat!

Hello!

I'm back home and very excited about it. It was a fun week in Santa Clara!

I just want to remind everyone that tomorrow is the Day or Arafat. And, though it sucks that most of us are not making Hajj, we can still get lots and lots of ajar, inshallah.

It is HIGHLY recommended to fast on the Day or Arafat for the people who are not at Hajj.

"Fasting on the day of 'Arafa is an expiation for two years, the year preceding it and the year following it. Fasting the day of 'Ashurah is an expiation for the year preceding it."
-Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him



The Prophet told the Muslims, "No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijja)." Then some companions of the Prophet said, "Not even Jihad?" He replied, "Not even Jihad, except that of a man who does it by putting himself and his property in danger (for Allah's sake) and does not return with any of those things."


So, Inshallah let's all try to fast tomorrow (Nov. 15) and get as much ajar as possible. 


May Allah (swt) accept out fasts and deeds and forgive our sins. Ameen!


Until next time...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quran Inspiration: Surah Balad, Ayat 4

I went to my sister's in law halaqa today with her in Santa Clara. Mashallah it was so well done and it is really what I needed. I can genuinely feel my iman getting higher since I have been here. She is a very good influence on me, May Allah (swt) reward her immensely in this life and the next, Ameen!

She did tafseer of Surah Balad (90). Something that was really good and hit me was ayat 4:


[Balad 90:4] We have indeed created man surrounded by hardships.

She basically said that Allah (swt) swears (and this has to be huge that our Lord is swearing to us) that we will have hardships, tests and turmoil no matter what in this life. So, whether you are on the right path or the wrong path, whether you are reading quran or clubbing, whether you are covered or uncovered, you will have hardships in your life.


So, is it better to have hardships in this life, while doing bad things and then have hardships in the akhira, due to punishment for our sins? 


OR


Is it better to have hardships in this life, while being righteous (or at least trying to), and then having extreme happiness and rewards in the akhira, which will be infinite?


I think the answer is pretty clear. 


Until next time...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fun Weekend

Wow, it's been a week since I last posted. I've been pretty busy. Thanks to everyone for all the great advice on my previous post. 

My friends were over from Windsor this past weekend. I hosted my best friend's bachelorette party here and it was so much fun! Alhamdulillah. We went shopping in downtown and then went out for dinner at a Moroccan restaurant that had belly dancers. We all had sashes so it was really cute.


Decorations!



Love her coat!


Belly Dancers



Bridal Party Sashes!


Now, I'm in Santa Clara for a week so I'm probably going to be MIA again, but I'll try to keep up with some posts inshallah. How was your weekend? 

Until next time...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Low Iman Days

I'm having some seriously low iman nowadays. I'm not doing anything bad or anything like that. Alhamdulillah, I'm still praying 5 times a day (though I did sleep through Fajr today =( I was pretty upset about that) and saying my duas and all that. But, it's just that I don't feel that "connection" that I normally do. I know iman goes up and down, but I've been so busy doing normal life things, like cooking, cleaning and watching tv, that I just really want to do something to increase my iman, apart from the normal prayers and such.

Have you ever had that feeling? Can anyone give me some ideas (practical ones) that I can do to increase my iman? Jazakallah Khair in advance!

Until next time...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Emami - The Limitless Dress

I came across the most wonderful designer...well it's a group of designers called Emami. Their clothes are so amazing and multifunctional. One piece can be worn 20 different ways! I really want this piece called The Limitless Dress. It's 130 euros (~180 USD) but I think it's worth it! It's on my "to get" list! I know it's pretty pricey...but it can be worn in so many ways! What do you guys think?

They have a lot of other different multifunctional clothes as well. Take a look. You can check out the website here: EMAMI Fashion





Here's the video that teaches you all the different ways to wear it. You can even come up with your own!





 Until next time...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Random Rant

This post is just a random rant and rave about some people who are just so utterly rude. So I'm throwing eloquency and grammar out the door.

Honestly, I can't get over it. And these people are so-called "religious." Didn't anyone ever tell them that being a good Muslim means you should have akhlaq (good manners)?!?

Now, I know sometimes people can come off as rude and they don't mean to, especially when someone is telling you that you are doing something wrong, since it is a sensitive situation. So, I'm not referring to those people. I'm talking about that individual(s) who you've known for at least some time that you can tell they are ALWAYS like that, just sitting up there, high and mighty, on their throne. Those are the people! I just want to punch them in the face sometimes.

I'm all for spreading Islam and correcting mistakes, but when someone is constantly acting like they are the best possible Muslim in the universe and nagging at everyone else, it gets bloody irritating.

If someone is praying, fasting, giving sadaqa and all that good stuff, quite frankly it doesn't make a difference to me or anyone else. It's great that they are doing that, but their salah does not help me or give me good deeds. Their fasts do not feed me. These things are done for Allah (swt). What does directly affect me however, is their character, personality and the way they treat me. So the best way to be a good Muslim to someone else is to be a nice individual. Can't they get that through their thick skull??

*SIGH*

Until next time...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Please Vote for Me!

Salam Sisters,

I have a request. I am applying to be the "Good Mood Blogger" at www.Sam-e.com, but you have to put up a profile and get lots of votes, which leads to the second part of the interview process.

Could you guys please take out one second to vote for me inshallah? You don't have to fill out any information or anything. You simply click the "vote" button and that's it!

Vote for me here: http://www.sam-e.com/job/entries/373


Jazakallah Khair and just keep going back and voting as much as you can and tell everyone you know! You are allowed one vote per day. I really appreciate it and may Allah swt reward you for your efforts! Ameen!

Until next time...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wedding Fun!

Things have been pretty hectic these past few weeks. My brother got his nikka done last weekend and everything went so smoothly, alhamdulillah!

The nikka ceremony was so nice and the bride's family set up everything in their backyard. It was really beautiful. Here are a few pics of the presentation, favors and the gifts we took to their house. 








Until next time...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Feeling Down

I'm not feeling so great right now...and honestly, I know that it's more my own fault, rather than someone else's. Someone left a comment on my previous post, OOTD, basically saying that I am not wearing proper hijab and I should also cover my chest and, "May Allah guide me."

I just felt so down after reading that. I am not mad at whoever wrote it; obviously they wrote it as "anonymous." However, I just feel like if you are going to say something like that to someone or give dawah (Islamic advice), than you really need to say it in the right way, so that the person does not turn away from Islam as a rebuttal. Of course, I would not turn away, but there just has to be proper etiquette of saying it.

I know I am not perfect at all and I still have to fix my hijab and be more modest, but I properly put on the hijab about 6 months ago. I'm just taking it one step at a time so I don't go backwards, like I did the last time. I know this is no excuse, but it's just what I have to do myself to inshallah get better.

I do agree with whoever left that comment and I do pray that Allah (swt) guide me to what pleases Him, because there is no way I, or anyone else, will ever be perfect. I just don't like it when people make that dua to someone else in an arrogant manner, thinking they are better. We should always ask Allah (swt) to guide all of us because no one is perfect, including the person who wrote it.

Subhanallah, maybe that person didn't mean to be rude or sound arrogant, but I just felt like it was said in that way. But I sincerely pray that Allah (swt) make me a better Muslim and increase my iman and forgive my sins and I pray this dua for the person who wrote this message and all of you too! Ameen!

Sorry for the random post. It was just something I felt I needed to write down in order to prove to myself that I know I am making mistakes and praying that I get better.

Until next time...

Monday, September 27, 2010

OOTD: Henna Party

This is what I wore to my cousin's Henna Party. I was so glad that I had the PERFECT underpiece to match my outfit to wear under my hijab. I always use the dupatta (shawl) with the outfit as my hijab because I hate having two different pieces to wear.


Until next time...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Can't Sleep!

It is 4:13 am currently and I cannot sleep. I have been trying for a while, only to give up and come online. I need to get my schedule back in order. I sleep all day and stay up all night. Subhanallah!

My brother's nikka (religious ceremony for his wedding) is coming up soon and my cousin's Mendhi (henna party) is this weekend, so those two things are all I can think about. I keep planning the events in my head. It's really annoying and I don't want to think about them but I can't help it.

What do you guys do when you can't fall asleep?

Until next time...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Excellent Post on IGIC

I wanted to share a post that I recently read on the I Got it Covered Blog (IGIC). I just became one of the editors on the website, so I am so excited! You should check it out. It has great hijab stories and other inspirational stories in general.

This one gave me chills!



Enjoy and feel free to submit your own stories to IGIC!

Until next time...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

OOTD: Eid

Hey guys!

First of all, a great, big EID MUBARAK to you all! I pray you had a great day and may Allah (swt) accept all our good deeds and forgive all our sins. 

It's been pretty hectic, so I haven't had time to update the blog. Here is the outfit I wore for Eid! I was very pleased with it, alhamdulillah. 

How was everyone's Eid? What did you guys do?


Until next time...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Love Ramadan!

Assalamu Alaikum everyone,

I have not been keeping up with my blog, lately, but alhamdulillah it is due to being busy in Ramadan. I pray that everyone's Ramadan is going well! Subhanallah, it just flew by! I am sad that it will be over soon. The month of mercy will soon be gone and who knows if we will get a chance to be blessed by it again. Make sure you take advantage of it as much as you can and make lots and lots of dua! 

I came across a great dua:

Oh Allah, bestow on me the blessings of Laylatul Qadr, change my affairs from being difficult to being easy, accept my repentance, forgive my sins and decrease my burdens, O the most Compassionate with His righteous servants. Ameen!

Please, also, if you have the time, then dua for my sister and brother in law that their affairs be made easy for them and for a friend of mine named Sheba. She is also going through very difficult times. 

Reported by Abu Daw'ud and Tirmidhi:
"The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by one Muslim for another in his absense."

The Propher (saw) said:
"Whenever you make a supplication (dua) for another believer and he is not present, the angels will say, 'and same to you.'"

So please do make dua and may Allah (swt) give you lots of rewards in return and grant you your duas as well. Ameen! 

Until next time...

Friday, August 27, 2010

My Hijab Story: Published on IGIC

Good afternoon all!

Just wanted to thank you all for your advice about my halaqa! I love having this blog because everyone is so friendly and helpful, Mashallah. May Allah (swt) grant you all Jannat! Ameen!

And most importantly, my hijab story that I recently wrote, was published on I Got It Covered! YAY! You can check it out here: Journey Back to Hijab.

Inshallah it is able to benefit you!


Oh...and tonight is my halaqa! Pray that it goes well! 

Until next time...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Help Needed!

Salam Ladies,

I have a big favor to ask. I have been asked to do a short halaqa (Islamic talk) at the Masjid. I have to discuss how women can keep their Iman (faith) high and stay strong in their deen, while they are on their period.

Since we cannot pray and fast, we often feel disconnected from Allah (swt), especially in Ramadan, and many girls find it hard to keep a close connection with the deen. I wanted to ask you all for any points that you can think of that I could possible share with the group or any articles that I could use as a source.

Alhamdulillah, I do know a few things I will say, but it is pretty difficult to find information on this subject. Any advice or articles would help. The halaqa is for Friday night, so I have about two days to prepare.

May Allah (swt) reward you for your help!

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pakistan Flood: Time for a Change!

The Pakistan flood is something that has been in the news and media for a while now. Surprisingly, the flood has continued since July, showing no signs of slowing down. The flood started out in the the Northwestern region and has now has now stretched 1000 km, reaching Kotri and Hyderabad! Subhanallah, there are more monsoons expected in the next few days.

Today we spoke to family who lives in the area. My cousin told us they have started to evacuate people from Hyderabad and Kotri due to the flood level increasing. They are scared to leave their area, which is still safe currently, however, because people who have left their homes already have been robbed. Their houses have been turned upside down, so if they do get to return, there will nothing left. If they are not hit by the flood, all their belongings will be gone anyway. Subhanallah! 

What is wrong with our people? Allah (swt) is putting them through a major test, a major punishment, and people still do not learn. They do not have khauf (fear) in their hearts! This country is literally being washed away, but its inhabitants refuse to take a lesson. 

While all this is going on, an entire village brutally beat and murdered two boys, while the police watched. The boys bodies were "shown off" to the city and they were then hung upside down! Is it really a surprise that Pakistan is being flooded right now? People are robbing others' homes and campsites where aid is being sent! Does no one have taqwa anymore? 

I am not saying the entire country and its people are horrible, of course. I am Pakistani myself. But many people are corrupt in Pakistan and it seems the corruption is still not being washed away with the flood. People are too focused on Dunya and do not have enough fear. So many people are suffering due the the ignorance and corruption of the few.

This flood is also a test for us, those who are not physically affected by it. We need to show our support and donate. We need to help in whatever way we can. And this should also increase our iman. It should make us grateful for that all that we are blessed with. We should use this to focus our attention to the things that matter.

We chase this dunya, material things that do not matter, and we forget what is important. This world will perish! Our belongings, our families, our homes will perish. Now is the time to seek forgiveness. Now is the time to make a change. Now is the time to focus on your akhira! I sincerely pray that Allah (swt) grants the people affected by this flood patience and grant them health and safety. May He protect them and turn their hearts towards Him and forgive their sins. Ameen!

Until next time....

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

OOTD: Iftar/Dinner Outfit

First of all, thanks to everyone who gave their input about the new template. Most of you seem to like it so I am going to stick with this for a while, but maybe I will change it back if I'm in the mood.

Also, yesterday, we were invited to my uncle's house for iftar and I wore my new outfit. It was a zebra-print, poncho-style salwar kameez and I LOVE it! 



Until next time...

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Template

Just wanted to get your opinion on the new template. That last one started looking a little gloomy so I figured this one was a lot more fun.

What do you guys think? Should I stick with the new pink one or go back to my old black one?

Thanks in advance!

Until next time...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fashion Friendly: Bliss Couture

Ladies,

I am not sure how familiar you all are with Pakistani fashion, but Alhamdulillah, they have managed to create some wonderful, modest, Hijab-friendly looks! The trends right now are very decent and stunning. I'm posting a few photos of outfits I really like and that anyone can purchase! The price range is decent, some more expensive than others.

Bliss Couture is the company. The woman who runs it basically makes replicas of designer outfits at affordable prices. You can find her Facebook Company page here: Bliss Couture.

The absolute wonderful thing about this is that the outfits are CUSTOM MADE to fit you and to look that way you want. Some of the outfits are sleeveless or transparent, but you fill out a form for the outfit you want and you tell them exactly what you want the outfit to look like, so you can add full sleeves, change the colors or add lining so that nothing is see-through. All outfits come with the shirt, pants and a long scarf (dupatta). Also you can choose any style of pants that you want (wide leg, skinny, trouser, etc). This way, the outfit is custom made for your modesty level, which is a hard thing to find nowadays as a hijabi!

You can have them made floor length and wear them as a dress or abaya or have it made shorter and wear it with jeans. It's all up to you. Her prices include stitching and shipping, so they might seem expensive, but you are also getting a lot. Also, if you order more than one, you can bargain with her a little bit more to bring the price down. Simply go to her page and comment on the outfit(s) you like and she will send you an order form, inshallah.

These are some of the outfits I like, but there are A LOT more, so you should definitely click on the link and check it out. Inshallah I plan to order after Ramadan.

Let me know what you guys think and which outfits are your favorites?

Happy Shopping!

*Note: Some outfits don't have prices, but you can comment on her picture and she will let you know how much it costs, inshallah.






$125

$85

$99

$99


$99

$75


$75


$75

$75

       
$175

                                             $124                                                    $124


Both $124



$75


And my favorites:

$99



                                   
$75







Until next time...