The Practice of Mindful Wudu

A fresh mind is so important to add focus to our salah. A mindful prayer calms our anxiety, dissipates our worry and lifts our spirit. We can add focus to our prayer by improving our wudu first. I wanted to do wudu mindfully, where I would take time for each step of wudu. I wanted to clean my body and…

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Chocolate Cupcake

I made these cupcakes for my daughter’s halaqa party. These chocolate cupcakes paired well with vanilla icing and was a hit at the party. Here is the recipe- Ingredients- 3 ounces chocolate chips 1/3 cup cocoa powder 3/4 cup hot coffee ( 1 table-spoon instant coffee mixed in 3/4 cup hot water) 3/4 cup  all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar…

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How to Stop Using a Microwave

We don’t use a microwave in our home. It is convenient to have a microwave around but food cooked or reheated in a microwave may have radiation issues. Microwaves reduce nutrients in food and diminish the quality and taste of food. Food heated in a plastic container can have a toxic amount of BPA or other neurotoxins that are harmful for your…

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Make it- Foaming Hand Soap

We use foaming hand soap in the kitchen and bathrooms.I use the following recipe to make our own foaming hand soap that takes less than 1 minute to make- What you need- A foaming soap dispenser- I purchased mine from Trader Joe’s. Liquid soap- I use either Seventh Generation dish detergent or Dr. Woods castile soap. How you can make…

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How to Tell Fewer Lies

In order to tell fewer lies, you must first find out when and where you lie. It can be tricky and you may find yourself in shock and denial when you realize how often lies stain our lives. Here are some scenarios that may be familiar to you- Your words– You hand your kid a glass of smoothie, reiterating that…

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What I buy from Trader Joe’s

I shop every other week to buy grocery for my family of five people. I do the bulk of my shopping from Traders Joe’s. I also shop from Whole Foods, Sprouts and Safeway. I buy my meat from halal meat shops. So what do I usually buy from Trader Joe’s? Breads- Sandwich breads, tortilla. Butters- Table butter and baking butter. Cheese-…

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Muslim Mom Style- Gracefully Modest

  I like to look graceful and comfortable in my hijab and modest clothes. My personal clothing style is Gracefully Modest. I focus on looking dressed up in comfortable clothes. I prefer a small, good quality wardrobe so I can get ready in a few minutes.looking modest and dressed up. I came up with this style after getting tired of clothes…

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How to Save Money at the Grocery Store

There are three steps to a successfuland  frugal meal planning-1. selecting recipes 2.grocery shopping and 3.prepping and making the meal. Each of these can be broken down into a number of strategies for success in each step. These strategies are keys to making each meal planning into a money-saving, stress reducing and fulfilling endeavor. Here are some ways to a successful…

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Organizing the Spice Cabinet

Not too long ago, a variety of spices used to clutter my kitchen shelves and drawers. I kept adding more spices thinking what if I wanted to make a certain dish and didn’t have it on hand! I had everything from Cream of Tartar to Saffron, yes, the real kind, in my spice cabinet. As life became busier I found…

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Food Storage Solution

I really like storing food in glass jars and containers. I get to reuse my jars and containers and love the way they look. I prefer to shop from bulk bins to avoid using plastic and these are my go to solutions for storing food- Reusing jars and containers– I mostly use big jars and I get them we buy…

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