Grateful Friday- for Things that Come in Pairs

This Friday, I am grateful for All the things that Allah(swt) has given me in pairs in my body, from organs to muscles and everything else that I am not even aware of but using them regularly. Only one of these things would be an enormous blessing already. But, Allah(swt) sure knows how to make things extra easier and more…

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Winter Clothes- Sorting and Storing for Next Year

Yesterday I started sorting and storing my winter clothes for next year. We are getting more warmer days in the Bay area lately so I decided it’s about time for Spring clothes to see the daylight. I store my un-seasonal clothes in a 18 gallon plastic flat lid tote. I bought mine from Target. Each of my family members gets 1…

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How to Know if You Have Too Much Stuff

We all have stuff. Some of these stuff bring joy and comfort in our lives and some bring frustration and stress. These stuff mostly includes clothes, books, toys, kitchen utensil, school supplies etc. It varies greatly, depending on our habits and hobbies we carry in our lives. So how do you know if you have too much stuff? If you…

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Grateful on Friday

I thought every Friday I’d post something that I am thankful for and today I am going start with this lavender plant that I have on my kitchen window sill. I was at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and saw two carts full of dried up plants that were about to be discarded. I wanted to buy one of…

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Adding Islamic Touch to Your Fireplace Mantel

I love adding the right mix of Islamic accessories to my home. I like to display them everywhere, from sticking a hadith or a dua on my fridge to decorating the fireplace mantel in the living room. You don’t need to own a house to call it a home. We have always been renting and made wonderful memories in all…

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8 Must Know Practical Tips for Hijab Care

I’ve been wearing hijab for a while and tried different types of hijabs since I started adding them to my wardrobe. I like to wear good quality hijabs that last for a long time. The secret to long-lasting hijabs is to take good care of them regularly. Here’s what I do to take care of my hijabs- Know how to…

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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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