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It's that time of the year where 30 deeds, 30 days charts start coming out and we thought we'd help you out and share some with you! Remember sharing this in Ramadan is a deed in itself and all actions are judged by there actions!

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By Afia R Fitriati

  1. Say ‘Alhamdulillah’ when you wake up, because each day of our life is a blessing to not be taken for granted.
  2. Make du’a for our Syrian, Palestinian, and Rohingya brothers and sisters. While we have the luxury of choosing our iftar menu, they may not have anything to eat at all.
  3. Smile and lift someone’s spirits.
  4. Memorise a verse from the Qur’an. There is an ocean of blessings and knowledge in every verse of the Book.
  5. Set up a charity jar. Ask each family member to keep spare change in this jar. At the end of the month, donate the contents to a charity of your choice. This is an especially good exercise to teach children the concept of charity.
  6. Dhikr while you wait. Our mind tends to wander aimlessly while waiting. Make every second count by remembering God’s Glory.
  7. Do some simple good deeds for Mother Earth.
  8. Pray as soon as you hear the adzan.
  9. Pay attention when making wudu. Washing consciously and ensuring that you don’t waste water is an excellent start to a prayer.
  10. Feed an animal, or water a plant.
  11. Turn off the television. Study the Qur’an instead.
  12. Give someone a compliment.
  13. Pray in congregation whenever you can. Do the math: You only need one person to join you in prayer to reportedly elevate its quality by 27 degrees.[i]
  14. Be the first to say salaam when you meet someone.
  15. Invite a non-Muslim to an iftar.
  16. Stay in sujud 30 seconds longer, it’s a moment when you are reportedly closest to God.[ii]
  17. Say good things about someone in her absence.
  18. Send some flowers to your mother.
  19. Share a motivational meme on social media.
  20. Excuse yourself from a potential gossip situation.
  21. Visit your parents.
  22. Visit a sick friend. Or an old friend, if you don’t have a sick friend. Who knows, you might only have one chance left to see that person.
  23. Pick up litter.
  24. Make du’a for a relative who has passed away.
  25. Don’t waste food. Take only what you can eat.
  26. Forgive someone.
  27. Let someone off the hook. Do the dishes or take out the garbage even though it’s not your turn to do those chores.
  28. Say ‘I love you’ to your spouse or family member.
  29. Give a welcome gift to a convert.
  30. Be kind to yourself. Give yourself a pat on the back each time you accomplish a task on this list.

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Two years ago, prior to a sweltering Ramadan, I made a list of all the things I was going to complete. However, by the tenth day, I was be depleted of my imaan boost. After ‘Eid al-Fitr, I looked over my list.

But they seem so easy to accomplish… what went wrong?

I believe the problem was that I aspired to reach so many goals in such a short amount of time without really thinking about the reality of Ramadan. I told myself the deeds & goals I was aspiring to do had to be huge, go big or go home kind of good deeds. I didn’t see the strength in a simple Asalaamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraktuh to my sister on the street or holding the elevator door for someone.

This year, I decided to change things up.
With the help of the Ramadan calendar and the help of Allah ﷻ, I created one good deed per day to strive for. If you are the way I was, just remember that all good deeds — no matter how big or small — all multiplied seventy times during the month of Ramadaan, subhan’Allah.

Without further ado, here is the list of thirty good deeds — each for one day of Ramadan — with ahadith and/or ayaats from the Qur’an.


1st: Smile! Alhamdulillah, we have made it to another Ramadan!

“When you smile to your brother’s face, it is charity.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

2nd: Help your family with chores around the house.
“Cleanliness is half of faith.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

3rd: Go one day without complaining.
“I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allah.” — The Holy Qur’an [12:86]

4th: Pray in the masjid today!
“Prayer in congregation is superior to prayer alone by twenty seven degrees.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

5th: Visit a sick Muslim.
“There is no Muslim who visits a sick Muslim early in the morning but 70 thousand angels send blessings upon him until evening comes, and if he visits him in the evening, 70 thousand angels send blessings upon him until morning comes, and he will have a garden in Paradise.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

6th: Recite the Qur’an. It may be difficult for some & easier for others. For a revert like myself, the recitation of the Qur’an is almost scary due to the idea that our tajweed is not perfected. However…
‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur’an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur’an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim || Book 9, Hadith 994]

>7th: Say your salams! Do you ever stop and think that the greeting that we use daily is something we get rewarded for? Yeah, neither did I. Subhan’Allah!
The Prophet ﷺ also explained the reward earned by the one who says salaam, as was reported by al-Nisaa’i in ‘Aml al-yawm wa’l-laylah (368) and al-Bukhaari in al-Adab al-Mufrad (586) and by Ibn Hibban (493). They reported from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a man passed by the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ whilst he was sitting with some others, and said “Salaam ‘alaykum (peace be upon you).” The Prophet ﷺ said, “[He will have] ten hasanaat (rewards).” Another man passed by and said “Salaam ‘alaykum wa rahmat-Allaah (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah).” The Prophet ﷺ said, “[He will have] twenty hasanaat.” Another man passed by and said “Salaam ‘alaykum wa rahmat-Allaahi wa barakaatuhu (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings).” The Prophet ﷺ said, “[He will have] thirty hasanaat.”

8th: Donate to a charity of your choosing!
“Spend (in charity) out of We have bestowed for their sustenance secretly and openly ; and turn off evil with good: for such there is the final attainment of the (Eternal) Home.” — The Holy Qur’an [13:22]

9th: Revive a Sunnah!
“Verily, whoever revives a tradition (sunnah) from among my traditions which has died after me, then he will have a reward similar to whoever acts upon it without taking anything away from their rewards.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

10th: Feed a fasting person.
“Whoever feeds the person who is breaking his fast, he will have his reward (for his fasting) without decreasing anything from the reward of the fasting person.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

11th: Spend time with your younger siblings. To you, you’re just one person in the world. To them, you are the world. Teach them to pray, read Qur’an with them, give them all your attention. They’ll remember these times and be grateful for them.

“None of you [truly] believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

12th: Show your kindness to everyone, including animals. Simply giving a few birds a piece of bread or a thirsty dog some water will benefit you!
“Whoever is merciful even to a sparrow, Allah will be merciful to him on the Day of Judgment.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

13th: Spend your day solely in remembrance of Allah. Find a quiet place (your room, the masjid, sitting under a tree, etc.) and remember Allah and all He has done for you.
“So remember Me, and I shall remember you; and be grateful unto Me, and deny Me not.” — The Holy Qur’an [2:152]

14th: Invite a friend to the masjid for prayer. Ramadaan is the month where those who never prayed may start praying; however, they may fear ridicule and be labeled as a ‘Ramadan Muslim.’ Invite them & be kind.
A man asked Sheikh Muhammad al Ghazali:
“What is the ruling of a person who doesn’t pray?”
‎He said:

“The ruling is that you take him with you to the Masjid.”

15th: Share your knowledge! Each day we learn something good or some new deed. If we share this with others, we will get the same reward.
“Whoever guides [another] to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

16th: Visit your grandparents! It is such a blessing to have grandparents. Give them a visit to show you love and care about them. It will mean the world to them!
“Whoever wishes that his provision be increased and his age lengthened, let him maintain the ties of kinship.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

17th: Forgive others and, most importantly, yourself. It may be incredibly difficult, but the reward is immense. After all, “do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? (The Holy Qur’an [24:22]). If your Lord could forgive you for your previous sins, forgive yourself. It will take so much off of your shoulders.
“Whoever does not show mercy will not be shown mercy.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

18th: Pay it forward! A selfless act shows compassion, love, and above all: that you are making a difference in this worldly life. With these acts, there’s no doubt you might make someone’s day.
“Never will you attain righteousness until you spend (give) from that which you love. And whatever you spend (give), indeed Allaah is Knowing of it.” — The Holy Qur’an [3:92]

19th: Help keep your environment clean! Removing litter from the Earth that Allah has created will surely benefit you.
“Removing harmful things from the road is an act of charity (sadaqah).” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

20th: Learn one name of Allah and invoke Him with it. Al-Asma-ul-Husna are the 99 Most Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah.
“Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

21st: Stand in prayer on Laylatul Qadr. The 21st of Ramadaan begins the last ten nights of Ramadaan and the first odd night. It has been reportedthat one of the odd nights in the last ten days could be Laylatul Qadr!
“Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power) is better than a thousand months.” — The Holy Qur’an [97:3]

22nd: Take care of your body. Pamper yourself after a long day of fasting with a relaxing bath or a cup of tea & the recitation of the Qur’an from your favorite reciter.
“…Verily, your body has a right over you…” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

23rd: Volunteer! At a soup kitchen, at your masjid, at a homeless shelter, an animal shelter — even tutoring a child for no pay.
“…and help one another in goodness and piety…” — The Holy Qur’an [5:2]
“…do good – that you may succeed!” — The Holy Qur’an [22:77]

24th: Donate used Islamic books to your local masjid! Give the gift of knowledge to another person who is seeking it. You will be rewarded, in’shaa’Allah.
“When the son of Adam dies, all his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, knowledge from which others may benefit after he is gone, and a righteous son who will pray for him.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

25th: Write a letter to someone who has made a difference in your life, regardless of how big or small.
“The most beloved people to Allah are those who are most beneficial to the people. The most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or to remove one of his troubles, or to forgive his debt, or to feed his hunger.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

26th: Compliment others with sincerity!
“A person may say a word that is pleasing to Allah and he may not think much of it, but Allah will, (because of that word), bestow his pleasure upon him on the Day of Judgment…” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

27th: Perform I’tikaaf! Many masjids have i’tikaaf for youth. It is a beautiful night of prayer & halaqas.
“Whosoever for Allah’s sake did even one days i’tikaaf, Allah would keep him away from Jahannam by trenches.” — Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

28th: Make ‘Eid cards for family & friends. Consider finding Islamic charities that list families & children to send ‘Eid cards to. It’ll certainly put a smile on their face :]

29th: Invite a convert for iftaar! Ramadaan can be an incredibly lonely time for converts. And if you are a convert, find other converts to have iftaar with.

30th: Pay your Zakaat al-Fitr!
Ibn ‘Umar reported that the Messenger ﷺ ordered them to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr before the people went out to perform the’`Eid prayer. Nafi‘ reported that’`Umar used to pay it a day or two before the end of Ramadan.

In’shaa’Allah this Ramadaan calendar & its extra resources benefit you all throughout this blessed month!

Here's a few for the Kids!

3o Deeds suggested by In the Play room

  1. Bake and give food to a neighbour
  2. Donate money to a charity of your choice
  3. Help your parents with some extra house work or chores
  4. Teach something beneficial to a younger sibling or younger family friend
  5. Recite, or listen to, an extra page of Quran today
  6. Donate to a food bank
  7. Choose some of your old toys or clothes that are in good condition, and bring them to a charity shop
  8. Make sure to smile at everyone today! (Smiling is sadaqa)
  9. Make a card or note to tell someone you love and appreciate them
  10. Pick up rubbish from the street and put it into the bin
  11. Look out for someone lonely at school, and make time to talk and play with them
  12. Make dua specially for someone
  13. Go a day without complaining
  14. Let someone go ahead of you in a line
  15. Reuse paper when you’re drawing, make an effort not to waste water when washing, and be sure to recycle any packaging instead of throwing in the bin
  16. Read to a younger sibling or friend
  17. Extra tasbeeh: Say alhamdulillah 100 times, and reflect on blessings in your life that make you say “alhamdulillah”
  18. Visit somebody in hospital
  19. Find opportunities to give genuine compliments throughout the day, and make someone smile
  20. Give salam to as many people as you can today!
  21. Extra tasbeeh: Say subhanallah 100 times, and reflect on the wonderful things in the world that make you say “subhanallah”
  22. Sponsor an orphan
  23. Help parents with laundry
  24. Call grandparents for a chat
  25. Lend books to a friend
  26. Pray in the mosque today
  27. Buy a gift and give it to a loved one
  28. Explain to a non Muslim friend about why we fast during Ramadan
  29. Treat an animal with extra kindness
  30. Make an effort to learn something new today

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30 children’s activities for ramadan

listed here are 30 ramadhan activities
from all over the web
in one place.

if you appreciate this
gathering of information,
make dua’ for my family and i
that our sins are forgiven this ramadhan, inshaAllah!

  1. sight the moon

    try to sight the moon from a elevated location in your neighborhood.
    memorize and say the dua for sighting the new moon.

  2. review the pillars of islam

    recycle paper towel or toilet paper rolls to create the five pillars of islam.
    http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/pillars-of-islam-lesson-plan/

  3. good deeds calendar

    make a calendar of good deeds that children can do everyday.
    they can be as simple as hugging a sibling or eating everything on their plate at dinner.
    SmartArk has an cute, colorful printable good deeds Ramadan calendar.
    http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/good-deeds-calendar-lesson-plan/

  4. star and crescent cookies

    bake star and crescent sugar cookies for your neighbors and attach a little note about ramadhan.
    http://ramadanjoy.com/peace-cookies/

  5. sadaqah jar

    make and decorate a sadaqah jar or box from, for example, an empty pasta sauce jar or tissue box.
    collect coins from around the house, in the neighborhood, or allowances.
    give it to a needy person at eid.

  6. fasting chain

    use construction paper to cut strips and make a fasting chain for the family or each person fasting.
    you can make 29/30 strips to countdown or add on a strip a day.

  7. prepare to break the fast

    give your child the responsibility to fill a small dish with dates each evening and distribute the dates to each fasting person at iftar.

  8. pillowcase prayer rugs

    decorate a pillow case with fabric paint.

  9. make your own dhikr beads

    use string and plastic beads to make dhikr beads.
    try to remember as many names of Allah as you can.

  10. ka’ba pop-up cards

    make ka’ba pop-up cards for ramadhan or eid to give to friends and family

  11. tin can luminary

    make your own tin can luminary using a can opener, hammer and screwdriver to make the holes.
    light the luminary during the night of lailat alQadr and last 10 nights of ramadan.

  12. moon phase calendar

    there are several variations of varying complexity.
    some even include sewing.
    the most simple one is make a calendar
    from dark-colored paper or poster board
    and cut out the shape of the moon every day.

  13. read books about ramadhan and eid

    check out library books about ramadhan and eid
    or buy them for your own library.

    Ramadan Moon by Naima Bint Robert
    A Party in Ramadan, by Asma Mobin-Uddin
    The White Nights of Ramadan, by Maha Addasi
  14. good deeds list

    make a list of good things that each child wants to do during ramadhan
    then try to do at least one of them each day;
    or help your child keep a list of their own good deeds during ramadhan.

  15. ramadhan drum

    recycle an oatmeal container or coffee can to make a drum to wake up your family for sahoor or use for ramadhan songs and eid celebrations.

  16. light up the house

    string up lights inside or outside the house and turn them on every night at maghrib.

  17. eid costume party

  18. kid’s iftar / sahoor

    let the children plan, shop for, and then prepare suhoor and / or iftar.

  19. make a ramadan bookmark

    since we’ll be reading the entire quran, make a beautiful handmade bookmark to help keep your place.

  20. memorize ayat 2:183

    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

    O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint

  21. memorize the dua’ for breaking the fast

    اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ [وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ] وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ
    O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You [and I put my trust in You] and I break my fast with Your sustenance

    or

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسأَلُكَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ الَّتِي وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ أَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي
    O Allah, I ask You by Your mercy which envelopes all things, that You forgive me.

  22. ramadhan words

    define, write and use these words on a daily basis: sawm, suhoor, iftar, hilal, ramadhan, hijri calendar, eid ulFitr, zakah / zakat ulFitr, salatul taraweeh, ihtikaf

  23. learn about the phases of the moon

    the moon seems to change by dr. franklyn m. branley

  24. read from quran why we fast ramadhan

    AlBaqarah 2:183-5

    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

    أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ فَمَن كَانَ مِنكُم مَّرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ وَعَلَى الَّذِينَ يُطِيقُونَهُ فِدْيَةٌ طَعَامُ مِسْكِينٍ فَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُ وَأَن تَصُومُواْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

    شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ يُرِيدُ اللّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلاَ يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُواْ الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُواْ اللّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ

    O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,

    (Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (With hardship), is a ransom, the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will,- it is better for him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.

    Ramadhan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.

  25. moon and crescent beads

    using craft wire, shape the wire into moon and crescent shapes. add colorful beads. use ribbon to hang from the ceiling.
    from ramadan crafts for kids by dana jadallah and dana amer

  26. ramadhan / eid around the world

    learn about ramadhan / eid around the world.
    celebrate ramadan and eid al-fitr with praying, fasting, and charity
    by deborah heiligman and neguin Yavari
    celebrate ramadan and eid al-fitr with praying, fasting, and charity

  27. ramadhan mosaic suncatcher

    http://www.highlightskids.com/Express/Crafts/Decorations/C1103_ramadanMosaic.asp
    ramadan mosaic suncatcher

  28. make a fanoos

    http://edwomencan.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/ramadan-fanoos-template/
    fanoos

  29. henna hands

    trace your child’s hands on paper. let them put henna on their hands with a red or brown marker.
    http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/celebrate-with-henna-hands-lesson-plan/

  30. enjoy eid ulFitr!

sources and more inspiration:

Free Mini Mu’min Ramadan Kit:
http://www.mini-mumin.com/RK2.html

Free Ramadan Activity Packs and decorations for both Ramadan and Eid:
http://www.smartark.com/1/fun-stuff

Eid Cards, Crafts, Cakes & Cookies from JannahSteps:
http://blog.jannahsteps.com/2011/08/celebrate-eid-with-cards-crafts-cakes-cookies/

30 Days of Ramadan Crafty Challenge from a Crafty Arab:
http://acraftyarab.blogspot.com/2012/03/30-days-of-ramadan-crafty-challenge.html

Fun Stuff to do with your children during Islamic holidays or anytime:
http://ourseeds.tripod.com/activities.html

Day-by-Day Activities for Ramadan
http://tj-ramadan.tripod.com/ramadanlearning.htm

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By Amnah | May 26, 2017

Source: MinimalistBaker   My willpower when it comes to food is not the best (to say the least)…but in Ramadan I like to eat smarter and fuel my body with what it needs so I don’t make the fasts harder for myself. My suhoor is normally a rotation of eggs, weetabix, porridge and leftovers from…

Meet Kentore – The brand redefining modest workwear

By Amnah | May 25, 2017

The Body Shop Ramadan Gift Collection

By AMALIAH WRITES | May 24, 2017

The Body Shop have launched their Eid selection of gifts featuring new scents and packaged in a way perfect for a pampering present.   Their first Ramadan collection was created last year and the gift that always stands out is their Eid Treats collection which is like an advent calendar, giving you a miniature beauty…

#manchesterstrong an open letter by Abu Eesa to the rest of the world

By AMALIAH WRITES | May 23, 2017

Vigil held in Manchester Albert Square I know my beautiful city of Manchester is wounded badly right now but please give me a moment to express the following: Dear Muslims,  We’ve dreaded this moment for ever, the day that terror comes home to our midst as if there wasn’t enough of it in the world…

SHOP: 10 MAXI SKIRTS WITHOUT SLITS

By AMALIAH WRITES | May 23, 2017

Summer maxi skirts have a place in our wardrobe every year. We’ve curated our favourite ones that we think you don’t need to layer, meaning no slits and no funny see through business either. Shop our top picks now. OUR PLEATED PICKS SHOP ALL SKIRTS HERE

SUMMER SKIN HEROES

By Innurbeauty | May 23, 2017

As the summer months approach, it is important to switch up your skincare to prevent sun damage and blocked pores from the heat and humidity! Here’s a breakdown of some of my favourite products for this season to keep your skin fresh and glowing. SPF Sunscreen is a must throughout the entire year, whatever season it…

You can have it all…in a week

By Selina Bakkar | May 22, 2017

This week being part of the GA panel as a moderator really made me think about my own work life balance and the lives we are currently living. The world is moving faster but with Globilisation has also come positive effects like flexible working. There were a few things I learned and here are 10. We…

Responses to 5 “I’m not voting because..” statements by Muslims

By Rumaysah Yunus | May 21, 2017

Responses to 5 ‘I’m not voting because…’ statements I’m not voting because I don’t care about politics:   In reality, voting has little to do with politics, and more to do with your healthcare. Your education. Your housing prices. Your religious freedom. Your children. Your future. Do you care about those things? The people who will…

PICK OF THE WEEK

By Amnah | May 20, 2017

I’m not going to act like this pick of the week is modestly perfect because there is a slightly deep v at the back which means you will probably want to wear something under it. Some things are worth the extra bit of layering effort and this might be one of them.  I actually saw…

Periods and Ramadan…

By Ashiya Mendheria | May 20, 2017

From a young age, whenever I started my period during Ramadan I’d always feel relief – VACATION! A break from fasting! Then I’d be overcome by sheer guilt and a bewildering sense of failure. There were times where I couldn’t even hide my glee at starting my period and even my family noticed too –…

Reflections & Anticipation of Ramadan

By Sekinnat Sanni | May 19, 2017

Article originally published here by Sekinat …شهر رمضان الذي أنزل فيه القرآن هدى للناس و بينات من الهدى و الفرقان ′′The month of Ramadan in which was revealed in the Quran as clear proof for guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong).′′ [Q 2: Vs 185]. Read more of the first part here. Just as there…

Ditch your “friend”

By Selina Bakkar | May 19, 2017

Do you feel like your self-esteem has taken a knock and you don’t value your self? Whilst I am a big believer that we as women do have to work on our selves hugely there can sometimes be external variables that influence our perception of ourselves and thus erode our confidence. Me and a sister…

SHOP NOW: THE KIMONO EDIT

By Amnah | May 19, 2017

Our go to lightweight cover up this season is the kimono. Shop the edit now with our favourite finds from the high street.  SHOP THE LOOK Source: @fashion_by_sen £69.99 TOP PICKS SHOP ALL KIMONOS

2 million voices stand silent at the general election…potentially.

By Laila Ali | May 19, 2017

Thoughts on voting  For me, I didn’t always find it accurate to say that voting was the ultimate way to express a political opinion. Indeed, before reaching the voter age, I had attended my fair share of political demos and had written plenty of dramatic think pieces for the local paper as student correspondent. However,…

This Mama does not cook for her kids: cue shocked face and judgemental comments

By AMALIAH WRITES | May 19, 2017

Saira Siddiqui who blogs under Confessions of a Muslim Mom left some women in the Ummah gobsmacked about her self-confessed dislike of cooking, how dare a Muslim woman dislike cooking! Her approach was refreshing and the approach to ‘arranging’ food to create a meal for her family was liberating for some and allowed us to understand…

E.L.F COSMETICS IN SUPERDRUG UK: Shop 5 UNDER £5

By AMALIAH WRITES | May 17, 2017

Source: @elfcosmetics E.L.F cosmetics has officially arrived in the UK thanks to Superdrug! There are always so many ‘drugstore’ products that you hear about but can’t get your hands on in the UK. E.L.F is probably one of the best brands out there for affordable products, especially when it comes to brushes.  While they do…

SHOP THE LOOK: @IBREATHESHOES

By Amnah | May 17, 2017

  SUMMER PINK RUFFLES IBREATHESHOES

30 Deeds, 30 Days lists are out!

By Selina Bakkar | May 16, 2017

It’s that time of the year where 30 deeds, 30 days charts start coming out and we thought we’d help you out and share some with you! Remember sharing this in Ramadan is a deed in itself and all actions are judged by there actions! We have accounted all the content below to the original source…

AAB RAMADAN COLLECTION 2017

By AMALIAH WRITES | May 15, 2017

It’s an exciting time for modest fashion brands with Ramadan and Eid collections launching. AAB have been teasing us with their sneak peaks of their collection but they have now launched The Heritage Collection for Ramadan which is inspired by islamic art and architecture.   Our top pick is the pink midi dress with a…

Shop: Long Sleeve Glamorous Maxi Dresses

By AMALIAH WRITES | May 15, 2017

Finding a gown to feel glamorous in but not finding anything long sleeve? We know the struggle.. Here are 10 long sleeve gowns that we think are hijab friendly without any slits to be seen. Enjoy! £95 SHOP MORE MAXIS

Eid decorations on Etsy

By Selina Bakkar | May 14, 2017

The last few years we have seen a rise of mainstream brands catering to/capitalising on Muslims, whatever you want to call it. A positive outcome is that Muslim Businesses can use mainstream platforms, like one of our favourites; ETSY.COM. Whilst your local Supermarket or craft shop may have Eid bunting, remember to keep supporting these Muslim…

The Eid Shop Launch: My Top Picks!

By Amnah | May 12, 2017

We’re celebrating the launch of our Eid Shop today! Ramadan is coming Alhamdulillah and we think it’s the perfect time to start planning for your Eid outfit so you don’t need to worry about it during Ramadan.  I keep imagining or hoping that Eid will be a nice summer’s day so I find myself drawn…

Confessions of a convert

By Louise Butt | May 12, 2017

Image Source: Urban Outfitters Deciding to convert to Islam puts you in a ‘group’, there is no doubt. While none of us want to be ‘put in a box’ by others metaphorically, it seems that deciding to think outside of your birth-given ‘box’ can open up a whole can of worms. A ‘minority within a…

Green fingers!

By Selina Bakkar | May 12, 2017

With summer around the corner I love to get out into the garden. Alhamdulilah I have access to my parents garden and plant the usual tomatoes and potatoes as they are easier to grow! Whether you live in a flat or have a garden, herbs are a great way to start your green fingers journey. If…

5 P’S TO PRODUCTIVITY

By Selina Bakkar | May 11, 2017

Have you ever come to work or woken up in the morning with a drive to be productive and just get lots done, to achieve and progress? As the day escapes and time slips away you find you’re not even denting your to-do list and in fact your whole focus has changed? Ramadan is fast approaching and…

Review Time: CHANEL – LE CRAYON KHÔL INTENSE EYE PENCIL

By Sarah Qazi | May 11, 2017

CHANEL – LE CRAYON KHÔL INTENSE EYE PENCIL   SHADE: NOIR 61 When it comes to shopping for eye pencils, there are umpteen types and shades, all which give their own unique style of finish. Although in the past, I have experimented with different colours such as blue, green and brown, my staple eye pencil…

Ramadan…it’s just a game.

By AMALIAH WRITES | May 11, 2017

You may have noticed the picture of me (Selina) and my sister Nafisa on the ‘About’ page, I was heavily pregnant then. Alhamdulillah,  I had a baby boy, Eesa and already have a young daughter, Aishah. Ramadan has definitely changed for me since being a mother. This Ramadan I am not fasting for various reasons but…

SHOP THE LOOK: @ANOUKIGOLD

By Amnah | May 10, 2017

THE FLORAL KIMONO ANOUKIGOLD

The hidden refugee mental health crisis

By Nafisa Bakkar | May 10, 2017

The last few years we’ve seen the rise in awareness around mental health issues, from an increase in mindfulness apps to celebrities speaking out about their own challenges. If we take the example of depression which is currently ranked fourth among the 10 leading causes of the global burden of disease, it is predicted that by…

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