Things I have to Work On

Apr 2, 2017

1.No more living in Fantasy world or watching fantasy movies.Instead take out 30 minutes, recite Quran and Islamic Books. I have to be realistic about this world and ever after, rise and fall of life journey. Should have FAITH in Allah Almighty.
2. No more trying to be sensitive, emotional becoming over ambitious or obsessed but to remain CALM. Be thankful for what positive things I have in my life. Not to remain confused about my personality or decisions. Instead I have to be FIRM.
3. Handle Stress on daily basis by taking out 30 mins each day for my hobby.
4. Need to sleep for 6 hours straight per day and follow holistic body clock way.
5. Exercise (yoga or walk) 150 mins per week.

🍃 Diet
1. Whole Wheat, Brown Rice, Raw Dairy, Eggs, Meat and its organs, Grams and lentils, Chickpeas, Potato with skin, Fish, nuts, figs and Yogurt.
2. Food Supplement
Prebiotic, Probiotic, Enzymes, Antioxidants, Essential Fatty Acids, Cod liver or Primrose oils.
3. Detox only in Spring or Autumn

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DIY Underarm Scented Powder

Mar 16, 2017

I  bought Phitkari Powder (Alum in English?  ) from some herbalist shop in my locality. It can be in hard as well as powdered form. I bought the powdered one. It has no smell itself but it also helps in diminishing underarm smells. Tried and tested. This time I spray Arq e Gulab (Rose Water) over it and it smells so good. Thought I should share it with all my blog followers. It is not a diy from scratch but some home remedy kinda sharing. Hope it is helpful idea for someone looking for natural sunstitute for  branded sprays and all.

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Kitchen Cabinets Organization

Mar 13, 2017

Finally I got the time to reorganize my kitchen cabinets. I first of all got rid of all unnecessary items and tried my best to adopt minimalism (you will now on read this word a lot on my blog these days). The picture is taken from Internet but mine are not that attractive ,maybe will either put sticker or buy new ones some day if it's written in my fate... (who knows!!!)
Anyways I have organised in following categories:
1. 2 shelves for spices
2.1 shelf for baking items and legumes
3.1 shelf for tea items
4. 2 shelves for main dishes.
5. 1 shelf for guest serving crockery
6. 1 shelf for thermos and trays
7. 1 shelf for food containers and family lunch boxes.
8. 1 shelf for disposable plates,spoons and glasses etc (if there is shortage of water in building or I am too busy (or in no mood) to wash dishes.
9. 2 shelves for machinery
10. 2 shelves for pots
11. 1 shelf for pans and plastic bowls/strainers etc
12. 1 shelf for oils and sprays etc
Now in drawers:
a. 1 drawer for cooking spoons and related items.
b. 1 drawer for gadgets
c. 1 drawer for plastic bags and storage bags
d. 1 drawer for wholesale soaps, toothpastes, sponges and dishcloths
e. 1 drawer for bakhoor items, pen and paper

Oh while listing all these I do realize that this sounds like as if I have lot of stuff in kitchen but believe me ... I have LESS of everything plus It is easier to know where EXACTLY is something instead of digging in shelf for various things.

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Whats Up???

Feb 18, 2016

Assalam Alaikum

It has been long long time when I last posted here. Things have changed a lot. My love for blogging was not diminished but life was taking its toll. I am now a mother of another child and now I have 2 kids.Alhmadulillah. Children demand so much of our time and it is of course their right to seek our attention. We ourselves love and enjoy everyday seeing them grow.I do am really sleep deprived and was too much out of shape but trying my best to reduce baby weight slowly. There is lot to talk about but my elder child is calling me. See you after short break with lot of topics coming their way from my mind.

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3 Unbelievingly simple Parenting Ideas

Sep 4, 2014

1. Children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent.
If they’re going through a particularly challenging time, it’s a minimum of 12 a day. This doesn’t have to be a big deal; it could be the straightening of a collar, a pat on the shoulder or a simple hug.
2. Each day, children need one meaningful eye-to-eye conversation with a parent.
It is especially important for babies to have that eye contact, but children of all ages need us to slow down and look them in the eyes.
3. There are nine minutes during the day that have the greatest impact on a child:
the first three minutes right after they wake up
the three minutes after they come home from school
the last three minutes of the day before they go to bed
We need to make those moments special and help our children feel loved.
These are simple, right? Nothing really earth-shattering here.
But try it for a month.
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Save Time in Cooking and Spend More Time with Allah

Jul 2, 2014

I liked this post on facebook so sharing here:
For the women who will be cooking this Ramadan, don't cook anything extra,in fact meals should be more simple. Simply put, the whole aim of Ramadan is gaining taqwa and you can't do that if you don't feel the pain of hunger. Don't waste your precious time standing for hours in the kitchen.
πŸ’Tips for time utilization in relation to food:
πŸ’1- Search fun,simple and quick recipes now and save them for Ramadan. It took me a long time to find quick,simple and good recipes but it was time well spent.
πŸ’2- Try and do meals that depend on putting something in the oven or slow cooker that doesn't necessarily need you standing there.
πŸ’3- Limit frying as much as possible. It wastes time and is not healthy anyway.
πŸ’4- Kids breakfast,lunch and snacks during the day should be healthy but choose no cooking options. Plenty of raw fruit and veggies, healthy smoothies,sandwiches....etc.
πŸ’5- Limit extra sweets, so you don't cook more and more importantly so we actually feel what poor people go through.
πŸ’6- Minimize extravagant outings ,meals at restaurants...etc for the same reason above,save the money towards giving charity. Ramadan isn't about more food , it should be the opposite. We should hardly care about it except to give us energy to continue.
πŸ’7- Explain your plan to your husband/kids so everyone knows what to expect, ask for their support and to make this Ramadan about paradise NOT the kitchen.
πŸ’8-Minimize having guests over or going to dinner, and if you do try and make it so everyone going makes a dish so not one person is left with all the cooking to do. If you have gatherings try and get some spiritual benefit out of it even if you just share one hadith with them.
πŸ’9- Don't forget to put an intention while cooking that you are making iftar for a fasting person,even if it is your husband and children.
πŸ’10- Listen to a lesson or quran while cooking. Or simply just make any zikr, try not to waste any time.
πŸ’11- Cook meals now and freeze them if possible. Even if it's something simple like for example you are making a meal with mince, make extra and freeze half. Later on just boil some spaghetti, add red sauce and the frozen mince and you have a meal.
πŸ’12- DON'T waste any food,eat leftovers and don't cook any new meals unless you have finished the previous one.
πŸ’13- Try not to cook every day and cook for at least 2 days in advance. Remember it's NOT about the food.
I personally know people who have died recently and missed out on this opportunity to start over and reconnect with Allah. We pray that we all make it to Ramadan and benefit from it, Aameen.
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Ramadan Kareem

Jun 30, 2014

Alhamdulillah millions that Allah Almighty gave us chance to be a part of this Ramadan too. So many people left us and we shouldn't forget to remember them in our duas. Life is short and we should try our best to give our 100% to our fasts and dedication to Allah this Ramadan. So was my intention. I wanted to know productive ways to make the best out of what I can to dedicate to Allah. 

I am glad to share with you all that I found this great planner. I am loving it and wanted to share with you all. May Allah Almighty Bless the team who made this Productive Journal.

Here is the link and a mini gift from my side to all.

p.s. The ULTIMATE one is free and what I am using.

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Aim of Life?

May 22, 2014

I realize I am so late to coming back to blog, but this is what irritated me whole year, I was having postpartum depression, re organizing home after 2.5 year of pregnancy and being a new mom break, some health issues and what irritated me the most was...I was thinking a lot about my aim of life...
I was giving no time to Quran, not reading Islamic stuff, whatever I learned from the Tafseer course before marriage, I was forgetting all. I heard lot of deaths (wont call sudden as death is always a sudden happening, it doesn't warn us before coming). I had this fear (thanks to postpartum depression too) that what if I am also going to die right away and am not regular in prayers, out of touch with Allah and His Religion, just spending days like an animal (no aim...spending days like a machine...) I was  fearful, I was having bad panic attacks, so first thing I tried was sharing my feelings with a friend who herself got panic attacks, she was helping me a lot, but the REAL CHANGE was when I started getting regular to prayers, I don't know if I was saying prayer with full concentration but I was trying my best. I also asked for online consultation from Islamic site and my teacher there used to chat with me on skype and through email and made me realize I won't feel OK until unless I get closer to Allah. She didn't force me but invited me to join her online Tajweed and Tafseer classes. When I found myself being closer to Allah and to be regular to prayers, I found peace.
Our Aim of life is to spend it in a way ALLAH and His Prophet (SAW) thought us. People look for meditation, I suggest Muslim Sisters, that be it 5 minutes, but give some time to Allah, share your thoughts with Allah and no one on this world can help you as we are Human Beings and we are not strong enough to give perfect peace of mind and soul while Allah Almighty can. I am short of words, my daughter can just be awake when she hears the noise of keyboard. Just wanted to share my personal experience with you all.
Alhamdulillah in this world when everyone asks for money, there still are people who do something for the reward NOT from the human beings BUT from Allah. Ar Rajaa is the right place and I am thankful to Allah who made things easier for me with His help I found the peace. I am still not honest in prayers, but I am trying my best to say them regularly. Plus whenever you feel panic attack, just be reminded that is is from Shaitan, and he wants to drag your attention, be positive, we all know we have to die, so just be closer to Allah, and share everything with HIM only and you will find peace, make lot of duas when false thing comes to mind.

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Recipe Failure?

May 6, 2013
How it feels like when you are perfect in some recipe and you get appreciation from people for making such a yummy are fully confident when making it again and... the recipe turns into a DISASTER? and still you have to feed people? Well the embarrassment is what I am feeling right now. I made kheer or you can say Rice Pudding. It is the most easiest recipe on earth as newly brides in our culture are told to prepare it the first time when they start working in a kitchen as it is No Fail recipe but look at me :(...I dried it all while having a cup of tea.
Wow hubby just came and told me my brother in law (husband's elder brother) liked it...
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Acidity and Heart Burn

Apr 7, 2013

Acidity and heartburn are due to presence of too much
acid in the stomach that causes exasperation of the
gastrointestinal casing. This causes a blazing pain. When
this excessive acid leaks back into the throat this
inflames and the reaction of heartburn is produced.

Causes of Acidity and Heartburn~
The following circumstances can create excessive acid in
stomach causing acidity and heartburn.
•Consumption of rich and spicy foods

•Eating speedily, very fast devoid of proper chewing

•Eating hurriedly while beneath stress

•Inappropriate sleep

•Alcohol utilization (prohibited for Muslims).

•Pregnant women may undergo because when the baby grows, the uterus exerts force on the digestive area

•Overweight people may bear because of unnecessary
pressure on their digestive tract.

Natural treatment of Acidity & Heartburn~
> Bananas have defensive action against the acidity and
heart burn. Eating a banana every day will stop such

•Obtain a mixture of 2 tsp of normal apple cider vinegar
and 2 tsp raw honey in a glass of water earlier than
meals. One of the well liked home remedy for acidity.

•Stay away from fried foods, pickles, hot spicy foods,
vinegar, and chocolate

•Stay away from raw salad of vegetables like onion, cabbage, radish, and peppers

•Keep away from unripe high pectin fruits, such as unripe
apple. But ripe apple such as delicius apple or fuji apple
may help out

•Grind up the food properly. Do not consume in hurry

•Do not bounce meals. Do not keep great gap between meals. This produces gas / current of air.

•Drink lots of water, at least 8 glasses each day

•Do not eat just previous to going to bed

•End smoking and cut down on alcohol
Home Remedy for Acidity

•A good Home Remedy for Acidity is to chew up a few basil (tulsi ) leaves to obtain relief from blazing, nausea
and gas

•Stay a small part of jaggery (gur) in your jaws and
slowly suck it. Repeat it each hour till acidity subsides.
One of the best home remedies for acidity.

•Eat watermelon, banana or cucumber each hour. 

•Eat a few almonds when your experience heartburn
symptoms. This is good Home Remedy for Acidity

•Gulp coconut water 4-5 periods a day.

•Drink a glass of cold milk for quick relief of heartburn
and acidity

•Drink fresh mint juice gradually after meals. This remedy
is best Home Remedies for Acidity

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Need Suggestions...

Assalam Alaikum...

I wanted you all to know that I also do reviews on products which are halal and not vulgar. You can check the tab "Glowing Pearlz" above. Actually that link itself is a separate blog which my sister designed for me. I want your suggestions that should I keep that blog separate or do reviews on this same page?
Here is the link again...
Glowing Pearlz

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Time Management

Mar 18, 2013

I am being a night owl since weeks and it really sucks. I really feel bad about it later and wanted to manage my time.We , the Muslims, should never say that WE ARE BORED.... we have to utilize our time and use our health and energy for our religion and for the basis Allah has sent us for. No human being is send to this Earth without any duty he/she has to perform and these all words are fact of life and hence I feel ashamed of how I am misusing my energy and time in really useless ways.
While googling through the net, I found a best idea here and am so much impressed that how easy and well illustrated way the writer has described the Time Management Tips.
1. Analysing the Time: For this we have to take record in our diary about how we spend our daily routine even realizing how much time we MOSTLY waste on certain stuff.

2. Cutting Back unproductive demands: Now by taking note of what we really do each day and seeing a list of our noted activities, we can find it easy to cut back un productive demands, e.g. browsing on net for so much time, back biting, etc etc.We should not cut back on THINGS RELATED TO ALLAH and ISLAM.

3. Aiming to complete the task at large chunk of time: (I am copying here what the ebook says):

Isn't it annoying when you are working really hard on something, and you really get into it (sometimes called being in 'The Zone'), only to be interrupted by a phone call or an e-mail or text alert?! This third tip basicallysays that you should try to block o" time in large chunks (some people suggest that 90 minutes is the 
maximum they can concentrate at one time, but that's 90 minutes of uninterrupted time). This technique will help you achieve much more by doing less, simply because you're more focused on one task at a time. Doing one task in an hour, will end up taking you 4 hours if you are interrupted every 10-15 minutes. To help you block your time, please refer to the Taskinator on our website.

The Taskinator: helped me divide time into four aspects; a)Islam b)Family c)Work and d)Personal Development.
I could, instead of writing this whole topic in details, share ONLY the link of ebook but who knows if the link is not available later I thought better to present my own views in shadow of this ebook too. 

So sisters please pray I organize my time accordingly. Ameen.
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