Secret Sister and Secret Brother Gift Exchange For Aashurah

اسلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

Hi everyone

I just have a few words to say today, Jazakallahu khairan, thank you to all those who have taken part in the #SecretSister and #SecretBrother Aashurah Gift Exchange!

All emails were sent out earlier this afternoon, and were drawn at random.

Next year, in Sha Allah ( God Willing), I will run one for the kids as well as adults!

I sincerely hope that you all enjoy shopping or making the ideal gift and that the receiver appreciates your efforts.

Don’t forget to pen a little note if you like.

This day is truly like a mini celebration and families should always try to spend sometime together on this day, whether they are exchanging gifts or not.

Please remember me in your duas.

Once again, thank you for your participation, the response exceeded my expectation!
I had fun putting everything together and pairing up everyone.
May we go even bigger in years to come in Sha Allah, aameen.

For now, I’m going to put on my thinking cap, and look for another amazing interactive idea for all you fabulous ladies and gentlemen! And the kiddies too!!

If you have any ideas, please share in the comments section, or email me.

I have quite a few posts to share soon, so be on the look out!

Until next time,

وسلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

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Aashurah Gift Exchange

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السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

Dear bloggers

I realize that this is a bit late but I’ve recently just had an interesting idea on how to make this Aashurah unique.

As we know, Islamically gift giving is encouraged as it strengthens ties with kith and kin.

It is my idea that this year and hopefully, انشاالله in future years to come, that we take the initiative to follow upon this sunnah.

What I am proposing is a ‘ Secret Sister’ for females to exchange gifts, and for men, you will have a ‘Secret Brother’.

The idea is that, if you do sign up for this, you will send in an email to theturquoisescarf@gmail.com, containing your name, gender , blog name, full postal address and a short description of your likes/ hobbies.

I will then pair up sisters separately and brothers separately, and forward you the name and address of the person who is your ‘Secret Sister’ or ‘Secret Brother’.

This is purely for the pleasure of Allah, and I ask you to please fulfill your part in sending the gift with, perhaps a note containing contact details so the receiver may thank you.

In this way, may we be able foster and strengthen ties with one another and perhaps even become good friends and better sisters/ brothers within Islam انشأ الله.

I look forward to your participation.

Let’s make this Aashurah, a unique one.
This is open to all participants from around the world.

Must Reads: To Find A Bride & To Find A Groom

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Salaam & hi

Where to begin??

A few days ago I was made aware of a rather interesting story by a man looking for his bride.

To Find A Bride
It’s about a journey he undertook in seeking ‘the one’ that has led him on some ….. shall we say ‘interesting’ meetings… Lol.
This is all about a South African Indian man, and ladies please have a read. I’ve actually learned quite few things about a man through this story.
Yes, it’s based on Indian cultural traditions as well as Islamic traditions.
The author is Muhammed Ismail.
He’s on Facebook as well as on twitter : @tofindabride #tofindabride

To Find A Groom
The 2nd part from the view of a girl seeking a groom is written by Tasneem Basha.

In this part, we see the flip version of the woman seeking her groom.
The reality of how easily a woman can get hurt, all thats expected of her and how she carries on seeking the man who will be her husband after facing some trials, disappointments and rather funny situations are well written and expressed by the authoress.

Men, you should read this especially if you’re seeking a bride!

Tasneem is an awesome authoress, is a close friend and quite well known for her local workshops and talks.

She’s on Facebook as well as in twitter : @tasoo #tofindagroom

Have a read and don’t forget to post your comments!

Ma’as salaama for now… Bye for now 😉