Eid Catch Up & Aashurah Gift Exchange 2014

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

I have just realized that my post on wishing everyone a blessed Eid Mubarak did not load due to network problems recently.

I do apologies and I hope everyone had a blessed Eid, filled with lots of Barakah, joy and most importantly, following in footsteps of making your own sacrifice, which is your duty, if you are able to afford it.

The most unique thing about Eid for me, was the fact that I got to slaughter my own sheep for the very first time in my life.
Usually my dad does it for all of us, but it was quite an experience and made the concept of sacrifice all the more real for me.

What was your Eid like? I’d love to hear about it, so please do comment and share your experience with fellow readers.

Back to the other part of the topic, Aashurah is coming up.
And for those sisters who would like to take part in it this year, please do send in your Information to me, so I can set it up within the next few days.
Last year’s Gift Exchange was such a success, Alhamdulillah , aside from a hiccup or two.

This year I would love to include children, so if your little ones, or older kids, would like to take part, it would be wonderful.

The information required is as follows:

Name
Age
Address
Contact number and alternative number
Email address
A short note about yourself and 3 types of things you love, or that interest you.

The aim of this once again, is to bring sisters or brothers in Islam, together by getting to know someone from a different area, province or even a different country.
Please note that females will be matched to females and males will be matched to males.

Please do keep in mind that the Postal service in South Africa is yet again on strike… Yes it’s very annoying and totally inconveniences everyone, as everything arrives very, very late, if at all.
If possible, please try and use a courier service.

All emails are to be sent to theturquoisescarf@gmail.com by the 18th of October 2014, insha Allah.

Replies will be sent out by the 22nd of October 2014, if not earlier.

I look forward to all the comments and emails that you send in.

Have a wonderful week further.

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله وبركاته

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My Local Salon

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Welcome to Skin & Body International.

This is the local salon in Lenasia that I go to on a monthly basis.
They’re fast, efficient, and have a professional manner, yet have friendly and warm personalities.

With state of the art technologies helping one attain results fast, you are assured that you are getting value for money.

From manicures, pedicures and facials, to waxing, laser and even massages!

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They’re also promoting weightless and skin tightening treatments.

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There’s always something for everyone.

Monthly specials are announced via email and in advertorials in the local Lenasia Times newspaper or by visiting them in Ext 13, Lenasia.

SAMA’s 11th Annual Jalsah

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اسلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

Tuesday, 26th November 2013 is the 11th Annual Jalsah of SAMA.
And as always, I have always looked forward to it.

This year however, began on a bad note, where at the entrance, the school sells food and drinks, but you aren’t allowed to take it into the auditorium.

So I returned the little one’s crisp, and asked to have the R100.00 worth of food coupons refunded.

Getting into the UJ auditorium, there was adequate seating, in fact more than adequate.

The MC was Nicholas Bixa

The program was as follows:

Opening Qiraat
Welcome Speech by Mr F. Turkman
National Anthems by Grade 4
Welcome to SAMA by Grade 2 A
Lab Pe Aati by Grade 1 B
Act of a Thousand Hands by Grade 2B
Budget Speech by Grade 2 A
Grade 1 Tradition Pot Pourri
Arabic Poem by Grade 3
Whirling Dervishes by Grade 2
Turkish Nazm by Grade 4
Off To Great Places by Grade 3
Chinese Fan Dance by Grade 5
Uhibbuka Rabbi by Grade 3
The Changing Face Of War by Grade5
SAMA News by Grade 4
Vote of Thanks

It was an amazing display of diverse themes.

The Budget Speech was awesome. And was one of my favourite parts of the Jalsah.

I truly admire the staff of the school for all of the effort that they, as well as the students, puts in.
Each year has been more awesome than the last.

As for food, we were starving and thirsty after we left the Jalsah which ended around 10:15pm. We didn’t bother buying from the school, as I was already irritated and not in the mood to deal further with the ridiculousness of it all. And instead we drove to MacDonald’s on the way home and ate at around 11pm that night, finally..