Solidarity With Palestinians!

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

With Gaza constantly under attack by the Zionists of Israel, it is time for us all to take a stand.

When I say all, I mean all of us as humanity. It doesn’t matter if you’re Black, White, Coloured, Indian, Arab, Asian, European, etc, nor does it matter whether you’re Muslim, Christian, Catholic, Tamil, Hindu, Jewish, or even Athiest, etc.
Killing of men, women & children, detaining them for no reason, beating them, etc, should NEVER be OK with anyone.

The fact that Jerusalem is sacred to the 3 major religions of the world should be something that draws us closer to one another, not separate us further.

If your heart aches even a little bit for the suffering felt by these people, please attend the rally.

And if you are unable to attend it, please forward this message further so that everyone becomes aware of what’s happening in Gaza, insha Allah.

If you are in Twitter follow:

@BDSmovement
@BDSsouthafrica
@IsraelWC1
@POWER987News
@MRN1SA
@PalestineTV

في أمان الله

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Halaal Nail Polish

اسلام عليكم و رحمةالله وبركاته

With fashion playing such a huge role in many a Muslimah’s life, companies have begun to come up with ways to entice us with the wearing of nail polish.

Now we know as Muslims, that nail Polish is not allowed due to the fact that it prevents water from touching the cuticles and the nail itself.

As a common everyday person, it is my understanding that 90% of things that adheres to another thing, has a bonding agent and in order for the bonding agent to do its purpose, it needs to be water proof.

So I got a bottle of both ‘halaal’ nail polishes, one by Inglot and one by Aquarelle, and I’ve done a simple home test on toilet paper.

After applying 2 coats of nail polish on to the toilet paper, as is instructed on the boxes, I let it dry thoroughly.

I then applied some water droplets on to the painted areas and waited to see if it would penetrate the nail polish.
And I waited… And waited … And waited…

About an hour and 15 mins later, the drops had dried up.

It did not penetrate through the nail polish at all.

So my dear sisters, I beg of you to not put your imaan, cleanliness and accepted prayers at risk.

I know some people will disagree with my findings, and that’s fine.

But this is the proof I needed. And I got it.

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.