Blog Update

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

Hi everyone, how are you all doing?

This post is an update on the blog and the reason for it is because I have pretty much lost a few years worth of work due to my previous web hosting company.

It really broke my heart to realize that so many beautiful posts that I worked really hard on were lost because they were beyond negligent and insisted on deleting databases etc from my blog.

Taken from the Internet

However, I managed to recover the first few years of my work and I plan on starting over again. The current posts shall be archived and some new and interesting things will be coming your way soon.

During the pandemic and more so in the last few weeks especially, I managed to somewhat restore my site, however it’s still not perfect or where I would like it to be.

In the mean time, I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to all of my subscribers and I will continue to bring you interesting posts from food to Islamic lifestyle and travel.

Keep well & keep safe,


A New Year: Are You Up To The Challenge Of 2015?

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

It’s a new year… I think I’m still kind of trying to wrap my mind around that because it feels unreal…
Time is moving so fast that I guess we don’t actually realize it… Or should I say I don’t…?!

I just got notified by WordPress that it’s my 4th Bloggerversary!!! Woohoo!!!

I get shocked each time I receive such notices.
But then I get such a happy feeling to know that I have so many wonderful people I can share things with. ( Shoutout to all my fabulous subscribers!)
It’s quite rather awesome!!

Well, as the holiday season draws to a close and many matriculants have just received their results, I would like to just say congratulations to each and every one of you.
This is just the beginning of your journey and I sincerely pray that you go on to achieve great things in life.
Always remember though, what is right for someone else, may not be right for you, so don’t be disheartened, but rather look upon your trials as a challenge and work to achieve your goals.


I expect this year to be full of challenges for myself and I really believe that everything is going to change for the better.

For myself, a new job, an adventure, some new challenges and accomplishing four of my dreams are what is on my list to achieve.

I no longer believe in resolutions but in goals in which I can really achieve.

For example, I have been on Herbalife for a few months now, and I can really see the difference in how my body has changed, and I can feel the difference in how my energy levels are. Of course exercise n eating healthier counts towards that feeling too, but I can honestly say, I haven’t felt this good in …. Ever!
So.. I’m already on my way to completing my weight loss goal.

Being more organized is also on my list.
I’ve already begun working on this and not only does it help me but it helps those around me too.
Whether this is for work or at home or for an event, organization really is important.
For me, staying organized is a challenge but I plan on sticking to it every day!

There’s so much one can achieve when one is inspired to.

Are you up for the challenge 2015 brings?
If so, what are some of your challenges?

To My Sister, With Love: The Interview With Sister Fathima

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

The following is an interview with Sister Fathima Mohamed. She is the lady with whom the campaign for Syria began.

Questions asked by me are marked R and the answers by Sister Fathima are marked F.

R: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Sister can you tell me how the campaign all began and who began it?

F: Wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. It was after watching a documentary on the Christian missionaries working in Jordan and trying to convert the Syrian women. Thats where the idea of the letters came from. Since its almost impossible for most of us ladies to go there, I thought why don’t we write and tell them, show them our love and support.

The pack was something I added since its personal, something all women need no matter what, and it creates that bond of sisterhood.

Sister Shakera Jina came up with the with the name:
To My Sister, With Love.

Naseema Moolla did the write up for me and my sisters, Mariam Moola, Saadya Laher and Shakera Jina..also Aamena Jassat helped get most of the drop off points. So basically it was all these ppl that kicked off the campaign.

R: Can volunteers get involved and what should they do or who can they contact?

F: Contact persons for volunteers:
Fathima Mohamed-0765621304,
Mariam Moola-0847860405 or
Nureen Jina -0731144040.

R: How would you define sisterhood?

F: ‘The essence of sisterhood bound not by the ties of blood, daughters, sisters, wives, mothers but strengthened by the ties of Imaan (faith).
Colour cannot shake us, language cannot break us,
boundaries cannot separate us,
across oceans, rivers and seas, across deserts,
mountains and valleys,
we laugh the same laugh, weep the same tears,
struggle in the same cause,
united by one battle cry,
La ilaha illallah muhammad-ur rasulullah.’
My friend gave me her t shirt and it had this quote!

The link is an interview done by sister Ammara of Radio Islam with sister Fathima:

Click Here For The Interview

A special thank you to all the amazing ladies that participated in the campaign and contributed the hygiene packs or towards the packs. May Allah reward you all for your efforts.

Please remember our Syrian brothers and sisters in your duas as well as the Ummah at large, especially where they are going hardships. May Allah grant them strength to persevere and withstand and may He make things easy for all insha Allah.

From both Sister Fathima & Rubina from The Turquoise Scarf.

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته