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  • The Pursuit of Happiness

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    Life is an emotional roller coaster filled with ups and downs, turns and curves, bumps and hurdles. Our aim in life is to be happy. All of our current actions are for the most part, for the pursuit of happiness. Education, work, marriage, children, and so many important milestones in life are for one objective. Even research from Harvard suggests that being happy contributes to better health and a longer life.  Sounds easy and great, but Continue reading

  • Fashion Trend - FALL 2016/7

    So fashion week has come and gone for fall 2016. Like always designers gave viewers some outrageous looks that make you think, “Who would ever wear that?!” Eventually these styles will be toned down for the average consumer’s market and will be seen this fall. What is the trend this fall? Lots of reinvented retro and new designs that you will either love or hate. Take a look:

    Bell Sleeves/ Extra Long Sleeves

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    IMHO, I LOVE bell sleeves! So feminine and they make you feel like you’re back in the 17th century. Is this trend practical? Of course not! Wearing bell sleeves or extra-long sleeves may look cool and pretty but try reaching out for a dip of hummus or writing, drawing, or painting wearing it. Very difficult and very messy. So this look is just a look, meant to be worn and seen in, but not to work or eat in. Continue reading

  • Simple Carrot Soup

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    Winter is coming and this soup is a must to keep you warm and increase your & your kid's immunity. You can alter this recipe by adding sour cream.

     

    Makes 4 Servings

     

    Ingredients

    • Cut 3 pcs of butter
    • 1 BIG  chopped onion
    • 1 tsp powder ginger or fresh ginger
    • 3 pcs minced garlic
    • 4 big carrots carrots, peeled, chopped
    • 1 big tomato, chopped
    • 1 chicken / vegetable maggi cube, or 1 cup chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 3/4 litre of water
    •  garnish with cilantro, or shredded carrots.

     

    Preparation

      1. Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add chopped carrots, tomatoes ; sauté 1 minute. Add chicken stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover partially and simmer until carrots are very tender, about 20 minutes. Cool slightly.
      2. Puree soup in batches in blender. Return soup to pot. Mix in lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.)
      3. Bring soup to simmer, thinning with more stock, if desired.

     

     

  • The Four Women of Paradise

     

    The Four Women of Paradise

    We all live our life with a goal to achieve, paradise. When we act according to the command of Allah, we are doing so with a goal in mind. If we please the Almighty then He will please us with a rewarding afterlife and moreover His love and rida (acceptance). That’s the whole point of living in this world as we know it. Those who commit suicide and believe they have no reason to live are gravely mistaken. As Muslims we know we must fulfill what has been commanded on us in the worst and the best of times. But imagine if you didn’t have to worry anymore about attaining God’s mercy and pleasure, knowing that you have achieved it in this world. Four great women did reach this ultimate goal. They all had the highest virtue, ultimate conviction, and greatest unwavering faith. Who were they? Continue reading

  • Fashion Faux Pas

    A long time ago I was visiting family during a cold and rainy winter day in Lebanon. While sitting in a room with about fifteen or so women, an older aunt commented on my clothes. “Who wears white in winter?”  She asked me. “Here in Lebanon, we don’t wear white in winter.” I felt horrified! Continue reading

  • The History of the Head Cover

    In today’s modern secular world, Islamic dress is seen as oppressive to women. Women are seen as submissive and un-free. In Islam we know that this is untrue. Much of this thought is well construed and planned through media outlets. Continue reading

  • Are you a good person?

    Everyone would like to believe that they are a good person. No one will say that they are not, even if they were the most horrible people in the world would probably believe he/she are good. They would have many justifications for the way they behave.  They could lie, steal, cheat, kick animals and enjoy making babies cry and somehow they would justify their behavior.  Continue reading

  • Fashion That Ages You

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    You may be in your early twenties and dismiss this article, but if you’re lucky, the inevitable displeasure of aging is going to get you. So if you’re in your twenties, thirties, or forties pay attention to the top five fashion styles that age you. We all can learn from this and pass it on to our moms, grandmothers, aunts, or even neighbors. I’m sure they will all appreciate the advice. Continue reading

  • What is the right color for you to wear?

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    Do you have warm or cool undertones? If you know the answer then you’re by far ahead of the rest of us when picking the right colors to compliment your complexion. There have been many times when I’ve worn hijab that just didn’t look good on me. It made me look tired or washed out.   It turns out that there is a reason for this. One color that looks amazing on one person may not work on another. Continue reading

  • Getting prepared for Hajj - Do's & Dont's

    Hajj is one pillar of Islam that is physically demanding. Having to walk in the heat, running from Safa to Marwa, these are just some of the rituals someone performing Hajj will have to do.

    Start watching what you eat and walking 30 minutes a day or getting involved in any other kind of Islamically permissible activity you enjoy to keep you physically ready for when you go to Hajj, if Allah wills it. Also, get a medical checkup.

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