Ramadan Eve: Excited. A feeling of peace and gratitude has overcome me. After Maghrib, I looked at my smiling, giggling, jumping, mischief making little boy and all I kept repeating to Allah was ThankYou ThankYou ThankYou for the biggest blessing in my life. Continue reading
I have had a love affair with Henna since as long as I can remember. Henna, or Mhendi, is a gorgeous natural paste that allows us ladies to adorn ourselves with temporary tattoos, ones that are artistically imprinted on the skin with swirls and petal shaped motifs. What’s not to love about that?!
With Ramadan almost here, I came to realise that it is my third Ramadan in Dubai, and oh how different it is to spending Ramadan in England. I have jotted down a little list of seven differences that I have experienced whilst spending Ramadan in the two countries.
Being a Muslim, Ramadan is the most special month in the Islamic calendar. It is the month that Satan is chained up, and the shower of God’s mercy rains upon all Muslims more than ever.
The night of the moon sighting always fills me with a tingling excitement. I can’t describe that feeling of inner peace and fulfillment. You see, Ramadan is not simply about the fast which refrains us from consuming food from dawn til dusk, but we must also fast with our other senses- in other words: see no evil, hear no evil and talk no evil. It is a month to reconnect with Allah, the Almighty, and ask wholeheartedly for forgiveness. It is a month to better ourselves as Muslims, as well as human beings. It is a month that teaches us self control, humility, sacrifice, good will and so much more than I could possibly fit into this little post.
If you haven’t already guessed, I have a terrible sweet tooth, I am a sucker for desserts and always on the look out for sweet edible things! Since discovering this little cakery in Ajman, it has become a ritual to devour their little cupcakes whenever I am in the nearby vicinity! If my husband happens to have visited Ajman, then he is pretty much banned from entering the house without a goody bag of cupcakes from this little piece of heaven!
The husband and I have just booked a mini get away to Al Hamra Village, in Ras Al Khaimah, for 2 nights next week, and I am currently making my “What to take with us” list. Looking at how lengthy it is, it got me thinking about the differences of a weekend away before and after I had Baby Z! Below I have listed a few from my experience: