Wednesday, 14 October 2015

New Beginnings...1437H

Salaam Maal Hijrah, to my Ummah.

Muslims have just embarked on our new Islamic Year - the year 1437H in the Islamic calendar.

The time of the year we take some time to renew our intentions and make new ones. This is how I have been looking forward to this day.

I pray and I hope that Allah (S.W.T) gives me the strength to do things increasingly - To Forgive and To Give.

Forgiving does not only mean that I have to forgive others. I think I have not forgiven myself for all the wrongdoings that I may have caused others - some purely unintentionally, some intentionally (in moments of anger, disappointment,etc).

There are some family relationship that can be mended, some can be made sweeter, and there can be more peace within our hearts, if only we make the intention and take the first step.

I make duas that my Rabb forgives me for these . Astaghfirullah. I want to consciously make lots of dzikir. 

I want to be able to give - to make others lives easier (or at least that's what we think). In actual fact, there is a hadith that says when we give others and make their lives a lil better in this life, the Dunya, they are actually helping us to fix our Akhirah. SubhanAllah.

And yes, I can do so much better in learning to be more grateful. Why is my race always more challenging? Why do I feel like I am tested more? All I have to do is to look at all the other things that HE has given me because of these harder races and tests - a closer family, thicker friends, a stronger me. SubhanAllah.

Have you made your New Year resolutions yet?

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Another Day Of Spices...

I made this dish here, and have been wanting to make it again for a long time - just so I get the quality right or at least better.

Alhamdhulilah, it was a special treat for Dad and he gave me some credits for this! 

AZ, Mum and Brother, all of them being the food critics they are, enjoyed the chicken briyani thoroughly.

The only ingredients that I deliberately omitted  the food colouring.

Mum has now got into making raita with more ingredients  - carrots, corriander and peppermint leaves.

The taste was of course, more refreshing. Alhamdhulilah.