When You Dont Feel Like Eating…

Swiss bircher muesli


I woke up today and had my customary cod liver oil and juice and checked my emails, I thought just let the juice go down and then eat, but I dont feel like eating , islamically its not legal for  me to pray compulsory prayers as its the time  of the month and considered a mercy from Allah..i didnt feel like eating but knew I must eat so I had this wonderful breakfast and now I  feel fine alhmdulilair , praise God!

Karimah Bircher Muesli

 Muesli is not something common to Arab or Asian culture, it’s something that us European reverts are used to and interestingly it’s packed full of Allah’s natural energy, especially when it’s made my way mashallah. I used to eat this food most days on my way to work when I lived in Zurich, I was working as a fashion model and this was healthy food on the run, not every Islamic to run while eating food though. This naturally sweet dish combines fruits, nuts and oats to provide delicious and yet healthy effect. Created by Dr Bircher-Benner in the 1890s for the patients in his Swiss clinic, it’s the ideal breakfast on warmer days before the porridge season kicks in. This dish can be prepared the night before or even made in bulk for three days supply, it’s great for suhour as you just get up open the fridge and stick it in a bowl .I have added some spicy eclectic Karimah touches to bring this muesli into the new millennium

He who eats seven ‘Ajwa dates every morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on the day he eats them.”
Sahih Bukhari 7:65:356


150g /6 oz/ 1/2 cup rolled porridge oats( I used oat crunch today and didnt soak)
75g /3 oz /¼ cup dried sultanas or raisins

235 ml /8 oz/ 1 cup milk
1 Apple
15ml/ ½ oz/1 tbsp desiccated coconut
100ml/1/2 cup  natural yogurt
25g /1 oz/ 1/3 cup flaked almonds, toasted
150g /6-7 oz  /1 1/3 cups Blackberries, strawberries, raspberries

5ml/1 tsp ginger

5ml/1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 handful of pumpkins seeds

1/2 handful of sunflower  seeds

3-7 dried dates
15ml// ½ oz /1 tbsp Clear honey

15ml// ½ oz /1 tsp black seeds


  1. Place the oats and  sultanas in a plastic container that has a lid
  2. Cut the dates  open and check to make sure there are no insects inside and chop again and add to oats and sultanas
  3. Add the spices; cinnamon and ginger
  4. Into the oat mix, stir in the coconut
  5. Add the milk and make sure it well mixed in to the oats
  6. Wash and drain the apple  and berries, chop the apple into small pieces and add to the oats immediately otherwise the apple  will go brown, take any green bits off the berries, black berries or raspberries add them in  and strawberries half or quarter them. Some people add the fruit at the last minutes but proper Swiss muesli has a lovely pink colour as the juice from the berries has infused while soaking into the oats.
  7. Cover with an airtight lid and place in fridge overnight
  8. Take out of fridge when ready to eat and place quantity you want in bowl
  9. Pour yogurt over the top
  10. Drizzle with honey
  11.  And sprinkle with black seeds…up up and away!


One Comment Add yours

  1. muslimahijab says:

    thank u so much for sharing this hadditth,sister…I just read this haddith rightnow…mashaallah..
    The recipee is very interesting,I often “puzzle’ what I will do with my muesli,I think the kids will love it as well…

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