IFTAR IDEAS – RAMADHAN POWER SMOOTHIE

By Karimah Bint Dawoud, Muslim Chaplain& Well Being Writer. Feeling sluggish, cold symptoms, eye infections, stomach overly acidic and don’t feel like eating much? Is your energy low? You are experiencing the RAMADHAN MID DROP! This is probably because you have been eating the same ole same ole fried foods, junk foods and not eating…

ANTI-AGING – AVOCADO AND PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

by Karimah bint Dawoud, Muslim Chaplin & well being writer. Just imagine looking 30 and having the wisdom of a 60 year old?Reduces and reverses aging, combats arthritis, good source of healthy fats for the whole system and high in fibre. I know I could step out of my comfort zone for the benefits that…

RAMADHAN AND MENSTRATION

WHEN U R NOT FASTING::Mensturation And Ramazaan By Mariya Siddiqui. All of us (usually) come across those few days during ramadhan whenever you are not fasting; here are a few things u can do during dose days; instead of feeling aloof and down: (INSHAALLAH) 1. So what if you cannot read Quran (the Arabic text)…

ISLAMIC MEDICINE – HONEY – (ASAL)

by Karimah bint Dawoud, Muslim Chaplain & Well Being Writer I am an advocate of local honey, where ever you live the local honey is best. Allah has put in the flowers of that area the remedies you need for illness you may incur while living in that area. for example you may live in…

RAMADHAN REMINDERS- MATERIAL RESTRAINT/ZHUD

By Karimah Bint Dawoud, muslim chaplain. Every day I thank Allah for my car, my decent neighbors and my spacious living space, since I have been making this duaa the relationship my my neighbors, muslim and non muslim has improved , alhmdulilah. A few years ago I read the following hadith that inspired me to be grateful to Allah for these blessings. “116. Nafi’ ibn ‘Abdu’l-Harith reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and…

RAMADHAN REMEDIES – FIGS

FIGS (teen) The Prophet, salah al alaihi wa salem, was presented with a gift of figs he said, “” Eat” and he ate from them and said ” If I were to say that any fruit descended from paradise, I should say these, for the fruit of paradise has no stones. So eat from them;…

RAMADHAN CAKES AND SWEETS

By Karimah bint Dawoud, Muslim Chaplain& Well Being Writer. Cream, white flour, white sugar, syrup. all the things I am against normally….well it finally got to me. I was in Damas Gate a few days ago with my auntie and the tempting displays of Arabian delights, made eye contact with my fasting soul. fortunately I…

IFTAR IDEAS – FAST FAST CHICKEN KEBAB

This low calories healthy iftar is ready in minutes – 30 minutes! Ingredients • chicken breast 1 per person, ask your butcher to slice it • seasoning, you can buy chicken seasoning in a bag • lettuce shredded • cherry tomatoes • cucumber slices • onion rings/chopped • salad dressing • whole meal pitta bread…

IFTAR IDEAS – FRUIT FIRST, AFTER DATES OF COURSE

After dates and water fruit first at iftar. Last night I had iftar with my favorite Moroccan sister who is a superb cook mashallah and her husband Mr. Curry, who loves fruit .Fruit in the morning, fruit in the evening, I could imagine he would sleep in a bed of fruit if she let him,…

ESSEX SHOES RULE!!!

By Karimah bint Dawoud, muslim chaplain and fashionista. You just have to watch this video link  before you buy these shoes. There are some crazy, craazzzay shoes out in the shops right now!!!Before you get allured by these tottering platforms I would like you to watch this vintage video of dear ole Naomi Campbell, supermodel, who was one of the first to wear these horrendous elements…

RAMADHAN RECIPES- FAST FAST FOOD-PIZZA

by Karimah bint Dawoud, author of “Heavenly Bites, the Best of Muslim Home Cooking.” Easy to make pizza that is at least half the price of the pizza shop ones but is healthy and more flavorsome. I used to think it was difficult making pizza, getting the dough to rise and all that kneading but now you can get bread mix with the yeast in it and all you have to…

RAMADHAN RECIPES – CARROT JUICE

By Karimah bint Dawoud, muslim chaplain & well being writer. Re-hydration and nutrition are very important while fasting these long days  with extreme heat, plenty of water juices and fresh fruit and vegetables are essential when we break fast to avoid many illness, later down the line. Remember we are in this for the long haul , the marathon not the sprint or relay! Nutrition is a major part of nay olympic athlete’s training program , so…