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True story in Toronto

True story:                                                                      Last year, I accompanied my husband on his business trip to Toronto in Canada. Sometimes, my husband likes to take me with him on his business trips. He loves to ...

Hajj Awareness 2

Alhamdullilah.So you have arrived safely in Mekkah and done the Umrah.You are now preparing yourself for the Hajj rituals,the overnight at Arafah, the stoning of the devil in Mina  and other practicalities. How do you maintain your health amidst the 3 ...

Proud to be Muslima

Last week we organized a trip to Jordan and Turkey, two Muslim-majority countries where we thought the majority of the women wear the veil. We arrived at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz Airport at dawn, ready to temporarily leave the daily routines ...

الخلافة

الخليفة في جميع بقاع الأرض يتساءل المسلمون عامة والمؤمنون خاصة عن عودة حكم الله على الأرض وهو بعودة الخلافة الراشدة أو الخليفة هل سيعود زمن الخلافة من جديد ؟ هل سيصبح للمسلمين المشتتين في بقاع الأرض ...

Hajj Health Awareness (1)

Even as we wind down our Eid celebrations,there are sisters out there  busily preparing for the once in a lifetime trip, a pilgrimage to the Holy Sanctuary of Makkah al Mukkarammah, to perform the Haj and fulfil the fifth and last ...

It’s My First Day!

At eight o’clock in the morning I was getting ready to take my little girl to school. It was the very first day of school in her life. She is only slightly more than two years old but I am determined to send her school. I want her to socialize with her peers, obtain new knowledge and be more independent, that’s all! I showered and dressed ...

Which Yeasts are Halal

Yeast (Gist)   Sallam, for the weekend cooks keep this in mind when In making bread, yeast is required so that the dough can expand. Yeast is usually added after the flour mixed with water and then stirred evenly. After that, the dough left for a few hours. Yeast itself is actually a microorganism, a small living creature, and usually of the type of Saccharomyces cerevisiae which is used in making the bread. Under conditions of adequate water and food ...

Is the ingredient Improving Agent halal?

Improving Agent Improving agents are food additives used in making bread and cakes to develop the dough so that the dough increase its volume, and also when the dough is baked, it can expand further. If the improving agent is mixed into the dough it will form carbon dioxide gas. The gas is then trapped in the gluten (the protein component of wheat flour), the longer time ...