Those first 100 days…

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An attempt of humor amidst helplessness, tears and laughter in the first 100 days of motherhood.

20 Quick Tips for Hajj and Umrah

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After you're done packing for Hajj or Umrah, you should have an idea about what kind of challenges you'd be facing there and what are the tips that can help you make this journey as fruitful and easy as it can get. Hope this list of tips help you achieve that.

The Ultimate Packing Checklist for Hajj/Umrah: Extra Nice to Have

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Almost all of the pilgrims perform Hajj/Umrah without these items, but they are nice to have and can make your experience better in shaa Allah.

The Ultimate Packing Checklist for Hajj/Umrah: Better to have

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These are the items that you can survive without - at Hajj/Umrah, but they are better to have because they make your journey easy.

The Ultimate Packing Checklist for Hajj/Umrah: Must-haves

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Following points will serve as a quick tip-sheet for packing before you board your flight for Hajj/Umrah. I will divide the list into three parts: must-haves, better to have and extra nice to have. You can then pick according to your budget and requirement as to which items suit your individuality. (Free Printables inside)

10 Islamic Etiquettes when Visiting Public Toilets

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I’m sure that it’s an international issue, but I’m going to specifically discuss public washroom around the religious sanctities. Since tahara (cleanliness) is half our faith, but in my travels, it has become clear that people don’t understand how to behave in them, let alone taking care of tahara. Yes, it’s a fairly gross subject but this dormant “loo-phobia” you may have, could soon be defeated by nature hitting its panic button on you.

The Don’ts of Mosque Manners (Taraweeh Edition)

10 Mosque etiquettes explained with a tinge of halal humor along with a relevant hadith. Things not to do in the masjid - especially this Ramadan when you go for taraweeh. (images by Zed and Q)