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Ramadan/Eid Gift’s & Decor Company Round Up + Huge Giveaway (Part 2)

Happy Friday all!

Today is part two of the Ramadan/Eid gift’s and decor company round up.  This giveaway is open internationally (that mean’s everyone is able to enter from planet Earth…as long as you have a valid address), and there will be 15 winner’s–lot’s of chances to win! This giveaway will run for a week, and winner’s will be emailed soon after the giveaway closes. If you missed part 1 of the company round up, then click here, especially if you live in the USA so that you can enter both giveaways. Now let’s get to the wonderful companies sponsoring this giveaway, then scroll down to enter.

Pret a Papier

Contemporary stationery

Photo credit: Pret a Papier

Reesha is the designer, artist, crafter, collector, baker, mother, shopper, and blogger behind the luxury stationery company Pret a Papier, based in Dubai. I will be reviewing her product’s coming up in a few day’s to give a more in-depth idea of her work. Her motto is to make luxury stationery accessible for everyone. Therefore, if you are looking to add that personal touch to your event then Reesha is your girl!

Eid decor contemporary printable

Photo credit: Pret a Papier

Pret a Papier is participating in this giveaway by offering one lucky person an instant download to her Eid design package which comes in two different colors, and a personalized set. The Eid package is so new that it is in the process of being printed and the above pic is a sneak peek!

The Organized Muslim

Eid Mubarak card setI recently reviewed this Eid card set sent to me by The Organized Muslim, you can read here if you missed it. And I also talked about the free Ramadan planner they offer. The Eid card set is great because it comes in eight different colors with the same message, but blank back so that you can personalize. The Organized Muslim is participating in this giveaway by offering one lucky person this Eid card set, yay!

Titli Designs by Sadaf

Titli design Eid Moroccan set

Photo credit: Titli designs

Titli Designs is created by the extraordinary Sadaf. She is a mommy to three kids, works in the medical field, loves making paper art/stationery, and designs kids clothing. I will be reviewing her products more thoroughly in a few days, but before that she is participating in this giveaway by offering a beautiful Moroccan theme Eid Mubarak decor set to one lucky winner. The set is all hand-made with natural eco-friendly materials.

Moroccan Theme Eid Mubarak Decor Set Includes:

1. A set of six Eid greeting notecards in six lovely colours. Colours include, “Sunshine”, “Tangerine”, “True Coral”, “Peach”, “Blush”, and “Aqua”.
2. An Eid Mubarak Banner in the “Sunshine” colour.
3. An 8”x10” print “Allah is sufficient for us.” ~ Quraan 3:173 in the “Sunshine” Colour.
4. Six Cupcake Wrappers in the “Sunshine” Colour.
5. Six Cupcake Toppers in the “Sunshine” Colour.

Moroccan theme Eid decor

Photo credit: Titli Designs by Sadaf

Avenida Enekuri Greetings

Ramdan Eid giftSalena Lee of Avenida Enekuri Greetings designed these beautiful handmade Eid and Ramadan cards. I recently reviewed her lovely cards, and raved about the detail that has gone into making them, you can read the review here and see more pics. Enekuri is participating in this giveaway by offering one lucky winner a $20 gift voucher to her Etsy shop. This way you can choose a custom item from her wedding, aqiqah, anniversary/wedding collection or get something custom made.

Little Wings Gallery

Eid decor printable Little Wings GalleryLittle Wings Gallery is a contemporary Islamic art prints and designs shop, that offers a wide selection for kids and general home decor. I will also be reviewing the items sent to me by this company to thoroughly to let you know why they are great. But the gist of it is that Little Wings Gallery donates 10% of every sale to Muslim Aid’s Orphan Aid Programme. How great is that? A shop with a cause always makes me love them more.

Little Wings Gallery is participating in this giveaway by offering one luck person a $30 gift voucher, this way you can check out their Etsy shop and get some fun items of your choice.

Got Eidee

got eidee cotton shirt islamicAnika Shah, started creating this awesome Eid tee for her son since he looked forward to the holiday but more so for getting “eidee.” Her shirt’s have become quite popular among her family and friends, and she has ventured into creating more designs for her shop. I was sent a “got eidee” shirt for review and to style with one of my ootd post’s so look out for that once getting closer to Eid.

As for the giveaway, I saved the best for last, as Anika Shah of Got Eidee is participating in this giveaway by giving 10 lucky winners her signature “got eidee?” shirt. How amazing is that? It definitely isn’t Eid until someone say’s “got eidee?”

Giveaway Info:

  1. 15 winner’s will be selected randomly to win one of the prizes mentioned above. If you have a preference for one of the items do leave a blog post comment below telling us which one and we will try to accommodate.

  2. You can enter daily on the rafflecopter widget by twitting about the giveaway daily, and then remembering to mark that option on the widget once done each time.

  3. All entries will be verified. Do read the giveaway “terms and conditions” on the widget as well.

  4. Everyone get’s one easy entry–so remember to choose that one!

  5. This giveaway is open Internationally.
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 Good luck to all the participant’s of the giveaway. If you live in the US, then also enter this concurrent giveaway for more chances of winning.

Umair’s Sweetheart,
Ayesha

*AnUblog was not compensated for this post. Only were provided the items for review and giveaway. All opinion’s are of AnUblog’s author’s. Anublog.com does not share opinion’s of brands/companies mentioned.

Eid Gift | Allah to Z: Activity Book Review

Happy Tuesday!

Allah to Z Activity BookThis Ramadan I have been in search of great decor and gift ideas that are Islamic, and worth sharing with my reader’s.  I  came across this Islamic children’s activity book from the author of Allah to Z alphabet book, Sam’n Iqbal.  If you haven’t heard of this book series then you are missing out, because you and your kids will appreciate these books especially during Ramadan and Eid.

Book Preview Allah to ZOn the Allah to Z website you will be able to find a book preview with their alphabet book, where you can see fun graphic’s and easy words for a child to follow along but still understand the meaning of the word. In addition, to book previews, you can even download activities that go along with the activity book that I was sent for review.

Arabic letter bingo for kidsAbove is a page from the activity book featuring Arabic letter bingo for kids. This bingo game would be great for kid’s who are learning their alphabet to start reciting the Qur’an, or even for kids who already know how to read.  This game can be played during Ramadan with siblings, during events like Ameen (Qur’an finishing ceremonies for kids), and even to give out in a Ramadan/Eid gift basket for kids.

Kaaba bank activity Aside for this book making a great gift item for kids, you can actually find useful activities for kids inside. One of my favorite activities in this book is the Kaaba bank. This Kaaba bank activity will first get kids involved in the making process, so they can have a hands on activity, then after the Kaaba is finished with all the trimmings you can teach your kids the importance of charity. This can be a year long activity where you can ask your kids to donate a portion of their allowance every Friday/Jummah, then during Ramadan teach them about zakat and sadaqah. and ask them to donate the money collected year around during a charity event in a masajid or other charity of your/or your child’s choice. Just this one activity can teach so many lesson’s to kids, not just about charity but also about learning how to count, learning to save money, and learning to give to those less fortunate than us.

Mosque yarn activity for kidsThe activity book features over 30 activities for your kids to use during Ramadan, especially great for those long Summer month’s when kids are off from school, the activities are engaging and great for Islamic lesson’s. In addition, if you visit the Allah to Z website you will find under “fun stuff” an Allah to Z – The Coloring Book app! How fun is that? So now even when you are not at home and your kid’s are glued to the ipad they can have an Islamic coloring book.App for Allah to Z Coloring bookThe author, Sam’n Iqbal, is a graduate of New York University with a Master’s in Bicultural School Counseling. She plan’s to develop a interfaith counseling program for Sunday school’s and Islamic school’s. Sam is graciously participating in the huge Ramadan and Eid giveaway coming up this week, and so one of you could win the activity book mentioned today. For more updates, please be sure to follow Allah to Z’s Facebook fan page, here.

Thank you for visiting & have a great day!

Umair’s Sweetheart,
Ayesha

*AnUblog was not compensated for this post. Only were provided the items for review, giveaway, and credit’s AllahtoZ.com for the preview pics. All opinion’s are of AnUblog’s author’s. Anublog.com does not share opinion’s of brands/companies mentioned.

Ramadan Kareem + Striped Maxi Skirt #HOOTD

Hi all,

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First off, Ramadan Kareem to all my Muslim readers! Alhamdulillah we have been blessed once again to enjoy the mercy of this month. May this month bring immense blessings and happiness upon you and your loved ones, and may all your fasts and prayers be accepted –ameen.

Rooh Afza, dates, pakoray, samosay, aloo cholay, and fruit chaat

{Bon Appetit} Rooh Afza, dates, pakoray, samosay, aloo cholay, and fruit chaat

#ouriftaritable

#ouriftaritable

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan), he must fast that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number (of days which one did not fast must be made up) from other days.

Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him” (2: 185).

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|HOOTD| Scarf/Hijab - Haute Hijab | Faux Leather Jacket - Target | Statement Necklace - Ameera Noor x Jane.com | Tee - Old Navy | Maxi Skirt - Ann Taylor Factory | Bag - Kate Spade Factory

ann taylor green navy maxi skirt

|HOOTD|
Scarf/Hijab – Haute Hijab (similar here) | Faux Leather Jacket – Target (similar here, and here) | Statement Necklace – Ameera Noor x Jane.com (similar here, and here) | Tee – Old Navy (similar here) | Maxi Skirt – Ann Taylor Factory (love this one) | Bag – Kate Spade Factory (very similar here, and here)

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week!

Umair’s Sweetheart,
Ayesha

Food for Thought Thursday | Faith in Allah

Hello everyone!

Today I have to share another beautiful reminder video from the Quranic Gems series by Nouman Ali Kan and Quran Weekly.

SubhanAllah!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

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Ramadan | AnU Host an Iftar Party

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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This past weekend the husband and I hosted our first iftar (breaking the fast) party at our house. We cooked traditional Pakistani iftari food and the quintessential Pakistani dinner.

I even got festive and found this free printable DIY banner online from an website called Sakina Design, they feature other cute printable for stars and beautiful Islamic art frames that I’m dying to get. The banner was a hit and gave me ideas to get more creative with the decor for future iftaries/parties.

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The menu for iftari consisted of fruit chaat, cholay, spinach pakoray, aloo pakoray, and per my husbands request finger pepper pakoray which weren’t spicy to our surprise.

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We also had dahi baray, chicken samosas (bought frozen from Tahoora), ordered some pizza for the kids, coriander chutney and homemade tamarind chutney.

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Of course we had some fresh watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, apple juice, and rooh afza, the summer drink of the east which every iftari has to have otherwise your thirst doesn’t feel quenched.

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Everyone was stuffed from the iftari but we still had dinner, spicy biryani made by the husband (the man can cook some yummy food Alhmd), and chicken tikka made by me. The main dinner was accompanied by salad and yogurt raita.

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And last but not least, the iftari party had a sweet ending with some light summer mango & pineapple dessert.

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We enjoyed hosting our 1st ever iftari party. While it was a lot of work, insha’Allah (God willing) we will host future parties with more family and friends. Until then I hope all my Muslim family and friends are having a blessed Ramadan and insha’Allah we can all make the most of the last ten days, and may our fasts & ibadah (supplications) be accepted ameen.

Have you hosted any parties? What are some traditional items you cook?

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Food for Thought Thursday | Golden Advice for Success in Ramadan

Happy Thursday everyone!

Have you heard of Shahbaz Mirza? While searching for Islamic and inspirational videos to watch this Ramadan I came across this black and white thought provoking video.

“Let’s analyze ourselves this Ramadan and ask ourselves how pure is my heart?”

Shahbaz Mirza has a great blog where he writes to inspire and also makes videos on YouTube. Check him out at http://www.shahbazmirza.com

Thank you/JazakAllah for visiting!

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Ramadan Kareem & Updates

Happy Monday everyone!

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I apologize for the lack of posts. I’ve been on a hiatus from blogging since I was visiting family in Florida for over a month. It was my brother’s wedding and many guests flew in few weeks prior to the wedding to spend time together before all the wedding craziness. Alhamdulillah (Thanks to God) it was a wonderful trip, a great wedding, and amazing time spent with family and friends with beautiful memories to cherish forever. In a future post I will share some pictures from the wedding.

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Right after all the wedding events the blessed month of Ramadan began. To all my fellow Muslim family, friends and blog readers I pray you have a very blessed Ramadan, may all your fasts, and worship/prayer be excepted. Ameen. Please do remember me and my family in your duas. JazakAllah

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