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his is Hayati’s second issue and I thank Allah (SWT) for giving me the strength to keep at it. I am grateful for the love and support everyone showed me with the first issue. I received many encouraging emails and Facebook messages and I pray that Allah (SWT) blesses each and every one of you and your loved ones. Working on this second issue was at once exciting and stressful. I travel frequently so many of the times I will be writing from different locations. Currently I am in West Africa, Nigeria and having to deal will little things such as sporadic electricity, constantly topping up my internet account and the lack of readily available resources was a major dent in this month’s production. However, Alhamdulillah we made it and here we are. This month’s issue is about friendships based on ta’akhi (sisterhood - a bond of faith in Allah (SWT) between believers). This issue will explore the numerous dimensions of this relationship, the dos and don’ts and ways to build better and stronger relationships. There is also a wide array of articles ranging from charity to beauty and fashion. In collaboration with NGO FIH, we have brought you ten easy ways to be charitable and some don’t even require you to spend a penny. We are currently working on Hayati TV online which will be bring you up close and personal with your favourite designers, fashion and more and all the coverage will be featured on HAYATIONLINE.com. I hope you stick around and join us!

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MELANIE ELTURK

Melanie is the C.E.O. & Chief Designer of Haute Hijab which is a premier high-end brand for Muslims around the world. Haute Hijab was the first Muslim company to start selling vintage scarves as hijabs when they launched in 2010. They have since then launched a clothing line and continue to come out with new beautiful scarves and wraps. Melanie is not only a fashion designer and business owner but also an attorney. Her support and contribution to Hayati Magazine is greatly appreciated and we are glad to have her on our team as a contributor.

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Two-Pack Cotton Handkerchiefs, DEREK ROSE, $40 In giving this as a gift i would definately add my brothers initials the the hankerchiefs. Just to give it that personalized touch

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We are here for you! Do you have all these questions concerning Islam, the way it is meant to be practiced or simply personal questions you do not feel confortable asking? Well we are here to help you answer some of these question.

Can I wear hair extension or wigs if they are not human hair?

As long as the hair is from an animal other than a pig and or synthetic, the jurists (fuqaha) state that it is persmissible regardless of whether the hair is completely fitted to your hair or it is a removable wig. However if the hair is removable, it should be removed in order to perform wudu or else it would be invalid.

Actual and effective virginity?

An ‘actual virgin’ is a woman whose hymen (the fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance of the vagina of a virgin) is still intact. An ‘effective virgin’ is a woman whom people consider still a virgin even though she has had sexual intercourse in the past (ie before she accepted Islam). The reason for both these titles is because the virginity of a woman hold a heavy social weight and a woman’s honor and future should not be affected by her past error. - Radd al-Muhtar, Majma’ al-Anhur

Are tattoos permissible?

It is impermissible to get tattoos as the Prophet (SW) is reported to have said: “Allah has cursed anyone who joins hair together and the person to whose hair it is joined and those who make tattoos and those whose bodies tattoos are made.” - Sahih

al-Bukhari, no. 5589

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s a child I occasionally experienced what almost felt like an out of body experience when looking in the mirror. It would come across me all of a sudden and I would start to question who the person staring back at me was? It felt as if I could recognise my own soul however my body felt like it a very separate entity. More questions would follow such as ‘Where am I? ‘What on earth am I doing in this place?’ but I would quickly retract my gaze since I knew that I didn’t have the answers and to be honest it was a little bit odd. I wasn’t brought up with any religion however I did go through a phase during primary school where I attended a church club which was unable to grab my attention. During my teenage years I was more interested in other things such as Astrology, Tarot cards, Numerology and even the Ouija board!

I met my now husband back in 2002 and although he did try and talk to me occasionally about Islam it would always end up in a disagreement. ‘How dare he go to Masjid when my family had invited him for Boxing Day lunch?’ Now looking back on these types of disagreements I feel ashamed but I guess my heart had not yet softened to the Deen. A couple of years later I met a Muslim brother at my workplace who would often bring up conversations about Islam while my co-workers and I all sat together on our lunch breaks. One day the conversation turned to the subject of Jinn and Angels which quickly drew my attention and left me wanting to know more. My first book was a Dummy’s guide to Islam and then my second book was about Jinn and Angels. Before I knew it I had built up a collection of books and was secretly reading

the Quran under my duvet (I was still living with my parents at this point). My interest just seemed to grow rapidly at this point and I was hiding the pork chops my parents were cooking for me in the bin! I felt that I really needed my own space at this point to be free to explore Islam in more depth so I moved out and lived on my own. I had been living on my own for just over a year when I felt it was time for me to learn to pray so through an internet support group called Muslim Converts I arranged to meet a lady at my local masjid. I very badly pinned a hijab on my head and went to the masjid to meet with this lady, but I hadn’t told anyone about this meeting. When I met the lady she spoke to me for a few minutes and explained that I should not delay in taking my Shahaada and that I can then start to learn how to pray after this. So I HAYATIONLINE.COM

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decided to take my Shahaada then and there with a couple of tearful ladies watching as I had become a Muslim. The first people to hear my news were my now husband and the Muslim brother from my job that had grasped my attention with his conversations. They were delighted and that evening I slept so well. I felt like I had been reborn; it was an amazing feeling. I didn’t need to tell my parents as a few weeks later during a family meal my mum asked me in front of everyone if I had become a Muslim? I don’t know what the difference was that she saw in me but she just seemed to know. Alhamdulillah she was fine with it although my Dad did take a little more convincing. After I started wearing the hijab permanently about a year later, my dad was very against it initially and did not want to be seen with me wearing it. I stood very strong in my feelings about my hijab and was not ready to even consider taking it off. Devastation hit my family in February 2008 when my mother took her own life. This was an awful time but Alhamdulillah my faith brought me so much strength and comfort during these times. It was quickly after this that my dad warmed to my hijab

and accepted me with it on. I still have the occasional disagreement with my family but I think we are all learning how to avoid them. I find it a major challenge to offer Dawah to them and to be honest this is a bit of a danger zone for me. I would advise other sisters in this situation just to take things slowly with your family. The best dawah you can give is by your positive behaviour and examples. When you feel ready to give some

very supportive as I had pre warned them I would be looking different. At this point I think Hijab was more about my identity as a Muslim. Being a Caucasian with an English name it would have been very tricky to view me as a Muslim without hijab. So in the beginning my wardrobe didn’t really change much I was still wearing my slim fitted business suit along with my hijab. I guess it was a slow change as I became more conscious as to my appearance and the true meaning of Hijab. Gradually my tops became longer, looser and I like to think that the speech that came out of my mouth started to also become more modest. My fashion tends to change now with my mood, I often wear western clothes but always make sure I wear long tops and cardigans and I do enjoy wearing abayas as well. These are a great wardrobe essential when you have young children! At first I really couldn’t see how my fashion degree was going to fit in with my new way of life. I had lost my interest in shopping and fashion. I really put my creative skills on hold for a couple of years while I restyled myself. It wasn’t until I bought a hand painted Islamic canvas from an artist that I felt my creative side come back

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dawah make sure you have done your research before you start off on a topic. When I took my shahaada I was pursuing a fashion degree and also working full time as a retail manager. The first day I turned up to work in my hijab was a real eye opener to how people viewed Islam. Most people’s first impression was that I had converted because of my husband. As I walked through the security department I could tell they looked slightly confused as to who I was. My colleagues were


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to life. I decided to give it a go myself and my first painting was for my Auntie and it said Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (To God we belong and to him we return). She had asked me for this as it was a prayer my husband had read for my mum when he took on the awful task of identifying her body. From this painting I started making more for friends and then decided to set up my own online website Made with Deen (www. madewithdeen.com) I have a particular interest in Arabic names and love to produce customised art. After meeting a very talented sister a few years ago she introduced me to the use of fabrics in my work. Now I’m totally hooked on this 50

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medium and would really describe my style of work as a fusion of English and Islamic design. I’m currently working on a project to produce some fabric pictures of masjids for a customer and love making my signature Allah Hanging Hearts. I now feel like my life is very much fulfilled in all aspects and I can now express my creativity in an Islamic way. I feel comfortable as an English Muslim woman and also know I still have a great deal to learn and develop. My advice for sisters who are considering reverting or who have already done so is to trust in the Will of Allah. You may feel disheartened if you have to give up certain things that

you enjoyed before coming to the Deen. This doesn’t mean you won’t find the same enjoyment in other ways and perhaps Allah will show you a way to use these past interests in an Islamic way. Be confident in yourself and try to keep learning about the Deen, keep hold of that initial desire to learn. “And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.” (AI-Baqarah, 2:216)


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SISTERS IN FAITH A look into Ta’akhi (sisterhood) and the dos and donts of this relationship. By Fatima Togbe Photographs by Atiyeh R. Amiri Friendship is such a wonderful relationship between two people and most times the longer I am friends with someone the closer we get. However, there are some friendships which do not take that long to strengthen. I have met some people who within a month or two of knowing I felt as though I had known them my whole life just because at that particular time we went through life altering events together. This month Hayati is focusing on friendship and sisterhood so it is only right that we cover relationships based on Ta’akhi (sisterhood – a bond of faith in Allah (SWT) between believers). There are numerous hadiths that emphasise the rewards for those who love one another for the sake of Allah (SWT) and that characterise this bond. Here are a few of them: “Believers are like a structure, parts of which support other parts.”1 “The believers, in their mutual friendship, mercy and affection, are like one body: if any part of it complains, the rest of the body will also stay awake in pain.”2 56

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hen it comes to my friends I am very passionate and loyal. I stay away from unnecessary a r g u m e nt s and when a problem arises I work and compromise to clear things up. When things get really bad and I come to the conclusion that we are just not compatible, I go my separate way but never do I hate the person. If they were in trouble and they needed my help,

the sake of Allah (SWT), or for the sake of Islam, [should] let the first minor offence of either of them come between them.”3 It is very easy, especially as women, to get heated and emotional during an argument and end up saying things which we do not mean or will regret. I am definitely guilty of this and I have been working really hard on censoring myself or simply remaining silent when I have nothing good to say. The really bad thing about blurting things out is that once they have been said they cannot be taken back and sometimes these words can be enough to drive a wedge between two people. Islam is an all encompassing religion and recognizes that we are human and can fall prey to such emotions, so it allows for a 3 days anger period in which all parties involved have the time to cool off. However, once this time is up, they are expected to have reconciled their differences even if they no longer wish to be close. Here are a few hadiths that reinforce this teaching: “It is not permissible for a Muslim to be estranged from his brother for more than three days, both of them turning away from one another when they meet. The better of them is the one who is first to greet the other.”4

“Do not break off ties with one anothI would be there and wouldn’t abandon them. er, do not turn away from one another, do not Similarly, Islam requires to same thing from hate one another, do not envy one another. us with regards to our sisters in faith. Islam Be brothers, as Allah (SWT) has commanded forbids brothers and sisters in faith to hate or you.”5 abandon one another. In a hadith reported by Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad, we are advised “Beware of suspicion, for speaking on the bathat “no two people who love one another for sis of suspicion is the worst kind of lie. Do not 58

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shade on the Day when there is no shade but Mine.”2

seek out one another’s faults, do not spy on one another, do not compete with one another, do not envy one another, do not hate one another, and do not turn away from one another. O servants of Allah (SWT), be brothers.”6 “Do not envy one another, do not outbid one another (in order to inflate prices), do not hate one another, do not turn away from one another, and do not enter into a transaction when others have already entered into it. O servants of Allah (SWT), be brothers. A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He does not oppress him, humiliate him or look down upon him. Taqwa is here” -and so saying, he pointed to his chest three times. “It is evil enough for a man to look down upon his Muslim brother. The whole of a Muslim’s being is sacred to another Muslim Staying occupied is another great way to get -his blood, his wealth and his honour are in- your mind off of things. When I have nothing violable.”7 specific to do, I usually just catch up on things I have postponed such colour coding my closWhile we are on the subject of arguments, I et (yes I know… but I guarantee it will make might as well cover grudges right? When I getting dressed so much easier lol). If the issue was younger, I was really bad with regards to is minor, after exchanging apologies I just start this. Even after my friends would have apol- off where we left off before the argument and ogised, I would always remind them even if move on as though nothing ever happened. it were a year later and that was a bad habit I When the argument is a lot more severe, I am glad to have disposed of, Alhamdulillah. would still engage an exchange of apologies There are times when someone may do some- but I usually need another week or so to fulthing so grave that at that moment it seems as ly get over things. You know what though, the though the world might end and you see no famous quote “I think therefore I am” has so way possible that you may ever forgive them much truth to it! If you tell yourself that it’s but I have developed a few ways to cope with no biggie and you are no longer bothered by this. Firstly I need time to cool off. Sometimes what happened, you slowly begin to feel that I go as far as deleting the person’s phone num- way. I find that it has worked for me just fine. bers, closing BBM and iMessage chats and However, here are a few hadiths that discuss simply forcing myself not to think about the the topic of grudges and forgiveness: problem. After the second day I usually find that I’ve stopped thinking about the issue as “Do not think little of any good deed, even if much and I’m able to see things more clearly. it is just greeting your brother with a cheerful

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countenance.”8 “Allah (SWT) will not increase His servant when he forgives except in honour. No-one humbles himself for the sake of Allah (SWT) but Allah (SWT) will raise his status.”9 “There are three sins, whoever dies free of these sins will be forgiven for anything else, if Allah (SWT) wills: associating anything with Allah (SWT); practising magic or witchcraft; and bearing resentment towards his brother.”10

ing us how much weight she was gaining and how her efforts to lose weight were in vain, I decided that it was time for me to be honest with her. I waited for her to bring up the subject (which I knew she would) and I gently suggested that she should try and change her eating habits as well. She as a bit defensive at first which I expected her to be but we agreed that if I noticed her going off course, I should point it out. In the beginning it was tough, but after a few times of pointing it out, she slowly began to alter her habits on her own. There is a hadith that says “The believer is the mirror of his brother. If he sees any fault in him, he corrects it.”12 and this is what friendship is about. What good is a friend who sees you wearing a see-through dress for example and lets you leave the house that way? Islam calls on us to be kind not only to be kind to our brothers and sisters but to their family and friends as well. There is also a beautiful hadith that says that “there is no kindness in a thing but it adds beauty to it, and there is no absence of kindness but it disfigures a thing.”13

Next, what is a friendship without honesty, faithfulness and kindness? None existent! Being honest with your friends or with anyone really, is the key to a lasting relationship. I have found that when I was younger, being honest wasn’t so easy because I would constantly be worried about hurting someone else’s feelings especially if they were my friend. But the older I got the more I realised that I was hurting them a lot more by not being honest. There is a hadith that says “none of you truly believes until he likes for his brother what he likes for himself.”11 So when in doubt, you Finally, you should always speak well of should apply this to any situation. your friends and people in general. Gossiping is haram and the Quran says that I know this is a touchy subject, but I have you should not “speak ill of each other a friend who is overweight. I happen to be behind their back” (Qur’an 49:12). There very thin and gaining weight is always on is also a hadith that says that “You will my mind so when it comes to topics that find among the worst people in the sight concern weight I usually shy away. I am of Allah (SWT) on the Day of Judgement, baker so I am constantly eating cake. You the one who is two-faced, who approaches would think that I would have gotten tired some people in one way and some in anby now but I still love them. So when my other.”14 Instead, you should pray for your friend comes over she also goes directly brothers and sisters because “the quickest for the cake. In the beginning I didn’t say prayer to be answered is a man’s supplicamuch because I just didn’t not want to of- tion for his brother in his absence.”15 fend her or hurt her feelings. But once she started talking about going on a diet, tell- Footnotes on page 125 62

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10 EASY WAYS TO BE CHARITABLE My goal this month is to share with you the many ways in which you can help Partners In Health (PIH) in their efforts*

A completed contruction project to build a hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

1 Make a donation 2 Fundraise for PIH 3 Join the PIH community 4 Join the PIH team 5 Be an advocate for global health equity

6 Attend a PIH event 7 Support PIH partners 8 Raise money every internet search 9 Give a gift and educate a loved one 10 Play games and donate your points

*This month, all of Hayati’s searches will be made using good search and all proceeds will go to support PIH. We have also organized a fundraiser which you can donate to (100% of the proceeds will be going to PIH). HAYATIONLINE.COM

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In March, PIH/ZL community health workers prepared to give the first doze of Shanchol, an oral cholera vaccine, to a woman living in the Artibonite Valley region of Haiti.

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his month Hayati is focusing on the non-profit organization, Partners In Health (PIH). They landed the #2 spot on The Global Journal’s 2012 “Top 100 Best NGOs” list which shines a spotlight on NGOs that are at the forefront of developments shaping the lives of millions of people around the world and in my opinion they are very deserving of this recognition. What I love most about PIH is that they are not your average NGO that simply provides medical care and social services. PIH is truly at the forefront pressuring drug manufacturers and lobbying policy makers. Their approach to the world’s many crises

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is not only based on charity but also morality. In their mission statement they mention the word solidarity and that is exactly the direction in which we should all be thinking with regards to our brothers and sisters around the world. PIH was founded in 1987 to help support activities in Cange, Haiti but since then they have expanded their initiatives and are now operating in nine additional countries. You may be thinking, “Well if they are number 2 spot on this Top 100 list why haven’t they expanded their efforts to more countries?” This is because this PIH’s efforts are not just surface patches.

They work with the communities they help to not only provide health care and education, but also to improve basic necessities such as access to food, clean water, shelter, sanitation and economic opportunities. PIH also works with the local and national governments to help develop new approaches to disease treatments and much more. Although they provide help to everyone, one of PIH’s focus points is women’s lifetime health. For the past 25 years, they have worked to prevent maternal deaths and improve the health of women in poor communities across the countries they service.


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This section is dedicated to the little health issues and finds that we come across and feel tjat all HAYATI readers should know. We would also love to hear from you so if there is something specific you would like to have more information about or simply share with other you can contact us at content@hayationline.com

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I am not sure how many of you know this but in the United States medicines can be compounded (specially mixed or altered) by your local pharmacists. So you may go to the clinic and your doctor may prescribe you medication that requires compounding.

PROS Drugs that come in adult doses can be com pounded into smaller doses, bubble gum and liquids for children PROS Patients with allergies can have specially made alternatives CONS There is the risk of contamination which may result in death

So take extra precaution during your next visit at the doctors or the pharmacy. • Ask if your medicine requires compounding, why and if it is FDA approved • Visit the facility where the medicine will be compounded • Ask if they have experience preparing the prescription • Try and use the same pharmacy for all you prescriptions • Also if it is possible, try and avoid compounding simply because there is a shortage in a specific drug. It is best to wait till it is back in stock which should not take long.

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My favourite health app this month is “My Fitness Pal”. Its available on the Apple AppStore, on Android devices, Blackberry and Windows phones as well as on your desktop. The great thing about this app is that it is easy to use and easy to integrate into your daily routine. The app is not just for people looking to lose weight or stay in shape but also for people trying to gain weight. There are many cool features such as community building with your friends so you can all encourage each other’s progress and features such as the food barcode scanner which I think is really cool. First thing I thought when trying out the app was “I hope they have a wide selection of food” because there is nothing worse than downloading an app only to find out that half of the meals you eat on a regular basis are not available choices from the list. My Fitness Pal isn’t one of those. It has a worldwide selection of food so no matter where you are from you should be set and ready to go.

THE SELF EXAM You can screen yourself and increase your odds of detecting breast cancer early WHO IS IT FOR All? women, starting in their 20s, should be doing a self check. It will get you well acquainted with your breasts so you can identify changes out of the ordinary. HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU DO IT? Once a month. Some experts say self exams are not really necessary but it doesn’t hurt to check. I actually found a lump in my breast by doing just that. HOW IT WORKS? Perform each one of these steps with your arms at your sides and then again with each arm raised.

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FEEL FOR LUMPS Imagine pressing on a bag of grapes. There should be a few lumpy areas but a small rock would stand out. In the event that you notice anything, visiit your doctor as soon as possible SCAN YOUR SKIN One kind of breast cancer results in dimpled skin similar to an orange peel. If you notice this around your breast please visit your doctor. LIE DOWN SO THAT YOUR BREASTS SPREAD OUT Check the region next to your armpit as well and contact your doctor immediately you notive anything unusual.

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Cleasing is a very important step in achieving flawless skin. We spoke with skin expert Lule Burrow for more tips and secrets... •Take the time to cleanse your skin in the morning and evening. Start by massaging a cleanser like Clinique Liquid Facial Soap, $16.50, into your skin to lift off dirt, the rinse with warm water. •Next, gently exfoliate to remove any dead skin cells or trapped dirt. If you have dry or sensitive skin, its advised that you limit exfoliating to once or twice a week. •Then, wipe an alcohol-free toner like Clarins Lotion Tonic, $21, over your fave and neck to help balance your skin. •Finally, moisturise your face and neck.

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•Everyone would love to have lovely and high cheekbones. The Key to achieving them is contouring. It is emmidate and brings the structure of your face out. As many have seen in recent tips from Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, lining the hollows of the cheek with a darker powder can make a world of difference. •Next, applying a powder bronzer like rhe Guerlain Terracotta Terra, $71, we used above will add a lovely natural flush.

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•Achieving the perfect eye brows is all about filling your eye brows and not reshapping them. •Brush you brows back on themselves. •Then, using your pencil on its side and not the tip, softly line the bottom of your brow using a pencil like the Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil, $20. This pencil is perfect because it has a brush which allows u to blend the line (upwards) into your brow. •For a cleaner look apply concealer to the edges.

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•We always strive to achieve that ‘no-makeup’ skin finish which has over the years proven to be a winning look. Now you can look no further. The Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Make, $35, allows your skin’s natural undertones to come through, giving the appearance of healthy makeup-free skin. •Undereye shadows can be neutralized with a concealer like MAC Select Cover-Up, $18.50.

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•It is important not to apply dramatic eye shadow when going for the natural look. Guerlain Terracotta Terra, $71, is a bronzer but it can be used on your socket and along your lower lashlines. Apply it lightly as to mimic natural shadows and not to attract too much light. •Rimmel London makeup artist Kirstin Piggott recommends getting a regulat eyelash tnt in dark brown or black. You can achieve definition with your lashes without looking too made up.

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•Some people like ligloss, others lipstick and many both for a natural look. •Makeup artist, Alicia Gomez, suggest that if you have yellow undertones you should try a rose-beige lip color like Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Cameo, $22.50. For people with pink or red undertones, Alcia suggests going for more of a brown-beige color like Guerlain Hydrating Lip Shine in shade 201, $35.

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love what sisters Reem and Hind Beljafla have done with their brand. Since 2009 their collections have been constant in capturing and maintaining modesty and elegance. Although their debut collection, Spring/Summer ’09, was composed of mostly dark pieces, they have since then become bolder in incorporating vibrant colours to their pieces. This new collection, Spring 2013, is absolutely lovely. I enjoy the variety they have given us in the form of both daily and evening ready-to-wear looks and I see myself definetly wearing any of all these outfits on a day our or to an event.


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he muslimah fashion world is becoming increasingly big online with a growing number of blogs and instagram accounts dedicated to their daily looks and styles. Incorporating ideas and inspiration into our daily lives has become easier and easier with the range of resources out there so it was decided to pick and show some stunning outfits. Bold colours in look one proves that any outfit can change along with having simple pieces in your wardrobe and H&M is one of the nations favourite bargain stores so do check out which pieces they have

Green Boiled Wool Coat, New Look £54.99

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as each seasons new stock comes in. This sheer blouse can be worn under a structured coloured coat for the ultimate layed back look. Heeled boots have also become increasingly popular for the past few months so do try out a few to see which are most comfortable for you when choosing your perfect pair Top five stores and sites that won’t empty your bank... 1. Primark 2. Boohoo.com 3. H and M 4. Miguided.com 5. Forever 21 TIP: mix in neutrals with a pop of colour this autumn to change up a look!

Frankie Boots, Boohoo £40 Blouse, H&M £19.99


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dmired by many and something that I have personally had my eyes on for quite some time, now, contemporary abayas are the definition of modern, chic and utterly modest. So what are contemporary abayas? They combine two characteristics, modesty and modernity. When asked about the significance of contemporary abayas as a clothing item in a modern Muslim woman’s closet, Yasmina Johnston, Designer and Owner of IOS BY Yasmina Jonston, replied: “I believe that contemporary abayas allow Muslim women to “style” their wardrobe into their own individual character. By making them “contemporary” brings them relative to modern day

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fashion trends and focuses. The modern Muslim woman’s closet is not how it used to be by all means 5 to 10 years ago. They have an array of styles and designers. Mix and matching, women/ girls are wanting to express themselves more and to personalize their style. Bringing in a new perspective to the abaya is key for those who want to be fashion conscious and still be modest.” IOS contemporary Abayas and Concept read-to-wear are pieces made for the individual not relative to time or place, but for purpose and expression. Yasmina believes that women should be asked, “Where did you get that dress from?”, rather than “Where are YOU from?” and let her fashion inspire others and not separate her in

today’s world. Contemporary abayas designs are exquisite, fascinating, and empowering; three strong adjectives that describe an article of clothing that goes beyond the term abaya. These abayas are accessorized with everything from leather to lace to solid bold colors as well as textured patterns and designs. As Yasmina put it, “Contemporary Abayas shouldn’t speak “traditional”, but “universal”. This is very important to me when designing abayas.” How to spot a contemporary abaya: Contemporary Abayas will stand out as they are not your typical one color toned abaya or a single texture through the entire piece of clothing. Instead ther stand out due to their bold colors and fancy

patterns. This has placed these abayas at the top of the list for trending pieces for Muslim women this season. Contemporary abayas are expected to grow in popularity over the next few seasons. It is a booming industry as it succeeds to give fashion forward women everything they ever wanted in their choice of clothing pieces. It is a true representation of the quickly growing Muslim fashion industry. Accessorizing contemporary abayas with extra pieces of jewelry is not required at all as the abayas are already flashing with design and color. If you wear the Hijab (head scarf), make sure to chose a solid or black scarf versus anything very busy to avoid “over doing” the look. By Ndaa Hassan HAYATIONLINE.COM

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Style Vs. Friendship By Ndaa Hassan

Nadia, 24:

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would say my friends do influence my style to a certain extent. If I’m unsure of something, ill ask a friend for advice. However, I do have my own personal style that remains unaffected.”

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awan and I have a pretty opposite sense of style, but we never affect each other negatively. We’ve learned to accept each other’s sense in fashion and combine them to make the best of our outfits. Plus, it means having two different closets to chose from.”

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take my friends’ opinions and they help me decide on putting an outfit together. We hang out a lot, but I think we portray distinct and different personalities in our clothing. I have my own style, but I’m always willing to give my input to my friends when we go shopping.”

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believe Sarah and I have our own unique style, but at times we feed off each other and come up with a fresh blend of new looks and styles.”

ima and I are very good friends but we have different personalities. I ask my friends about certain outfits at times, but at the end of the day, I make the last decision on whether to buy something of not”

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m really keen about maintaining my own unique style & so are they. The fun part about having stylish friends is we bounce ideas off each other but we also understand each others taste to where we can suggest items we know the other will like. I love seeing things that remind me of Nadia so I can show her.”

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HUDA HASHIM Artist, Humanitarian and Visualizer By Ndaa Hassan Tell us a little about Huda the person and then Huda the artist. My name is Huda Hashim and I am a senior studying Arts and Technology with a Minor in Visual Arts at the University of Texas at Dallas. Basically I create 3D environments and paintings. I was born in Liverpool England and at an early age moved to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where I grew up for 13 years and later moved to the United States. My family is originally from Khartoum, Sudan. I am the founder of Sudan Beyond Borders, recognizing the influential individuals of Sudan and the owner of HudArts, creating 3D architectural visualizations and paintings. I believe my ethnic background and cultural exposures greatly influenced me as “the unique Artist and Humanitarian” I aspire to betoday. Why Arabic Calligraphy? My interest in Arabic Calligraphy began during my early art classes at UT Dallas. I began to realize the exposure to this form of art is not as popular in the United States,therefore I began to explore and experiment hoping to sharethe beauty of Islamic art with the Western world through paintings. When did your passion for art and painting start? I honestly believe I was born with 84

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a paintbrush in my hand. Jokes aside, my passion for art grew with the realization that I can express emotions and stories through paint on a canvas.

How do you balance your painting business, school, volunteer work? Saying I’m organized is an understatement. Al7amdulilah Allah has blessed me with a solid support system. Without the encouragement of my family and close friends I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Where do you see your paintings going? I hope to see my artwork shown across the world to inspire others that individualistic interpretation of ones art has a beauty of its own which must be preserved. What inspires you to paint? (describe to us what kind of mood you put yourself in to paint) If I could express my stories through words then I would have no reason to paint. I communicate through mycolours, brush strokes and canvas. The second I start painting, its like the world is muted. Do you think Arabic Calligraphy is given enough attention in the world of art and design? Not as much as it should be but the revival of Arabic calligraphy in the modern world is great to see. Many artists like myself have taken classical Arabic calligraphy to the next level by modernizing it. (As you see in the 4-panel tiger piece). If you can close your eyes and make one wish and see it become a reality, what would it be? (pertaining to your artistic career) Sudan has many great artists with little or no awareness. I hope to represent my country around the world and toinspire other Sudanese not only to appreciate art however to also discover their own artistic talent.


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2 medium tomatoes (300g), chopped coarsely 1 medium red capsicum (bell pepper) (200g), chopped coarsely 1 medium yellow capsicum (bell pepper) (200g), chopped coarsely 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 fresh long red chilli, chopped finely 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano 8 french-trimmed lamb shanks (2kg)

Combine tomato and capsicum in 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker.

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Combine oil, spices, garlic, chilli and oregano in large bowl; add lamb, turn to coat in marinade. Cook lamb in heated large frying pan, in batches, until browned. Transfer to cooker. Cook, covered, on low, 8 hours. Season to taste. Serve lamb shanks drizzled with sauce; sprinkle with extra oregano leaves.


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INGREDIENTS 1kg (2 pound) piece boneless lamb shoulder 6 cloves garlic, peeled, halved 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander (cilantro) root and stem mixture 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion (150g), sliced thickly 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock 1 cinnamon stick 2 tablespoons honey 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander

(cilantro) leaves 1 tablespoon quince paste METHOD Roll and tie lamb with kitchen string at 5cm (2 inch) intervals. Using mortar and pestle, crush garlic, coriander root and stem mixture, spices and half the oil until almost smooth. Rub garlic mixture all over lamb; cover, refrigerate 2 hours. Heat remaining oil in large frying pan; cook lamb, until browned all over. Remove from pan. Add onion to same pan; cook, stirring, until onion softens.

Place stock, cinnamon and onion mixture in 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker; top with lamb, drizzle with honey. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, covered, on low, 8 hours. Stand lamb 10 minutes; stir quince paste into sauce. Thickly slice lamb, serve with sauce; sprinkle with chopped coriander. Lamb can be covered and refrigerated overnight at the end of step 1. Serve lamb with couscous.

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1/3 cup (50g) self-raising flour 1/3 cup (50g) plain (all-purpose) flour 3/4 cup (165g) firmly packed light brown sugar 2/3 cup (50g) desiccated coconut 90g (3 ounces) butter, melted 395g (14 ounces) canned sweetened condensed milk 30g (1 ounce) butter, extra 2 tablespoons golden syrup or treacle 3/4 cup (105g) coarsely chopped macadamias, roasted 500g (1 pound) white eating chocolate, chopped coarsely 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Note: Slice can be stored, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to 4 days.

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METHOD 1 Preheat oven to 180째C/350째F. Grease 20cm x 30cm (8-inch x 12-inch) lamington pan; line with baking paper, extending paper 5cm (2 inch) over long sides. 2 Sift flours and sugar into medium bowl, mix in coconut and butter; press mixture evenly over base of pan. Bake 15 minutes. 3 Meanwhile, stir condensed milk, extra butter and syrup in small saucepan over medium heat about 15 minutes or until caramel

mixture is golden brown. 4 Working quickly, pour caramel over base; smooth with metal spatula. Press nuts into caramel with spatula. Bake 10 minutes; cool. 5 Stir half the chocolate and half the oil in small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Pour chocolate mixture over caramel. Refrigerate 30 minutes. 6 Stir remaining chocolate and remaining oil in same cleaned pan over low heat until smooth; tint with pink food colouring. Pour pink chocolate over white chocolate. Refrigerate 2 hours. Stand slice at room temperature at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares with sharp knife.


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LIVING vanilla bean scones

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METHOD

21/2 cups (375g) self-raising flour 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar 30g (1 ounce) butter, chopped 3/4 cup (180ml) milk 1/2 cup (125ml) water 1 vanilla bean 1 1/4 cups (310ml) thickened (heavy) cream 2 tablespoons icing (confectioners’) sugar 3/4 cup (240g) strawberry jam 250g (8 ounces) strawberries, sliced thinly

1 Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F. Grease 22cm (9-inch) square cake pan. 2 Sift flour and caster sugar into large bowl; rub in butter. 3 Combine milk and the water in a medium jug. Split vanilla bean open and scrape seeds into milk mixture; discard bean. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; use a knife to cut the milk mixture through the flour mixture to make a soft, sticky dough. Turn dough onto floured surface, knead gently until smooth. 4 Press dough out to 20cm (8-inch) square, cut into 16 squares using floured

knife. Place squares, just touching, in pan. Brush scones with a little extra milk. 5 Bake scones about 20 minutes. 6 Meanwhile, beat cream and half the sifted icing sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. 7 Sandwich warm scones with jam, strawberries and cream; serve dusted with remaining sifted icing sugar. Tips: Scones are best made on the day of serving. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in oven, wrapped in foil. It is fine to use just one 300ml carton of cream for this recipe.

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Bab al-shahna’. 11. Bukhari and Muslim. See Sharh al-Sunnah, 13/60, 1. Bukhari and Muslim. See Sharh al-Sunnah, 13/47, Kitab al-birr wa’l-silah, bab yuhibbu li akhihi ma yuhibKitab al-birr wa’l-silah, bab ta’awun al-mu’minin wa bu li nafsihi. tarahumuhum. 12. Reported by Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad, 1/333, 2. Ibid. Bab al-Muslim mir’ah akhihi. 3. Reported by Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad, 1/493, 13. Sahih Muslim, 16/146, Kitab al-birr wa’l-silah wa’lBab hijrah al-Muslim. adab, bab fadl al-rifq. 4. Bukhari and Muslim. See Sharh al-Sunnah, 13/100, 14. Fath al-Bari, 10/474, Kitab al-adab, bab ma qila Kitab al-birr wa’l-silah, bab al-nahy ‘an hijran al-ikhwan. fi dhi’l-wajhayn; Sahih Muslim, 16/157, Kitab al-birr 5. Sahih Muslim, 16/120, Kitab al-birr wa’l-silah wa’lwa’l-silah wa’l-adab, bab dhamm dhi’l-wajhayn. adab, bab tahrim al-zann wa’l-tajassus wa’l-tanafus. 15. Reported by Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad, 2/83, 6. Bukhari and Muslim. See Sharh al-Sunnah, 13/109, Bab du’a’ al-akh bi zahr al-ghayb. Kitab al-birr wa’l-silah, bab ma la yajuz min al-zann. 7. Sahih Muslim, 16/120, Kitab al-birr wa’l-silah wa’ladab, bab tahrim zulm al-Muslim wa khadhaluhu wa ihtiqarahu. 8. Sahih Muslim, 16/177, Kitab al-birr wa’l-silah wa’ladab, bab istihbab talaqah al-wajh ‘ind al¬liqa’. 9. Sahih Muslim, 16/141, Kitab al-birr wa’l-silah wa’ladab, bab istihbab al-’afuw wa’l-tawadu’. 10. Repoted by Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad, 1/505,


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