@cherryblossomhijabs you sorted me out with the perfect hijab when I needed it the most, thank you! It matches so well with lots of my desi dresses, especially this one that I wore to a wedding yesterday 🙈☺️
Hand harness (and the headpiece in the previous post) are from @aljawharahglasgow 😊 All pieces are made using Swarovski elements - they sparkle with the tiniest amount of light! Designs are kept simple yet elegant, something that I look for when purchasing jewellery. Each design is made in limited number to keep it unique. (Plus delivery is SUPER FAST!)
There is a 15% discount if you quote "modestchild" when placing an order. The discount code will expire on the 26th August.
@aljawharahglasgow made this one off bespoke headpiece for me, to match my outfit 😊 Made with light colorado topaz, Swarovski crystal beads and pearls and a rhinestone centrepiece, it made me feel like a princess at yesterday's wedding! Thank you @aljawharahglasgow!
Strategies to help us reduce our egos:
1. Reflect upon death. We will all face the grave.
2. Reflect upon our origins. We were once a baby, fully dependent on others.
3. Reflect within ourselves. We have the same weaknesses as others. We all sin. We all smile, cry and bleed in the same language.
4. Allah is the greatest. He deserves all praise.
5. Don't ask for your rights. Give people their rights.
6. Forgiveness is the highest virtue.
7. Covering each others' faults is a greater good.
8. We are nothing without Allah. We would have no ultimate value. No ultimate meaning.
9. We don't know our ends. We may end up worse.
10. Remember everything that we have, and everything that we are, is due to Allah's blessings.
// Skincare Secret // This is when I wish I had a 'before' and 'after' picture :( I've been using the Lemon Face Scrub and Miracle Skin Perfection cream for the past few weeks and have noticed marked improvements! It's helped reduce dark pigmentation and spots in such little time. All ingredients are natural and everything is handmade from @natura_cosmetics - I highly recommend it to everyone, especially for people with problem skin like mine!
Waking up to the sweet sound of my father reading the Qur'an, to the fragrance of my mother preparing food in the kitchen, to the sight of my little sister running to open the curtains, to check whose henna came out darker - hers or mine! My thoughts and du'aas are with those who can't spend this blessed day with loved ones. Eid Mubarak to all my insta-friends and family! 😊
#tbt A picture from two years ago. A lot of things have changed in my life since then, which brought to mind this quote by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf:
'People say to you, 'you've changed', or something like that, well, I hope, for the sake of God, that you have changed, because I don't want to be the same person all my life. I want to be growing, I want to be expanding. I want to be changing. Because animate things change, inanimate things don't change. Dead things don't change. And the heart should be alive, it should be changing, it should be moving, it should be growing, its knowledge should be expanding.'
Tips from ProductiveMuslim on how to accept criticism 😊
1) Du’aa: Ask Allah to help you to avoid getting angry, sad, suspicious and/or arrogant. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “No one who has an atom’s-weight of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise.” [Narrated by Muslim (91)].
2) Hold good opinion of others: At times we may ask: why should one spend their precious time and effort into pointing out your mistakes? Perhaps they want the best for you! That is how we should think of people who point our mistakes.
3) Room for improvement: Rejoice when someone points out your mistake for it only means that there is further room for improvement. Utilise criticism to improve yourself and see it as a gift that you can use. Criticism is an opportunity for you to examine your flaws and learn something in the process.
4) Ask for further input: If you are unable to understand the criticism or find any faults in yourself, then ask the other person (who has criticised you) to elaborate, so that you are able to learn something genuinely.
5) Self-confidence: If you think the criticism is unjustified and not constructive, then leave it aside. There is no need to react negatively if you are confident that you are not at fault. However, if you have even a minimal amount of doubt, then it is better to discuss your views with the person who has pointed out your mistakes.