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Scribble Transformations

Over the holidays I had some lovely little visitors aged 2 and 3 who helped inspire me create some new artwork in my sketch books. ๐Ÿ™‚

Purple Painting

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New painting in purple as you can see. Not sure if it’s finished yet. I think I’ll add more to it or change it completely. I don’t think I like it much but my daughter likes it. Looks kinda nice withdrew light shining through it I think.

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Ramadan Day 27 Racing Towards Good Deeds

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As you may or may not know giving charity in Islam is strongly encouraged even if it is something as small as a mustard seed or something as simple as smiling at someone. This is not only for Ramadan but everyday of a Muslims life. However as Ramadan is the month of blessings we strive to do as many acts of charity and other good deeds as we can. There are only two or three days left and Muslims are emptying their pockets and even their bank accounts to help those in need.

I am still raising money to send trucks of flour to Syria so that the people there can make bread which is their staple food. I’m very far off my target but inshaAllah (Allah willing) will get there. If you do have a contribution you can click on the Just Giving link to the right to donate online or you can make a contribution via text by texting YEZZ78 and then the amount that you want to donate to 70070.

Thank you in advance. ๐Ÿ™‚ JazakAllah khair (May Allah reward you with good)

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) has said: โ€œTo smile in the company of your brother is charity. To command to do good deeds and to prevent others from doing evil is charity. To guide a person in a place where he can not get astray is charity. To remove troublesome things like thorns and bones from the road is charity. To pour water from your jug into the jug of your brother is charity. To guide a person with defective vision is charity for you.โ€ (Bukhari)

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) has said: ‘Sadaqah (charity) does not decrease wealth.’ (Muslim)

Ramadan Day 14 Lemon Blueberry Bread Bears

Ramadan Day 14 Lemon Blueberry Bread Bears Yummmmy!!! http://yezarcksblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/ramadan-day-14-lemon-blueberry-bread.html

Ramadan Day 13 Just Giving

Who spend [in the cause of Allah ] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people – and Allah loves the doers of good; Al-Imran:134

I have made a just giving page as I have been trying to raise money for Syria. The cause is very dear to my heart, as is every cause that involves people suffering injustices but we have to start somewhere. I have a button to the right that links to my page where you can donate so please do so even of its only ยฃ1. Every penny or whatever your currency is that you give is well appreciated.

I am donating all profit of sales of my art and other handmade items such as books for this cause. Check out my Etsy shop

May Allah reward you will good.

Blogger post Ramadan day 12

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Ramadan day 12 Baking Banana Cake With My Sistren ๐Ÿ™‚ http://yezarcksblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/ramadan-day-12-baking-banana-with-my.html

Ramadan Day 9 Being Kind to Neighbour’s


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I was so busy yesterday I don’t know how I managed. It was probably my most challenging day for feeling dry and thirsty.

Apparently it was 28 degrees with a feel of 32. My neighbour put out her thermometer in the shade in her garden and it read 28. MashaAllah nice hot sunny weather.

I was surprised to find my neighbour who is an old lady (I don’t know how old she is but I think she could be older than my grandmother who is 80) busying herself in herd front garden tackling with her overgrown hedge and other types of bushes and plants.

She’s a very active lady MashaAllah (just as God willed), but I was surprised how she was coping in all the heat. When I asked her she told me that the councilhad given her a deadline for 19th July to have her garden sorted out and that they would be coming to inspect it in the morning. They also wanted to impose on her that some men would come and cut down her front and back gardens at a cost of ยฃ90 per hour which would take 2 days to complete meaning that she would have to pay around ยฃ1500 altogether!

I can’t believe how.unreasonable they are being. I think it’s just a way of trying to force her out of the home she has lived in since she was 9 months old with her parent’s and into an old people’s home. God forbid!

Why is it that when people get to a certain age they are pressured to be put away as if they are unwanted furniture? I understand that she is getting on a bit and she did have a fall a while ago which put her in hospital for a while but she is a human being with rights and all her mental faculties very well in tact.

Together we managed to sort out her front garden without completely stripping it of its character. Alhamdolillah (praise be to God). I hope that the council won’t complain about it but I know they will persist in trying to make life difficult for her till they get what they want.

Some beneficial reminders on the treatment of neighbors in Islam:
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu โ€™alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day let him not harm his neighbour; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day let him show hospitality to his guest; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day let him speak good or remain silent”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu โ€™alayhi wa sallam) said, “O Muslim women! No one of you should consider insignificant (a gift) to give to her neighbour even if it is (a gift of) the trotters of a sheep”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: This Hadith means that neighbours should present gifts to each other. The rich men and the poor according to their means. One who is poor should not think that what he is presenting to his neighbour is not worthy of giving. Even his humble gift, provided it is presented with sincerity, will find acceptance with Allah. According to the Noble Qur’an: “So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an ant (or a small ant) shall see it.” (99:7)

It is, however, better for a rich person to present a gift which goes well with his means. He should not give anything to his neighbour which is stale or which he does not like for himself because apart from insincerity, such a thing shows his contempt for the neighbour while gift is, in fact, a token of sincerity and brotherhood.

Ibn `Umar and `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu โ€™alayhi wa sallam) said, “Jibril kept recommending treating neighbours with kindness until I thought he would assign a share of inheritance”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Ramadan Day 7 Pineapple Upside Down Cake. YUMMY!

I wanted to post last night but I was pretty lost for words. Not because of any great event just because I didn’t really have anything to say. Sometimes it’s just nicer to be in deep thought.

Need to paint.

InshaAllah. (God willing)

I saw a recipe for a pineapple upside down cake yesterday on Karimas Crafts which sure gave me an appetite. I just had to make it. I’d never had it before. MashaAllah (just as God willed) wow it was deliciosa! Heres The Link To The recipe: Pineapple upside down cake.

I also have to say jazakallah khair (May God reward her with good) to Karima for posting this recipe. It worked a treat MashaAllah. With vanilla ice cream of course. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Yezarcks blogger post Ramadan day 6

Ramadan day 6 The Artwork Without a Name http://yezarcksblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/ramadan-day-6-artwork-without-name.html

Ramadan day 3 :)

I was busy doing some boring but necessary Home work today since that I need to do my business plan.

I’m just itching to paint and I quite fancy doing some print making which I hope to spend my Saturday afternoon doing inshaAllah (God willing).

My son did some really amazing robot drawings today that I just had to share. I love the detail. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I ate a simple salad with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, celery, rice and salmon. It was very refreshing and nice. It occurred to me today that I haven’t had any meat since the beginning of Ramadan. I know that’s only three days which isn’t long but had I eaten out I probably would’ve eaten meat. I think it’s a good thing to lay off the meat. It really isn’t necessary to eat meat every day. It’s amazing how far a little of the right food goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then eat of what Allah has provided for you which is lawful and good. And be grateful to Allah, if it is indeed Him that you worship. Surah An-Nahl:114

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