Sunday, March 6, 2011



I have one more week on my weight loss phase on this diet and then 2 weeks of maintenance and then I can restart the weight loss phase. So 3 weeks I need to behave and eat properly, InshAllah.

Oh Allah give me the strength to see this through for once in my life. For my health, sanity and for my future, InshAllah. Oh Allah if this is good for me. Ameen

And no falling off the wagon :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Week 5

I am so hesitant to post this!

This past week was terrible! I cheated and could not stick to my diet! I am soooo an emotional eater! Arggggghhhhhh!!!!

Stress and crime and just everything got me this week and I tried to eat properly and just failed!

I made a commitment today to start on my way again, InshAllah. Allah assist me to persevere.

So I weighed in on Monday which was the end of week 4 and I weighed 78kgs

Monday, February 14, 2011

End of week 2

As salaamu Alaykum

So its the end of week 2 and I went for a weigh in this morning and I only lost 800g! Which was a disappointed but at least its not a gain. Alhamdulilaah.

I did cheat on Friday night, I had a handful of crisps and also had some chicken wings. And then Saturday I had some more grilled chicken wings.

I felt so terrible on Saturday that I did not eat supper. Alhamdulilaah I am back on track.

I was feeling quite low this weekend, I usually get like this just before the start of my monthly's.

So I am persevering! So I weigh 80 kgs and I need to get to 70 by the end of week 6.

Please keep me in your duas.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Elegance of Hijab

The pea is a splendid plant. It proudly displays its strong green Hijab. It protects it from the hot and cold weather and guards it from insects. Allah has blessed the pea with a special Hijab, because without it, the seeds would scatter, dry up and die.

The orange keeps itself within its shiny orange Hijab to protect its delicious fruit. Otherwise it loses its taste too.

So are the banana, the coconut and the pomegranate. Each one has an elegant and unique Hijab, which protects it from disease and destruction.

The jewel of the sea, the pearl, has been given a very tough and rugged Hijab - oyster shell. It protects it from sea animals and keeps it sparkling and shining inside.
The delicacies and exotic chocolates of this world are covered to protect them from bacteria and preserve their taste. Besides being so elegant it adds to its value!                        
However, the most beloved of Allah in all His creation is the Muslim girl who wears the Hijab. She knows it is a gift from Allah. It protects her from harm, injury and mischief. She wears it knowing it gives her dignity, beauty and respect. So precious she can be that she hides herself beneath her Hijab.

Do you wear a Hijab? Give it a try today

Hijab opens so many more doors than it closes, spiritually and socially. It is unfortunate that there are so many obstacles to our finding this joy and fulfilment, but our best course of actions is to be aware of them, deal with them, and continue this form of  struggle in the way of Allah.
For Muslim women, COVERING THE HEAD IS NOT THE SIGN OF DEGRADATION or oppression. It is a commandment from Allah!!! Allah  would not discriminate against women, a segment of His creation.  
Rather, HEAD-COVERING IS A SIGN OF PURITY AND DIGNITY. It highlights the Muslim woman as a pure, chaste woman and sets her apart from the immoral behaviour associated with women who dress immodestly.  
The Hijab allows a woman to move about outside the confines of her home WITH HER ATTENTION ON THE TASKS SHE HAS SET OUT TO DO. The Muslim woman does not try to impress anyone but Allah when outside of her home. She is not concerned if men find her attractive, or if people are impressed because she has the latest fashions, or the newest hairstyle. She leaves her home as a SELF-CONFIDENT PART OF HUMAN RACE, not as a fashion-plate seeking stares and adoration in order to gain self-esteem. The hijab cuts down on competition among women. How many people in the West sacrifice financial savings and health in order to have plastic surgery - in a desperate attempt to meet up to an unrealistic standard of beauty.
IN ISLAM, WOMEN ARE APPRECIATED FOR THEIR KNOWLEDGE, PIETY AND CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY.When women wear hijab one finds that the most beautiful women are not necessarily the most popular. Rather, a woman is assessed for her mind, and not just superficial physical traits.
Insha'Allah we will all receive great blessings and heightened spiritual benefits from our efforts to obey His wise commands, and never forget, no matter how difficult it is, that Allah never puts burdens on us that we cannot bear, and the more we persevere, the more blessings we receive, insha'Allah. Whatever point you are at in your spiritual growth, remember that Allah knows what is in your heart and will not expect more of you than you are ready for. So keep preparing yourself so that you will be a strong, glowing vision of a person thoroughly committed to submitting herself to Allah, and proud of it!
And the Greatest Benefit of All………….

"And say to the faithful women to lower their gazes, and to guard their private parts, and not to display their beauty except what is apparent of it, and to extend their headcoverings (khimars) to cover their bosoms (jaybs), and not to display their beauty except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband's fathers, or their sons, or their husband's sons, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their womenfolk, or what their right hands rule (slaves), or the followers from the men who do not feel sexual desire, or the small children to whom the nakedness of women is not apparent, and not to strike their feet (on the ground) so as to make known what they hide of their adornments. And turn in repentance to Allah together, O you the faithful, in order that you are successful" (Al Quran An-Nur:31)

"O Prophet! Say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the faithful to draw their outergarments (jilbabs) close around themselves; that is better that they will be recognized and not annoyed. And God is ever Forgiving, Gentle." (Al Quran Al-Ahzab:59) 

Weigh In: Day 8

Looks like slowly but surely my blog which started out as something else is becoming a diet blog! lol.

But some great news for those who are interested. I went for my first weigh in and....... drum roll please......

I lost 3 kgs! So I weigh 80 now and I started off at 83 kgs! Alhamdulilaah, its only by the will and grace of the Almighty!

So I will continue on my pursuit of being a more healthier person, InshAllah. If anyone is interested in the diet visit


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 6

So far excellent, my diet is going well and I have resisted temptation especially this weekend when I had some guests over and I served chocolate cake, samoosas, pies. I made sure that I stuck to it and has some extra fruit but not too much.

Tomorrow is my first weigh in. I am nervous and excited, I know its really soon but I feel lighter and I can feel my body changing.

Will post my results tommorrow

Fiza Abaya Show Day

Yesterday, I hosted an abaya show day at my home. Alhamdulilaah it was a great success and the abayas were so beautiful.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 3 and 4

I have eaten some real food! Yipppeee! Ate a tuna salad today with some lettuce, onions and allot of Tabasco. And for supper I had a chicken stir fry with cabbage, spinach, tomato and spices. It was so good to have food after 3 whole days of fruit.

Everything going well Alhamdulilaah, energy levels up and also resisting all temptations.

Having chicken curry made with chicken, onion, tomato and spices for lunch tomorrow with my 2 cracker breads :)

My first weigh in and measurements will be taken on Monday, InshAllah, no idea what to expect of the weight loss but will share.

Quraan lessons were lovely today, started Surah Yaseen and made an intention to start memorizing it, InshAllah. I will try my hardest, when you are older, its much more difficult to memorize.

Jumuah Mubarak!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 2 of the eating plan and Arabic Classes

As salaamu Alaykum

Yesterday was day 2, I was really grumpy for most of the day but the dizziness and headaches was gone. Had a bit more energy than I had on the first day.

So I am on day 3 today, gave myself the injection which wasn't that bad, did it in my thigh and didnt look at it when i poked it in. So I think instead of hubby giving them, I will give them myself :)

I attended the Darun Na'im li Zuhur Morning Intensive Arabic course for ladies yesterday morning. Met some ladies I have met before from another workshop as well. Alhamdulilaah, this is exactly what I was looking for and making dua for! Something to make my ibaadah morning meaningful!

The lecturer gave a beautiful overview of the course and also explained that this was Quraanic Arabic because we want to understand the arabic we are reading in the Quraan and the duas we say in our daily lives.

I am so super excited! We did a small lesson yesterday on changing arabic words from singular to dual and then also to male and female plurals, quite complicated but I am sure it will get better, InshAllah.

Oh did I mention that my goal weight was 65 kgs? Ok, Its 65 kgs, InshAllah :)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 1 of the eating plan

Alhamdulilaah I made it through day one which was tough! But I kept on making dua and focused on what I wanted.

Its actually day 3 but because the first two days I take the injections and eat normally, fortunately it fell over the right weekend when it was my husbands cousins wedding, so I could have all kinds of yummy food and deserts.

The first day of the detox which is today, I took the injection at 9 am and then had my breakfast of 250ml of strawberry protein shake and 300 grams of fruit. And I had 300 grams of fruit for lunch and 300 grams of fruit for supper. In between meals I had herbal teas and water.

My sense of smell was heightened to a new level! But I stuck it out and made it through! Alhamdulilaah.

So for the next 2 days I will be following the detox eating plan of fruit and taking my daily injections.

I have 18 kgs to loose, InshAllah!


Current Weight: 83 kgs
Goal Weight: 65 kgs
Mini Goal #1: 78 kgs
Mini Goal # 2: 73 kgs
Mini Goal # 3: 68 kgs

I am determined to get to my goal weight, InshAllah!

Some other exciting news is I am finally starting my arabic language course! Alhamdulilaah, Allah has answered my duas and granted me the opportunity of learning the language of the Quran. The course is grammer, morphology and tafseer so I am super excited to start tommorrow InshAllah.

Thanks for all the ladies who have commented!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Exciting new horizon

I have decided once and for all to get rid of the fat me! I have signed up for a medical weight loss programme which starts this weekend, InshAllah.

The start of this diet is a 2 day binge on fatty foods and then followed by a 3 day fruit fast. And then 6 weeks of low carb, low calorie eating. And of course the main thing, daily injections of a hormone called HCG. The diet in South Africa is called Slender Wonder and abroad The HCG or Leptin diet.

I am mentally preparing myself to stick to it, I have nothing to lose but fat! Please make dua for me ladies, I need so much of it.

Thought I would post some Islamic knowledge regarding the matter :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011


After Hajj I was so inspired by my journey that I was inspired to wear the niqab. I had already been wearing the hijab as well as an abaya since I went for Umrah in 2009.

I was wearing it in Madinah all of the time since I arrived and then when I wore it for the Umrah to Makkah I did not wear it and it was so humid in Makkah I was having a bit of difficulty wearing it in tawaaf.

When I was on the plane coming home I decided not to shock my family by arriving at the airport wearing it and my daughter would also not recognize me.

After the first week I decided to break the news to everyone and wore it out and about. Alhamdulilaah it has been received with lots of goodness :) May Allah make it easy for all the muslimahs. Ameen!

Hajj 2010

As salaamu Alaykum sisters in Islam and readers of this small blog about my insignificant life

So much has happened since April 2010!!! That looks like the last time I blogged! Oops, sorry!

So an update is due:

After April 2010 I was accredited to go for Hajj! I made my intention and Alhamdulilaah I was so fortunate to be able to go for 5 amazing and life changing weeks! Allah ta'ala really blessed me! A trip of a lifetime! We spend 10 nights in Madinah! The crowds were overwhelming compared to Umrah in December 2009 but visiting the qabr of our beloved Nabi (saw) was amazing and rewarding!

Makkah was packed to capacity 5 million hujjaj. We stayed so close to the haram in Makkah and the 4th day of Thul Hijjah moved to Aziziah for the remainder of the days before we went to Mina for the first day of Hajj.

In Makkah I spent most of my time in the haram doing salaah and tawaaf! Seeing the Kabah again was amazing! So magnetic! Really reminds me of the Glory and Majesty of Allah ta'ala.

We moved to Mina the first day of Hajj, spent the time there in salaah, thikr and anticipation of the days to come. South Africans are so fortunate we have lovely tents and 24 hour food service and amazing Ulema who  occupied our time with hajj lectures and advice! Alhamdulilaah!

The next morning after fajr we left for Arafah walking. It was a long walk but was so beautiful to commemorate the footsteps of the Sahaabah (ra) and the Nabi (saw) it was truly amazing! I could not believe that I was there!

We arrived in Arafah and it was 20 degrees hotter than on the road! We spent the day on Arafaah in hope and mercy of Allah ta'ala. I have never felt so close to Allah ta'ala as on that day. It was a tearful day of repentance and asking Allah ta'ala. When I looked around me it was as if we were on the day of Judgement! So many people just walking around in a trance like state regretting, asking for forgiveness, pleading Allah for mercy. And everyone was concerned with themselves and no one else!

It was really the highlight of Hajj, Youmul Arafah!

After Maghrib we walked to Muzdalifah and reached there at midnight. We set up camp on a road just on the muzdalifah mina border and slept on the road under the stars! Was one of the best sleeps ever! I think because I was just really exhausted.

We then woke up for fajr and proceeded back to Mina where we would pelt the Jamaraat! It was a long walk back, we rested, prayed and then went to the Jamaraat building which looks like a huge multi level parking building. We went to the first level, pelted our 7 stones and left back to Aziziah to wait for our sacrificial animals to be slaughtered and then to relieve ourselves from Ihraam and then return back to Mina. We performed our Tawaaf of Hajj the next day and then we completely relieved from Ihraam.

We stayed the extra nights in Mina and pelted the Jamaraats during the day.

It was sad leaving but I was so excited to be reunited with my daughter who was staying at my mother in laws for the 5 weeks.

Alhamdulilaah I am so fortunate!! Alhamdulilaah.