Post-Brexit Scenarios

Post-Brexit Scenarios Only one day left to the vote on the Brexit deal, let’s have a look at some of the possible scenarios. If Parliament agrees with the proposal, then the withdrawal agreement will come in to force on March 29th 2019. If there are amendments the Government agrees on, then these can be slipped in otherwise, where parliament disagrees, the Government will have 21 … Continue reading Post-Brexit Scenarios

Pakistani Wedding Traditions and Customs explained

Asian weddings can be a lengthy process due to their vast customs and traditions. I’ve been to over five weddings this Autumn to observe what they exactly entail and why. It’s interesting that the majority of Pakistanis continue to follow this cultural trend of marriage, regardless of how ‘British’ they may be.

In this post I’ll explore the typical Pakistani Muslim wedding from beginning to end. Alongside aiming to explore whether these practices conflict with Islam; is there a boundary?

Most arranged marriages and even those of choice (i.e lovers) begin with Continue reading Pakistani Wedding Traditions and Customs explained


25 Parenting tips backed by Science

25 Parenting tips backed by Science With the help of many sources online, here are some tips to get your started. Don’t be fooled by their height No matter how tall they get or how grown-up they look, your kids are still just that … kids. And parents of older children especially need to remember this fact, according to Sara Johnson, an assistant professor at … Continue reading 25 Parenting tips backed by Science

The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg

Eggs, eggs, eggs! You can have them scrambled, fried or even raw. I think the way you like them says something about you! Scrambled? Very untrustworthy—pray that the eggs are soft-scrambled at the very least. Hard-boiled? This person lacks excitement. Omelette? They’re greedy—what this person has will never be enough for them. Over-easy? This person is impatient, but skilled with a spatula. Sunny side-up fried? Top-notch human. … Continue reading The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg

How to perform Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimage- And Lots of Tips!

Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimage- The Ultimate Journey and Ultimate Guide

[mks_pullquote align=”center” width=”600″ size=”16″ bg_color=”#c6c6c6″ txt_color=”#00000″]Disclaimer: The following post is on my experience of Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage. Hajj is the actual pilgrimage every Muslim should make. The following post is also based on the works of scholars.[/mks_pullquote]


The Journey begins

And proclaim to mankind the Hajj. They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant valley. Qur’an 22:27

Ever wondered why you make pilgrimage to Makkah and Madina, why perform Umrah, why dress in white and circumambulate?

Before going, I felt this question was important to me. Aside from the blessings and sightseeing, what is the purpose of this journey? Why is Hajj fardh upon every Muslim?

My personal reflection was that, it is about proclaiming Allah’s name openly and proudly. Where we acknowledge Allah ﷻ as our creator and sustainer, our Lord. In many passages of the Qu’ran, Allah ﷻ Continue reading “How to perform Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimage- And Lots of Tips!”

Mumtaz Restaurant

[mks_col] [mks_one_third] [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″] Date Visited: 14/09/2017 Location: Bradford, BD7 3HS Website: Average Price: Meal for two – £35 Approx [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″]   [/mks_one_third][mks_two_thirds]   [/mks_two_thirds] [/mks_col] [mks_col] [mks_two_thirds] Mumtaz set up in 1979 as a street stall and now is one of the most popular restaurants in the UK. The brand has slowly franchised out and has also developed ready meals and … Continue reading Mumtaz Restaurant


[mks_col] [mks_one_third] [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″] Date Visited: 23/07/2017 Location: Bradford, BD1 3EB Website: Average Price: Meal for two – £13 Approx [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″]   [/mks_one_third][mks_two_thirds] [/mks_two_thirds] [/mks_col] [mks_col] [mks_two_thirds] Recently we conducted a review of HelloFresh using Groupons located here-, and as a follow up, we would like to give you a very quick review of Food2Go. It is in fact a rebrand of … Continue reading Food2Go


The Future: 10 Inventions we’ll see in the next 5 years

Future Technology has been a thing in the movies, now we are closer sci-fi as ever. With the advent of space travel, personal computers and mobile phones, technology revolutionised the way we live. Now experts around the globe have turned this up a notch, ready to change life for us once more. Here are 10 inventions that we will see in the next 5 years.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligent behaviour by machines. Machines can now be programmed to acquire, store and use knowledge, reason, solve problems, learn new skills, and manipulate or move objects.

This might remind you of a scene from Iron Man or even Sky Net, but this is exacrlt what it is. Traditional robots are programmed to follow a set of instruction, newer machines can now adduce, induce and deduce.

So far we have Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant, but this technology is expanding rapidly and will be the future. Saudi Arabia recently gave citizenship to a robot called Sophia. Sophia embodies Audrey Hepburn’s classic beauty: porcelain skin, a slender nose, high cheekbones, an intriguing smile, and deeply expressive eyes that seem to change colour with the light. They are dubbed as genius machines that are smarter than humans and can learn creativity, empathy and compassion. Continue reading “The Future: 10 Inventions we’ll see in the next 5 years”

The Veggie

[mks_col] [mks_one_third] [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″] Date Visited: 23/03/2017 Location: Ilkley, LS29 8DS Website: Average Price: Meal for two – £25 Approx [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″]     [/mks_one_third][mks_two_thirds] [/mks_two_thirds]   [/mks_col] [mks_col] [mks_two_thirds]The Veggie is a vegetarian café set in the heart of Ilkley. I first dropped in when I went to watch Eye in the Sky at the Ilkely cinema (fab cinema), for a cup of … Continue reading The Veggie

Common Mistakes in Ramadan

Common Mistakes in Ramadan

For many of us Ramadan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a robotic exercise than a form of Ibaadah (worship); we fast from morning to night like zombies because everyone around us is fasting. We forget that its a time to purify our hearts and our souls from all evil and sin. We forget to make Dua, forget to beseech Allah to forgive us and ask Him to save us from the Fire. Sure we stay away from food and drink but that’s about all we manage to do. Lets have a look at some of the most common mistakes in Ramadan.

Too much stress on food and drink

For some people, the entire month of Continue reading “Common Mistakes in Ramadan”

Mental Illness in Pictures

< p style=”text-align: center;”>Mental illness is often invisible. Do you ever wonder what it may feel like? The stigma needs to stop. Depression Anxiety – Trapped OCD Paranoia Schizophrenia Addiction Anorexia Anxiety – Worry Social Anxiety  Post Traumatic Stress Insecurity Bipolar Stress I recently went to a mental health workshop. Is really important to me since my grandfather is suffering from depression and Alzheimer, so I … Continue reading Mental Illness in Pictures

Mumtaz Chandelier

  [mks_col] [mks_one_third] [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″] Date Visited: 28/05/2016 Location: Leeds, LS10 1PJ Website: Average Price: Meal for two – £35 Approx [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″] [/mks_one_third][mks_two_thirds][/mks_two_thirds] [/mks_col] [mks_col] [mks_two_thirds] The Mumtaz franchise has expanded over the last few years, but sadly it’s only the Bradford restaurant that is doing well. The brand Jaldi Jaldi failed miserably with their pre-heated food and the current establishment … Continue reading Mumtaz Chandelier

Moon sighting in Islam and the rules

Muslim Moon Wars How moonsighting is established islamicallyUsing Modern equipmentLocal vs GlobalProblem with SaudiNecessary to follow local mosqueSolutionsMisc What is Moon sighting? Year after Year, Eid after Eid, Muslims debate on what the correct day is for Ramadhan, Eid, Hajj, etc. There have been instances of countries keeping only 28 fasts in total and at other times lengthening this to 31. There are various approaches … Continue reading Moon sighting in Islam and the rules

Is it arrogance?

‘I’m intelligent’ This simple statement can be perceived in many ways. How often are we quick to assume. Pride This is a feeling of deep pleasure in one’s own achievements or qualities or possessions. Where one is excessively conceited or absorbed in oneself; self-centred. Feeling they are the best of a group, class, society, etc. Where someone stands up tall and feels on top of … Continue reading Is it arrogance?

Buffalo Grill

  [mks_col] [mks_one_third] [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″] Date Visited: 06/11/2015 Location: Bradford,  BD1 2DG Website: Average Price: Meal for two – £45 Approx   [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″]     [/mks_one_third][mks_two_thirds] [/mks_two_thirds] [/mks_col] [mks_col] [mks_two_thirds] Buffalo Grill is the new favourite in Bradford, with many people rating it 5 stars, I went along with some work colleagues to get a taste of some of their ‘juicy’ food. The … Continue reading Buffalo Grill

How to take a bath and exfoliate your skin to prevent acne

Bathing Have you ever wondered whether you wash your self properly or at least adequately? We’ve all heard of the many cleansing products but what do they actually do and how beneficial are they for your body? This post is going to teach you all you need to know, Lets go through the bath process. Here are some total health and fitness tips for you. … Continue reading How to take a bath and exfoliate your skin to prevent acne

Lahores – MyLahore

  [mks_col] [mks_one_third] [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″] Date Visited: 09/08/2015 Location: Bradford,  BD7 1AL Website: Average Price: Meal for two – £17 Approx [mks_separator style=”double” height=”2″] [/mks_one_third][mks_two_thirds][/mks_two_thirds] [/mks_col] [mks_col] [mks_two_thirds] Lahores opened its doors just over a decade ago in Bradford. It aimed to bring forward a fresh and exciting menu; but to date I am still confused to whether it’s a restaurant or an eat-in … Continue reading Lahores – MyLahore


Islamic Haircuts

An unusual topic for me to discuss, but one Muslims generally overlook. Although not the strictest of rulings, there are hadith that stress keeping an adequate hair style. You can argue there’s far more important things to worry about but purity is in all aspects of your life. The main underlying factor is that adopting any hairstyle that entails shaving some part of the head and … Continue reading Islamic Haircuts