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A ‘taste’ of Hijrah

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As salam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

“Algeria mon amour”…………. Algeria a love that never dies.

Year after year, spending time there, knowing people, growing in the din, my love for Algeria has started to grow bigger and bigger and  now I can definitely say that I feel at home, my home, my dar al Islam.

This summer I left England with the hope in my heart that my hijrah could start but Allah had decreed that the time was not yet alhamdulillah.  Continue reading

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‘Eid in Algeria

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The first time I prayed ‘Eid (ul-Fitr) in Algeria was in a small masjid, well it felt small because there were so many women ma shaa Allah. The second time I prayed it (‘Eid ul-Adha) was in a bigger masjid, not far from home, and that was the best ‘Eid prayer I have ever attended, because of the imam recitation, may Allah preserve him!

Many of us living in the west, and maybe with a ‘not so traditional’ background, are used to spend ‘Eids with other sisters, or making the day ‘special’ for the kids. There are masajid organising ‘fun’ events for sisters and children so many of us get really involved and find the day of ‘Eid itself being hectic and exciting!  Continue reading


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Eid Sweets – Algerian Style – M’khabez

I don’t usually go all Algerian when it comes to Eid baking, or any baking for that matter, but I wanted to do one Algerian style sweet or cake along with other simpler non-Algerian ones. So today, I’m sharing a recipe for M’khabez. If you’ve ever had North African sweets, you’ve probably tried something like this and just not known what it’s called (very much like myself, who had to ask friends before posting this!) It’s basically a nut-filled, syrup-soaked pastry, a lot like the other Algerian sweet pictures I’ve shared in the past:  Continue reading