Archive | July, 2014

Pirate theme for Eid – Diy Pirate Treasure

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Salaam Aleikum,

We (I) are slowly preparing our stuff for Eid this year alhamdulillah. Last years Eid’s with stress the days before and late nights really got me so tiered. Subhanallah, why does it alway get like that? : ) This year we are taking it slow, preparing little by little with plenty of time left.

My kids have become really interested in pirates the last couple of weeks, so I decided to spin on that trail. For Eid they will be getting this huge pirate treasure filled with gold (chocolate money), lollipops and a small toy (haven’t put it in yet). This was so much fun making! Really there is no wrong here, just go with the flow. A lot of stuff I bought from thrift finding stores alhamdulillah, you can’t really buy new stuff for this kind of project haha, it needs to have old things ; )

Pirate theme is easy fo me to do with my kids (very small) but if you have older kids this could be a muslim war booty mashallah : ) That is sooo much more fun than playing pirates. Now you are on your way to Badr, eager to win (or find) that war booty with the caravan filled with gold, gems and silk ; )

 

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Here is a quick tutorial how to make it:

1. Find a cardboard box, don’t take a too big box, and a simple sheet ? of cardboard.

2. Cut of the top.

3. Roll the cardboard sheet, this makes it’s so easier later when you bend it to become the lid. Then cut it so it will fit the box and have the right length, depends on how high you want it.

4. Glue it to the back of the box ( I used my gluegun for everything in this project, it goes so fast alhamdulillah!)

5. Cut out half circles to fit the sides of the lid. I just hold the lid in the shape I wanted. Then I drew it of on the cardboardsheet.

6. Tape or glue on the sides to the lid. the sides will keep the lid in shape.

7. I wrapped my box with a brow gift paper, you don’t have to do this, I did it because my box was a bit to damaged.

8. Use brown or black color to create that wood imitation on it.

9. Drape the inside with some beautiful fabric.

10. Glue on two belts (or just paint them in gold color)

11. Add some gold glitter anywhere you like.

12. Fill with CANDY! : )

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Happy Eid, right?

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Salaam Aleikum my dear friends,

They blessed days of Ramadan are passing by, one by one. One week left until we all get to celebrate and feel joy during Eid alhamdulillah. I have made some decorations for you to put up in your home, creating that special feeling for Eid. Filling those  bonbons with candy and giving them as gifts to your children. You know, these things are really really hard to think about today. Some of us are spening our Eid in peace and happiness while some of my other sisters and brothers are spending their Eid in terror and grief. So, so many children are spending their first Eid without their mother and father, maybe even all alone subhanallah. So, Happy Eid right?

These printable templates were at firts going to be for free, like many other templates I’ve shared with you this month. But this one I simply can’t. Putting these up in your home, preparing gifts to your children when YOU KNOW there are thousands of Muslim children who on Eid might get nothing but bullets or bombs as gifts. La ilaha illallah!

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I would like to feel some happiness on Eid and I can’t have that unless I know I have at lest tried a little bit to give happiness to the children in Gaza and Syria. These Eid templates are now available in my “Instant download” category in the shop. The package consists of 4 different buntings, and Eid Floral Garland, Eid Tags (Swedish, English and Arabic), “Bonbon” Candybox template, an Eid Card and 5 new designs for the pop-up mosque.

 

And the price? It’s 100 Swedish kronor which is the equivalent for buying an Eid gift to an orphan child (through the charity organisation SolidaritetsCenter in their current “Ramadan Campaign”).

 

All the money will be donated for this cause, so your 100 kr is in fact 100 % sadaqah for you inshallah. Let’s see how many Eid Gifts we can raise!

 

Buy the “Eid Decoration Package” here.

 

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I ask you during this blessed days to please support this project of mine and share it.

May Allah bless and reward you all <3

 

// Umm Jabir

Whale blubber – Homemade marshmallows (kokosmums)

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Salaam Aleikum,

Happy to share with you my first “baking” recipe, only took me 7 months ; ) These little whale blubber (my name for them) are really tasty, its the little squares at the right in the picture. They bring me back to childhood, a real nostalgia treat (på svenska kallas de bla för kokosmums, kokosbollar, mums mums).

You’ll need:

4,5 dl sugar

3/4 dl icing sugar

1 eggwhite

1,5 dl cold water

1,5 tbs gelatin powder

1,5 hot water

 

4-5 dl coconut flakes

1,5 tsb cocao

Mix sugar, icing sugar, egg white and cold water in a large bowl. Boil the second part water and dissolve the gelatin. Pour this into the bowl with ingredients. Whisk everything with electric mixer for about 25 minutes. Dress a form of 20 * 30 cm with baking paper. Mix coconut and cocoa. Pour in a layer in the bottom of the pan. When the batter is ready whipped, pour it into the mold. Cover it with the coconut mix. Let stand in the fridge for 2 hours.Now you can cut pieces and dip the edges in excess coconut. Bismillah!

If you don’t wanna eat everything at once, you can put them in the freezer.

Svenska:

4,5 dl socker
3/4 dl florsocker
1 st äggvita
1,5 dl kallt vatten
1,5 msk gelatinpulver
1,5 dl hett vatten

4-5 dl kokos
1,5 msk kakao

Blanda socker, florsocker, äggvita och kallt vatten i en stor skål. Koka upp den andra delen vatten och lös upp gelatinet. Häll även detta i bunken med ingredienser. Vispa allt med elvisp i ca 25 min. Klä en form på 20*30 cm med bakplåtspapper. Blanda kokos och kakao. Häll i ett första lager i formen. När smeten är färdigvispad, häll i den i formen. Täck med kokos. Låt stå i kylen i 2 timmar. Nu kan du skära bitar och doppa kanterna i överflödigt kokos. Bismillah!

Går att frysa in om man nu inte äter upp allt på en gång 😉 

 

 

Adding German and Malay to the pop-up mosque cards.

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Salaam Aleikum,

After posting these pop-up mosque cards I got two new requests to have them in German and Malay. May Allah bless all of you who helped me getting a correct translation to these cards (don’t trust google translate in these situations 😉 ). Alhamdulillah, now these cute little mosque cards come in 9 different languages! Visit this post were all the free printable pop-up mosque cards are gathered.

Pop-up mosque (german) 2 Pop-up mosque (malay)

Ramadan crafts with kids – DIY papier maché Mosque!

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Salaam Aleikum,

The first activity card in our Ramadan Calendar had the task “build a papier mache mosque” but we were busy that day so on the second day of Ramadan we started this project and now 2 weeks later we are finally finished with it alhamdulillah : ) It wasn’t planed to make it this big or that it would take this long time. But alhamdulillah now when it’s finished I really like the size of it, the kids use it as a dollhouse.

It is really easy to make this and it doesn’t need to cost much either  but it takes time, waiting for the papier maché glue to dry and also the paint. When that is all finished it is so fun to decorate it and paint the little Muslim wood dolls.

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DIY papier maché mosque tutorial:

1. First thing to do is finding a box. Big or small it is up to you.

2. Cut out windows, doors and tape/glue on the minaret. Build that second floor for the sisters (if you want). I used a paper rolls as pillars for support and the top from a shoe box as the actual floor.

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3. Cut a magazine/newspaper in small pieces.

4. Make papier maché glue (kids safe!):

4 dl water

½ dl sugar

1 ½ tsb potato starch (potatismjöl)

Mix 2 dl of water with the potato starch until even. Boil the other 2 dl with the sugar. Remove the pan with water and sugar of the heat. Now pour in the water+potato starch. Stir constantly! Allow the mixture to heat up again but do not let it boil! Now you just have to wait until it cools. 

5. Cover the whole mosque and the parts you’ve built inside (for example if you’ve built an balcony) with the papier maché. Take a little bit of glue and smear it in the piece of newspaper and lay it on the mosque. Use a round bowl (or something similar) to make the dome, if you want one. I covered my bowl with plastic foil before covering it with papier maché. It can be very hard to get it of otherwise. The more layers of paper the stronger it will get.

I have many many layers of paper on the dome. Now it is so strong that my 4 year old can sit on it without breaking.

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6. Once the papier maché is dry it is time to paint the mosque. Depending on how much glue you have used and how many layers of paper this step (waiting for it to dry) might take 2 or more days. Choose a nice color and start painting!

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7. Gather what ever you want or need to decorate the mosque. I used my prayer mat as a carpet for the mosque. Found an old glass lantern which I re-designed a bit to fit in the mosque, looks almost like a real chandelier. I have printed images with bookshelves and glued them on the walls.

Made a small minbar and a place for wudoo (also with papier maché). This mosque is inspired by the mosque Hassan II in Morocco. I especially like the way the minaret is built. I found pictures on google with the mosaic and tiles from that mosque which I printed and used as decorations on the minaret and the place for wudoo. Decorated the walls inside with mini mirrors I had saved.

The dome and some parts of the minaret are painted with Martha Stewart Pearl Paint, fantastic color! It really shimmers so beautiful. Covered up the ugly bottom with fabric lace tape. The staircase to the second floor is made from a kitchen roll, cardboard pieces (as steps) and gold glitter paper.

I used a white glitter shimmering wallpaper to cover the inside of the doors to the mosque, the edge of the second floor and the pillars. The front of the mosque is decorated with small gems. I also used gold and silver glitter glue here and there ; )

 

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8. Now the mosque is done! alhamdulillah

9. Paint some wood dolls to be little mini Muslims who can visit the mosque, pray there, make wudoo, etc. The dolls are painted with acrylic paint.

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Free printable pop-up mosque cards with different languages.

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Salaam Aleikum,

Ramadan is fast passing by, it’s already the 11th day subhanallah. I haven’t forgot your Ramadan and Eid pop-up cards, just been a bit busy alhamdulillah. So here they are. Cards with Ramadan Mubarak and Eid Mubarak are only available in Arabic and French. Cards with only Eid Mubarak is available in Turkish, Albanian, Spanish and Danish.

How to make them? Follow the same instructions you see here.

And as these are a free printable template, they cost you nothing alhamdulillah, but I would like to ask something from you all. Please make generous donations to and make du’aa for all the Muslims who are facing tremendous trials during this holy month of Ramadan. My heart and my mind goes to our sisters, brothers and all our Muslim children in Syria and Palestine <3

Du’aa is the least we can do for them. 

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In Arabic (jpg-files):

Pop up mosque - Arabic - Sweet Fajr Pop up mosque 5 - Arabic - Sweet Fajr

Pop up mosque 4 - Arabic - Sweet Fajr Pop up mosque 3 - Arabic - Sweet Fajr Pop up mosque 2 - Arabic - Sweet Fajr

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Eid pop-up mosque cards in Albanian (pdf):

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Eid pop-up mosque cards in Danish (pdf):

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Ramadan and Eid pop-up mosque cards in French (pdf):

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Eid pop-up mosque cards in Spanish (pdf):

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Eid pop-up mosque cards in Turkish (pdf):

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Pop-up mosque (malay)

New! Eid pop-up mosque cards in Malay (pdf):

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Pop-up mosque (german) 2

New! Eid pop-up mosque cards in German (pdf):

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Whoever does right.

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Visited Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus (Alfie Atkins’ Cultural Centre) two days ago with some sisters. Found this paper in one of the rooms with the text -“Whoever does right, does right againts himself. Whoever does evil, does evil to himself. From the Quran”.

Whosoever does righteous good deed it is for (the benefit of) his ownself, and whosoever does evil, it is against his ownself, and your Lord is not at all unjust to (His) slaves.” Surat Fussilat 41:46

Pop up mosque!

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Salaam Aleikum,

The days of Ramadan are running away, time goes fast when you have a lot to do in them : ) I really feel sorry to spam you with craft tutorials every time I make a post. Khayr inshallah I really hope you enjoy them : ). I would be so happy to see how these Ramadan freebies turned out in your homes, if you want please send me a link to your blog or send me an email with a photo inshaallah.

Today it’s time to show you the tutorial for the pop-up mosque card. The download template is at the bottom of this post. I have made them in both “Ramadan Mubarak” versions and in “Eid Mubarak” versions (Svenska and English). I have made them with “Eid Mubarak” in many different languages, may be “Ramadan Mubarak” would be interesting too for you sisters and borthers? (Eid craft templates and freebies are coming in about 1-2 weeks inshallah)

Anyway, Ramadan Mubarak to you all and have a happy crafting time!

 

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1. Download the popup mosque template and print out. I used paper but a thin card would probably be OK too. Using some scissors or craft knife with ruler to trim around the edge of the template.

2. Use your craft knife  to score along all the solid lines.

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4. When you have scored along all the solid lines start folding along the first line (from the bottom) and press very gently along with the dotted line. Work your way up and gently fold and press along all dotted lines.

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5. Now press down the mosque and fold it inwards. Make sure you fold it in carefully and press with your fingers on the lines. To make the lines even more sharp use a bone folder and press along the side.

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6. Fold up and now you should have I paper pop-up mosque looking like this. Put some glue on the backside and glue it on an A5 paper (fold the paper in the middle before you glue on the pop-up mosque.

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På svenska:

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In English:

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