MID Exhibition

Salam guys!

If you’re in Lagos and you’d like to experience something other than MIDKollection’s online shopping.

There’s an exhibition currently going on at City Mall Onikan ending on the 3rd of June. If you aren’t satisfied with the stocks on ground, browse any new design online you like, order online and have it delivered to the mall where it can be picked up.

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MID Stocks various modest fashion designers and wears and I’m wearing one of them here.

You can shop for hijabs, abayas, thobes and something special for your little ones just in time for Eid!

You can watch these awesome videos by them as well.

A video posted by MID (@midkollections) on

Love,

Haneefah. 

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Checkpoint Jilbab

Salam alaikum (Peace be onto you)!

I hope you’re all doing well. I also pray that Ramadan has been very beneficial for you in sha Allah.

I recently received this Checkpoint Abaya as a gift from Midkollections (MID, Muslim Identity), Abuja. They have a collection of various designers such as aab and silk route of Islamic design house which are my personal favourites. They were designers I looked up to when I was trying to come up with my clothing line then. They also stock male thobes as well and kids clothing, so they cater to practically everybody.

The abaya I have on has a sporty vibe to it and I knew I had to pair it with red sneakers right away, to match the striking  red panel and to honour Naima Roberts’ She wore red trainers, Lol. I loved reading the book a lot. The abaya is light weight surprisingly and very functional sporting side pockets and side splits to aid better movement. If you are interested in getting this particular one, you can get it here. The vibrants colours are amazing! I’m wearing Slim 60. You can also just generally shop for your Eid needs on their website. As that is so close by, I’ll keep you informed of more details to how you can easily shop from them to prepare for the big day in sha Allah.

I’m also partnering with them to give away 5 Viscose hijabs for Eid! Soon, I’ll be giving one away everyday in sha Allah and I’ll be sharing more details of the giveaway soon. So, stay tuned! 😀

Outfit details.

Abaya: Silk Route Abaya here

Scarf: Silk Route Hijab here

Sneakers: Primark

Wristwatch: DW

Do have a wonderful day/night ahead.

Love,

Haneefah.

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WHAT WILL YOU DO DIFFERENTLY THIS RAMADAN?

Ramadan is a great time to reflect on our deeds.

It is a time when good deeds are more pronounced and wrongdoing is minimized. In this blessed month Muslims try to improve on many key areas of their lives such as sincerity, prayers, charity and kindness. Often, some Muslims overlook the issue of sustenance. Nowadays haram sustenance has become widespread and it manifests in corruption, kickbacks, speculation, lotteries and riba to mention a few.

As the holy month comes to a close, it is important for Muslims to reconsider their source of livelihood and make attempts to avoid haram.

To this end, Lotus Capital has established a fixed income fund, which is graded halal by its Shar’iah advisers. The fund can serve as a good starting point for Muslims who are trying to safeguard their investment earnings from haram.

You can learn more about the Fund by sending an email to invest@lotuscapitallimited.com or dialing 01-2914624/0807 709 9551.

May Allah accept our good deeds this Ramadan and multiply our rewards, Ameen.

Lotus Capital Halal Fund

Love,

Haneefah.

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Ruh Collective X BrimahAndJohn

Salam alaikum!

I hope you’re all doing well. Being a follower and admirer of modest fashion for a very long time. I am always excited when I come across gems.

Ruh Collective was one of them. I was part of those that had an exclusive sneak peek to the collection, it is now available to the public :D. Their values are amazing Ma sha Allah.

These are just few of my favourites (It means if I could buy any piece from the whole collection, I’ll be choosing these, starting with the jumpsuit!). You can view the whole collection here and their collaborations with designers.

The outfits are hereherehere and here. Most of them are up for pre-order.

They also do collaborations with designers. BrimahAndJohn however, documented a fashion story using clothes from Ruh Collective, Covetous: The Lady + The Thief.

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It was a striking narrative about a blissfully unaware lady, who constantly had prying eyes, the thief, on her, till she was overpowered by that hidden but ever present force. She interpreted it as the Lady being the world, Dunya and the thief being death. Death being a fact of life we sometimes ignore or pay little attention to but can creep up on us at any time.

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She threw it open for interpretation, and I interpreted it to be a person and the evil eye. Which we are ‘blissfully’ unaware of.

Evil eye, Isabat al-’ayn, is a common belief that individuals have the power to look at people, animals or objects to cause them harm. It is tradition among many Muslims that if a compliment is to be made one should say “Masha’Allah” (ما شاء الله‎) (“God has willed it.”) and also “Tabarakallah” (تبارك الله‎) (“Blessings of God”) to ward off the evil eye. Reciting Sura IkhlasSura Al-Falaq and Sura Al-Nas from the Qur’an, three times after Fajr and after Maghrib is also used as a means of personal protection against the evil eye. –Wikipedia

May Allah protect us always.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Not Earning Enough Money? You Should Still Invest!

Have you been reading about The Lotus Halal Fixed Income Fund here, here and here?

Lotus Capital Halal Fund

Not earning a lot of money shouldn’t mean that you cannot plan for the future. Everyone needs to save regardless of how much they currently earn.

So how do you invest if you earn a small income (however you define “small”)? –  look for an investment that does not require a lot of money! For example, with as low as N5, 000, you can invest in Lotus Capital Limited’s Halal Fixed Income Fund. N5, 000 gives you five units in the Fund, and this is way better than spending all your money paying bills! When you start earning more, you can increase your investment by buying more units.

You may find that if you strike out certain expenses that are not really necessary, you would have some money to invest which you can put away in a mutual fund like the Lotus Halal Fixed Income Fund.

You can learn more about the Fund by sending an email to invest@lotuscapitallimited.com or dialing 01-2914624/0807 709 9551.

Love,

Haneefah.

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How Safe is Your Child’s Financial Future?

Salam alaikum!

Most people will answer this question by saying that they have opened a junior savings account for their child since birth, and put in every monetary gift the child has received. If you are one of such parents, that’s pretty impressive!

Between paying continually rising school fees, house rent and feeding, it is easy to get so caught up in meeting the present needs of our children, that one may not be able to set money aside for their future.

Planning for the child’s future is equally as important as caring for them while they are growing. Opening a savings account for them is merely the first step in helping them build a financially secure future.

As a savings account yields little to no profit, it may not satisfy your desire to leave a legacy for your child. .

So what is better than saving money in a bank account for your child? Investing in their name! A Shari’ah compliant fixed income fund like the Lotus Halal Fixed Income Fund will do more than save your child’s money. It offers you a means of building wealth for your child before they are able to build it for themselves.

Think of all the ways that an investment can help your child in the future. The profits that a halal investment plan yields can go towards paying some of their school fees, buy them a home, pay for their wedding or help them start a business. Children whose parents have made investments for them have a better chance of having a financially secure future, more than their peers.

As human beings, we don’t like thinking about the negative, but as Muslims, we know that “every soul shall taste death”. What happens to young children who unexpectedly lose their parents? How do they survive in life without the people who worked and earned money on their behalf? Life’s unexpected occurrences is the reason financially savvy parents invest for their children. You don’t expect to die or fall ill, but if it were to happen, you wouldn’t want your children to suffer.

In a hadith narrated by Umar, a companion of Prophet Muhammad (SW), the Prophet used to sell the dates of the garden of Bani An-Nadir and store so food for his family that would cover their needs for a whole year. The Prophet planned in advance for the welfare of his family, and so should any Muslim parent.

With as low as N5,000, you can invest in Lotus Capital Limited’s Halal Fixed Income Fund for your child, and help them start their lives with a healthy nest egg.

You can learn more about the Fund by sending an email to invest@lotuscapitallimited.com or dialing 01-2914624/0807 709 9551.

Lotus Capital Halal Fund

I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying Ramadan so far in sha Allah.

Love,

Haneefah.

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What Can You Do With N5,000?

Salam alaikum!

I hope you are having a wonderful Ramadan so far! Day 1 down! May Allah grant us good health and wealth to observe our fasts and witness the end of the month and reap it’s full benefits.

A few people had questions about the last Fixed Income Fund I posted here, we are going to continue the rest to make you understand the Investment plan better in sha Allah.

I tweeted a while ago about what you’d do with N5000 (Five thousand naira) a few weeks ago.

If you got this question from a stranger, how many things will come to your mind in the space of a minute? Maybe a new pair of shoes, a meal at a nice restaurant, or that pretty dress you’ve had your eyes on at the shop?

N5, 000 may not buy you a nice pair of shoes with the current exchange rate, but it can definitely help you invest for your future with Lotus Capital Limited’s Halal Fixed Income Fund.  With that amount, you can currently buy five units of the Fund, and tie your money down to grow while you work at your job or business.

Imagine that you invested that amount of money in the Fund, and several months or years down the line, it has brought a profit that you can use to meet more of your important needs. Of course, that’s more useful than buying a piece of clothing that will sit in your wardrobe for months, unworn.

Most of the things we spend our money on are wants rather than needs.  Wants change and it is replaced by more wants. It’s a never-ending cycle of buying what you really don’t need and diverting resources away from the things you really do need, such as saving for the rainy day and investing for the future.

In a Hadith narration, Abu Huraira, one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (SA) narrated that the holy Prophet mentioned the act of wasting money as one of the things most frowned upon by Allah.

As Muslims, we have a duty to be prudent, without being stingy. But we also have a duty to use whatever money that Allah has blessed us with, in the most judicious ways possible, so that we can benefit from it in this life and in the hereafter.

How best can you benefit from your money, more than investing it in a Shari’ah compliant Fixed Income Fund? You can start the investment with money that would otherwise have been wasted on frivolous things, and you also have the added benefit of knowing that your money is invested in a way that is permissible in Islam, and pleasing to Allah (SWT).

With as little as N5, 000 invested in the. Halal Fixed Income Fund, you can go from spender to investor!

You can learn more about the Fund by sending an email to invest@lotuscapitallimited.com or dialing 01-2914624/0807 709 9551.

Lotus Capital Halal Fund

Love,

Haneefah.

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Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan Kareem!!!

Ramadan Kareem Art

Salam alaikum guys!

I’m super grateful and thankful for being able to witness this blessed month. May Almighty Allah grant us the full blessings and mercies of Ramadan.

May He spare our lives to witness many more of this blessing and grant us Jannah Firdaus.

Ameen.

What would be up to this Ramadan and what are you hoping to achieve? Share your thoughts with me and I might be able to illustrate it in an art in sha Allah

The above art work done is with black tea leaves and tea stains. You can check out the behind the scenes of making the art work on my snapchat (neef.a)

Stay Blessed.

Love, 

Haneefah. 

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