10 Reasons Why I Love Yakeen Ka Safar

Yakeen Ka Safar is the latest Pakistani drama airing on HUM TV that’s gaining popularity around the world and being discussed in everyone’s living rooms. I started watching the drama a little late and caught up on all the episodes two weeks back. Like countless ones before me, I’m also hooked now. Here are all reasons why I’m loving Yakeen Ka Safar. Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched all the episodes.

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Urdu Song for Children about Autumn

Call it Fall or Autumn, I love the season when the leaves change colour and the weather cools down a bit. Ofcourse this is a great opportunity to talk about seasons and learn the urdu words for various colours. Zeynab and I shared this Urdu song for children about Autumn in our Urdu story time this week and the children loved it.So we are sharing the lyrics and tune with you all here. Enjoy singing and learning!

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Salam to Imam Hussain

The martyrdom of Imam Hussain in the battlefield of Karbala is commemorated in various ways around the world. One of the traditions that developed in the subcontinent was Soz, Salam, Marsiya and Noha in urdu as part of the Majlis. Each of these have different moods and content. The Salam is paying respect to the various Heros and the soz is a short tragic poem themed around the events of Karbala. The marsiya is a longer recitation telling a story from Karbala and Noha is recited at the end of the majlis along with matam. Each of these deserves blog posts of their own and today I’m going to talk about a few of my favourite ways to say Salam to Imam Hussain.

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Muharram and Karbala for Children

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic Calendar. The tenth day of this month is called Ashura and marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussain with His companions in the battle of Karbala. The events of Karbala are tragic and significant for all Muslims irrespective of whether they are Shia or Sunnis. There are universal lessons to be learnt of bravery, integrity, piety and patience. I compiled a list of resources to learn about Karbala for children. Hope this helps all parents.

Karbala for Children

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What to Expect When You Attend a Muharram Majlis

Maybe you have been thinking about it for a long time or maybe you have recently felt curious, but the prospect of attending a Majlis in Muharram is on your mind. You feel a bit anxious because of security concerns and a little fear of the unknown …┬áLet me take care of the second scenario so you feel better prepared of what to expect at a Muharram Majlis.

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Instant Pot Review: Sharing my Verdict and Some Easy Everyday Recipes

I bought an Instant Pot a month ago and was determined to make full use out of it. I did not want it to be a useless appliance I buy and do not use. For those who are not aware, an Instant Pot is an electrical pressure cooker and has recently become extremely popular around the world. I wanted to use the Instant Pot for every day southasian/desi dishes we cook at home and not keep it for special occasion dishes like haleem, nihari etc. Read my complete verdict and experience here via my Instant Pot Review.

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