Life & Style

You can Eat Beef and Still Keep Your Blood Pressure Under Control

We have been told over and over that red meat is bad for the heart. The saturated fats in red meat are considered to be a contributing factor to high blood pressure. Now, after hearing all the bad press about beef and other red meats, what if someone told you that you can keep your blood pressure under control and also eat beef. A little skepticism is understandable but you

Pakistani Breakfasts: Fit for a King

Pakistan is one country that seems to have taken the phrase “Breakfast like a King” literally to heart. From urban centers to rural outskirts, privileged families to struggling households, and low-calorie diets to binge, unapologetic indulgence, breakfasts across the country are something to behold. They are a treat for the taste buds, and a feast for many. Whatever the situation, the quantity, quality and variety of the menu are certainly

Top Lawn Brands in Pakistan

The women of Pakistan are well-acquainted with the love and craze of lawn prints come spring and summer. The new collections for these seasons are always widely and eagerly looked forward to each year, and designers work hard to please their ever growing clientele. This time it was no different Below is a list of some of the lawn brands whose Summer collections have been commended in 2014. Sana Safinaz

A Tale of Two Nights – From Chand Raat to ‘Eid

To start off, let me make the following disclaimer: ‘The following account is loosely based on real life events and is from a guy’s point of view. Oh! And its main aim is humor… so please don’t take it too seriously!’ Chand Raat, as we all know, begins when the new moon of Shawwal is sighted, designating the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the ‘Eid-ul-Fitr festival. And

You Know You’re a Pakistani When…

Despite all the problems our country is facing, there is still a lot to laugh at in Pakistan… Here are is a list of things which should be familiar to all of us! You know you’re a Pakistani when… You always call an older person “uncle” or “aunty” even if you don’t know them. You reuse grocery bags for garbage. A lecture from your dad always starts with starting with “Jub mai

Crepes, Crepes and More Crepes!

Today we’re going to explore the wonderful world of crepes. Up until a couple years ago, crepes were not very popular in Pakistan. However, you now see them in fancy restaurants and even delivery services. Though crepes originated from France, they are however now enjoyed in all parts of the world. Crepes are essentially a very thin pancake wrap with either sweet or savoury fillings. Tools for Making Crepes If

Ramadan Apps – Let Technology Help You In Ramadan!

Technology has finally caught up with Ramadan as well. Muslims all over the world are observing their fasts, but this time around they have certain interesting tools to help them along on this month-long journey: mobile apps that help users worship more efficiently! Below is a list of a few Ramadan apps that are a must for every tech savvy Muslim! Muslim Pro This is one of the most downloaded

Six Ways To Make the Most of Your I’tikaf

I’tikaf is an extremely important Sunnah. According to Aishah (RAA), the Prophet (PBUH): “Used to perform i’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan until Allah the Mighty & Majestic, took him.” (Bukhari & Muslim) Itikaf is the most amazing way to end your Ramadan and a great opportunity for us to gain immense rewards and strengthen and boost our imaan. The following are six ways in which we can maximize benefits

Finding Laylatul Qadr

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. Surely, We sent it down during the Night of Decree. And what shall make thee know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. Therein descend angels and the Spirit by the command of their Lord with Divine decree concerning every matter. It is all peace till the rising of the dawn. (Surah

What will you do After Ramadan?

Ramadan is almost over my friends. The month of spiritual cleansing is about to come to a close. Blog post after blog post has discussed about how Ramadan prepares you for change, that Ramadan is just a time for training, the rest of the year is when you’re supposed to bring that training into action. To cut a long story short, the habits and ways that we adopted to avoid