Saturday, December 25, 2010

Recipe - Halal Chicken Wings ;)


How many times have you seen the most good looking chicken wings and have not been able to eat them because they were haram? How many times have you ordered wings from a Halal place but had them too dry and tasteless? And how many times were you hungry at home but didn't know what to eat? Well have no fear, Muslim Youth Girls Association is here! lol :)

Below are the ingredients and steps required for creating some legit halal Buffalo style wings.



2/3 cup Frank's Louisiana hot sauce
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce you prefer
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
salt to taste (around 1 pinch)


Bring all your ingredients (except the wings) to a simmer in a pot over medium heat. Keep stirring your butter with a whisk to have it melt in,
and as soon as you see a few bubbles come up on the sides, turn it off.

To prepare your wings, place them on a sheet pan wrapped with aluminum foil and sprayed with non-stick vegetable oil.sprinkle some salt on them and black pepper if you wish. Stick them in a 450 degree oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, flip your wings and bake them for another 20 minutes. Don't over bake them, unless required, because then they will turn out dry.

Place your chicken wings in a stainless steel bowl, and slowly pour the sauce over them. Place a plate on top of the bowl so you'll be able to shake the wings. Shake the wings so you get the sauce coated all over the wings. You can serve as it is, however, if you want them a bit drier; drain the oil, place the wings back on the pan and stick them in the oven for another 10 minutes
***keep the oven off when you do that step***

Say Bismillah before you eat :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Hadith: Friday's

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "Whoever takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes himself with the scent of his house, then proceeds (for the Jumua prayer) and does not separate two persons sitting together (in the mosque), then prays as much as (Allah has) written for him and then remains silent while the Imam is delivering the Khutba, his sins in-between the present and the last Friday would be forgiven."
Sahih Al Bukhari 2:8

Modern Hijabi


Tell us what you think of this look. It's a bit different from our other styles, it's definatley edgier. The pic is a bit crammed, yes, but we couldn't help it. Again, stuck with the option of black or color, and flats or heels lol. So you decide how you'd like to wear it.

For more modern hijabi pics, check out our link above or scroll through our pages below :)

Opening and Closing Dua's

Salams and happy Juma'a!

Thanks to our wonderful dad, we were able to start a nice little weekly halaqa, starting first with our family members, then hopefully moving on to have other girls join, and then watching a movie afterward. Its a nice way to keep our selves refreshed with Islam's wonderful message, to socialize with other young Muslimahs and have just plain good fun.

This weekend when we were discussing topic ideas for the halaqa, it hit us that there needs to be an opening and closing dua. After some googling and a short talk with our friendly neighbourhood Imam, we learned the duas and decided to share it with you too :) Below are the duas, written out by "Sisters Halaqa". They also have their own blog with great articles that you should check out.

Suggestions when beginning a speech

It is desirable that any speech should begin with the praise (al-hamd) of Allah. It is also desirable to send salawaat upon the Prophet saws, and some form of istighfaar (asking the forgiveness of Allah).

Innalhamda lillahee, nahmaduhu wa nasta'eenuhu wa nastaghfiruhu, wa na'oodhu billaahi min shuroori anfusinaa wa min sayyiaati a'maalinaa. Mainyah dihillaahu falaa mudillilahu, wa mainyudlil falaa haadiya lah.

"Alhumdulillah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His Help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from our souls' evils and our wrong doings. He whom Allah guides, no one can misguide; and he whom He misguides, no one can guide."
(Ibn Mas'ud and Ibn 'Abbas in Muslim, Abu Dawud, an-Nasai and others)

Wa ashhadu anlaa ilaaha illalaahu, wahdahu laashareeka lahu, wa ash hadu anna muhammadan 'abduhu wa rasooluh.

"I bear witness that there is no god except Allah- alone without any partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His 'abd (servant) and Messenger."

Allahumma salli 'alaa muhammadinwa 'alaa aali muhammadinwa 'alaa aali muhammadin kamaa sallayta 'alaa aali ibraaheema innaka hameedumajeed. Allahumma baarik 'alaa muhammadinwa 'alaa aali muhammadin kamaa baarakta 'alaa aali ibraaheema wa 'alaa aali ibraheema innaka hameedum majeed.

"O Allah, send prayers upon Muhammad and the followers of Muhammad, just as You sent prayers upon Ibraheem and upon the followers of Ibraheem. Verily you are full of praise and majesty. O Allaah, send blessings upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad, just as You sent blessings upon Ibraheem and upon the family of Ibraheem. Verily, You are full of praise and majesty." ( Al-Bukhari with Al-Fath)

Closing Dua

The Messenger of Allah stated: "When one of your prays, begin with the praise and lauding of Allah. Then make prayers upon the Prophet, and supplicate whatever you with of Allah."
(Fidhalah ibn 'Ubaid in Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and At-Tirmidhi)


When closing the speech

The Messenger of Allah stated: "When one of your prays, begin with the praise and lauding of Allah. Then make prayers upon the Prophet, and supplicate whatever you with of Allah."
(Fidhalah ibn 'Ubaid in Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and At-Tirmidhi)

Closing Du'a

Subhaana rabbika rabbil'izzati 'ammaa yasifoon. Wasalaamul 'alal mursaleen. Walhamdu lillaahi rabbil 'aalameen.

"Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of Might above what they describe. And peace be upon those sent. And praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds." (Surah As-Saffat 37:180-182)

Subhanakallahumma wa bihamdika, ash hadu anlaa ilaaha illa anta, astaghfiruka wa atoobu ilaik.

"How perfect You are O Allaah, and I praise You. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance"
(Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhee, Ibn Majah).

Conclude with Surah Al-'Asr (surah 103)