Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Peace and blessings be upon you all
Sunday, 26th April
We had a take-away of chicken wings from KFC (along with Angus beef burgers from Hardees) and in the basket of wings was this lovely print of a painting, titled ‘Basket of Hope’ which was very impressive.
Monday, 27th April
I was reading the Quran along with listening to the audio Tafseer by Nouman Ali Khan and I came across this beautiful ayat which says that when the good, righteous people will be entered into Jannah(Paradise), even if they have a tiny speck of hatred or dislike to other people, which is normal and common, that will be removed so that they are able to enjoy Jannah to the fullest. Once they enter, they will wholeheartedly thank Allah for guiding them to this blessed abode. On the other hand, Allah will congratulate them by saying that their entry to Paradise was of their own doing, their own hard work and sacrifice. For me, that is something that would melt my heart if I have to honour of being welcomed into Paradise, Inshallah.
Tuesday, 28th April
Here’s another day of grocery shopping, and for getting my ingredients to make a red velvet cupcake. Here’s a view from the underpass and the tip of Centaurus Mall.
Wednesday, 29th April
Voila! I present to you my Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese frosting. I was meant to make cupcakes but the cupcake tray that could fit my tiny electric oven were unavailable so I had to make a cake with my new cake tray, which I mentioned in last week’s post. I added some colour in a small portion of the frosting to make this fancy design.
The cake turned out to be delicious, especially with the frosting and my family loved it.
In other news, there has been a Corona Virus case in my colony. The person is taken to the hospital and the street in which he lived in is sealed, and we are not allowed to leave the colony now. The maids, milkmen and gardeners are not allowed to enter or leave the colony so the situation is slowly getting tense. Stay safe, everyone!
Thursday, 30th April
In Ramadan, Muslims who are able are meant to fast from sunrise to sunset where they spend the time in between reading the Holy Quran, making duas and worship. At sunset, the meal with which Muslims open the fast is called Iftaar, the contents of which vary from place to place, country to country but in Pakistan it usually contains fried food like pakoras and samosas and fresh drinks like Rooh-Afza and juices. This is my Iftaar meal today: Lasagne, pizza pockets, pakora, and garlic bread with Rooh-Afza (the red drink)…….with a slice of my Red Velvet Cake.
Friday, 1st May
Here are today’s updates on Corona Virus cases, deaths and recoveries in Pakistan.
Saturday, 2nd May
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