Give Awesome And Unusual Gifts For Eid-ul-Adha 2010

In the name of God, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ Peace be with you السلام عليكم

While you're out and about Eid shopping for people you love, think about how your gifts will affect the recipients. Are your gifts helpful? Do they enlighten, educate or emancipate? If you have already bought the perfect present for the faithful fakir good on you! Otherwise, celebrate Eid-ul-Adha 2010 with a few treasures from below...

This paperback book is colourfully illustrated and follows the alphabet A to Z with Islamic manners and morals. Dua`s (adeyah) and quotes are translated into Arabic with contemporary English, so you won't get lost in translation. It's a keeper! And cheap.

A recent quote by Adbal-Hakim Murad said "It would benefit every person greatly to learn a first language." While you muse over the implications of that, get your favourite masjid-goer a book of spoken Arabic phrases to communicate better. Hopefully they won't misunderstand the gesture. Jaldi! Ya'ani, jaldi!

I'm building quite a Walmart collection of Islamic inspired tshirts. Profound Aesthetic is as decribed, the designs and slogans have a profound effect on your 'ilm (knowledge). If you're after something edgier, try More Cult, MiiM, Cube-Apparel, and the ethical Urban Ummah (featured on Green Prophet).

As a primary and secondary school teacher there is nothing that can compensate for the "enculturation" of a child. When you educate a child with values, people skills and morals, you instill in them a sense of awareness for their own identity and respect for the 'other'. Hajj packs from Sound Vision do just that. Excellent stuff for schools ($23.95).

This is a cool concept and with a few issues out now Muslim Quarterly is making a stand: We're Muslim men, we have image issues too, we cry but when no-one's watching so back off! Fun stuff.

  • And for your mini ones, subscribe to the Little Explorers' Magazine, the first Muslim children's magazine. (My friends' have produced LEM - BarakAllah fikum!)

Issue 2: The Hajj 'zine from Little Explorers. Adorable.

  • Salik Productions: Very trendy but traditional Qur'an, Hadith and Hajj apps for your iphone.
For more Deen apps check out Reem's list on

  • Reminiscing your childhood toys and games? 

Don't spoil your children with "Eidy cash", give them a piece of halal toy history from Hawkins Bazaar. Gifts are categorised by price and age so you won't have difficulty figuring out the right present for your handful of joy. 
{Remote Control UFO for £15 = awesomeness.}

Alright, that's me Eid-mas bribery done for 2010. I will remind readers to give to charity the equal amount of what they give closer to home.

Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak, make du`a,

Your friendly Muslim blogger,


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