Saturday 26 March 2016

Making a Bird Feeder

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

Masha Allaah, we got a Bird Feeder Kit and made this wooden Bird Feeder. It was really fun making this and hanging outside our rooftop.

So a bird feeder is something like a tray of food or anything like that kept outside to give food for birds. Our bird feeder is a wooden one looks like a cute house, 

Bird feeders are kept outdoors to attract birds, so that they eat and give us reward. We keep the bird feeder out to invite more birds, and observe and identify them. And we could also help the migrating birds to survive during their flight. You may also see rare and uncommon birds at the bird feeder! 

Islaam encourages us to be kind and merciful to the birds and animals in this world.  Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was on a journey with his companions. Some of his companions saw a nest with a bird and its two chicks. They took the chicks from the nest which made the bird swivel around in anxiety. When the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) saw this he said: “Who has caused distress to her regarding her children? Return her children to her”. (Authentic – Reported by Hakim)

Muslim will increase obedience to Allaah by leaving out bread and biscuits for the birds that visit the garden, because, The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said:
“Any Muslim who plants a tree gains the reward of giving in charity. What is eaten from it is charity, what is stolen from it, what the animals eat and what the birds eat is all charity….” (Reported by Muslim – Eng. Trans Vol.3, p818, No.3764).

We followed the instructions (we made without glue) and nailed a firm wooden bird feeder by using pieces of wood, a screwdriver, and nails. First we took two plastic square pieces, clear and safe, and we put one nailed in the inside of a wood piece. We did the same with the other one. 
Next, we nailed the sides together, put the bottom on, and then we screwed the top on. Then we hand-screwed two handle-like things, on the top. Lastly, we added the rope to the handles.This is how it looks when it is done.

Abi helped me to hang the bird feeder at our roof top and he asked me to keep a bowl of water too. Then we put some bird food (we used budgie food for the bird feeder)! Now the beautiful bird feeder is hanging outside. I have still not seen any birds eating from it but I have noticed that the food does reduce. I clean the feeder and add new food often along with changing the water in the water bowl. Tomorrow Insha Allaah, we are going to put dahl out and see if more birds would come as I read when you keep changing food birds would come by to try them.   

I hope lots of birds would come to my bird feeder and keep eating the food and give us rewards Inshaa Allaah. I am waiting to see the birds eat from the bird feeder soon!

السلام عليكم


Sunday 13 March 2016

My Latest Poems!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

I love writing poems. The following poems are my latest and all of them are done by me without any help. Enjoy!


Cat fish long and floppy,
Goldfish small and happy,
cod fish in the wild,
Tuna fish in the wild,

Huge sea bass,
fighting with a Goliath Groper,
Who will win,
of course the Groper,

Sword fish playing hide and seek,
with a baby shark
Pollocks eating,
And OH, hark

a big baby Whale! 

Oh help,

the whale is eating some fish,
like sun fish, and rainbow trout,

the fish that i wanted to see was gone,
and that was a MAHI MAHI. 
So I'll go home now!


Laughing dove in the morning,
Laughing dove eating in the road
Laughing dove tricking cars,
Bicycles with heavy load.

Bubbling soft bubbly cooing,
Doo,Boo, Do,Booh.
In hidden corners,
Still cooing.

Glorifying its Lord,
Giving us reward, 
Eating from our garden, 
Without a burden. 

Flying at the last minute,
flapping at the lovely country,
In peace to lie,
Right down at the farm!


Coloured poppy in the field,
Creeper on the farm,
Jack in the Pulpit at the wood,

And in the meadow calm,

Is the lovely violet blossom,
And the very useful plants,
The beautiful tulip,
Which gives comfort,

And the black moss,
that is often used for a cushion,

Never are flowers at loss,
Cat faced pansies say good bye!

Meadow Mouse

Sweet little Master Meadow Mouse in play,
At spring time when the Farmer starts the corn growing,
Master Meadow Mouse will soon be at the corn field,
And won't the Farmer be angry to start again the field sowing!


Toothy little house mouse,
Nimble dormouse,
Squeaky Field Mouse,
Cousin to the Meadow Mouse,

Water rats,
Trying to eat mice,
Gobbling up like dice,
At last the Farmer,

Kills the Rats
The mice think he is a nice harmer,
And they are HAPPY!
For the Farmer,

Doesn't harm them,
The Mice are Omnivores
because they eat plants and meat,
And even oars.


Baby deer,
Sweet fawn,
playing with it's mother,
in the dawn.

Munching leaves,
Timidly looking,
At last,
Running nimbly.   

السلام عليكم


Saturday 12 March 2016

Sewing Saturdays - Felt and Embroidery Wall Hanger

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم

At my Tarbiyah class, I was told to do a project including all what we have studied in sewing for few weeks.

We had to include the following stitches
  • Cross stitch.
  • Blanket stitch,
  • Running stitch,
  • Back stitch
  • Whip stitch.
  • French knot
  • Split stitch
  • Chain stitch
  • Satin stitch
  • Buttons
And include the following:
  • A tree
  • A House with at least one window and door
  • flowers
  • hills or roads or grass
  • leaves
First we cut the pieces and made a scenery. Then we stuck them on the material. Next we sewed them. For the house I used blanket stitch, for the path I used the split stitch, the cherry tree is in whip stitch,

The grass chain stitch, the leaves were filled with satin stitch, We did cross stitch for the cloud and the buttons, back stitch for the flowers, french knot for more flowers, running stitch for the sun, and the mountains. We did a pond, but it was stuck, instead of being sewn.

 ...this is how it looks when done

It is easy, and I remembered all the stitches. If you like, you can make like me!

السلام عليكم


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