Monthly Archives: November 2014

cupcakes – not! From Start to Finish

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Ok, the title is not as deceptive as the photo suggests. Nothing beats the combination of chocolate and orange (see Terry’s Orange Ball). This was a delightfully delicious orange chocolate creamsicle cupcake, with all of its divine-ness in the frosting. But a cupcake tastes SO different from a slice of cake.

And I didn’t make the cupcake (compliments go to Sister Waheeda), but I started and finished eating it!

Remember the du’a before you eat:
In the name of Allah and with the Blessings of Allah (I begin)

Remember the du’a when you forget to say the above du’a (this is Youngest’s most frequently uttered):
In the name of Allah in the beginning and end

And remember the du’a when you finish:
All praise belongs to Allah, who fed us and quenched our thirst and made us Muslims.

I learnt today that there are other alternatives to the finishing du’a (from http://www.searchtruth.com/dua/index.php?dua=23):
All praise belongs to Allah who filled our stomachs and quenched our thirst, rewarded us and gave us plentiful OR
O Allah, You grant us blessings in it and grant us better than it OR
All Praise belongs to Allah who granted this meal, (which I received) without my power or effort