14 July 2016

Saying 'Bismillah' over non-halal food

Thursday, July 14, 2016 2 Comments
When Hubby and I started living together, it was obvious to me that there would only be halal meat in the house. It was early days and I was just starting to learn about Islam, so I did some research on halal food too. 

Before our first trip to Poland together I was searching for halal food there, and remember coming across a blog, where someone claimed that as they can't get halal meat, it's enough to say 'Bismillah' ('In the name of Allah') before eating - at that time Hubby just explained to me that it doesn't work like that.

Recently I came across this notion during a discussion on one of the Facebook groups, so I thought it would be a good idea to clarify the issue.

So, what is the truth?

12 July 2016

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 0 Comments
We've been planning to visit the Zoo for quite a while now - we've been to one in Lahore, we visited the Kraków Zoo while in Poland, but we never got to visit any of more local ones! As we're in Bedfordshire, we're quite close to the Whipsnade Zoo, and London is not too far away, but we can hardly ever manage to get some time off work together - when Hubby works I'm home with Adam, and vice versa. 

Since we were celebrating Eid (marking the end of Ramadan) last Wednesday, we both took some time off work to spend the holidays together, and planned to visit the Zoo over the weekend. However, as it got sunny on Friday afternoon, we decided there's no point postponing it any longer, as we might not be in luck with the weather later on, so we quickly packed a few snacks and left for the Whipsnade Zoo.