Bismillah wa salatu wa salam ala rasoolilah
All praise and thanks are for Allah the Lord of all the worlds
Welcome to Noorah gifts!
Seeing as this is our first blog post it only makes sense to give you a brief background of what Noorah is all about.
I like telling stories so I’ll start with a little story,
I remember when I was In my late teens before the dawn of wifehood and motherhood, summer camps with my local mosque were usually the highlight of my summer holidays. The fun-filled-week away from house hold chores was always packed with Islamic activities, reminders, workshops, and exciting trips - amongst other things.
Most of the Islamic talks were delivered by the brothers and sisters on-site but we always had a special lecture delivered by a guest speaker.
I remember one particular year the lecture was delivered by brother Taofeeq who was very well known for his amazing sense of humour and his charismatic approach. He delivered a talk of which I can’t recall the exact details of but one thing he said really stuck with me, which was ‘what you give is really what you have’.
I remember thinking about it and realising the truth behind the statement. The precious gifts we give to others for the sake of Allah is really what we have and what we will find with Allah on the Day of Judgement.
Gift giving has a special place in Islam and it’s an act which our beloved Prophet s.a.w recommend us to do as Muslims. Al-Bukhari narrated that Aaisha r.a said. The Messenger of Allah s.a.w used to accept gifts and reward people for giving them.
Another beautiful hadith relating to gifts is the following. The Prophet s.a.w said exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love to one another.[ Bukhari ] ...
Giving gifts is a win-win situation, not only is it a sunnah but it is also a gesture which creates harmony and strengthens the bond between us as Muslims.
It doesn’t have to be extravagant, and the phrase quality not quantity comes to mind. I’m sure you’ll agree that the best gifts are those which are full of thought and those which come from the heart.
At Noorah gifts you can find unique, thoughtful, and precious gifts for your loved ones and friends.
A gift given in the way of Allah is a gift which lasts eternity and beyond. A token of ones care and affection which creates harmony and love.