Happy Pencil Crayons
Friday, April 25, 2008
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

AlhumduliLlah, I actually had some time to sew this week! Here is a very simple pattern, for a pencil case. It is not my pattern, but my tutorial.. because I may need it for a future project, insha'Allah, so I made my own tutorial.

This pencil case is made with a suede fabric which goes with a messenger bag I made a while back, but I think it works much better with thicker (stiffer) fabric.

Cut a 8.5" x 11" piece of fabric. Use a regular 8.5" x 11" sheet of printing paper as your pattern. (If you decide to make a bigger pencil case, as this one isn't that big.. make the 8.5" larger).

Fold the fabric in half (8.5" to 8.5"), and cut a 1.25" x 1.25" square at the bottom of each end (the folded end).

Mark 1" at the top of each side, and cut diagonally.

Decorate as desired. I used beads. You can also stencil something on. C'mon, be creative.

Open the zipper completely (so it is easier to sew.. without it in the way)
Press (or fold) a 1/4" in place on each top.
Sew first side down.

Mark where the fabric lines up.
Pin second side down (if you need to)
Sew second side down.

Close your zipper half way (so you'll be able to turn it inside out.)
Make sure right-sides are facing each other.
Sew sides down.
Cut extra zipper sticking out and serge (or zigzag) edges.

Flatten bottom opening and sew down.
Serge (or zigzag) edges.

Turn right way out, and fill with your favourite pencil crayons.


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Islam in South America
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Very few of us will surprised to learn that as Muslims we have a responsibility to convey the message of Islam to non-Muslims and invite them to Allah. Are we really fulfilling that duty?

With this great responsibility comes a great reward, insha'Allah.

"Whoever guides someone towards good, will receive the reward of the one who acts upon it." [Muslim]

This means, if a person is converted through the dawah you give him/her, you get rewards for all the prayers he/she does or all the fasts that he/she does, etc.

Details of project: Send Islamic literature to South America - in English or Spanish.
  • Preferably ANY books in Spanish
  • Spanish Qur'ans (with and without Arabic)*
  • Pocket size Qur'ans (without Arabic text)*
  • Jesus - Un Profeta Del Islam by Muhammad Ataur Rahim*
  • Guide to Islam in Spanish - Una Breve Guia? Ilustrada Para Entender el Islam by I.A. Ibrahim *
  • Islamic audio and video

  • (* they could do with more copies for handing out)

    Online Stores: If you know any other sites that sell Islamic Spanish material please let us know
  • IIPH Publications - excellent service!
  • Dar-us-Salaam Publications

  • Sound Vision
  • Online Islamic Store
  • Al Kitab
  • Al Halalco Books
  • Al Madania
  • Islamic Bookstore

  • Participants allowed: Open to anyone who can help. US residents have better access to Spanish material, so please, please join us.

    Ages allowed: All ages.

    Cost Limit: Non.

    Rules: Please ensure that brother Dawood will not have to pay any duty/taxes on receiving the books. Try and get a tracking number for all boxes shipped!!

    Email me (amtullah79@yahoo.ca) what books you have sent, so we don't send doubles. (Qur'ans and material to handout can be in large quantity) - I will compose a list below of books sent and received, insha'Allah.

    Mailing Address:
    Gabriel David Herrera Escobar
    Calle 21# 21-96 Barrio La Pradera
    Dosquebradas, Pereira Risaralda
    South America

    Others Sources:

  • Islam una forma de vida
  • Islam en Colombia

  • May Allah Most Merciful grant us the means and ability to invite others to Islam, may He reward us for our good intentions, and continue to bless us with Islam. Ameen.

    Books Sent Todate:
  • Los Pilares del Islam y el Imân (The Pillars of Islam and Iman) / Sent 1 copy
  • Bulug Al-Marâm (Attainment of the Objective) / Sent 1 copy
  • Fallos Islamicos Sobre El Adivino Y Hechicero (Dealing with Witchcraft and those who do magic, etc) / Sent 2 copies
  • Durusul Islam (Vol 1 of a series of volumes dealing with very basic, basic topics) / Sent 5 copies
  • El Islam - Part 1 & 2 (Also, very basic introductory topics of Al Islam) / Sent 5 copies of each part
  • Los Funerales En El Islam (Dealing with Funerals in Islam) / Sent 3 copies
  • Nociones De Fiqh Para Principiantes (Basic Fiqh info for those who are new in the Deen) / Sent 4 copies
  • Salaah, La Oracion Del Musulman (Dealing with Salaah) / Sent 5 copies
  • El hombre que el Islam construye (The Man Islam builds) / Sent 50 copies
  • La forma de encontrar a Dios (The Way To Find God) / Sent 50 copies
  • Los Frutos de Taqwaa (The Fruits of Taqwaa) / Sent 3 copies
  • Credo Islamico (Islamic Creed) / Sent 3 copies
  • El Cor'an (Qur'an - in Spanish) / Sent 100 copies
  • The Meaning of the Holy Quran (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • El Origen Del Coran (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Belief In Allah (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Divine Will & Predestnation (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Messengers And Message (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • The World of The Noble Angels (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • The World of Jinn & Demons (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Minor Resurrection (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • The Day of Resurrection (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Paradise and Hell (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Jesus: Prophet of Islam (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Fatwa for woman (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • The Ideal Muslim (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • The Ideal Muslimah (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Riyadh Assaleheen 1/2 (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Menstruation & Post-Natal Bleeding (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Jurispruqencia Islamica Tomo 1 (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Jurispruqencia Islamica Tomo 2 (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Compendio De Conocimiento Y Sabi (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • La Inspiracion Del Glorioso (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Nada Te Turbe (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • La Mujer Mas Feliz del Mundo (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Salvacion a Traves del Arrepentimiento (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • La Doctrina Y El Culto En El Islam (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Conozca Al Profeta Del Islam (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Conozca El Coran (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Conozca A Jesus Y Maria En El Islam (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Conozca El Islam (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy
  • Bellas Suplicas (Spanish) / Sent 1 copy

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