Waqaf: From a Word to a Civilisation

Dayana Zahari | Friday, July 31, 2015 | 0Comments |
FROM A WORD TO A CIVILISATION : THE WAQF

The thousand-year-long Islamic period of
Turkish civilization is based on the institution of the charitable foundation,
an institution made up of three components: charity, donated properties, and
waqfs.

Khairat is the plural of khair, a Quranic
concept meaning charity. “Every tribe and every people has their own way and
method of doing things.” God commands, “Be zealous in doing good things;
surpass each other in doing good.” (Quran, II/148) The Turks made that command
the basic principle of their civilization, perceiving as charity every act and
idea that fosters tranquility and contentment. Every virtuous and benevolent
act was considered good deed, from greeting people with a smile to establishing
the virtuous institution that were conceived and partially realized by
al-Farabi (ca.872-951) and raised to a pinnacle by the Ottomans. Such acts,
which I term systematic good works, include all the structures that surrounded
a great mosque, such as schools, and dervish lodges, hospitals, soup kitchens,
fountains and drinking fountains, caravanserais, tombs, graveyards and the
like, in other words, organizations of civil society that served people gratis
from the cradle to the grave. To complete the picture, the founders had shops,
inns, baths, markets, bazaars and houses erected. Flower gardens, truck gardens
and fields, even whole villages, were donated, thus constituting the second
component of the waqf concept. The term waqf refers to the act of regulating by
law the relations between good deeds and the properties donated. Good deeds
constitute its philosophy and objective at both the intellectual and the
phenomenal level, donations constitute the emans by which that objective is
perpetuated, and the waqf forms the legal underpinning and conditions. The
written document in which all these things are recorded is the endowment deed.
During the Islamic period of Turkish history, cities were developed by adding
green areas to the sites of these good deeds based on a balance between faith,
thought and action in harmony with their surroundings and without harm to the
natural environment. The appearance of hundreds of Muslim Turkish cities from
Kashgar to Sarajevo was a concrete expression of the way Turks conceived the
relationship between nature, man and God through good works. Given that civilizations
are made up of the spiritual and material integrity of their cities, and that
Islamic period Turkish cities were also characterized by systematic spiritual
and material good works, it would not be far from the truth to claim that our
civilization arose and evolved out of a single word.

THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE WAS A WAQF CIVILISATION

The waqf, found its place in Islamic
civilization through a Hadis, of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.), consisted of
three significant services.
Waqfs traditionally serve at three
important respects. First, they included a small mosque or larger Friday mosque
and were a place of worship; second, in the case of the larger waqfs, they had
a madrasa and contributed to the training of young people by imparting useful
knowledge; thirdly and lastly, they dispensed alms and charity, such as
distributing food to the poor. It was believed that a person who provided such
services by founding a waqf had performed a good deed that would earn him favor
with God even in death.

Spread not limited to the Islamic world
At the time of the Crusades, the English in
particular during the reign of Richard the Lion-hearted came to the Syrian
region, where they became familiar with Islamic culture and acquainted with the
institution of waqf. When the treasury secretary of the delegation returned to
England, he set up Merton College in 1264, the first of Oxford University’s
colleges. An institution founded based on Islamic law, this college is waqf and
even has a waqfiya or endowment deed. Peterhouse College at Cambridge was
inspired by Merton, as where the Ivy League universities, the leading
institutions of higher education in the U.S., which were also established in
waqf style.

Waqf means hospital, madrasa
The institution of the waqf is directly
linked with Ottoman urbanization, Bursa and Istanbul being the most outstanding
examples. Also, the institution of the waqf was also the basis for the spread
of the Ottomans in Europe as a Muslim power. The money waqfs in particular they
established not only ensured that even people of modest means contributed to
the waqf but they also erected buildings of benefit to society such as schools,
hospitals and soup kitchen in the newly conquered regions. An important point
here: waqfs served Muslims and non-Muslims alike without any distinction, as
evidenced by the mosque, synagogue and church that stand together in the garden
of the Istanbul Darulaceze (Almhouse) today.

The importance of the waqf for the Ottomans
The institution of the waqf prospered for
as long as the Ottoman state was powerful. When it began to wane, Western
support was asked against the Russians on the eve of the 1854 Crimean War. In
return for financial aid, France and England wanted the waqf system destroyed.
Among the reasons for this was the French Enlightenment. The French Revolution
of 1788 hated the Church and wanted all institutions between the Emperor and
the people erased. Since the waqf was an institution of the Church, they wanted
to destroy it as well, and demanded that the Ottoman waqfs be dissolved. During
the reign of Mahmud II, the Ministry of Waqfs was set up and the Ottoman waqfs
were centralized and gradually whittled away. Following the amendments during
the Republican period, the institution and culture of the waqf in Turkey
acquired its current status and the system gained fresh dynamism.

THE STATE IS THE CUSTODIAN OF THE WAQFS

We asked Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
of State for Foundations Bulent Arinc, who stated that “Waqf culture is a state
of mind. The more people give and share, the happier they are. To keep this
culture alive, we need to increase our support to our foundations, which
represent both the classical and the modern period of our civilization”, about
the recent policies of the waqfs.

Q: What are your starting point when it
comes to waqfs?
A: The institution, which has social
solidarity and assistance at its essence, provides social and economic services
with spiritual and religious sensibilities. The Seljuk and Ottoman
civilizations used the term in this sense and guaranteed that people at every
level of society would benefit from the services provided. While services like
education, health public works and urban planning were provided by waqfs during
that period, the state too supported them as part of its vision for
civilization. Taking that as our starting point, we, too, strive to support the
services of the waqfs. The state has made peace with the waqfs. Our target
is to boost waqf revenues, and to foster the spread of waqf culture once again
in society.

Q: What can you tell us about recent
efforts?
A: The state is the custodian of the waqfs.
Consequently, waqf revenues have increased 15-fold in the last 10 years, and
upwards of 3,500 waqf monuments have been restored. Waqfs that are on the
records and whose operations are followed are managed with special sensitivity
in a way benefitting our custodianship. In other words, not only is the waqf
spirit of centuries ago being kept alive today, but the health and educational
activities of the waqfs are also being passed on to present and future
generations through waqf institutions by hospitals and universities.

10 WAQFS THAT BEAR WITNESS TO HISTORY

1. Istanbul, a Waqf City
Istanbul was founded on the philosophy of,
and belief in, good works. In other words, Istanbul rose as a city when
individuals eager to found waqfs exercised their freedom of will and donated
property. Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror was the first ruler to rebuild Istanbul
in a new and original way of this own free will.
The hand of the conqueror
The Conqueror inaugurated the comprehensive
reconstruction of Istanbul after conquering the city in 1453,  virtually rebuilding it, 93 years after the
conquest, 2,515 waqfs are known to have been set up in the part of Istanbul
inside the defense walls. This means a total of 27 new waqfs added each year
and a minimum of two per month. To comprehend the Conqueror’s good works and
reconstruction activities in Istanbul, it is essential to first understand the
Ottoman waqf system.

2. Revenue Waqfs
Economically profitable investments were
sometimes registered as investment or revenue waqfs in Seljuk cities. Revenues
generated from rooms in inns that had been donated as such waqfs were used, for
example, to cover the expenditures of the city’s madrasas.

3. Soup Kitchen Waqfs
In the Anatolian Seljuk cities, waqf
founders often donated property in the form of buildings, which they allocated
for charitable institutions known as imarat (soup kitchen) to serve the entire
population. They also donated a portion of their wealth to create an annuity
trust whose revenue was used to keep the soup kitchen going by covering its
expenses.

4. Posterity Waqfs
Posterity waqfs were established on land allotted
to dervishes – the most important agents in the Turkification of Anatolia –
starting in the marches or border regions. These small dervish lodges
constituted new centres of Turkish settlement as well as financing the
expenditures of such settlement.

5. The Haremeyn Waqfs
The Hijjaz was ruled for centuries with
love and respect under the Ottoman practice to develop and secure the Hajj
pilgrimage routes, to maintain and repair the water ways, to supply the needs
of the poor in the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina, and to remember the local
notables every year with expensive gifts dispatched in Imperial Processions.

6. Social Security Waqfs
Operating as the Ottoman social security
institution, these waqfs helped people in distress and need. Used as a hospital
in Ottoman times, the Bayezid II Complex in Edirne was awarded the Council of
Europe Museum Prize in 2004.

7. Women’s Waqfs
Women’s waqfs also occupy an important
place among Ottoman institutions. According to 16th century records, 916 of the
2,515 waqfs established in Istanbul between 1493 and 1546 were founded by
women. These figures are very significant for showing women’s contribution to
social and economic life. Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam (Bath), commissioned to
Mimar Sinan in the 16th century is an active waqf today.

8. Waqf Libraries
Another aim of waqfs was to promote public
education. To this end, public libraries were built as part of the complexes
commissioned by the sultans. Sultan Mahmud I is noteworthy for having had three
such libraries built: Hagia Sophia Library (1740), Fatih Mosque Library (1742)
and Galatasaray Library (1754).

9. Dervish Lodge Waqfs
Waqfs set up by benefactors to meet the
needs of the dervish lodges ensure they could provide their full line of
services are called dervish lodge waqfs. These waqfs could be founded either by
the original owner of the lodge or by its officials.

10. Waqf Waters
Public service was the Ottoman state’s
raison d’etre. Providing water for public use and drinking was therefore a key
waqf objective, and weirs, wells and fountains were common all over the city.

Skylife March 2014 edition. Turkish Airlines. 

Yayasan Pelajaran Mara - Masters and PHD Scholarship

Dayana Zahari | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 0Comments |

Nah, buat yang berminat, MARA keluarkan biasiswa buat yang berminat nak jadi pelajar postgrad.
Tapi dalam hidup ni semua benda mesti ada syaratnya. Dibawah merupakan syarat dan terma permohonan biasiswa, diambil daripada website YPM.

PERMOHONAN BIASISWA PASCA SISWAZAH KEJURUTERAAN DAN SAINS DI UNIVERSITI JEPUN SESI AKADEMIK 2016/2017 TAJAAN PROGRAM PENDIDIKAN TINGGI MALAYSIA JEPUN [MJHEP] YAYASAN PELAJARAN MARA [YPM]

Calon-calon Bumiputra yang berminat dan berkelayakan dipelawa untuk memohon skim pembiayaan Pasca Siswazah bagi bidang Kejuruteraan dan Sains seperti yang dinyatakan di bawah:
1. Kejuruteraan [Automotif/Mekanikal/Elektrikal/Elektronik/Mekatronik]
2. Sains / Kejuruteraan Komputer
3. Sains [Matematik / Fizik / Kimia]
4. Nanoteknologi
5. Bioteknologi
6. dan lain-lain bidang yang berkaitan dan teknologi terkini atau bidang lain yang dapat menyumbang kepada perkembangan industri di Malaysia.

TEMPOH MASA DAN SKIM PEMBIAYAAN BIASISWA TEMPOH PEMBIAYAAN:

Dua [2] tahun tempoh pengajian bagi Ijazah Sarjana dan tiga [3] tahun tempoh pengajian bagi Ijazah Sarjana Kedoktoran [PhD].

KELAYAKAN MINIMUM:
1. Mendapat (Kepujian) dari universiti Jepun yang diiktiraf. Pelajar tahun akhir yang sedang menuntut di peringkat Ijazah Sarjana Muda (bagi permohonan Ijazah Sarjana)/ Ijazah Sarjana (bagi permohonan Ijazah Sarjana Kedoktoran [PhD]) di universiti-universiti Jepun yang diiktiraf oleh Kerajaan Malaysia juga layak untuk memohon.
2. Keutamaan diberikan kepada kursus-kursus yang dapat menyumbang kepada keperluan pembangunan perindustrian Malaysia.
3. Mempunyai surat tawaran universiti untuk mengikuti kursus Ijazah Sarjana/ Ijazah Sarjana Kedoktoran [PhD] dari universiti yang diiktiraf oleh kerajaan Malaysia atau surat pengesahan pelajar bagi mereka yang dalam pengajian. Kertas Cadangan Tesis hendaklah ditulis sendiri oleh calon dan mendapat sokongan dan kelulusan bakal Penyelia/ Profesor.

Keutamaan akan diberikan kepada calon bergraduat tajaan YPM - Unit Dana Pinjaman Pendidikan Tinggi [DPPT] I, DPPT II, DPPT III dan MJHEP. Borang permohonan (emel) hendaklah dihantar ke alamat email info@jadypm.edu.my selewat-lewatnya 31 Ogos 2015 manakala borang permohonan (cetakan) beserta dokumen yang lengkap hendaklah sampai ke Yayasan Pelajaran MARA seperti alamat di bawah selewat-lewatnya 7 September 2015.

More info: http://www.jadypm.edu.my

Barangan Bayi Canggih Zaman Ini

Dayana Zahari | Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 4Comments |
Hari Ahad lepas, pergi IOI Mall Putrajaya dengan Ibu, then pergi visit kedai barangan bayi, nama kedai ni Mamours. It is owned by a MAS pilot and his wife. He was really helpful in explaining what he's got in his store. Here are some photos that I took. Nanti bila masa yang sesuai boleh lah beli barang-barang ni. 

Teknologi canggih! Sesuai bagi mereka yang nak asingkan bilik tidur ibu bapa dan bayi.
Ada yang siap ada camera, ada juga yang bunyi sahaja yang function dia macam walkie-talkie.

Botol susu canggih ni bertukar warna kalau susu yang dibuat terlalu panas untuk bayi. Dah tak payah nak rasa guna tangan atau lidah kita sendiri.

Car seat ni boleh digunakan daripada baby sampai besar jadi toddler.

Encik Pilot kata, penting untuk ada thermometer untuk test temperature bayi, yang ni berbentuk puting. Menarik sangat.

Baby food pouches! Boleh simpan makanan baby dalam freezer, boleh panaskan dalam microwave, very hygienic.

Kalau orang kata buaian yang gerak atas bawah boleh gegarkan otak, yang ni berbentuk daun yang gerak kiri kanan. Nuna leaf, this one is an Australian product.

Macam-macam dah yang ada untuk baby zaman sekarang, tinggal parents je kena ada duit untuk dapatkan keselesaan ni. Moga Allah permudahkan kita mencari rezeki untuk keselesaan anak-anak. 

Topup Mini Giveaway By Cik Mimie

Dayana Zahari | Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 6Comments |

Dah balik Malaysia ni kena la guna nombor Malaysia pula, kalau menang giveaway ni dapat la topup nombor UOX ni dan tak perlu la beli topup lagi. Yay hehe.

I'm coming home

Dayana Zahari | Friday, July 24, 2015 | 1Comments |
Malaysia, I'm coming. Goodbye for a little while England.
Your ease of transport and summer breeze will be missed.

Zauji's graduation (AstonGrads)

Dayana Zahari | Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 6Comments |
Today's Photolog is on Zauji's graduation.
On Monday, zauji and I went to Birmingham for his graduation day.
Alhamdulillah after 3 years of hardship, ups and downs in gaining knowledge, Monday was the day when these graduates are celebrated.

Our morning was a hectic one already, borrowing a camera from Kak F, then had to go to Earlsdon to get the tripod, then had to print documents at Warwick University, then sending two trolleys to Kak FH.
After all that, we went to Birmingham by Virgin train from Coventry.
The event started at 2.30pm and it was at the Birmingham Town Hall.
The graduation ended at about 4p.m. then we went taking pictures around Birmingham, and then returned the robe and had dinner.










Haa, baru meriah sikit

Dayana Zahari | Monday, July 20, 2015 | 4Comments |
Terasa baru meriah sikit dunia blog hari ini sebab dah ramai yang publish entri baru.
Mesti sebab dekat Malaysia orang dah start kerja, yang nak sekolah dah kena siap-siap untuk pergi sekolah balik. Semoga bekalan Ramadhan kita tak hilang bila dah masuk bulan Syawal dan seterusnya, semoga istiqamah, itu yang lebih baik.

Harini nak pergi graduation Aston University, Birmingham untuk graduation zauji. Alhamdulillah.
Gambar akan diupload nanti :) . Excited nak pinjam camera Kak F, sebab Kak F punya camera pro gitu hehe.


Menu Hari Ini

Dayana Zahari | Sunday, July 19, 2015 | 2Comments |
Untuk hari raya pertama dah masak rendang ayam dan dendeng daging, lepas tu ada pulak seekor ayam lebih tak masak lagi, tapi Selasa dah nak balik, so harini nak habiskan apa yang ada, masak Kerutuk Ayam pula. Sedap, zauji suka, hehe. Kali ni makan dua orang je. Ramai yang dah balik Malaysia. Kami akan menyusul inshaAllah! 



At the moment, I'm packing for Scotland and Malaysia!

Tips: Natural Way to Get Pink Lips

Dayana Zahari | Saturday, July 18, 2015 | 1Comments |
I accumulated about £11 of Boots points, so I decided to use it on something I recently discovered which is lip crayon! What's really good about lip crayons are that they are just like crayons but to put a bit of colour on your lips, thus they look more natural I would say. The other thing is that I feel like I'm colouring instead of putting on make-up, which is fun.
So I got myself a Soap and Glory Gloss Stick in the shade Bashful (the third in the photo below)

Courtesy of: http://www.awaywiththefairiesblog.com/

I felt like the colour was most natural pink which could go with pretty much everything.
However, due to sunburn in the summer from Summer Training Camp and pretty much walking around in a high UV country i.e. England, the pink was quite light on dark lips thus does not really show.  To justify that England is a high UV exposed country, my transition lenses gets dark even when it's cloudy, and sometimes zauji says his eyesight dazzles - nak kata silau sebenarnya, when it's not really that bright outside.

So I googled for a natural tip to get lighter shade or pink lips to get rid of the sunburn on the lips and found the easiest one to do is this:

Steps:
1. Add in a small bowl/cup, 1 teaspoon of honey
2. Add in 3 teaspoons of brown sugar (as exfoliator)
3. Add in a squeeze of lemon juice (as brightener) 
4. Mix them together, and you'll get something like this:


5. Scrub this on your lips, don't worry if you've made too much, you can keep it in the fridge as it lasts long.
6. Later, rub virgin olive or almond oil on your lips as they have a lot of benefits for your lips.

I'm going to try and do this whenever I can, and see the results soon inshaAllah.
This is fun, getting to play around with natural ingredients and making healthy stuff for the physical body (which gets left out during university term time). 

Do you have any other natural tips for anything else? Please do share in the comment box below!
Please share this tip too if you think someone else will benefit from it.


Beraya pertama bersama zauji di Coventry, UK

Dayana Zahari | Friday, July 17, 2015 | 2Comments |
Alhamdulillah, kita dapat bertemu lagi sekali Ramadhan tahun ni. Khutbah pagi tadi pesan, masa ialah tabung, tapi tabung ni takkan boleh di 'refill', dia akan habis je. Surah al-'asr, Allah pesan manusia akan berada dalam kerugian, kecuali mereka yang beramal soleh, yang berpesan ke arah kebenaran, dan berpesan ke arah kesabaran. Surah al-'asr ni walaupun pendek, tapi Imam Shafie kata kalau Allah turunkan surah ni je pun cukup sebagai panduan untuk kita. Sebab masa, memang selalu kita zalimi :'( sobs.

Entri kali ini ialah catatan Aidilfitri di perantauan.

Masakan malam raya, first time masak rendang, try rendang ayam resipi Umi, alhamdulillah menjadi dengan guidance daripada mak kak Nadira, semua orang kata sedap. Yayy! Then belajar masak dendeng daging yang sedap sangat setiap kali bau rasa nak makan lagi, daripada mak kak Nadira juga hehe. Sorry kak Nadira saya belajar dulu.
Then buat pudding coklat resipi nenek kegemaran ramai, tengok tinggal satu je dalam piring tu, orang Melayu memang pemalu nak kosongkan pinggan, tapi kalau tambah lagi pudding/agar-agar dalam pinggan tu mesti ada orang ambil lagi. Tembikai daripada jiran, Christina yang juga sambut hari raya. Ada juga nasi impit yang bawak dari Malaysia lama dah memang plan untuk raya. Kerepek-kerepek yang ibu bawa pun ada, biskut kacang yang buat sendiri dan biskut-biskut lain juga.


Alhamdulillah sedap, semua kenyang, lepas makan sempat takbir sekejap.


Hari Jumaat, 17 July/1 Syawal, solat Aidilfitri di Prayer Hall, University of Warwick.
Imam dan khutbah by Abd Rahman from Syria. Bacaannya mashaAllah sedap.


Lepas solat, ada sweets and cakes yang dihidang.
Lepas tu semestinya tangkap gambar.
Harini mendung, ada hujan sikit lepas balik solat, alhamdulillah pergi solat pukul 7.30 pagi instead of 10 pagi. Prayer hall buat solat 2 kali sebab university tak bagi overcrowding.





Selamat hari raya semua.
Maaf zahir batin.

Lepas ni kena kemas rumah, dah nak tinggalkan rumah ni.
Goodbye for a little while Coventry.

Segmen Jom Buka Quran

Dayana Zahari | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 1Comments |
Beberapa hari yang lalu saya 'launched' Segmen Jom Buka Quran supaya kita dapat sama-sama share ayat favourite kita daripada al-Quran, hanya 2 orang sahaja yang join. Mungkin kerana kurang publicity untuk segmen ni sebab berjalan seiringan dengan giveaway haritu, jadi saya nak jemput lagi sekali semua untuk join segmen ni.
Mudah sangat, tak payah follow apa-apa pun, nak ajak share je mana-mana ayat yang anda suka dalam al-Quran, tak kisah pun apa sebabnya, tapi kalau boleh cubalah hurai sedikit.

Klik banner di bawah ye untuk dapatkan entri asal.
Terima kasih daun keladi.


Mari Bantu Rakan Blogger Dalam Kesusahan

Dayana Zahari | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 0Comments |
Kak Alia menghadapi penyakit kanser, sedang membesarkan dua anak, dan sedang menjaga ibu yang uzur, tetapi masih gigih mencari rezeki yang halal dengan menjual kudapan seperti serunding, mini karipap dan mini popia.
Buat yang sudi membeli, link blog dan bank details etc kak Alia ada di SINI.

Senarai harga makanan yang kak Alia jual:

Serunding daging tempatan 250 gram RM 18
Serunding ayam 250 gram RM 18
Serunding Ikan 250 gram RM 12
Mini karipap RM 32 sekilo
Mini Popia RM 32 sekilo

Pos biasa rm 6 utk 1 kg
Pos laju RM 9 utk 1 kg

Warwick Graduation Ceremony Teaser

Dayana Zahari | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 0Comments |
Spent half of today attending Kak Odah's graduation ceremony.
Terima kasih Kak Odah sudi jemput jadi guest masuk dalam hall.

Gambar akan dapat daripada professional photographer inshaAllah malam ni, so sekarang bagi gambar teaser je dulu.

Akan rindu kakak-kakak ni next year!

Bersama logo Warwick University

CPUV for the first time

Dayana Zahari | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 7Comments |
Maybe I should record this day in history.
My nuffnang just got its first CPUV from Vaseline Vavavoom!
Alhamdulillah, can't wait to see what will happen.


Sorrylah terlebih excited, first time kan.
Betul lah nasihat Kiera, I have to put all three advertorial units to get CPUVs. 
Got it now, inshaAllah lebih semangat blogging bila dapat side income through it! 

Changing Domain

Dayana Zahari | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 1Comments |
I've changed my domain recently. Previously it was herstoriie.com, for about the previous 5 years, and then it got expired, somebody else bought it, and I used my blogspot domain for quite a long time. Then exam time came, and I thought I would start blogging again, write more, document my life properly, make more friends through blogging, and expressing my thoughts. Then my friend bought hers on Wordpress, and she told me it was cheaper to buy a domain on blogspot.
Then I googled, and found easyDNS.

Setting up and everything is fairly easy to do. I bought the cheapest package which costs Canadian Dollars, CAD$15 per year, which is roughly only RM45 according to the most recent current exchange rate, not bad I would say. I paid using paypal, so I paid in GBP (£), then they converted it automatically to CAD.

It's nice to find your own portal of expression easily using your own personal domain.
Website traffic wise, I'm not too sure.
Need to read up more I guess.

Rarai asked about the difference between .com and .my domain, what Abah told me the difference was, .com is more universal, and .my is used if our target audience is for people in Malaysia, this is especially important for businesses. That's all I know, do share what you know in the comment box below!

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Dayana Zahari | Sunday, July 12, 2015 | 4Comments |

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies by Zauji and Myself.
We are currently selling this in the UK for £3/100g. Nak beraya dekat UK ni kena lah buat biskut raya sendiri kan.
Eid is in another week. Sambil kemas rumah sambil baking sebab ada order.
Are you guys making any raya cookies or prefer buying off the shelves?

Giveaway Raya by Bella

Dayana Zahari | Saturday, July 11, 2015 | 4Comments |
Tarikh tutup 23 Julai 2015.

Pemenang 'Dayana and DurratunKhayla Surprise Giveaway'

Dayana Zahari | Friday, July 10, 2015 | 12Comments |
We had 75 entries in total, and I used random.org to find one lucky winner to win the surprise gift from DurratunKhayla.
Thank you all for joining! Tak sangka dapat sambutan yang boleh kata hebat ni.

Here's the result:

The lucky winner is: http://stuffyies.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html

Mohon tolong bagi nama penuh, alamat rumah dan no. telefon untuk penghantaran hadiah ya. 
Terima kasih semua sudi join. Jangan putus asa ya buat yang tak berjaya kali ni. 
Nanti ada rezeki boleh bagi lagi. 

How to ship items from UK to Malaysia?

Dayana Zahari | Friday, July 10, 2015 | 0Comments |
Once again, it is the end of the academic year, and as always I would be packing to move to a new accommodation. This year's accommodation has been really comfortable and homey to me, going back finding zauji in the house, our flat, yes, it does feel like home indeed.

Next year's going to be a bit different.
I'm moving to living on campus inshaAllah, and zauji is packing all his stuff to ship back to Malaysia.

How do we ship items from UK to Malaysia I hear you ask?
This is not a sponsored post, I'm just sharing out information, because before this I didn't know too.

Well, there are generally two options, air freight or sea freight.
Sea freight takes about 8 to 10 weeks, using the service that we are using. A big maxi box they call it, costs about £35 per box to ship. The prices can be found on their website link here. 
Air freight should be faster, but of course more expensive.
There is also a unique option where you can book a large container to load your things, this is especially good if you're bringing back a car - that's what Abah did 10 years ago when we brought back our car from the UK to Malaysia. It is nice to get a container and just chuck literally everything in your house in there, but unfortunately one costs a minimum of £550 when I checked the other day, so, it's just not worth it if you're not bringing back a SUPER large item like a car.

This was zauji carrying the boxed bicycle from Halfords, Coventry. They charged us £15 to have it boxed and sealed.
It was too heavy to be carried all the way to our house, we end up putting it on the back of my bicycle, and walked by pushing my bicycle. Some people thought we were carrying a plasma TV!


Here's what we are going to ship. 3 maxi boxes and some other odd sized box (priced at £6.50 or £8 per cubit foot).


Goodbye Piano, see you whenever I see you.




Senarai Peserta 'Dayana and DurratunKhayla Surprise Giveaway'

Dayana Zahari | Friday, July 10, 2015 | 5Comments |
Assalamualaikum everyone, today is the 10th July, a Friday.
Jumuah Mubarak!

Buat yang dah join Dayana and DurratunKhayla Surprise Giveaway, terima kasih banyak kami ucapkan. Giveaway telah pun tamat. Buat yang tak sempat join, inshaAllah kalau ada rezeki kami boleh buat giveaway lagi. Doakan kami murah rezeki ya. Ni list peserta untuk anda kalau nak blogwalking:

1. http://syuhadaelmi.blogspot.com/2015/06/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
2. http://nonasani.blogspot.com/2015/06/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
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16. http://www.shuhaidakabdy.com/2015/06/dayana-and-durratunkayla-suprise.html
17. http://umikasum.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
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38. http://nuurfarhani96-misswhiterose.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
39. http://muslimahsejati96.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
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54. http://www.azhafizah.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise-giveaway.html
55. http://nims007.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
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57. http://luvmia97.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
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60. http://mawarmedina.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
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69. http://jombercontest.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
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71. http://mass-naim.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
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73. http://pandanunu.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
74. http://uniquebell.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html
75. http://myemosaid.blogspot.com/2015/07/dayana-and-durratunkhayla-surprise.html

Pemenang akan diumumkan sebentar lagi!

Segmen : Duit Raya Seindah Syawal by Nieyl

Dayana Zahari | Friday, July 10, 2015 | 6Comments |
Ucapan Raya: Selamat hari raya buat ahli keluarga yang berada di Malaysia semuanya :) tunggu Ana balik ya.

Simple Peanut Cookies Recipe - Resipi Biskut Kacang Tanah

Dayana Zahari | Friday, July 10, 2015 | 4Comments |
Presenting, peanut cookies! Or rather, biskut kacang tanah, biskut mazola or whatever you call it.
I made these yesterday and just got round to baking all the batter.
The recipe is really simple, this is my first time making it so, please excuse its looks, and I used super fine flour which was not suitable for the recipe as it didn't want to form a hard dough, so make sure you guys use just normal plain flour.

So for this recipe,

Ingredients:
300g ground nuts, kacang tanah
250g plain flour, tepung gandum
200g fine sugar, gula halus
About 200ml of canola, corn or sunflower oil
A bit of salt (maybe one teaspoon?), sedikit garam
Egg yolk, telur kuning

Step 1: Fry without oil the ground nuts on the stove or bake it in the oven until just nice.
Goreng kacang tanah tanpa minyak.

Step 2: Blend the ground nuts.
Blend kacang tanah hingga halus.

Step 3: Mix nuts, sugar and flour together. Then add the oil bit by bit whilst forming it into a dough.
Campurkan semua kacang, gula dan tepung. Tambahkan minyak sedikit demi sedikit sambil cuba untuk buat dough daripada adunan. 

Step 4: Pinch a small portion from the dough, make into round shapes, place on a tray with a baking paper on it, and 'swipe' the egg yolk on top
Cubit sedikit daripada dough, kemudian buat bulat kecil, letak atas tray yang ada baking paper, kemudian sapukan telur kuning.
It's good if you have the brush for the egg yolk, makes it more even. I just used a spoon instead, hence the weird shapes on top of the cookies. I call it art.

Haha, ye je, malas nak cari berus sebenarnya sebab tengah packing barang.

Step 5: Bake at 190 degrees celcius, 15 to 20 minutes depending on your oven.
Bakar pada 190 darjah, 15 ke 20 minit bergantung pada jenis ketuhar. Betul kan ketuhar? 



Cucur Ayam by EkaTikah

Dayana Zahari | Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 8Comments |
I want to park this cucur ayam recipe by Eka Tikah here, because it seems really unique!
Cara pembuatannya sama seperti buat cucur biasa dan ianya sangat mudah. Cuma cucur ini tidak menggunakan tepung, malah digantikan dengan isi ayam kisar. Bahan-bahan sampingan yang lain pula seperti carrot dan bawang merah dipotong dadu, cili dihirils halus, sebiji telur, secubit black paper dan secubit garam sebagai penambah perasa. Gaulkan kesemuanya sekali dan goreng di dalam minyak yang panas sehingga kekuning-kuningan. P/s: Ada orang guna daun bawang dan daun sup. Kita ni tak berapa suka. Jadinya digantikan dengan carrot. Makan ikut selera sendiri baru puas. Heee (Eka Tikah, 2015)

Just look at that delish food! 
For full recipe and blog entry: CLICK HERE

Orange Cake topped with Chocolate Ganache and Tangerines

Dayana Zahari | Wednesday, July 08, 2015 | 4Comments |

The picture above shows orange cake topped with chocolate ganache and tangerines, made last winter I think. I feel like making and eating some more!
Sedap sangat kek oren. Huu.

#Cakes4Syria Islamic Relief UK

Dayana Zahari | Tuesday, July 07, 2015 | 5Comments |
Such a brilliant idea mashaAllah.
I don't know who's baking these cakes, but The Cake Campaign and Islamic Relief has made an effort to raise funds for Syria by selling chocolate cakes for £10 each.




Just look at that delicious gorgeous chocolate cake! I feel like getting one right now.

Second year completed.

Dayana Zahari | Tuesday, July 07, 2015 | 4Comments |
Alhamdulillah.
Lagi beberapa bulan dah nak jadi a finalist. Pelajar tahun akhir.
Kejapnya, dulu nampak kakak-kakak macam besar je bila dah final year. Alih-alih bulan October ni dah nak final year. Betul lah, kematangan perlu dibina, kalau kita tunggu, ia tak akan datang dengan sendiri pun. Tapi, kematangan in what context pun penting. Kita nak matang yang boleh bawak pergi jauh. Jauh, sampai boleh cross this bridge. Bridge apa?
Dunia. Dunia as a bridge to the akhirah.

Sekarang kena kemas fail dan nota tahun dua.
Sayang tak dapat simpan semua sebab bila pindah tak dapat nak angkut banyak-banyak pun.
Semoga ilmu semua tu melekat di dalam dada dan benak fikiran.

Rumah pun nak kena kemas, tahun depan nak duduk tempat lain.
Tiap tahun pindah, tiap tahun pengalaman baru. Alhamdulillah.
Memang banyak Allah nak ajar kena hantar dekat UK ni.
Dulu datang dengan ibu abah jadi budak sekolah rendah, sekolah menengah.
Lepas tu datang single, jadi pelajar universiti. Datang lagi sekali jadi pelajar universiti yang dah ada suami. Tanggungjawab makin bertambah. Hidup memang makin perlukan kematangan.

Matanglah.

Dan bersabarlah menuntut kematangan.

What can your instax do?

Dayana Zahari | Monday, July 06, 2015 | 3Comments |
I bought an instax camera a few months ago, and I have a dream of making journals or scrapbooks with it but I'm not really that creative (or I presume so).
People hardly write out journals these days.
These are some journal/instax camera ideas I found on Pinterest and would like to share them here!





This one is nice too, like a map with instax photos on.
How about you? What do you use your instax camera for? 


 
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