My Ramadan Ready Oscar speech

Salaamz guys!

I didn’t sleep last night- it was one of those ‘point of no return’ instances where I was up so late that if I went to bed I wouldn’t wake up for Suhoor.

Why was I up so late?

I was making these beautiful babies (special shout out to Anum and my mother in law for helping out with the assembly).

The perfect iftaar gift

The perfect iftaar gift available at Salam Shop

What are they?

They are ‘The Perfect Iftaar Gift’!

Yes! You read right…my Ramadan Ready e-book is now available in hardcopy!!!

I had no idea so many people despised e-books! (Lesson learned for next year). I was going to print out a few copies for the local people who had requested it- then it turned into a labour of love . Here they are, part of a gorgeous (if I don’t say so myself) Iftaar gift .

Seriously I never know what to give to the hosts of an iftaar- especially if the iftaar is at a masjid or a restaurant. Problem solved!

This beautifully packaged gift includes my book Ramadan Ready as well as a package of pitted dates.

The best part is that they will be sold at my FAVOURITE store : Salam Shop!

Dreams Duas come true’s Ramadan, pray big and expect the impossible.

I’m going to take this opportunity to thank a few people:

(I’m wearing an Oscar de la renta gown and a matching hijab from Dara Boutique- standing in front of a room filled with the classiest people –you guys- at the Dolby theatre.  I’m doing a very dainty cry- pretty but genuine.)

“I would like to thank Allah SWT- I can’t even articulate a fraction of what I would like to say. I love you.

To my hubby wubby- thank you for bullying me (don’t do it again).

To my children- look mamas on stage! Your hugs and kisses and smiles make everything better. You’re my inspiration.

To my parents- thank you for thinking I’m better than I actually am and for preferring me over my siblings-it made me want to prove you right.

To my in-laws- if it wasn’t for you guys- I couldn’t accomplish anything without your help & support.

To ‘My Blog’ girls- Aziz, Kulsoom & Maryam- I kinda enlisted you guys without your consent- thank you for being there at 3 am to edit  my work & assure me.

Special special special thank you to Maryam and Kulsoom- you guys are amazing, my back bone, my courage. If I become a millionaire you’re so getting royalties.

Sarah Aw- you and Maymay swooped in and saved me while I was my most stressed.

Mariam- for sparking the entire idea.

Shaheen-I should pay you for your social media support…but  I can’t.

Shiney- motivating me every step of the way.

Haleema- sorry for torturing you!

Anisa- your critique borderline disgust propelled me to work harder. I may not verbally appreciate you as much as I should- you are always always there for me- thanx dude!

Sudduf- your energy & inspiration are contagious! I wish your looks and genius were too.

Br.Ghufran at Identify printers– can’t thank you enough- I love the final product!”

(the crowd is cheering so loudly I can’t continue with my thank you’s- the list is very long- I will make sincere  dua for each and every one of you this Ramadan)

I’m late!

Store opens in an hour- see you all there!!!

6 Comments on My Ramadan Ready Oscar speech

  1. Kulz
    June 21, 2015 at 1:13 am (3 years ago)

    Omg I’m in a blog!! I’m feel so special right now!! And btw this is the most heartfelt… Yet hilarious? Oscar speech I’ve ever heard. Not sure if the oscars are serious….

    Yay love you!!!! And that borderline disgust gets me matching my hijabs to my tops… Hahaha

    • Sahar
      June 25, 2015 at 7:08 am (3 years ago)

      Lol! you’ve been behind the scenes of chai with sahar from the beginning- might as well step in the limelight! Thank you so much!

  2. farhat
    June 22, 2015 at 3:37 pm (3 years ago)

    It is very good.I love to read makes me so proud.

    • Sahar
      June 25, 2015 at 7:09 am (3 years ago)

      Most important comment ever.
      Thank you

  3. Razia Ismail
    June 28, 2015 at 4:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Mashaa allah.. Congratulations on the launch of your book.. Awesome speech..was smiling from ear to ear

    • Sahar
      July 2, 2015 at 1:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Jazak Allahu khairun Razia. LOL..thanx! It was a bit silly but heart felt 🙂


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