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Inspiration In The Everyday

July 28, 2016

It is indeed a strange and wonderful thing, inspiration. And exasperating too, sometimes! We can wait days and weeks and even years for inspiration to appear, or it can come in the blink of an eye.  For our second range, we wanted to focus on something all of us can identify with, something we do and practice on the daily. There were many sleepless nights (!), discarded ideas, duas and prayers. And then it occurred to us, how big a part the concept of Salam or Peace plays in our lives. The word Islam, itself, means peaceful and willing submission. We greet one another by wishing peace. And in a wider role, we wish for peace, the existence of an ideal society, Dar-As Salaam,... Continue Reading →

Baby Steps

June 20, 2015

We had the opportunity to open a booth at two conferences which took place recently at Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia. First was Ilmfest, on 16th and 17th May. It was the first time we were showing our bags to the public, so it was quite nerve-wracking! In the end, though, it turned out to be a lovely experience as we met so many lovely visitors to the booth.     The second was the Being ME conference on 13th June 2015, a women only conference which this year is entitled Love, Aisha. Again, we had lots of fun meeting the other booth participants and were beginning to feel like old hands in the conference circuit (ha!) In the future,... Continue Reading →

And So It Begins

May 01, 2015

Welcome to the Hessa website! It’s been an interesting journey, from a teeny, tiny idea taking root and setting up camp in the brain and refusing to let go, all the way to this, the lovely realization of a dream. We wouldn’t change a single thing though, for hurdles and obstacles teach us that some things are worth it.   We hope to bring out something for everyone, from totes to slings to backpacks and everything in between. It might take a while though, so please bear with us. After all, good things come to those who wait!    In the meantime, we hope you like what we currently have on offer. All feedback and suggestions warmly welcomed, so write away!... Continue Reading →

Charity

CHARITY OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018

November 13, 2018

It's now less than 2 months away from the end of the year; have you reached your sadaqah goals for 2018? We hope you have exceeded in your giving Insyaa Allah :) For October, we have chosen an interesting charity concept by the World Food Programme under the United Nations - it's an app called Share The Meal. 821 million people out there in the world today are undernourished. Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. But many of us can help, as it only costs USD0.50 to feed one child for a day.   Share The Meal helps people in the poorest regions in the world, including... Continue Reading →

CHARITY OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2018

October 03, 2018

On Friday, 28 September 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Sulawesi, Indonesia, unleashing a tsunami that hurled water as high as 20 feet over the city of Palu. The death toll so far has reached almost 1,500 and due to increase. Meanwhile, people are starving, shops have been looted and the danger of disease is imminent. Our charity of the month is GlobalGiving, and specifically their Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting non-profit organizations, donors and companies in nearly every country in the world. Since 2002, they have helped raise more than USD350 million, and provided aid in 170 countries. They partner with non-profit organisations in different countries, and post the projects that are really... Continue Reading →

CHARITY OF THE MONTH - JULY AND AUGUST 2018

September 10, 2018

Assalamualaikum! It was a hectic time for us recently as we unveiled 2 new bags, so we decided to pool the RM10 from the sale of each bag in July and August and make one donation, to a very worthy cause, the UNRWA.   The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East was established in 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. When it began operations in 1950, it provided aid to about 750,000 Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem; today the number has increased to 5 million. UNRWA human development and humanitarian services include primary and vocational education,... Continue Reading →

CHARITY OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018

July 22, 2018

Assalamualaikum, We love when people get together to do wonderful things for the less fortunate ... and invite even more people to join them! Now this is a squad we will be cheering for! For the month of June 2018, our charity of the month is the Ukhwah 4 Ummah, and specifically their Squad - Global Celebrity Volunteer campaign. Ukhwah for Ummah is an NGO, aiming to invite people to the program and instil brotherhood among fellow Muslims and showcase the beauty of Islam to other religions. They hold monthly tarbiah and motivational programs, shahadah programmes for new Muslim brothers and sisters, visits to orphanages and the elderly, and also launched global compaigns to raise funds to build a mosque in... Continue Reading →

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