Product Spotlight

Posted on June 18, 2013 | 0 comments

This year Silver Envelope is very proud and excited to be working with My Halal Kitchen on a new collaboration on some simple, fun and easy products for Islamic Holidays and Halal "Foodies". We hope this collaboration will continue to grow and we can help create useful tools for the kitchen and for celebration.

Our first collaborative project is our Sweet Dawah Cupcake and Cookie Kits. Raana Smith (Silver Envelope) and Yvonne Maffei (My Halal Kitchen) really felt like we needed something that could be a cute and simple way to reach out to your neighbors and friends, educate people more about Islam, while also adding a fun touch for our own celebrations. Our Sweet Dawah Kits aim to do that.

Below is our lookbook of Sweet Dawah Product shots. Click on any of the pictures for more details.

Sweet Dawah Cupcake Kit

Sweet Dawah Cupcake & Cookie Kits (Ramadan) - {Printed on every informational card}

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast abstaining from food, drink, and other physical needs. A time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is about much more than just fasting. 

Sawm is the Arabic word for fasting.  It indicates not only a restraint from food and drink, but a more general sense a restraint from sinful actions, thoughts, and words. Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance, to make peace with those around them, strengthen ties with family and friends, and do away with bad habits. Fasting is not merely physical, but rather the total commitment of the person's body and soul to the spirit of the fast. It’s a time to cleanse the body and soul from impurities and re-focus one's self on the worship of God.

Kareem is the Arabic word for generous.  Muslims around the world, Arabic speakers and non-Arabic speakers, use the phrase “Ramadan Kareem” to wish each other well during this blessed month. From our family to yours, Ramadan Kareem!


Sweet Dawah Cupcake & Cookie Kits (Eid Al-Fitr) - {Printed on every informational card}

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims observe a fast from food and drink and participate in pious activities such as charitable giving and peace-making. It is a time of intense spiritual renewal for those who observe it. At the end, 

Muslims throughout the world observe a joyous three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr (the Festival of Fast-Breaking).

Eid al-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month following Ramadan in the Islamic lunar calendar. It is a time to give charity to those in need and celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy.

On the day of ‘Eid, Muslims gather early in the morning in outdoor locations or mosques to perform the ‘Eid prayer which consists of a sermon followed by a short congregational prayer.

After the ‘Eid prayer, Muslims usually scatter to visit various family and friends, give gifts (especially to children), and make phone calls to distant relatives to give well-wishes for the holiday. These activities traditionally continue for three days.

Mubarak is the Arabic word for used to congratulate or wish happiness.  Muslims around the world, Arabic speakers and non-Arabic speakers, use the phrase “Eid Mubarak” to wish each other well during this blessed holiday.

From our family to yours, Eid Mubarak!

Sweet Dawah Cupcake & Cookie Kits (Eid Al-Adha) - {Printed on every informational card}

Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) commemorates the obedience of Prophet Abraham (upon him be peace) to Allah (God) where he and son were tested by the command to sacrifice Ismael, and passed the test which actually saved his son, who was replaced by a ram. 

Prophet Muhammad (prayers of God upon him and peace) continued this tradition of obedience and conveyed to us to divide the Udhiya (sacrificed camel, cattle, lamb or goat) into thirds.  One-third of the sacrifice is designated for the poor, one-third for the owner, and one-third to give away as gifts. 

‘Eid al-Adha is a three-day celebration observed after the Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah).  It begins on the 10th day of Dhul-Hijja (Islamic month) for Muslims worldwide, regardless of cultural background or location. In the West, however, many Muslim communities will host gatherings and parties on the weekend immediately following the day of ‘Eid since ‘Eid al-Adha is not typically recognized as a three-day holiday exempting them from work or school.

Mubarak is the Arabic word used to congratulate or wish happiness.  Muslims around the world (both Arabic speakers and non-Arabic speakers) use the phrase “Eid Mubarak” to wish each other well during this blessed holiday. 


From our family to yours, Eid Mubarak!


Sweet Dawah Cupcake & Cookie Kits (Islam) - {Printed on every informational card}

Islam is a monotheistic religion with several important tenets: Belief in One God (Allah in Arabic), charity, prayer, fasting, and the pilgrimmage to Mecca.

The name of the religion is Islam, which comes from an Arabic root word meaning "peace" and "submission." The same Arabic root word gives us "As-salaam alaykum," ("Peace be with you"), the universal Muslim greeting.

A person who believes in Islam is a Muslim. Muslims believe that since Allah alone is the Creator, it is He alone that deserves our devout love and worship.

Islam teaches that one can only find peace in one's life by submitting to Almighty God (Allah) in heart, soul and deed. 

Islam is a major world religion, with over 1 billion followers worldwide (1/5 of the world population). It is considered one of the Abrahamic, monotheistic faiths, along with Judaism and Christianity. Although usually associated with the Arabs of the Middle East, less than 10% of Muslims are in fact Arab.  In fact, Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world (maybe include). Muslims are found all over the world, of every nation, color and race.

Allah is the proper name for Almighty God, and is often translated merely as "God." Allah has other names that are used to describe His characteristics: the Creator, the Sustainer, the Merciful, the Compassionate, etc.

From our family to yours, As-Salaam Alaykum!


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