Category Archives: Thoughts & Tips

The Blog Turns 2 and Vlog IndoAfrika by halaalife Lauch

Assalamualaikum and hi all…. 🙂

Alhamdulillah and hip hip horray… The blog turns two on the 15th/17th of August!

Who would have thought that the blog would grow  thus far, Alhamdulillah, along with the blog, personally I have grown and learn a lot too.

I would like to thank all of you, my readers for continuous supports and of course to all brands that have worked with me.

As the blog’s milestone, a vlog (video blog) YouTube has been (soft) launched on the 17 of August namely, IndoAfrika by halaalife.  IndoAfrika by halaalife‘s mission is to share with fellow Indonesians  experience on living abroad  especially living in Cape Town, South Africa and many more (work in progress). You are most welcome to subscribe too

Please enjoy the short video of the blog journey in the new vlog YouTube:

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Compassion To The Needy

Assalamualaikum and hi all..

Alhamdulillah we’ve been blessed with a little bit of rain and cooler weather. It’s always nice to snuggle in bed with warm blankets and heater/fire around, when it’s cold, windy and rainy at night, isn’t it? How many of us, feeling so grateful that we are safe, warm at home sweet home but at the same time thinking about the less fortunate out there? They are maybe homeless or living in shacks that certainly not weatherproof?

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Let’s Save Water

Assalamualaikum and hi all,

Alhamdulilah, Cape Town has been blessed with some rain/drizzling lately. Unfortunately rainfalls over parts of the city has not made any significant change to the low dam levels.  Although the rain has at least moisten the soil, feeding the thirsty plants a bit  and washed away some dust on the hard surface yards.

I quoted this info from Water Shedding Western Cape FB group:

URGENT : Cape Town’s water supply is down to its last 100 days, resulting in the municipality bringing forward its emergency supply schemes.

Consumers are urged to reduce their water usage to 100 litres per person per day to achieve targeted reduced consumption.

Rainfall over parts of the city will not materially change the low dam levels. Should dams reach below 10% of storage levels, a “lifeline” water supply will be implemented.

This will involve minimal supply pressure, intermittent supply, and very stringent restrictions. People in areas with low water pressure might have to get their water from tankers.

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IOU (Islamic Online University) Awareness Month

IOU (Islamic Online University) Awareness Month

Guest Post

                     Basheerah Mollagee (SA Student Committee)

Note from

Asalamualaikum, for the first time I have included a guest post, which I intend to limit accordingly, to educational, charity or something that of beneficial to the community. The content of this article is fully written by her. Therefore I have not made any research nor any changes or additional info on this matter. IA, enjoy.

Islamic Online University was started by Dr Bilal Phillips in 2007. He envisioned an institution that would offer under graduate and graduate programmes in Islamic Studies completely free. A certificate or a diploma in Islamic Studies is still completely free, Alhamdulilah. Continue reading IOU (Islamic Online University) Awareness Month

Pointers on SA Passport/Smart ID Card Application Online

Assalamualaikum and hi all,

I assume many of you are aware of the passport and Smart ID application online that launched April last year?  Yes? No? Well, in this post I’d like to share some pointers from my experience applying minor passport online.  However,  for details on “how to apply” please click: Guidance Application Online DHA.

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Vote For halaalife

Assalamualaikum and hi all,
Kindly help my blog, retaining last year SA BLOG AWARDS as Runner Up BEST RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUALITY BLOG or even better, help the blog reach the BEST one this year🙏🏻😄
I would be so happy if I could be the Best/first winner this year. As it has always been won by the same non-muslim’s blog.
Very simple way of voting please click the Blog AWARDS Vote for me on the sidebar of the blog. You will then be directed to the SA Blog Awards website to vote for me.

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The Winner of Make-Over and Foodie Give-Away


Congratulation @muneebarahim the winner of’s make over and food give away in the value of more than R2000.

She has been chosen randomly. Jazakalah for those who have participated. IA next time there will be more give away!

Unfortunately Muneeba wouldn’t be able to come for the photoshoot due to medical reason. We have chosen randomnly Suzie Germs as the replacement winner…