JUST DOIN’ MY NAILS

Not to be making any “red”  and  bold statements – but lets just be “clear”, nail polish is not a “haraam” act, but we need to consider why its considered a “taboo” within some islamic cultures.

Ablution & Prayer, Wudu & Salaah – These are the actions that are obligatory on us and it is said that the reason why this whole nail polish business is “taboo”. So essentially, the nail varnish, polish, enamel coats the nail and no water can pass through right? so how is your wudu complete and your salaah valid. This debate has been ongoing for eons and rightly so. Tested and proven and advertised – Nail polish coats the nail and that that for purposes of this discussion – is strictly not allowed in wudu & salaah.

Okay so – INGLOT developed a range of breathable O2M nailpolish,with no knowledge of the above and it suits us all fine, We can paint our nails and take wudu and perform salaah, but, then there’s the question of “what if I die” (a friend of mine says – only muslims ask this question frequently and so we must!), if you die, well, no one can remove the nail polish, as no chemicals are allowed in ghusl and do you really want to meet your creator wearing something you aren’t really sure is allowed or not? or put simply – you arent really in the  “natural” state you were meant to be in when meeting your creator, it is a pretty scary and involved thought!

Anyway indications from the Jamiat are that your wudu is incomplete,  even with the new developments and breathable status of the nail polish. Note: This isn’t a ruling and its not haraam, it is a guidance from our leaders –  My suggestion is to stay away from the “grey” area,  but what are the options available?

The good news is that you can use henna (i see you, rolling your eyes – but this was encouraged by the Prophet, may peace and blessings be upon him) and of course there are other brands in the market which have been developed, and if you really want to be ‘doin your nails’ there’s is a brand called Tuesday in Love. This Canadian Brand is breathable and allows water to pass to the nail and is also peel off – score! Check out their website for more info – http://www.tuesdayinlove.com

Keep lookin’ pretty but whatever we do, lets do it with grace and haya, and remember Innamal a’malu binniyat, actions are dependant on their intention.  May Allah give us the understanding, Ameen,

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Under Construction but already packing the closet…

Assalamu’Alaikum!

 المحاسبه

 

On that Day will men proceed in groups, sorted out, to be shown their Deeds. Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it.” (Qur’an 99:6-8)

While this site and the necessary are under construction, I couldn’t help but unpack a few of my “things”. To be quite honest – I have no idea how this bloggin’ thing works, but here goes. So let’s talk about today, 12 August 2014.

Did you know it is encouraged to reflect about the happenings of your day as a form of Sunnah? 

Yes indeed – self inventory or Muhasabah is a term most of us either ignore or are unaware of. Howwwwever…lets delve into what this entails, I mean it is a simple task, you probably do it without even realising it. So lets start by gaining some reward for the acts of our subconscious minds – ” Oh My Creator in accordance with the Sunnah of our beloved Nabi Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him), I take account and reflect on the day, Grant me the ability to monitor my actions and to act in accordance with your word, Ameen, Ya Rab”

Essentially, Muhasaba is to reflect upon and account for your actions. If we look at every second we live as a blessing from the Almighty and that by Allah’s grace we were allowed to breath in that second, should we not be grateful for this blessing? The least we could do is monitor how we use the time we have been given.

What did I do today? Could I have done it better, in a way that my Allah would be pleased with me? Did I pray my Salaah? Did I deserve my salary today? Have I fulfilled my worldly, religious and spiritual duties? Have I prepared for the Hereafter? 

If we fail to monitor our actions, how will we know if we falter? It’s like updating your client on a monthly basis, the only way he can judge your current performance is by referring to your previous actions. Forget that – #selfie ! is it not at all possible to inspect inner selves the way we inspect our selfies before posting them? #ithinkYES

Its a simple exercise, from which, we will gain a reward, Insha’Allah. By taking account of our days, seeking forgiveness for our sins & shortcomings, Thanking Allah for His blessings and asking Him for a better tomorrow.Surely we are capable…

Lets be mindful of our actions and revive a forgotten Sunnah. Let us present only good on That day [Judgment day] Ameen, Ya Rab

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