this retailer sells a halal nail polish. this allows for oxygen and water to go through the nail, which makes it acceptable to wear during prayer. spread the word.
“Being a relatively modern creation, nail polish remains obviously unaddressed by early Islamic sources. But the general consensus in the Islamic community is that praying with nail polish is impermissible because of the waterproof barrier it creates on nails, which prevents the wudu ritual from being completed five times a day.” (source)
A new comic book is teaching sex education to middle school students in the Nunavut territory of Canada. Titled Choices, it covers sexual health issues, relationships, gender identity, sexually transmitted infections and alcohol use. The comic tells the stories of a group of Inuit classmates and includes their native Inuktitut phrases.
OK I am overhauling this DA:J character and was thinking about Muslimah-friendly design or at least costume design that would remain “authentic” even with the few additions or changes it would need to be appropriate for a Muslimah cosplayer and I HAVE IGNORANT WHITE QUESTIONS
If any follow me, I would appreciate your answers: Would you be comfortable adding long sleeved shirt or underarmor under these costume pieces to cover exposed skin? Would such an addition be adequate? Or would you rather the character not have exposed skin in the first place? How would the fact that the character canonically has a headscarfy accessory make you feel about adapting the design to your own needs, or does it just look stupid/tryhard and you’ll add whatever you like to a costume so screw what is or isn’t authentic? Other thoughts or concerns? Any characters regarded as Muslimah-friendly that I should look at?
Brienne’s story is an adaptation of a traditionally male narrative, one that usually sidelines or victimises female characters. She swears fealty to a woman, as male knights swear to their liege lord, because she respects that woman’s strength, her bravery and her kindness. She goes on a quest to save the beautiful maiden, but not to marry her or benefit from the quest in any way, but to return her to her mother. Because she cares for Catelyn, and because it is the right thing to do. It is a story of a woman, rescuing a woman, for the sake of another woman. It is a rare story where the mother, the young girl and the shieldmaiden are all given equal weight and worth. Brienne, despite taking on many stereotypically male traits, is not “one of the boys” or in any way dismissive of her gender as a group. She does not fit into the role that society has assigned for her, but she does not disparage those who do. She uses her strength and her skill to respect and help other women in ways that most men in Westeros would never even think to attempt, because she understands, more than any other knight, that women are truly worth something as individuals.