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)
For any Muslim followers.
DON’T ACTUALLY USE THIS FOR THE SAKE OF WATER PERMEABILITY. IT’S NOT VERY EFFECTIVE.
It’s only water vapor permeable, and it’s not at all water permeable when you apply multiple coats, a top coat, or a base coat.
You should use the Tuesday In Love water-permeable brands instead! They’re completely water permeable and come in a whole ton of colors!
Here’s a test that a sister did comparing the Inglot brand and the Tuesday In Love brand on a paper towel so you can see for yourself.
please please please spread this around, I would hate for a lot of sisters to have their prayers invalidated because of something like this.
What about my feel :(
I feel we are in for more of the same after the next one„brace brace brace for impact„,
threw some color on these torterras for fun!
Just press play. You won’t regret it.
I did not regret it.
neither did i
I just laughed way harder than I should have at this. But, it was FUNNY. Go ahead, click play - you won’t be disappointed.
Best laugh all day!
I need this in my life forever.
Tiny Griffin! The first in a mini series of mini mythological creatures.
▷ sudden daine and numair headcanon
so their kid of course is like a terror and a half once they hit full mobile stage. like just getting into EVERYTHING and wreaking havoc and attempting shape changes to disastrous result and like eating magical herbs accidentally and no one can keep them under control, not even kit, and after one particularly nightmarish experience in which they accidentally toddle into a spell numair is working in what he thought was a safe part of the backyard daine is like goddess bless, it’s times like these i miss the darkings!
and numair stares at her and starts rubbing his nose and muttering and she’s like, oh brother, see you again in two weeks and he just retreats into his study for 20 days straight, emerging every once in awhile for food, and to request weirder and weirder supplies and books from daine, and she’s like, you better be working on something worthwhile, and then he asks for a small vial of her blood and she’s like, mithros, numair, could you be more creepy, but he’s like, i wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND ALSO A CRITICAL MAGICAL WORKING
and one day daine is playing with the kid in the living room like gee, i hope you still remember your da whenever he decides to come back to the real world and they hear a small explosion and this high pitched shrilling noise coming from numair’s workroom and after a few minutes he slowly walks through the door with sparkly soot all over his face and splatters of something uncomfortably dark red on his shirt and he’s cradling this jelly blob of shimmery black-copper and this little head pokes up out of the center and looks at the kid and squeaks happily
and immediately of course this kid goes over to be introduced to such a fascinating thing and the jelly blob like, jumps on them and starts chattering and they chatter back and daine is just staring at numair like what have you done, did you actually just make a darking? that’s dark stormwing magic and they’re not free since we’re not in the divine realms, what the hell
and he’s like no duh magelet i altered the spell because i can do it and gave it free consciousness to develop with the baby, except it’s got both our senses wrapped up in it and it knows to keep the child safe so we’ll know if they’re getting into shit right away
and daine blinks and is like you just made a jelly blob nanny for our kid. what in weiryn’s name did i marry
and he’s like well what would you have done
but she doesn’t get to tell him all the many things she would have done because the baby is squeaking delightfully as the darking-thing tickles her under the chin and so they awwwww at the cuteness and just sort of move on
and it turns out to work literally perfect because the kid and the darking become literally bffs and the kid calls it a bunch of different names depending on their age and it starts speaking out loud right along with them and they grow up together and the darking is smart enough to only warn daine and numair when things are dangerous so the kid can still get into safe mischief without complaint and it’s like their imaginary friend but it’s real
so basically, you know, flubber. except in tortall
so basically, you know, flubber. except in tortall
imagine a muggleborn in hogwarts starts singing Bohemian Rhapsody under their breath and then another muggleborn notices and starts singing along
and then suddenly all the muggleborns in the area are belting out the lyrics and head banging and every single pureblood is left utterly confused
IT’S BEEN TWO DAYS
After spending years developing a simple machine to make inexpensive sanitary pads, Arunachalam Muruganantham has become the unlikely leader of a menstrual health revolution in rural India. Over sixteen years, Muruganantham’s machine has spread to 1,300 villages in 23 states and since most of his clients are NGOs and women’s self-help groups who produce and sell the pads directly in a “by the women, for the women, and to the women” model, the average machine also provides employment for ten women.
Muruganantham’s interest in menstrual health began in 1998 when, as a young, newly married man, he saw his wife, Shanthi, hiding the rags she used as menstrual cloths. Like most men in his village, he had no idea about the reality of menstruation and was horrified that cloths that “I would not even use… to clean my scooter” were his wife’s solution to menstrual sanitation. When he asked why she didn’t buy sanitary pads, she told him that the expense would prevent her from buying staples like milk for the family.
Muruganantham, who left school at age 14 to start working, decided to try making his own sanitary pads for less but the testing of his first prototype ran into a snag almost immediately: Muruganantham had no idea that periods were monthly. “I can’t wait a month for each feedback, it’ll take two decades!” he said, and sought volunteers among the women in his community. He discovered that less than 10% of the women in his area used sanitary pads, instead using rags, sawdust, leaves, or ash. Even if they did use cloths, they were too embarrassed to dry them in the sun, meaning that they never got disinfected — contributing to the approximately 70% of all reproductive diseases in India that are caused by poor menstrual hygiene.
Finding volunteers was nearly impossible: women were embarrassed, or afraid of myths about sanitary pads that say that women who use them will go blind or never marry. Muruganantham came up with an ingenious solution: “I became the man who wore a sanitary pad,” he says. He made an artificial uterus, filled it with goat’s blood, and wore it throughout the day. But his determination had severe consequences: his village concluded he was a pervert with a sexual disease, his mother left his household in shame and his wife left him. As he remarks in the documentary “Menstrual Man” about his experience, “So you see God’s sense of humour. I’d started the research for my wife and after 18 months she left me!”
After years of research, Muruganantham perfected his machine and now works with NGOs and women’s self-help groups to distribute it. Women can use it to make sanitary napkins for themselves, but he encourages them to make pads to sell as well to provide employment for women in poor communities. And, since 23% of girls drop out of school once they start menstruating, he also works with schools, teaching girls to make their own pads: “Why wait till they are women? Why not empower girls?”
As communities accepted his machine, opinions of his “crazy” behavior changed. Five and a half years after she left, Shanthi contacted him, and they are now living together again. She says it was hard living with the ostracization that came from his project, but now, she helps spread the word about sanitary napkins to other women. “Initially I used to be very shy when talking to people about it, but after all this time, people have started to open up. Now they come and talk to me, they ask questions and they also get sanitary napkins to try them.”
In 2009, Muruganantham was honored with a national Innovation Award in 2009 by then President of India, Pratibha Patil, beating out nearly 1,000 other entries. Now, he’s looking at expanding to other countries and believes that 106 countries could benefit from his invention.
Muruganantham is proud to have made such a difference: “from childhood I know no human being died because of poverty — everything happens because of ignorance… I have accumulated no money but I accumulate a lot of happiness.” His proudest moment? A year after he installed one of the machines in a village so poor that, for generations, no one had earned enough for their children to attend school. Then he received a call from one of the women selling sanitary pads who told him that, thanks to the income, her daughter was now able to go to school.
To read more about Muruganantham’s story, the BBC featured a recent profile on him at http://bbc.in/1i8tebG or watch his TED talk at http://bit.ly/1n594l6. You can also view his company’s website at http://newinventions.in/
To learn more about the 2013 documentary Menstrual Man about Muruganantham, visit http://www.menstrualman.com/
For resources to help girls prepare for and understand their periods - including several first period kits - visit our post on: “That Time of the Month: Teaching Your Mighty Girl about Her Menstrual Cycle” at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=3281
To help your tween understand the changes she’s experiencing both physically and emotionally during puberty, check out the books recommended in our post on “Talking with Tweens and Teens About Their Bodies” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=2229
And, if you’re looking for ways to encourage your children to become the next engineering and technology innovators, visit A Mighty Girl’s STEM toy section athttp://www.amightygirl.com/toys/toys-games/science-math
Awesome, dude. Awesome. I mean, AWESOME.
WHAT AN EPIC BADASS!
This man is awesome!
Man. You’re doing it right.