22 July 2012

Three kinds of modesty

Ramadan mubarek everyone! 

I came across this video earlier today and wanted to share it with you. Lately I have been having a bit of difficulty with the issues he discusses and I felt that his talk helped. I highly recommend it if you have 30 minutes to spare :)

P.S. Anyone fasting longer than 18 hours?

15 July 2012

Is cosmetic surgery wrong?

As far as I can remember I have always hated my nose. I have wanted to have it done for ages but I am in two minds as to whether or not it is halal to do.

I know that a lot of people are going to think that I simply want to do it out of vanity (having such a vain blog and all..) but my nose has always been a source of great anxiety; it sounds awful but I am constantly wondering what people are thinking about it and what angle they are looking at it from, it drives me mad. I am obviously not going to post a picture of it but it is similar-ish (but worse) than Lea Michele's nose.

I think that she is really pretty but on me the nose is horrible. Being unlucky Arabs, both of my parents are nasally well-endowed and so I guess my fate was sealed when they married.. 

I was thinking of getting it done but I really don't know if it's the right thing to do. It's so embarrassing to ask people who know me in real life so I wanted to open the question to you guys. If someone is really unhappy with the appearance of their nose, should they just get it done?