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Lonely Revert/Convert?

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Praying alone, fasting alone, worshiping alone...for some muslims who have reverted (or converted)to Islam, coming from a family of non-muslims, can experience a very lonely journey. When I became Muslim, I partially felt this loneliness because my family is Christian, but my husband was my support, along with my two very young children. Still I understand the separation when you are no longer following what your Mom, Dad and siblings are. When they would like to go to a party but you would rather stay home, or even in something as simple as food choices and the discussions and arguments that...

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Al Arabiya article on Halal cosmetics

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Al Arabiya article on Halal cosmetics

I was very honored to be a part of this interview for Al Arabiya magazine, speaking of the rise of halal cosmetics, you can see the full article in the link below: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/fashion-and-beauty/2016/03/19/Why-halal-cosmetics-are-beauty-s-next-big-thing-in-the-Gulf.html

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5 Whudu-Friendly makeup tips

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5 Whudu-Friendly makeup tips

Prayer and the use of makeup is a heavily talked about subject, but one that does not get too much importance, so if you are wondering how can you balance your spiritual duties with a all natural and halal cosmetic routine, read on!  1. Make sure your makeup is Halal: This is the first step in having purity when it comes time to our Salah (prayer). Ingredients like collagen, gelatin, tallow, alcohol, among others, can make the creams and makeup you are applying to your skin impure, and as believing women we must try our best to make our cleanliness...

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Halal and whudu friendly cosmetics- everything you need to know!

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Halal and whudu friendly cosmetics- everything you need to know!

  As the founder of Glow by Claudia Nour, I often get asked the question; “what is halal makeup?”, “what does whudu friendly mean?”, “can i pray with it?”, “do I have to remove it?”, “is the makeup I am using halal?”, “what ingredients should I avoid?”,  All these questions are valid and all of them were on my mind when I started to realize that I wanted the cosmetics I was applying on my skin to be in line with my faith. In the next few pages you will read about how I started my line, which guidelines i...

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