Last exam.

29 Sep

Had my last exam today. Phew. I feel so much better. I have two days to get everything stah-raight before I leave. So, let’s begin:

  • Get head start on coursework
  • Print out itinerary/maps/program/metro schedules/etc
  • Fit three days worth of clothing into one carry-on
  • Find a (complete) deck of playing cards

Piece of cake.

Today, I witnessed a student playing Farmville on Facebook in the Engineering building. Old MacDonald must be turning over in his grave.

I wore my FOB shirt to school today and everyone was looking at me weird. Maybe I’m just being paranoid. That happens sometimes. Especially when my eyebrows are a mess. I get paranoid and self-conscious. Say what you want about eyebrow threading being halaal or haraam, but feeling like Groucho Marx ain’t good for no woman’s soul. In my entire life I’ve had exactly two girls tell me eyebrow threading is haraam, and they both had perfect natural brows that defied the laws of nature.

I WILL start working out again, insha Allah. Just need to get back into that groove. Tomorrow, I am going to put on my sneakers, hit the pavement before I can think of another excuse, and that’ll be it, hooked. Line and sinker.


2 Responses to “Last exam.”

  1. Wardah September 30, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    Salaams ukhtee

    This is my interpretation of the infamous eyebrow issue(taken from Sunnipath).

    Allah is the Alim – He knows best.


    “From a previous question answered by Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf:

    Taking the hadith and the various statements of the Hanafi jurists into consideration the following could be concluded:

    1. It would be permitted for a woman to remove a beard or a mustache that appears on her face. Even though it is facial hair, but since it is to stop women from resembling men, it is permitted. This is the opinion of the majority of scholars, in fact they have said it is recommended, not just permitted. The same will be to bleach this hair instead.

    2. If the eyebrows are linked in between, it would be permissible to remove the excess hair from in between to separate them [i.e. the hair above the nose]. The reason for this is that linked eyebrows are looked upon as a defect, hence it would be permissible to remove it.

    3. A ‘few’ stray hairs around the eyebrows would be permissible to remove by clipping them off, if it looks defective, or for married women creates abhorrence in their husband. This does not mean it is permitted to remove a whole line or two of fine hair from around the eyebrows [as is the case nowadays].

    4. Dense bushy eyebrows may be trimmed down to a more normal size. However, one must exercise great caution in this regard, since one does not want it to fall under the warning of the hadith. If one is not sure how to determine the normal size they should not act on the benefit of the doubt, but rather follow the more cautionary approach and trim less. What so called ‘regular’ [especially non-Muslim] people consider nowadays as the norm i.e. eyebrows that are shaped in particular unnatural or reduced to thin lines can not be considered as acceptable in Islamic law due to the severity of the hadith.

    5. Great caution has to be exercised in this regard, since the hadith is very strict and there are some Hanafi scholars who have taken more strict position. For instance, Mullah Ali al-Qari (Allah be pleased with him) comments [relating from Imam Nawawi] that plucking of the facial hair is haram (unlawful) for a woman with the exception of moustache or beard hairs (Mirqat al-Mafatih 8:218). The concessions mentioned above are for the removal of a defective appearance and not for purely beautification purpose, hence, caution in this matters is the way.

    SunniPath Fiqh Team “

  2. runningmuslimah October 1, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    thanks for the info, wardah!

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