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Tattoos

Thinking of Getting Tattoos?

Tattoos can cause cancer and mutations – and one color is potentially more toxic than others, according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). An ECHA research in 2017 has investigated possible tattooing risks. The agency said: “Many reports show significant concerns for public health stemming from the composition of inks used for tattooing.” “The most severe …

Glassmaking

Featureless & Invisible: Why Is Glass Transparent?

Glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage. For example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics. The most familiar and the oldest types of glass are “silicate glasses”. Their primary constituent is the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide, or quartz) which also forms sand. Many applications of silicate glasses derive from their optical transparency, giving rise to …

Can I Work in the Film Industry?

Can I Work in the Film Industry?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear brother in Islam, we really appreciate your enthusiasm to commit yourself to the teachings of your religion, Islam. May Allah reward you …

Travel Lets you See yourself Differently

When you stand at the foot of a great mountain, you get a sense of how small you are in the grand scale of things. When you stand next to an immense old Roman column in Lebanon or Morocco, or by the pyramids in Egypt, you get a sense of the immensity of history and the passage of time.

Art, Fiction and Jokes: All Fun Forbidden?

Art, Fiction and Jokes: All Fun Forbidden?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The view that art, literature and jokes are forbidden in Islam seems to be a widely held belief among ordinary Muslims. This is because they are looked upon as mere trivialities that distract from serious religious duties. And any work that …

Allah is the All Knowing and Appreciative

In all of our lives, we go through difficulties and we struggle and strive at one point or another. So the thing that Allah completely knows and understands and appreciates everything that we go through.



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