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September 14, 2009

The henna tree, Lawsonia inermis, grows in hot, arid regions like North Africa and India. For centuries, people ground the foliage of the plant into a powder to dye cloth and skin. The strong pigment, lawsone, actually temporarily stains the skin. Lawsone is a tannin; tannins are also found in wine and tea. They infuse porous surfaces with a darker pigment, but do not chemically alter the surface permanently. Henna works because lawsone is absorbed into material like hair and skin. You mix the powdered henna into a mud, using hot water, lemon juice, vinegar, or other acidic additives. An acidic mixture strengthens the dyeing properties. Then you apply the henna mud to a surface like the palm of your hand, bottom of your feet, or anywhere on your body. Leave the mud on for as long as possible, up to 48 hours. When it dries and crumbles off, the skin will have darkened to auburn, orange, red, or brown. Depending on the fineness of the paste, you can apply henna with a tube, like icing a cake. With a lot of coordination and care, people can achieve intricate designs full of scrolls, swirls, paisley outlines, and dots. Henna tattoos create temporary bracelets, motifs, emblems, or words. In traditional Mehndi, Muslims and Hindus decorate the skin of those participating in special ceremonies, such as a wedding or circumcision, in places like Indonesia and India. Dying with henna is entirely temporary. Hair dye may last up to six weeks, but skin dye will probably not stay visible for more than a week. This is because the dye has only sunken into the uppermost layer of dead and dying skin. When your skin flakes off through natural exfoliation, it will be gradually replaced by fresh skin of your natural color. Henna hair dye will also slowly fade away to your hair's original color, but will not leave any lines or stripes like synthetic dye. you can visit my profile to see the pictures of Hinna.. thank you..

05:25 PM Sep 15 2009

Steve Man

Steve Man
United States

Very well written, Sara.  Did you write this yourself? 

Hinna is superior to tattoos, especially when one considers the millions who must either lock themselves into a particular mental view of themselves and their place in the world or experience "tattoo regret". 

August 8, 2009

What Is Ramadan:


 Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. We are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits -- essentially to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. The Arabic word for "fasting" (sawm)literally means "to refrain" - and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words. During Ramadan, every part of the body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The feet must refrain from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast. Therefore, fasting is not merely physical, but is rather the total commitment of the person's body and soul to the spirit of the fast. Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint; a time to cleanse the body and soul from impurities and re-focus one's self on the worship of God...


happy Ramadan to all..

04:23 PM Sep 14 2009

sara albelushi

ok maybe they dont understand what is Islam the Islam relegion is the relegion of peace. i think every body knows.

03:39 AM Sep 05 2009



First ofall

Ramdan Mubarak

also when I m  not a muslim

wish , you should be happy at this holy month.



when all muslim like to follow that guide

nobody should act like terrorists, right?

but tell me, why Taliban also kill ppl 

during this holy month?



Is anybody able to give an answer

to that question??


05:36 AM Aug 20 2009


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thank u

05:25 AM Aug 20 2009



Wow     so  long   ~~~~~

04:27 AM Aug 20 2009

SaSsY GiRl