Societal Impacts of Laser Tattoo Removal

Societal Impacts of Laser Tattoo Removal

In certain instances in our lives, we may act without being able to fully comprehend the consequences, at that moment. It might consist of buying a house or car you’re certain is out of your price range. Or venting to the wrong person simply because you need someone to lend you an ear during a vulnerable moment. Or even procrastinating studying for an exam until it’s too late (speaking from experience, sadly). These cases may happen to the best of us and though sometimes there may not be a foreseeable way out – we are reminded of our human fallibilities. Mistakes are a part and parcel of the learning process.

Laser tattoo removal is a great example of being able to retroactively correct a mistake or memory from your past. The nature of tattoos allow for us to constantly be aware of and connected to whatever meaning lies within the ink on your skin. But sometimes, that special someone you loved in high school is no longer there, or you’re ready to move passed a dark era in your life, or the symbol on your arm or leg just doesn’t represent the image you would like society to have of you anymore. And they are all okay.

Lasers have come a long way and are being put to use for nearly everything from cosmetic procedures, to photochemistry, to nuclear imaging. With little to no negative side effects and minimal pain for certain procedures, laser technology and its application have proven to be extremely successful in the medical field. If you or someone you know is considering the removal of a tattoo, the courses of action are more easily accessible than you may think. Lasers have the ability to differentiate between colors while not penetrating deep into the skin. With a series of treatments depending on a variety of factors, a tattoo can be removed either completely or very close to it.

Nothing should come at the expense of your happiness and confidence. If a tattoo has become a source of uneasiness or negativity, perhaps it is time to remove it. The way you look at yourself in the mirror matters infinitely more than the view society holds of you, anyways.

For more information on Laser Tattoo removal, please visit the Laser Tattoo Removal Guide 

Scholarships – Please Apply

People think applying to scholarships is a waste of time but if you spend 2 hours writing an essay for a 2,000 dollar scholarship and win, you just earned 1,000 an hour. I don’t think that’s a waste of time.
College kids, parents of college kids, high schoolers: please apply to scholarships. If you have a solid GPA and some half-baked extracurriculars that can be adorned with words, please apply to scholarships. Everyone but Sallie Mae will salute you. ‪#‎DebtFreeMuslims‬

Friends for the Hereafter

It is related on the authority of Abu Haraira (radhiAllahu anh) that the  Prophet Muhammad (salAllahu `alaihi wa sallam) said,”Seven people will be shaded by Allah under His shade on the day when there will be no shade except His. They are:
1) The judge who is just;
2) The man who devotes his life in the worship of God even in his youth;
3) The man who eagerly awaits the call to prayer to go to the Mosque and worship God;
4) The two friends, who love each other for the sake of God, when they meet they meet for the sake of God, when they separate they separate for the sake of God;
5) The man who resists the temptation of a woman who is beautiful and comes of a respectable family and tries to incline him towards her for evil purposes;
6) The man who gives alms with his right hand but conceals it from the left;
7) The man when alone, meditates on God, and his eyes become filled with tears.” (Bukhari)

Dear Abbu,

I pray that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala shades you on  the day of judgement solely because you love your friends for His sake and His sake only. Never has it been that we’re going to jummah and you don’t stop to give a ride to the uncle walking to the masjid. You’ve never cared about the social status of your friends or befriend them for any personal gain. It doesn’t matter if they are a doctor or janitor,  you treat them all the same. I’ve never heard a conversation in which the greatness of Allah is not mentioned throughout. If you have to give an example to us or anyone, you always choose the sahabahs and prophets’ examples. If I’ve seen someone trying to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet, its you. I know you probably won’t read this so I guess I can praise you a little here.

Pure Paisa – Two Memorable Weekends

Pure Paisa is over =(

Definitely one of my top favorite AlMaghrib classes. May Allah bless Sh. Yaser Birjas with everything good in the dunya and aakhira, Ameen. Can’t thank Allah enough for making me one of the fortunate few to take two weekends of my life and spend it learning about the Fiqh of money and transactions. Its something many Muslims overlook but Allah won’t overlook these matters on the Day of Judgement so we should prioritize them early on. If there’s something I learned to sum up the entire seminar, it would be that there is really no scenario where riba (interest/usury) is ok..even when a sister asked a question about her friends dire situation, Sh. Yaser still responded by saying she could try and find other jobs besides the one at the bank because the harm is greater than the benefit At the end of the day, our rizq (sustenance) comes from Allah and we should try and seek the halaal even if it means compromising a luxury home and often times, our dignity in front of others.

It’s amazing – in this life we work towards one home and have a hard time paying even that off, but if we realize how ephemeral this life really is, we’d work towards our homes in Jannah where everything will already be paid off and fully furnished insha’Allah 🙂

-Fi Amanillah

Spring Break 2012

This Spring Break, if nothing else, has taken me on a spiritual journey. All semester, I wanted to start on Mufti Menk’s Ramadan tafseer series and I finally did. Listened to several lectures and made room for some new books on my shelf. Alhamdulillah for Islam, free time, health and family. ♥

 

 

Building a Resume For the Aakhira

Often times, we work too hard building our resume for this world but we fail to strengthen the final resume we will hand to Allah, our creator. To Him, its not about the degree we earn or the wealth we accumulate. Its about our prayers, knowledge and application of the Qur’an and our service to our community. We wouldn’t go to a job interview unprepared so why are we neglecting the time Allah has given us to prepare for our meeting with Him? I remind myself first, don’t let the resume you give your employer be better than the one you give your Creator. Because on that Day, your wealth, children or accomplishments wont matter.

#Islam #AllahComesFirst

“O Allah, make the best of my life the last of it, and the best of my deeds the final ones, and the best of my days the Day when I meet You. “

My Winter Break

Yea..it shouldn’t have been called a break. I would define “break” as a chance to clear your mind, gather yourself for sometime, let go, relax, go places, have fun etc. I was probably more stressed out this break than I am during the entire semester! SubhanAllah, time FLEW! I can’t believe I’ll be walking up that dreaded hill again on Monday morning.

  • This week has been pretty fun though alhamdulillah. I got to see some of my best friends for the first time all break. Breakfast at Sarah’s was ah-may-zing! #SyrianHospitality 🙂
  • I also finished the majority of my VCU application. All I gotta do is update the resume and hit submit. There’s gonna be a lot of praying prior to that lol.
  • I. I. Was in the same room as Imam Safi Khan. Like I’m working with him 8D . SubhanAllah at one point during the meeting I  just thanked Allah for putting me in a room with such beautiful people. I was like “Ya Allah, among all the people in this room, I’m the worst of them. I have the most sins and the least amount of Qur’an memorized. But when You want good for someone, You place them with good people. Oh Allah, make me better.” It was a two hour meeting and I really didn’t say much…I couldn’t. I just wrote down whatever Imam Safi Khan was talking about. May Allah bless him and his family, every project he is involved with, all the people at Dar-us-Salaam, his students, his future plans, the whole 9-yards!
  • I still haven’t found a leather jacket. You know, I’ve noticed that I dress a lot more differently than my actual personality. If you know me you know how much I love bright colors, flowers, neon socks, butterfly curtains lol. But when I go out, I’m wearing grey canvas shoes, dark sweatshirts, and a black hijaab. Its so true that you show people what you want and hide what you want. #Mysterious
  • Already planning my cupcakes for the Fiqh of Love Cupcake Wars. People were trying to get me to con compete. Pffft. yea-er-right.
  • I still don’t have a room lol. Danny said he’d come fix the ceiling and wall and window and carpet and wood and studs like five days ago. #Lies. I’ve been sleeping on the floor, under Asma’s bed….not like under, under- beneath.
  • It snowed today. Alhamdulillah.
  • DCH 2012 is gonna be legit insha’Allah.
  • I haven’t been to the mall for over two semesters. =*(
  • Asma has been very mean to me this past week. I don’t even know why =/
  • I’m thinking about changing the name of my business to something more Islamic.

Fi Amanillah