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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Halal Scanner


Halal Scanner is an innovative one of a kind iPhone app that scans ingredient labels on food products and automatically determines the halal statuses of food additives contained within the product.

Simply point your iPhone 3GS camera at the ingredients label of a food product and Halal Scanner will capture and check the food additive numbers it finds in our halal database to determine whether or not the additives are halal.

Halal Scanner also allows you to search through our halal database when you need to look up additives in a hurry or if you are using an iPod Touch, iPhone 2G or 3G, or an iPad.

Features:

■Scan ingredient labels and automatically determine halal statues of food additives.
■Search through food additives using the keypad.
■Browse through our entire database of food additives and their halal statuses.
■Customise the start page of the app for easy access to your favourite feature.
© 2010 Mello Apps Limited
Check out http://www.halalscanner.com/ for more information.
We think that this is an extremely cool item for all of the tech-savvy Muslimahs out there! It makes grocery shopping so much easier for a Muslimah on the go! So... is this something YOU would want to have? Do you think this is a good thing, or is it unnecessary??? Let us know what you think.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Muslimahs Refuse "Naked" Full Body Scan at Airport

Two Muslim women have become the first passengers to refuse to subject themselves to controversial 'naked' full body airport scans, it emerged today.

The pair - who security officials insist were selected at random - opted to miss their flight to Pakistan and forfeit tickets worth £400 each rather than be screened.

One of the women refused to go through the full-body scanner at Manchester Airport on religious grounds while her companion also declined for 'medical reasons'.

The women were travelling together to Islamabad when they were selected to pass through the controversial security screen after checking-in at Terminal Two at the airport.

An estimated 15,000 people have already passed through the scanners, with the pair the first passengers to refuse a scan.

Naked scan: A Manchester Airport employee tests the scanner, with suspicious substances in his pockets that show up as a dark colour identified in the red squares

Naked scan: A Manchester Airport employee tests the scanner, with suspicious substances in his pockets that show up as a dark colour identified in the red squares

Both told airport staff they were not willing to be scanned. They were warned they would not be allowed to board the Pakistan International Airlines flight if they refused.

The pair decided they would rather forfeit their £400 tickets and left the airport with their luggage.

The £80,000 scanners were introduced at Heathrow and Manchester airports on February 5.

The X-ray machines allow security staff to see a 'naked' image of passengers to show up hidden weapons and explosives, but it has attracted criticism for also showing clear outlines of passengers' genitals.

Manchester Airport confirmed the passengers had refused to be scanned but said it had received no complaint from the women.

The women were travelling together to Islamabad in Pakistan when they were selected to pass through the controversial security screen

However, civil liberties campaigners say the incident could form the basis of a legal test case to challenge the use of the Rapiscan device in airports.

Last month, Transport Secretary Lord Adonis stressed that an interim code of practice on the use of body scanners stipulated that passengers would not be selected 'on the basis of personal characteristics'.

Two weeks ago, a week after the scanners were introduced at Manchester and Heathrow airports, Islamic scholars in the U.S. said Muslim travellers should not pass through the scanners because they violate religious rules on nudity.

The Fiqh Council of North America issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, warning Muslims not to go through the scanners.

‘It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women,’ read the order.

‘Islam highly emphasises haya (modesty) and considers it part of faith. The Quran has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their private parts.'

In the U.S., there are now 40 scanners in 19 airports and could be as many as 450 by the end of the year.

The powerful council of ten scholars that issued the fatwa is affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1255104/Muslim-women-barred-flight-refusing-naked-body-scan.html#ixzz0jcasgZrs

So what do you think? Do you think they should have done the scan? Would you have done the scan? Do you feel the scan is to revealing? Comment and share your opinions.

Hijabi Find of the Week: Mademoiselle a Paris

We are loving this site! The clothes are soooo cute and super Muslimah friendly. The website is entirely in French but can be easily navigated with a decent translator and converter. The items range from 35,00€ - 89,00 € ($45-$116). The pieces are simple but really cute. You could easily mix and match them to get several different looks. The website is called Mademoiselle a Paris.













Be sure to comment and let us know what you think

Happy Shopping Ladies!!!
Asalaamu alaikum
Nadira & Najwa


Niqabi Recessionista: Online Stores

Even though I am now a niqabi I still like to wear a variety of colors and styles. My personal fav is a full one layer tie niqab. However there are other types like a half niqab, long, three layer, four layer, one eye and even eating niqabs. Below are a few niqabs from some of my favorite online stores.


Shop the Souq
I just recently ordered this niqab and also a black niqab from this site. I liked the fact that they were light weight and would be perfect for summer. Available in other colors i.e. navy blue and brown.


Purple Niqab

I love this site because everything is custom made. You can pick from a variety of colors and even pick the length of the eye slit(by measuring from ear to ear).



Half Niqab


Align CenterFull Niqab



One Eye/Full Cover


This is the site I usually purchase my niqabs from . They are available in a variety of colors and they offer half niqabs and niqab/khimar sets as well.


Full Niqab




I love this site because because they have creative items like the eating niqab and great niqab/khimar sets with unique trimmings.

Eating Niqab


Brown and Orange Trim Niqab and Khimar Set


***click the names of each website to be directed to their website***

Insha' Allah comment and let me know what you think of the niqabs

Happy Shopping!
Asalaamu alaikum
Nadira