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    place at the University of Waterloo from March 14 - March 16 in the Student Life Center. Islam Awareness Week is run by the Muslim Students Association. The event was held to raise awareness about the current discourse around Islam and help portray the real meaning of Islam in a safe and welcoming environment. The event consisted of many things, including information booths, a myth busters’ café, a hijab station and a henna booth. From our perspective, we noticed the henna booth being the first entry point for UW students who were unaware of what was happening. I, Kulsum volunteered all three days and after the first day, realized that the entry point for…

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    People tend to be unaware what cultural appropriation is. Cultural appropriation defines as when one culture adopts an element of another culture. (Uwujaren 9/30/13) In the world today, many people are witless as to what is culturally appropriate. There are many examples of cultural appropriation today, such as henna tattoos, bindi’s, sports team names, etc. These types of culture or traditions have become a fad for people, especially in America. People who are within the culture tend to get…

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    How is the theme, Cultural Identity reflected in the poems“Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan” by Moniza Alvi and “Search For My Tongue” by Sujatta Bahtt? The poems “Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan” and “Search For My Tongue” are both poems that convey the theme of Cultural Identity by personal experiences. “Presents From My Aunts in Pakistan” focuses on the idea of confusion and loneliness of belonging to two different cultures, while “Search For My Tongue” gives the reader an idea of the…

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    The prospective married couples needs a home during the engagement phase and after the wedding. Traditionally the family of the bride is responsible for the bedroom and kitchen appliances while the rest are shouldered by the grooms family, but research shows that it is disgraceful for the family of the bride to o purchase the bedroom and the family of the groom is expected to buy everything that is related to the couples new home. Henna Night A Henna night is a traditional bachelorette party…

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    I really enjoyed reading about the character Zeba Khan in “Secrets of the henna girl”, as she has such a strong willed, kind courageous personality. I also enjoyed reading about Zeba Khan because she gave me as the reader the different perspective of living life as a woman in a different culture and religion, than I am. I really admired and looked up to the character of Zeba, throughout the story as she always firmly stood up and stood strong for what she believed in, no matter the risk…

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    Henna Vohra is a student from UIC that is majoring in English and minoring in Asian American Studies. By attending UIC, Vohra became influence to do more researches on the different usage of common languages and identities of each individual. In the essay, Finding the Right Words to Express Me, Vohra describes how she became aware of two distinctive dialects in English through her experiences. The different dialects of language used on a daily basis help identify an individual. Vohra…

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    to darker hair you also get then benefit of having healthy hair and scalp. There is a downside however, very little instant gratification. The change in hair color brought about by herbs is subtle and the herbs must be used consistently over time in order for the changes to become really noticeable. Sage, black tea and rosemary are some of the herbs that can darken grays with consistent use and also provide other benefits such as reducing shedding, improving shine and combatting scalp irritation…

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    On most hair, henna will only darken, but on very dark brown or black hair, henna can lighten and leave reddish highlights. Mix henna powder with ½ cup of boiling of water. Leave this mixture for 12 hours or overnight. Then apply on your hair and leave it for 2-3 hours. Now wash off well and style as usual. 6.Salt Dissolve 1 tbsp of salt in water and get natural lightening. We all know how salt works to lighten hair, Well if you have ever swam in ocean or salty water, you probably know this…

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    with me my whole life. CAS has helped me find activities that I really enjoy completing and this is why I would like to continue them. 4. Have you developed new skills or found new interests that you previously were unaware of? Through my CAS activities, I have developed many new skills that I was previously unaware of. These skills include being able to design art designs on hands using henna, being able to take pictures of nature properly and investigating my environment, and learning how…

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    Once cricket was brought over to Afghanistan in 2002 it quickly flourished and Afghanistan went on to sharing the Asian Cricket Council with Oman. Afghanistan defeated Nepal in 2010 and won the ACC. Transition: Many sports can be considered traditional but the Afghanistan culture has many old traditions especially when it comes to marriage. VII. Tradition (Monique) Henna Night is an old Afghanistan tradition which is part of the marriage ceremony (Fazl ur Rahim Muzaffary, 2013). Henna is put in…

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