Oh my, is it Monday already? I can’t believe it’s time for another Getting to Know Me post. I think I’ll have to change these to once a month, not once a week. I received such a great response from ya’ll though for the last one, so thank you! I had no idea you cared what I think when I wake up each morning, or what my last text was.. but apparently you do.. weirdos :) Kidding! I love you guys.
So I thought I’d start with a little about me, and what I believe, religion-wise. I know I usually/always write about fashion, but in light of recent events, I think I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m Muslim. Ok, sorry that was lame :)
|Me being Muslim. Wearing a cowboy hat. (Yes, we can wear them.)|
For realz now-
Muslims believe in one God (Allah), and follow a religion called Islam.
We believe that Jesus was a Prophet of God, as was Mohammed (peace be upon him).
We don’t believe in killing people. It’s wrong, straight up. Don’t be calling yourself a Muslim if you’re going to be acting all crazy and killing folks.
It makes me sad that terrorism is synonymous with Islam sometimes.
I pray five times a day. Yes. FIVE. I know it may seem like a lot, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
Cleanliness is part of our faith. I like clean. Clean is good.
It’s easy to take something out of context in any religion.
Don’t believe everything you see/hear in the media and online. Really. About anything!
We fast (without any food or water) in Ramadan (August of this year) from sunrise to sunset. Yes, we get hungry. No, it’s not that bad. I mean, c’mon, think of all of the things we have (food, for example) that others in the world go without.
I believe that a woman should be able to cover her hair, or face, if she so chooses. Isn’t it oppressive when someone makes you take it off, just as it’s oppressive if someone makes you put it on?
I’m not Arab.
Not all Arabs are Muslim.
Not all Muslims are Arab.
(But I do read and write Arabic.)
No I don’t wear my hijab (headscarf) in the shower.
Yes, I have hair under here.
Yes, it can get warm under here in the summer.
No, nobody’s making me wear this.
If you have any questions, ask me. About anything. And if I answer them, you’ll see it all next Monday :)