I offered to give a lift home to a non Muslim girl from my class….as soon as I turned my engine on my Dhikr CD blasted on loudly, which made us all jump …I just laughed and switched it off.
After I dropped her home, I realised that had one of Muslim mates been in my car I would have just turned the volume down a bit….
I do sometimes wonder about my confidence when it comes to Islam and non Muslim….even though I’m invited to primary/secondary schools on a regular basis to lead assemblies about Islam to non Muslims and also happen to be a “MosqueGuide” and often show large groups of non Muslims around my local Mosque…but when it comes to explaining stuff to the average Tom, Dick and Harry on the streets…if I haven’t “prepared my stuff” I pretty much don’t get involved in discussions when complicated Islamic issues are raised….
If I’m in a job/Uni interview I’m more likely not to meet the eye of the guy who has extended his hand out to me to shake, rather than launch into huge lecture on how Muslim women aren’t supposed to shake the hand of guys they’re not related to..
Every Friday night, instead of explaining to the people in my class why yet again I cant join them for a “quick pint” in the pub…or enjoy a late night out clubbing with the girls…I just tell them I’m busy-that’s just me.
How confident are you in your Islam?