Sometimes you don’t need a shoulder to cry on , all you need is a prayer mat .
I’m a typical Pakistani… I have the typical Pakistani parents… Typical Pakistani life style mixed with my western life style. Some would say I am a Pakistani Muslim, But wait,that doesn’t sound right to me.
When I’m being a Pakistani, Islam is out the window because i am mostly acting on my Culture. But tbh my culture is not even my culture… It’s a mixture of Indian and seek traditions!
Culture says woman wear red to promote lust between husband and wife on a wedding day, music is allowed because its a happy occasion “WHAAT!!??”
Islam teaches… Woman wears white, show purity… No music, nothing Haram it’s a match made for heaven.
See the difference!…
So how can i call my self a Muslim when I’m being a typical Pakistani?
Therefore I decided I’m no longer a Pakistani… I’m simply a Muslim and follow my religion rather than culture and tradition…
In what state of mind do you have to be to follow man made cultures and traditions, rather than laws divinely made?
Culture has effected my Muslim ways a lot…down to how I should show my sorrow for Imam Hussain (as). It’s disturbing to think Pakistanis see culture as a form of Islamic religion.
They say never forget who you are… I was born a Muslim, who was given the label “Pakistani”… But now I’m just a Muslim… There’s no Pakistani, Bengali, African, Irani, Arab Muslims…we’re just “Muslims”.
If you think about it… It’s because of culture our marriages have been with in family and not diverse.
It’s our western culture which inclines us to try be like everyone else so we don’t stick out. I say why are we trying to fit in? We should stick out and get RECOGNISED! So that when mislead humans see good deeds… They don’t use labels to identify us… They say “The Muslims brought the change” in the world!
I know who I am, or at least who I’m going to try to be… The Shia “follower” of Prophet Mohammed (saw) and His house hold, alongside with the teaching of the Holy Quran.
Don’t forget your roots!
“Be Humans, Be Muslims”
Today’s day and age, the value of our job is more important than the values of our morals, especially when they don’t agree, the weak will fear losing there job and therefore do as they are ordered, where as those who have a little bit of humanity left in them can recognise when the job is asking them to do something against there value system!
Don’t let that happen… Be you, help people… There’s a better reward of self fulfilment then £6 for not helping someone for the sake of your JOB!