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Spiritualannie
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exercising our choice
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It Is Normal For A Muslim In Any Western Society
(By Western I Also Mean Any Non-Muslim Society)
To Feel Isolated In One Way Or Another...
After All Islam Is A Way Of Life!
Islam Affects Every Aspect Of Our Life
From Day To Day Activities...
To The Way We Dress!
To The Kind Of Food We Eat!
And Even The Way We Talk And Interact With Other People!

Being a minority in any society is quite overwhelming, and it is our basic instinct to try and assimilate and adapt. In any society, it is much easier to conform with the rest of the majority, instead of being different and attracting attention to yourself.


Edited by Blackbirdrising on 01/12/13 10:08 PM.






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Serenity01
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Re: exercising our choice
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spiritualannie, That's a good question. I think that Islam is hard for Westerners to understand. We hear of extreme cases of parents killing their daughters because they wanted to fit in at school, I wonder why these same parents would move to a Western Country if they don't like the way Westerners live. You seem to have an open mind, I hope you feel at home on this forum.


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Spiritualannie
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Re: exercising our choice
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Thanks for your comment Serenity01. Sadly, Islam has not been understood by majority of the Muslims as well. Many parents misuse the license they are given and enforce their so called cultural ideologies causing a lot of damage to the children and the society. May God guide these people. This religion is of ease and peace.

peace be to you!


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Tawmeeleus
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01/17/13 12:52 PM


Re: exercising our choice
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I would rather be spiritual than religious.....I don't practice a religion but I do practice a way of life........I think the deities who created all the religions were just trying to show people how to love one another........it is man who has tainted the teachings......if i were going to create a religion my text book would have only one line....love thy neighbour as thyself!!

It sounds very idealistic but it is also very simple......love is the answer to all our problems.

take care
tawmeeleus


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BlackbirdRising
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Re: exercising our choice
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Being spiritual is the freedom you feel whether you practice a schedule of ceremony or not. When you have it, you know you belong, you matter, you are Loved, and you can see why its such a battle for others who aren't there yet. When you don't have the feeling of freedom and the knowledge that you are loved just as you are, you aren't living within love, you live in fear.

It doesn't matter if you practice a religion or not. That's not what is important. The feeling of contentment, belonging, knowing and spiritual freedom is what matters. All those exist within love.

Spiritualannie, many parents of ALL religions misuse their parenthood, causing generations of damage to their children, who then pass the same fear-based cultural choices onto their children. Until someone brave breaks the chain, lives in Love without the guidance, and gets cast out for it


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Spiritualannie
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Re: exercising our choice
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Thanks BlackbirdRising



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