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  1. I'm not sure if I'm answering your question properly, but the Imams all taught us to not be afraid and stand up for what we believe in even if it means losing your loved ones. Even after 1400 years Imam Hussain's message still touches so many people around the world. His sacrifices are a reminder that we should appreciate what Him and His family have done for us. May Allah bless the martyrs of Karbala. Islam brought peace into our world. It gave women rights when they had none. Islam taught us that everyone is equal . . . If it's books you're looking for, a really good one is Nahj Al-Balagha (a very interesting read) recording many famous sermons and narrations by Imam Ali. I'm always able to find an English version in my local library. On a side note, the United States Supreme court honored Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) as one of the greatest impact on law in the world in 1935 ! http://wethemuslims.tumblr.com/post/32195280537/fact-the-us-supreme-court-honored-prophet
  2. I think it depends on the area you live in and the Muslim population in that region. For example, the city of Dearborn in Michigan, U.S.A. has had halal KFC for years (which they just recently stopped doing :dry:), as well as McDonald's, Subway, and a couple of other halal world-renound fast food restaurants as well. But that's mainly cuz the Dearborn area has the most amount of Muslims in the country, so a lot of their restaurants are halal . . . by demand I guess? Usually if a non-Muslim restaurant serves halal food, they have a big sticker with the word "HALAL" (in Arabic) posted on the side window near the entrance, so that's a dead give away. As far as Germany is concerned, I heard the KFC restaurant #1005 in Cologne is halal (?), but again, I'm not too sure. You can always try calling the specific restaurant and asking the manager, or walk-in and ask to see their halal certificates (if they claim to have halal food from a certified source). Keep in mind when you're ordering though that most of the workers are non-Muslim so they probably don't know that things pork or gelatin will never be halal or alcohol (which they put in some of their products) is always haram. BTW, an important thing you should know: The KFC and McDonald's I've been to buy their halal and "un-halal" chicken from two different sources, so if you do manage to find a halal restaurant... instead of asking for a "bigmac" be like "Can I get a bigmac with halal meat?" Hope that helps! Good luck on your restaurant search :)
  3. (salam) I'm a 18-year-old girl and have been wearing the hijab since I was 12. Ever since I started University, I feel like I've been getting a lot more unwanted/unasked attention from both non Muslim and Muslim guys. For instance, I was walking to one of my classes, and this blond guy I pass by says "Hey beautiful." For obvious reasons, I didn't think he was talking to me so I kept going. Then he went and tapped my shoulder from behind to get my attention and starts talking to me, basically saying stuff like he thinks I'm beautiful and he wants my number. :( Another time, I was at the cafe in my university and ordered a smoothie and the MUSLIM guy behind the counter said something weird like, "You want a smoothie? Baby, I'M the smoothest thing you could get here..." :wacko: And a few days ago I was waiting at the valet parking for my car when another blonde guy came up to me and kept asking for my number and was trying to buy me a drink. :mellow: These weren't the only situations (there were more) but obviously I'm not gonna post my life story on here lol The thing is that every time I tell them I'm Muslim and I don't date (or drink), they won't take no for an answer or keep asking to at least be friends with me. If this happened once or twice, I wouldn't really care, but the amount of times it's happening is starting to make me uncomfortable now. I grew up in both Canada and the U.S. and I thought it was pretty obvious that a woman in hijab is considered not interested in any kind of relationship with guys... Anyways, the point I'm trying to make is this: what's the point of wearing a hijab if it's suddenly attracting me all this attention? I feel like if I were to stop wearing my hijab I wouldn't stand out as much as I do now, and less guys would pay attention to me. I don't really want to take it off, but I feel like if I do just for a few months the flirting thing would eventually stop by the time I wear a hijab again. BTW, I do dress conservatively and barely ever wear makeup, so I know it's not my looks or body that's attracting all this attention. I would really like some advice on this from an outside party. If you managed to read this far, thank you! :D
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