21 Everyday Situations That Are Awkward For Muslims
"I'll have the Filet-O-Fish, please."
When someone walks in on you washing your feet in the sink.
When someone asks you for a sip of water from that water bottle.
Accidentally saying "Salam" to someone who isn't a Muslim.
Or using words such as "mashAllah" and "inshAllah" out of habit.
Having a revision beard and being told by your grandparents that you look like an extremist.
When someone likes one of your Facebook pictures from before you wore a hijab.
Praying in between the library shelves because you're too lazy to go to the prayer room.
When someone offers you food during Ramadan.
When someone offers you food and you have to check whether it contains gelatin.
When men ask whether you could take off your hijab so they can see your hair.
Being judged when you order a Filet-o-Fish at McDonald's.
Trying to fit your timetable around your prayers.
Needing to pass wind during prayer.
Trying to get through the day without breaking your wudu.
When people try to identify you from your ID card but you're a niqabi.
When all of your colleagues go to the pub after work.
Trying to figure out the qibla direction in a new area.
Hunting for your shoes after Jummah.
When a member of the opposite sex tries to shake your hand or hug you.
Having the mandatory 10-minute argument over who leads prayer.
And finally, everything related to going to the airport.
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