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How is to be looked like a Muslim?

Put on a turban, or cover your head in a traditional Muslim way (covering heads is its not only mundoob, recommended in Islam, but a custom of traditional Muslims for centuries having the weight of law), have beard as long as your fist, put on a robe, or any dress that flows down, and walk on the roads, not of America or Europe, but of modern cities of Pakistan, for instance, and feel the taste of being identified as a Muslim. (Why this particular outlook? Because it clearly identifies one as a practicing Muslim, at least outwardly; wearing Western clothes means we symbolically belong to them.)

I can tell you what it feels like: I feels like "holding on to hot fire." Much worst when in foreign countries, I suppose.

2 did criticisms:

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

I am not too sure what you mean by this. Are you criticizing? I feel like this piece is a little obscure... perhaps a little more point of view would help :-)

M. Umer Toor said...

I am not criticizing anyone. Prophet said that a time would come when being a muslim would be like holding on to fire. That is, it'd be very difficult to be a Muslim. I learned this hadith and viewpoint from Hamza Yusuf's lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHVaLP2CzvU

Hope it helps....

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