My previous post was commented on, the last comment was about using common sense and logic.
Personally I feel every body has a different way of thinking and interpreting things based on their background and upbringing.
Hijab for instance: I sometimes wonder why I decided to wear hijab, especially when I have a great hair day and know that i will have to flatten it with a scarf because i need to go out and have coffee with the girls, so common sense and logic says that I CAN go out if i choose without my headscarf, these days with or without it people don't give you a second thought.
Eating non halal meat: Common sense and logic say that how can I be sure 100% that the meat I do eat is hallal (I'm talking about those who live in non Islamic countries) so logically I'm not going to starve myself, am I??
To me, Religion is about me being a person that I can be proud of, treating people the way that i would like to be treated, and doing things that will please Allah. If I was to go about using my common sense and Logic (which really scare me sometimes), I wouldn't have listened to my parents and come back to Libya because I am an adult and I can take care of myself by myself, but being a muslim means that I should respect my parents and their wishes. I would have gone out drinking with my friends at all night parties in fresher week, because I was young and this is what life was about, common sense and logic tell me that my friends do it, they are OK why shouldn't I, but being a muslim means that I stop myself, not from having fun, but from doing things that are ...well.. you know.
Yes we have been confused by all these new sheiks that are on tele, telling us that everything we do is Haram, I have stopped listening to them as they scare me. I want to think of religion as a soul cleanser, not to be feared but to be embraced and used in our daily lives.
p.s. I'm struggling with the brow thing....
2 weeks ago