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Posted on Tue, Feb 13, 2007 11:19

Assalamualaikum Once, while dining in a cafe in Paris, 3 muslimahs in hijab and one bearded guy entered and odered for the special fish dish for the day. The waiter who had to take their orders told them they had run out of the fish dish. The muslims then decided they would try other cafes. Moments after, entered three couples who were obviously americans by their accents. The same waiter served the americans who also happened to order the same special fish dish for the day. This time, there was no indication from the waiter that the dish was not available! I was appalled to see the prejudice, even though i was not a muslim then. Before i left, i approached the same waiter and spoke to him in french in a clear and loud voice which could be heard by his colleagues and countrymen around us. I asked him to please let me know whether money paid for the same meal by muslims had a different value from those that are paid by americans?? He was obviously stunned and embarrassed by my approach, and I then walked off without waiting for a response from him. This incident also reminded me of my early days as a flight attendant. Once when the reservation staff overlooked to request muslim meal for a passenger on board, my purser told me to just srcibble "MOML" (code for muslim meal) on one of the food packages without pork and serve the muslim passenger accordingly. This would never be possible for kosher meals. Why? ...Because for kosher meal, there were strict serving regulations to follow. For kosher meals, we needed to show the properly sealed, untappered food packages to the passenger who requested for them. After getting his acknowledgement and approval, only then can we proceed to reheat the meal and serve accordingly. This had to be done for every kosher meal that had to be served on board throughout the same flight, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. You do not have an international law demanding the same attention for Muslim meals on flights. Why is this so? Btw, both incidents above happened even before the 9/11 incident and prior to the free publicity from President George Bush. Who's at fault that the muslims are unable to command universal or international respect? The muslim leaders? The muslim professionals? The religious teachers? The common muslims in the streets?


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Posted on Sat, Mar 31, 2007 10:45

Masha Allah my wife wears niqaab, that is one reason why I don't eat-out with the family. But even in the Muslim spots music is playing or there is no privacy for families to eat. I never saw the byl signs here in the states, but I've seen many Muslim owned corner stores that sell it, swine, and other haraam things. Oh and they mostly never greet you with the salaam. It's hi and bye if you get that.


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Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2007 07:10

Tiens! Le Monsieur parle francais?! Formidable! Pourboire??? Plus envie de donner un coup de pied au....


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Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2007 19:15

Alors, pas de pourboire pour le malveillant...! :)


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Posted on Fri, Feb 16, 2007 17:22

assalamualaikum ***I don't take my family to non-Muslim food stops to eat. No need to deal with that stupidity if you don't have to.**** Forgot to mention that they were tourists and spoke little french, so we have to excuse them for they did not know of any muslim eating places initially and thought the safest was to eat seafood. I happened to see them later near the artists' quartier at Sacre Coeur and approached them to give them addresses of some Turkish restaurants that i knew... But i agree that some muslims are to blame because they find it hard to fit in the non muslim society, especially if they are a minority, and they bend the rules. But yes, the jews don't bother about this and will still stick firmly to their practices and religious requirements wherever they may settle. In australia i have entered muslim restaurants and noticed displayed signs stating "BYO" and when i enquired what this was, they told me it stands for "Bring Your Own"....liquor or wine! When i asked how is it that the muslim restaurant owners can allow this, they replied that if they did not, it would be hard to survive the business.... In any case they did not see anything wrong in this as they were not SELLING these alcoholic drinks; they were just providing the service of chilling the bottles if needed, and merely providing the glasses for them........


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Posted on Fri, Feb 16, 2007 04:21

Assalam o Alaikum.... Yes I surely agree that this is because of our own deeds....because over understanding to our religion is so bad now a days.... I want to write here one of my friends experience in America....He was being invited to a gathering of Muslim families...where all of them were receiting Quran for some specific purpose..... When he asked for the purpose he.....(along with me).....was really astonished that they were receiting Quran to get the license of SELLING BEAR for their Departmental Store...... Now u can easily imagine...what are ISLAMIC teachings...and how we are following them..... Fee AMAN ALLAH


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Posted on Thu, Feb 15, 2007 09:05

As salaamu alaikum, To stress the issue a bit more, Allah says in 8:46: and obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength departs, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Saabiruun.


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Posted on Thu, Feb 15, 2007 09:03

As salaamu alaikum, To stress the issue a bit more, Allah says in 8:46: and obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength departs, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Saabiruun.


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Posted on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 16:18

asallamoalikum,i have seen similer things happening around me,muslims r great in number & territory but in non muslim counteries when they own a busness or resturant they carry haram products & sell them so they could make more money which they think is not possible by selling halal only,my personal experience any nonmuslim friend i have tried halal food once & they demand for it over & over cuz of big difference of taste between properly salughter or regular meat,we r greedy,coward & scared to introduce how many great things we have to offer,jews r greedy by nature,every one knows that,even nonmuslims when they see some body so cheap they call him, u r such a jew but jew never carry non kosher product in his busness & he make sure when consumes it,so despite small in number they have better introduction about kosher then halal,amongs muslim we have big number of muslim who eat all types of chicken considering its just a bird,some consider (maqrooh)mean not haram not halal & eat any thing,so basically conclusion is to blame our self at the end. but insh'allah things r changing now,9/11 open up lots of discussion which r bringing lots of positive changes cuz islam is deen of allah & allah will find a way for haq to spread through the conspiraceies of kufars cuz u cant stop the truth to come out insh'allah,just apply the best of deen on your self & b a messenger & leave the rest on allah insh'allah,


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Posted on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 15:47

As salaamu alaikum, Subhan Allah, this is the fault of the Muslims in general. The reason is because we aren't holding tight to the qur'an and Sunnah as commanded ny an nabi SAWS. He SAWS said that we wouldn't and as a result the kufr would no longer fear us. We would be like the froth on the sea, many in number but weak and useless. I don't take my family to non-Muslim food stops to eat. No need to deal with that stupidity if you don't have to.


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Posted on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 15:45

As salaamu alaikum, Subhan Allah, this is the fault of the Muslims in general. The reason is because we aren't holding tight to the qur'an and Sunnah as commanded ny an nabi SAWS. He SAWS said that we wouldn't and as a result the kufr would no longer fear us. We would be like the froth on the sea, many in number but weak and useless. I don't take my family to non-Muslim food stops to eat. No need to deal with that stupidity if you don't have to.


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