Originally Posted by baseketball4life
haha i tried that **** on sunday went very hard but was a good experiance
Nice to hear that. More power to you
Keep trying it man, push yourself and test your limits.
Step out of your comfort zone.
Originally Posted by ALBballer
How's your fasting going?
1) You ever wish the Muslim community would do more to raise public awareness?
2) 1-10 how religious are you?
Mashallah (Thanks to God), fasting is going fine.
1. I think the muslim community is slowly taking the steps in the right direction; however, the first step needs to be in the homelands of many muslims were corruption and war cause the world to have a negative perception of many muslims.
Here in the US, I think the muslim population is still young but doing ok. Most muslim families (excluding Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam) are still 1st or 2nd generation Americans. As these kids grow up and they have children who are have grown up in American environment and have to cope with the conflict between their muslim identity and the American culture and values, they will slowly organize which will help spread public awareness.
At the moment, it utterly disgusts me how a score of high jackers so easily hijacked America's perception of muslims in America; God willing, the American Muslim population will become larger and hopefully more organized to prevent and uniformly condemn such actions on behalf of the name of Islam.
2. I guess the easy answer is: I'm not religious enough. I try to pray daily, but you know how it is with school, social life, and everything else. I usually read 2 or 3 prayers a day, but I've been reading 4-5 daily during Ramadan mashallah. I go to the mosque atleast once a week, I used to go to sunday school till I was 13.
I guess, I'm fairly religious but still not religious enough. I guess religion is more about the journey than the destination and you can always do better by staying closer to the prescribed path.
Originally Posted by AceVenturaPetDet
are u a midget Mormon?
No, I don't think so. Are you?
Originally Posted by Hawker
bigboi...you are an idiot. You're ****ing asian. Oriental=Asian but Asian doesnt always equal Oriental.
There's a lot of people who would disagree with you. A lot of people (especially in Asia), consider India/Pakistan/Neighboring Countries to be part of the "Indian Continent."
I've been told that I should consider myself a lot of other things. Quite bluntly, In America, Asian means you have slanted eyes. Thats just the truth. On the other hand, in England, Asian means brown skin so Pakistani or Indian.
So, I wouldn't consider myself Asian because in America thats not what Asian means.
I've been told I should be called African since the Middle East (that people group Pakistan into for some reason) is an extension of Egypt and Africa according to some.
Others say that Arabs are Caucasian and since Pakistan is considered as an extension of the Arab world, I would be considered Caucasian.
Sometimes, I wish they would just give a box saying brown.
Originally Posted by Agent_Zero
Bigboi, how did your fasting go?
They are going good. The days seem so long though, so much sun light. There isn't day light savings to look forward to either.
I just got back from basketball practice, hella tiring. As soon as I get back from school, I feel tired as hell man but there's homework and basketball practice to get to before iftar time.
But thank God, I've been getting through them. Just 3 more weeks to go!
When did you guys start? Our local mosque started on Friday.