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Underneath This I’m A lot Like You

What do Muslim women want non-Muslim women to know about them? Many Muslim women want you to know that they are a lot like you. They love to laugh, have fun, spend time with their family, shop for new clothes, put on make-up, talk about friendships and relationships, be accepted and appreciated for who they are.

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Talk about Faith — Part 1

You have talked with your friend about family and values, yet deep in your heart and soul you wonder when it will be the right time to discuss the things closest to your heart, your faith.man reads Koran, reading Quran, man in mosque, Muslim man

This is often an uncomfortable or awkward subject in many Western Cultures, not so in the culture of most Muslims! It is commonplace to talk about faith in everyday conversation.

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Values: Redeeming the Time

After finding out about each others’ families, discussing values is a great direction to go. Family values, modesty, the sanctity of life, honesty, honor, integrity, the heart vs. the outward appearance, submission, humility, and compassion provide plenty of different ways you and your new muslim friend can begin to get to know one another.

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Ask About Family

So you have “Smiled and said Hello”, you have asked “How are You?” and meant it.  How did that go for you? Now let’s ask about family. This is not unlike our culture when we get to know somebody, so why should it be any different with your new Afghan or other Muslim acquaintance?  Much…