Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Islam really is the answer to everything...


I have heard it all!

Lately I have been working four jobs so as a result come home at LATE hours only to leave shortly after fajr the following morning. The street in front of my house is two-way, but all of the cars park in the same direction... all save one.
I seem to be the one to break the mold by parking backwards because really---I'm only there for a few short hours. Seems like a silly rule anyway, everyone having to park the same way. So this weekend the city came by to ticket me (talked my way out of it) but the commissionaire was sure to tell me that my neighbours had been complaining that I had been "going against the grain" so to speak...
Shortly after, my friendly Christian neighbour came across the street and began to tell me that he was taking me to church on Sunday (he has said this before). This time he asked when it was that I had converted to Islam. I told him May 14th and before I could continue he said... and I quote.

" I knew there was something wrong with you and that something had changed. A couple of months ago you started parking the wrong way on the street, and I kept thinking 'what is wrong with this girl' and now I know. That is when you converted."

I didn't begin to tell him that I started parking on the front of the street instead of using the back because my roommate needed the space, or because I came from the end of the city that made it convienient to park in that direction without circling the block, or because my car was only sitting there for a few short hours a night...
Yup, Islam is making me park backwards on the street.... hey at least it is giving me the chance to talk to my neighbour about Islam. Maybe if I was able to park my car in a tree like in the picture here I could really talk about the power of Allah.
Just goes to show that Allah really is the answer to everything.

2 comments:

ARG said...

Actually, I think that there is a very important lesson in this for all of us. As Muslims we have to be extra vigilant and careful about all we do and say, because Shaitaan will inspire his followers to make any argument they can against us. So we have to more law abiding, more polite, more accomodating than anyone else, because we don't need to give anyone any excuse against us.
Keep smiling!

Anonymous said...

To arg: believe me, I exactly understand what you say. Recently I had one of my friends telling me somethings about Islam which were not true at all and the sad thing was that he knew it too. I am so pissed off because he is my friend and he was saying all those things; what can I expect from someone who does not know Islam in any ways except from the negetive ads out there. It was specially hard to face it since one mounth before that I even did not take a photo somewhere in spite of my desire because I thought may be the people who were in the background would not like it. If I was not a Muslim I could take that photo very easily as other people did but people are scared of Muslim figure UNFORTUNATELY. I wish some day all the world realize how hard we are trying to show the real Islam.