Without understanding, our lives look so restricted and boring. I know my own mother even thinks I am too boring for my age and constantly quotes that “life is for living.” She has a point! We are not placed on this Earth to stand in the Mosque all day/night and Praise Allah with every second that passes. This is not Islam.
It is with sincere intentions we so often cling to such a strict interpretation of the religion. As is so often the case in these situations, balanced Islam saved my friend from her extremist practice of Islam. What happened to make her adjust her thinking?
As I was working here I had no idea about Islam, nothing at all, apart from the fact that I had seen some pictures on TV where I thought what Saudi Arabia would be like