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Prejudices by tuffix Prejudices by tuffix
...on both sides.

Sometimes, when I'm outside, I really become paranoid :D I imagine, what people think about me and my hijab while they are staring et me (even if they don't do).
Then I stop and I think of all the other possible reasons, that make people look at me. And I realize that as Muslims we are often too sensitive and we are at risk to make the same mistakes, that we face: We generalize.

You know, I have many non-muslim friends and I very rarely faced any racist-based acts of hatred. And the few cases were merely ridiculous, alhamdulillah (thank God).

So we need tolerance on both sides.
As Muslims we need to leave behind the role of a victim and be more confident - and I mean self-confidence as well as some more trust in our fellow men. We can't cooperate while being suspicious towards each other.

Please note:
"Infidels" isn't meant seriously, it's not the word I would choose myself, that's why I put it in quotes. Rather I wanted to show, that the girl on the right side thinks, that the muslim girl will call her "infidel". So her own interpretation makes her be offended.

Brother Nayzak reminded me, that Allah said in the holy Qur'an: "O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin..."
[from Translation of 49:12]
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captain-pie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Artist
IniStrife Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the easiest way to find out was to smile nice at them.
If they were thinking something mean they get confused most of the time or the thought vanishes and they smile back.

At least it eases my mind XD
cadencerox Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Really true.
HowlerTheEvilKitten1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alternative Universe Plot Twist - They have crushes on each other-- sorry ^^"

But this is quite an eye-opener, and it deserves a spot in my favourites folder <3
tuffix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
I like this - it fits so many situations and groups :)
tuffix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, it does.
HostileCobalt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't get it. One of the beauties of life is that we're all different. I like learning the trivial stuff about people. e.g, their ethnicity/nationality, beliefs, favorite food, etc.. why? Because if you ask the same things to another person, you get (most of the time) a whole new set of answers. Why hold it against them?
tuffix Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually I just had a discussion (I still have) with an other guy here on dA who wants to convince me, that diversity is something annoying and bad. It's hard to find the right words for those attitudes :-/
HostileCobalt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
uhhh.. Wait, what? Why is diversity bad and annoying? That sounds stupid. :T
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