After almost two years here, I realise MORE of people who don't understand Islam. Of course they don't so when they are curious they will ask. This is where you, as a muslim should educate and prove that Islam is the easiest, most logical, practical and the ONLY religion to believe in. To avoid offensives, you can't just say it straight to them, right.
Kind of like asking a patient on what you know and what you believe in a drug. You can't be asking "What is it that you know about this drug and do you believe it?" Wouldn't that take a lot of time for patients who don't really think about what they put in their mouth? It's all about the approach.
Back to my story, they may be kafir(s) but as muslims, we have to handle things the right way, in a kind way to reflect the peacefulness of Islam. That part is where I realise I'm not good at. I become really offended at heart. Although I know I should put a good face on.
"I think Islam is really complicating."
You can't really blame a person to say that, as he/she may not be educated since young on how Islam is life. So how should you react to a statement like that? I could only manage to say it's not complicating and of all the reasons why certain things are made haram.
"Why do you even bother fasting?? It makes you suffer, it's medically unacceptable!"
Now how would you react? Calmly I said it's not medically unacceptable. (Especially for a class that learns Physiology and stuff, how is it that it is unacceptable?) Some of the reasons on why we have a fasting month, Ramadhan, is so that our digestive systems can rest after one whole year of working in giving us energy. There are LOADS of other benefits to it, but it's definitely not unacceptable medically.
But no one there knew how boiling I was at heart. I don't even know why. It's probably because I don't go through these questions a lot, obviously.
Which is why I HAVE to handle it well from now on.
I can't get mad or upset.
In Uni, there will be a new student union election and all. So the Uni is now full of banners and posters and posts of the candidates etc. There was one guy competing for Vice President if I'm not mistaken, wrote a BIG notice that covers the whole first floor of the building,
"Vote for me, Vote for Strath, Not for Gaza"
What is the relationship of your votes and Gaza?? You sure can be a manipulative politician in the future. (That's NOT a compliment.) I just hope you won't get the VPOC post then.
Even students walking by the notice stopped by, exchanged looks, cringed, and left with faces full of disturbance. Seeing that alone feels appreciative. Don't you think?
Note: There were some misunderstanding. I was referring to how I felt inside and how I was hiding it (even as hard as it was) as the question was asked, and as I answered the questions. It's not a matter of how I would answer it, because insyaAllah, I can answer them, walaupun ilmu tak seberapa. Thank you.