10 awkward questions Muslims get asked … but can’t answer

How many times have you been asked questions about being Muslim, about Islam, about certain traditions you follow?  

There’s nothing wrong with asking questions, on the contrary curiosity  can lead to productive conversations. 

But, when it comes to questions Muslims get asked … it’s a different story. Some questions are flat-out awkward and most of the time, there really is no answer. 

But … the next time you get asked any of these 10 questions, you will have an answer. Guaranteed. 

When a non muslim asks why your foot is in the sink pic.twitter.com/uPvStUiVzD

A straight-forward answer: “wuduh, mate”

Answer with a play on words: No. I mean “wu-DUH?!”

Answer with sarcasm: Yes, haven’t you heard of Hijab&Shoulders ?! 

when non-Muslims ask me “not hot ah” *refers to my fully clothed self from head to toe* I don’t know what answer y’all expect from me????

Answer with a straight face: I have an internal fan installed in my bones.  

Just answer: Our bodies don’t work the same as yours. We have magical powers.  

And then really explain to them how Ramadan works. 

Answer with humor: No, it’s a classic Muslim song by Sheikh Khalifa. 

No, Europe. No. This is not how you use the shatafa. pic.twitter.com/G8hs37Wuug

Answer with pointers: Oh, we just use it to wash our heads over the sink. Makes showers much easier.  

Answer with a language lesson: Allah is just Arabic for God, FYI.  

Answer with a fact: Islam is not a race. I swear to Allah.  

Answer with a joke: Islams it!!