26 August 2011

The Fruit Market


A conversation that took place in a fruit market yesterday...

Me to my mum: ..you're making kabab..?
Random Pakistani woman in a salwar kameez: *laughs*
Mother: Did you understand what she said?
Woman: Yes, how do you not like kabab?! It's great for fatoor..
Mother: You're Muslim?!
Me: Obviously.
Woman: Yes, of course!
Mother: Oh sorry it's just because you don't wear hijab, I assumed..
Woman: I used to wear it but I took it off, you know.
Me: Why?
Woman: My husband didn't like it.
Me: ..why?
Woman:  He thinks I look Bengali in it *laughs*
Mother: Oh.
Me: Err, what's wrong with..?
Woman: You know.. lots of them wear hijab.
Mother: He really shouldn't be telling you not to wear it..
Woman to me: Well, it's good your husband doesn't mind.
Me: I'm not marri-
Woman: Mine just doesn't like it. Trust me, if your husband is happy, so are you.
Me: Right.


Mother: So when's Eid..?

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eid is either on Aug 29 or Aug 30.

Salaam.

-Imran

beingFab said...

Ha ha...that's an interesting read!! Happens all the time though!!


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Anonymous said...

Um...thats sad...

Ayah said...

that must have been so awkward...

Stylish Muslimah said...

Ayah: Lol, yup :/

Leila and Aliya said...

LOL!!!!! THAT WAS AMAZING!
I luv the last part. Im not marri- lol


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The Pensive Muslima said...

How sad that she removed it.

If you husband is happy then you are? That is NOT how I was raised. :o)

Btw...I love love love your blog. I first came across it when I first reverted and began to wear hijab. I love that you hold true to your beliefs but are respectful of others even if they are different. Mashallah. I would love it if you checked out my blog and told me what you thought. :o)

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Stylish Muslimah said...

Pensive Muslima: Salam! Aw, I'm so happy that you like the blog :D I just checked yours out, it's awesome! Also, you look soo cute in a hijab, masha'Allah.

Hope you had a good Ramadan :) Eid Mubarek!

The Pensive Muslima said...

Thank you. You (and everyone) have a wonderful Eid :)