Have I ever mentioned how much I hate going to these? The only joy I find in these events is that I get to dress up. Other than that, it’s a very miserable few hours for me that includes being forced to dance by old ladies, being dragged to the dance floor, me awkwardly dancing in front of old ladies even though I actually am a ballet/tap/jazz dancer. There’s also that awkward feeling that the old ladies put on you like they’re judging you for not being ladylike enough or not following all the silly traditions.
Ugh…I just hate these events.
It also makes me kind of sad that this is one of the only sources of fun (if you can call it that) for a lot of older generation Arab women.
And all the old ladies ever comment on is about when one of the younger girls are going to get married.
I just want to break traditions and eat all the tabbouleh.
If Ramadan is the only time someone goes to the masjid, prays, wears hijab, stops drinking/smoking, doesn’t party, reads quran…etc then good for them. Don’t talk about them, don’t call them fake and don’t use that god awful term “ramadan muslims” to describe them because for all you know during that one month of the year they may be 10 times more sincere and pious than you are all year round. Remember that arrogance was shaytan’s downfall.
I have no idea why some people think that Disney’s Aladdin is Indian or Persian. The movie’s opening song is called “Arabian Nights”, it’s from the book “1001 Arabian Nights” and they refer to God in the arabic word “Allah” (SWT). Plus they make references to Arabic writing and Genie mentions something about hummus which is an Arabic dish.