So... Where do I start? ^_^
My name is Eva, I live in England, and I am currently at the age of 13, turning 14 on 11 June (
yeah, I know, I'm a baby
I came across this website quite a while ago, when I first started looking into Hadiths, and questioning many things. I grew up in a Sunni family, and I was pretty much surrounded by them. This meant that I was unable to question things, as I was always told to not question what is in the Quran(??). I was a kid of course, and I still am, so I decided to go by what they told me. I was told all of those things - step in the bathroom with your left, leave the bathroom with your right, always eat your food with your right hand, angels don't enter houses that have pictures of humans, the reason why you're cold in the morning is because the Shaitaan is pissing on you (??), Shaitaan pisses on the head of those who do not wear a headscarf, blah blah blah. Surprisingly enough, I actually believed all of these things. The reason why I never asked the simple question 'Why?' was because I knew that they would say 'Stop questioning Allah!' (??). It actually got to the point where I would get confused. They would always talk about the Hadiths, but never the Quran. When you ask them a question, they would reply with a Hadith. In fact, I was told that the Quran tells you the basics, and the Hadiths get into detail. Again, I believed this. I am only 13 years old, so it is pretty normal for me to believe what the adults tell me.
I finally decided to look into some of these things. The first thing that I searched up was what a woman must wear. My parents would always tell me to stop wearing trousers, as it is a mans clothing, and to wear a long skirt instead.
I didn't do this. To this day, I still wear trousers to school because my trousers do not show my figure, so why am I not allowed to wear them? It would be a different story if I was wearing really tight clothes, but I am not. Not even my jumper is tight (it is one size too big, so... :L). I then became very interested, and now... Well... I don't like Hadiths because most of them go against what it says in the Quran. Most of them encourage sexism. Most of them tell us not to go out and question things, then find the answers. They tell us to do the opposite to what it says in the Quran. Besides, if Hadiths were so important, then wouldn't it be in the Quran? People (Sunnis in particular) talk as if Allah forgot to put something in the Quran. No. The Quran is simple, and easy to follow for a reason.
So yeah, that's how my story goes
. I still read the Quran almost everyday because I have to.. I don't understand what I am saying but oh well. I will definitely study Arabic in the future. I'll hopefully finish reading the Quran in maybe 1-2 years since I am already well past chapter 17. Once I finish, I plan on reading the English version. When I finish school, I want to study Arabic
How did you get here?