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Sunni men at work

Started by Sarah, January 13, 2024, 03:04:21 PM

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I'm having this issue at work where there just so happens to be a lot of Sunni men. When people ask if I'm Muslim since it naturally comes up or ask if I'm Christian etc. I obv say that I'm a Muslim. But many Muslim men behave in a controlling way. Some of them will do things like tell me to stop talking to men I like talking to even though we are allowed to talk as long as we're working and it's not as if I'm flirting. Others seem to think I'm a 'bad Muslim' because I don't wear the hijab. They don't say it but you can tell from their attitude.

I know a lot of men regardless of their religion or race (not all men) behave like this towards women in general but I feel like because I'm Muslim they think they can particularly act controlling towards me. Not all of them but the ones that also seem cultural tend to behave this way in particular. It also seems to irritate them if I talk to non-Muslim male colleagues although I still do it anyway. On the other hand some Sunni men behave like normal human beings so I'm not generalising.

Should I just pretend to be agnostic if I get a new job in the future? But that might not work that well since I do believe in ritual salah and Ramadan. They'll know that I'm fasting and although I don't currently pray at work, I do want to in the future to avoid missing prayers.

P.s. Anyone else had similar problems?

'These are the verses of Allah which We recite to you in truth. Then in what statement (hadith) after Allah and His verses will they believe? (45:6)'


Tell them that you believe in the true Islam of the Qur'an and tell them the details.