I've been a muslim for 10 years now. I was raised christian. My parents didn't agree but that didn't matter to me. I can barely remember the reasons for converting to islam now. It was more that the people seemed so nice and the life seemed so structured. Not that I didn't understand it, I studied so hard into it. I got committed, I prayed, everything. I married a lovely man who was a muslim all his life and we were happy, we divorced 2 years ago due to him having to move away to look after family and not feeling committed enough. We have 2 daughters who are 6 and 7 and I've been raising them muslim for years. I've been feelings it's wrong for a long time now so I finally got the courage to read the bible again and try to get back to my roots. I want to become a christian again but all my friends are muslim and everyone we know is muslim. They're not extreme, they're lovely people but deviating from their path of life will upset them and I think they'll constantly try and get me back to the 'right path' in their view. How do I handle this being nice to them? I've told my parents who are very happy but in regard to even taking my hijab off during the day it's going to be hard, people will start to question me and I'm worried about people getting angry.
My ex-husband is okay with it, he knows I have to do what's right for me. He's not a strict muslim at all and says it's okay to raise to them however I want and need. How would you 'break this' to your friends? What can I do? Short of moving...?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:42 PM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Just tell them your plans and if they are true friends they will be their for you. Stop worrying about what others will think. Do what is right for you.
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