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    As a non-muslim I wouldn't care at all if you were a practicing muslim- as it doesn't affect me. I personally don't drink either so you won't be the only one who wants to have a good social life without alcohol, and many universities have started doing alcohol-free fresher's activities as well.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    You don't have a right not to hear something just because you don't want to hear it, just ignore it.

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    Yes I do, do you think it alreyt if I go inside a mosque and start singing church songs
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    (Original post by RedManc)
    They should understand that majority of people will feel uncomfortable with them doing so, and they need to understand it is not a muslim country.
    What does this have to do with anything? You know your country has freedom of religion for a reason right? Telling a Muslim they cannot pray because it's "not a Muslim country" is despicable.
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    (Original post by RedManc)
    Yes I do, do you think it alreyt if I go inside a mosque and start singing church songs
    Why are you comparing a religious building to irreligious (free of religious attribution or association) accomodation?
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    (Original post by RedManc)
    Yes I do, do you think it alreyt if I go inside a mosque and start singing church songs
    I'm praying where I live... I'm not going to a church and conducting Islamic prayers... Wow you're stupid.
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    What does this have to do with anything? You know your country has freedom of religion for a reason right? Telling a Muslim they cannot pray because it's "not a Muslim country" is despicable.
    I didn't say that, I said they should pray in private
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    I'm praying where I live... I'm not going to a church and conducting Islamic prayers... Wow you're stupid.
    I was referring to the bloke above not you
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    Considering how religious you are, I don't think you'll come across fitnah on every single corner. You'll find plenty of people who worry more about essays rather than who they'll make out with at a party.
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    (Original post by RedManc)
    They should understand that majority of people will feel uncomfortable with them doing so, and they need to understand it is not a muslim country.

    I think you need to expand your cultural horizons a bit. As above, daily prayers are a very private activity, and at every Uni there will be a designated Prayer Room and other facilities for practising Muslims to use during the day. All the Muslims I know - both staff and students - are very discrete about their faith. It is simply 'part of their lives' and they do not go around making a big issue about it.
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    There is a tendency for Muslim home students to pick universities in cities with significant Muslim populations and avoid those with small Muslim populations. Muslims are a group of people who prefer to socialise with both Muslim students and Muslim town folk but minimise their social relationships with non-Muslim students.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    I think you need to expand your cultural horizons a bit. As above, daily prayers are a very private activity, and at every Uni there will be a designated Prayer Room and other facilities for practising Muslims to use during the day. All the Muslims I know - both staff and students - are very discrete about their faith. It is simply 'part of their lives' and they do not go around making a big issue about it.
    Can you read the previous comments to get the context. Otherwise you won't understand properly.
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    (Original post by Arran90)
    There is a tendency for Muslim home students to pick universities in cities with significant Muslim populations and avoid those with small Muslim populations. Muslims are a group of people who prefer to socialise with both Muslim students and Muslim town folk but minimise their social relationships with non-Muslim students.
    Okay, Aryan90
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    (Original post by Carthaginian)
    But could a Christian pray in a Muslim country, without being insulted, spat on,beaten to death?
    I think the only Muslim country in the world that does not have a church is Saudi Arabia. So to answer your question as long as you're not in Saudi Arabia, you can attend churches and worship your god.
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    This is why you should commute.
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    (Original post by Carthaginian)
    The UK will be full of Muslims by 2050, the white race will most likely go extinct in the next century.

    But could a Christian pray in a Muslim country, without being insulted, spat on,beaten to death?
    The presence of censorship in a largely culturally disassociated country shouldn't condone censorship within "this" country.
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    I think the only Muslim country in the world that does not have a church is Saudi Arabia. So to answer your question as long as you're not in Saudi Arabia, you can attend churches and worship your god.
    It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Christians are treated as second rate citizens.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng...be-a-christian

    Oh right, most of these countries listed are Muslim majority.
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    Salams.

    Muslims who are currently at uni or who have been at uni, what is your honest review / opinion of the lifestyle there? Did you find it very difficult to avoid haram situations?

    I have this weird view in my head of there being fitnah around every corner you turn and pressure from the people in your halls to "socialise" when there is alcohol and music every time.

    Would you say that it's easy to just mind your own business and study or is it really distracting with all the temptations around? If you had to give some important advice for a muslim going to uni, what advice would you give?

    My dad is already freaking out about me going because he thinks it's going to be like a brothel... he said students don't always go out and they have parties inside most of the time.

    Non Muslims, would you be bothered if a practising Muslim was in your hall? Someone who wears the hijab, prays, fasts etc?
    Assalam alaikum,

    This is what I've found so far:
    You can obviously just mind your own business and study if you want but there are very few people like this. Eventually you'll find that one of the best things about uni is meeting new people, going to new places and experiencing new things. Having a good social life is quite important at uni.

    If you don't want to drink alcohol, no one's going to force you but it's worth noting that even most of the Muslims are going to go out and have a drink sometimes. Without drinking or at least going to places where people drink, I think you're going to struggle to make friends outside the Islamic society. In terms of music, you're not going to be able to avoid that. At almost every flat, the flat mates get together on Fridays or certain days and just chill with music. I don't like it but I prefer to just mind my own business and get on with my work instead of bothering them or joining in.

    In short, yes you can live as a strict Muslim at uni and study all day but that's not the point of uni to be honest. Most people, including a lot of Muslims, take advantage of the opportunities at university to socialise and to build new friendships. University is supposed to develop you as a person and allow to meet many different people and go on new experiences.
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    (Original post by HAnwar)
    This is why you should commute.
    Not everyone can commute. Say you got an offer from Oxford or Cambridge or another reputable university, it's not anyone's going to turn that down for UEL just to not commute.
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    I find the tone of the OP provocative, grotesque and anachronistic.

    Yes, university is a refugium peccatorum. It's so unfortunate that Europe is not ruled by your law of god, and that as such in order to get an education you must expose yourself to such a notoriously nefarious environment as university.
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    Salams.

    Muslims who are currently at uni or who have been at uni, what is your honest review / opinion of the lifestyle there? Did you find it very difficult to avoid haram situations?

    I have this weird view in my head of there being fitnah around every corner you turn and pressure from the people in your halls to "socialise" when there is alcohol and music every time.

    Would you say that it's easy to just mind your own business and study or is it really distracting with all the temptations around? If you had to give some important advice for a muslim going to uni, what advice would you give?

    My dad is already freaking out about me going because he thinks it's going to be like a brothel... he said students don't always go out and they have parties inside most of the time.

    Non Muslims, would you be bothered if a practising Muslim was in your hall? Someone who wears the hijab, prays, fasts etc?
    If you are a very strict Muslim, it's going to be very difficult to meet non-Muslims and socialise with them in a non-alcohol, non-music situation. People just tend to prefer to socialise with alcohol and music, it's just how it is I guess. If you are more liberal like me you'll soon get used to that but if you are very heavily religious then you'll struggle. You'll always have the Islamic society- their Scotland events never involve alcohol, but you'd be surprised at how relaxed most Muslims are about music. Also, in flats, there are going to be parties ands tuff and people will judge you a bit if you don't take part. But if you don't want to do something, don't do it. Don't go into situations that you will uncomfortable in or you don't want to take part in. Here are some people who willl judge you for it but most won't care.
 
 
 
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