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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    Well I'm certainly not putting my food in a fridge full of bacon and ham! lol. As long as they respect my beliefs and I respect theirs it's all good.
    For this part, you'll definitely struggle because technically the fridge at your fault is for everyone in the flat, so you either have to not use it or be lucky enough to share the flat with only Muslim flat mates. Most non-Muslims eat ham or bacon sandwiches and so you'll find that the fridge often contains ham and bacon. I don't see it as a problem as long as you don't eat it. You can't tell others not to keep certain things in the fridge since it's for everyone, not just you. But you can and should control what you eat.
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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?
    There is a lot of fitnah and sexualisation, however if you surround yourself with the right people you know what to avoid.
    If it's halls you are worrying about, single sex is better than mixed of course, however there are still parties, music, alcohol and bacon etc. Some muslim girls get together and have their own social group and like their own side of the kitchen etc etc. Some do it with boys and girls too, where they're separated I think but you this is just hoping for the best coz there's no way to actually do it if others don't. Pple do get mad in halls, it's often their first time out of supervision and thrs looads of bad stuff.

    Join your isoc and find your friends through there, I've seen muslim girls post in the university Isoc and they arranged with other muslim girls to rent a house together, rather than go into halls. This is much better and easier for muslims. Everyone normally rents a house with their flatmates in second year anyway, but this way they just go straight to it. Avoids a lot of fitnah as often in halls there are parties and even if there aren't any parties in the actual halls then they will do "pre-drinks" in the halls where they drink alcohol and get together just before they go out.
    See if you are able to do that, it should put ur dad at ease rather than going to halls.. But obvs commuting if u can, should be ur only option in my opinion, but if u cant then next best is house with muslims.
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    (Original post by desaf1)
    For this part, you'll definitely struggle because technically the fridge at your fault is for everyone in the flat, so you either have to not use it or be lucky enough to share the flat with only Muslim flat mates. Most non-Muslims eat ham or bacon sandwiches and so you'll find that the fridge often contains ham and bacon. I don't see it as a problem as long as you don't eat it. You can't tell others not to keep certain things in the fridge since it's for everyone, not just you. But you can and should control what you eat.
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    (Original post by desaf1)
    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.
    I'm sure a practising Muslim wouldn't compromise their religion.

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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?
    Hi,
    I would definitely be fine if a Muslim was in my hall. I'm not at uni yet but will be next year and most of the universities I applied to have a large Muslim population so I would be surprised if there wasn't a Muslim in my hall. As long as they do not stop the rest of the flat from doing what they want, it's perfectly fine. I don't think you would need to go to clubs and drink alcohol if that not what you want to do, but you'll probably miss out!
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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
    Can't see the relevance with this thread.
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    (Original post by Cherub012)
    Can't see the relevance with this thread.
    They can then live as a Muslim without having to think about any of these things.
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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.
    It's not a Muslim country, it's a free country.
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    Well I'm certainly not putting my food in a fridge full of bacon and ham! lol. As long as they respect my beliefs and I respect theirs it's all good.
    It's haram to put your food in the same fridge as bacon? :erm:
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    (Original post by desaf1)
    For this part, you'll definitely struggle because technically the fridge at your fault is for everyone in the flat, so you either have to not use it or be lucky enough to share the flat with only Muslim flat mates. Most non-Muslims eat ham or bacon sandwiches and so you'll find that the fridge often contains ham and bacon. I don't see it as a problem as long as you don't eat it. You can't tell others not to keep certain things in the fridge since it's for everyone, not just you. But you can and should control what you eat.
    I will buy my own mini fridge then and keep it in my room
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    It's haram to put your food in the same fridge as bacon? :erm:
    No it's not haram but it's risky as when they put their bacon in the fridge it may touch my food.
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    No it's not haram but it's risky as when they put their bacon in the fridge it may touch my food.
    You seem so paranoid, usually people's food like sandwiches are wrapped up or placed in some bag, with a label of who's it is. Have you tried applying to an Islamic 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?
    You will have to share the fridge with others, and students love eating noxious food such as bacon...

    The worst thing for you is that the walls are usually very thin and you may hear them listening to music, or worse: having sex (outside the sacred bonds of marriage and for non-reproductive purpose). :afraid:

    Moreover, some of your roommates may be homosexual and engage in public display of affection with other members of the same sex. :hide:

    Perhaps these universities would be more suited for you:
    http://www.azhar.edu.eg/En/index.htm
    http://www.iiu.edu.pk/
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    You seem so paranoid, usually people's food like sandwiches are wrapped up or placed in some bag, with a label of who's it is. Have you tried applying to an Islamic university?
    I'm not paranoid, just cautious.

    And no I do not want to apply to an Islamic uni, I prefer to go to one of the good universities I have selected.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    You will have to share the fridge with others, and students love eating noxious food such as bacon...

    The worst thing for you is that the walls are usually very thin and you may hear them listening to music, or worse: having sex (outside the sacred bonds of marriage and for non-reproductive purpose). :afraid:

    Moreover, some of your roommates may be homosexual and engage in public display of affection with other members of the same sex. :hide:

    Perhaps these universities would be more suited for you:
    http://www.azhar.edu.eg/En/index.htm
    http://www.iiu.edu.pk/
    You do realise I was born and raised in the UK right? The things you mention are not new to me. It's their country too, if they want to do those things that is their prerogative... If they are loud I can just put ear plugs in.
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    It's haram to put your food in the same fridge as bacon? :erm:
    Lmao.

    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    I will buy my own mini fridge then and keep it in my room
    I'm curious. Will you take out a maintenance loan?
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    I'm not paranoid, just cautious.

    And no I do not want to apply to an Islamic uni, I prefer to go to one of the good universities I have selected.
    Okay. Make sure to wrap and bag food and label.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    You will have to share the fridge with others, and students love eating noxious food such as bacon...

    The worst thing for you is that the walls are usually very thin and you may hear them listening to music, or worse: having sex (outside the sacred bonds of marriage and for non-reproductive purpose). :afraid:

    Moreover, some of your roommates may be homosexual and engage in public display of affection with other members of the same sex. :hide:

    Perhaps these universities would be more suited for you:
    http://www.azhar.edu.eg/En/index.htm
    http://www.iiu.edu.pk/
    The sex thing would annoying for me too tbh. It's like when a couple snog inside the cinema. Like m8 stop ****ing showing off.
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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?
    I think if there was a Muslim in my halls I really would not be an issue as long as he or she doesn't mind there being pork bacon and beer in the fridge and is willing to live and let live yes there will be usic but you have to ignore that that if somone is playing say Slipknot and you here it through the door ignore it it's there choose don't try to change people and it's all good oh and if you have a real problem some uni's have faith halls. You can put in your halls application that you want to be with other Muslims if you ean't my best mate was a Muslim thougth not what you may call a good Muslim he used to drink smoke take dugs listen to music and get tattoos oh and at one point he had bacon and stuff. ( I am not a Muslim)
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    (Original post by Cherub012)
    Lmao.



    I'm curious. Will you take out a maintenance loan?
    No haram loans, mummy and daddy will pay Alhamdulillah
 
 
 
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