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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    I would like to go to Imperial College London. I've not put too much thought into which universities specifically.

    I just want to go to a good university which is "close" to where I live so I can go home on the weekends easily.
    Loads of Asians there (ie. lots of Muslims) and I think KCL too.

    I think you can find the racial demography of each university if you do some hard searching.

    Hence, more Asians = more Muslims?

    EDIT: Ooops forgot Imperial is like 80% guys (lol). Does that bother you? not trying to sound patronising.
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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.
    lol what- are you saying people would feel uncomfortable with them practicing their faith? Just because the majority of the country isn't Muslim doesn't change the fact we have freedom of religion.
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    (Original post by Percypig17)
    lol what- are you saying people would feel uncomfortable with them practicing their faith? Just because the majority of the country isn't Muslim doesn't change the fact we have freedom of religion.
    As I said for the thousandth time, read the threads before and understand the context.
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    (Original post by HAnwar)
    I'm sure a practising Muslim wouldn't compromise their religion.

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    I guess it depends on what your interpretation of a practising muslim is. Personally I'd choose the best university I could get into
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    (Original post by AishaGirl)
    I will buy my own mini fridge then and keep it in my room
    I'm not sure if they'll allow that since they use so much electricity. I think it would be better if you packed all your food in cling film or sandwich bags and put it in the main fridge. That way it won't touch any pork. That's what I do
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    When I was at University we weren't even allowed to drink lol

    Your best bet would be to contact other Muslim students who are going to the same University, and that are facing the same dilemma as you. You could live off campus, but if you don't want to travel to campus on a regular basis, your only option would be to live in a quiet flat; Or better yet, you could live in a self-contained studio, but you would have to pay a bit more.
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    Except religion won't help you get a decent job once you get out of uni. A degree from a reputable university that you turned down just to commute however, will
    Lol yeah like people who have gone to lower rated unis or none at all haven't got jobs.
    Sure it might reduce your chance, but to a Muslim who places deen over dunya that isn't a problem.

    (Original post by desaf1)
    I guess it depends on what your interpretation of a practising muslim is. Personally I'd choose the best university I could get into
    If that doesn't involve you engaging in or being surrounded by haram activity, then that's fine.

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    (Original post by desaf1)
    I'm not sure if they'll allow that since they use so much electricity. I think it would be better if you packed all your food in cling film or sandwich bags and put it in the main fridge. That way it won't touch any pork. That's what I do
    They allow TV's, computers, consoles etc I'm sure a mini fridge would be fine. Of course I'll check before hand though
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    (Original post by Josb)
    "Your guard down"? against what?

    Once again, if your faith is strong, you shouldn't be afraid about losing it. You sound extremely insecure.

    I do not love you, your posts are just so incoherent or uninformed that I feel the need to correct you.
    You haven't the right perspective or knowledge to 'correct' me, hun.
    Shaytaan comes to everyone.
    You don't know the meaning of faith in islam
    bye now xx
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    (Original post by HAnwar)
    Lol yeah like people who have gone to lower rated unis or none at all haven't got jobs.
    Sure it might reduce your chance, but to a Muslim who places deen over dunya that isn't a problem.


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    I said decent jobs. Not any job.

    Erm yes it is. It's not a problem if you're aspiring to be a breeding machine who stays at home after university. For someone who wants a high flying career and a good graduate job? It's a problem.
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    (Original post by HAnwar)


    If that doesn't involve you engaging in or being surrounded by haram activity, then that's fine.

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    You could say the same thing about walking around in public. You walk into a local newsagents to grab bread, you're surrounded by the alcohol section which is haram.
    You go out to the beach and there's women who are dressed in bikinis- That's haram.

    Only way you could avoid that all is staying at home and do nothing.
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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?
    Salam,
    It's hard because university is going to be full of haram things as you already know. But the people are usually very nice and they won't do anything if you choose to not drink alcohol or go to clubs or listen to music. Don't fall for the temptations of this world. Keep your faith and don't try to please the nonbelievers by doing what they do because they will never be pleased enough.
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    We had a lot of our parties in our flat in halls and I skipped most of them, either going home for the weekend or just hanging out in my room. It wasn't my thing. I felt I was past that age, being in halls (my second time) at 22 rather than 18.

    Assuming she wasn't comfortable with those situations, I'd have done for a Muslim girl the same thing I did for the socially awkward 18yo (atheist) girl in my dorm: say, "hey, come to my room and let's watch a movie." I kept a mini fridge and a kettle in my room so we'd just make sure we had whatever we needed prior to our flatmate's guests coming over.
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    I said decent jobs. Not any job.

    Erm yes it is. It's not a problem if you're aspiring to be a breeding machine who stays at home after university. For someone who wants a high flying career and a good graduate job? It's a problem.
    Yeah and you can still get a decent job without getting into a RG or without staying in halls...

    Erm no it isn't. You clearly don't understand the importance of a Muslim's deen to them. But then again I wouldn't expect you to, since all you think about is this worthless dunya.

    Don't quote me again, I don't wish to waste my time further x

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    Your options

    1. Get a studio - so you dont get bothered by the 'non believers' haram beliefs/way of life and they dont get inconvenienced by your views.

    2. Rent a house with muslim females. Im sure the ISOC will bend over backwards to help a sister in distress.

    3. Commute for first year and in 2nd year do option 2.

    MrsSheldonCooper valid ideas?
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    (Original post by Josb)
    If she has a firm belief in Allah, she shouldn't be worried about being "exposed to fitnah". By your logic, Muslims would leave their religion at the first occasion.
    I think this attitude is driven less by a lack of belief, and more by what one might call Kuffarphobia. I would define this as:

    A fear, horror, strong dislike, or aversion; esp. an extreme or irrational fear or dread aroused by the kuffar or anything associated with the kuffar.
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    (Original post by HAnwar)
    Yeah and you can still get a decent job without getting into a RG or without staying in halls...

    Erm no it isn't. You clearly don't understand the importance of a Muslim's deen to them. But then again I wouldn't expect you to, since all you think about is this worthless dunya.

    Don't quote me again, I don't wish to waste my time further x

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    Must really suck when you have nothing else to back yourself up with. I pity you munchkin x
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    I said decent jobs. Not any job.

    Erm yes it is. It's not a problem if you're aspiring to be a breeding machine who stays at home after university. For someone who wants a high flying career and a good graduate job? It's a problem.
    Most graduate jobs, except jobs like corporate law and banking and strategy consulting, which aren't careers that a practising Muslim would want to do anyway, do not care what university you go to. It's your soft skills that matter the most. I know people from low ranked universities with good jobs in teaching and accounting which they got because they developed good skills through societies and sports, and they did well in interviews. You don't need to go to a top university to get a good job.

    Personally, I chose Bristol partly because it offered alcohol-free accommodation, as well as being a nice university in general.
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    (Original post by BigAsianBoi)
    Most graduate jobs, except jobs like corporate law and banking and strategy consulting, which aren't careers that a practising Muslim would want to do anyway, do not care what university you go to. It's your soft skills that matter the most. I know people from low ranked universities with good jobs in teaching and accounting which they got because they developed good skills through societies and sports, and they did well in interviews. You don't need to go to a top university to get a good job.

    Personally, I chose Bristol partly because it offered alcohol-free accommodation, as well as being a nice university in general.
    Yes but if you had to pick between say London Met and Oxford (the latter to which you'd have to move out to attend), you'd pick Oxford because it's more prestigious.

    Bristol is an amazing uni and it does well in employability in general. And there's a Subway right opposite the Wills M building which is always nice
 
 
 
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