How to hide I am Buddhist now from strict Muslim parents

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I’ve always been interested in Buddhism and found that I agreed with the beliefs more and it made more sense to me than Islam. I decided to become a Buddhist now and have started meditating and find it has changed my life for the better. However, my parents are very strict Muslims and would disown me if they found out that I am no longer a Muslim. The problem is that it’s going to be difficult hiding my beliefs from my parents because I’ve given up eating meat but they’ll become suspicious if they see me no longer eating meat.

What do I do? I don’t want to have to eat meat so my parents don’t suspect me because I feel incredibly guilty and bad after consuming meat. I also don’t want to hurt my parents by having them find out that I no longer follow Islam. I feel so conflicted and don’t know what to do. I don’t want to disrespect my parents or hurt them.
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I’ve always been interested in Buddhism and found that I agreed with the beliefs more and it made more sense to me than Islam. I decided to become a Buddhist now and have started meditating and find it has changed my life for the better. However, my parents are very strict Muslims and would disown me if they found out that I am no longer a Muslim. The problem is that it’s going to be difficult hiding my beliefs from my parents because I’ve given up eating meat but they’ll become suspicious if they see me no longer eating meat.

What do I do? I don’t want to have to eat meat so my parents don’t suspect me because I feel incredibly guilty and bad after consuming meat. I also don’t want to hurt my parents by having them find out that I no longer follow Islam. I feel so conflicted and don’t know what to do. I don’t want to disrespect my parents or hurt them.
tell your parents. its the best thing to do. Youll find yourself in a big ditch during ramadan and eid anyway so its better to tell them
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Tell your parents you want to be a vegetarian? Being vegetarian does not imply being Buddhist
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I came out to my Muslim parents as a gay pantheist, it was hard at the beginning but now they accept everything about me.

You should come out to them as a Buddhist
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tell your parents. its the best thing to do. Youll find yourself in a big ditch during ramadan and eid anyway so its better to tell them
If I tell my parents they will kick me out of the house or force me to go to the mosque.
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I came out to my Muslim parents as a gay pantheist, it was hard at the beginning but now they accept everything about me.

You should come out to them as a Buddhist
How did they react when you first told them?
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Just confide in your parents, it's your best bet. I wish I could help further, but I don't have any experience. Best wishes and good luck.
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How did they react when you first told them?
My father resisted so much and he was very against it, it took years of argumentation for him to accept it. My mother was shocked but accepted it directly.
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I’ve always been interested in Buddhism and found that I agreed with the beliefs more and it made more sense to me than Islam. I decided to become a Buddhist now and have started meditating and find it has changed my life for the better. However, my parents are very strict Muslims and would disown me if they found out that I am no longer a Muslim. The problem is that it’s going to be difficult hiding my beliefs from my parents because I’ve given up eating meat but they’ll become suspicious if they see me no longer eating meat.

What do I do? I don’t want to have to eat meat so my parents don’t suspect me because I feel incredibly guilty and bad after consuming meat. I also don’t want to hurt my parents by having them find out that I no longer follow Islam. I feel so conflicted and don’t know what to do. I don’t want to disrespect my parents or hurt them.
You can just explain to them other reasons for not eating meat instead of just directly pointing out you're a buddhist to avoid any altercation. Honestly, its going to be hard to change their opinions about certain things because it is ingrained in them. Your parents cannot force you to be whatever religion you want because in Islam - you were given free will but there are consequences. Therefore, you are free to do as you please. Im not a scholar, but your parents have no right to impose their beliefs on you and if they are going to judge you for your choices, then thats their issue, im pretty sure they are committing a sin as well for judging you and forcing their beliefs on you; i dont understand the logic of forcing beliefs on someone because it almost never ends well.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I’ve always been interested in Buddhism and found that I agreed with the beliefs more and it made more sense to me than Islam. I decided to become a Buddhist now and have started meditating and find it has changed my life for the better. However, my parents are very strict Muslims and would disown me if they found out that I am no longer a Muslim. The problem is that it’s going to be difficult hiding my beliefs from my parents because I’ve given up eating meat but they’ll become suspicious if they see me no longer eating meat.

What do I do? I don’t want to have to eat meat so my parents don’t suspect me because I feel incredibly guilty and bad after consuming meat. I also don’t want to hurt my parents by having them find out that I no longer follow Islam. I feel so conflicted and don’t know what to do. I don’t want to disrespect my parents or hurt them.
Say that you are a vegetarian and you don't like meat anymore. Lots pf people don't. And regarding Buddhism- it makes a lot of sense to me. You can be discreet about your Buddhism beliefs while you actually wait to leave home and have a more independent life style full of your own choices. I think a lot more muslims would comvert to Buddhism if they didn't feel so scared of being bullied by ignorant "culture" practices! Buddhism is not an annihilation religion and there is no almighty "god" figure etc, and so it would appeal to many people.
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I’ve always been interested in Buddhism and found that I agreed with the beliefs more and it made more sense to me than Islam. I decided to become a Buddhist now and have started meditating and find it has changed my life for the better. However, my parents are very strict Muslims and would disown me if they found out that I am no longer a Muslim. The problem is that it’s going to be difficult hiding my beliefs from my parents because I’ve given up eating meat but they’ll become suspicious if they see me no longer eating meat.

What do I do? I don’t want to have to eat meat so my parents don’t suspect me because I feel incredibly guilty and bad after consuming meat. I also don’t want to hurt my parents by having them find out that I no longer follow Islam. I feel so conflicted and don’t know what to do. I don’t want to disrespect my parents or hurt them.
do what your heart belives in, and wow we have such similiar situations. i got faith in bhuddism too its such a peaceful religion, when i look at the quran all i see are guidlines and rules. my parents are muslim but they believe im just losing imann and their honestly not to concerned. instead of asking ppl advice, meditate on this question and the universe will send you answers, thats usually what i do when i face a problem, Also your not disrespecting or hurting your parents by following what your heart desires. Parents can't expect their kid to follow the exact same ideoligies as them and become their mini me, can they? I see bhuddist monks walking through walls, teleporting through dimension, making things levitate. Mediation is really powerful. Also eating meat lowers your vibrations, so does watching porn, eating proccesed junk food, worrying, gossipping, . If you want to reach a deep state in medidtaion you gotta have high vibrations, plus you'll be more happy. Just some advice idk if you knew that or not
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I’ve always been interested in Buddhism and found that I agreed with the beliefs more and it made more sense to me than Islam. I decided to become a Buddhist now and have started meditating and find it has changed my life for the better. However, my parents are very strict Muslims and would disown me if they found out that I am no longer a Muslim. The problem is that it’s going to be difficult hiding my beliefs from my parents because I’ve given up eating meat but they’ll become suspicious if they see me no longer eating meat.

What do I do? I don’t want to have to eat meat so my parents don’t suspect me because I feel incredibly guilty and bad after consuming meat. I also don’t want to hurt my parents by having them find out that I no longer follow Islam. I feel so conflicted and don’t know what to do. I don’t want to disrespect my parents or hurt them.
also you ever watched VonTooCut on youtube, he gives advice on sprituality and bhuddist type stuff, and meditation. You should watch
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