Most Muslim; well, all Muslims have been stereotyped and tagged as special species. This really is not the case. We’re normal Indians just like any other clan! Here are 10 things that every Indian Muslim will definitely relate to!
1. We don’t eat Biryani for every meal
Sure, we love our Biryani and there’s nothing more comforting than a plateful of fragrant mutton biryani; but we eat normal Indian food like our Hindu brothers on most days.
2. We don’t have ‘terrorist’ WhatsApp groups
Like seriously, people need to stop equating Muslims and terrorists; we don’t have WhatsApp groups with ‘terrorist people’ we ‘know’. This needs to stop.
3. All Muslim women don’t wear Burqas
Our religion gives us women the choice of wearing the Burqa or not. It is not a compulsion and women aren’t bound by the religion to wear Burqas.
4. All Muslim women aren’t oppressed
The way people showcase Muslim girls and women to be oppressed by their elders and male counterpart is an absolutely wrong notion. People need to understand that most of us lead a free and independent life, where our fathers support our choices.
5. Incest isn’t as prevalent
Marrying among our cousins is a personal choice and religion has nothing to do with it. Not all Muslims practice this.
6. Multiple marriages isn’t common
People need to get over with this facet of Muslim’s lives and understand that marrying more than once is a person’s own choice which has nothing to do with religion.
7. We’re pretty neutral people
We don’t have an inclination for people friendly with other Muslims. As long as you are decent to us, we’re your people.
8. We don’t want to convert your religion
Believe me, that’s the last thing that we want. We respect all religions equally and have no special likings.
9. Green is not our favourite colour
It really isn’t. Most of us abhor green.
10. We don’t love Pakistan
We’re all Indians! <3