After watching 30 days, the Muslim episode, it really opened my eyes. I learned quite a few things. So I decided take a walk in a Muslim’s shoes just like the Christian man did. When I think about it, I could do 30 days living as and among the Muslim culture and lifestyle. It most likely would be a struggle for me to get used to.
I’d have a difficult time praying to another god because I also grew up in a catholic family. Even though I don’t follow the catholic lifestyle anymore, I still view God as the one true God. I didn’t know that it’s all one God that we all pray to, so we’re not all that different. I could deal with wearing the clothing that the women wear. But I don’t agree with how its frowned upon for the women to not be allowed to expose any skin besides face and hands.
As the man lived amongst a Muslim neighborhood, he also practiced many things. He learned how to speak the holy language and how to read the Quran, their holy book. I’d probably have hard time learning to read, write and speak Muslim but with practice I could accomplish these goals. Part of the Muslim religion was praying which occurred five times a day, which I’d be perfectly find doing because I wouldn’t want to offend their culture.
Along with the religious customs, you are not allowed to consume alcohol or eat pork. I could deal with that rule very easily and wouldn’t be hard to adjust to. I found it interesting that Muslims bless animals before slaughtering them for consumption. I’d probably just become a vegetarian in the end. The hardest thing for me to deal with would have to be is being away from my family for a month, also having the feeling of loss and not belonging.