Are you afraid of going to study in a non-Muslim country because you think you are going to lose your identity as a Muslim? Some Muslim students may naively answer “Yes” to this question. Because they think they will live in a totally different world that may not be very friendly with them when they reside and study in a non-Muslim country. This makes sense if they have no knowledge of the country they will visit. They may wonder if they can still eat rice, vegetables and fruits with which they are familiar during their stay in the desired country. And the most serious question that can be asked is: Can I be a Muslim practicing in a non-Muslim country? This question can tickle the minds of many Muslim students who are about to study in a non-Muslim country. The answer to this question is in you. You can be a practicing Muslim wherever you are if you claim to be one. There is no one who can force you to be or not to be a practicing Muslim. Being a practicing Muslim requires discipline. If you can impose self-discipline, you can be a practicing Muslim wherever you are. You can download JumaMubarak gifs Just in one click.
The most difficult problem for a practicing Muslim traveling to a non-Muslim country is related to the lack of halal food, the food that Muslims can eat. Practicing Muslims cannot eat foods that are not halal according to Islamic rules. As for halal food, you can get it easily if you live in a city where there is a Muslim community. When there is a Muslim community, there is usually a halal meat shop where you can buy halal meat or halal chicken. If there is no halal shop, a nearby mosque usually provides the Muslim community with halal and halal chicken supplies purchased from the nearest halal food supplier. In Washington, D.C. and in the neighboring states of Virginia and Maryland, you can find plenty of halal meats and groceries. It is an advantage to live in a big city for international Muslim students.
If you go to university with a large number of Muslim students, you will usually find an Islamic center where Muslim students gather for daily prayers or Fridays for Friday prayers. This center is usually equipped with a small library that provides many copies of the Holy Book of Al Qur’an and other Islamic books and library materials. There are two very familiar places for the practice of Muslim students on campus, namely a university library and an Islamic center. As a Muslim student, I had no difficulty fulfilling the obligations of my religion during my university years at the Catholic University of America in Washington. We had an association of Muslim students and we had the right to use a special room to do our prayer. In conclusion, I can say that it is not the place, but yourself that determines whether or not you want to continue to be a practicing Muslim.