It is quite challenging when all of your friends and family are Christians and I seem to be the only Muslim. A lot of their practices and beliefs are different from mine. But I have been taught not to sever ties with family and friends and to tolerate others as long as I am not compromising my own beliefs, and values.
My biggest test was when my mom asked that I join them to church last Sunday. I had to go since I didn’t want her to be sad or upset. I did not make the sign of the cross nor take communion. I directed all my prayers to God, and whenever I heard something that do not agree with what we Muslims believe in, I say La Ilaha Illallah.
The mass ended and I didn’t have a heavy heart. In fact, I felt good because I still was able to worship Allah, and I did it with my family. Allah made it so easy for me. Alhamdullilah.