Listening and understanding each other is how we grow as a people and a country

July 4, 2020
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Listening and understanding each other is how we grow as a people and a country

Listening and understanding each other is how we grow as a people and a country

“I was born and raised in Mobile. I want to be a doctor and was accepted into the early acceptance program at the University of South Alabama. My uncle is a cardiologist and I am inspired by him, but I am not sure which direction I will go. There is a misunderstanding of why Muslim women wear the scarf. Many women choose not to wear it. For the ones who do, it is a symbol of being proud of being a Muslim. I have had people tell me that it means I am from a different country and I am here to take their jobs. People have yelled at me in Walmart. I grew up with the comments and stares. It was hard, but it made me stronger, and I am thankful to live in this country. God doesn’t judge us by the color of our skin. He judges us by our hearts and our intentions.I have friends who aren’t Muslim, but they are like my sisters. There is a beautiful sense of love, understanding, and inclusion at South. If you have questions about the scarf of Islam, please ask. We are open and I love explaining what I believe. I will listen to what you believe too. Listening and understanding each other is how we grow together as people and a country.”

1 comment on “Listening and understanding each other is how we grow as a people and a country”

  1. Julie says:

    What a mature young lady – much more so than people much older than her. I would love to speak to you about your faith to better understand it. Understanding and communication are the only way to overcome our differences and we have so much to learn from each other.

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