Thought for the day
Many years ago I lived in Brussels. Among other nationalities, there were Turks, North Africans and Iranians.
While there was usually nothing remarkable about the clothing the men wore, the women almost wore distinctive clothing that marked them as Turk, North African or Iranian.
The same was true in the UK. However, things are changing.
Many young Muslim women are adopting styles of head covering their mothers and grandmothers never wore.
New fashions are emerging which are distinctly Muslim but not associated with any particular national heritage.
This is all part of the rise of a truly British Muslim population.
For many the land of their parents is not in any sense home. Clothing that says “I am from Pakistan” no longer meets their need.
They grow up acquainted with secular culture, agnostics and atheists but very few have meaningful friendships with real Christians.
Prayer for the day
Lord give me (more) British Muslim friends!
Watch this clip from the BBC - 7 questions British Muslims are tired of hearing.
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