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Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Show me your face!"

The other day when I was walking to the masjid, I noticed a car slowing down in the middle of the street. The street I was walking down rarely has cars driving on it since it's a back street. I shrugged it off and continued walking. I noticed the driver's window roll down and a woman was staring at me. I figured it was another person mesmerized by a niqaabi haha, so I continued walking. I turned and looked at the car and saw what seemed to be a Pakistani woman looking at me. I'm 95% sure she was Pakistani, if not, then she had to be Indian. She didn't say anything so I continued on my way. I thought I heard her grunt haha, but I kept going.

Finally I heard, "HELLO??"

Maybe she wanted to ask for directions. I went back towards her car.

Woman: Hello
Me: Hi
Woman: Hello
Me: ..Hi............
Woman: Uhhh, you are Muslim?
Me: Yeah..
Woman: Okay...
Me: Okay...
Woman: Can I see your face?
Me: ......................?
Woman: Can I see your face?
Me: What? Why?
Woman: Show me your face
Me: Not in the middle of the street
Woman: SHOW ME YOUR FACE!
Me: Bye..
Woman: Okay next time I pass you, you must show face!!!
Me: Whatever..
Woman: Okay
Me: Okay..

I backed away slowly and continue down the street. 2 blocks down I turn back and still see her parked in the middle of the street. What the heck? So weird! She must have been Muslim. There aren't that many non-Muslim Pakistanis in our area. Perhaps she thought she knew me. But she didn't say salaams... and she should have at least said, "Have you seen me before?" or " I think I've seen you before" or something like that. I don't think a non Muslim would just flat out ask that, especially a woman as gentle looking as her... except for the part when she got loud with me to show my face! lol

31 comments:

Nur said...

Haha
what a freak thing... i imagine the moment and i cant avoid to laugh!...
"shooow me your facee!"
next time what she will do if u dont ??
:D

Anonymous said...

sooo strange! she must be muslm, only muslims talk to each other like that lolz.. but still very awkard situation

hadah said...

assalamualaikum, tat was so strange and weird.she must be real crazy when saying that. i dont understand whats wrong with the non muslims who completely find us the hijabis or niqabis really weird. luckily she never throw you any nasty comments.

Majda said...

Well that's odd to say the least...

Salma said...

how strange is that. i love hearing about odd niqabi encounters though, so thanks for sharing ;)

Empress Anisa said...

WTH??? You should've started yelling at her when she demanded to see your face, "let me see yours!"- confuse her and walk away... lol

M.J. said...

lmao whoa!! run awayyyy

Megan said...

Sounds like a nutcase to me! Although I've had people ask to see my face when I wear niqab, but not as crazily as that.

Mona said...

That has got to be the weirdest most random encounter ever!

~ Muhasabah ~ said...

What is that women thinking about?

Candice said...

How rude!

Aalia said...

*rofl* ooommmgg!!

Lisa said...

I was scared for you just reading this! Who knows who she is or why she demanded it? And honestly, what's the problem anyhow? I know plenty of niqaabis who I instinctively recognize without seeing their face. The eyes don't lie.

I would have slipped away calling out, no I will not violate sunnah for you. Love you!

Al-Ghariba - The Stranger said...

lol

Habayeb said...

"Only muslims talk to each other like that"...uhhh what?

Seriously, some thing must be up.Was there any1 else in the car with her? lol id have just said None of ur business!

PerplxinTexan♥ said...

bahwahhahahah!

I think she was Muslim too. Usually other Muslims do this sort of ignorant thing especially considering you were near the masjid, she was a woman, and Pakistani.

usually complete strangers are far too intimated to make such demands

...unless they're high

Summy said...

LOL i agree perplexin!! i think she was a muslim too... but her approach was really rude!

Flifla said...

as salam aleykoum

psycho alert !

becarfull people are crazy
she said next time so she will come back ?! if she come she is psycho and then run lol
may Allah protects u ameen

Lexicala Complicata said...

subhanAllah!

whoa definitely a muslim!

Anonymous said...

i dont get all these people getting freaked out. i think she's just speaking weird and not a physical threat. i'm sure if you sensed something you would not have even talked to her... pretty funny though otherwise hahah

ZeZe said...

Aww that is so rude. She should at least respect you coz you wear a niqab. Must be an Indian coz Indians here where I live are really rude and no manners.

minty said...

what a wacko... hmm i have to say i would tell her to do one!.. hmmm i know not very islamic but it gets my point across..

Anonymous said...

There are crazies everywhere. Just be careful, it sounds like she wants to make trouble for you.

Juveria said...

Please, she sounds like a fob! Not in a bad way, I think she's harmless, this is just how they oddly behave. Don't get offended, my parents are lovable fobs themselves lmao

Mrs. H said...

WEIRD. Was your heart racing when she said that? My heart races when I am encountered like that. Soooo funny though.

eyes serene said...

Assalamu alaikom,
Yup, I vote for the oddest random encounter ever, too. How utterly bizarre!

Boxie said...

hahah thats just funny and weird.

Anonymous said...

L-O-L. this is like the funniest muslimah blog entry i have come across hands down. thanks for the laugh. and LOL again at the fob comment. salaams

um almujahid said...

... some people are such weirdos!! lol!

Sabrina said...

LOL this is exactly why i don't openly discuss my desiness with anyone! so shameful lol

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