Tom Facchine – Minute with a Muslim #166 – Born Muslim Converts

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses how people of their own ethnicity are not as experienced as they were in their religion, and how they are being treated differently by the system. They express frustration that people of their own ethnicity are not being treated with the same degree of attention as their counterparts.
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somebody said that they wished that Muslims had as much patience for each other than they do for new converts or people who are considering becoming Muslims. And that's, that's really true. That's really a great point. We can't assume much of anything anymore just because your name is Mohammed or I should, just because your family comes from a part of the world that's considered part of the Muslim world. We've had people that have lived under communism for decades who have had their religion completely stamped out. They don't know anything about their religion, right. And I've talked with people from, you know, the stands in Central Asia, from the Balkans, different places

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across the world. And they'd be like, I feel like a convert. Some people will tell you, I feel closer to conference than I feel to people of my own ethnicity, right? Because they've gone through that same process. And that's humbling, you know, for every kind of practicing Masjid going Muslim to hold off judgment a little bit, because you don't know where people are coming from. These are complicated days, probably n times, right? And so you know, you see somebody and you might assume that they have a certain level of knowledge and familiarity with the religion but in reality, you find that they don't that some people genuinely are starting over from zero, those things the

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scholars said in the books were literally right, the things that everybody knows, some of those things are not known by necessity anymore, and that needs to color sort of the way that we're reading people and inform how we're going to treat and respond to people when they come to us and we interact with them.

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