Part 2...you will enjoy this
Once i arrived at the Masjid for Madrasa i was releived to finally be there, there were some brothers in the Madrasa part of the Masjid which you dont see very often unless their fathers of the children...
Today their was a brother putting away books in the room i was teaching in with another sister, ok so i may have looked at him once or twice and yes i may have smiled at him but it was a "oh these kids are so wonderful they make me smile, smile" not an "oh im smiling at you because i like you" and i literally looked at him maybe for a second as he was looking at me simple really harmless i would have thought lol well i thought wrong..
So by my actions did i make him perceive me to be a sister that wasnt pious, that dosent lower her gaze and goes around smililng at random brothers everyday well perhaps because what followed shocked me..
It was time to go and my mum was waiting to pickme up so i walked down the driveway to her car and jumped in, as we were driving off a sister who i had breifly said hello to earlier at madrasa was waving at me i was sure she wasnt talking to me so i looked around and their was no one else in sight so i realised she was talking to me so i jumped out of the car and walked upto her..she was bare foot so it seemed obvious she rushed out to talk to me, my first thought was that i had forgotton something..
But then she spoke...She started off by saying "sister i am so sorry i am so embarrassed" i was like ok whats wrong sister what happened and she opened her hand to reveal a small peice of folded up paper that looked like rubbish, she said a brother saw me in the masjid and asked her husband about you and my husband asked me to give you this, i am so embarresed sister im so sorry, i was soo shocked and told her please dont be embarrased..
I took the peice of paper out of her hand an had a look.. This is exactly what it said..
GIVE ME CALL
I AM ISMAIL
L 4 WIFE
I was horrified it was written so crudley on an old petrol station recepit
I said to the sister this is not the appropraite way a brother should have approach me and that i wouldnt be calling as i do not call men..
I was so upset because i felt cheap as though i was some hoochie he tried to pick up in a bar not a masjid..
Now after hearing my story what are your veiws do you think that because i smiled and looked in his direction that i showed myself to be not pious a sister not worthy of respect or was it simply that this brother didnt handle the situation as well as he could have..
Just so you know i was wearing full abaya so it wasnt like i was being provocative
Please share your views as i am perplexed...