Hello! I am Shaadiya Al-Amrika, which is a name that I choose for myself. I learned that Shaadiya means "Sing" and I sing, a lot, and that "Al-Amrika" means from America, which is where I am from. Ple...
Hello! I am Shaadiya Al-Amrika, which is a name that I choose for myself. I learned that Shaadiya means "Sing" and I sing, a lot, and that "Al-Amrika" means from America, which is where I am from. Please correct me if I am wrong. My other name, which I prefer not to use, is Crystal. I honestly don't like my birth name since its often called a stripper name (which it is a very popular stripper name) or I am called Crystal Meth (as in the drug) since my last name starts with M.
I am learning about a bunch of religions as I try to find the one that is right for me. I have felt a stronger pull to Islam than to others, but I know hardly anything about it. So I decided that the best way to learn would be to find a social site for Muslims and to ask them about it. If anyone knows other sites where I can learn more, then that would be of great help and you have my thanks in advanced. If anyone knows where there is an audio version of the Quran, that would also be of help. (I have a reading disorder and I apologize if any of this is improper grammar or comes off wrong).
I also live in Whitney Point, NY and would love to meet Muslims who are near me and are willing to teach me or are willing to take me to their mosque so that I may learn more. The family I live with are Roman Catholic and would not approve if they knew of my interest in Islam and would even try to stop me from learning if they knew. (My mother supports Trump's ban on Muslims entering the country, to give you an idea on who my parents are).
I can be rather shy in real life and am a bit socially awkward, but I like helping people and learning more about others. I meow when I don't know how to respond, it is a coping mechanism that I learned for dealing with my social awkwardness. I am slowly overcoming it, so please forgive me if I randomly meow at you. I know its weird and awkward, and so is this whole rant of mine. I am rambling, I am sorry.
I always found the Hijab to be beautiful, but was too afraid to wear it for fear of offending someone or for being harassed for wearing one. Since I have not fully dedicated myself to Islam yet, I do not know if it would be OK for me to wear one.
I am currently religiously confused and am seeking guidance. Since I only have myself to guide me right now, I opted to start everywhere. Which is why I like to read and learn about all the religions that I can. So, any info on any religion would be of use to me. The only ones that I am not interested in is Christianity and Judaism. I come from a Christian background and had a Jewish uncle. Christianity pushed me away from it cause it perched love, but the community only hated. Judaism just never held interest for me at all. I read things about it and listened to my uncle talk about it, but it struck me as a more watered down version of Christianity. I harbor no hate for either, though, and have no problem with anyone believing in either.
The religions I have studied so far include Buddhism, Shintoism, Wicca, Druidism, and Hinduism.
I believe in love and currently my only laws are to love and not to harm. I love people. I love to help people. If someone pointed a gun at me, then I would feel bad that his life was so horrible that he felt that it was necessary to point a gun at me. I would also ask him what is wrong and how I can help him. I like to volunteer, so if anyone knows of any volunteer work in my area, then I would love to help with it. I made an oath to myself to remain a virgin and not to date so that I may dedicate myself more to others and their needs.
However, I like to make friends and to do fun things with them, like watch movies and play card games like Force of Will. I do not gamble nor do I do drugs.
I am allergic to Gluten, so I cannot drink or eat anything that has wheat, barely, MSG, or rye in it. Most alcohol has my allergy in it, so I normally do not drink. I only drink on holidays or special occasions.
I am sorry this is so long, but I wanted to introduce myself a bit more clearly than I did in my profile.