بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I have been called an "Extremist" three time's in the past 6months!
SubhnAllah. And worst of all they were all Muslims! It really shows the influence of the Kuffar and the way society as a whole has effected our mindset. So here are the reasons why I got called that...
1, I looked more deeply into the history of Valentines Day and found out its origins are from a disgusting pagan ritual =0. And I didn't want to practice such a holiday. Even though it completely s transformed over the centuries from what it used to be. I still find no point, it's just a way for hallmark and companies to take advantage of people's "love". && If you truly love someone show them that everyday not just take them out one day out of the year lol.
Their Response, "I think this is too extreme everyone needs to stop over thinking everything. If I'm going look at the history behind everything i enjoy its just going to depress me. no thank"
2, I was talking to my friend about wearing the Niqab and what they they about it. While differant schools of thought differ on whether its "Wajib" or optional. I think its optional and a act of worship to get closer to Allah. And If you feel like there's still fitna when you wear the Hijab and you want to protect your modesty than it's very encourage to wear it. [ I don't wear niqab but just my opinion about it (: maybe one day.]
Their Response, "That's too extreme, just wear a long shirt and loose fitting pants. Not the kind your drowning in but that looks good and fits properly. And In places like Yemen it's more of a cultural thing, women wear the niqab because everyone else does. As soon as they get on the airplane they take it off =0!!!