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How might following Islam, in Britain affect an individual's lifestyle and the lifestyle of a Muslim community?

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How might following Islam, in Britain affect an individual's lifestyle and the lifestyle of a Muslim community? Islam is the second biggest religion in the world. In Britain there is about 1.5 million British Muslims that live around the country. Living in Britain will have a great impact on their culture and traditions. This essay will focus on the Islamic culture and how living in Britain might affect a Muslims everyday life. In Muslim culture men and women are equally worth spiritually. So, women should work along men and try to learn the knowledge and skills. However, women should be made comfortable therefore they cover their legs, arms and head. They usually cover their heads with a scarf or veil. This is called wearing a hijab and it indicated modesty in clothing and behaviour. ...read more.

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For example, the blood of the animal has to be drained out; a special prayer including the name of Allah has to be said while it is being killed. They also cannot eat any meat from pigs. In some parts of the country there might not be halal butchers, which can create problems for Muslims. This is one of the reasons why most Muslims group together in one area where this facility can be provided. Sometimes going to restaurants might limit their choice in meals; for example they can mostly only have vegetarian meals. Drinking alcohol is an issue as well, especially in young Muslims lives. Having a drink is called a Haram; this means that it is not allowed. ...read more.

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This is another reason why Muslim communities tend to live in one area. On the other hand, there are some Muslims that live quite far away from mosques, which could possibly mean they have to travel quite far away to get to a mosque. This can also be quite expensive therefore limiting the amount of times they visit the mosque. British Muslims have many difficulties in their everyday live. Living in a mainly catholic society can affect a Muslims life, as he might face discrimination and cultural clash due to their different ways of clothing and different culture. I think that Muslims have come a long way and they are slowly integrating in the British society. However, they must be given a chance and people need to start to be more understanding and aware of their needs and traditions. ...read more.

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