By Amal Ahmed

One of the first rules we learn about interacting with other people is that some questions are off limits. Age, weight, income and other personal information are all taboo. You just can’t ask strangers, or sometimes even a friend, about these things.

What about religion?

When I started wearing the hijab, or head scarf, 31/2 years ago, I realized that it is a highly visible sign that I am a Muslim. It attracts a lot of questions from strangers and friends alike. Some questions are complimentary, some inquisitive and some rather blunt. [Read more…]