stick with the yanks, whilst loads of em may claim to hate muslims, thats only a tiny extremist minority, theyre mostly an uneducated lot that need educating about foreign cultures, and are really friendly and generally pretty cool once you get to know them.
Qatar, however, is still my all time fav country because its rich and muslim but not a cultural sell out like a certain emirate in the UAE..
There is no calamity greater than ignorance.
إذا لم يعنك الله فيما تريده فليس لمخلوق إليه سبيلٌ
و إن هو لم يرشدك في كل مسلك ضللت و لو ان السِّماكَ دَلِيل
Businesses should recruit more young, unemployed Britons rather than taking on migrant workers, the work and pensions secretary said on Friday.
Iain Duncan Smith said more than half of the new jobs created in Britain over the last year went to foreign nationals.
One of the British government's key strategies in its drive to cut "painfully high" unemployment is to get immigration under control so that British workers face less competition for jobs from migrants, Duncan Smith said.
But he called on businesses to play their part by giving jobs to unemployed British youths rather than recruiting labour from abroad.
is there any difference in your recommendations to do hijra or not if the person involved is young versus retired and older?
if you are older, it might make more sense to move to Muslim country if you are living on savings or pension, then you don't have to work in foreign environment and can just do ibada?
Nomadic saab....you mention turkey? Try getting a job in Turkey with a beard. Newzeland and Malaysia have their fare share of problems. UK is a lot better than these countries in my own humble opinion. For a white guy UAE and Qatar are very good Wolf Man. Same as Saudi Arabia. As a white man you will get respect so don't worry. Your presence could be a form of dawah to the people.
Since white Western people are highly respected in those areas, we should use them to promote Sufism ( Islamic spirituality) in those countries. I mean , our dawah brothers in the West should encourage the white Muslim brothers to be well trained in Tasawwuf ( Islamic spirituality ) . Then if they come to the Gulf countries , they can promote Tasawwuf to the local and other arabs !!
Sadly, at present, most of the white revert brothers in the West fall in the hands of Salafi brothers !!
The real foundation of any Islamic movement is its spirituality. If the spiritual base gets
corrupted, the whole movement will collapse sooner or later.
....sorry am asking it on this thread, does UAE in general discriminate on the beard when it comes to jobs??
It is not due to a lack of spirituality. It is a huge social phenomen even prevailent amongst some people of taswuff. It would require indepth analysis. The best means of countering this on a large scale in my humble opinion is 1 of 2 things. 1. Revert shaykhs coming to gulf. 2. Revert brothers joining tabligh work and showing practically that we muslims are 1.
I think the best solution would be some grandscale tabligh jamaat effort. This is the only way of eradicating the problem in my opinion.