so this morning my lecturer once again mentioned my name when explaining something. he normally started the class by giving some questions to the students as attendance. however today, out of the blue he asked something different.
do you believe in science? and, do you believe in religion? give reasons to your answer.
i was quite surprised for him to ask such question as we all know very well that majority of the japanese do not believe in religion. how did i answer to this question? hurm... it's a secret. heheh... as i had to write in japanese, i hope he could understand well what i tried to convey in the small paper.
anyway, after he collected the paper back, he said something about people and religion. as i have thought, he mentioned my name about being a muslim. he also mentioned about ramadan and how we all have to control ourself from eating. but~ he actually got the facts wrong when he said we have to fast for about 2 weeks?? and we have to be home during this period?? eh... bukan la sensei~! it should be a month. and it also doesn't matter where we are during ramadan, we can always fast anywhere. however, i did not want to embarrass him in front of everybody else that i just smiled. and half laughing actually. (dont get me wrong, i felt like laughing because ----> budak2 lab ramai minta nak balik malaysia time puasa dalam 2 minggu camtu sebab nak raya jugak. sebab tu kot? hahahah)
but i was also quite surprised that after the class, a lot of my friends had asked me about ramadan and how thay had known about our lecturer's mistake. so they know that we have to fast for one month. (rupenye dorang pun hampir tergelak time sensei cakap 2 minggu... so i wasn't the only one... ;P) oh, they also know that we have to fast till the sun goes down. wow! amazing huh? how they actually know about the facts though themselves do not have faith in any religion. kagum~~ =)
anyway, i hope one day i can really tell them about what islam is all about. at least i am happy that they do not hold any grudge or have any negative view against islam. alhamdulillah....