How Some of the Muslims at My Masjid Almost Turned Me Away From Islam

Written by Saman Aamer | Published on: July 21, 2018

Attending Sunday school at my local masjid (mosque) was a prominent part of my childhood. My family is not particularly religious, so my Islamic foundation depended on Sunday school. I also met some of my closest friends there.


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However, the masjid introduced me to many judgmental adults that I hoped would inspire others rather than degrade them. Ultimately, this behavior turned people away from Islam. Even as a five year old, I felt anxious around people at the masjid because I never knew if I was doing something wrong. My friends decided to give a name to Muslims who gossip about and shame other Muslims: The Haram Police.

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