Sometimes I'm passing by a non-Muslim, and I see them doing something haram. I usually get this weird feeling (I bet it's from the Shaytaan) that I can't do what they are doing. I mean, it is tempting, but it is for our own good. If it's something like listening to music, I sometimes want to join them. But then I remember: mUsIc IS HARAM!!! So I stop myself from that tempting urge to move to the beat.
Or maybe they are a bunch of dudes sitting and savoring a candy with gelatin in it. My stomach grumbles, "GeLaTiN is HARAM!".
When we go off to a beach somewhere, we see women showing off their tans, wearing extremely revealing bikinis. I stand not so close to them, wearing my hijab and Abayah. And guess what? They stare at ME! I mean, sometimes we are the more attractive ones in America! (Well technically it IS my fault for coming to a beach with "haram people"!) Well anyway, I can't swim because the men are there, staring at us, wondering why the pop I'm not wearing a swimming suit!
What makes me most comfortable living here in America, is that I know that I have stronger faith than what they think I have (hence, I am very humble.. :) ), my head is kept high, and that in Jannah Insha'Allah, we will do whatever we want to do! (The HaRaM will be HaLaL again!!)