10 Signs You’re Definitely at a Muslim’s House

Every house has a different style. Some people like to have it all clean and tidy, while others prefer to live in a mess. Still there are always a few resemblances according to your own personal interests. Gamers will have all sorts of videogames, fashion girls and boys are known for their extraordinary wardrobes, people who love to cook have a whole assortment of cooking stuff, and Muslims, well, they do have their specific things too. Here are 10 signs you’re definitely at a Muslim’s house.

1. There’s a line of shoes at the door or right in front of the carpet.


Most Muslim parents are pretty strict when it comes to this.

2. Prayer mats, prayer mats everywhere.


Prepared to pray, anywhere!

3. Al-Jazeera is on, at the highest volume.


No one knows why.

4. You’ll spot a frame with Arabic letters somewhere in the living room.


Don’t worry, it’s mostly Quranic verses or other religious texts.

5. You’ll hear “Allahou Akbar” when you don’t expect it.


You know, like the regular phone conversations.

6. There’s a small bucket in the bathroom or toilet.


It’s to wash yourself before prayer.

7. You might not see it, but there’s a Quran somewhere in the house.

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No need to look for it though.

8. The clock screams in Arabic five times a day.

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It’s just the call to prayer.

9. You’re offered food, even when you say you’re full.


Just take it.

10. People whisper in Arabic before they eat.


It’s a Muslim thing.

But most importantly, you’re welcome any time! 


Written by Mvslim


In the mixed society we live today, we went looking for the ideal platform for Muslims. And of course, we didn’t find it. So we made one ourselves.

  • smartalek

    In another lifetime, I used to do audio/video home installs for a living.
    Never (to my knowledge) did so in a Muslim home.
    But there was an easy way to tell whether I was working in a Christian home or a Jewish home:
    If they offered me a drink (always alcoholic, not a soda), it was a Christian residence.
    If they offered me something to eat, it was Jewish.
    Absolutely foolproof, 100% reliable.
    Interesting, and more than a bit ironic — though hardly surprising — to see that Muslim hospitality appears to be more similar to Jewish than to goyishe (Christian) manners.

    • Jane

      *Hindu, I’m always offered tea and biscuits(cookies) and fruit to take home like apples and oranges. Btw, the hot tea is OMG Fabulous!!!
      *Jewish, a glass (not plastic) of water or bottle of water.
      *Muslim, water
      *Jehovah witness, water
      *Catholic, water or soda.
      *Holy Roller, yes they really do exist! Water
      *Christian, nothing. I get asked if I’m “saved” a LOT!!! I smile quietly and nod. [I secretly want to ask, Can’t you tell by how I carry myself? My behavior?] Yet in Today’s society I would be embarrassed to be associated with the Judeao Christian churches. [Truth does sting a bit]
      *Baptists, water bottle or a glass of tea. Great ice tea!
      *Wiccan, anything from the frig, they open the door and ask me. I normally answer “A bottle of water would be great! Thank you.”
      *Mennonites, glass or bottle of water.
      *Native American Indian, water.
      I do a lot of driving! So if offered something to drink, water is my choice! 😊

  • boville

    Shoes at the entry door? Actually, here in Minnesota where the vast majority of folks are Christian, people routinely remove their shoes/boots upon entering another’s home. In fact it is considered proper for people to ask “should I remove my shoes?” before entering. Or, if the host/hostess asks you to remove them, you should always comply with the request. Perhaps we learned that from Muslims? Well, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if that is true. 🙂