Why do we allow ourselves to judge people base on their appearance? Why do I get scolded everytime Razak Sapian sees me? Why do people assume?
Because it's convenient.
Our society is failing their utmost basic task in this universe: to connect. Instead of studying, embracing and loving the uniqueness of fellow homosapiens, we tend to allow ourselves to only communicate with those who we thought are in sync with our sense of comformity. This conversation took place in a lecturer office yesterday:
Lecturer: Do you know why you are here?
Your clothes. Your baju. Your hair. Your, your appearance.
What about my appearance?
It's unIslamic. You tell me why...
I covered my aurah so the matter of my appearance being unIslamic shouldn't be in question. I follow UIA dress code. I'm wearing a collared shirt and proper shoes. There's nothing unIslamic about my appearance.
Afiq, let me ask you something. You black metal ke? Punk?
I don't understand...
Why are you wearing all black?
Because I want to. It's not against the rule. Why are you wearing a suit and slacks.
Because I'm a professional. You are potraying an unIslamic image when you wear all black. Blackmetals pakai baju seluar hitam.
People who commit white collar crimes and killed millions by their crimes wear suits and slacks.
Great responsible people also wear suits and slacks, not only crooks.
Great responsible people also wear all black, not only black metals.
What are you trying to tell me?
It's more convenient to judge based on our appearance. It's convenient for you to think that I'm a bad apple based on my clothes. And there's nothing unIslamic about wearing black. There is no Hadith nor Ayat that implies that wearing black is a sin. There is also no concensus of Ulamas on my fashion sense. When you tell me that what I'm wearing is unIslamic, you're basically subjecting yourself to blasphemy.
You may leave.
I've been summoned to offices mostly because of my clothes which doesn't make sense because punyalah ramai orang sini pakai baju hitam. Not only me apa! Sheesh...
But since the lecturer who called me in listened to what I said and didn't refute anything solely based on anger, I'll make a small change.
Tomorrow, I'll shave my moustache.
I hope he's happy!