Just curious for those of you whose SO lives in the Middle East, what is the regular time you talk to him/her?
We have a set time for 7pm each night but I feel sooooooooooooooooooooooo bad that he has to be up at that hour!!! Luckily he doesn't start work until like 1pm so he does get "some" sleep. I have asked him to make it every other day (thought it would KILL me), but he insists on at least hearing my voice each day.
Firstly I can understand how someone would take offense though it is soooooo sooooo hard to understand what a person's intent is on the internet since there is no facial expression or vocal tone on these threads. I kind of think if I commented that I've seen tons and tons of Christians sleeping around and not ever going to church and asked if that is part of Christianity, people would get offended.
If you see people with tight jeans on and a scarf on their head, who knows what their intent is. Maybe they used to dress a heck of a lot worse before they became Muslim and this is like step 5 in their progression of becoming more modest, maybe they grew up muslim and don't wanna wear the scarf at all but just throw the thing on 'cause their parents make them and they wear the tight jeans out of protest. Only way to find out for sure is to stop and ask them. There is no uniform for muslims to wear, it's all an individual thing and I can't judge why this one does this or that one does that. That is for Allah to do at the end of their life and for them to answer for when they are being judged. What I think doesn't matter in the end.
Hope that helps and if you truly want info on Islam, I've learned the hard way that here is not the place to ask. There are tons of helpful sites out there and Rhama is our resident internet link queen so I'm sure she or others could lend a helping hand in pasting some links. The Idiot's Guide to Islam is a good place to start. It's an easy read and is what got me intrigued about the religion when I first started researching it.