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"I am a student at The Ohio State University in America. I have been trying to find some answers on the internet and I just can't find anything.

There is a class about Islamic studies. I am in the class across the hall. Everyday I see a Muslim woman go into that class that I am very attracted to. She has always been covered up, but has a very beautiful face.

She came to class the other day for the first time NOT covered up. She was dressed in tight fitting clothes and has beautiful hair. After class, I was walking back to my car. If you go out the side door, there is a short cut path that leads to the parking lot where we park our cars.

There was a Muslim man, I think it was her boyfriend but I'm not sure. He was yelling and screaming at her until he saw me coming and then he left. She was crying and I asked her if she was OK. She told me yes and I walked her to the cafeteria.

I told her that if he physically abuses her in any way, to let me know and I will call the authorities. In America, it is a law that you cannot hit somebody. I have heard that if a Muslim woman exposes herself in public, that a man can hit her?

Is this true? When Muslims are in America, what trumps, American law or Muslim law?

If they understand our laws and don't want to live by them, why do they come here?

I am not a violent person, I believe in peace. BUT, if I see ANY man hit a WOMAN who is smaller and can't defend herself, I will step in to defend her ANYTIME!

Any information would be helpful. And please don't tell me to mind my own business. AGAIN, anytime a woman is being mistreated and I am around, it is my strong belief to defend her no matter what and to call the police."

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I think you are right and need to be complimented for your heroic act Inshaa Allaah.

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BRIEF BIO Shaikh Shafayat was born, in Trinidad, West Indies, where he attended College etc.. Due to his multi-faith and cultural upbringing, he was awarded a scholarship to become a Christian Minister. In 1975 he went to India to study Islam and became the first student from the Caribbean and North America to have enrolled in Darul Uloom Deoband, which is the largest and oldest Islamic Institute in India. In addition to graduating as a Qaari and Islamic Scholar, he also did a course in Journalism and established the Al Hikmat Muslim Magazine, plus he produced many television and radio programs in Trinidad and Florida USA. In 1983 he founded the National Muslim Sports League of Trinidad and Tobago, which established the Islamic Home for Children. He is the Founder/Principal of Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines Florida and the first Muslim to become President of the Interfaith Council of South Florida in the year 2002. He organized and conducted many Christian / Muslim / Jewish Dialogues in Churches, Synagogues and Islamic Centers in the U.S.A.. Shaikh Shafayat was the first Muslim to represent Islam at a Florida State Faith Summit, held at the Capitol Building with Gov. Jeb Bush in the year 2000. He is a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award from NCCJ (a national interfaith organization) and a recipient of the Peacemaker Award from St. Thomas University in Miami. For many years he lectured on Islam and terrorism to Pembroke Pines Police of South Florida and other Law Enforcement Officers. He lectures throughout the U.S.A. and worldwide on Islam, Interfaith Issues and Cultural Diversity.

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