Name: Hassan Khan

Hassan, champion 'Breaking Bad' watcher.

Hassan, champion ‘Breaking Bad’ watcher.

Age: 19

Nationality: Pakistani-Canadian

Occupation: Student and volunteer

Relationship with Islam

I consider myself very involved with Islam spiritually, culturally, etc. I always try and emulate my actions on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and the Quran.

Tell us about your major achievements

I finished watching all of Breaking Bad in one week.

What are you passionate about?

Sleeping! I LOVE sleeping. I love the feeling you get when you wake up by yourself without an alarm clock.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?

5-10 years older, with a great job – still fighting off my parents urges to get me married off.

You can have anyone over for dinner. Who do you choose?

Apart from the obvious answer (Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him), I’d choose , Hazrat Abu Bakr [the first Caliph of the Islamic world] because he was one of the first Muslims and has the highest level of faith in the entire Islamic Ummah [community].

How do your friends feel about your Islamness?

Whoa, first time I heard that word before, kudos! I guess they’re fine with it and don’t have a problem (I am very good with words so I would just make fun of them until they cry if they said anything).

Being Muslim seems to mean that you’re either an ‘extremist’ or ‘moderate’. How do these labels affect you?

I don’t understand why Muslims are broken into sects. If you follow the true religion of Islam then you’re a Muslim – you are not an extremist or moderate. Both of those terms imply that you either take things out of context or you leave out some teachings.

Best experience as a Muslim?

Best experience is always in Ramadan when standing in Taraweeh at night and then fijr prayer in the morning; nothing can take away that feeling.


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