I thought Islam was very different from my belief system until I became friends with a Muslim. Sara was my roommate in college. At first, her manner of dressing made her look remote and different to me, but a chance conversation about going to the mall‚Äôs sale day changed all that. We went together and found out that we liked the same colors and styles of clothes. We even bought the same accessories. After a while, we agreed to eat dinner together. I learned that there were certain food she couldn‚Äôt eat because of her religion, so we agreed to eat in the foodcourt where there were a lot of food choices. It was a such happy time and I discovered that Sara is not so different after all.