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  • Linkdeutscher
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    We are all as Paki as it gets Paki.

  • Abu julaybeeb
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    paki paki paki

  • Abu 'Abdullaah
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    Originally posted by Abu julaybeeb View Post
    Your such a paki
    Why do you always have to be so offensive? Why not just write the proper word? It's 'You're.'

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  • ZeeshanParvez
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    Originally posted by Saif-Uddin View Post

    hmmm....

    Seems like a personal generalisation
    For the sake of fairness it seems that you belong to the high context culture when we look at the amount things you come up with from a mere question someone asks you.

    Btw don't let the word high in high context fool you into thinking that belonging to such a culture is a good thing... : )

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  • ZeeshanParvez
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    Originally posted by Saif-Uddin View Post

    hmmm....

    Seems like a personal generalisation
    Not really. There are numerous studies on the subject. I would direct you to them but we have seen how your reading comprehension is below par and those studies would be tough for you to comprehend

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  • Saif-Uddin
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    Originally posted by Abu julaybeeb View Post
    i think asian culture has been spoiled by mushrikeen and jahl
    Thats true,

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  • Saif-Uddin
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    Originally posted by ZeeshanParvez View Post
    They take your words to mean more than they are...

    Asians fall under high context while Westerners are low context

    The latter take your word more at face value without reading too much into it

    Explains why Asians read so much into what you say...
    hmmm....

    Seems like a personal generalisation

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  • Abu julaybeeb
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    i think asian culture has been spoiled by mushrikeen and jahl

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  • Fakhri
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    True. Unless I'm mistaken, Paki means or is related to the word 'pure', so technically being called a Paki would be... A compliment? Obviously, when it's used with the racist intent it becomes something else, but I have to admit I've always thought it's a bit like a person from Scotland being called a 'scot'.

  • Indefinable
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    Originally posted by LailaTheMuslim View Post
    Honestly I didn't want to say this, but some cultures are like that. Its not good, its not good to be involved with what doesn't concern you from an Islamic perspective.
    It can be annoying.

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  • Abu julaybeeb
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    Your such a paki

  • LailaTheMuslim
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    Honestly I didn't want to say this, but some cultures are like that. Its not good, its not good to be involved with what doesn't concern you from an Islamic perspective.

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  • MyUsernameIs...
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    Yes there's always exceptions to the rule but I think there is a lot of truth in this.
    You don't need specialists & studies ... you just need real-life experience in these cultures.

    Asians tend to analyse and derive meanings from what has been said that you would never even think of. It is usually the source of the politics in these cultures.
    British Asians can be a bit of both - you have those who are more shaped by the culture and those that have a more simplistic mindset - or 'low context'

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  • Rahma.
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    Originally posted by ZeeshanParvez View Post

    Actually, what you believe personally has also been alluded to by studies. But what I do not understand is if we do take that to be the case, then how do we explain the observation that environment plays a major role in shaping you.

    You live among high context ppl...you are bound to take up their high context nature as you grow up among them, no?
    Yes, environment definitely impacts on a person.

    But then there are those situations where a person is in a certain environment but they choose to act differently - so this becomes from their personality/character and what they decide to accept/reject from their environment. For example, in a family, there could be 1 or 2 people who are different to the rest, such as a family could be non-Muslim, but 1 person has gone against the majority in their environment and chose to be Muslim...

    Also, the context/scenario might play a part in when a person might be deemed as low or high-context, such as: X might say, "I'm not going to work", and Y might read more into it and respond with "Is it because of your health?" - only because yesterday X told Y that they weren't feeling well. But otherwise Y might not normally read more into things.

    All I can think is that Allah puts certain balances in place and ultimately we make our choices in what we accept in our character.. if that makes sense.
    If there is more to it and it's a lot more complex, then, I don't know.

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  • ZeeshanParvez
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    Originally posted by Rahma. View Post
    Personally, I think it's not really much about East/West or where a person is from. I think it has a lot more to do with a person's personality/character...

    I think we could find example of the opposite being true regarding who is high/low-context as has already been mentioned.
    Actually, what you believe personally has also been alluded to by studies. But what I do not understand is if we do take that to be the case, then how do we explain the observation that environment plays a major role in shaping you.

    You live among high context ppl...you are bound to take up their high context nature as you grow up among them, no?

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