Perk: Praying together.
Roommates who pray together, stay together.
Struggle: When you all wake up for Fajr at the same time and there’s only five minutes left to pray. Oh, and you have one bathroom.
Perk: Your wardrobe is infinitely larger.
Struggle: When you compliment your roommate’s hijab… only to realize it’s yours.
Perk: Reminding each other that “cleaniness is half our deen.”
Struggle: Having to remind each other that “cleanliness is half our deen.”
Perk: Waking each other up for Fajr.
Struggle: Trying to sleep through your roommate’s 15th Fajr alarm AFTER you’ve already prayed.
Perk: When your roommate’s parents bring you halal food.
Struggle: When your roommate’s parents come over unannounced and you wish you had an invisibility cloak.
Perk: Being able to discuss religion freely with your roommates.
Struggle: When your roommate is convinced there’s a jin in the bathroom.
Perk: Not having to explain the “watering can” in the bathroom.
Struggle: Walking into a flooded bathroom after your roommate has done wudu.
Perk: Having someone to celebrate Eid with.
Struggle: Missing Eid Prayer because your roommates take forever to get ready.