cami!!! talk more abt wanda's muslim upbringing and her jewish heritage, does she favor one belief system over the other later in life or does she hold onto aspects and values of both? did she have any experience which to her was an act of conversion cami i need 2 kno
WARPED. YES OKAY so i made a post kind of about this before where i talked about how she tried her best to hold onto parts of both islam and judaism by engaging in and celebrating customs from both. she’s vegetarian and as a habit from upbringing she still eats halal, most of which overlaps into kosher food as well. she doesn’t drink, though that is more for her health than religion. she observes cultural holidays of both, she fasts, she keeps up with the hebrew AND hijri calenders. she’s been a practicing pagan for a good bit now and so she doesn’t view any monotheistic religion as ‘correct’ but she does believe that all stories from the quran and torah have the possibility to be true, just understood in different ways. a lot of them even overlap. judaism and islam are the most similar of the abrahamic religions and so observing aspects and respecting both of them at once isn’t as difficult as it may seem. she has immense respect for anyone practicing either of them.
i think she has a fondness for islam because it reminds her of home; of marya and django and simpler times as young girl in transia. but she loves jewish culture because it brings her closer to erik and lorna and billy and tommy. engaging in it can almost feel like a defiance of history. to be able to have the ability to practice customs that her father escaped certain death for is an honor and she treats it as such. it’s an art of survival. and the same can be said for muslim roms!! the muslim roma population has faced heaps of persecution and the maximoffs surely lived through a brunt of it. while she may not actively ‘believe’ in one over the other, both of them are entrenched in history and cultural survival and both very much make up who she is as a person today.