I received my copy of the Quran (for which I am extremely grateful) from CAIR, and with the Quran they included some general directions for the treatment of the Quran.
This was all new to me, and has given me some questions.
My favorite place to read is on the bus while commuting to and from work. I must have read about 90% of the Bible during daily bus commutes.
To read on the bus, I carry my books in a backpack. This isn't normally an issue, but now I am concerned about one thing:
I am concerned that if there are any Muslims around me on the bus, they may feel that I am not being properly respectful if I just pull the book out and start reading without prayers, etc. or just stuff into my backpack if I am about to miss my stop (which isn't a rare situation since I get wrapped up in what I am reading).
Would anyone here react negatively if they saw my behavior?