Posted by Falak Rahman
On Islam: Khadija Noor.
“I believe that there is only one God, and that only He is worthy of worship. I believe it is He who created us.”
“I believe that there will be a Day of Judgment, where we will stand before Him, and answer to Him for our deeds and our misdeeds.”
“I believe He sent the Prophets, and the Holy Scriptures, and that He created the angels.”
“Well!” Said my friends, beaming: “That is Islam!”
I was brought up in Yorkshire, UK. I’m the eldest daughter of three.
I was not brought up in a religious household. It was not even a nominally religious household, if I am honest. My father was always extremely and violently anti-faith, no matter which faith, and no matter which way it manifested itself.
When I was a girl of about 12, I discovered “religion”. I had a profound belief in God, but only really being exposed to “mainstream” Christianity, that’s all I really understood…
I sincerely wanted to follow God, so I began going to church. My father was furious that I had become religious, and beat me up for wanting to attend church.