Author:

Sabah Ismail

Finding Faith for Me (Part 3): 2006

“I don’t get it though!” I exclaimed to my two hijab-wearing girlfriends sitting opposite me, during a free period at college. “How can you say only Muslims go to heaven? Like, how can anybody claim that only one religion of people gets to go to heaven?” “It’s just how it is though, Sabah. There’s not…

Finding Faith for Me (Part 2): 2003

Finding Faith for Me Fear had its slender, manipulative fingers curled tightly around my throat. There was no air. Where was the air? WHERE WAS MY AIR? I gasped, clutching strings for breath to enter my body. But the more I tried to grasp it, the further and further it escaped from me. The electricity…

Finding Faith for Me (Part 1): 1997

Finding Faith for Me “ Whooo-ooo-ooo do ya think you are!” I belted out into my invisible microphone, as I skipped between the playground benches, showing off my brand new shiny, electric blue platform sneakers. I was obviously Scary Spice – it had been decided silently yet unanimously amongst my friends; I was the one…