By Mark Ellis —
Aisha*, 27, grew up in a Muslim family. Her father was devoted to Islam and her mother was obedient to her father, feeling she had no other choice.
“She had seen her father mistreat her mother in every way and never heard one nice word from her father toward her mother or even to her,” Pastor Moosa* told Final Frontiers Foundation.
The more Aisha watched the oppressive treatment, she more she regretted being born female. Why did Allah create me as a girl? she wondered.
Not receiving any answers, she began to reject Allah and His rules. One day she watched her father beat her mother in front of her.
“Why are you allowing him to do this to you?” she quietly asked later.
“Allah gave him that authority,” her mother replied.
“Then I don’t want to be a Muslim,” she cried.
In response, her mother slapped her in the face. “That is profanity against Allah; you were born as a Muslim and you will stay a Muslim till you die.”
That thought of remaining a Muslim for the rest of her life haunted her. Why can’t I choose my religion; why can’t I choose my own convictions? Why is Allah unjust? she wondered.
These questions swirled in her mind but she didn’t dare share them with anyone.
One day she was talking to a friend at work that happened to be a Christian. Aisha noticed that her friend frequently mentioned God’s name in their conversations.
Finally, Aisha couldn’t stand it any longer and opened up to her friend. “I don’t like Allah,” she said in a near-whisper. “I’m only wearing the burka (Hijab) to be obedient to my father because he might hurt me!
“Why don’t you like Allah?” her Christian co-worker asked.
Aisha shared about her upbringing and abusive home life.
Her friend felt compassion toward her situation. “I love God because His first loved me,” she testified. She invited Aisha to talk with her pastor sometime.
When she found the courage, Aisha went to visit Pastor Moosa. As he began to share about the love of God, His kindness, compassion and mercy, Aisha started sobbing.
“The more we shared with her about our Savior the more she kept coming back to hear more,” Pastor Moosa told Final Frontiers. “When we gave her a Bible to read, the Word of God had an absolute impact on her.”
After a few more meetings, Aisha was ready to receive Christ into her heart. “The words in this book are my choice and my conviction,” she told Pastor Moosa.
She solemnly placed her hand on the Bible, and prayed with the pastor to accept Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and Lord.
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