Thank you for saying that out loud. I believe the article would resonate to so many people dealing with this issue
Me, myself was born and raised in Moslem-majority country — and every single member of my extended family is a Moslem. Beyond the odds, I am forever grateful that my parents taught me to have my own stance towards my spirituality; they believe they had to give me guidance — in a Moslem way, the way they know how; but always encouraged me to find my own calling. One thing I always remember from them is a prayer is a conversation. I can not have a decent conversation with a figure I don’t believe in; it’s me who will have the conversation, not them.
Once again, I am expressing gratitude for you, brave enough to tell your story. Thank you.