A Young Woman’s Journey
Author(s): Aisha Wright
Reviewed by: Ruqaiyah Hibell
Reviewed by: Ruqaiyah Hibell, The Islamic Foundation, UK
Published by – Cape Town: Admiral Press, 2021, 374pp. ISBN: 9780620949859.
There are many paths leading to the House of Islam, and numerous ways in which Allah guides those He loves and chooses. Embracing Islam is not a new or modern phenomenon even though, to the person pronouncing the declaration of faith (shahādah), it can feel as though he or she is embarking on a unique, heady, euphoric and untrammeled voyage of discovery. Since the establishment of Islam there has been a continual flow of disparate people choosing to adopt the faith and make Islam the foundation of their lives. The internet abounds with stories and videos of people who have embraced Islam and declared their faith in Allah. While research shows generic commonalities that arise within these narratives, there remain specific individual features that make each story unique and special.