Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chapter One: Allah in the Bible

Answering the call of Athan


 I never met my mother-in-law.  She died of cancer long before I met her son, but he tells me she was a woman of faith who searched the scriptures daily.   This simple act of religious independence intrigues me, for it identifies her as a seeker of truth.  According to my husband, his mother would sometimes interrogate the minister to the point of frustration, asking questions about doctrine and dogma that he could not answer to her satisfaction. She was looking for something she could not find. Although I never knew her, I am certain I know what she was looking for, a kinder, gentler God she could love and not fear.