I was born into a Muslim family out of wedlock and was
raised in a Muslim household by my single mother, my upbringing was strictly in
the Muslim tradition and faith.
Customary I followed in the footsteps of my family dedicating myself to
Allah and his ways, abiding by the rules and praying faithfully to him. I attended normal public schools until Grade
11 when I was sent to a Muslim school where I was to learn all of the Muslim
ways and traditions with more intensity.
My final year in high school in school I met a young man
of Christian faith and fell in love, unfortunately I got pregnant much to the
disappointment of my Muslim family, my grandparents whom I was living with at
that time became very verbally abusive because of that calling me very bad
names, unfortunately I had to drop out of school at that time, and at the young
age of 18 I was married to this young man, we had a baby boy who was an
absolute blessing to me, I enrolled in night
school to finish my matric, but my husband started running with the wrong crowd
using drugs, and becoming very abusive and possessive accusing me of all sorts
of things and I had to drop out of school again.
Life became harder and I started to doubt my faith as I
was praying to Allah but nothing in my life was getting better, it actually
became worse by the day. I started
praying to God, a God I had known nothing about, only heard of but things
started to change for me slowly but surely, and I then realized that Allah was
a dead god as nothing ever happen for the better and the good while I was
praying to him, I finally gathered enough courage to leave my abusive husband,
but even though things were starting to look up for me, I still had to rely on
him for financial support to feed our child.
Times were tough I kept on praying as I needed job to
be able to support myself and my baby, and to become independent from my
ex-husband to break the hold that he had on my life. I then met a man who introduced me to a lady
who took my CV and offered me a position in a large company, where I started
off as an assistant to the admin team. Due to the fact that I was still a new
born again Christian I got lost a few times along the way, but God was always
there and I always seem to find my way back to him, and since the last time He
brought me back to him, I remain faithfully on His path and my whole life has
been blessed. By the Grace of God my
life is continuously improving, I have been blessed with a husband who I love
very much, three children that fill my life with joy, and I am still employed
by the same company where I have proven myself and excelled from a person who
had no corporate work experience to a confident and very capable employee, who
received more and more responsibilities as I grew and gained experience.
I am so very thankful for all that God has done for me
and my family, I know now that I truly serve a living God, and I can only
praise Him every day and I know now that God Is Good All The Time, And All The
Time God Is Good.