Ameerah,formerly Julie is a convert Muslim.Part of her practicing Islam is her choice to wear Niqab which covers the entire body, head and face having only her eyes shown. Hear her struggles in her new faith and how her family reacted to it. “Ang pinakamahirap sa pagbabalik-Islam ko ay yung anak ko. Only child sya at seven years old na sya ngayon.Anak ko sya nung hindi pa ako Muslim.Yung sa parents ko tanggap ko na yun na hindi sila mag-Islam pero yung anak ko gusto ko sana matanggap nya ako .Nung unang balik ko sa bahay galing Qatar ,paglalabas kami, lalakad yan siya na ang layo sa akin,ayaw nyang sumabay or humawak sa akin kasi naka Niqab na ako.Ikinakahiya nya ako .Ang tawag nya sa akin is kidnapper daw ako. At bata pa sya pero sinasabi nya ang mga Muslim ay mamamatay tao.Ayaw nya talaga ang pagcoconvert ko."
Stories of Bangsamoro
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