In the Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful
To Him We Belong: My Journey, My Faith
By: Ruqayyah Dawood
I will never forget that day. I sat in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, hands wrapped around my tummy, forcing fake tears, waiting for the doctor to return.
I was seventeen years old, twenty-one weeks pregnant, and I had just been advised to abort my baby.