The Imam’s Daughter: My Desperate Flight to Freedom is an eye-opening book about women living under the religion of Islam that we recommend for women with abusive past and people who are going through a trial in life.
Hannah Shah was born to a Pakistani Muslim family in Northern England where she was raised. Hannah’s family is very devoted to the Muslim faith and her father is an Imam – a highly respected and revered holy man in their local community. For many years, her father regularly beats her mother while Hannah recalls that his father started beating him at a very young age of five and then sexually molesting and raping her after that in the cellar of their home. In addition, both her mother and brother ignores the nightmares that Hannah receives from his father. At the age of sixteen, Hannah discovered that her parents were about to send her back to Pakistan for an arranged marriage to a man she had never met. Determined to escape this fate, Hannah courageously ran away from their home with the help of her teacher. Her escape brought shame upon her family, a “sin” that was punishable by death. Hunted by both his father and brother who were intent on executing an ‘honor’ killing, she moved from house to house in perpetual fear to escape them. Over time, she converted to Christianity where she finds a loving God — something she never encountered in Islam or Pakistani culture, and was able to live and marry as she wished. Hannah chronicles her story from shame and life of torture to freedom and triumph in the book The Imam’s Daughter: My Desperate Flight to Freedom.
- “I could discern is to share the beauty of the Christian faith with other such women.” – Duane
- “An eye-opening book! This book has been a powerful insight into a culture which I have not known much about. The “media” face of Islam does not touch the inside world of Muslim women and the culture of shame which protects the community from anything that looks bad.” – Mws, Amazon Review
- “It is unbelievable, that something like this exists in modern society and developed country. People should get known about this. Violence cannot be excused be religion.” – Coccinelle, Goodreads
- “Anyone with ties to the British Pakistani diaspora or women’s rights or Muslim evangelism will find much to interest them in this volume.” – D. Miller
- “This book gives hope in having a personal relationship with Jesus.” – Kathy, Goodreads