knowing God

Is Questioning God a sin?

When the tsunami hit Anyer Beach in Jakarta on the 24 of December 2018, a famous band was performing nearby. Soon after the first song, the tsunami came and wiped…

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The woman in Islam.

The woman in Islam.

“Being a woman is a punishment by itself. There is no joy. There is no security. I don’t know why God found me an unnecessary person. I don’t know what…

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Longing to be true and faithful

Longing to be true and faithful

Over the last weeks, I have been listening to testimonies from sisters who follow Jesus out of Islam. Each time I am drawn back to  the starting point of their…

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Windows into Islam 3

Windows into Islam 3

Windows into Islam The series of 6 blogs, “Windows into Islam”, are a compilation from many of my other writings and speaking on women who live under Islam, and the…

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Windows into Islam 2

Windows into Islam 2

The series of 6 blogs, “Windows into Islam”, are a compilation from many of my other writings and speaking on women who live under Islam, and the result of conversations…

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Women doing theology

Women doing theology

One of the strongest shifts we see in contemporary Islam is women who call for and practice and reinterpretation of the Qur’an, a non-patriarchal, egalitarian interpretation that they claim is…

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Knowing God is relational

Knowing God is relational

We think in terms of relating to God in terms of knowing him. It is such a foreign concept to my friends. And yet at the same time they express…

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Explaining purity

Explaining purity

I brought up how the food laws were to help set God's people apart as a 'holy' people, and how they had the ritual of circumcision as a sign for…

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Purity is a personal story

Purity is a personal story

My mental interaction on the topic of purity gave me another dimension to relate it with the shame and guilt. Let me take you to my childhood and have a…

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A Journey

A Journey

At first, my mind was closed. I was afraid and asked, Why did he give me birth? My heart was like a bomb blast. Day by day as I read,…

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