The Imam's Daughter

The Imam's Daughter

The Imam s Daughter Hannah Shah is an Imam s daughter She lived the life of a devout Muslim in a family of Pakistani Muslims in England but behind the front door she was a caged butterfly For many years her father abu

  • Title: The Imam's Daughter
  • Author: Hannah Shah
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Hannah Shah is an Imam s daughter She lived the life of a devout Muslim in a family of Pakistani Muslims in England, but behind the front door, she was a caged butterfly For many years, her father abused her in the cellar of their home At sixteen, she discovered a plan to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, and she gathered the courage to run away RelentlessHannah Shah is an Imam s daughter She lived the life of a devout Muslim in a family of Pakistani Muslims in England, but behind the front door, she was a caged butterfly For many years, her father abused her in the cellar of their home At sixteen, she discovered a plan to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, and she gathered the courage to run away Relentlessly hunted by her angry father and brothers, 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 and was able to live and marry as she wished Hannah found the courage to live her live free from shame, free from religious intolerance, and free from the abuse that haunted her childhood This is a remarkable true story of how a young girl escaped a life of torture a story you won t forget.

    • ☆ The Imam's Daughter || ☆ PDF Read by ☆ Hannah Shah
      392 Hannah Shah
    • thumbnail Title: ☆ The Imam's Daughter || ☆ PDF Read by ☆ Hannah Shah
      Posted by:Hannah Shah
      Published :2019-06-17T19:44:51+00:00

    115 Comment

    True, shocking incident of a young Pakistani girl beaten up and abused by her father, a local Imam of East Street, Birmingham, England, with her mother and a big family of 3 brothers and 2 sisters as onlookers. Not even her mother tries to protect her, even in the feeblest of ways. The abuse starts at the age of 5, lasts till 16 or so, at which age she escapes with the help of her university teacher and social workers. She then converts to Christianity, and is a marked target by her community. F [...]

    This book tells the fascinating true story of Hannan (now anglicized to Hannah), the daughter of a Pakistani Muslim Imam. Growing up in northern England and attending a public school, Hannah learned early on how very different her family was from that of English families. Watching the abuse of her mother by her father, and then experiencing his abusive hand herself, made her long for another kind of life.At the age of sixteen, Hannah discovered that her parents were about to send her back to Pak [...]

    I have to admit l struggled with1st few pages, but then l just got so into the story that it followed me even when l wasn't reading. Just as it said on the covers- terrifying! Terrifying beyond my comprehension! But in the same time full of hope after you manage to get about half way through the book.What l liked about Hannan, in comparison to Ayaan Hirsi Ali ( whose book l didn't give a really good review) is that she made clear that it wasn't a book about Islam or against lslam, and that not a [...]

    Family is the greatest asset to a person, it comes as a warmth for a mother, affection of a father,togetherness of siblings , and its through a family one perceives the world aroundIWorld's shabbiness is given a shade of beauty by family's support and a beautiful shade is further magnifiedWhat if the beginning itself slumbers??? What if the people who were meant to protect turn around ruining life, then your becomes something like Hannah'sHannah is a Muslim and obviously this name doesn't resemb [...]

    This book really opened my eyes about just how badly the Pakistani muslim communities in England view the rest of us! Having lived all my life close to a large Pakistani community myself I thought I was already fully aware of their real feelings for Britain and the British people and Government but I was quite shocked to learn just how much so many of them hate us. The book and the story itself is outstanding and is written in such a way, with such honestly but so little self pity that you cant [...]

    This one was heart-breaking, but I couldn't stop reading it! Kudos to the author for speaking out, especially on the subject matter and of a culture that most of us don't understand.

    Shah was born to a Pakistani family in the UK, where she was raised and lived all her life, making her part of one of the largest diaspora communities in the world. Her father was a truly evil man, and an imam in the local Muslim community. He started beating her at age five and then sexually molesting and raping her after that. This continued for over ten years until Hannah was finally able to escape. Much of the book is about the time at her home and you learn a great deal about the honor-sham [...]

    This is one of the best personal confessional stories I have ever read. I was glued to the book. I think I read it in two major sit-downs, and that's pretty fast for me. Checking the start and end dates of the read it amounts to five days!Hannah's story is a window into a different world. Certainly not all Islamic families are this way, but there is no question that Islam played a part in the situation and how the events unfolded. Certainly not all Islamic fathers are abusive, controlling, and r [...]

    I thought that I had experienced the ultimate in literary horror when I read Eishes Chayil's "Hush." However, although steeped in and drawn from reality, it was nevertheless a work of fiction. This book was the unvarnished paralyzing, stultifying horrific truth. How she survived intact from this hellish nightmare is beyond my understanding. They should bottle her courage and dole it out to those in despair. Her capacity to forgive is beyond my comprehension as well. The book clearly highlights t [...]

    I borrowed this book from my local library as an audio E-book, to read while sewing, and doing household activities. It turned out to be a book that I will probably never forget. For the first half of the book at least, I didn't know if I wanted to continue listening to this true story of a small Muslim girl's life in Britain, the daughter of the Imam of the local Pakistani community. The details were so horrifying that I almost made the decision to stop listening. But something about the story [...]

    A horribly painful story. Her father is an evil fraud, a brutal torturing child rapist - about as far away from “holy” as they come. He should be locked up for the good of English society. But this is her story. And miraculously, she escapes. Finally able to read the Quran in English, she finds out that what she has been told it says (as it HAD to be read in Arabic) is mostly crappola. When so few have the power of interpretation for whole communities, it is a set up for power hungry a**hole [...]

    “My father was the Imam; my father was the mosque.” The world Hannah was born into meant her father has absolute power over nearly everyone, especially his family. A sometimes dark and brutal tale, the book is overwhelmingly a tribute the resilience of one woman’s soul. Raped by her father from the age of five, Hannah Shah lived in a child’s pretend world to escape the horrors of her home. With imaginary Loneliness Birds from heaven coming to her rescue, she was able to survive beatings, [...]

    This book is about the abuse of a girl by a Muslim father , who is an imam in his community. The point of thebook is, I believe, not that a father can be abusive, but that almost no one in her Pakistani community andespecially in her family, stood up for her. The religion they were taught overwhelmed any feeling of loveor responsibility for this small girl. It is amazing she made it through, and that was because of peoplewho were Christian who helped her.

    What a sad but gutsy story.Hannen Shah is a Pakistani Muslim growing up in a traditional, conservative Muslim family in northern England. Her father is the local imam (local religious leader). She is the eldest daughter with 3 brothers and 2 younger sisters. Her father physically beats her mother routinely. As a young child she saw the beatings and her mother´s fear. During one of the beatings, she tries to stop her father. Now he has someone else to beat up besides her mother. After a few year [...]

    Wow this book blew my mind. Hannah pulls you into her world as a child and gets you to feel the confusion that she felt as a young child growing up in a xenophobic community. You find yourself growing along with her. To be able to share her story in a public light must of taken a huge amount of strength. Can not praise this enough.

    This book taught me many new things. For example, it taught me to appreciate the amazing family I was brought into. Even though we have gotten into our fights my parents have never been abusive and I thank god for that. The book talks about Hannan who later on changes her name to Hannah. She has been physically abused since the age of 5 and later on sexually abused by her father. Her family has never done anything to stop him. She could never reach out to anyone because her father was the imam o [...]

    Its about the daughter of immigrant Pakistani parents who live in the UK. The father is an iman who is a zealot when it comes to islam but who isnt very passionate about anything else. Well almost, he also devotes a great amount of time to beating his wife,ignoring his children and hating everyone who isnt a muslim.One day Hannan fights back and yells at her father to stop hitting her mother.This makes him start to target her also and eventually sexually abuse her.She is 6 years old.Her mother k [...]

    This is the true story about a Pakistani Muslim girl growing up in Great Britain. Hannan Shah is probably one of the bravest young women I know and all the more so because of her Muslim background. She grew up in a household where her father, the spiritual leader of the community, begins raping and beating her in the basement at the tender age of 5, and continues to do so until she runs away from home at the age of 16. She meets up with a network of British families who hide her to prevent her f [...]

    the imam's daughter is a true story of a girl who lived in an so-called "religious" muslim family. she lived a life of a caged butterfly struggling to get out, for about 10 years, her dad constantly abused her in the dark cellar of their home. she finally escapes at the age of 16 and converts to christianity after discovering a plan to send her back to pakistan for an arranged marriage.even after her escape, she was still hunted by her angry dad and brothers and one day, a mob of 50 man showed u [...]

    A little girl that suffered all her childhood, she was always coerced to obey rules that she did not even approve of , to live the dull despondent life under the dictation of her dad. She despised her life in every way. Her dad always made her feel like a worthless daughter that only deserved to be punished using the most appalling abusive methods. She had some skills in writing and it is considered an attainment to finish every verse of the Quran her dad ignored all those valuable traits of her [...]

    The flow of the book is good. However I see it as a typical story that criticize the religion of Islam. Hannan is abused by her father, the Imam of the community. It can happen to any girl anywhere in the world of any caste creed or nationality. She her self points out Islam fathers who love their daughters and who are not stern. So I don't believe that all that sufferings happened just because she is a Muslim. She just emphasizes the fact that she is Muslim. Anyways the book was sort of unputdo [...]

    Not great literature, i personally didn't like the style of writing. Though a sad story about an abused Muslim girl who struggled and escaped her terrifying family who wanted to force her to marry. She ran away and started her own life, and became a successfully young woman. Despite her abused childhood she is a big help for girls who are forced to marry in arranged marriages. Although Hannah Shah converted to Christianity she made it clear that the situation she had lived in, was on cultural ba [...]

    The Imam's Daughter by Hannah (Hannan) Shah is her biography.The book is beautifully written, situations are well explained and is easy to understand. It's gives us an insight about the shame and honor culture of the Pakistani Muslims. Some of the details are truly terrifying. Unsure if it is the Religion, or the Pakistani culture, or show of male dominance that lead to Hannan having to deal with such sufferings.

    This was a hard book to read and made me angry in some parts. The story was very inspiring and shows how the resilience of the human spirit and God's grace can help but a life back together. There were also regular people who were angels in this young girls life.

    The first few chapters were very confronting but if I found it uncomfortable reading about it then I cannot imagine how she felt dealing with it. What courage she has to tell her story and developer a stronger character through her journey, especially through the love of Christ.

    Hannan had to overcome the abuse, dysfunctionality of her family and the rules of the religion she was brought up in. A beautiful story of her courage to face her past and move beyond that to live in freedom and free of her past! A very good read.

    very very well writen, i finished it in a day. it was like someone is sitting across the table and they are telling me their story

    Really interesting read, caught my attention from start to ending. I'm a muslim, and I do find this book pretty controversial though.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *