Muslim Samoan woman writes

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Dear Editor,

I’m a Muslim Samoan since 2011 and this branch thing that “some” Muslims are into is just non-sense. 

As Muslims we’re supposed to be one ummah, one nation, not billion different sects, you know? It’s just sad. 

I just believe in One God, the One that created me, the heavens and earth, created Jesus without a father and created Adam without any parents. 

I’m a Muslim and only God knows what’s in my heart, even if I were to say I’m from a sect of Islam, only God knows which path I truly belong to. :) 

I grew up in Samoa and the thought of travelling to Samoa has been scary for me because as a woman I implement the hijab (the fully body and head covering) and I worry for my safety from the ignorant Samoans who only learn what they think is the truth from the news. 

I miss my homeland and I’m glad to see that there are Muslims in Samoa and if God wills, I’d love to go back and visit my family some time.

 

Jannat Lau

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