Growing up in a strict Muslim community in London, Alom Shaha learnt that religion was not to be questioned. Reciting the Qur'an without understanding what it meant was simply part of life; so was obeying the imam and enduring beatings when he failed to attend the local mosque. Shaha was more drawn to science, and as a teen, he lived between two worlds: the home controlled by his authoritarian father, and a school alive with books and ideas.
In this charming blend of memoir, philosophy, and science, Shaha explores the questions about faith and the afterlife that we all ponder. This powerful, insightful handbook is a must for anyone who thinks about what they should believe and how they should live.
Eloquently written, with humour, intelligence and honesty. It tells the story of an extraordinary boy and his siblings interlaced with his realisations on religion as he grew into a man. A thoroughly nourishing read.