Zana Muhsen Message Board
Barbara posts on 6/6/2011 10:24:50 AM
I am very, very pleased to read that Nadia is back home. I read the books over and over again and wondered if there was any news, and now after all those lost years finally good news! I am very interested how they let her go. I wish the family all the best and I'm glad that they are reunited. let it be a lesson for other people!
AJ posts on 4/18/2011 7:15:52 PM
Is she really back, how authentic are these messages, I tried to FB Jana Wain and got nowhere. Are we just being passified and does the tyranny still go on in the Yemen for Nadia or has she been back in the UK for the last 8 years..........I wonder???
Perhaps someone could post some pics if at all possible........
Fathima Ally posts on 3/13/2011 7:43:20 AM
This book was an excellent book.Islam is a religion of peace and dignity. The Prophet (Muhammad - pbuh) would turn over in his grave if he knew what was been happening in Saudi in the name of Islam. The Prophet (saw) was the first feminist - he upheld womens rights and even married a few elderly woman with no one to help them in order that they not starve or be unprotected. Saudi Arabia's version of Islam is a travesty and DEFINITELY NOT ISLAM. Islam is a religion of peace and maintains again and again in the Quran that women, orphans and the poor be protected and taken care of. Please do not close your mind to Islam based upon a look at socalled Islam in Saudi. They pervert the true meaning of Islam to serve their own ends, as also happens in Afghanistan. If you learn the true meaning of Islam you will realize the Saudi governments "offical Islam" is nothing but a parody and a lie.I hope Nadia returned to england!
Tasleem posts on 12/18/2010 11:27:21 AM
Alhumdolilah Im so please that Nadia is back and feel deeply for both sisters.
I had to go through something much the same as you girls but by the grace of Allah it was not as severe. Unfortunately in my case I have lost all my family my mother was the root cause of the problem and my sisters backed her up. I have no family and had to battle this out alone until I met my second husband who helped me all the way.
When I think back and read your story I realise how lucky I was to have escaped as quick as I did otherwise I guess i would still be living in Pakistan with starngers living in condition unbearable to think about.
This happened 7 years back but to date it haunts me and I have never been able to share or find someone who understands my situation. The community I live in has disowned me for not doing as I was forced to.
I guess your books gave me a bond and I don't feel lonely anymore not that I would wish anything like this upon anyone.
I wish you girls all the happiness in the world - you deserve it x
As for people posting comments Islam is a religion of peace and the women are given the highest priority in Islam. Unfortunately for those people who like to bend rules and change the scripture to fulfill their own selfish needs ruin the religion. We cannot blame religion or any specific countries for this kind of behaviour as it happens worldwide even in coutnries like USA, UK, Europe, there is nothing wrong with the government in these countries so why do things go unnoticed.
I never blame religion foe what happened to me I blame ignorance. Infact I am in some ways glad I have been through this in life. It has made me wiser, grateful and more appreciative of the one who created us.
Marilyn Maxwell posts on 12/18/2010 5:37:46 AM
I too have wondered what happened to Nadia and am both amazed & happy she is now reunited with her family.
There is nothing worse than the treatment meted out by some ignorant countries protected by their prejudices & politicians.
If there is a follow up book I wish someone would let me know the name so I can follow what happened.
Marilyn .. Australia
Sam posts on 12/10/2010 7:46:52 PM
I can't believe it - she's home??!!
8 years ago, I was deeply involved in an online push to get Nadia sent home. We approached Amnesty Int., every relevant government official. Heck, we even contacted Oprah Winfrey about it and NOT A SINGLE person could or would help.
I just happened to do a search to see what was happening and not expecting much, knowing how Islamic nations tend to treat their women, and lo and behold she's home!!!!
Could someone please email the details of the facebook page that updates her progress??? Or post the name I need to search for??
ruth posts on 10/11/2010 8:28:08 AM
Nadia is indeed back in the UK, I met her at her mother's house in Birmingham a few years ago, her youngest daughter was also present, she seemed fine but very reserved.
tamsin posts on 8/28/2010 8:49:11 PM
I would like to inform you all that Nadia is now back in Birmingham, living with her husband there. I got in touch with Jana on facebook (you can add her on FB and she puts up a post about Nadia) and she confirmed she is back and safe in birmingham alhamdulillah.
Asia Al-Saidi posts on 8/10/2010 12:23:41 PM
I have just read both your books and each 1 took me just 24 hours, as I could not put them down once I had started.
Just to let you know my heart goes out to you and there are lots pf people who cannot even begin to understand what you went through.
Anyone, without too much rambling, I too am from Birmingham (Goldenhillock Rd, Small Heath) but got married and moved to Liverpool. I moved to Yemen in 2001 and have lived there since, coming back to UK for very brief holidays only.
Fortunately for me, I am independent in Yemen, I have my own car and I travel around the country (with my son who's 22) quite freely. As long as you have a mahram in Yemen, you are allowed to do virtually anything you want.
Which brings me to my point:
Since I have my mahram and I travel freely in Yemen and with all the network of Taiz friends I have (my neighbours are from Mokbana) I have thought that I could visit Nadia perhaps? Then give you feedback from a completely non-biased person (if she would meet me, that is!)
Please don't be offended by my suggestion. I wouldn't have suggested it if you hadn't have shot, like an arrow, into the depths of my heart!!!
My heart is with you Zana.
Netherlands posts on 8/2/2010 7:58:26 PM
I've read both books and while reading it, my heart broke.... It's an unbelieveble story, so sad, so cruel! I admire both Zana and Nadia and also her mother. It must be awfull to leave your kid in a country like that, so little and ill. Pages on internet are telling Nadia is back with her husband and kids in England, but some of them are also telling they are still in Yemen. I hope with all my heart they are safely in England!
It's gross how the world can't do anything about this! I can't believe that!
My prayers will go out to the family and all the other poor women and kids who are living over there in such horrible conditions!
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