About Zoobia Ilyas

Zoobia Ilyas hold a B.A. (hons.) from the University of Toronto. She resides in the greater Toronto area, where she works as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Sangam Literary Magazine, The Cynic Online Magazine, Gallery Femme,

How I Lost My Religion

I was raised as a Muslim. The truth is, despite my projected religiosity, I was never fully committed to Islam. Like many children, I did not understand the full importance of my religion or its rituals. I asked my parents, who did their best to explain it all to me. I memorized the standard explanations, but I didn’t feel it in my heart. I participated because my parents wanted me to. Read on…