I Dared to Call Him Father Themes

Bilquis Sheikh
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Christianity

The main theme of the book, I Dared to Call Him Father, is the path to Christianity of Bilquis Sheikh an upper class Muslim woman living in Wah, Pakistan. Bilquis feels empty and detached from her religion. She hungers for more fulfillment from her faith. When a mullah visits Bilquis he advises her to repeat passages in the Koran. She tells him that God has forgotten her. It is against Islamic law to study Christianity or even read the Bible. The Muslim Holy Book, the Koran, teaches that the Christian concept of the Trinity is wrong and that God is only One God.

Bilquis has some of her initial contacts with Christianity in the form of dreams. In one dream, she sees herself dining with Jesus Christ. In another, she is speaking with John the Baptist. To the best of her recollections, she has never heard of John...

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