Amina was born in Dubai in the 1970s. As a child, Amina wasbrutally beaten by her father. As she came of age, she was cruellydiscriminated against in favor of her brothers. But as a woman shenonetheless persisted in her love for her family, which was at thecenter of her life. Managing to connect her father with life-savingmedical attention at a time when he was dangerously close to death,she subsequently witnessed what appeared to be a miracle. Hergrateful father became a famous businessman and a fervently devoutMuslim. Delighted with his apparent change of heart, Amina felt asthough her loyalty had been rewarded. Sadly for her and for manyother people, she couldn?t have been more mistaken. She soondiscovered that her father was, in fact, a gangster, hiding behindthe shield of religion. This true tale is more than a disturbingaccount of hypocrisy, corruption, and betrayal. Thanks to Amina?s14-year-old daughter, Maha, who skillfully brings her story to lifein these pages, it is also an inspiring testament to the power ofspeaking the truth, of bringing meaning to suffering, and ofdiscovering what truly matters in this life.