This story is from Hannah Abdul-Awwal , Founder of Shahadah Stories. Shahadah Stories is a stage production, featuring true stories that shed light on every day people and their journey to become Muslim. Her story is about her reaction and emotions after the San Bernardino shooting and the moments before, during, and after a community vigil she attended in memory of the lives lost in San Bernardino, CA.

When thinking about what story to podcast, I had a few to choose from, and the only way I could choose was to ask myself one question:  if there is one story you could tell, which one would it be?  The answer was instant.  This is my 9/11 story and how it started the journey to finding my identity.