Sitting on the floor of her affordable housing in San Antonio, Zahidah Begum Binti Ali Miah raises her hands in prayer. To Allah she requests, take care of my son, and then slowly exhales, help me find peace.
August 12, 2017, marked the end of a 40-day mourning period for Mohamad Sharibs family. Ordinarily, Islam calls for three days of mourning. But, for the family, a 40-day observance is a cultural variation in their Muslim faith.