Faith has been a strong component in Zahidah’s family. Faith has been their support through the displacement from their home to the reconstruction of their life in Malaysia and San Antonio.

White prayer abaya (women’s prayer robe) and a tasbih (Mulism prayer beads) in hand, Zahidah prays for her son every day, five times a day and sometimes more. “I know death is inevitable and it doesn’t matter where or which country it happened in,” she said. “What matters is that he is with God.”