Personal - identity and faith

The first group of issues that we need to consider are whose of a personal nature. The person of greatest interest to anyone is themselves, so there's a whole load of interesting stuff to consider in this area.

There are a few basic questions:
  • How did any of us end up the way we are?
  • What are the influences on Muslim identity and faith?
  • How do we define ourselves?
  • Why do some Muslims reject Islam?
  • Why do any Muslims remain faithful to Islam?

Obviously the topic is huge and we cannot hope to cover it fully here. The aim here is to suggest a few areas that we think are worthy of consideration and point readers in the direction of further sources of information.