My mom came to the United States hoping to have a better life. She finished college in Bangladesh studying about business and history and moved on to NY. My mom came to NY and was struggling to get a job because she was an immigrant and my father had a decent job that was still not enough to stay here. My mom was praying to god for more money and so she can help feed me and by siblings.  In order to work my mom had to learn English and go to night school while she was doing that I was at elementary school trying to learn as well as my sister. When my mom finally got a job she was able to achieve the life that she wanted and started to teach me and my sister about Islam and how Allah and the Quran will help you get what you want but you need to have patience. The Quran represents how my family was religious and how god will help us everywhere. The quran and the religion of Islam connects to my moms and families struggles since following the religion and god helping us we were able to live and maintain a decent life. 

Place(s): Bangladesh
Year: 2005

– Nazmul Hossain

Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child