Originally Posted by JσℓιєFℓєυя
I chose the name 'Ishbah' because it was the Arabic version of my mother's name. My mother was called Elizabeth, and Ishbah, the Arabic version (with or without the 'H' depending on where and what you read), was the wife of Zakariya (pbuh), and the mother of Yahya (pbuh). It also means 'peace'.
My mother died before I reverted to Islam. I wish she had known that I had found the truth. She was a wonderful woman and I have no doubt in my mind that she would have reverted too had she lived long enough. She worked long and hard for the benefit of others and did her best to give myself and my brother every chance she could despite having so little money and means herself.