Her name, Rasheda Hussain, itself is loaded with meaning. Rasheda is derived from Rashid—one of the 99 names of Allah meaning “The Guide” or “one who takes to the right path”—and Hussain was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. “God is inside me… not something external—that I have to be afraid of. I am always trying to evolve as a better person. That is my religion. Religion is something that makes you strong,” she says.