A Temporary Gift

Asmaa Hussein

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An inspirational Islamic book that will leave you feeling revived and hopeful that truly, with difficulty always comes ease.

On Friday, August 16, 2013, twenty-six-year-old Amr Kassem attended a peaceful protest in Alexandria, Egypt along with thousands of others, rallying against the mass injustices taking place in the aftermath of the coup d’etat by the Egyptian military under the command of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. As Kassem returned home to his family, an Egyptian army sniper shot and killed him, leaving a woman widowed and a child fatherless.

A Temporary Gift is a record of journal entries written by Kassem’s widow, Asmaa Hussein, during the two years following his departure from this world.

This book is about re-learning how to live in the face of immense trauma. It is a reminder that beyond the pain and darkness of loss there is still the potential of light in patience and constancy.

About the Author
Asmaa Hussein is the founder of Ruqaya's Bookshelf - a publishing company based in Canada whose mission is to publish bright, fun and engaging children's books with Muslim protagonists. She has authored some of the books your family loves, like Bismillah Soup and Mr. Gamal's Gratitude Glasses. Asmaa lives in Toronto with her daughter, Ruqaya.

 

Author Asmaa Hussein
Publisher Ruqaya's Bookshelf
Dimensions 200 mm x 125 mm x 18 mm
Weight 330 g
Pages 300
Type Paperback 
ISBN 9780994750129

 


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