Author: Asmaa Hussein
Publisher: Ruqaya’s Bookshelf
About the Book:
An inspirational Islamic book that will leave you feeling revived and hopeful that truly, with difficult 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.
“A spiritually uplifting read and a story of unshakable trust in the wisdom of God in the face of adversity.” -Mohamed Soltan
“Her words remind us of just how fragile and short-lived the realities we cling to are while calling us to look through them to the only permanent truth as our true sanctuary.” -Dalia Mogahed