A Temporary Gift: An Interview With The Author – Asmaa Hussein
Shoohada Khanom: Assalamu aleikum, Asmaa! It’s great to have you here. I’ve read your book A Temporary Gift twice and both times I’ve taken away different things. You can find my review here.
So what is the main thing you want readers to take away from your book A Temporary Gift?
Asmaa Hussein: I think there are different things to be taken from the book depending on the reader. I once had a reader come up to me and say, “Thank you for making me believe in love again.” And that was beautiful. For those who read the book, I want them to leave it feeling hopeful in Allah’s plans for their lives. I want them to be able to encounter their worldly losses with dignity and trust in God. I want them to know that they can hold onto patience even if they’re immersed in grief or heartache, because it’s okay to be human and to feel. Allah ﷻ made us that way. And I want them to understand that this world is so brief; like a single dot in the grand scheme of time and space. And it’s up to all of us to use the little time we have to worship Allah the best we can.
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