Title: Husna's Story
Authors: Ahmed, Farid
Genre: Non Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 316
Year: 2020
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Language: English
Description: In the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks on March 15th 2019, there were many families whose lives were irrevocably changed. Included in this number is Farid Ahmed, husband of the indomitable Husna who was a casualty of the attack at the Al Noor mosque. This is his tribute to her: the story of her life, one of dedication and service to the Muslim community, from her upbringing in Bangladesh to life as a wife and mother in New Zealand.

Written with humility and focused on peace and forgiveness, this is a heartfelt testimony to a courageous and selfless woman. [Larger font]

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Well-written, easy to read, and a humble account of their lives."

"Fantastic insight into perhaps the best side of Islam."

"While the massacre occurred in Christchurch, I think the author's story will appeal to all New Zealanders."

"A lovely, but sad story of what forgiveness is all about."

"Perhaps an over-glowing story of Husna, who appears to walk on water. But that's understandable."
Categories: Non Fiction - New Zealand, Biography, Contemporary, Grief/loss, Morals/Ethics, Religion, Social commentary/perspectives, Tragedy/disaster, 2021 Titles, Larger font


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By: ISLA 001 2021-03-29 13:45:27
We found the book topical but lengthy - did appreciate the comments from her community at the rear of the book.

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