Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Gift in Indonesia

'The Gift' has been published in Indonesian language. Here's the cover of the translated version:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Gift - excerpt 1

Imran was driving home when he remembered what his mother and Umar said that day. He had heard that many times before...But this was the first time this year. He looked at his watch. It was almost six o'clock. Imran drove to Lido Beach, where he had so many happy family memories. He left his car and headed for the embankment. 


It was peaceful here...And he remembered the other beach where he and Kaira were happy a long time ago. She would have loved Lido Beach. He closed his eyes, picturing her lovely face and charming smile. The wind gently swept around him, as if consoling him. He contently recalled their time together until he remembered the accident. Alhamdulillah, the years had lessened the pain. But after ten years, he still missed her. He felt he could imagine how Rasulullah felt long after the death of his beloved wife, Khadijah (radiallahu). It was far from his mind to compare Kaira to Khadijah (r.a), but she was the best Muslim woman he had ever loved. A sad smile touched Imran's face. He whispered, "Will I ever meet someone like her again?" Across the sky, the last flock of birds was flying home for the night. He remembered his mother saying: "To Allah we belong and to Him is our return" (Quran 2:156)

The Gift - An Islamic Romance Novel

The Gift is a story of a mother's last wish for her son - a gift of a new life. Her gift opens up buried unresolved pasts, hurts and wounds of two young people.  Accepting the gift leads them to finally come to terms and resolve their past lives. The gift that comes from a mother's heart brings two people's hearts together while their memories of a mother's love lives with them forever.