A Temporary Gift: Reflections on Love, Loss, and Healing

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A Temporary Gift: Reflections on Love, Loss, and Healing
On August 16, 2013, my beloved husband Amr Kassem was shot and killed by the Egyptian military for attending a peaceful anti-coup protest in Alexandria, Egypt. The weeks and months that followed were the most difficult and challenging of my life. 


A Temporary Gift is a book of my personal reflections that have given me comfort and have reminded me that beyond the pain and darkness of loss there is still the potential of light in patience and constancy…

“Asmaa Hussein’s testimony is deeply moving, and eye-opening. This book is the journey of a courageous woman, a committed wife and a sincere and principled believer. She makes sense of a dramatic experience while remaining faithful to both her values and hopes. Having lost her beloved husband and as she continues to strive for justice and dignity, she is so right in recalling this fundamental truth: ‘Nothing is permanent. Not even pain.'” –Dr. Tariq Ramadan, professor at the University of Oxford 

Here’s why your contribution is important…
With your generous contribution, you will help this book’s message of hope and renewal reach the hands and hearts of other women and men who are saddled with grief or silently suffering through loss.

Your contribution will also help me spread awareness of the mass injustices that have taken place (and continue to take place) in Egypt, and keep the memory of my husband alive.

“Asmaa’s heartfelt prose skillfully takes us on a journey of wisdom and insight that could only be forged by experiencing great pain with courage. 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, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding


300 Pages, 5×8 paperback.