A Fish in a Basket - Hardcover
Title: A Fish in a Basket - Hardcover
Author: Muizz Rafique / Illustrated by Aisha Changezi
Safiyya likes to ask questions, sometimes difficult ones. Her father, who enjoys long walks with his daughter, will often respond to those questions with stories from the Qur'an.
On one particular day, Safiyya's question prompts her father to share the extraordinary story of Prophet Musa and al-Khaḍir, upon them both be peace. Through this story Safiyya is reminded of the humility and patience required for her spiritual journey, and that there is more to life than meets the eye.
Join Safiyya and her father as they journey through the story about the fish in a basket and the remarkable lessons that are taught upon the meeting of two great seas of knowledge!
About the Author:
A native of Southern California now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Muizz Rafique has studied or worked for short periods throughout the Muslim world, including Egypt, Turkey, Yemen and Jordan. He is passionate about causes and institutions that raise the spiritual and intellectual discourse in the Muslim community. He is an avid snowboarder and enjoys almost any activity that brings him outdoors, including bike rides and walks with his wife and daughters.
About the Illustrator:
Aisha Changezi is an interdisciplinary award-winning artist, a recipient of The Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award with a BFA from University of Michigan, U.S.A. The resonance of her oeuvre is reflected through her love for the process of creating art which has allowed her to master a wide range of mediums and materials. With experience in painting, illustration, design, and ceramics, she is further enriching her art by attending workshops for geometric patterns and English calligraphy. She is an active member of IAMPETH (The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting). She is also a student of Arabic calligraphy and at the moment is working towards her ijaza (license) in Arabic calligraphy under apprenticeship with a master calligrapher, Dr. Nihad Dukhan. Her diverse background, interest, and experiences are reflected in her detailed, representational, and eclectic art style.