In this spellbinding story from author Waheeda Joosab, a beautiful, intelligent, and strong-willed Muslimah, Zainub, finds herself in a nikah, arranged over-night, thanks to her terminally ill father, with a successful, good looking, and free-thinking lawyer, Ahmed Mia.
Upon reading the novel three times within the month of purchasing it, every single time I considered going into niqab… That is how much your book has touched the lives of the muslimah.F. Kara
Ahmed Mia never intended to marry, EVER! When his late dad’s friend, Uthman Habib calls on him to help wind up his estate so that his daughter, Zainub, wouldn’t have to, he wasn’t counting on being asked to marry her too!
Zainub Habib dropped out of medical school to become her father’s primary caregiver when he became terminally ill. Tending faithfully to her father’s daily needs, the last thing she expected when Ahmed Mia appeared on their doorstep one fine morning was that he was about to become her husband overnight.
Life becomes complicated when Ahmed realises that the union compromised his lifestyle and preconceived philosophies. Living with a simple, unpretentious, Niqabi, whose charming simplicity and mesmerizing beauty intrigued him, was enough to scare him away from the temptation of ever loving her fully.
In her quest to be a loving wife, Zainub must wait to find out whether the roses she thinks she sees in Ahmed will blossom from the water she pours on his thorns…
Get it from…
South African Paperback Retailers
- Major book retailers in South Africa – Exclusive Books, Bargain Books, CNA, Wordsworth Books (Kindly call ahead at your nearest branch to ensure they have stock)
- Baitul Hikmah – Durban, CT and online
International Paperback & E-book Retailers
- Amazon (search for Waheeda Joosab) – revised edition and for a limited time only
- Coming Soon to international stores via Daybreak Press Publishing
Book club resources
- Discussion questions
- Character profiles (Ahmed, Zainub, Fathima, Rashida)
- Introduction to Kismet – slide presentation with audio
- Kismet book party comprehensive guide (with suggested agenda, Kismet-inspired ice-breakers and snack recipes, bonus questions, reflection exercises, discount code for bulk copies and much more!)
- Have questions? Book a live Q&A session with Waheeda (online or in person, depending on availability)