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Husna's story : my wife, the Christchurch massacre & my journey to forgiveness / Farid Ahmed with Kimberley Davis.

By: Ahmed, Farid (Christchurch writer).
Contributor(s): Davis, Kimberley [author.] | Dalziel, Lianne [author of introduction, etc.] | Tau, Te Maire [author of introduction, etc.] | Abdalla, Mohamad [author of introduction, etc.] | Compton, Mark (Professor) [author of introduction, etc.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Allen & Unwin, 2020Description: 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781988547480; 1988547482.Other title: Husnas story.Subject(s): Ahmed, Husna | Ahmed, Farid (Christchurch writer) | Muslims -- New Zealand -- Christchurch -- Biography | Muslim women -- New Zealand -- Christchurch -- Biography | Christchurch Mosque Shootings, Christchurch, N.Z., 2019 | Terrorism -- New Zealand -- Christchurch | Mass murder -- New Zealand -- Christchurch | Victims of hate crimes -- New Zealand -- Christchurch -- Biography | Husband and wife -- Biography | ForgivenessGenre/Form: Biographies.Summary: "Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing the day of the attack - in all of its normal, mundane detail up until the tragedy, and then the horrendous tragedy of what followed. Interwoven with this is the story of Husna's life, telling of the selflessness and bravery with which she lived her life. As well as looking after her paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women when they were giving birth, running classes for children and helping many others. Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day. She had already led the other women and children to safety. Tragically she was shot. Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, quite incredibly, forgives the alleged killer. His remarkable philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how religion and faith, through personal application, can be a tool for navigating the most horrific of tragedies."-- Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Husna Ahmed was a victim of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack on 15 March 2019. She was shot while looking for her husband, who was in a wheelchair.

"All royalties to St John Ambulance"--Front cover.

"Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing the day of the attack - in all of its normal, mundane detail up until the tragedy, and then the horrendous tragedy of what followed. Interwoven with this is the story of Husna's life, telling of the selflessness and bravery with which she lived her life. As well as looking after her paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women when they were giving birth, running classes for children and helping many others. Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day. She had already led the other women and children to safety. Tragically she was shot. Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, quite incredibly, forgives the alleged killer. His remarkable philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how religion and faith, through personal application, can be a tool for navigating the most horrific of tragedies."-- Publisher's description.