Prayers for My Sister

by Arshia Madni



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/13/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781665715935
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781665715928
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781665715942

About the Book

This year is unlike any other for Iman, who has just lost her little sister, Firdous, to leukemia. Going to the mosque and Sunday school was exciting, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, with Firdous as her companion. But now Iman prays alone, sits alone, and doesn’t even feel hungry when it is time to eat. As she grapples with overwhelming sadness, Iman cannot help but wonder why God took her sister away from her.
Iman cherishes the memories with her sister. As she travels back in time to reflect on her time with Firdous, she also details her feelings as she learns to live without her beloved sister and attempts to find a way out of the darkness of grief into the light of healing. Included are specific coping tools and activities for young people who are also grieving that honor feelings, faith, and provide a gentle reminder that our loved ones are always alive in our hearts.
Prayers for My Sister is the tale of a Muslim girl’s journey through grief after her sister dies from leukemia.

About the Author

Arshia Madni is a pediatric palliative care physician in Memphis, Tennessee who has worked with many families who have experienced loss. She has written this book to address the unique needs of children who are of culturally diverse backgrounds and have experienced the loss of a loved one.