An Ocean In One Drop - The Tale of Hajar in Haj by Mariam Hakim, Layla Aldubaisi and Hameedah Hamadah
By Mariam Hakim, Illustrated by Layla Aldubaisi and Hameedah Hamadah, WAW Stories, Paperback, 28 Pages
Jamila’s grandmother has returned from Hajj with some wondrous Zamzam water! Join Jamila on a storytelling adventure as she learns about this water and how it connects to Hajar – the woman at the heart of Hajj.
Pilgrims reflect on Hajar’s story through the Sa’ee; a ritual where they follow in her footsteps running between two large hills seven times.
Using poetic rhyming couplets and stunning watercolour visuals, this children’s book explores the importance of this story through the opposing themes of water and desert, life and death, and ancient heritage in modern times.
The book promotes the power of women’s narratives so that future generations can transcend gender inequality and injustice.