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Fragrance of Forgiveness

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Barely surviving the death of her daughter to a harrowing disease and the acrimonious divorce from her husband of nineteen years, Azraa Hassim has become a bitter woman, numbed by her own rage and anger. Fragrance of Forgiveness, the sequel to the award-winning debut novel Mirror Cracked, picks up two years later. Azraa exists without engaging with anyone unless necessary, especially her family. But life forces her to question yet again all that she had taken for granted and all that she had thought was true in her life. Azraa’s journey leads her down a path towards the realisation that she has to learn to forgive herself so that she can forgive others. Only then will she be free to accept and trust in Allah’s will and plan.
A truly gripping and thought-provoking story about the crushing devastation of betrayal and its disastrous consequences, Raashida Khan’s genius in Fragrance of Forgiveness is in the interwoven messages on leading a fulfilled and accepting life. This tough but touching very human story has the capacity to change lives and shows how we are all similar in our struggles, while revealing insights into contemporary Muslim society.

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Published February 13, 2019

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Raashida Khan

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Raashida Khan is a content creator, author, poet, wife, mother and friend – a unicorn that does exist. As a caring, compassionate and empathetic person who loves observing people and life, she is a storyteller of note. She would like to be remembered as ‘never boring.’

She is 48 and was born in Durban (her favourite city), where she lived for twenty-seven years before moving to Johannesburg. She studied at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal qualifying with a BA Hons (Economic History).

Her short story Your Voice, My Strength was selected as the winning entry for the 2017 South African Muslim Women’s Short Story Competition. She plans to self-publish an anthology of poetry and her novel, Fragrance of Forgiveness, her labour of love. In the meanwhile, she is writing her second novel and continues penning emotional, emotive poetry and the occasional social commentary blog.

Read her writings and musings at www.raashisreflections.com

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March 22, 2019
Wow wow wow...another remarkable eye-opening yet heart warming novel by the AMAZING Raashi Khan!

So much truth, wisdom, insight and life lessons are depicted in this book...it is a beautiful story of how in order to move forward one must forgive. Beautifully written in manner that is easy to read and understand. I cannot wait for her next one!
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March 21, 2019
This book!!!! I have no words as to how this book spoke to me....no words at all to describe what a page turner it is and how I could not put it down! Rashida Khan has done it again.... and I cannot wait for her next book!!!!
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March 25, 2019
A truly remarkable story line with unexpected twist . You have so eloquently described events , able to maintain and hold on to the key essence of the story . One is able to share the characters emotions bringing them to life . At your launch you mentioned the characters are part of you . I can clearly identify with that feeling.
A great lesson to be learnt in this novel ...although I understand Azraa's pain and hurt , I also feel regret ...if only she had not been impulsive and quick on judgement...if only she had practiced patience , she would not have had to compromise on the happily ever after . It's evident you left the readers wondering at the end ...I guess we can decide their fate. Heart warming novel that teaches us forgiveness is basis in finding happiness peace and contentment.
June 26, 2020
This book definitely exceeded all expectations.

The heartfelt sequel to mirror cracked has you searching for more and it’s unpredictable nature leaves you questioning your own life. The strength Azraa and Fareed demonstrate as they evolve is both heartbreaking and insightful!

Lovely read. This book brings a sense of hope that life is a reflection of your reaction to it.

I’d highly recommend.
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January 22, 2021
Another amazing read.
One who has been through trauma can relate to this.
Be it losing a loved one or being betrayed.
It teaches you how one person can come back just by understanding the true meaning if forgiveness.
Love this!
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March 24, 2019
After reading Mirror Cracked I couldn't wait for this sequel! The story draws you in from page 1. Excellently written with real emotion. Definitely recommend!
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March 23, 2019
Having turned the pages through my past. I lived and have survived bitterness. I have learnt that everyone in my space must be honoured. The present cannot be lived without honouring the person's that cultivated you. That's person is only you. Our Personalities within us must understand that Respect, Gratitude, Wisdom and then Forgiveness. We have have one chance at life and there is no method or sane place. There is choices and decisions...

Fragrance of Forgiveness is the closure to most of the Self Care that one needs. Looking from outside In ~ Mureeda Kara
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