Mother is penned by Asma Nadia (fiction/nonfiction writer; Indonesia), the author of 49 books, of which three have been adapted for the screen. Nadia contributes regularly to the daily Republika , which named her one of the seven most influential people in Indonesia for 2010. A co-founder of Forum Lingkar Pena, and Komunitas Bisa Menulis, which helps youth become writers, she is also a frequent campaigner in the “Indonesian Women Write” movement, and an organizer of 123 Rumah Baca, which provides free reading rooms for youth. She was invited to attend the International Writing Program in Iowa, 2013. Asma Nadia is married with 2 children. She is also a member of Muslimah Writers Alliance.
I want to take you
to your dream house
where God’s beauty shines
and millions sing of His greatness
my hands are too weak
and my power
is like a wisp of wind
your dream house
who knows when I will hand it over
but it is always in my prayers.
Copyright © 2014, Asma Nadia, The Muslimah Speaks: Her Voice, Her Spirit