An Ocean in One Drop is a children’s picture book retelling the ancient Islamic tale of Hajar’s desert struggle to find water for her infant son. This story is revered by Muslims worldwide and is honoured within the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.
Jamila’s grandmother has returned from Hajj with some wondrous Zamzam water! Let’s 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 water colour visuals, this children’s book explores the importance of this story and ritual 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.