Dear Prophet-A Woman's Story by debut fiction author Ali Ansari is a Muslim woman’s story and her reflections on the existential questions, “the meaning of a woman’s life and the meaning of meaning”. In her letters to the founder of her religion, the Prophet Mohammed, the panorama of her life and that of her young son, Hamid unfold. Hamid is missing and while Zarina searches for him she is also looking to understand many things. The narration describe a convoluted chain of events as they move from India to Germany, Lebanon and the United States, ending up in Colorado, where Hamid undergoes the transformation. A page-turner that is intriguing and philosophical at the same time, the story ends in a remarkable set of events as both Hamid and Zarina, in their separate ways, reach a final bend that brings into sight the destination each had sought without knowing it.
Ali Ansari has been a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in USA and India. Ali’s first book Sufism and Beyond: Sufi Thoughts In The Light of Late Twentieth Century Science has been well received. He is the founder of “Engineers Without Borders – India”. Ali is currently based in Coimbatore and continues to explore his interests in writing works of fiction and non-fiction.