DOHA: Mahe Muslim Welfare Association, an organisation of expats from Mahe in Qatar, has honoured Laiba Abdul Basit for publishing her first book Order of the Galaxy – The War for the Stolen Boy on Amazon.
The book is a collection of short stories.
Ten-year-old Laiba is a fifth grade student at Olive International School in Doha and is the daughter of Abdul Basit and Thasnim Muhammad.
The function was held on Tuesday and was attended by association President Rijal Kidaran, General Secretary Ashiq Mahe, Treasurer Suhail Manoli, vice-presidents Arshad Hussain and Rizwan Chalakkara, Dawa Wing member Mubarak Abdul Ahad and Sports Convener Sabir T K.
Laiba is now writing her second book, the organisation said in a release.