Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: His other wife

Trailer Synopsis: Jacob and Deanna are a power couple. Aliyah is Deanna’s best friend…whom Jacob wants to marry. Expanded and continued beyond Umm Zakiyyah’s popular online series by the same name, His Other Wife is a story about love and betrayal, faith and personal crisis, and withstanding deep emotional wounds. Jacob is a successful businessman and college professor, and his wife Deanna is a renowned marriage counselor and author. Together they are their Muslim community’s power couple. Aliyah is Deanna’s recently divorced best friend who has just accepted a position at the college where Jacob works—and who is the...

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Books: DON’T BE SAD by Aaidh Ibn Abdullah Al Qarni

Title: Don’t be Sad Author : Aaidh ibn Abdullah Al Qarni Publisher: Dar-us-Salaam ISBN: 9960850447 One cannot imagine the scope and soulful depth of this book by its simple yet eloquent title; DON’T BE SAD by Aaidh Ibn Abdullah Al Qarni is a diamond among gems. Don’t be Sad will become a firm favourite and a best friend taking its permanent place on your bookshelf. It is filled with simple advice which simplifies reality and hardship. This book transports the reader from the shadows of despair  into the beautiful light which is bounties of Deen ul Islam. The author addresses the various trials that a Muslim experiences, slowly yet surely aids the reader out of the slump that is sadness, depression and regret – to mention just a few of the disillusioned emotions that incapacitate our happiness . The book speaks to one in a way that is straightforward and much needed, everyday a new realisation forces one into a rehabilitation of sorts. Every word relevant to your life as the rays of light from the Quraan and Sunnah.These are  feature on every page succeeding in softening ones heart and often bringing tears to the eyes. “Don’t be SAD”  stands up to its title and encourages the reader to grasp at the loose ends of life with a smile, while holding onto that ever trustworthy Rope of Allah for,...

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The Sealed Nectar – Ar Raheeq Al Makhtum

The Sealed Nectar, which is essentially the detailed Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad SAWS, is currently on my reading list. I’ve been wading through it slowly, as it is very rich in detail, dates, chronology, and names.  It is brilliantly woven together in a way that allows the reader to picture the Prophet SAWS’s life, and journey with him through his experiences. There have been parts in the book that are extremely emotional and moving, I’ve closed the book and shed my tears before resuming reading. If you want to know the prophet, journey with him, experience his difficulty...

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