Book Review - The Tight Rope, a contemporary Muslim Fiction speaking about Islamophobia and Racism

Book Review – Tight Rope

Book review of Tight Rope Author: Sahar Abdul Aziz Availability: Amazon and Fofkys The story revolves around Nour, Maryam, Zaid, Shane, Eugene, Russell and the story finally culminates at a protest rally where they meet each other. Nour is a social activist and the main character. A hardworking young Black […]

7 books for Muslim moms-to-be and pregnant ladies, Islamic books for pregnancy

7 books for Muslim moms-to-be

As a new mother or a mother to be, we are often anxious and worried about this new and different phase of our life. Worrying about feeds and diapers is extremely common. From a religious aspect, we also start thinking about Aqeeqah, hair shaving etc – things we are not […]

Book Review: Alhamdulilah For Series

Book review : Alhamdulilah For Series

For a few days now, I have been living  with the guilt and sadness of having taken a break from my career, for which I have worked since 2006. There are so many factors that made me take this decision. Some days , I feel guilty that all I do […]

6 tips for the introverted blogger

Three years ago, I came across the book, Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. It changed my outlook and shifted my perspective…of myself! I learnt it was alright to be quiet and reflective. The author Susan Cain so rightly points about a certain surprising fact […]

Book review - The one. A perfect book for little children for introduction to the attributes of Allah

Book Review – The One by Manaal Jafrey-Razaque

Author         – Manaal Jafrey-Razaque Illustrator   – Tanya Emelyanova Publisher    – Prolance Available     – Official page & Amazon Growing up in an average Muslim household, we are taught that Allah has 99 names right from a young age. This book is a perfect aid […]

Book Review – When I grow up by Sundus Iraq

Growing up one of the most oft asked questions we hear from elders, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’. Our creativity works overtime and we give answers depending on our mood and situation – batman, astronaut, teacher so on and so forth. The book ‘When I […]

Ten Favourite Books

There is a trend going on over Facebook asking for ‘Your ten favourite books’. I came across this IndiSpire post and decided to write down my own list. Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abul Hawa – Humanizes the struggle of Palestinians and deals with universal need of a homeland, security, […]

The English Patient – Book Review

“She had always wanted words, she loved them, grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape. Whereas I thought words bent emotions like sticks in water.” Set in an abandoned villa/hospital in Tuscany, The English Patient is a novel of four people maimed and broken by the […]

Solitude

Introverts of the world, Unite !

Ebooks

E-books

My sister and brother in law gifted me with a Samsung Note 10.1 a few months back. Thus started my love affair with eBooks. I used to read eBooks on my laptop or on the small N900 screen earlier, but due to the cumbersome nature either of holding the laptop […]

Prized Books

Over the years, I have learnt from… ▪Uncle Quentin’s love of science ▪Hermione Granger inquisitiveness and hardwork ▪Julian Kirrin’s sense of responsibility ▪Patricia and Isabel’s (O Sullivan) companionship ▪Nancy Drew’s eye for details ▪Frank and Joe Hardy’s sense of adventure ▪Howard Roark’s passion for his profession ▪Liesel Meminger aka Book […]

Reading books

Iqra’ – An affair with books.

  I do not remember the first book I read. Was it Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series? Or was it a ‘Babysitters club’  shared from my sister? Or RL Stine? But for sure, I remember, my childhood was punctuated with books, comics and children’s magazines. I have often seen my […]