The Road To Mecca
Friday, October 30, 2009
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Now here is an awesome book.

Title: The Road To Mecca
Author: Muhammad Asad
Available: Thinkers Recourse
Type: Biography

What's it about? It's a travel narrative by Muhammad Asad, about his travels and experiences in the Middle East following his conversion to Islam.

Is it worth reading? I'm not sure why I like it SO much, but I do know there is nothing in it that I don't like. So check it out, it's definitely worth your time.

Is the book easy to understand? Well... yes. I think Muhammed is a brilliant writer!! I loved the style - one minute you're reading about some adventure, and the next minute it's the present journey.

Notable pages? A quote from a bedouin "If water stands motionless in a pool it grows stale and muddy, but when it moves and flows it becomes clear: so, too, man in his wanderings." (pg 48 - and throughout)

Out of 5: 5 or more :D

Let me know what you think about the book!


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My 10
Thursday, October 29, 2009
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuh

Well, well.. yes.. I am around. Sorry for the delayed update.

AlhumduliLlah I did receive my beautiful gift from the Ramadaan Swap Hunt. The idea was to send your swap partner ten gifts that represent items from out master list.

Thank you SO much Eva! I totally dig my gift! Now that I've finally taken a picture of it, I can eat the giant lollipop! haha
May Allah reward you for your kindness. Ameen.

Here's what I got:
  • Handmade: Bookmark made by a lady from Afghanistan
  • Pink: T-Shirt (just what I needed!)
  • Floral Design: Body lotion
  • Sunnah: Miswak
  • Artsy-Craftsy: Coloured wire (yaaay)
  • Practical: Beautiful notebook
  • Scented: Musk
  • To Wear: Chocolate Mask (how cool)
  • Shiny: Eye shade
  • To Read: Lost History book (this is my favourite - I've already started it!)
  • Sweet: Giant lollipop

  • Thank you to all those that participated. This years swap went very well.. alhumduliLlah we had a lovely group.

    So far I have only two blog posts to share, but I'll update the list if others post.
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