I am naturally a pessimist. My sister is an over the top, glass is overflowing optimist. She is one of those people who fill her FB page with corny quotes and sickly messages of how wonderful life is, whereas I don't even have a FB page.
So it really surprised me how much I loved this book. On the book cover it says 'When life throws you in the mud, plant yourself and grow'. This is the kind of thing that usually I would think 'OK whatever'.
I actually picked this book for two reasons. The first one is that I am about to start studying to become a Psychologist (people and the mind fascinate me). Two because the reviews were really good.
From the first few pages my emotions… Read more
This is a lovely book but has positives and negatives to it.
However the positives I think do outweigh the negatives.
Firstly the pictures are so cute and colourful. Lovely to look at.
The book consists of 6 stories:
Ramadan and Fasting
The Holy Qur'an and
Festival of Sacrifice (eid al-adha)
Each story teaches a little lesson e.g don't pass in front of someone praying.
The only problem with this book is that there are a few mistakes in a couple of the sentences. As my toddler cannot read yet this isn't a problem. I just change the words a little. Also instead of 'tap' the word 'faucet' is used. Again… Read more
When I first started reading this book, I wondered why i had bought it. (It was on sale). As a Muslim it was boring me. It read like a starter book on snippets of Islam. Then she spoke about Sufism in depth. Now as much as I find Sufism very interesting it seemed to go on for a long time. I love the spiritual side of it but the praying at shrines & whirling dervishes is just to much for me. For a non Muslim this would probably be rather interesting though. I read on and it felt like the author seemed to quote Karen Armstrong rather often. This did make me wonder if she can read/understand Arabic herself? Or just English translations of the Quran? Some of the things she says are not common… Read more