Jumada-I Book Club Recap
This month, we have three books on healing the mind, body, soul, and the spirit of people; the marginalized and ones wanting to fix their lenses on race issues.
The Spirit of Black Folk
Summary: If Black lives mattered to God such that he revealed verses about them in the Qur’an, there should be no ambivalence among our communities about valuing Black lives. Imam al-Suyuti delivers this message clearly through his insightful text, which includes the names and unique qualities of the multiple Black Companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the Qur’anic verses regarding them, a commentary on the value of the land of Abyssinia itself (where many of the Black Companions originated from), and much more.
Thoughts: The book gives a spiritual healing and cleansing to the reader. Please check it on our e-Store.
Islamically Inspired Self-Development
Summary: ...From the first chapter, the reader is introduced to the aetiology and ethos of healing in Islam (and beyond), as a means of opening and preparation for further chapters. In fact, each page is presenting itself as an organic progression and encourages further self-development in the spirit of submission to the will of God. Both worlds, the material and the metaphysical meet in this book and explore coherent and collaborative coexistence ways in the process of rebuilding wellness. Subjects of Gayb, Jinn, Angels, Soul and Qadr, Sabr, Rahmah, among the rest of diverse important healing markers, are thoroughly explored, so a reader can feel clarity and find a meaning in the practical use of Islamic spirituality. The unique approach of the author to the concept of selfhood opens a new door to understanding multiple intelligences as well as to the process of self-development with the process of Taffakur, Tawbah and Tazkiyah in mind...
Review: The state of the heart is at the center of many diseases. This book is an eye opener and very helpful for anybody dealing with a sickness hard to shake off. Check it out on Amazon.
Cure Your Waswas
Summary: Regain Control Over Your Thoughts with Cure Your Was'was
This guide will help you get free from the shackles of the whispers of Shaytan. What whispers? The whispers that have been casting doubts inside you while you are performing wudhu and salah, thus ruining the contentment of your ibadah. The whispers that have been draining your energy and make you hate even thinking about doing wudhu and performing salah as a result. That's what Shaytan wants from you. Don't fall victim to his ultimate plans; making you abandon salah and your soul. It's time to wage a war against Shaytan. Read this book to make you strong enough to fight his temptations and the compulsions that have been over-powering you.
Review: Another book on spiritual healing, Cure Your Waswas is a practical guide to help the one in need regain control over his or her ibadat. Check it out on Amazon.
Want to discuss books with us? Our Usual Book Club Questions Are:
1. What did you like most?
2. What gave you pause?
3. What didn't you like?
4. What are your other thoughts?
5. What question (s) do you have for the author(s)?
6. What questions about the book(s) do you have for the moderator or other members of the discussion(s)?
Thank you for tuning in and reading. Dear Readers & Members, see you in Next Year, in Jumada-II 1444 AH insha'Allah. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Until next time, subhanaka Allahumma wa-bihamdika ash-hadu anla ilaha illa anta as-taghfiruka wa atoobu ilayka. (O Allah, You are free from every imperfection; praise be to You. I testify that there is no true god except You; I ask Your Pardon and turn to You in repentance.) Aameen.
The Fofky's Book Club Team