Monday, January 30, 2006

Try to hitch a ride on the turning tide

I've just finished reading Turning the Tide by Suma Din. It describes the stages of a woman's life, from birth to death. I initially thought it might be a bit New Agey but it is beautifully presented and a very inspiring read.

Each life stage is compared to a type of water (rivers, oceans e.t.c). There is a selection of women's thoughts on these stages, then appropriate ayahs from the Quran and hadith, dua's to help you through these stages and then finally, the story of a great woman of Islam.

In fact my only complaint about this book, is that they should publish a handbag-sized version to make it easier to carry around with you, as it's the sort of book that is great to dip in and out of.

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