Book Reviews, islam, non-fiction

The Crowning Venture by Hafiza Saadia Mian

The Crowning Venture: Inspiration from Women Who Have Memorized the Quran:  Amazon.co.uk: Mian, Saadia: 9780999299036: Books

Title: The Crowning Venture

Author: Hafiza Saadia Mian

Genre: Islam

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book has such an exceptionally beautiful premise, that made me instantly gravitate towards it. A Muslim’s endeavour to commit the entire Qur’an to memory is one that is not only incredibly important and hold great spiritual weight in Islam, but is one that I particularly have a personal connection to, as alhamdullilah (all thanks and praises be to God) I have memorised a few chapters of the Qur’an myself and hope to continue to do so. Therefore, I was excited to see what this book had to offer in possibly easing the journey in becoming a hafiza (a Muslim woman who has memorised the entire Quran) and what it had to say especially about a Muslim woman’s journey with the Qur’an.

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Turning the Tide: Reawakening the Woman’s Heart and Soul by Suma Din

Turning the Tide by Suma Din | Waterstones

Title: Turning the Tide: Reawakening the Woman’s Heart and Soul

Author: Suma Din

Genres: Islam, non-fiction

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

First-Impressions post

“A book on the journey and different stages of a woman’s life, from the inception of the soul to the end of life on Earth. Words of wisdom, guidance and compassion from the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) pave the way, and inspire the reader to reawaken their heart and soul. With contemporary thoughts, words of wisdom, guidance and inspiration.” Goodreads

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First-Impressions: Turning the Tide: Reawakening the Woman’s Heart and Soul by Suma Din

Turning the Tide by Suma Din | Waterstones

“A book on the journey and different stages of a woman’s life, from the inception of the soul to the end of life on Earth. Words of wisdom, guidance and compassion from the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) pave the way, and inspire the reader to reawaken their heart and soul. With contemporary thoughts, words of wisdom, guidance and inspiration.” Goodreads

I’m only 90 pages into this book, but I already know that this is going to be one of my all-time favourites… I can feel it. Because this is a “first-impressions” post, I’m not going to spend too long going over the premise and structure of the book because I will go into much detail on that in my review once I’ve finished reading -this is just about all my initial thoughts, which are of course subject to change!

I went into this book with zero expectations, and I honestly think that was the most fitting approach, in this case. Anyone who knows me well, knows I’m very much a reflecting kind of person, and I love to reflect on past events and the present and the future and life, and this makes this book perfect for me as its entire premise is on the journey through a Muslim woman’s life.

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