Hi, everyone it’s Farah, and today I’m going to be sharing another TBR deconstructed video or as i would like to rename it a TBR BookShelfie. TBR BookShelfie is a series that I’ve created, which Was previously called TBR Deconstructed and it is a look at my Bookshelf, my TBR bookshelf, but in little bite-sized categories so you can see all of the books that I still have to read. Which are plenty. Too much, even. So in this video today I’m going to be showing you “part one” of all of the books that I have that on the topic of Islam or being muslim as it is Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem to all of you by the way. It’s just started. I’m very excited. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about ramadan ever in my life. I was counting down the days until it started. I was really really excited. I really needed this, guys. The Holy Month of Ramadan is typically known as the month of fasting for muslims so, we fast from sunrise Until sundown. But it’s so much more than that. It’s about spiritual cleansing, being close to Allah, Giving charity, all of these amazing things, right. So I was really excite. I really needed this guys. I really needed this month. But today I thought I would show you
Some of the books that have to do with Islam or being muslim that I will most likely dip into or pick up during this Month so in a way this is my Ramadan TBR video as well, maybe My sole focus of course is going to be reading the Qur’an. I’m going To try to read the Qur’an as many times as I can During this month, typically, I get around to reading it twice but I’m going To try to read it as many times as I can. So in addition to reading the Qur’an I thought maybe What if I’m feeling like i want to pick up another book you know When I’m feeling very energetic in the evening. So here are some books that I own that have to do with Islam that I’m most likely going to be picking up during this month. The first one is called Just Your Average Muslim By Zia chaudhary. This book, I picked up recently so I haven’t hauled this yet but this book, is just about What it’s like being a muslim just a Typical average muslim, not the very angry type, not the ones that you see on TV. Just an everyday guy, like a doctor or Someone who works in finance for example. So this says here, “Muslims seem to be an angry bunch, don’t they? There is a perception that all they ever do is gripe, moan, demonstrate, protest, and ultimately lash out violently.” This is a look and insight into The life of just your average muslim “An antidote to common but exhausted stereotypes. It Challenges non-muslims to re-examine their perceived ideas of what they think they know about muslims and muslims to examine how They portray themselves to the world.” So it encourages us to focus on Similarities rather than differences and I read the first page of this and it was very interesting so I might pick this one Up soon just because it’s a very short read and yeah! The next book is A Brief History of The Great Moguls, India’s most flamboyant rulers, by Bamber Gascoigne I think that’s how You say his last name. I actually bought This book from India when I was there two years ago, I want to say or maybe last year. I’ve got like No perception of time ever since 2018 started. I went to India, I bought this because I remember being there and being so interested and Inspired by all of the Islamic influences that I saw in New Delhi While I was there. Ihe architecture, the history, the Symbolism, I just, I was really interested in learning more so I picked this one up because it talks about the great moguls who were Predominantly muslim. I don’t really know much about them if anything at all and this book will shed some light into it and it’s got some images and illustrations In here that seemed to really add into the experience of it all. Next book is I am Malala By Malala Yousufzai. This is the story, the true story, of the girl, who stood up to the taliban Who shot her in the face because she wanted education for a Woman. If that isn’t inspiring, I don’t know What is. So this is a very inspiring read. It was turned into a movie or a documentary, I Am Malala, and it’s written by Malala herself and I would like to pick this one up to learn more because I just know the blurb, really, just the one-liner about Malala Yousafzai And I’d like to learn more about her life, her childhood, how she was raised by her father, Being Muslim in Afghanistan. I might end up Book-clubbing it with my mom because she also has it and it’d be nice to read together. The next book is a Book that I’ve already started to listen to on audiobook and it is No God But God by Reza Aslan. Reza Aslan is a an academic scholar and a writer and he writes about religious topics Frequently. He wrote a book about Jesus, I believe, called Zealot. Not sure. This is about the origins, evolution, And future of islam. Like I said, I’ve already started listening to this on audiobook during my car rides and stuff and This talks mostly about Islam but also the ever-changing Political situations and how it effects Islam. It also Highlights the shift in perception after 9/11 occurred and I think the before and after, Woman in Islam, that sort of thing. I’m not really sure but I’m still in the first few pages into it, and I will report back, so yeah.Finally, the last book I’m going to show You today is Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash. Omar Said Ghobash is the UAE ambassador to Russia and He is a father, and he wrote this book as a series of letters to his older son telling him About what it’s like to be a muslim in this day and age from a father’s point of view but Also, from a diplomat’s point point of view. I’ve Also read the first page of this one and I feel like I’m most likely going to
Pick the pick this one up this month Because I’ve just been putting it off for the longest time and I’ve really been wanting to read it so Yeah, this seems like a really interesting read, and I’m really excited to pick this one up as Well. Let me know if you’ve read it. I know quite a few people have read it as it’s been making its rounds and Yeah! And it’s a beautiful cover. Look at how Beautiful this cover is. Here are five books that I own on Islam and being a muslim that I have on my TBR shelf And one’s I may be dipping in and out of during the month of Ramadan. I will let you know of course, I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Please let me know if you’ve read any of the books or any books on Islam and Muslims or has a Character that’s a muslim for example let me know down Below I’d be really really interested. Thank you so much for watching, I hope you enjoyed this video and don’t forget to subscribe and leave a thumbs up and i’ll see you with my next one! Bye!