The new “Normal” they called it… 2020, when the world changed.
– Zee Monodee, author, blogger and influencer.
This page turner confirms that while not everyone will be COVID-infected, everyone will be COVID-impacted.
– Ashraf Garda, Founder of Champion South Africa.
Eighteen stories from women who ‘looked inside’ appear in this powerful and moving collection.
While all the stories focus on the Lockdown with an Islamic signature, not all the writers are Muslim. This has allowed a diverse collection from a variety of perspectives. The writers had free reign in genre chosen, whether fiction or non-fiction and what is clear, is that all the women wrote with much introspection and honesty. Although some of the writers are established and in print, many are being published for the first time, so this has been an exciting and empowering opportunity. Each has been motivated to put pen to paper and their hearts in their words.
When inspiration strikes, there’s no choice but to write. You become the instrument through which fears and dreams, hopes and frustrations, and thoughts hidden from the world all flow – cathartically – onto pages that reflect snapshots of life.
Let it Flow captures a journey of poetic self-expression through the author’s twenties and thirties – evolving from an insecure young man, through marriage, fatherhood, and the toils of adult responsibility.
Coupled with spiritual reflections on life and the world we live in, this collection hopes to inspire, uplift, and benefit all who browse its pages.
“Shaykha Amatullah’s account of her journey to Islam and then on to the inner sanctum of Sufism must be seen as an account of a contemporary Muslim version of the hero’s journey. The account is set out like a banquet on a wonderfully rich, quilted tablecloth of late 20th century experience, including diverse patches of Australian outback, European sophistication and the North-African desert. Its very diversity produces an account which is of our age. It is into this uniquely contemporary context that the light of the beloved Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) reaches over centuries to illuminate both the outer and the inner reality of this extraordinary woman. Her account is deeply reassuring. It bears witness that in this time of the plastic and the instant, the recovery of our deep humanity is unconditionally available. It demonstrates that the prophets are a living reality among us, and that their teachings will reach the curious heart, no matter how obscure a backwater it lies hidden in.” – From the foreword by Shaykh Ebrahim Schuitema
The Life of Muhammad (SAW) introduces the
Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW),
the Final Messenger of Allah (SWT).
In this series the author eloquently presents
the Prophet’s life in a detailed manner,
deriving valuable lessons from it and thus
making it relevant to modern times. The
series is primarily based on Ibn Khatir’s book
on the Seerah as presented by
Imam Anwar Al-Awlaqi on transcripts
of his famous lectures on the subject.