Saturday 2 May 2020

Ramadan 2020/1441: Ramadan Gratitude Journal Day 9

What books are you grateful for?
I love books, they have been both my distraction and my sanctuary. They have opened my eyes to the big wide world and been somewhere for me to go and hide.

I am grateful to the books that have helped me grow:
The Autobiography of Malcom X
Women who Run with Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
Zen and the Art of making a Living by Laurence G Bold
I Could do Anything if Only I knew What it Was by Barbara Sher

I am grateful for the books that have kept me entertained and engrossed:
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
and so many more I can't list them all.

I am thankful for the book that made me hold my faith in even greater awe:
The Sealed Nectar by Sheikh Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
Life of the Prophet in Makkah: The Makkan Crucible by Zakaria Bashier
Fazail e Amaal and Fazail e Sadaqat by Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhlawi

But there is only really one answer to this question:
The Holy Quran, a gift to us, a source of guidance and a never ending source of learning, insight, healing and hope alhamdulillah

What books are you grateful for?

You can find the original Ramadan Gratitude journal challenge here and my take on it here.

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