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Of sandy beaches and blue waters

September 14, 2010 Leave a comment

I have been asked many questions in my life but I am still waiting for someone, anyone to ask me the proverbial “If you were stranded on a desert island what book would you choose to have with you”. My answer would be paint-dryingly ecstatistic. But since I have never ever been asked the question I am now brimming to the follicles  – the Qur’an!  Without a doubt and a complete no-brainer. I can’t think of another book so filled with history, drama, passion, emotion, grief, pain, joy, great story-telling, lyricism, rhyme, music, insight, you name it the Qur’an has it all. Kind and wise words are my sandy beaches and blue waters. My stranded-on-a-desert-island days will be filled with reading the Qur’an, re-enacting Hayy ibn Yaqdhan and wondering why I was stranded on a desert island without even a gazelle to my name. Happy Shawal. Remember the 6-day fasting recommendation 🙂

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