July 13, 2010
I can't wait to get my books!
*This is one of the books I have requested online from my local library.*
A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. This will probably be a short post as it's getting late and, as I like to say, the kids will get up whether I've slept or not!
Anyway I just realized that my local library has a great online request system. EVERY book I looked for was available! Woo-hoo! I am really excited. I take the kids to the library and they have a wonderful children's floor with toys, puppets, etc. so Aaminah is happy but I am left high and dry, no new reading materials. By the time the older kids pick out and I take Aaminah to see the guinea pigs we're all set. Hmmm. I was lamenting my lack of reading material and even more especially my opportunity to seek them out when I remembered their online service.
So now in the comfort of my home, in my house dress sans hijab and sans lots of kids needing my attention, I was able to pick out several books. Most of them aren't housed at the Hudson library but Central Massachusetts does a book-sharing program with area libraries. I get to pick them up in Hudson (4 min drive from my home!) and read, read, read!
I found a couple of books about Muslim women. One, "Tears of the Desert" (sorry can't figure out how to underline) is a true story of a Muslim woman who escaped the horrors of Darfur. I almost checked out "Jewel of Madina" then read a few reviews first. Alhamdulillah! It talks about Aisha (ra) and her marriage to the Prophet Muhammad (saws). It makes ALOT of assumptions and is really inappropriate for a Muslim to read. I don't like to read books that create fitnah whether intentionally or not.
I'll semi-review the books after I read them and insha'Allah some of them will be good reads and beneficial.
Happy me, happy me! Ma salaama!