Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
May peace and blessing be upon you all. I hope you all had a great week.
I didn’t have much time to take pictures as I had a module exam of locomotor system on Wednesday. I hope my hard work paid off and I pass the exam.
So I thought I’d share with you a few books I’ve read and liked.
Sunday, 26th May
I read this book many years ago and I had no idea what was going on. I got that the universe is guiding the protagonist to his destiny but all the philosophicalness throughout the journey made no sense to me, thus I had no idea what was going on.
But when I read it recently, it made much more sense to me. It’s not a book to just skim over and get over with, but it’s actually a book with depth that one must ponder over while reading it to understand exactly what the author is trying to say. In addition, the author’s references to Quran and Islam made it so relatable and inspiring. It’s a beautiful and must read book.
Monday, 27th May
This is another book I read recently and absolutely loved. It tells the story of two different people experiencing their separate journeys which cross at one point. Later on, each find their purpose in their own way. That’s all I can say about it.
The title of the book is Peer e Kamil (SAW) – The Perfect Mentor. It is so beautifully written and the character development and transformation is so good that you go from disliking a character to understanding him/her. I cried at two points while reading it. It’s a must read.
Tuesday, 28th May
Many of you may know about this book. It’s the story of Shams of Tabriz and Rumi written by Elif Shafak. Another beautifully written book with too many words to describe, but what I really liked is how it described the first-person perspective of all the characters involved which made it really interesting to read.
Wednesday, 29th May
The module exam went alright, although a lot of my classfellows said it went terrible and they think they will fail, which could be an overexaggeration. Our module professor gave us the lecture of the next module, eventhough we were so exhausted after giving the exam. We stopped by a bank for a while before heading home.
Thursday, 30th May
One of my hostelite friends is heading back home the next day and wanted to meet up. We went to eat dinner at Tuscany, two hours after Iftar. If you’re in Islamabad and looking for a good Continental restaurant, Tuscany is a great option.
Friday, 31st May
Another book I’m planning to read, although it’s a factual book and is not recommended for light reading.
Saturday, 1st June
I just watched a 28 minute documentat with my family called “Inside a Champion’s Mind”. It’s about our former Cricketer and Captain and our current Prime Minister, Imran Khan. The documentary was about how he was determined in every match to win and always stayed positive and motivated no matter how the match was progressing. He changed his entire bowling style to be one of the best fast bowlers in the world.
The documentary starts with a great quote which is very inspiring for me as a sports player. When I feel upset and disappointed after having worked hard for a match (or anything else like a project) just to ultimately lose, I tend to question and doubt myself as to whether I’m talented or not. His quote is:
“Talent or intelligence does not matter. It’s your dreams that will decide how big of a person you’ll become in life”
Here’s the link to the documentary:
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