Grandma Jeddah Reviews
Shumaysa Amatul Hadi Faruqi's new Book
Grandma Jeddah's Book Reveiw: Everyday Islam: an Easy and Peaceful Way of Life
Shumaysa Amatul Hadi
Faruqi’s Everyday Islam: an Easy and Peaceful Way of Life
You’ve heard it said many times before: Islam is a way of
life. Shumaysa Amatul Hadi Faruqi presents a fitting display of this phrase in
her new book, Everyday Islam: An Easy
and Peaceful Way of Life.
Everyday Islam gives examples of how every act we
perform in our daily lives from sun up to sundown can be done in accordance
with the teachings of Quran and our Prophet Muhammad (saw). The book covers
useful practices we should instill in our lives starting with getting up in the
morning until it’s time to retire in the evening. Sister Shumaysa reminds us of helpful du’a we
should make throughout the day such as when entering the bathroom, leaving the
home, and returning back to our dwellings.
The book is clear, precise and easy reading—nothing
challenging, just a simple reminder of how to place Islam first in our lives
throughout the day. Shumaysa uses an easy going and warm style throughout the
book. You feel like a friend is guiding you with gentle and kind reassurance
that the Islamic way is indeed the best way to live your life, and it can be
I especially like her sections on childrearing and marriage.
She emphasizes the importance of spending quality time with your family. She
explains how time with family not only strengthens the bond of love, but it
makes for a healthier family in general.
Indeed, those closest to us deserve our love, caring and affection most.
She reminds us that having a family is one of the greatest blessings one can
have, as many in the world have lost theirs.
A reflective hadith she includes in the book says that the
one who maintains the ties of kinship is the one who does so when his relatives
cut off ties from him—an admirable practice to remember.
Regarding the importance of marriage, she emphasizes what
many of us already know but need constant reminders of— in order to have a
healthy society, we need healthy family units which foster strong values. This
is the type of environment which will nurture our children to become the”torch
bearers of Islamic ethics and ideology”, she explains.
stresses the importance of instilling good
habits and manners in our children while they are young. As we know, habits formed during childhood are
often the ones that remain with us into adulthood. Reading Shumaysa’s book Everyday Islam
and using it’s
reminders of how to make Islam a part of
our daily lives is a helpful guide in our endeavor to impri an Islamic way of
life in our children’s hearts.
Purchase it here: http://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Islam-Easy-Peaceful-Life/dp/1502830779
Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 13 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.She is the author of, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It. Order her e-book or Subscribe to her free newsletter at --http://shop.grandmajeddah.com/ and http://www.grandmajeddah.com/subscribe-page.html