Books Reviews

Book Review: Soulful Stories of Hope, Love and Light Compiled and Edited by Maria Mahat

“I asked Allah to forgive me, and to help me let go of something which was not mine; but if it was indeed mine, then I asked Allah to make it easy.”

What’s The Book About?

This book is a compilation of 23 Soulful Stories from Muslim individuals from all walks of life. It contains stories of faith and hope; healing and gratitude; of seeking God’s love, and seeing His Light.

The Review

It’s been a while since I’ve read an Islamically inspired book and this was a great one to start the year with. It’s filled with fictional and non-fictional stories and I have to say it was refreshing to read stories that placed Allah swt at the centre and heart.

True to the name of the book, I found the stories nourishing and uplifting for my soul.  They were beautiful reminders of the complexities and challenging facets of human life as well as what should ultimately bind us all: our desire to please Allah swt and benefit each other.

Top Three Quotes 

“The soul has a memory like a tape recorder; you can rewind, or forward, back and forth.”

“I believe that Allah doesn’t give up anyone, and I am a living example of His Love.”

“Love is pure, therefore we need to purify ourselves.”

Rating

✯✯✯✯- Hooked

Guide to Book Review Rating
✯ – Meh
✯✯ – Read at your own risk
✯✯✯ – Hit and Miss
✯✯✯✯- Hooked
✯✯✯✯✯- Life Companion. Thank me later!

I pray that you benefited from this post and if you’ve read the book, do let me know your thoughts in the comments section 💕

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