Love from Mecca to Medina

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Love from Mecca to Medina

Love from Mecca to Medina

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So this inaccurate cultural detail caused another major issue/conflict in the book and it just made it less convincing and more plot-driven than anything. Although I understand this social interaction is a normal reality for many Muslims and I wasn’t too bothered by it as an adult reader who knows her own beliefs and limits, when I consider it from the perspective of a book targeted at potentially impressionable young Muslim women, it does raise some alarm bells for me. In that book, I found Zayneb a bit preachy and lacking in self-awareness, but it seemed like the roles were reversed a little in this one, with Adam being the oblivious one. The problem: It means Zayneb quietly has to let go of her hopes of their long-planned romantic getaway together. It is a contemplative and beautiful story of the pilgrimage experience that made me immediately start looking up Hajj/Umrah packages at the end of my reading.

They weren't the cute couple from the 1st book instead they were replaced by some annoying codependent cringeworthy couple who behaved like some lovesick tenagers rather than the adult married couple they were. And one seemingly generous gesture from Adam causes her to explode in anger, Adam not knowing why his gift evoked such feelings… girl please this is childish, use your words to express what you feel in a polite manner. Adam is thrilled; it's the reboot he needs and an opportunity to pray for a hijra in real life: to migrate to Zayneb in Chicago. I love how each chapter title looks like we're walking on a museum corridor that held Zaydam's journey. K. Ali’s writing always conveys her sincerity and love for Islam, her characters and her readers and judging from the popularity of her books, this clearly comes across to all who read them.Her debut novel Saints and Misfits was the winner of the 2018 APALA Honor award, the 2017 Middle East Book Honor Award, and a 2018 William C. On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this surprising and romantic sequel to the "bighearted, wildly charming" (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author) Love from A to Z that's a "contemplative exploration of faith, love, and the human condition" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). the way both the cities are described were so exact to what i felt when i was there, that just about every chapter had me overwhelmed. and i'm not saying this lightly) it took me back to all those rites and rituals i did, all those years ago, and put them in a new clarity, a newer understanding.

It's definitely no secret that fans of Adam of Zayneb will love (no pun intended) Love From Mecca to Medina! Watching as Adam and Zayneb learn these lessons alongside me, literally growing up with them from book 1 to now, means so much more to me than I can ever put into words. This story was written with such a profound love for our most holiest places of worship that I can't wait to perform my own pilgrimage. It doesn't help that Adam's long-ago almost-rishta is in their Umrah group, irritating Zayneb with her holier-than-thou attitude and conveniently wiggling herself into pictures with Adam. Although I've never been, I resonated with Zayneb's struggles to completely be present in this spiritual experience because of all the above circumstances, and the way Ali repairs this aspect of the story was deeply emotional for me.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Oh and it is coming out on 18th October 2022 which si tomorrow so make sure you get your copies because you will LOVE it! I had loved the explanations of the Prophet and the explanations of Mecca and Kaaba, makes me want to go there right this instant as I was reading the book. They forget how the Prophet always talked about how a husband should treat his wife right and with love. Moving on, this book was based on miscommunication and jalousy which is, as far as I am concerned, a recipe for disaster.

And if you isolate it from other parts of your life, you will start thinking of things such as a story like this to be sacrilegious. Lord it was frustrating, please I kinda wanna go in the book and make them SIT DOWN AND TALK, but SK Ali had showed the realities of a young couple , who is doing super long-distance relationship at the very start of their marriage, AND juggling to come to footings with their lives. The characters are so real and flawed and the spiritual journey they go on to discover themselves and their paths as separate people within their relationship was so incredible.Receiving an ARC of Love from Mecca to Medina was my sign that I ~ made it ~ in the Muslim Bookstagram world! It was also the first teen novel chosen for NBC Today Show's Read with Jenna Book Club, and named a Reader's Digest best teen novel of all time.

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