Assalamu alaikum wrwb ,
Do you like Reading? How often do you read? I cannot imagine a day without reading and if you are like me who can not keep away from books you will be shocked to know that even digital reading for a long term is not a good Practice.
Neuroscience, in fact, has revealed that humans use different parts of the brain when reading from a piece of paper or from a screen. So the more you read on screens, the more your mind shifts towards “non-linear” reading — a practice that involves things like skimming a screen or having your eyes dart around a web page. “They call it a ‘bi-literate’ brain,” Zoromodi says. “The problem is that many of us have adapted to reading online just too well. And if you don’t use the deep reading part of your brain, you lose the deep reading part of your brain.”
To keep the deep reading part of the brain alive and kicking, Zomorodi says that researchers recommend setting aside some time each day to deep read on paper. And now that children are seemingly growing up with a digital screen in each hand, researchers says it’s also important that teachers and parents make sure kids are taking some time away from scattered reading. Adults need to ensure that children also practice the deeper, slow reading that we associate with books on paper. (ref )
So, It is important that We read from a Physical book daily . And What Books do you read? Have you considered reading atleast 1 Islamic book a month and giving the same practice to your Kids ?
Books written by our eminent scholars need to be savored. There is Vast Wisdom in the Islamic books that needs to be tapped . They teach us moral conduct and moral upringing .They teach us Sunnah way of life and influences us in many ways.
To ward off digital distraction I have lately adapted to reading Physical Books .This month I got myself 2 Books one for myself and the other for my daughter .
I am trying to improve my Urdu reading skill and I could not find a better book that the biography of Prophet Muhammad SAW . Although I have read the English version many a times this urdu version is an award winning book and it makes you sink in the love of Rasul Allah SAW .It takes you to a different world altogether .
The other Book I brought is “My Illustrated Quran Story Book ” . It is very important that we read bed time stories to our kids and I don’t want my daughter to grow up imagining unrealistic fairy tales day and night . Today even the children’s books are so adulterated with adult stuffs and LGBT propaganda that it is better to stick to our roots and morals .
What Books do you Plan to read ? Want some Suggestions? Based on recommendations of Scholars, reviews and polls ,we used to make a suggested reading list in various topics of Islam . But this year ,we plan to do a Monthly Reading list . These are some books we have shortlisted for the month of February –
1. Which Way to Paradise?
2. 44 Ways to Manhood: Breaking old habits and building new personalities based on Quran and Sunnah
3. Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story
Grade 2–4—The new crescent appears, marking the first day of the month of Ramadan. Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, is confused because “it’s only the seventeenth.” Her mother explains that the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. At sunset, the family enjoys a special dinner. The following week, her family prepares food to be distributed at a mosque. One night, Yasmeen sees that the moon is full, and realizes that the observance is half over.
4. Cinderella: An Islamic Tale
Great twist to the Cinderella story. It is written for a muslim audience but it easily applies to all people as the lessons it teaches are fairly universal (patience, kindness, forgiveness). The Muslim Cinderella, Zahra, shows her readers through grace, elegance, and self restraint that no matter what the situation, we should always put our trust in God.
5.You Can Be The Happiest Woman in the World: A Treasure Chest of Reminders
If you have ever had depressing thoughts, low motivation, or if you feel stress on a regular basis, you are not alone. Dr. al-Qarni provides inspiration for all situations in life that can cause us grief. Tragedies often make us realize that in order to be the best wife, mother and woman possible, we must take care of ourselves and those that we love, as if our lives depend on it. We must remember the lessons that some of the greatest women in Islamic history have taught us by example. We must rely on Allah to give us strength when we can’t find it in our own lives. Within this book lies the encouragement to be the leading woman in all areas of your life. You will find peace and happiness by holding on to the rope of Allah. The author reminds us that when we take one step closer to Allah, He will take ten more to be closer to you.
If you like our articles,Do start a discussion and let us know your Opinion . What books are you reading at Present? We would definitely like to know and possibly include them in our next reading list .In sha Allah .
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Jazak Allah khair for the recommendation .
Story time for kids is definitely important and what a nice idea it is to get an islamic story book for the kids .Looking forward to more book recommendations .