THE WAR WITHIN OUR HEARTS by Habeeb Quadri

THE WAR WITHIN OUR HEARTS

Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Written for today’s urban Muslim boys, this guide to faithful living is wise and understanding. Twenty-eight short chapters are divided into two sections: “Problems” and “Solutions,” in which the authors, both school administrators who understand teen language, acknowledge that modern culture and technology are often at odds with the teachings of the Qu'ran. Peppered with slang, chapters individually address teen problems such as peer pressure, parents, immodest dress, depression and social networking. Through Qu'ran quotes and stories of Islamic prophets and scholars, readers are encouraged to act in ways that are in keeping with their religion but do not promote isolation from modern society. The end of each chapter in the “Problems” section offers life tips that are Qu'ran-focused but often universally applicable, such as “Always be encouraging towards others with fewer blessings…than you.” In the “Solutions” part of the book, chapters end with tips on becoming more involved in the faith. The copyediting, design and binding leave much to be desired, but readers who pick this up will find the man-to-man advice practical and uplifting. (Religion. 14-18)
Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-84774-012-0
Page count: 183pp
Publisher: Kube Publishing
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2010




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