Reading in May

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It has been a long time since I last updated my booklist. Since then, there were many different books that went through my hands, that were digested by my brain and inspired my life, alhamdulillah. Most of them were really worth reading –  so I’ve put them on the list there.

I was especially astounded by some old classics I found (books you can nearly get for free because of their age) with messages more modern and important as ever before.

Those books, for example from Napoleon Hill, Orison Swett Marden, Prentice Mulford, Emil Coué, Ralph Waldo Emerson and others are really the precursors and parents of the “New Thought-Movement”; they highly influenced modern positive-thinking-, spiritual- and self-help-leaders and are well worth reading.
They fill me with very positive energy, hope and a creative inner force, subhanallah.
Most of the content matches very well with Islam. Always treating new content very careful in respect to my faith, I have to say that the things written in those books fit very well with what Allah teaches us through the Qur’an, and this shows me once again that the truth is universal and can be found everywhere, inchaallah.

“the highest spiritual principle [is] loving one another unconditionally… and teaching and healing one another”, and that “our mental states are carried forward into manifestation and become our experience in daily living”

Actually I am reading those books:

Napoleon Hill: “Grow rich! With peace of mind” and “Law of Success”

Henry Ford: “My life and work”

Muhammad Yunus: “Social Business”

Masanobu Fukuoka: „The one straw revolution“/ “ Der große Weg hat kein Tor”

Grüner Zweig 77: “Haltbarmach-Almanach”

Sarah Wilson: “I quit sugar for life” and the cookbook that followed

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Soon entering the holy month of Ramadan, this is my list of religious books I want to read alongside the studies of the Qur’an, inchaallah:

Mirza Yawar Baig: „Leadership lessons from the life of Rasoolullah“

Deepak Chopra: “Muhammad, a story of the last prophet”

Darussalam Publishers: “Strategies of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)” and “Prophet Muhammad as a teacher”

Tariq Ramadan: “Muhammad”

Wishing you blessed days of Shaaban! Love and Peace to all xxx.

 

A Berber Wedding

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A wedding is maybe the biggest event in a Berber’s life. In our region of the High Atlas, it is still a celebration in traditional ways with many old rites and customs.
It is a huge party for both families and the whole village of each spouse.
The celebrations go on for at least three days and everybody is singing, drumming, dancing and eating a lot.

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Women wear their most beautiful garments and the bride is especially beautifully prepared with hennah, scarfs and jewelery.
The hand drum is played a lot and all sing old traditional Berber songs with poetic lyrics and trilling alternating between men and women.

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The women, when among themselves, playfully dance and sing and have a lot of fun with the bride,
wishing her a happy farewell into married life – and that is what I wish to you, dear Naima, inchaallah!

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Discovering the Central High Atlas of Morocco

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we went discovering our region, the mountains behind the last villages of our valley and the beautiful and only temporarly visible lake of Izoughrar.

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and after the long walk we enjoyed the warm hospitality of Touda, alhamdulillah.

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a little brake and a magic place of quiet and peace, subhanallah, only a few kilometers from our home…
here you can see it on the map: click.  welcome to beautiful Morocco!

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Reading right now

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During the week I am actually reading the following books:

“Reinventing organizations” Frederic Laloux

“Tawhid” Bilal Philips

“I quit sugar for life” Sarah Wilson

“Martin Luther King, biography” Arnulf Zitelmann

“The power is within you “- “wahre Kraft kommt von Innen” Louise Hay

„Leadership lessons from the life of Rasoolullah“ Mirza Yawar Baig

Several books from Prentice Mulford, Orison Swett Marden and Emil Coué

Books on Landart and pedagogy in nature

And what are you reading these days?