Saturday, February 18, 2012
99 Cahaya di Langit Eropa
Firstly, let me tell you that the book could make me cry… Beautiful Islamic novel (or memoir?) that come from the heart and soul. Nowadays…I don’t know… but I become more appreciating history than before, especially Islamic history. This is that kind of book…thanks to Hanum Salsabiela Rais and husband who had written it.
Showing us the past relationship between Islam and Europe in the Islamic Golden Age and the Falling, the book full of historical places and stories captured by her 3 years living in Europe. Visiting museums, mosques, churches in Vienna Austria, Paris France, Cordoba & Andalucia Spain and Istanbul Turkey, where there are Islamic paths across those cities that we still can see them at present. Many hidden facts are written about how Islam and other religion in Europe united and appreciated to each other at past time. Oh, how I hope the book reveals places in any other European cities…and someday may Allah SWT allows me to come there. Ameen.
At the end, we realize that Islam image now is full of terror, hate, woman abuse, etc…as a good moslem agent it is our duty to make a change, to show how beautiful and peace deen of Islam is, as the way of life full of light and kindness to other religion Prophet Muhammad SAW taught.