If you're feeling lost and are looking for a renovation in your perspective on life- do give this book This is such a beautiful book! What motivated you to write When Wings Expand and what is the story about? Nur, I will always be with you! I don't want to go. The body of the butterfly shrinks and the wings expand after it emerges from the pupa so that it can fly. Showing them that after death our wings can expand. But you can see how, if the required things are hanging undone, we have little to expect in the way of other gifts. When required things hang undone we feel drained of a sense of well-being and peace. She has been made strong enough to ignore peer pressure in her teens. I was moved to tears on a few occasions.
My love and advice will always be with you to guide you in the right direction. Thank you to Kube Publishing for providing me with a copy! We go through all her stages of grief and struggle and eventual hope at being able to continue her life without her mother in such a personal way. They are forever sealed inside this little place Nur bears the crushing loss and finds her adolescent life more demanding and complex. It kept me hooked onto it and I would look forward to reading it everyday! The image of the chrysalis runs through the book. Nur, a young muslim female teenager cope with her mother's death in a very inspirational manner with the help of the rest of her family. We must constantly be scanning our lives and working to get rid of harams great: like non- meat, which deadens the heart, and interest, which incites the wrath of Allah, and harams which can seem small: like gossip, backbiting, lying, ingratitude, inappropriate dress and behaviours, and believing we have power of our own. Nur is an inspirational young girl who grows throughout the book and is able to help someone else by the end despite her own challenges.
What I have found is that the crucial productivity, the only one that will matter in the grave, is serving Allah. The way the author wrote the book makes all of it feel so real. For muslims, there is nothing in this book that a kid cannot read on their own. Author: Mehded Maryam Sinclair Publisher: The Islamic Foundation 2012 Pages: 219 Binding: Paperback Description from the Winner of the Unpublished Muslim Writer's Award 2011. There are particular things He has asked for: the five pillars, to begin with, the closest of which is probably the 5x prayer. After she returns to her home in Canada, she slowly learns to help her younger brother as well as other young cancer-afflicted patients and their families come to terms with their pain. It is inspired and inspiring, especially the parallel that the author draws between the death of the chrysalis and the awakening of the soul as its wings expand.
It affects everyone, whether they have it or not, because of the deadliness of the disease. We caught up with Sister Maryam to find out more about her work, her latest book and, of course, practical tips for emotional productivity! I'm grateful to have this type of literature available for my kids and me! Love and faith shrinks the body of their grief so that the sufferers can grow wings and fly towards a better future. The messages contained within the pages resonated with me and I felt the power of the advice Nur both gives and receives. Nur watches her mother's body begin to shrink and her mood begin to darken. I close the book and bring it to my heart and hug it really tight!! She lived in Turkey for ten years, teaching language and storytelling, and now resides in Amman, Jordan. A fantastic 5 star rea A beautifully written, moving tale of Nur's emotional journey. And i pray that we don't just read it but do really use it for our benefit.
Beautifully written in the perspective of a young girl, it made me ponder over many things. This is a beautiful story of a young girl who overcomes loss with the love from her family and the strength of her faith. Nur keeps writing until the beginning of Sept but then gives up writing until 2 years after she started it. I like how they love going back to nature, visiting waterfalls and beaches, picking chrysalis and stuffs. It is a quick read, finished in an hour or two, but I do plan on rereading it, maybe reading one entry per day, so that I can really absorb the messages. But with the legacy of her mother's love, her family's support, and the guidance of her faith, she manages to overcome the searing pain and use her new found strength to bring joy in to the lives of others.
. But all I can do is keep trusting in Allah. It is told in short, diary format entries where she notes down her stages of grief, her worries, hopes and fears, and eventually slightly overcoming it with her faith, family and friends and her fascination with seeing chrysalises blossom. I don't want to go. And i pray that we don't just read it but do really use it for our benefit. Yes, it's so uplifting and beautiful that I want read it again and again!! Nur bears the crushing loss and finds her adolescent life more demanding and complex.
But with the legacy of her mother's love, her family's support, and the guidance of her faith, she manages to overcome the searing pain and use her newfound strength to bring joy to the lives of others, showing them that after death wings can expand. I like how they love going back to nature, visiting waterfalls and beaches, picking chrysalis and stuffs. I really loved the Muslim rep in this book! Read information about the author Reviews of the When Wings Expand. It is humanistic in its outlook as faith and love are universal emotions. Later, on suggestions from an editor, the story took on journal form and began to include some of the nitty-gritty of the grieving process, which I had not touched in the original story and without which the story was trivial and unsatisfying.
It sort of brings you back home, on what it means to be a true Muslim and being a servant of Allah Almighty is all about. So, even though I anticipate reading The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, I loved this book even with its cancer-monster because I could relate to it. I will admit that when I first picked up the book and started reading it, I was impatient and somewhat annoyed. The descriptions, thoughts, feelings, reactions, events are almost exactly as we experienced. Nur watches her mother's body begin to shrink and her mood begin to darken. We go through all her stages of grief and struggle and eventual hope at being able to continue her life without her mother in such a personal way. This is a book I would recommend everyone to read, although you may have to sit with a box of tissues nearby! The butterfly motif that spans the book is skillfully interwoven through small drawings and religiously-inspired musings, without ever coming across as too overdone or heavy-handed.
My love and advice will always be with you to guide you in the right direction. I like how Nur helped those who goes through the same situation as her at the very same Beautiful. If anyone is going through or has been through a recent death in the family, this story might also help them cope. The story is one of kindness and healing, a good read for all, especially young adults, with its interesting plot and fluid storyline. Thank you to Kube Publishing for providing me with a copy! For the first time in human history vast numbers of people are reading the most astonishingly virulent poison, where there are no lines drawn between fantasy and reality, no lines drawn between good and evil, and the very idea of humanity is severely deranged. I did stay up just a little bit past my bedtime :. You know it is when it gets you teary! Yes, it's so uplifting and beautiful that I want read it again and again!! The plot was interesting too.