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Light Upon Light by Nur Fadhilah Wahid – Book Review

Thank you to Kube Publishing for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I really loved this book, there were some really great gems and food for thought. A book that I can dip in and out of again and again.


Rating: 4/5

What the book is about:

Light Upon Light is a heartfelt and sincere conversation, sprinkled with humour and self doubt, on the challenges of a modern-day Muslimah. Mostly written while she was traveling, living and studying in Malaysia, South Africa and Yemen, it combines her reflections on a life lived in the awareness of, and gratitude to, Allah.
Rest. Read. Reflect.
What is He trying to tell you?

I read this book throughout Ramadan so I could reflect on the letters and relate it to my own life. I think this is the best way to read this book, so the words of wisdom can really be absorbed.

I really loved that the things she wrote about and reflected on were often everyday observations and that we have all probably had similar interactions and this made it very relatable. I really resonated with several of the letters and even read them out to my husband because I really loved the message.

The way the book is written is so wonderful, it’s easy to read and written with humour so it doesn’t become too heavy yet still deals with really deep thoughts and ideas. I especially loved that the way she reflected showed that the changes in our lives don’t have to big to have a huge impact. Small changes can in fact have really great results.

It reminded me of the hadith: “The dearest of actions to Allah is that which is done regularly, even if it is small.” (Bukhari)

It reminded me that being consistent and making small changes that last is better than one big action that isn’t repeated. The former will have a bigger impact on the long run.

This is a book that resonated with me on a personal level and filled with inspiring, thought provoking letters which ultimately help you build a connection to Allah in a way that doesn’t seem impossible.

It’s a book about working on ourselves to be the best versions of ourselves by making small changes in our lives. It reminded me how important it is to reflect on yourself and your life to see how much you have changed and grown and then we can see where we still need to work on ourselves.

Like she showed us repeatedly in her letters, the change starts within.

I highly recommend picking up this book!

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