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Love from Mecca to Medina

Love from Mecca to Medina

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But the trip is nothing like what they expect, from the appearance of Adam's former love interest in their traveling group to the anxiety gripping Zayneb when she's supposed to be "spiritual. throughout the whole book because why am i reading my own experience when i was performing umrah back in 2019. Although I've never been, I resonated with Zayneb's struggles to completely be present in this spiritual experience because of all the above circumstances, and the way Ali repairs this aspect of the story was deeply emotional for me. She set her laptop on a cushion and jumped off the sofa to run upstairs, anxiety pressing harder as she headed to her brother’s workroom.

On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this surprising and romantic sequel to the “bighearted, wildly charming” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author) Love from A to Z . As one wedge after another drives them apart while they make their way through rites in the holy city, Adam and Zayneb start to wonder: was their meeting just an oddity after all? I loved this book for the most part, although there were moments throughout that felt a little underdeveloped. Not to mention this was such a realistic take on performing umrah while struggling with real life issues.K. Ali does so much more right in terms of portraying characters whose lives are built upon solid foundations of their Islamic faith, which they believe in and live fully and for themselves, not as an unwanted cultural inheritance or a meaningless identity marker. I said this to my mom, this story will make Muslim children yearn for Mecca and Medina when they don't know much about these two places that mean the world to them. Those of us who are practicing Muslims and see these places as real places, know this and don’t think it’s weird at all.

I was quite surprised by my greater empathy with Zayneb since I definitely felt more in tune with Adam than Zayneb in Love from A to Z. Her debut novel Saints and Misfits was the winner of the 2018 APALA Honor award, the 2017 Middle East Book Honor Award, and a 2018 William C. so I GET ZAYNEB spiritually so i didn't give her a horrible time for it because i get u girlie pops i was there! Having said that, I certainly wouldn’t want to suggest that it is the responsibility of one book to raise Muslims who understand gender relation norms in Islam. For one, the conflict is almost entirely based on a miscommunication trope, which is the trope I dislike the most.

there was a obvious lack of communication between them at certain times which made complete sense (they’re a fairly new couple who were both dealing with their own issues and didn’t want to burden each other). There are many, MANY couples who spend a part of their honeymoon performing Umrah (my parents for example). but i don't think i had fully comprehended the real /significance/ of a book such as this being written. serious, since they're married and all, but i was not ready for what was mostly 300 pages of vague thoughtlessness (mostly adam), dramatic and impulsive jumping-to-conclusions, and never honestly communicating about any of it.

this depicts the religion of islam through two young adults navigating their sort-of-new relationship in accordance with them reflecting and finding themselves through their religious journey and PHYSICAL journey from Mecca to Medina. The whole bulk of the story is about the spiritual journey both Adam and Zayneb go through that brings them closer to one another when they thought they were growing apart due to Life Reasons. and i'm not saying this lightly) it took me back to all those rites and rituals i did, all those years ago, and put them in a new clarity, a newer understanding. Something I didn’t realise until a couple of days after finishing this book was how clearly I had been visualising and experiencing being present in Makkah and Madinah and performing Umrah as I read it. Can love survive without open honesty, focus on what one does have and unconditional support of the other in the very moments which are testing enough?

I just don’t have enough of a break from school to spend all the time I want to with you in Doha, Hanna,” Zayneb said. The characters are so real and flawed and the spiritual journey they go on to discover themselves and their paths as separate people within their relationship was so incredible. The Hidden Bloom Cottage sits in the midst of an old forest in Sussex—renowned for its deer-hunting grounds in the Middle Ages, for being the home of Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh, and now, a protected, sacred space for wildlife and… lovers. It doesn't help that Adam's long-ago almost-rishta is in their Umrah group, irritating Zayneb with her holier-than-thou attitude and conveniently wiggling herself into pictures with Adam.

But this book not inclusive to Muslims only, anyone can read it to get to know more about Islamic culture and the pilgrimage to Mecca. She mentions in her acknowledgements that she was advised on this topic, but not everyone would be able to convert someone else’s experience into such touching prose.On the other hand, Zaynab had so much going on in her life and that it got stressful for her in a completely different way. Its not often that POC authors, that is Muslim to be highlighted and I'm thankful that more POC Muslim Authors books are brought forward in the limelight.

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