Masha Allah. I LOVELOVE this book! I know that people usually write a review whenever they have finished reading that certain book but I just have to write it now because it is just too good! (yes, I have only read until the quarter but up until that it is just great, what more until I finish reading the whole book!)
Written by Dr Muhammad 'Abd Al-Rahman Al-'Arifi, this book promises you valid reasons for you to own it. As for me, there are two reasons that makes me really into this book. Well first, I think I've mentioned somewhere in this blog that I really like books that're related to self-help, motivations and communication tips. I've read so many books that are related to that genre before, but none of them really follows what Islam teaches. I mean, we all know that Islam has the answer to everything but I just havent found a book that discusses about communication and at the same time, really follows the sunnah.
So when I got this book, I was like so happy because finally I found one, yeay! Alhamdulillah. To anybody out there who have the same interest as I am, I believe that most of you have heard about Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends and Influence People. The book has been printed out and sold millions of copies all around the world. I also think that the book is epic- people been talking about it and it has become a reference to many people who involve in this communication field. But after I discovered that Mr Carnegie actually had comitted suicide, I know for a reason that the book, despite its 'successful' tips, had not benifitted him. The reason is obvious, because Mr Carnegie is not an example for us, not a qudwah hasanah to us. Therefore, his practice is not always correct. His inside, at times, suffered.
This book on the other hand, is a compilation of stories and hadeeth of Prophet Muhammad saw dealing with people around him- the children, the women, the poors.. etc and who else should we take as example besides our beloved Prophet? Many chapters that I've read have caused me to smile with how beautiful our Prophet's akhlaq was and at the same time makes me envy the people who got the chance to be around the Prophet during that time...
The second reason would be.. I actually bought this book with my first salary! Well just for your information, I actually did a part time job during this break and as soon as I got the pay, I could no longer stopping my self from going to Mid Valley's MPH and find this book; since I've been wanting to have this book for soo long. Hehe. Hence, this book means a lot to me. :)
Though this book is a bit pricey, but trust me it does worth the money. And of course, money is not the thing that you want to think about when the outcome of having this book is to find yourself to fall in love with our beloved Prophet saw 's manners. Because that's actually what I'm feeling now- that for the first time in my life, though it might not sound logical to many, I'm falling in love with a person whom I've never met, he, Prophet Muhammad saw :)
IZ: Lagi dua hari untuk meninggalkan Ramadhan. Berbaur perasaan di hati. Moga-moga dapat dipertemukan lagi dengan tetamu ini Ya Rabb. Ameen thumma ameen.