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16 minutes ago, notme said:

@Mohammad313Ali interesting coincidence that I just used my bonus dollars for opting for slower Amazon shipping to buy the same book. 

I've got $2 left. Any recommendations? 

Wonderful coincidence indeed! I love reading the Stoic works and can confidently say that you’ll enjoy Seneca’s letters. For $2 the only book relevant to stoicism that comes to mind is the kindle version of The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01HNJIJB2/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1609631208&sr=8-1

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I would also recommend to everyone who can read urdu to read Ali (عليه السلام) ka rasta vol 1 and 2.This is very good biography of Imam Ali (عليه السلام). Brought out many events I was not aware of.Such Sulman Sard did not take part in Jamal.

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On 3/17/2021 at 9:28 AM, 313_Waiter said:

I have been reading “The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr” to understand the philosophy of a great intellectual Muslim.

May I recommend Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi (rh)'s "Philosophical Instructions" as the subsequent read?

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A MUST READ: PEACE BE UPON IBRAHIM - VOLUME 2

This is the second volume of memories from the life of the legend that is SHAHEED IBRAHIM HADI containing stories of wisdom and sacrifice from the Sacred Defence during the Iran-Iraq war.

https://shop.aimislam.com/products/peace-be-upon-ibrahim-the-story-of-shaheed-ibrahim-hadi-vol-2

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breathe by james nestor. excellent read. just in case you’re not able to, just make sure you try and breathe from the nose and not the mouth. maybe one day i’ll blog about it after i’m finished reading. 

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On 5/3/2021 at 2:10 PM, peace4alltheworld said:

Do read Art of loving by Eric Fromm 

I have read that one. Fromm's writings are enjoyable, pleasant, but I wonder if I should choose an author who I agree with less, to expand my thinking. 

I just got my pre-ordered copy of Ron Garan's Floating in Darkness and am looking forward to reading it. A while back, I read Garan's The Orbital Perspective, and it was beautiful and thought provoking. I have high expectations of this book. The theme is the oneness of humanity and Earth, and he writes from his perspective as a Christian and a former astronaut. 

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How to Be a Stoic by Massimo Piglucci, Muhammad's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Allah by Ahmed Hulusi and Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki. 

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I just finished reading "12 Rules for Life" (Jordan Peterson) yesterday, haven't started anything new yet because I'm torn between what to read.

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I just read Simple Passion by Annie Erneaux, about a woman who regrets life choices and decides to write a book about them, that her passion for life came from enjoying the simple things, not because of fleeting sexual encounters. She ends up becoming somewhat of a recluse. 

I also read Duras' The Lover. I have grown to love french writers because they are a lot more contemplative and emotionally/character driven literature than relying on gimmicky plot-driven novels. 

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Do you prefer character driven novels or plot driven novels? And what is more important: character, story, or writing style? 

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1 hour ago, Guest Window said:

Do you prefer character driven novels or plot driven novels? And what is more important: character, story, or writing style? 

All must be in balance. A good plot with uninteresting characters is wasted. Well written characters without a good story are boring. And flat or flawed writing is annoying. 

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On 1/4/2008 at 8:32 AM, Guest Dialectician said:

Jinnah of Pakistan by Stanley Wolpert

Then I was guided  by Dr. Muhammad Al Tijani. In Sha Allah my next book will be 40 hadith by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

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