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My pen is my passion and I write to educate, provoke thought, enthrall and amuse.
I have been writing since the age of 17 when I got published in the largest selling daily of Pakistan. I have written over a wide range of topics including op-eds, book reviews, travelogues, socio-economic write-ups and economic policy critiques.
I also teach part time in an MBA program which is my second favorite activity after writing. I hold a masters degree from US and I attended business school in Pakistan for my undergraduate degree.
Before I discovered e-books I was an unpublished National Prize winning author of 3 books. I wrote them to find challenge in boring work.
I am here as an author and as a reader.
Peace be upon you!
on March 12, 2012 :
I really enjoyed reading your book . On the whole I thought it was well researched and written . Please carry on writing. Your books are easy to read .
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on July 07, 2011 :
There is no debate that Muhammad had eleven wives, it's written in all the history books Aliya Anjum does a great job in giving a great account if each wife. Along with being able to describe how the the actions of Muhammad help shape how the modern Muslim man is suppose to act today according to their faith
Anjum also puts on the record the theory that Muhammad took a underage wife (Ayesha) at the age of six and then when she was the age nine took her and consummated the marriage. That being said Anjum believes in her opinion that Ayesha was more like 18 when she started living with Muhammad. She also supports this opionion with some known facts.
I am some what of a history buff and like to read about historical facts, which Anjum did a great job of recounting the facts. I for one like to read about those facts in more of a story fashion, where Muhammad's Wives is written in the list fashion. This is a personal preference and in no way does it reflect the writing of this book. If you are a history buff, then you might want to look at Muhammad's wives.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on June 19, 2011 :
This is a historical account of Muhammed's eleven wives. It documents the family life of Muhammed and how it is a road map for all Muslim men and the true standing of women in Islam. It is a short account of the prophet Muhammed and gives insight into the personalities of his many wives. It also goes into some detail concerning the controversial Ayesha, one of the single greatest religious sources in Islam. It explains the debate in her age when she supposedly married Muhammed. There has apparently been debate that she was married to Muhammed when she was six and consummated the marriage at the age of nine. The author explains his theories of her marrying at the age of eighteen.
This is not my usual type of read and I am not a fan of history. Sorry, historians, it is what it is. I was, however, quite fascinated with this book. I found this book extremely well written by this Indie author, and even though short and condensed. full of seemingly creditable information. I say seemingly, because I did not go to texts to verify information. I will leave this to those who have the desire and inclination to do so. I do highly recommend this book for those who may be interested in the subject matter and have a desire to explore this subject further.
I wish to thank Aliya for providing me with a copy of her book to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review, only that I keep an open mind and write an honest review. I was not compensated in any way except for receiving a copy of the book to read.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)