Book Name: Enjoy Your Life
Compiled by: Dr. Muhammad ‘ Abd Al Rahman Al-Arifi
Translated by: Saleem Beg
Edited by: Nasim Chowdhry
Reviewed by: Fakiha Hassan Rizvi
Muslims should come up with answers like this in response to anti-Islam films! – Fakiha
About Dr. Arifi
Dr. Al-‘Arifi is a well known scholar & lecturer from Saudia Arabia. He is from the famous Arab tribe known as Banu Khalid (Banu Makhzum) – it goes without mentioning that Banu Khalid are the descendents of the famous soldeir, Mujahid & Companion of the Prophet, Khalid bin Al-Walid – may Allah be pleased with him.
Dr. Al-‘Arifi was born in the year 1970. He graduated from Saudi universities where he acquired his PhD. The title of his PhD research thesis was “Ara’ Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyya fi al-Sufiyya – Jam’ wa Dirasah” (The View of Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyya on Sufism – a Compilation & Study).
In today’s fast paced world, there comes a point when we need to communicate with ourselves. We ask questions that are too complex to be shared. The chase takes us through fissures and canopies of the world. Man strives to hunt for for all the ways that can engender contentment and make his existence a source of peace for himself. I picked up this book without taking into account my religious leanings. Yes! Let me be honest. The title ‘Enjoy Your Life’ enticed my soul, grabbed my attention within seconds and from that day there I don’t miss reading it!
What is it about?
It’s a well-researched account that provides empirical and rational substitutes to self-development and the art interaction. This factor alone outweighs it from other books penned down by authors like Carnegie. The author’s main objective is to inculcate the best possible skills of interpersonal communication that are directly related with our peace of mind. A balance between worldly happiness without a compromise on your moral standards. The journey that will guard you against the harm that you are likely to inflict upon yourselves, Enjoy Your Life is by far the best narration (I have read) of ‘how to be socially acceptable’. 100 simple lessons with their utility and underlying philosophy. That’s it! Download and read: http://www.kalamullah.com/enjoy-your-life.html
Some of my personal favourite quotations from the book are as follows:
A hero is one who goes beyond his ability to improve his skills, until he becomes able to improve, and perhaps even alter the skills of others.
With gentleness and interpersonal skills we can achieve our objectives
Our ability to capture people’s hearts and win their love brings us great happiness in life.
We deal with hearts not bodies.