‘Reclaim Your Heart‘ by Yasmin Mogahed is not just a self-help book but a reflective guide for the heart’s journey in the ocean of life.
It is a guide on how to prevent ones heart from drowning out of feeling overwhelmed with grief and pain.
It is not only a guide but a manual on how cope, react, as well as heal, in situations of heartbreak and dismay.
‘Reclaim Your Heart’ is a book which pours advice from one heart to another on how to prepare for challenges in our lives by putting both the realities of life and its obstacles in perspective so that we may not only heal but reclaim and protect what is ours – our hearts: our soul’s most valued possession.
Yasmin Mogahed’s shares her reflections on liberating the heart and soul through the use of personal experiences as well as wisdoms derived from the Qur’an and prophetic traditions (Hadith) in a beautified and simple way for readers to be moved with understanding.
Her use of personal experiences allows readers to connect and resonate with her words wherein they hope to discover more. The references and use of analogies from the Qur’an and Hadith provide deepened insight which serve as a guide on how to reflect upon our lives while giving us hope that those in the past endured similar hardships but overcame them due to understanding life’s realities.
Yasmin’s reflections further show that she too is going through a journey with us; as she discovers we discover – discover how to reclaim our hearts to a safe abode.
O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.
Surah Al-’Anfaal (The Spoils of War) 8:24
Sa’diyya Nesar lives with physical ‘disabilities’; she writes articles, prose, and poetry in hopes to uplift souls into living a better tomorrow. She posts on Tumblr and Facebook. Insha’Allah her full review of Reclaim Your Heart will be published in the October issue of Young Muslimah Magazine.