Link 22 Aug 116 notes What does it take to write a book? »


I am often asked what it takes to write a book. Can anyone write a book? What special qualifications do you need to write?

It’s a good thing to have talent. It’s great if you have an English degree. However, after teaching people how to write for more than 10 years, meeting and interviewing many authors, and writing weekly posts on writing, I think the people who succeed in finishing a book have a number of things in common.

The five qualities published authors share

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(Source: hellanne)

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And a Muslim.

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Text 14 Aug

Na sawal kar, na jawab maang.

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كل حرفٍ صار جرحٍ
Every letter has become a wound

وكل جرحٍ صار درسٍ
And every wound has become a lesson

— Al Qalam. (via shawalb)
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Text 5 Aug 285 notes اللطيف


If you could see Allah
behind His veil,

you’d knew
how much He
cares about you.

If you could see
Al-Latif, The All-Kind,
The Most Gentle

your heart would melt
out of love to Him
and with it
your whole body.

via يبتسم.
Text 30 Jul 68 notes “How many beautiful women have you looked at today?”


It is reported that Hassan ibn Abi Sinan went out one Eid and when he returned home his wife said:

“How many beautiful women have you looked at today?”

After she kept asking him, he said:

“Woe to you! I have looked at nothing but my toe from when I went out to when I returned to you.”

(Ibn Abî Al-Dunyâ, Kitâb Al-Wara’. Article 68)

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Text 29 Jul

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken. I want to free what waits within me so that what no one has dared to wish for

may for once spring clear without my contriving.

If this is arrogant, God, forgive me, but this is what I need to say. May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.

Then in these swelling and ebbing currents, these deepening tides moving out, returning, I will sing to you as no one ever has,

streaming through widening channels into the open sea.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Text 28 Jul

Chand mubarak from Pakistan. :-)

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