Book Review One

Reclaim Your Heart, by Yasmin Mogahed; Personal insights on breaking free from life’s shackles.

Placing the dunya (this life) and the akhirah (the next world) at the right levels in our lives has always been a major problem. Sometimes we get confused on how to strike the right balance between the two, to live in the dunya and enjoy it, and yet work harder for & have a deeper attachment to the ‘akhirah’. Atimes its about the hardships we go through, how to look past it and understand they are just tests, which we are meant to pass or fail. And yet again, sometimes we forget our main purpose of being created; to worship Allah, but what exactly does that mean?

‘Reclaim your heart’, written by Yasmin Mogahed, a psychologist, is a life manual everyone should have. It teaches the reader how to live in this life without allowing life to own you.


It talks s about differentiating the life which is real and permanent from that which is temporary. It truly awakens the heart and provides a new perspective on love, loss, happiness and pain. It is indeed a must have on every muslim’s bookshelf.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sanyasafi
    Oct 28, 2014 @ 16:43:57

    This is one of the greatest books i have read. I recommend it to everyone, especially sisters! this book changed me so much, internally and externally, making me a much more happier than i was before


  2. Hanni
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 08:52:25

    It’s a great book! I just attended a seminar with Yasmin Mogahed, she is really amazing mashallah.
    I wrote up some of her main points from the seminar, in case you wanna have a look:


    • haleemadmg
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 05:11:49

      Yeah I know right, mashaAllah she’s really a rare gem, may Allah preserve her, amin. I went through the points, there are also very beneficial, jazakhillah khairan. Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkatuhu.


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