Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Grasping the soul of words


Assalamualaikum folks,

It's Tuesday the 3rd of November. Alhamdulillah I'm pretty pleased that this is the 170th posting for the year which means I've got another 30 to go in order to meet my target of 200 postings. When it comes to toning one's writing muscle, we need both quantity and quality.

I completely agree with this saying by Paulo Freire. Borrowed this poster from Exa Publishing Facebook page. One of our team members crafted it. Do invite your friends to like our FB page, if you'd be kind enough to do so. We create posters that are related to the virtues of reading and writing while we quietly work on developing contents for two books. Bi-iznillah. Good contents take time to develop so that people won't just walk or trample on the words. We want readers to identify with the soul of the book, the story and the writer. 

Indeed, good writings are soul-ful. It's more than skin deep. It is deep rooted in the heart of the writer. It conveys more than just words. That which is not written, that which is "written between the lines" should also carry plenty of meanings.

We've got to mean what we write and mean what we say. Only then can we have meaningful relationships, perform meaningful deeds and live a meaningful life.

One shaykh dropped me a line on whatsapp and thus made my day/week. He said: "Pray all is well with you and that you are always in Allah's redha." I said: "Thank you for remembering me." He said: "A good person is of course remembered."

That's a good example of meaningful words : D

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