Friday, January 30, 2015

.: Beauty of Covering :.


A book review. 



I came across the book when I was having a casual conversation with the author herself, Sister Noorshin Ng. I had known her for quite a while, and every now and then, we would find ourselves crossing paths at certain events. Even so, I never knew she had published a book of her own. Intrigued to know more about it, I eventually purchased a copy for myself and delved into its’ contents. 

At first glance, the cover of the book has a beautiful illustration against a lovely shade of pink. For a hardcover, the book isn’t too bulky nor heavy. It was just nice as a coffee table book and even came with a pretty pink bag. As I flipped through the pages, one at a time, I discovered that the writings and pastel coloured illustrations had been cleverly arranged in such a way that each page looked pleasant to the eyes. As though I was looking at one of those classic Disney fairy tale storybooks that I used to read when I was a child. Needless to say, I was bowled over by the aesthetic elements of the book long before I even read her writings. 

Reading through the pages, I have to say the simple words and expressions used had made it easy to digest. Sister Noorshin’s writings had also perfectly described and addressed the struggles I used to have with the hijab. It will not be too far fetched for me to say that I could relate to some of her writings on a personal level. Moreover, certain sections of the book, particularly the reminders and stories had in some ways, given me a better understanding of the hijab and made it easier for me to explain it to others as well.

On my part, I honestly feel it is a good read for those who are relatively new to the hijab or the concept of being in hijab. These are my personal thoughts, and it wasn't written because I am a friend of Sister Noorshin. I strongly encourage those who may be interested, to flip through the pages of the book and pass their own judgment. 

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