What Makes a Good Friend: The Islamic Perspective One Way To Paradise Series (#YouthEdition Book 1)
by Abu Mussab Wajdi Akkari
About the Author
Wajdi Akkari (a.k.a. Abu Mussab), a world-renowned speaker born in Lebanon in the year 1980, is known for his dynamic talks and humorous approach in giving lectures.
Due to his wild past which involved becoming a Buddhist, a rapper, an artist, a comedian, among many other aspects of wilderness, he has undergone a beautiful journey of rediscovery and enlightenment as he followed a path which made him the Muslim he is today.
He is an increasingly popular and relatable teacher for many of our youth, those struggling to practice Islam, as well as non-Muslims.
He studied Islam under various teachers and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies, wherein he graduated with honors (summa cum laude). He has thousands of videos available on YouTube discussing every aspect of life from a religious point of view. All praise is due to Allah.
Overall, he is a regular brother who strives to act upon and propagate the teachings of Islam according to the Qur’an, Sunnah, and the understanding of the righteous predecessors.
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Book Review by Iman's Homeschool
As a Muslim revert, I first began listening to Abu Mussab's lectures over ten years ago and in recent years, as my children have become tweens and teens, we have benefited from his huge library of lessons and lectures viaOneWayToParadise.
And being a family of homeschoolers, my children have been brought up with a love for reading books, mashaaAllaah, so imagine our delight when we discovered our favourite speaker and teacher is producing a series of books for children and teenagers!
This book is brilliant and inspired! It has so much appeal because it perfectly captures brother Wajdi's unique, easy-going and humourous style ... it's like reading aloud one of his lectures!
The subject of the book is based on companionship from an Islamic perspective; a very relevant topic to begin with, at a time when peer pressures often dominate the lives of our teenage children.
It discusses, with many relatable examples, the benefits of having good friends and also how to avoid making bad friends with lots of tips and scholarly advice included on how to give dawah to bad friends.
The layout of the book is wonderful: bright colours and bold text make this book easy and enjoyable to read and the Arabic text (with tashkeel) has been included for the ayat and ahadeeth. Each chapter is also illustrated with cute and comical characters that help provide a more informal approach to what is, in reality, a very important and serious matter.
In the intro to the book, brother Wajdi gives credit to his family members, including his children, who all came together to produce this wonderful work and it is clear to see that his fatherly nature is at the heart of this series.
As a parent, I hope to benefit myself and my children from this book. We wish brother Wajdi and his family success from Allaah in completing this series and we look forward to many future publications, bi'ithnillaah.