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Thursday, 17 September 2009

The Muslims are reading!

The other day, out of curiousity, I wanted to see what the most popularly downloaded ebook torrents on ISO Hunt were. More than half expecting a cringeworthy list of 'self-help' and 'management success' books, with an (un)healthy dusting of Playboy back issues scattered between them, the actual result was one of the most pleasant surprises I have experienced in a while.

With the exception of a few titles, such as 'The Complete Library of Cooking', '100 Weird Facts About the Human Body' and the latest Dan Brown book, the most universally popular books on the Internet the world over are books about Islam.

Muslims are finally going back to implementing the very first command revealed to the final messenger of Islam (may God's Peace and Blessings be upon him) - "Read! in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created" [Al-'Alaq, 96:1]

الحمد لله

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a pleasant surprise! I wonder if you'd find the same results today.