Join us for a monthly book club where we read and discuss from a diverse selection of books aimed at expanding our understanding of Islam, humanity and the world around us. The books selected address faith, spirituality, current events, emotional enhancement, fiction and more. (learn more here)
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
We will read and discuss one book per month. Participants are welcome to jump in and out as their interest and schedule permits.
Reading the book to be discussed is not a requirement to join the meeting.
Welcoming women and men to participate
Kids welcomed to tag along
This event is free aside from the book purchase
THIS MONTH’S READING IS:
Broken Wings - Khalil Gibran (60 pgs) purchase on Amazon here
A tale of tragic love, set in turn-of-the-century Beirut. A young woman, Selma Karamy, is betrothed to a prominent religious man's nephew. The protagonist (a young man that Gibran perhaps modeled after himself) falls in love with this woman. They begin to meet in secret, however they are discovered, and Selma is forbidden to leave her house, breaking their hopes and hearts. The book highlights many of the social issues of the time in the Eastern Mediterranean, including religious corruption, the rights of women (and lack thereof), and the weighing up of wealth and happiness.