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  • NLB's Recordings: "Reading in the Age of Distraction"

    NLB's Recordings: "Reading in the Age of Distraction"

    Recognising the need to inculcate good reading habits and help overcome distraction, the National Library Board of Singapore started in 2021 a series of seminars on Reading in the Age of Distraction (RAD). The first seminar on 9 July, titled “Read to Focus: The Art of Focused Reading in an Age of Distraction,” features the panellists Professor Emerita Naomi Baron (American University in Washington, DC), Associate Professor Loh Chin Ee (National Institute of Education), and moderator Ibrahim Tahir (Wardah Books)
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  • Personal Medicine

    Personal Medicine

    It was my energetic and empowering psychiatrist who first introduced to me to the importance of “personal medicine” and encouraged me to take it seriously. Writing and reading have been my personal medicine. 
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  • Women Empowerment

    Women Empowerment

    We just need to keep turning our own book, page by page – not with fear – but with anticipation, resolve, and hope for the adventures and lessons that await. We know that we will reach a denouement where all will be well. Keep trusting that we will overcome our challenges. 
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  • How to Cultivate a Reading Habit (HHWT Interview)

    How to Cultivate a Reading Habit (HHWT Interview)

    We should not think of reading as a hobby or something you do during your spare time – no one has spare time – but as a habit that has to be cultivated daily. The benefits of reading for the individual are enormous. It is a gymnasium of the mind, and the mind needs daily exercise.
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  • Recording & Transcript: Why Reading Matters

    Recording & Transcript: Why Reading Matters

    When you see someone reading a book, lost in thought in a book, and you are rushing from one point to another or you are arguing with someone online. Perhaps now you will have an awareness that the one changing society for the good is the one reading a book. This is why reading matters.
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  • Thank you for your votes!

    Thank you for your votes!

    We conclude the year feeling grateful for your votes for the Global Muslim Social & Spiritual Impact [Audience Awards], under the category of Best Global Muslim Products & Online Stores. Alhamdulillah.
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  • The Legacy of Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore

    The Legacy of Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore

    His poems bridge cultures and invite the reader to look at seemingly minor details of our lives as signs of Allah swt, to ponder the galaxy and the electron, marvel at the miraculous origins of human life, and imagine ourselves walking beside saints and prophets. 
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  • 'Wardah' by Faris Joraimi

    'Wardah' by Faris Joraimi

    Faris Joraimi is a heritage enthusiast. When not reading up on classical Malay literature, he is often found writing long, impassioned captions to articles he shares on Facebook. The recognition of the transformative power of knowledge over the human condition...

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