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)
We are so pleased to announce that we will be sharing our home at 58 Bussorah Street with Nurul Anwar Bookstore. Nurul Anwar Bookstore specialises in Malay-language books and we believe that this will dovetail very nicely with Wardah Books' English-language specialisation.
Understand how various caliphates, dynasties, and regimes succeeded each other across time and across the globe, navigating epoch-defining matters such as the Industrial Revolution, Colonialism, Mercantilism, and the rise of nation-states.
After a couple of years living with strict social distancing, this year's Eid does feel like one of these breezes of Mercy. It is a mercy to be with friends and family, to receive them into our lives again, illuminating each other’s homes with joy and fellowship.
Shaykh Faridduddin Attar's timeless allegory of the birds that go on a journey has been retold countless times since it was first written in the 12th century. The journey represents the path towards God and the birds encounter seven obstacles or 'valleys' that they have to overcome to attain their goal.