I have always been an avid reader and my love for books runs deep into my childhood. After the birth of my little one I rarely had any time to read. This past week I was given the opportunity to review a book by a talented young writer Neymat Raboobee titled Chains of Fear and boy was it captivating. The book was a delight to read, with so much reality that I couldn’t put it down. The book takes the reader on a journey through the life of a young newlywed couple and all their fears and challenges leading up to marriage and during marriage aswell. It highlights so many challenges that so many of us can relate to, making it an outstandingly good read!
The book had me smiling like a lovesick teenager and biting my nails to a stump as most of the issues tackled I could wholeheartedly relate to . There were moments I felt teary and definitely moments where I wanted to scream at various characters in frustration, but all in all it left me feeling content and definitely wanting to know more!
Good Halaal literature is hard to come by and I would recommend this book to anyone contemplating marriage who has some fears, even to those already married and the singletons. There is definitely something for everyone. I definitely give this book top level shelving! 5 stars out of 5! I just wish it could go on and on! The book is available on amazon and from Muslimah In The City right here in Cape Town! It would make a great gift for someone making Nikkah or a simple treasure as an addition to any bookshelf. It’s definitely a book I would give to my daughter (if blessed with one in Shaa Allah).
Chains of Fear by Neymat Raboobee is available from these agents countrywide at R150 (price excludes postage/delivery/courier) and for those of you who are interested in signed copies please contact sister Neymat Raboobee herself.
Chains of Fear agents
Durban – Neymat Raboobee (0817460527)
Polokwane – Sofia Dada (0826469963)
Johannesburg – Saaleha Takolia (0847651945)
Pretoria – Aadilah Suliman (0828884070)
Cape Town – Muslimah in the City (0762022268)
More of sister Neymat Raboobees’ work can be found on her blog.