Books = Commitment
This is the first time I am writing about my personal life. But it is just to share my excitement.
Excitement for books.
I just got back from Jalan TAR in KL to buy some books. There are only 6 books in my list, with a budget of RM200, just in case my appetite and lust for books become uncontrollable.
And so it happens.
I left Pustaka Mu’min with the cashier having RM230 more in the cash register. I just bought 13 books! And a short walk across the road to the Minerva bookstore caused another outflow of RM20! Haha…
People believe, books equal commitment. Once you buy it, you have to read it. But for me, the feeling that you have The Books is already satisfying. And should I fail to read all before buying more books, still my friends may benefit from it.
Enough with the talking, now the list:
1. Kitab Fikah Mazhab Syafie – Jilid 1
2. Kitab Fikah Mazhab Syafie – Jilid 2
3. Fiqh al Harakah 1 (Abdul Hadi Awang)
4. Fiqh al Harakah 2 (Abdul Hadi Awang)
5. Fiqh al Harakah 3 (Abdul Hadi Awang)
6. Pengenalan Ringkas kepada Ilmu Usul Fiqh
7. Pengenalan Ringkas kepada Ilmu Usul Tafsir
8. Sejarah Khalifah Rasulullah
9. Saiyidina Mu’awiyah: Khalifah Rasyid Yang Teraniaya
10. 13 Mei (Kua Kia Soong)
11. 13 Mei – Sebelum dan Selepas (Tunku Abdul Rahman)
12. The Malay Dilemma (Mahathir Mohamad)
13. The Chinese Dilemma (Ye Lin-Sheng)
And I have a desire for another book, but due to the overspending and also the weight of the book, I delay the desire to another day. It is a 1200-page book based on a PhD thesis by a few professors on the fall of the Ottoman Empire. It explains a lot: the Arab nationalists, the Turks minority, British intervention, and Sultan Abd Hamid II.
And the price is RM100. I would love that for a birthday present.🙂