tagged ‘Qur'an’

Aziz Efendi (d. 16 August 1934), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Language as Salvation

There is a part in Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns where Mullah Faizullah, an aged Islamic cleric, teaches a very young Mariam to read the Qur’an.  The book itself is a devastating chorus of tragedies, lost loves and war in Afghanistan. I still consider it to be one of the best things ever written. […]