Mashallah after 3 days i have completed the book.
It was a roller coaster of emotions, made me cry, laugh, cringe lol. It was such a good book. This woman shelina opens up to us and tells us abotu her true story of finding her Prince charming, The ONE as she calls him. the many men she had to meet before she met him was an amazing but also frustrating journay at times.
Her journey meant she was inlisted into a database, went speed dsating the muslim way and also resorting tto the internet which proved to be a big mistake as she states.
However the thing i admire about her, is that she saw everything and everyone she met as a positive experince, she was 19 when she started her search, like me. But was 32 when she met The One.
Many time throught out the book it seems she found someone perfect but then she finds out they are not the same pathway to love and spirituality.
I have to say i have learnt alot from Shelina. She started off very naive but grew into an independent woman, who was often rejected for her modesty and choice of wearing hijab.... evenb told by some suiters to remove it!!
She found the one back at home in london at an event.. The man was everythign she wanted, Her father said she would have to compramise her list of criteria.. she had 6 criterion and he said she would be lucky to get 3-4. But despite the numerous let downs by meetings with suiters. She never ever compramised her values and criteria. But she grew as a person as muslimah and a woman. Her husband was everything she wanted and everything on the list.
Religious, handsome, tall dark and handsome (dimples) intelgent, well educated, looked wise, spoke eliquently, and very romantic he spoke to her with respect, she knew as soon as she saw him. Every one respected him, he worked for an islamic charity... mashallah, the best job any man could have. Was not rich, and his job was not flashey like the other asian muslim men who were docters, dentists, engineers but were all shallow. She knew he was the one straight away... and after 2 months they were engaged, and she had her dream wedding.
At the age of 32 she found true love, her prince charming, and all i can say is subhanallah that has only made me realsie that i shouldnt have to compramise who i am, what i believe in order to get married... That i too can have my own prince charming who i will love deeply and will grow togther (i know that sounds cheesey) But subhananllah... allah knows who is best for us, what is best for us, and he already knows who our marriage partner or soul mate will be.
(if you are goign to read this ladies you need soem tissues :'()