Ayat-Ayat Cinta Book Review
One of the best non-English book I have ever read. A love story with an Islamic background. I’ve read the book for more than 5 fives. The plot was not as exciting as Agatha Christie’s. But the moral of the story is breathtaking.
The book was about Fahmi, a master’s degree student at Al-Azhar University, Cairo. Earning a living by translating books, and pure hard works coupled with a remarkable set of character and strong principle, which seems too good to be true.
My only complaint, or comment, about the book is the main character, Fahri, was too perfect to be true. And every girl, especially the most attractive ones, seem to be falling in love with him almost effortlessly. Which to me seems kind of odd. One or two girls might make sense, but four of them, at the same time seem a bit stretch. This, in my opinion, dilute the plot.
Nonetheless, Fahri was a character of outstanding moral values and a symbol of firm principle. He is my role model as I was growing up. Aishah, the description of her was beautifully written, I was touched when I found out that the girl who proposed to Fahri was her.
I did not expect that. But when I found out that all four women in his life, Noura, Aishah, Nurul and Maria was in love with him, I was a bit disappointed.
Fahri, the man too perfect to be realistic, but a novel that changes my life.
The book was full of valuable life lessons. I rated the book 5.00/5.00, it was perfect until you notice the character was “too perfect”.