Tagged for a Book Meme!!

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

I have been “Tagged” by our dear Sister at the wonderful Almiskeenah blog. It is a book meme tag, and the rules are as follows.

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)

2. Open the book to page 123

3. Find the 5th Sentence.

4. Post the next 3 sentences

5. Tag 5 people

As it turns out, the nearest book to me was a copy of my own, Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel, which I am rereading for typos and errors to correct in the next edition, and in the foreign language editions coming out later this year. Here then are sentences six, seven and eight from page 123.

The ancient faqir seemed lost in thought for a moment, watching the light slant across the waves as it was absorbed by the sea. His face and beard were turned red as the waters, as if he too were absorbing the light. Without turning, he said, “Verily, God’s mercy precedeth His wrath.”

I am tagging Sister Suroor, Sister Sumera, Brother Katib, Brother Abdur Rahman, and Brother Sadiq. May Allah bless them all, and may they forgive me :)

Ya Haqq!

PS: If you would like to read the whole book, order HERE, or get a FREE EBOOK of Master of the Jinn in pdf format. Just email me at Irvingk57 at aol dot com and write Ebook in the subject line, and I will be happy to send it to you :)


11 Responses to Tagged for a Book Meme!!

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  3. Mus says:

    Salam Dear Brother Irving,
    since you are rereading for typos and errors…
    …your faqir seems to have lost a “t” while he is lost in though(t), here!

    But he has his “t” in the book.

    Love and letters,

  4. almiskeenah says:

    Assalamu alaikum Dear Irving Darvish, JazakumuLlahu khairan for playing tag in true ‘darvish’ style, and SubhanAllah the wonder of the message from your gilded pen: “Verily, God’s mercy precedeth His wrath.”
    And happy editing!
    Wassalamu alaikum

  5. Barbara Simpson-L. says:

    Dearest Ya Haqq! The Spanish version of Master of the Jinn is currently being re-read, proofed for typos and errors also (Inshallah–soon!)


  6. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Sisters:

    Thank you Suroor and Sumera for accepting the book meme, and thank you Mus for the “t” which I have now added lol. And Dearest Barbara, your translation is indeed a blessing, for which this unworthy darvish is forever grateful. Inshallah, it will be read soon by many brothers and sisters in Spanish :)

    Ya Haqq!

  7. Barbara Simpson-L. says:

    Dearest Brother Irving,

    This wonderful tale full of wisdom deserves to be read at every age level, every culture, and we’ll most definitely do everything to get it to the Spanish readership worldwide. You are truly blessed to have had such inspiration and put it into words.

    Blessings to you and yours,


  8. Saalam dear brother,
    thanks so much for the honor.


    will try to put this forward as well.

  9. Shahrzad says:

    “Verily, God’s mercy precedeth His wrath.”

    Very beautiful. Anyway i remember this part of the book :)

  10. Sumera says:

    You are forgiven dear Irving :D (I was just teasing!)

  11. Ruth says:

    Strange! I spent this afternoon sorting through masses of old family photos. They took me on a kind of tour of my life – some made me sad, some gave me a cosy glow, some made me laugh and others made me feel strange and distant from the person I once was. When I read this post I did the book meme and got these lines from the Puffin Book of Magic Verse:
    `Comes evening down the glade
    And still there sits a moonshine ghost
    Where sat the sunshine maid
    Her misty hair is faint and fair
    She keeps the shadowy kine’

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