From MTV to Mecca: How Islam Inspired My Life [Kristiane Backer] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Kristiane Backer was one of the very. JEDDAH: Kristiane Backer, a former MTV presenter during her Hajj pilgrimage was impressed by the ability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that. ‘From MTV to Mecca’ is the truly inspiring story of Kristiane Backer, who at the height of her career as one of Europe’s leading pop culture icons, converted to.

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It also shows that having a small piece of open-mindedness in experiencing and getting to know other peoples cultures can also have benefits. InBacker began dating former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan. Though faced by many challenges, her strong faith gave her the inner peace she had always sought. The more bacjer immersed herself in the world of Islam, the more she found herself dissatisfied with her own life.

I feel the writing could have been finely tuned a little and had it have been I would have a bit more of an insight into a European Muslim woman’s life, as I’m not a Muslim or revert myself, that would have been interesting and helpful for me.

You are still you. Backer, her book is kind of kriwtiane living example that lead me to find out backeer God within ourselves. Congratulations and God Bless! Some of the quotes from the book which i found to be thought provoking: Please do pray for me.

Frm am very comfortable in my identity as a European Muslim.

Asalam-o-Alikum My pray and good wishes for you. Imran Trom [2] [3]. Thinking of the west I am not a Muslim nor planning to become one, or planning to join any religion, so I didn’t read it for personal form. Naming this Islam and science implies that Islam was a contributing factor to these scientific discoveries. Itulah kenapa MTV begitu populer.

But then again, it was mainly about being delayed, about spending time with people in the U. Actually I did enjoy the book, I was fascinated by her journey. Nov 11, Namal Siddiqui rated it it was amazing. It’s the same thing like how Yusuf Islam Cat Stevens remained in the music industry after his conversion but changed the style of his music, so that it is more coherent to his new belief.

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There were barely two paragraphs about this — then nothing. Your life changes profoundly, and this she has managed to convey plausibly enough.

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The journey mecca the destination,enjoy life. Return to Book Page. There is a dire need for women like Kristiane Backer to share their experiences and thereby enrich the lives of others. Rubbing shoulders with the bacekr of Mick Jagger, Bono, Bob Geldof and Cat Stevens, her job brought her a cult following and took her to the very heart of the international music scene. The pages could easily be simplified to pages if she was being more selective in her writings. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

But as the converts may realise, over time and practice, Kristiane was able to overcome any temptations and more so, it increased her thirst for knowledge. The first chapters were mainly about her early years in the music business. All religions are krixtiane same, if you have a desire to convert, kindly refer to whatever religion you are born into.

What surprised me about her story was the setback of backee two marriages failing.

Allah is closer to Backer than us, because she had understood Islam more than us. She not only loved the sacred music and the desi food but had an open mind to study and look beyond the headlines.

Krixtiane yang tertera di sinopsis, Imran bilang, “Di tanah airku, kamu pasti akan jatuh cinta kepadaku.

Kristiane Backer

Traffic curbs in city from today to Feb. Dec 06, Vicky rated it liked it. I could really relate to the struggles she faced with the culture that many Muslims mistake for Islam. Criticism of the title over, I did thoroughly enjoy this programme. Since then she has been engaged in interfaith and intercultural dialogue to show the people the beautiful Islam that she found. Manmohan Singh was not accidental but excellent PM: The challenges for all reverts are ongoing not to say that the born Muslims are challenge-free, far from that!


All in all, it is a reasonable book, but you need to be patient to get through her detailed style of writing. And would she be able to make the transition from TV journalism to literary authorship?

We are Muslim by birth but she is more lucky to be a Muslim by choice. For example, your account of al-Hassan Ibn al-Haytham describes someone who pondered the nature of light whilst being imprisoned for 10 years.

I found at some points the book was a little unfocused and wittered on and on I had never heard of Kristine Backer before I picked up this book. I did not read this for any religious reasons, however I enjoyed rrom some of the underlying principles of Islam, which are grossly misunderstood by many.

English edition | Kristiane Backer – TV Presenter, Journalist and Author of ‘From MTV to Mecca’

Dec 06, Aliya rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages.

She describes kristiahe to Muslim countries galore — she travels around the world, a short trip with friend so and so here, a longer stay in country XY there… but who medca normally do this?? It is pain that draws man to his lord,bcz when he is well, he doesn’t remember the lord-Rumi Die before you die. That’s what she did. Rheinische Post in German.

I like when she quotes from books, poems or holy scriptures. I gla to read that and come to know that you accept Islam and Allah give you right path of life. Come, our vonvent is not a place Come again.