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Mahboba's Promise: How One Woman Made a World of Difference [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 2005] Mahboba Rawi

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Mahboba Rawi

272 pages, Hardcover

First published January 1, 2005

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Profile Image for Izuan.
76 reviews5 followers
February 26, 2021
Mahboba’s promise adalah merupakan sebuah biografi tentang kisah hidup penulis iaitu Mahboba Rawi. Buku ini terbitkan oleh Bantam Books pada tahun 2005 dan mengandungi 272 mukasurat yang bercetak. Mahboba merupakan seorang warganegara Afghanistan yang kemudiannya berpindah ke Australia sewaktu peperangan Afghanistan dengan Soviet Union. Mahboba adalah merupakan sorang aktivis yang melawan penaklukan Soviet Union di Afghanistan sewaktu beliau di bangku sekolah. Ini menyebabkan beliau dikehendaki oleh pihak berkuasa pada ketika itu. Bimbang dengan keselamatan, beliau terpaksa menjadi pelarian ke Peshawar Pakistan dan kemudiannya maksud ke India untuk berkahwin dengan Lelaki pilihan kerana mendapat tentangan dari keluarga. Setelah berkahwin, beliau telah berhijrah ke Australia dan menetap di sana. Beliau kemudiannya membawa bersama ahli keluarga beliau untuk berpindah ke Australia.

Buku adalah buku tentang kisah perjalanan hidup Mahboba Rawi. Sebuah buku tentang pengalaman yang penuh makna. Buku ini menceritakan tentang penderitaan perang, kepentingan pendidikan dan misi kemanusiaan. Banyak pengajaran yang boleh diperolehi dari buku ini. Bagaimana penulis menceritakan tentang keadaan beliau yang hampir berputus asa kesan dari kematian anak lelakinya, penceraian beliau dengan suami, serta kehilangan ahli keluarga terdekat yang membawa kepada detik hitam di dalam kehidupan beliau. Bagaimana beliau kemudian bangkit untuk meneruskan kehidupan boleh dijadikan rujukan dan pengajaran kepada kita. Apa yang ingin disampaikan di dalam buku ini adalah tentang semangat, motivasi yang menjadi daya penggerak kepada kita untuk terus bangkit di dalam meneruskan kehidupan. Setiap daripada kita akan mengalami zaman suram. Bagaimana kita bangkit dari kesuraman itu, akan menentukan hala tuju kehidupan kita seterusnya. Sebuah buku yang menarik untuk dibaca kerana ia penuh dengan kisah dan pengalaman yang boleh dijadikan panduan.
March 8, 2010
As I know Mahbooba Rawi personally , I admire what she has done for her country and all the widows and orphans in Afghanistan . Any work to support her great work is highly appreciated.
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April 2, 2020
I've had this book on my shelf for such a long time. I can't believe I'm only just reading it now, fifteen years after publication. I enjoyed the writing style. It was easy to read and really gave me a sense of the depth of the troubles Mahboba went through and how she has made such a difference to the world. Now to find out what the updated story is...
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52 reviews
August 5, 2011
This is an inspiring and touching autobiography of a woman who found peace (after her son's sudden death) by reaching out to homeless Afghani women and children. Gives a whole new perspective (being written from a refugee's point of view) on the "evils" of war and on how aid actually works on ground-level. Mahboba's charity differs from other larger international NGOs because of its focus on giving love together with basic needs. For example, in her orphanage she employed a woman to come each night to sit with the children and read them a story and make them feel loved and protected, then stay overnight so the children could go to her if they were scared or sick...How's that for going the extra mile!!

The book is well-written with an easy-to-read story flow (and large font!). I highly recommend it!! Buy a copy, if possible, since part of the proceeds goes to the charity.
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35 reviews
June 16, 2009
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was written very simply but told the tale of the difficulties faced by orphan children and widows in the Afghanistan of today. The courage and determination of the women and children her organisation assists is remarkable. Mahboba had little but did not stop to think of "how" she could make a difference, she just went ahead and "did it" with some remarkable results. She has also cleverly woven into the book facts about her home country and her religion - in this way giving the uninitiated reader an insight into the lives of many Afghani and Muslim men and women.

The benevolence and selfless actions of Mahboba and her extended family show how it is possible for one person to make a difference.

Profile Image for Karen.
34 reviews
March 22, 2010
It was so moving to see all the terrible stuff she went through and then when she came to Aus she spent much of her life raising money and going back to Afghanistan to help innocent people and children. One boy had both his arms blown off while helping his dad gather wood and then he was begging in the streets and she built an orphanage and took him in. Her dream was to build an orphanage to take in 200 children and provide them with everything they need so they would grow up to be able to make a difference in the re-building of Afghanistan. It was a humbling read
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28 reviews2 followers
November 1, 2013
What a beautiful Women truly, she has a heart of gold and deserves the utter most respect for all that she has done and is still doing.She is a saint to the less fortunate in Afghanistan. i will be emailing her for a collection box for my home because every cent counts.. We really do live a life of luxury in the west and it is all of us with much more capital, that can make a difference. Please donate something to this this charity, if its just a $10 one off it can still make a diffrence to someone less fortunate then yourselves. Namaste
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150 reviews3 followers
March 11, 2010
A well written and interesting account of an Australian/Afghani woman's efforts to make life better for widows and orphans eking out a living in Afghanistan. Mahboba's story is touching and uplifting.
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168 reviews
April 27, 2010
Whatever you believe this woman is inspirational. In what she has achieved and continues to achieve.
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