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Ayat-Ayat Cinta

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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  13,862 ratings  ·  1,416 reviews
Tentang seorang pemuda Indonesia yang mencari ilmu jauh di tanah Arab. Berbekal iman yang kuat dan ketabahan, Fahri mengalami banyak hal yang menggetarkan hidupnya, yang sesaat membuat Fahri mempertanyakan jalan hidupnya.

Kesabaran dan keimanan adalah kunci kehidupan. Fahri, Aisyah dan Maria membuktikannya dalam cerita yang halus dan mengalir.
Paperback, 418 pages
Published 2007 by Republika-Basmala (first published 2004)
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Sep 21, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: orang yang sama sekali ga punya buku dan tidak pantas dikasihani dengan buku bagus.
I read this book before everybody read it. Before I finished this book I already disappointed because the main characther is too perfect. And the worst part is : everygirl love him. it's ridiculous! And I don't know why, Habib must put a lot of good luck to his main character.
I just want you to realize that every woman have a different reason to love. that's why every man can have a wife. If every woman only like someone like this main character, there will be many old man spending their days
Aug 31, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: general-fiction
The whole Twilight saga controversies rang a bell to me. Something similar to this raging, seemingly unendless debate has happened before. Recently. No, not the Harry Potter one (because, well, admit it, HP books are written well). Then I remembered: Ayat-ayat Cinta, a book that was sold well in my country as well as sparked quarrels here and there over its qualities and content.

My friend vehemently recommended this book to me. "Read it, it's very beautiful!" He even lent me his copy. Oh OK, I
Feb 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Calvin by: Mimi Sidjaja
Shelves: populer
"Ayat-Ayat Cinta" loosely translated as "Verses of Love". This is one of the finest non-English books that would be missed by publishers.

The story tells about Fahri, a man from Indonesia who is studying in al-Azhar, Egypt. His charisma, deep knowledge of Islam teachings led him loved by four women, a Coptic Christian named Maria, a Turkish tycoon named Aisha, an Egyptian named Naora, and a javanese named Nurul.

The plotline is actually quite simple, these four women are fascinated by Fahri's
Amin Muhaimin
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
At first I was expecting a great literature in terms of language & content. However, i think it just another ordinary book and doesn't reflect what the reviewers had said about the book.

Then, I realize that the book is amazing in terms of relating Islamic reference to the every conflicts of the plots.

Till I read half of the book I fall in Habib's Ayat-ayat Cinta. I can't stop reading. I don't know why, maybe because I am curious about Islamic love. How should a good muslim relationship to
Feb 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
ah..., I've watched the movie two days ago and couldn't help crying...hahaha...something that I've never done in several years after watched Kuch Kuch Hota Hai while I was still in high school. well, a minute after, I bought the book just like that. I wonder which one is better, the book or the movie. but after read, i think both are same good..., i said good but not extraordinary. this is my second time of dissapointment after Murakami's Norwegian Wood.

okay, i must admit that this book is just
Belinda doni
Jul 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing
this is the true way of loving and knowing God by loving and knowing our fellow.
Sep 29, 2007 rated it liked it
i love this book...indah....
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Title: Ayat-Ayat Cinta

Author: El-Shirazy Habiburrahman

Thick book: 411 pages

Diresensi by: Shelvi Novianita


"Loving Him lead me in your love"

Fahri bin Abdillah is Indonesian students who tried to reach his master's degree in Al Ahzar. Make friends with the heat and dust of Egypt. Struggling with a variety of targets and simplicity of life. Survived by a translator of religious books. Study in Egypt, making Fahri can know Maria, Nurul, Noura, and Aisha.

Maria Grigis is a flat Fahri neighbor,
Kamila Muyasarah
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Still remember when it was first published, i was in my elementary school. I knew nothing for sure, the memories were vague. But i did remember the hype it brought. This book brought hope to Indonesia literacy. I watched the movie before i could read the book, i was so small to understand the meaning of love, yet, i felt so happy because at least for the first time i realised that Indonesia's movie wasn't really that bad as we usually expect.

I never knew the real story of Ayat-Ayat Cinta inside
Mia Dwi
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well, I'm not a religious person, but this book made me to be a better person, this book really open up my mind about my religion, I can't talk about the love story between fahri, aisyah & maria tho', cause yeah.. its a love triangle thats all hahaha
Dita Hero
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this novel like two years after I watched and got the euphoria of the movie. I felt so lucky I read it after. If not, I might hate the movie and not cried at theatre.
Putra Nurcahyo
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good novel
Hanna Dwt
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Novena Clementine
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i do not know what other things i can say about this book other than beautiful..
Agung Sanggabuana
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Easy five stars. Really great book, a lot of lesson learned in this book. So touching and motivating at the same time.

note: movie with same title has very far quality with this book
Muhammad Rosyid
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Aarif  Billah
Fahmi seems too perfect to be real.
Zaim Saharudin
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The ending is enlightening.
Nur Wulan Nugrahani
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
"If we falling in love, it is supposed to be one of the way to be closer to God" - A letter from Fahri to Nurul -

Such beautiful story. My heart is full of love when I read this book. Not only when the happy part, but also the struggles of Fahri, when he survives to live in Egypt, when he faces the dilemma, when he holds his faith even in the lowest part of his life. I can really feel Alexandria atmosphere through the author's writing. I took so many learnings from the story. We have to include
Thomas Andrikus
Feb 23, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is very worth-reading, with a commendably amount of effort put thru knowing all the intricacies of a life in Egypt, particularly from an Islamic point of view. It also clears up a lot of topics that the West often stereotype of Islam, such as the treatment of women, harmony between Christians and Muslims, and of course, the main issue brought up is how divine and dignified love in Islam is. Islam teaches the utmost respect for women, and this was apparent as the underlining theme ...more
Rajius Idzalika
Oct 05, 2008 rated it liked it
Ok here it is. A novel that is actually not my type, but for some reason I read it til the end. It's not my type due to the content and storytelling style I concluded from some preliminary research. Wow...I had stereotyped it even before opening the first page. But please let me say this one thing. I was not wrong after all.

This is a story of an Indonesian student in Cairo. Smart, hard worker and good looking, he seems to have all the things required to be the most eligible bachelor in the
Mar 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
AYAT-AYAT CINTA is a religion novel Habiburrahman El-Shirazi's work that tells of a young man named Fahri bin Abdillah an Indonesian student who tried to reach his master's degree at Al-Azhar. With a wide range of targets and simplicity of life he survived in Egypt by becoming a translator of religious books. All the targets lived Fahri with enthusiasm except one: married. Fahri is a man obedient to religion. He does not know the courtship before marriage. He was less articulate when dealing ...more
Frieska Haridha
Mar 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
Ayat-Ayat Cinta (AAC) is a revolutionary religious novel in Indonesia. Generally, it talked about daily life of Indonesian scholar in Egypt. The hero named Fahri is a scholar in Al-Azhar University. He is Javanese who learn in Egypt in very long time (in Indonesia we called it 'Mahasiswa Abadi' or -might be I can be translated it- 'Eternal Scholar'). He is very religious, angel-like, perfect man or in some way we can see him as superMan. He never do something wrong in his daily life i.e even ...more
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Mar 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ayat Ayat Cinta is the tale of a virtuous Muslim protagonist who overcomes all obstacles in life maintaining pure ideals. and it about a stry of islamic love conflict.
Fahri bin Abdillah is a poor, intelligent student who wins a scholarship to complete his graduate degree at Egypt's esteemed Al Azhar University. Very disciplined and dedicated by nature, Fahri embraces his life in Cairo, completing his studies and translation of religious books with full enthusiasm, exactly according to
Nov 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To be honest, I had such high hopes when I picked up this book. Reviews have been amazing, and I couldn't wait to get into it.

And to be honest, it began a little dry. I haven't been reading in Bahasa Melayu for quite some time so mine was a sluggish start.

But to be honest, by the second chapter it was full steam ahead! The elaborate details may well be a little 'berjela-jela' but it was very well done, and not so much as to digress from the plot. Injections of hadiths, quotations from the
Jun 26, 2007 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, religion
Someone recommended this book to me a couple of years ago, just when it started booming in Indonesia. He found it quite interesting and lifting thus, lent me his book to read during my down time, some times during one weekend. An easy reading one, and it took me only a couple of hours to read it through.

Well, not one of my favorites, I must say (in fact, I hate this book!).

The author indeed made a good description of Egypt - where the story took place. Strong background, strong in details, he
Oct 19, 2008 rated it it was ok
Actually I didn't read this book, yet I read the story when it was still published daily in the newspaper.

I understand there has been so much controversy (well, controversy is the closest word..) about this book. Some people love it, adore it, and other people criticized it, despise it.

Those who praise this book believe it act as the pioneer of the rise of Islamic literature
(well, the other adore it just because the love story in it).
While for some people in the other side criticized it and
Oct 01, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lover, Moslem, Teens
It's a novel said to be "soul builder". Well, there's no objection about that. The story is so romantic and full of value in life, especially for Moslem.

It's dedicated for religious proselytizing, so there are some clause from The Holy Qur'an. It's so phenomenal, not like other recent religious proselytizing novel. The plot so creative and doesn't make us feel being taught. But still it makes us criticize our self, environment, and government.

The story is about a master degree student from
Jan 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: indonesian
I know this book is phenomenal. I know many people have talked about how good this book is. Just one issue here, why the characters are so perfect? I mean they are humans, aren't they? Every human (at least) has a weakness, has something that they are ashamed of, they have desires, not just the good one, but bad too. So when I read Fahri, the perfect man that ever been lived (in this fiction of course), I started to think 'really?'. I know this novel is about Islam, and I know the author wanted ...more
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