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Books were premeating my life since an early age . They were in every corner in our small house . Most of them were belonging to my elder brother and they were given as gifts for him . These books are called in our culture the " mother books " that is because they contain all the basic , essential and important knowledge about the Arabic language Islam science and literature . These books were written by muslims scholars and philosopher more than a 1000 year ago in big Islamic cities and were passed from a generation to another during a long time in history . They reflect the main domain of knowledge at that phase of time and they are countless . We had some of them at our house and they were the first books that I have seen . They were in thick decorative covers made of leather and their titles were written in silver or golden calligraphy . Their papers from inside was mostly brown with decorative frames . It was some sort of enjoying art to open a book of that sort because they were written in a very difficult form of language . I admit it was difficult for a girl in my age to assimilate them , I was only looking to them from the outside to their luxurious covers and decoration , which were very tempting to see . I started reading few sentences, paragraphs , lines of poetry even if they were ambiguous and with the help of each page margins and corners , I founded more explanation for the words . By time I get used to this form of language. Things were like opening a dimensional gate for me where I found my self living back in history .
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