Belonging to Heaven by Gale Sears

By Gale Sears

Descended from the Hawaiian royal line, Jonathan Napela turned one of many first—and so much influential—converts to the Church in Hawaii. a guy of intelligence, social prestige, and wealth, he used his substantial place to extra the gospel in his fatherland.

He built a lifelong bond of brotherhood with Elder George Q. Cannon, assisting to translate the e-book of Mormon into Hawaiian and identify a meeting position for the Hawaiian saints in Laie, Oahu. but if his cherished spouse, Kitty, used to be afflicted with leprosy, Jonathan made the defining determination of his lifestyles. He would go away his lifetime of privilege to turn into her caretaker and spend the remainder of his lifestyles on Molokai, the island of lepers. to those that suffered related heartbreak and banishment, Jonathan's self-sacrifice turned their lifeline.

Based on actual tale, this is often a rare novel of a guy who selected love within the face of loss of life.

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However 30 these holdings are at least partly offset by the significant holdings of books by more moderate authors such as Tariq Ramadan. The libraries hold 14 copies of five of his books. In addition, there are signs that some of the more radical books have been withdrawn from circulation; for instance although the catalogue lists one book each by Mohammad bin Jamil Zino and Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal, neither work has a shelf number listed. Blackburn Blackburn stocks relatively few Islamist books compared with some other libraries.

While the library stocks only five books by Maududi , one of those is his Jihad in Islam, for example. In addition the library stocks one copy of the Islamic Creed Based on the Quran and Sunna by Muhammad bin Jamil Zino and one copy of the Kitab al-Tawheed by ibn Abdul Wahhab. In addition, the library stocks nine copies of books by Ahmad Thomson. Also prominent are numbers of books which promote highly conservative attitudes to women such as The Islamic Dress Code for Women by Mahmoud Ridha Murad (two copies), Islamic Teachings for Women published by Darussalam and The Rights and Duties of Women in Islam by Abdul Ghaffar Hasan, also published by Darussalam.

However it now appears that because of mistakes by library staff, or the presence of ideologues in the library system, a number of publicly-funded libraries – in Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Birmingham and Blackburn – now stock excessively large collections of certain Islamic texts designed to incite hatred and violence. In the opinion of the authors of this report, there is no harm in libraries stocking a small number of radical Islamic texts alongside a larger number of mainstream Islamic works and critical texts – just as a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf could be legitimately stocked in sections dealing critically with the Third Reich.

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