As an arab girl from Morocco i felt ashamed after seeying that statistics suggest that Europeans read an average of 35 books a year per individual, and americans read 11 books a year, while one book a year is read for every 80 Arabs…in other words the average person in the arab world hardly reads 4 pages a YEAR ! shoking hein !!
And comparing the minimum average time that youth is on the Internet, which is 365 hours a year, with the average time an individual Arab spends reading, which is six minutes a year, then the difference between the two becomes clear, and the importance of the Internet in youth’s lives becomes apparent.
What’s really odd is that reading was the first sacred commandment from Allah to Prophet Mohammed PBUH a command that was fully heeded throughout Arab-Islamic history but in our times, this had began to be considered as a low priority.
We should really face this problem and turn the page on our poor reading habits,cause it’s well known that reading is the first step to knowledge and to development in different sectors. So we need to give this issue its due attention starting with our own selves.
- If you read just one book per month for 12 straight months, you will be in the top 25 percentile of all intellectuals in the world!
- If you read five books on one subject, you are one of the world’s foremost leading authorities on that subject!
- If you read just 15 minutes a day — every day, for one year — you can complete 20 books!
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
― Stephen King