of broken heart
and open mind,
with flowing tears
sprung of sorrow
the nearness to God.
What is the purpose of heartbreak?
How can God love me when my sins are so vast?
What am I truly seeking in this world?
Nearness to You is a collection of short essays exploring what it means to journey to God in this life. Written as reflections on the author’s travels meeting the seekers of God, these essays are meant to make readers pause and think about their own journeys, their relationship with the One who has created them, and the path that lies ahead.
*Published in Singapore, 2019
*Author: Nur Fadhilah Wahid (author of best-seller Light Upon Light)
*The author has donated her proceeds from the book to Zaytuna College.