From the spellbinding story teller of our times, comes yet another sweeping tale “Aab e Hayat” leaving the readers awestruck. A journey of choices and the amazing yet complicated opportunities that come together, Aab e hayat is more of a vision then a simple story of struggle and intrigue. Based in an international setting, Aab e hayat is a sequel to the best-selling Peer e kamil by Umera Ahmed. The theme that she has dared to explore this time is replacement of western interest based system by an economy that is rooted in interest free according to the Islamic Jurisdiction; sort of a social utopia . Umera has envisioned the future that is grounded in reality. Skeptics might find it unbelievable but so did people hundred years ago when, Jules Verne (8 February 1828, Nantes, Franc) wrote a book about a voyage to the Moon. His spaceship, Columbia, took off from Florida and landed in the Pacific Ocean after completing a trip to the Moon. (Taken from “How Jules Verne Invented NASA”)During their return journey from the moon in 1969, Neil Armstrong, mission commander of the Apollo 11, made reference to Jules Verne’s book
Umera’s renowned formula, when her works are seen as more than simple pop fiction, follows the tracks of the main characters discovering something secret and/or doing something very daring. Aab e Hayat is an amazing display of the Power of Perception and Research. Much of this Novel is a fusion of duty, emotions and adventure.
Pure fantasy is very much avoided, because there is always a rationalist explanation behind Umera’s writing. Everything about her plots is impossible, incredible and far-fetched sparking the reader’s imagination. While , Ab e Hayat displays imaginative talents, narrative techniques, world view, and the systematic way in which Umera Ahmed has always written that makes her so wildly popular.
Umera Ahmed’s mystic writing often borders on, or reaches into, the impossible. In Aab e Hayat she has experimented by naming each chapter with intricate code words appearing as a plot device, the deciphering process and code itself both meticulously explained and described.
Aab e Hayat appeals in many ways it presents the vision of a new world. Instead of simple wishful thinking it portray a logical and practical step by step route to the renaissance of Muslim Ideology and culture. Besides political prophecy, humanity is also heavily featured as a central theme, as can be seen in many of her novels with central characters who like each other, complement each other, work well with each other and come to depend on each other.