I really enjoy reading Books and I have a huge Library at home, every Bookshelf neatly organised to perfection lol. Today, I was having a look through some of the Islamic Books to pick a new read, which has lead to a new Blog Post too! 🙂
Here’s a short review of my top five Islamic Book recommendations (in no particular order).
1. A Basic Dictionary of Islam – by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood.
2. Ta’leemul Haq – Edited by: Shabbir Ahmed E. Desai.
“An Authentic Compilation on the Five Fundamentals of Islam” – This book is an excellent guide and reference covering not only the five pillars of Islam but also other branches of Deen too. It covers each aspect in ample detail and is easy to understand. Furthermore, it simultaneously includes transliteration of important Arabic text, thereby accommodating those who are not fluent in reading Arabic.
3. Fortress of the Muslim: “Invocations from the Quran & Sunnah” – Compiled by Darussalam.
This is a brilliant pocket book of Duas/Supplications. It covers pretty much every Dua and the layout of the book is simple and concise. It states each Dua in Arabic and includes the Arabic transliteration and English translation. Furthermore, it includes references of where each Dua was taken from; Quran/Hadith. It is always my go-to book because of it’s authenticity with regards to including Duas from the Quran and Sunnah. An absolute must have for any Muslim.
4. Hajj & Umrah made easy – by Dr Taqi Hashmi and Adnan Malik.
This book is one of my absolute favourites and it is one of the best books I have bought. It is a step-by-step, practical, unique and complete guide to Hajj & Umrah- according to the Quran and Sunnah. It includes: Arabic transliteration of Duas; Easy to understand instructions; Safety tips; Health tips; Travel information and Duas. It has updated Arabic-English phrases and it is fully cross referenced with Hajj Ministry procedures explained. Furthermore, it includes unique diagrams, a map of Makkah and colour coded pages.
5. The Honorable Wives of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) – Compiled by Darussalam.
This is my current read. This book covers the following Honorable Wives of the Prophet (PBUH):
- Khadijah bint Khuwailid
- Aishah bint Abu Bakr
- Sawdah bint Zam’ah
- Umm Habeebah bint Abu Sufyan
- Juwairiyah bint Al-Harith
- Hafsah bint Umar bin Khattab
- Zainab bint Khuzaimah
- Safiyyah bint Huyay
- Zainab bint Jahsh
- Maimoonah bint Al-Harith (Peace be upon them all)
Reminder: “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” (Jiddu Krishnamurti)