Ramadan Reading List 2020

As Salaam Alaykum and Hello, from the editors!

Ramadan is here! Scroll down to view our recent releases and recommended books for Ramadan and Eid this year! What will you #ReadInRamadan? 

Please note due to Covid-19, we have a smaller team at the office and we do need more time to process orders. Thank you and Jazak'Allah Khair for your patience! Stay at Home and Read at Home.

Here's our children's reading list and free resources for parents from our friends.

Please keep us in your du'as. As most of us are working from home or staying safe at home, now is the perfect time to focus, reflect, grow and to turn to The Qur'an and books for solace.
“The month of ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for guidance and the criterion.” (2:185)


Recent releases

Allah Loves - Omar Suleiman

In Allah Loves, Sheikh Omar Suleiman explores who and what Allah loves so that we may become one of those who are beloved to Him.

The Prophet Muhammad said that one of the supplications of Prophet Dawud was, “O Allah I ask You for Your love and the love of those that love You and all of those actions that would bring me closer to being loved by you.”

Made up of 30 short and spiritually enriching chapters, this book is a reminder that throughout our lives, the Creator's love is always there, increasing through everyday actions such as showing generosity or remaining consistent with unnoticeable good deeds.

The Heart of the Qur'an - Asim Khan

The Heart of The Qur'an is a well-researched commentary on Surah Yasin. It is written in simple English and is complete with diagrams and illustrations to create an engaging read. The commentary is profound and inspiring, it masterfully highlights the nuances of the Qur'ān’s language and repeatedly draws the reader’s attention towards practical changes they can make in their lives.

Lessons From Surah Al-Kahf

In this book Dr Yasir Qadhi leads us through Surah Kahf, unfolding the lines, stories and symbols that have inspired people for over a thousand years: the people of the cave, Prophet Musa’s momentous encounter with Khidr, the two men and their gardens, and Gog and Magog.

And surely We have explained matters in people in the Qur’an in diverse ways, using all manners of parables. (Qur’an 18:54)


Ramadan Refreshers

In the Early Hours

How are we to become true believers who seek God's good pleasure? How are we to become mindful of God, to be thankful or worshipful? How are we to control our anger and pride? How are we to follow the example of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)? This inspirational book of wise advice answers these questions and guides us toward the spiritual life.


Prayers of the Pious - Omar Suleiman

This inspirational collection of prayers and reminders is the perfect companion for anyone who wishes to connect to the Divine.

Shaykh Omar Suleiman provides us with thirty short prayers taken from the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and the early generations, each with a short reminder to deepen the impact of the prayer in our lives. Prayers of the Pious provides spiritual gems that serve as valuable wisdom and practical advice for the soul.


Big Little Steps - Mathilde Loujayne

Through Mathilde Loujayne's personal experiences - grief, high school, moving abroad, work, marriage, and motherhood - she addressses women's common concerns as they take the big, little steps towards finding a balanced lifestyle and a glowing heart in Islam.


A Treasury of Rumi

This new anthology of Rumi’s teachings is freshly translated and supplemented with commentaries, and also includes selected texts in Persian. The aim is to bring readers closer to his work's true, traditional meaning – and to the man himself as a great Islamic scholar, teacher and saint.

Besides illustrating the traditional basis of Rumi’s teachings, this Treasury displays his unique genius as one of the world’s greatest religious writers, whose voice speaks as clearly and compellingly today as in the 7th/13th century.

Iman Boosters


The Qur'an: A Translation for the 21st century - Adil Salahi

In this new translation the renowned author and scholar Adil Salahi has endeavoured to put the meanings of the Qur’anic verses and surahs in simple and straightforward form, so that the 21st century reader may find it concise easy to access, and yet full of expansive expression. (English only)




Towards Understanding the Qur'an

A masterful translation of the Qur'an which includes a selection of notes to aid understanding by Abul A'la Mawdudi. (English and Arabic)




The Quran and its study

Over the course of six sections, this rich reference book explores the various areas of Qur’anic studies: its language, the history of its documentation, its many disciplines, the methods of interpretation, its inimitability, and finally, as a work of art. The themes explored also include the impact of the Qur’an on Islamic civilisation, as well as the various classical sub-disciplines of Qur’anic studies, including the study of the variant readings (qirā’āt), the reasons for revelation (asbāb al-nuzūl), and abrogation (naskh). Unlike some other works, Prof Zarzour also explores contemporary scholarship on the Qur’an, notably through a critical evaluation of modern tendencies such as the claim that the Qur’an contains scientific miracles, and an evaluation of some of the most recognised modern works of Qur’anic commentary (tafsir).


Al-Adab Al-Mufrad with Full Commentary

Al-Adab al-Mufrad, an anthology of 1329 hadiths, is a treasured work in Muslim history by one of its most respected scholars, Imam Bukhari.

In preparing this selection of hadiths Imam Bukhari aimed to set out a model to follow for successful relations within the Muslim community as well as interaction between Muslims and non-Muslims based on the Prophetic example, and that of Muhammad's closest companions. All of the hadiths are directly related to the standards of manners and morality Islam wants to prevail, and Muslims throughout the world have been guided by it since its preparation over a millennium ago.

Famed for the reliability and strength of his work, Imam Bukhari exclusively used hadith that do not go below the grade of "Good", or "Hasan", and since they are focused on manners and moral values, they are upheld by scholars.

 A Treasury of Hadith 

Imam Nawawi's collection of forty two hadith brings together some of the most important and pivotal Prophetic traditions. Each tradition encapsulates a great rule of the religion of Islam, described by Islamic religious scholars as an "axis" in Islam. The commentary of the great Hadith master Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Daqiq al-'Id is simple but erudite.

Sahih Muslim - Imam Al-Nawawi

Imam Nawawi's commentary on Sahih Muslim is one of the most highly regarded works in Islamic thought and literature. Translated by Adil Salahi, a modern scholar of great acclaim, this immense work, finally available to English readers, is an essential addition to every Muslim library, and for anybody with an interest in Islamic thought. 

Currently available: Volume 1-3

Seerah (The way of the Prophet)

Muhammad Man and Prophet

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) initiated one of the most significant religious and cultural developments in human history, bringing the religion of Islam to the world. Adil Salahi's compelling biography traces the life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from his birth and childhood to the triumph of Islam and its hold on Arabia. An easy and wonderful read.


Muhammad: His Character and Conduct

A presentation of the Prophet's character: his love for family and follower, leadership before persecution, and spiritual devotion to God.


Who is Muhammad

This very concise biography provides an inspiring introduction to the exemplary personality of the Prophet of Islam. 


We hope the books you read during these testing times, benefit you and give you a chance to rest and reflect.

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