19 Must Read Islamic Books in English

/19 Must Read Islamic Books in English 
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One of the most significant happiness of life is reading. Reading about religion gives knowledge. For books lovers, this list is the ultimate list to read. Must read for every Muslim. In fact non-Muslims can use this list to better understand Islam. Islamic Books provide a clear perspective of what Islam.

Today, different thoughts and processes hijack Islam. The media certainly circulates negative impact about Islam. Hence, reading Islamic books is important. All Muslims to learn knowledge. These books are authentic. Books gives you a closeness to Islam. Therefore, this powerful list of Islamic Books provides readers with a unique perspective. The list is a detailed analysis of many sides of religion. The list has different authors from different schools of thought. These books become a source of inspiration and a source of quality mindset and life.


Recommended Books on Islam

The Declaration of Faith” by Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan. This book talks about faith. As a Muslim, faith declaration means two things. The first and foremost is the oneness of God. The second part declares Prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him) as the Prophet of God. Book focuses on the first “kalima”.


Muhammad: His life based on the earliest sources by Martin Lings. This is a must-read for all Muslims. It gives you a very simple and logical structure to the life of the greatest man that ever lived. It uses Arabic sources and other Islamic references. We recommend this book to even non-Muslims. because of its simple language and its ability to create a clear picture of the Prophet of Islam.


Brief illustrated guide to understanding Islam by I.A Ibrahim. This book is regarding the basic tenants of Islam. A very sound read for individuals who have recently accepted Islam or want to learn more about this religion. Furthermore, the book is a guidance.  Short book regarding various signs of the Koran. It also provides details of the prophets. Book acts a a gift. Many Muslims gift it to new converts. Or people who like Islam.


The Sealed Nectar: Ar-Raheeq- ul-Makhtum by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri. This book is translated in different languages and read by thousands of people across the world. It is a very intriguing and shows different perspective on the life of Prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him). Similarly, book provides a deep analysis of the living and life of the prophet.


Books on Improving Islam

Dua: The Weapon of the Believer by Yasir Qadhi. Islam gives significant importance and weightage given for prayer. This is an amazing book for Muslims who want to learn more about supplication and prayers. This book is really an enabler. As a result, the book is a tool for success in this world and in the hereafter. It uses different supplications to enlighten the reader.


Reclaim your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed. A very beautifully written masterpiece. As the title entails, it refers to the heart. It is all about providing goodness to the heart. Irrespective of the outcomes of life, the heart still can be a superior being. This book is a manual for people who want to improve life through their heart. Being satisfied with all the ups and downs in life. Therefore, there is no need for depression in life. Depression is not a solution. There has to be a way to move forward. And that is what the book talks about.


Youth’s problems by Sheikh Muhammad Saalih Al-Uthaymeen. This is an amazing book for young readers. In fact we recommend this book for non-Muslims. This book talks about the different problems youth face. Additionally, it also elaborates on solutions in the light of the Koran and Sunnah. It is really a guidance for the youth.


15 Ways to increase your earnings by Yasir Qadhi. American writes about financial gains through Islamic means. This book revolves around Islamic principles of economics. Hence, a good read for people who want to pursue financial gains through Islamic ways only. Good and Islamic earnings is definitely a source of rewards in this life and also in the hereafter.


Islamic Books on Emotions

Peace and conflict resolution in Islam by Abdul Fatah Bello. The author paints a realistic and powerful method to control conflict and create peace. The book is holistic. Individuals and family can read this book easily. Must read for students of conflict management.


The Music Made Me Do It: An In-Depth study of Music through Islam and Science by Dr. Gohar Mushtaq. A very intriguing book. The book talks about music and its journey through Islam and other religions. It is a very bizarre read. The topic is rare.  Must read. Book for people wanting to know Islam through another lens.


We also recommending reading the step by step guide to umrah for Muslims.


Enjoy your life by Dr. Muhammad ‘Abd Rahman Al -‘Arifi. The title is very interesting indeed. It refers to the entire life of Prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him). The prophet is main character of the book. Author uses different stories and perspectives of the prophet to create a very logical structure. Practical ways to enjoy life. It provides a balancing act between desires and the life hereafter.


Don’t be Sad by Dr. Aid Al Qarni. This is an inspirational books. It uses Islamic methodology and perspectives to chear up people. A very humble book that talks to you as a sincere friend. Most noteworthy, this book makes you feel good about yourself.


Psychology from The Islamic Perspective by Dr. Aisha Utz. This is a must-read. This is a very rare book. Psychology is being defined through the common Islamic lens. You get to read about the emotional and behavior patterns of man through Islam. The book defines purpose of life, happiness and success. You will like the writing style. Very elegant and easy read.


Books on Family Life

Nurturing Eeman in Children’ by Dr Aisha Hamdan. The book is written by a very recognized and respected author. This book is a must-read for all parents and young Muslim adults. This book gives a very practical perspective on developing children from an Islamic point of view. This books focuses on good Islamic values. Great books for children. Elder kids love this book. Even more, a true gift to give to give children.


Loving our Parents: Stories of duties and obligations by Abdul Malik Mujahid. One of the most important elements of Islam is being a good child towards parents. The Prophet repeatedly tells us about the importance of parents. This book gives a clear understanding of the importance of parents. Certainly, a guide for parent love.


Blissful Marriage: A Practical Islamic Guide By Drs. Ekram and M. Rida Beshir. This book is a marriage gift from a close friend. And I’ve become a fan ever since. Practical tips and case studies regarding marriages fill this book. Book answers how to further improve the Islamic marriage specifically living in non-Islamic countries. Are you Islamic couple living in USA or England?  Then this book is certainly for you. It talks about good manners that you need to put into place to have a blissful marriage.


Men & Women around the Messenger (saw) by Khaalid Muhammad Khalid and Dr. Abdel-Hamid Eliwa. This book is about the companions of the Prophet Mohamed (PBUH). Refers to male and female companions. This book is all role models and how the characters grew into magnanimous characters of Islam. Amazing book who loves history.


From my Sister’s Lips by Naima. B. Roberts. This book is a spiritual journey. It talks about a personal perspective of how a new convert goes through life as a Muslim.



If you have any other Islamic Books that you recommend, please do share with the community. Love to hear from other readers and writers. We would like to build on a larger list and keep on adding. Each year, many great scholars and writers write about Islamic principles and perspectives.


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By | 2018-11-10T07:38:37+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Categories: Islamic Books|Tags: |3 Comments

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    Islamic organization July 4, 2017 at 8:02 am - Reply

    That was a very good reminder for all muslims. May ALLAH bless you as you continue to reminder our muslim ummah in the whole world,

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    Katharina February 4, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Thanks for the info!

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    MatthewHox March 3, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

    I glanced through this site and you have so much useful information, bookmarked 🙂

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