Contributors Reading List

Reading is learning. Reading is enriching. Reading is empowerment. The first word revealed in the Quran was “read!”. Reading is a basic, timeless method of learning, exploring books will open up the mind to new information, new concepts, new ideas.

This is a reading list by our contributors on a wide range of topics and genres. The list will be continuously updated as new book suggestions come through. We hope that this will be of benefit to you, the reader!




Al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya (With English Commentary) by Imam Abu Ja’far al-Ṭaḥawi

Ihya Ulum ad-Din by Imam Al Ghazali


Business Philosophy


Driving Honda: Inside the World’s Most Innovative Car Company by Rothfeder, Jeffrey


Children’s Books


Stories of the Prophets: by Sayyed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi


Islam Beliefs and Teachings by Ghulam Sarwar


Islam For Younger People by Ghulam Sarwar

Stories of the Prophet by Ibn Kathir



The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict by William T Cavanaugh

Misquoting Muhammad by Jonathan A.C. Brown

The Divine Reality by Hamza Tzortzis




Comparative Economics: Islam’s Panacea to the Maladies of Capitalism by Caesar, Ibn

Return of the Gold Dinar: Study of Money in Islamic Law by Umar Vadillo

Islamic Finance: Ethics, Concepts, Practice by Usman Hayat




The Signs Before the Day of Judgement by Ibn Kathir

Dajjal: The Anti Christ by Thomson, Ahmad

The Rising and the Hereafter by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali


1984 by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Great Islamic Figures


Saladin: The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire by Man, John

Saladin: Hero of Islam by Hindley, Geoffrey




Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past by Alkhateeb, Firas

Human Sciences


The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History (Princeton Classics) by Ibn Khaldûn

The Lives of Man: Guide to the Human States – Before Life, in the World and After Death by Al-Haddad, Abdallah Ibn Alawi

The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler




Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship by Al-Ghazali, Imam


Fortress of the Muslim

Riyadh as-Salihin by Imam Nawawi

The Beginning of Guidance (Bidayat al-Hidaya by Imam Ghazali

Islamic Revival


Muslim Civilization: the Causes of Decline and the Need for Reform by Muhammad Umer Chapra

Let Us Be Muslims by Abu Ala Maududi


Islamic Sciences


Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence by Kamali, Mohammad Hashim

Understanding the Four Madhhabs: Facts About Ijtihad and Taqlid (M.A.T. Papers) by Murad, Abdal Hakim

Ibn Rajab’s Refutation of Those Who Do Not Follow The Four Schools by al-Hanbali, Ibn Rajab

A Textbook of Hadith Studies: Authenticity, Compilation, Classification and Criticism of Hadith by Mohammad Hashim Kamali

‘Ulum Al-Quran: Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’an by Denffer, Ahmad Von

Foundational Islamic Principles by Ibn Hazm




The Caliphate by Kennedy, Hugh

The Inevitable Caliphate?: A History of the Struggle for Global Islamic Union, 1924 to the Present by Reza Pankhurst

Recalling the Caliphate by S. Sayyid

Ahkham Al Sultaniyyah

60 Sultaniyya by Abu Luqman Fathullah

Al-Ahkam As-Sultaniyyah by Imam Al Mawardi

Learning Arabic


Gateway to Arabic (Book 1) by Alawiye, Imran

Mastering Arabic 1 by Jane Wightwick


Personal Development


Patience and Gratitude by Muhammad Ibn Abi Baku Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyah

Etiquettes of Companionship: an English translation of Adab as-Suhbah by ash-Sha’rani, Imam Abdulwahhab

In the Early Hours: Reflections on Spiritual and Self Development by Khurram Murad

Muhammad: How He Can Make You Extraordinary by Hesham Al-Awadi

On the Duties of Brotherhood by Imam Al-Ghazali

Dying and Living for Allah: The Last Will of Khurram Murad by Khurram Murad

The Principle of Patience by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

The Virtues of Seclusion in Times of Confusion by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi

The Ideal Muslim by Muhammad Ali Al Hashimi


The Art of War by Sun Tzu


Psychology: A very short Introduction OUP Oxford

The Psychology Book by Nigel Benson, Catherin Collin



Genocide, War Crimes and the West: History and Complicity by Jones, Doctor Adam

American Neoconservatism: The Politics and Culture of a Reactionary Idealism by Jean-Francois Drolet

The Quran and Politics: A Study of the Origins of Political Thought in the Makkan Quran by Hamid, Eltigani Abdelgadir

The Clash Of Civilizations: And The Remaking Of World Order by Huntington, Samuel P.

What’s Wrong with Liberal Interventionism: The Dangers and Delusions of the Interventionist Doctrine by Roger Howard




Syed Abu-Ala’ Maududi’s Introductions to the Qur’an by Abul A’ala Maududi




Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources by Lings, Martin

Muhammad the Last Prophet: A Model for All Time by Nadvi, Abulhasan ‘Ali

The Sealed Nectar by by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri



‘Umar Ibn Al khattab : His Life and Times (Volumes 1 and 2) by Ali Muhammad as-Sallabi




The Wives of the Prophet Muhammad by Ahmad Thomson


Aisha by The Wifie


Khadija: The First Muslim and the Wife of the Prophet Muhammad by Resit Haylamaz


Khadijah: Mother of History’s Greatest Nation by Fatima Barkatulla


The Ideal Muslimah by Muhammad Ali Al Hashimi

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