6 Books To Read This Ramadan
We know that Ramadan isn’t just a time to resist temptation to eat or drink from dawn to sunset, it is also a time for self-reflection, establishing a deeper connection with Allah SWT, do extra charity and good deed.
While Muslims also take this opportunity to reap extra rewards by reciting the holy Quran, we should also use some downtime to read books – whether it’s just to feed your hunger for knowledge, or if you just feel like you need that extra push of motivation for your soul. Here is our top selection of books to read this Ramadan.
JEWELS OF GUIDANCE
This book introduces readers to Hadiths (the sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad PBUH compiled by Hamzah Muhammad Salih Ajjaj. The carefully-made selection of Hadiths were taken from the two most authorative collections, those of 3rd/9th century scholars, Imam’s Muslim and Bukhari. The book divides into chapters with topics that discusses hadiths relatable to the daily lives of Muslim such as ‘What Should Be Said After Every Prayer’, or ‘Kindness to Parents’.
THE PRODUCTIVE MUSLIM
In this book, Muhammad Faris, the founder of ProductiveMuslim.com, provides a practical framework that helps urban global Muslims lead a productive lifestyle spiritually, physically and socially, as described by the publisher. The book also serves as an action-driven guide and provides a comprehensive overview of Islam and highlights effective points on how to help Muslims become more productive in their daily lives. Plus, the writer makes the content visually interesting by including creative mind maps about Islam and productivity, making it an enjoyable read. The Productive Muslim website says that non-Muslims with an interest in understanding the essence of Islam can also benefit from this book.
REVIVE YOUR HEART: PUTTING LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE
Written by Nouman Ali Khan, the author delivers the deepest meaning of the Quran in a way that is thought-provoking yet simple and easy to comprehend. He supports his writing with relevant examples and analogies that is easily understood. Divided into five parts the book entails two or three stories from the Quran and Seerah (biography of the Prophet). He also touches upon the challenges Muslims face like like why du’as (prayers) don’t get answered. The book also address other down to earth realities of modern life, like how modern Muslims maintain their spiritual connection with Allah. As noted in the book’s description, Nouman gives the reader insights on how to reorient their lives for success in this world and the next.
I SAY ALHAMDULILLAH
This book is simple and visually attractive to read to the young ones, thus makes for a good way to help them understand when and why we say Alhamdulillah. The illustration is creative and colourful, making it an enjoyable read for both adults and children. This book, written by Noor H. Dee Iput, is actually part of the I Say series, which also includes I Say Bismillah, I Say As-salamu’alaykum, and I Say Mashallah.
OSM DAILY DU’AS
This simple book compiles 30 selected supplications (du’as) according to the Quran and Sunnah, presented by Owh So Muslim (OSM). This is a good book to refer to, for a moment of daily reflection. Plus, the illustration by Illy Muzliza is attractive too!
366 STORIES FROM QURAN AND HADITH
Another great read for children, this book encourages parents to read 1 story a day to their kids to help them understand about Islam in addition to stories of Prophets, and more. Each story is brief but well-written and easy to understand. It starts off with The Creation of the Universe, followed by how Allah created the heavens and the earth and all that is in between. All the stories are compiled based on information from the Holy Quran and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).