Five books to read in Ramadan


I am sharing five books to read in Ramadan for the enthusiasts. However, it is important that I invite more people to join the reading club.

The month of Ramadan will be with us in a few days, In Shaa Allah and as Muslims this is not just a month of us abstaining from food, water, sex during the prescribed time of fasting. This is a month of ibaadah and reaping rewards therefore it is required of us to use our time effectively and engage in acts that can get us immense rewards.

Aside from engaging in acts of ibaadah (worship), there are numerous ways we can gain rewards and one of such acts is reading beneficial books during the month. Instead of idling or engaging in non profitable conversations while fasting,rather read books that will draw us closer to Allah and again increase us in beneficial knowledge of the Deen.

Here are five books to read in Ramadan. These recommendations will keep you engaged during the month of Ramadan.

1. The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary.

Reading the Quran is the very essence of Ramadan as the Quran was revealed during this month. We derive benefits from reading the Quran but the most important benefit we can derive from the Quran is studying its words and understanding and living our lives in accordance with its teachings. This book discusses the chapters and commentary of the Quran in simple and understanding terms. This Ramadan, let’s not just read the Quran but strive to study its meanings. In Shaa Allah.

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2. In the Early Hours by Khuram Murad: Reflections on Spiritual and Self Development.

Another book to read in Ramadan is authored by Khuram Murad focuses on the process of self development through Islam. This book teaches Muslims on how to be mindful of Allah and live our lives following the example of Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

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3. Timeless Seeds of Advice by B.B Abdullah

This book is a collection of sayings of the Prophet Mohammed (SAW), Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn al-Qayyim, Ibn al-Jawzi and other prominent scholars in bringing comfort and hope to the soul. This book has lots of nuggets necessary for navigating life as Muslims.

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4. Lessons from Surah Yusuf by Yassir Qadhi

This book by Yasir Qadhi focuses on the story of Prophet Yusuf (AS) and the struggles he went through right from when he was a child through adulthood. Yasir Qadhi in this book discusses the family of Ya’qub, how Yusuf was sold into slavery, and how he was reunited with his brothers. At the end of the book, he derives 50 lessons from Surah Yusuf. This book is a must read if you want to understand the story of Prophet Yusuf in the Quran.

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5. Turning the Tide: Reawakening the Woman’s Heart and Soul by Suma Din

Finally, Suma Din navigates the journey of a woman’s life from her soul before she was born through childhood, youth, marriage, motherhood to the soul’s journey on (Death and the Afterlife). This book is very important for every woman looking at balancing motherhood, marriage with their faith.

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In conclusion, there are many Islamic books to read in Ramadan. These are only a few suggestions we have collected. You can recommend other beneficial books to us and everyone. 

When looking for a book to read in Ramadan, consider your personal needs. This will guide you making a choice.

May Allah forgive us our transgressions and continue to show us His mercy and accept from us. Aameen

Allahuma Balighna Ramadan.

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