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37 Books That Helped Bring You Closer to Allah – From Amaliah Community

by in Lifestyle on 1st July, 2022

A relationship with Allah is something we all yearn for, and there are several ways to achieve and nurture it. We are blessed to have access to a wide range of resources and literature that allow us to understand Allah in a range of different ways and perspective. Some books listed are personal reflections on how Allah was always their and others are an in depth look into who Allah is and what Allah has told us about how to nurture the relationship between us and our creation. 

We asked our Amaliah community what books brought them closer to Allah, and here are some of your recommendations: 

  1. The Journey to Allah – Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali
  2. Purification of the Heart – Hamza Yusuf 

3. The Beginning of Guidance – Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

4. The Family of the Holy Prophet – s.m. madni abbasi

5. Reflecting on the Names of Allah – Jinan Yousef

6. The Mysteries of Charity and The Mysteries of Fasting – Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

7. Signs on the Horizons: Meetings with Men of Knowledge and Illumination – Michael Sugich

8. Secrets of Divine Love: A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam – A. Helwa

9. The Qur’an

10. Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization – Akbar S. Ahmed

11. A Place of Refuge – Asmaa Hussein

12. The Story of Reason in Islam (Cultural Memory in the Present) – Sari Nuseeibeh

13. Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik –  Malik ibn Anas (Author), Aisha Abdurrahman Bewley (Translator)

14. Kitab At-Tawheed Explained – Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab

15. The Path to Self-Fulfilment – Sakina Hirschfelder

16. The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Alex Haley and Malcolm X

17. Islam and the Destiny of Man – Gai Eaton

18. Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance – Zaid Shakir

19. Book of Assistance – Imam Abdallah Ibn Alawi al-Haddad

20. In the Early Hours: Reflections on Spiritual and Self Development – Khurram Murad

21. Islamic Fatawa Regarding Women – Muhammad Bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Musnad

22. The Lawful and Prohibited in Islam – Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

23. Biographies of Women Companions of the Holy Prophet () – Maulana Saeed Ansari Nadvi, Maulana Abdul-Salam Nadvi, Allama Syed Suleman Nadvi

24. Men and Women Around the Messenger – Sa’d Yusuf Abu Aziz

25. The Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife – Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

26. The Path to Spiritual Excellence – Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani

27. Joy Jots: Exercises for a Happy Heart – Dr Tamara Gray

28. The Crowning Venture – Saadia Mian

29. Stories of the Prophets – Sayyed Abul Hasan al-Nadwi

30. Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God – Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali

31. Faith in Divine Unity and Trust in Divine Providence: The Revival of the Religious Sciences – Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

32. Tafsirs of al-Baghawi: Musamma Ma’alim At-Tanzil (Arabic) – Abu Muhammad Al-Baghawi

33. 14 Harms Of Casting Evil Glances – Hadhrat Maulānā Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahib

34. My Sincere Advice to Women – Umm Abdillah Al Waadiyah

35. If the Oceans were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Qur’an – Carla Power

36. Reclaim your heart – Yasmin Mogahed

37. Book of Tawheed – Dr Abdalqadir as-Sufi

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