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fshareef
12-18-2004, 09:34 AM
This post will contain the list of agreed upon books. All Islamic books are authentic. All non-Islamic books are meant for educational purposes only, for the betterment of oneself and those around him/her.

If you would like to suggest a book be put on this list, then please reply to this thread, stating the title of the book, author, publisher, and date published, as available. Also, give a reason for why it should be on either of the lists.

If you would like to do a book study, then go to "The Book Nook Forum Rules" for more info.

The Islamic Books

Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar) by Safi-ur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri (online (http://www.ymofmd.com/books/aram/index.htm)) [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=6775)]

When The Moon Split by Sheikh Safi ur Rahman Mubarakpuri [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=6888)]

The Life of Prophet Muhammad (As-Seerah an-Nabaweeyah) by Ibn Kathir, vols 1-4

Men of Madeenah by Ibn Sa`d

Women of Madeenah by Ibn Sa`d [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=8293)]

Glimpses of the Lives of Righteous People by Majdi Muhammad Ash-Shahawi

Stories of the Prophets by Ibn Kathir

History of Islam by Akbar Shah Najeebabadi

Enjoining Right and Forbidding Wrong by Ibn Taimiya (online (http://www.java-man.com/Pages/Books/alhisba.html))

Criterion: The Allies of the Merciful and the Allies of Shaitaan by Ibn Taimia (online (http://www.java-man.com/Pages/Books/criterion.html))

The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin Al-Waleed: His Life and Campaigns by Lieutenant-General A.I. Akram (online (http://www.swordofallah.com/))

The Ethics of Disagreement in Islam by Taha Jabir Al'Alwani (online (http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/humanrelations/alalwani_disagreement/))

The Evolution of Fiqh (Islamic Law and the Madh-habs) by Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

Source Methodology in Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul Al-Fiqh Al-Islami) by Taha Jabir Al'Alwani (online (http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/law/alalwani_usulalfiqh/)) [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=8775)]

Sharh 'Aqeedatu Tahawiyyah: The Fundamentals of Islamic Creed by Abu Ja'fer Ahmed Salamah Al-Azadi 'Al-Tahewi Commentary by Ali Abi-Al-'Izz Al-Adhru'i Abridged by Abdul Mun'im Saleh Al-'Ali Al-'Izzi Translated by Syed Iqbal Zaheer [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=12094)]*Note: I know that there are other books in english, regarding aqeedatu-Tahawiyyah, but this is the best sharh that I have found in english.The Methodology of the Prophets in Calling to Allah: That is the Way of Wisdom and Intelligence by Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee

Letters from Prison by Ibn Taymiyyah [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=14786)]

Way to the Quran by Khurram Murad (online (http://www.youngmuslims.ca/online_library/books/way_to_the_quran/index.htm)) [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=6994)]

Al-Asaaleeb al-Nabawiyyah (The Prophet’s Methods for Correcting People’s Mistakes) by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid (online (http://www.youngmuslims.ca/online_library/books/tpmfcpm/index.htm)) [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=8365)]

33 Ways of Developing Al-Khushoo' in Salah by Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=14448)]

Morals and Manners: An Islamic Perspective by Aslam Abdullah

Until When Will We Differ by Shaikh Muhammed bin Saalih al-'Uthaymeen

Tolerance Within Islam by Shaykh-ul-Islam Ahmed ibn Taymiyyah

Muslim Minorities: Fatawa Regarding Muslims Living as Minorities by Shaykh Ibn Baz and Shaykh Uthaymeen

The Ill-Effects of Sins by Muhammed ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen

Diseases of the Hearts and Their Cures by Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

Ibn Taymiyyah's Essay on Servitude translated by Abu Safwan Farid ibn Abdulwahid ibn Haibatan

Kitab At-Tauhid by Sheikh-ul-Islam Muhammed bin Abdul-Wahhab [transcript of lectures by Sheikh Yasir Qadhi (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=8148)] [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=6717)]

Biografi Tokoh Orientalis Menurut Kitab al-A'lam al-Zarikli by Ustadh Mohammad Fikri bin Che Hussain (in Malay) [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=7109)]

An Introduction to the Sciences of Qur'aan by Abu Ammaar Yaasir Qaadhi

Biography and Mission of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab by Jalal Abualrub

Change Your Lens .::. Change Your World by Faiez H. Seyal [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=7473)]

The Prayer: Its Effect in Increasing our Eeman and Purifying the Soul by Husayn al-Awaayishah [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=6998)]

The Etiquettes of Seeking Knowledge by Shaykh Bakr Aboo Zayd

Instruction of the Student : The Method of Learning (Revised 2003 Edition) by Imam al Zarnuji

The Authority and Importance of the Sunnah by Zarabozo

The Concise Legacy by Ibn Taymiyya

Islamic Marriage by Hedaya Hartford [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=11054)]

Bringing up Children in Islaam by Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Naasih ‘Ulwaan Translated by Rafiiq ‘Abdurrahmaan

The Four Imams by Muhammad Abu Zahra [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=9119)]

Muslim Spain Its History and Culture by Anwar G. Chejne [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=9184)]

Love & Hate for the Sake of Allah by Shaykh Saleem al-Hilaalee translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=7222)]

Diseases of the Hearts & Their Cures by ibn Taymiyyah [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=7875)]

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The non-Islamic Books

Getting Things Done by Dave Allen [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=5896)]

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=4803)]

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Reis and Jack Trout [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=3507)]

Changing Minds by Howard Gardner

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Second Edition by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury

Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness through Situational Leadership by Kenneth H. Blanchard, et al. [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=7524)]

Moving On Up: Inspirational advice to change lives by Sarah Brown

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=13364)]

Emotional Blackmail by Dr. Sarah Forward with Donna Fraser [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=13365)]

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=7037)]

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D. [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=7398)]

How to Run a Successful Meeting in Half the Time by Milo Frank [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=6593)]

The Fourth Turning by Strauss and Howe

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=20497)]

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=8128)] [more notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=15351)]

PhotoReading by Paul R. Scheele [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=13509)]

The Parable of the Homemade Millionnaire by Bryan James [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=20485)]

Change Your Life in 7 Days by Paul McKenna [notes (http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=9207)]

ummaziza
12-18-2004, 01:53 PM
Br. Fshareef, i have two quick comments/suggestions if I may:

Can participants just post reflectons on whatever books they find beneficial? is a list of "agreed upon" books necessary?

I fear this may give people the impression that only what is on the list is welcomed.

Can people just jump right in as they read? Is getting a "commitment" to participate necessary? No matter how many people commit, if they dont follow through it wont matter. Likewise, there may be only a few initial signees, but things may grow and flourish as the project matures.

My thought is just to declare the thing open, publish the rules and let it be inshaAllah.

Also one thing to keep in mind is that this project, will be unlike others in terms of activity assessment. Most people don't read books all in one sitting. It may take someone a full month to read, and digest a book enough to distill the meaning and share.

fshareef
12-19-2004, 12:42 AM
yes, participants can "just post reflections on whatever books they find beneficial"

having a list of "agreed upon" books is not necessary. it is only to prevent this forum from being populated by (in my opinion) wastes of time (like harry potter, michael crichton books, etc.), which i know many people on the al-maghrib forums read those type of books.

people can just jump right in as they read, but at the same time, i would like to see that each book study has some structure (either chapter by chapter or section by section, or whatever else) so that people, who have not read the book, will also benefit and have some sort of idea about what the book's main points are.

another concern, i don't want someone to start a book and then decide half way through the book that they don't want to read the book. the reason why i made a separate commitment thread is so that people could seriously make the commitment to finish a book benefit from it and share their knowledge and insights in that specific thread for that book.

i don't expect people to read a whole book in one sitting. i would prefer that they would post their notes as they read each chapter, then after a month or so go back through the thread to edit the posts and add more insight/ gems. this will help people to retain more information about what they read. and insha Allah, this will be much more beneficial to the al-maghrib forum community.

ummaziza
12-19-2004, 11:41 AM
jazakumAllahu khairun.

fshareef
12-19-2004, 10:48 PM
books added. check the list :)

a3644us
12-20-2004, 07:08 AM
books added. check the list :)
i would like to start Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum .would there be saperate thread for sharing gems/notes?

Al Baraa
12-20-2004, 07:53 AM
when are the other books gonna be added?

fshareef
12-20-2004, 11:58 AM
i would like to start Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum .would there be saperate thread for sharing gems/notes?

go to the "The Book Nook Forum Rules" thread for more info

fshareef
12-20-2004, 11:59 AM
when are the other books gonna be added?
as soon as i post them :D :p

ibs81
12-20-2004, 01:10 PM
Can I do When The Moon Split by Sheikh Safi ur Rahman Mubarakpuri?

fshareef
12-20-2004, 08:51 PM
Can I do When The Moon Split by Sheikh Safi ur Rahman Mubarakpuri?

go to the "The Book Nook Forum Rules" for more info :)

fshareef
12-21-2004, 09:16 AM
more books added :)

fshareef
12-23-2004, 05:34 PM
even more books :D

Barakah
01-06-2005, 08:43 AM
salaam bro fshareef, mashaAllah the notes on kitaab at tawheed is excellent! i was wondering can i also post up my notes too along side yours? (my notes are from the audio lecture series by yasir qadhi, not from the actual book)

fshareef
01-06-2005, 05:54 PM
salaam bro fshareef, mashaAllah the notes on kitaab at tawheed is excellent! i was wondering can i also post up my notes too along side yours? (my notes are from the audio lecture series by yasir qadhi, not from the actual book)

walaikum assalam. sure go ahead. just make sure you title it, so that people don't get confused with which part of the lecture series is being posted.

UmmZahMar
01-08-2005, 11:40 AM
Book suggestion:

Title: An Introduction to the Sciences of Qur'aan
Author: Abu Ammaar Yaasir Qaadhi
Publisher and Date: Al-Hidaayah, 1999

At first I wasn't too thrilled about the topic, until I started reading! This book explains how the Qur'an was revealed and the care which was taken in preserving it by the Sahabah---basically a whole history of the Mushaf as we have it today, walHamdulillah. You get a sense of the importance that the Sahabah gave to the Qur'an and how they picked up on its virtues and benefits---something we've neglected in our time. Although this is a textbook for the actual AOU course on the Qur'anic Sciences, it's still an excellent read.

fshareef
01-08-2005, 12:38 PM
Book suggestion:

Title: An Introduction to the Sciences of Qur'aan
Author: Abu Ammaar Yaasir Qaadhi
Publisher and Date: Al-Hidaayah, 1999

At first I wasn't too thrilled about the topic, until I started reading! This book explains how the Qur'an was revealed and the care which was taken in preserving it by the Sahabah---basically a whole history of the Mushaf as we have it today, walHamdulillah. You get a sense of the importance that the Sahabah gave to the Qur'an and how they picked up on its virtues and benefits---something we've neglected in our time. Although this is a textbook for the actual AOU course on the Qur'anic Sciences, it's still an excellent read.
Regarding this book, I wanted to put it on the book list, so that someone would do a book study on it. But, I don't want people to not buy the book (I have the book), as it is authored by one of the instructors of Al-Maghrib. I think its a great book. I've read most of it. I hope to finish it soon, insha Allah. I did not know it was a AOU text book. That's so awesome! Thanks for the info! :)

I will put it on the Book Nook Books list, and you may start a book study on it. However, it will be removed from the Book Nook Books list and the book study thread will be deleted at Br. Yasir Qadhi's request, considering that he is the author of the book.

Muhammad Alshareef
01-09-2005, 08:03 AM
There is a book I wanted to read but didn't get a chance to, i was wondering if someone could do a summary of it:

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0553375067/002-8875285-3379250?v=glance

*mina*
01-09-2005, 01:43 PM
There is a book I wanted to read but didn't get a chance to, i was wondering if someone could do a summary of it:

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0553375067/002-8875285-3379250?v=glance
Sounds interesting...insha Allah, i'll summarize it.

asheikh
01-11-2005, 02:51 PM
Asalaam Alaikum,

I don't know about taht particular book, but I read the sequel to it by the same author called "Working with Emotional Intelligence". That book basically talks about how in order to "get ahead" in dunya terms, you do not necessarily have to be intelligent in an intellectual sense, as in having a high GPA or graduating from a prestigous school. However, in order to get ahead in the world, you have to have emotional intelligence, which, he characterizes in various forms, but according to my understanding, it basically boiled down to what we would call proper adab in an islamic sense. He gave lots of real life examples of people in the working world who might be smart and the top of their class, but they end up getting fired or doing poorly in a management position because they didn't know how to deal with people in a polite and correct manner.

One interesting point I got from the book is that the higher up you go in management, the more crucial emotional intelligence and having "people skills" is. I know this is true in our Islamic communities. I would even argue that sometimes, we may have very credible and knowledgable imaams, but if they can't deal with different types of people in the proper way, they may not be successful.

The book then goes into different classifications or aspects of emotional intelligence, including empathy, assertiveness, developing others, understanding social settings etc. It's useful to actually read these and then see where you may be strong and what you lack, as people who want to be successful (i mean in an Islamic way) should have a degree of all of these.

Allahu a3lam, it was an interesting book, but I don't know how it differs from the original, and the only issue I had with it was the constant theme of "getting ahead" in the dunya sense, but if used for Islamic leaders in particular, the advice is good advice.

asheikh
01-11-2005, 02:55 PM
By the way, it was mentioned on one of the lists earlier, but I just read the Sword of Allah book online about Khalid bin Waleed. It was awsome, it almost made me feel like I was back in the Conquest class again. I would highly reccomend it to anyone who enjoyed the Conquest class, you get to read into a lot of the detail in this companion as well as other companions that you don't hear much about.

Plus, the bibiliography shows teh sources which seem quite authentic, unless someone else has another experience. The whole book can be found online at www.swordofAllah.com

UmmAbdulHamid
01-13-2005, 05:31 PM
Assalamualaykum Br. fshareef,
Alhamdulillah I have finished the 'book review' of 'Way to The Quran' by Ustadh Khurram Murad (May Allah have mercy on him).

Brother, I would like to do a 'book review' of 'Love & Hate for the sake of Allah' by Shaykh al-Hilaalee, it is on the book list. I will await your reply before I commit, barakAllahufik.

Your Sister in Deen,
UmmAbdulHamid.

fshareef
01-13-2005, 07:36 PM
go ahead Sr. UmmAbdulHamid... i've been wanting to get a sharh of that book, but i haven't found one. insha allah, if you could do the book study to that book it would be excellent. then, if we have questions we can ask the al-maghrib instructors.

Umm Sahabah
01-20-2005, 04:01 PM
Change Your Lens .::. Change Your World by Faiez H. Seyal

Ya Akhi, fshareef…This is an Islamic book.

fshareef
01-20-2005, 07:07 PM
Ya Akhi, fshareef…This is an Islamic book.

oops... my bad... i'll correct that right now

lilac_lily
02-01-2005, 09:54 PM
i would like to start The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin Al-Waleed: His Life and Campaigns by Lieutenant-General A.I. Akram (online) if no one has started to read it. i would like to do it with a friend insha'allah....please let me kno if i can start.

fshareef
02-02-2005, 01:45 PM
i would like to start The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin Al-Waleed: His Life and Campaigns by Lieutenant-General A.I. Akram (online) if no one has started to read it. i would like to do it with a friend insha'allah....please let me kno if i can start.
go ahead and start :)

fshareef
02-02-2005, 02:12 PM
more books added :D

fshareef
02-28-2005, 06:42 PM
The Etiquettes of Seeking Knowledge by Shaykh Bakr Aboo Zayd is amazing!

And Kitab At-Tauhid by Sheikh-ul-Islam Muhammed bin Abdul-Wahhab is a must for every house hold.
I think most all of the books you posteed are great, I just didn't like the Biography and Mission of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab by Jalal Abualrub.I felt that much of the fact of fighting against the Uthmaani state was avoided. I think a great amount of info on this subject can be found in the article: The 'Uthmaani State And The Standpoint Of The Da'wah Of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn 'Abd Al-Wahhaab Concerning It.
by Shaykh Nāsir ibn Hamad al-Fahd
http://tibyan.com/article.php?id=1118
Ya akhi, could you do a book study on The Etiquettes of Seeking Knowledge?

UmmAbdulHamid
03-07-2005, 05:52 PM
Assalamualaykum Br. fshareef,

Br. I would like to do a book review on Al-Asaaleeb al-Nabawiyyah (The Prophet’s Methods for Correcting People’s Mistakes) by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid (online) if no one has committed to do it, inshaAllah.

I will await your reply before I commit, inshaAllah.

Your Sister in Deen,
UmmAbdulHamid.

fshareef
04-12-2005, 03:10 PM
check this out... go to the first post... NOW YOU CAN ACCESS THE NOTES FOR EACH BOOK RIGHT FROM THE LIST!

UmmAbdulHamid
05-01-2005, 05:58 AM
Assalamualaykum Br. Fshareef,
I would like to do a book review on Muslim Minorities: Fatawa Regarding Muslims Living as Minorities by Shaykh Ibn Baz and Shaykh Uthaymeen.
Will await your reply before starting inshaAllah.

fshareef
05-01-2005, 09:49 PM
go ahead ummabdulhamid

a3644us
06-04-2005, 01:47 PM
Asalaamu'alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatauh
inshAllah, I would like to post a discourse by Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani to the Ulama regarding The value of Knowledge. Some excellent advice has been given in it and I wanted to share it with br/sr as we all are here to learn knowledge, inshAllah. i'll wait for your answer Jazakum Allah khairan.

fshareef
06-06-2005, 10:35 AM
go ahead sis

Kojak
06-16-2005, 12:46 AM
I believe we can post inshaAllah without using such big fonts. It might even be more appealing that way, Allahu alam.

JazakAllah khair.

mahin
08-09-2005, 07:56 PM
Assalaamu alaikum Farhan,

These books have been suggested to me:

"Sharh Thalatatul Usool"(Explanation "The Three Fundamental Principles of Islaam" by The Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al Uthaymeen)-Hidaayah publishing, 1997. (Wording taken exactly from book cover)

"Commentary on Imaam An-Nawawee's Forty Ahadeeth" by Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al Uthaymeen(d. 1421). Tarbiyyah Publications, 2004

"Foundations of the Sunnah"-by the Imaam of Ahlul Sunnah, the Subduer of Innovations, Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal(rahimullah)-Salafi Publications, UK, 2003

"Things which Nullify One's Islam"-by Shaykh-ul Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab, explained by the Noble Scholar Saalih Al-Fawzaan. Troid Publications.

"The Prophet's Prayer Described" by Imaam Muhammad Naasir-ud deen Al-Albanee. (Great prereading for TPA in my opinion)

"Explanation of the Creed" by Imam Al-Barbaharee, Hidayah Publications

sahmed
08-30-2005, 03:20 PM
This may not be the appropriate thread for this question but does anyone know anything about the book "The Beauty of the Righteous & Ranks of the Elite" (Hilyat-ul Awliya Wa Tabaqat al-Asfiya) by Imam Abu Na'im al-Asfahani? I believe it has some stories of the sahaba, etc. Does anyone know anyhting about its overall authenticity and would you recommend it? I really don't know too much about it so any info would be helpful.

Jazakallah Khayr

Mariam Raza
09-01-2005, 09:14 AM
BISMILLAHIR REHMAANIR RAHEEM
Assalamu 'alaykum wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuh.

In sha Allah - I am going to start reading "Commentary on the Creed of At-Tahawi by ibn Abi al-'Izz Sharh al-'Aqidah at-Tahawiyyah" Translated by Muhammad 'Abdul-Haqq Ansari.

Published by IIASA
ISBN number is 9960-04-323-1

Since this book is out of stock, I think it would be beneficial to post summary/gem from this book besides the fact that it is one of the most important books in 'Aqeedah.
(http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=9565&highlight=aqeedah+at-tahawiyyah)

Moderator of this folder: Please let me know if I can create a thread for this book.

fshareef
09-01-2005, 01:10 PM
go ahead mariam

Najeeb
10-07-2005, 12:07 PM
Assalm alaikum.

Let me know if this one is fine.

The Value of Time
By Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah
ISBN: 0953758206

May I create a thread for this?

fshareef
10-10-2005, 09:15 AM
go ahead najeeb

Assalm alaikum.

Let me know if this one is fine.

The Value of Time
By Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah
ISBN: 0953758206

May I create a thread for this?

fshareef
10-10-2005, 09:18 AM
i can't find the thread... you might have to start a new one.

Bismillah

Asalaamu Alaikum-

I sent an email about a month ago about my thread being removed. I was doing the study on the Mission of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab.

I don't mean to bother, but I was just wondering if it will be re-established?

JazaakAllah kullal khayr. Masha'Allah I love reading all the other reviews:)

Masalaama
Melody

Ammar AlShukry
10-10-2005, 11:02 AM
salaam alaikum
sorry about not getting the go ahead on "how to memorize the quran" :) I thought we could just post...

Also, Maybe we could get a summary on some of the books that were mentioned as useful for preparation for the new class, Islam Invulnerable?

I know of them are


Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, “Islam in Global History, Vol. 2”(American Institute of Islamic History and Culture, 2000).
Ira Lapidus, “A History of Islamic Societies,” (Cambridge University Press, 1988, 2002)

fshareef
10-10-2005, 03:28 PM
the approval is just to filter out some of the "baykar" books... usually if the book is recommended in/for a class by one of the intructors, it already has the "go ahead" to do a book study. and, i don't think anyone has complaints about a book study on how to memorize the quran. so its all good :)

fshareef
03-07-2006, 12:10 PM
updated book nook books list, with links to all the book studies

Abdul_Haqq
08-20-2006, 11:13 AM
Masha'Allah! This is a very nice book list. JazakAllah khair to all those who helped provide it.

Bliss
10-11-2006, 07:46 PM
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
by Neil Postman
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Pub. Date: November 1986

The title is pretty self-explanatory. The author provides a very insightful analysis of print and television media and where it's headed. It supports the vision in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World that society would be destroyed by indulgence in pleasure. Much more than supporting it, the author explains the theory with regards to every cultural medium that's hit us with time, (especially the TV) Now it may sound like the average *how media conditions us*-book, but that's only barely scratching the surface, postman digs into the very roots of public discourse and how it's changed and is changing with time.

This is a potentially life-changing book, and is even more relevant today than when it was written.

Bliss
11-18-2006, 07:37 AM
Bump.

Can this be added to the booklist?

BAS33MA
04-28-2007, 09:33 AM
as-salamuylaykum

I wanted to add:
"Glimpses of the Lives of Righteous People" (compiled) by Majdi Muhammad Ash-Shahawi
(c) Maktaba Dar-us-Salam, 2004
This book contains many short stories, divided into 2 categories:
1). Some of the miracles that, by the permission of Allah, occured to some of Allah's righteous slaves &
2). The sermons, admonitions, and wise sayings of the righteous when they were on their deathbeds
I think each of these very short stories and sayings have a tremendous lessons behind them and offer much for people to reflect on...inshaAllah.

spana3rabia
04-30-2007, 07:39 PM
kkhow many pages sister? khow many pages? you know i dont read ekstra long bookhs.

fshareef
05-01-2007, 05:20 PM
book nook books list updated

craving-jannah
07-27-2007, 02:25 PM
Assalamualikum,
Was wondering if anyone knew if there is an explanation of Ibn Taymiyyah's Essay on Servitude translated by Abu Safwan Farid ibn Abdulwahid ibn Haibatan out there? Preferablly in english, but arabic would do too.

Jazakum Allah khayr

NasirMuzaffar
07-28-2007, 02:19 AM
Assalamualikum,
Was wondering if anyone knew if there is an explanation of Ibn Taymiyyah's Essay on Servitude translated by Abu Safwan Farid ibn Abdulwahid ibn Haibatan out there? Preferablly in english, but arabic would do too.

Jazakum Allah khayr
you can purchase it from:
http://www.muslimaudio.com/proddetail.php?prod=Book-ITaymiyyah1

http://www.onlineislamicstore.com/b3960.html

craving-jannah
07-29-2007, 12:42 AM
you can purchase it from:
http://www.muslimaudio.com/proddetail.php?prod=Book-ITaymiyyah1

http://www.onlineislamicstore.com/b3960.htmlJazak Allah khayr. But I was asking if anyone wrote/explained this book in more detail, i.e a detailed study/explanation of the aforementioned book?

06iqbalk
08-06-2007, 08:35 AM
Sallamu Alikum to all, is there a book out there that has the Quranic verses revealed in sequential order and the reason for revelation? Like "Iqra" was the first verse revealed. Then the second verse. Then the third.....all the way up to the 6286th verse?

Farhan Shareef
11-19-2007, 11:31 AM
Sallamu Alikum to all, is there a book out there that has the Quranic verses revealed in sequential order and the reason for revelation? Like "Iqra" was the first verse revealed. Then the second verse. Then the third.....all the way up to the 6286th verse?walaikum assalam... i don't know if there is a book in english that lists the ayat in chronological order. there really is no benefit for it, unless you are looking to study seerah. in that case, you might as well do an in-depth study of seerah. however, there is a book titled "reasons and occasions of the Quran", which lists the reasons and occasions for the verses, in the order of the mushaf.

Farhan Shareef
11-19-2007, 11:32 AM
Salaamu alaykum,

I'd like to do a summary of the book: "The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God" by Lee Strobel.
It's a series of interview with Biologists, Biochemists, Physicist, and Astrologists told in a narrative style.

I'm currently reading about a Biologist who basically debunks almost everything I learned in High School Biology and 1st year Evolutionary Biology! It's amazing!

It would also be a great da'wah tool; we would have more recent scientific proofs to add to the arsenal of those in the Qur'an. And it really furthers our ability to give da'wah to a more 'academic' crowd.


Please approve it soon :) The book is already covered in stickies and page markers.very interesting. go ahead and start the book study. i'd love to read it.

redsun
01-02-2008, 04:25 PM
As salaamu alaikum,

I didn't see it listed and since I have to read it for a project, may I share notes I take on "Men Around the Messenger" by Khaalid Muhammad Khaalid here? It's a wonderful compilation of the stories of sixty of the Prophet's (S.AW.) companions. Please let me know :] w'salaamu alaikum

Farhan Shareef
01-10-2008, 05:27 PM
go ahead redsun... it's a great book with many gems

mrsgreenkufi
01-16-2008, 09:44 AM
Assalamua likum wa rahmatullah,

Book Title: The Book of Sincerity
Author: Hussayn Al-'Awa'ishah
Publisher: Al-Irshad

The author uses only authentic and establish hadeeth. He also mentions Shaykh Muhammad Nasiruddeen al-Albani from whom he was able to get hadeeth from on the topic of Ikhlas. He also used Shaykh al-Albani's verification of al-Mundhiri's At-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb and his book Saheehut-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb.[I]

This is a short but incredibly valuable book that explains the necessity of ikhlas in all our actions for Allah subhana wa ta'ala to accept them. It explains the meaning of ikhlas, warnings against riya and shirk along with how to have ikhlas and avoid shaytaan's temptations.

Can I go ahead? It's really beneficial. I will summarize each chapter inshAllah.

mrsgreenkufi
01-21-2008, 10:21 AM
Br. can I start???

Farhan Shareef
01-24-2008, 05:04 PM
go ahead and start mrsgreenkufi

Sibgatullah
02-24-2008, 08:42 AM
Asalamulaikum WR WB

In a week or so, I will start reading

Title:Slaves of the All-Merciful
Author:Mohsen Shaker al Bayoumi, translated by Abd an-Nur Anthony Brewer
Publisher: Ta-Ha Publishers (London)

The book is a compilation of Mohsen Shaker al Bayoumi's khutbahs. Each chapter describes a quality of the Slaves of ArRahman based on Surah Furqan. I flipped through the book and it pretty much uses Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, etc. and the Quran as references. If I get the 'okay' I will inshallah do a chapter a week.

so inshallah can I start??

Farhan Shareef
02-25-2008, 12:10 PM
go ahead and start... looking forward to reading the summary of some awesome khutbahs :)

Umm Sulaym
07-14-2011, 02:28 AM
Mashaa'Allah, I absolutely love almost all the book reviews and summaries done so far. JazakumAllahu khayran to all contributors. May Allah SWT reward you all immensely and bless you all with the best in this dunia and Akhira. Ameen.

Please don't discontinue this excellent initiative at any cost!
Really appreciate all the hardwork :)
Wasalamu alaykum,
-Umm S.