5 Islamic Books that you must read


Here are some of the books that are necessary to be read by a Muslim to know about Islam.

1. As if you were a stranger by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali.

This book is the commentary of one of the ahadith from Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali's book, Jaami Al-Uloom Val-Hikam, which is an explanation of the forty-two famous ahadith collected by Imam An-Nawawi. The Hadith explained in this translation is hadith number forty.

2. Guarding the Tongue by Imam Nawawi.

It is a translation of one of the chapters from the famous book al-Adhkaar by Imam Nawawi, this chapter is called Guarding the Tongue. Imam An-Nawawi devotes a chapter to what is forbidden and disliked from speech, such as backbiting, gossiping, and slander. So he brings the pieces of evidence from the Quran and Sunnah on the obligation of guarding the tongue against evil speech.

3. Preparing for the Day of Judgement by Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani.

It is a book full of quotations from the Sunnah and other scholars and poets about having an excellent character so that you can prepare yourself for the here-after.

4. Ash-Shifa by Al-Qadi Iyyad.

This book is truly a gem! The full name of this book translates to The Antidote in knowing the rights of the Chosen Prophet. This book which has the life of the Prophet, his qualities and his miracles are described in every detail.

5. Patience and Gratitude by Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzi.

Here is an excerpt from the book: This book has been written to highlight the urgent need for patience, and to explain that our happiness in this life and our salvation in the hereafter depends on patience. This book is filled with benefits and readers will benefit from its advice and teachings.

I hope you find these Islamic Books useful and are able to read them on your PC/Laptop without problems. Let me know how you get on.

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