Recommended books

Recommended books (in English) on different islamic topics. This list will keep on growing as time passes.

 

1.) ‘Aqida

– H. Yusuf, The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi

 

2.) Usul al-fiqh

M. Khadduri, al-Shafi’i’s al-Risala fi Usul al-Fiqh, Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence

– M.H. Kamali, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

– M. Baqir as-Sadr, Lessons in Islamic Jurisprudence

– M.M. Al-Azami, On Schacht’s Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence

 

3.) Fiqh

A. Shafi’i

– al-Habib ‘Umar bin Hafidh, The Glorious Treasure (al-Dhakhira al-Musharafa)

– M. Al-Allaf, The Beginning of Guidance (Bidayat al-Hidaya)

– N.H.M. Keller, An-Nawawi’s Manual of Islam (al-Maqasid)

 – N.H.M. Keller, Reliance of the Traveller (‘Umdat as-Salik)

– Minhaj et Talibin, A Manual of Muhammadan Law

– Anwar Ahmad Qadri, A Sunni Shafi’i Law Code

 

B. Maliki

– ‘Abd ur-Rahman al-Akhdari, Mukhtasar al-Akhdari

– Ibn Ashir, al-Murshid al-Mu’in / The Guiding Helper

– Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani, Matn ar-Risala

 

C. Hanafi

– M. Akram Nadwi, al-Fiqh al-Islami

 

D. Hanbali

– S. al-Fawzan, A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence

 

 

4.) Tafsir

 – Tafsir Ibn Kathir

– Muhammad Asad, The Message of the Qur’an

 

5.) Ahadith

– M. Muhsin Khan, Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari

– A. Clarke, The Complete Forty Hadith of Imam an-Nawawi

– Imam an-Nawawi, Riyadh us-Salihin

– N. Eweiss, Bulugh Al-Maram Min Adillat Al-Ahkam of imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani

– M. Tufail Zaigham, Mishkat ul-Masabih of imam at-Tabrizi

– Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf, Provisions for the Seekers of al-Bulandshehri

– Abdullah Hakim Quick, The Forty Ahadeeth on Islamic Revival

– Gibril Fouad Haddad, Sunna Notes Vol. I & II

 

 

6.) Mustalah al-hadith

– M. Furber, Nukhbat al-Fikar (in Sunna Notes Vol. 1)

 

 

7.) Ihsan

– Abu Ja’far al-Hanbali, A Word of Advice by Imam Ibn Qudamah

– Imam al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance

– R.J. McCarthy, al-Ghazali’s Path to Sufism

– Imam Birgivi, The Path of Muhammad A Book on Islamic Morals & Ethics

– Yassin Roushdy, The heart & the tongue, Their sicknesses & their cures

– The Purification of the Soul, compiled from the works of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya and Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, collected and arranged by Ahmad Farid

 

8.) Sira

– Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri, The Sealed Nectar (Ar-Raheequl-Makhtum) Biography of the Noble Prophet

– Qadi ‘Iyad Ibn Musa al-Yahsubi, Ash-Shifa, Muhammad Messenger of Allah, Translated by Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley

 

9.) Other

– Muhammad Sa’id Ramadan al-Buti, Al-La Madhhabiyya

– Abu Ja’far al-Hanbali, The Divine Texts, Answering Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab’s Movement by Imam ash-Shatti

– ‘Abdallah Sirajuddin al-Husayni, Our Master Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah

– ‘Aidh al-Qarni, Don’t be sad

– Imam al-Zarnuji, Instruction of the Student, The Method of Learning

– M. bin Abdurrahman Ebrahim, Shama’il Tirmidhi with commentary

– M. Akram Nadwi, al-Muhaddithat, the women scholars in Islam

– Murad Hofmann, Islam 2000

– M. Abu Zahra, The Four Imams

– Abdulkader Tayob, Islam: a short introduction

– Muhammad Ali Al-Hashimi, The Ideal Muslim

– Muhammad Taqi Usmani, The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

2 responses to “Recommended books

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  2. Omer otgun

    I want to study about Medieval İslam and Tourism. If there are some books about this subject please help me.
    Omar Otgun, From Turkey..

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