Books

Here is a list of recommended books about Islam which we encourage visitors to obtain for further reading, if they wish to study further about the basics of the religion of Islam, its beliefs and the Muslims.

Submission, Faith & Beauty: The Religion of Islam: Summarizing the core beliefs of the Muslim faith, this eye-opening guide counters widely held Western views of Islam as a fierce and fanatical religion by using classical texts to illustrate the truth about three key Islamic principles. Explaining that submission, faith, and beautification complement and complete each other, the study reveals that embodying all three attributes simultaneously is what Muslims strive to achieve in order to meet the Qur’an’s definition of fitrah, or true nature.

Understanding Islam and Muslims: Myths and misunderstandings continue to proliferate about Islam and its millions of followers worldwide. To refute these misconceptions, this newly-expanded, magnificently illustrated version offers succinct, and sometimes surprising, answers to the frequent questions about the Muslim faith in an accessible question and answer format.

How to Understand Islam: How to Understand Islam looks at Muslim religious experience as it rises out of practices required by the law or followed out of devotion. The book examines Muslim belief, religious observance, ethics, and mystical literature. It also outlines the history of Islam from its first appearance.

Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam: The essence of Islam is conveyed to spiritual students in this practical and heartwarming introduction to the religion and its practices. The ancient wisdom of the faith is lovingly passed down to readers from a distinguished lineage of teachers, including the author’s own parents and grandparents. Each chapter features a series of thought-provoking questions and suggestions concerning Islamic spirituality along with a list of actions that will guide new believers in the simple spirituality of the faith while spreading compassion worldwide