The last few years I have been doing a round up of our favourite Islamic books of the year. In previous years my focus has been on children’s books, however I must admit that this year I haven’t purchased/reviewed as many, as we already have so many excellent books as can be seen in my previous posts:
- Top 5 Childrens Islamic Books of 2018
- Top 10 favourite Childrens Books of 2017
- Top 15 Islamic Childrens Books of 2016
So this year I have decided to also include some adult books as there are now so many good Islamic books for the adults too. A lot of these books have been gifted to us, however I would not include them in my list if I did not genuinely like them.
Ramadan Around the World
Author: Nidaa Hassan
Illustrator: Azra Momin
Editor: Minha Kausar
Join the Ramadan Moon as it travels the world to visit children and their families observing Ramadan…….The purpose of this book is to illustrate the diversity of the global Muslim community.
It is so important to show diversity. My youngest recently for some strange reason got it into her head that it is ‘brown’ people who are Muslim. This book explains that there are Muslims in all countries with their own cultures and traditions. You can read my review: Ramadan Around the World.
I Wonder Series
‘With this wonderful set you and your children get to explore those innocent questions your little ones ask about Allah, The Prophet (PBUH) and The Holy Quran. Filled with illustrations and age appropriate language to keep them engaged.’
Every child is curious and at some point is bound to ask you some questions that you are not sure how to answer in the best way. These books answer some of the questions that may be asked. To learn a bit more about the books you can watch my IGTV video.
I am Muslim
Author and Publisher: Safoo Publications
‘I Am Muslim! An introduction to the belief and practices of Islam, with fun rhymes and colorful illustrations suitable for children of all faiths. The core message in this book is peace, love and harmony with everyone.’
A cute book explaining the basic concepts of being a Muslim in a fun and colourful way. You can watch a quick review of the book in the second half of this IGTV Video.
Prayers of the Pious
Author: Omar Suleiman
Publisher: Kube Publishing
Thirty short prayers taken from the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad by one of America’s most influential Muslims, Omar Suleiman.
I sometimes struggle with big detailed Islamic books but this is perfect. Short duas with brief explanations. Ideal to pop into your bag as well and take it with you when out and about.
Surah Al Kahf
Author: Dr Yasir Qadhi
Publisher: Kube Publishing
‘Bringing modern Muslims closer to the Qur’an. An explanation of Surah Kahf, The People of the Cave, by one of America’s most respected Muslims.
This Surah not only summarises the whole religion of Islam, but also teaches a number of important lessons. Beginning with the role and function of the Prophet Muhammad, it goes on to highlight the need for muslims to show genuine concern for humanity at large. ‘
Recommended to recite this surah on Friday’s, this book is ideal for those to learn in detail what the Surah is about and its importance.
The Sealed Nectar (Biography of the Prophet
Author: Safiur Rahman Al Mubarakpuri
A complete authoritative book on the life of Prophet Muhammad.
This is one book I have had a while. I will admit I have not got through it all yet as it is pretty detailed. But I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the Prophet.
If you want some more book recommendations then why not pop over to Lets Learn Mama blog to see her recommendations!
Also MamaTeachesMe has also shared her top 10 favourites as well.