Ramadan is a blessed month, which means that millions of Muslims all across the world are spending this month observing fasts from sundown to sunset. It’s both a rewarding and difficult time for Muslims, but can definitely be aided by—well, books! So whether you’re Muslim or not, fasting or not, make sure you pick up some of these books by Muslim authors to show them some support this Ramadan.
Ramadan Reading List- Islamic Books to learn more about Islam
Saum (Fast) is a third Pillar of Islam. Allah’s Messenger said, Allah says: “Every deed of the son of Adam is for him, except Saum (fasting). It is for Me and I shall reward for it.”
As the status of this act of worship is so high it is essential to learn the rulings pertaining to this month of fasting so that Muslims will know what is obligatory in order to do it, what is forbidden to avoid it, and what is permissible so that they do not unnecessarily subject themselves to any hardship by depriving themselves from it.
This book consists of all the main issues of Fast. The main objective of this work is to serve an easy and authentic reference to the reader.
By Professor Muhammad Zulfiqar
Understanding Ramadan is a collection of Ahadith from Sahih Al-Bukhari, with guided translations. The Sections of Saum (fasting), Salat At-Tarawih (the optional long night prayer), Lailat Al-Qadr (the night of power) and I’tikaf (devotional retreat to a mosque) are presented herein. Also, the section of two Eid Prayers and the Chapter on Sadaqat Al-Fitr (obligatory alms given at the end of Ramadan) are included for the thematic purpose.
Learn how to pray with simple, clear directions and transliterated Arabic for easy pronounciation.
Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan
Religion guides humanity to what is good and right firstly through belief. The strength and durability of a true belief and pure faith depend upon worship. This book seeks to explore the divine institution of fasting in Islam by providing comprehensive information on its place in Islamic worship, and on the fasting month of Ramadan. It covers: fasting in Islam and other faiths; merits and benefits of fasting; types of fasts; charity in Ramadan; and, fasting and health.
This book seeks to explore the divine institution of fasting in Islam by providing comprehensive information on its place in the Islamic doctrine and on the month of Ramadan in which fasting is observed. Major topics include fasting in Islam and other faiths; merits and benefits of fasting; types of fasts; charity in ramadan; fasting and health. Fasting in Islam is a well-written introduction book that lays down the basics of fasting as practiced by Muslims.
Ramadan – An Opportunity to Connect With Your Lord
Oh fasting men and women, how today resembles yesterday! The days pass so quickly as if they are mere moments. We just welcomed and said goodbye to last Ramadan. Now only a few months later, which felt like a few hours, we are again welcoming a month of fasting.
How many people do we know who were with us in Ramadan a number of years ago but today they abide in their graves awaiting their resurrection and meeting with their Lord?
This may perhaps be the last Ramadan for some of us. The fact that we have reached Ramadan is a favor and gift from our Lord. It is a glad tiding and a blessing for which we should shed many tears.
Find out how you can make the most of the blessed month of Ramadan and connect with your Lord!
By Shaykh Muhammad Al-arifi
Before you is a complete translation of the book “Qiyaamu Ramadan” (The Night Prayer in Ramadan) written by Imam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee.
This treatise is in essence an abridged version of one of Al-Albaanee’s other books, Salaat-ut-Taraaweeh, along with several additional points of benefit and a section on ‘Itikaaf. The book’s introduction also consists of a counter-refutation against those who replied to Al-Albaanee’s afore-mentioned book on Taraaweeh.
The main core of the book, however, contains a point-by-point discussion on the Night Prayer in Ramadan, as well as the benefits and rulings of ‘Itikaaf, along with their evidences. The Arabic text for all ayah and ahaadeeth has also been included in this edition so as to increase the benefit for those readers who wish to memorize the proofs.
Important Note: This book contains the Arabic text for all of its narrations so as to make it an easy to study reference-guide.
By Imaam Muhammad Al-Albaanee