Books to Read This Holiday Season

After another tumultuous year, we are glad to have made it to the festive end of the year. So from all of us at Tarbiyah Books Plus we wish you all the best this holiday season. May we all enjoy this with our families, friends, and loved ones. Stay safe, find clever ways to socially distance and enjoy some much deserved time off.

To round up, we’ve picked some best-selling items from teas to books, so please enjoy.

Best selling gift Items

Alokozay Tea Assortment Chest

Alokozay Tea Assortment Chest offers a tempting selection of teas in our Premium Wooden Tea Boxes. Each box features a colourful assortment of herbal infusions, black teas and fruit teas.

Hemani Honey With Blackseed

An invigorating Immune System tonic made with a sensational blend of honey and herbs. Great for anyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of Black Seed and maintain optimum health without taking capsules or oil. This rich-tasting honey can be added to tea, smoothies, energy shakes, or deserts, and may be used in cooking.

Dabino Syrup- Date sweeteners

Nigerian Indigenous Date Fruit sweetener, rich in fibre, iron,  Cholesterol- Free, Sodium- Free, Gluten- Free and Fat- Free

Sweet Tamarind

Simply crack off the shell to reveal the flesh, which looks like chocolate paste. Strip off the slightly acidic vein that runs down one side of the fruit, then nibble the thick and gooey flesh off the seeds that are inside. The taste is similar to dates, with a slightly sweet and sour tone and very rich.

The Qur’an: Arabic text with English Meanings – by Saheeh International

The Qur’an by Saheeh International with Arabic Text, English Meaning and Commentary

Books to keep you company this Holiday

Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth

After decades of jousting with the powers that be and living to tell the tale, Wole Soyinka has returned to his roots: storytelling. And though it’s been nearly 40 years after his last work of prose fiction, Wole Soyinka proves with this novel that he has lost none of his story-telling chops!

The Lines We Cross

An unflinching look at refugees, immigration, religion and Islamophobia . . . This timely book explores the emotionally and politically charged atmosphere behind immigration . . . putting personal stories to issues many only read about in the news.

For The Good Of The Nation: Essays and Perspectives

This collection of essays and interviews is more than just a book; it is (a) ‘tour de force’ covering many topics and subjects. Essay sentences and paragraphs contain an idea and message to make our country where fairness and justice reign. Whether discussing western or Islamic philosophy, History and Anthropology of the various peoples in Nigeria, or the divisive injection of ethnicity and religion into our politics, Lamido is brutally frank, thoughtful and logical

Kunyaza: The Secret to Female Pleasure

Originally from Rwanda, east-central Africa, the kunyaza sexual practice triggers female ejaculation and multiple orgasms in women during heterosexual encounters.

SHOW UP: A MOTIVATIONAL MESSAGE FOR MUSLIM WOMEN

A personal story of the author reflecting on her journey of life with references to quotes from the Qur’an, Hadith and contemporary thinkers.

The Most Beautiful Names of Allah: Gift of a Lifetime

This book presents ninety-nine of Allah’s beautiful names. In defining these names, the author has relied on the verses of the Qur’an and the Traditions of the Prophet (Hadith) and, from these verses and traditions, she has deduced many meanings which make it possible for the reader to experience the glory and greatness of Allah, and to derive many other meanings from Allah’s Beautiful Names.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney

In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ​ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

A to Z Just like The Prophet Muhammad: (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam)

A to Z Just like the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam), is a book that will inspire you to send blessings on the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) whenever you hear his name, to take him as your ultimate role model in all that you do, from saying Assalam Alaykum to being Zealous.

A Muslim Girl’s Guide to Life’s Big Changes

Have you ever wanted to know the truth about growing up as a young Muslimah but were too shy to ask an adult? Well this is the perfect book for you!

Written from a `big sister’ perspective, A Muslim Girl’s Guide to Life’s Big Changes explains all, from choosing the right friendship group, advice about school life and social life, to the physical changes you will experience from the age of 9 onwards.

The Intelligent Investor

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity–principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Happy Independence day

Today a giant turns 61 and we celebrate Nigeria, So here’s to peace and prosperity. Happy independence day to you and May God bless you and Nigeria. 

As always, we have selected some good reads to keep you entertained this holiday.

Enjoy!

Books to keep you entertained this holiday

For The Good Of The Nation: Essays and Perspectives – by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

This collection of essays and interviews is more than just a book; it is (a) ‘tour de force’ covering many topics and subjects. Essay sentences and paragraphs contain an idea and message to make our country where fairness and justice reign. Whether discussing western or Islamic philosophy, History, and Anthropology of the various peoples in Nigeria, or the divisive injection of ethnicity and religion into our politics, Lamido is brutally frank, thoughtful, and logical. – Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, Governor, Kaduna State, Nigeria

A Great Nation Is Possible: My Nigerian Dream by Osondu Chilagor

One could say the fall to this despicable level was fairly predictable many years before now, particularly if we consider the voracious and systematic culture of corruption that the Nigerian state adopted. The mono-economy that we lazily but gleefully practiced has cast us in the role of a failing state without a blueprint for her own survival, let alone a coherent economic policy. Could it be that no one saw this danger? No one made a patriotic call to warn of the impact to the generation now and the generations to come? Do we even have statesmen?

How to Be a Nigerian by Peter Enhaoro

This famous little book How to Be a Nigerian by Peter Enhaoro is one of the funniest to come out of Africa. First published in 1996, it continues to be in demand. The Nigerian author turns a humorous and ironic eye on his fellow compatriots.

Books to read for the Eidul-Adha Holidays

Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” signifies the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim, known as Abraham in Christianity and Judaism, to sacrifice his son, Ismail as ordered by Allah. It is one of Islam’s most important holidays.

We’ve done the hard work for you, to read the glorious story of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and other books to help celebrate Qurbani.

Books to keep you company this Holiday

Stories Of The Prophets [PBUH] (Darussalam)

In this book, the stories of the prophets have been compiled from ‘Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah’ (The Beginning and the End) which is a great work of the famous Muslim exegete and historian Ibn Kathir and has a prominent place in the Islamic literature.

(Prophet Muhammad) Seerah Encyclopedia – The Hidden Pearls (Vol 1 & 2)

The Hidden Pearls (Al-Lulu Al-Maknoon) is a comprehensive, all-inclusive encyclopedia on the life and works of Muhammad (S). We have tried, to the best of our ability, to include in this momentous work all things relating to the final Messenger of Allah. We have neither overlooked nor trivialized a single minor event or secondary fact, chronicling every incident from his birth to his death. Each and every event has been thoroughly researched, examined and vetted by the thirteen-member Committee and then written in an easy, flowing style. In these dark and disturbing times, the Muslim Ummah is confronted with innumerable challenges.

The History of Islam (Volume 1, 2, 3) Hardcover – by Akbar Shah Najeebabadi

This book presents the true Islamic events and their actual causes before the English readers because the other books in the English language found on the Islamic history have been written by such authors and compilers who did no justice in presenting the true picture of Islamic Era but their prejudice prevented them from doing so.

Best Loved Prophet Muhammad Stories

The Prophet Muhammad Storybook deals with the Prophet’s preaching or dawah mission in Makkah. It shows how, despite immense opposition and persecution, the Prophet carried on with his mission of preaching the message of one God.

Quranic Infographics – A Collection of Illustrations Inspired by the Qur’an

This full-color book Quranic Infographics – A Collection of Illustrations Inspired by the Qur’an is a collection of illustrations inspired by verses of the Qur’an. The artist has employed distinctly different art styles to present various topics including ethics and morality, history, and law in Islam.

Juz Amma Journal

The aim is to enable a non-Arab reader to understand the Quran as well as to improve his/her knowledge of Arabic, particularly the Quranic Arabic.

☆ EASY TRANSLATION

☆ MINI TAFSEER

Before the start of each Surah, there’s a brief introduction which clarifies the main theme of the Surah for some background context along with the place of revelation and number of Aayaat.

☆ HIFDH/QIRAA’AT TRACKER (it also tracks understanding milestones etc.)

It not only tracks complete tracking of the Surah, but also Aayah by Aayah. Each Arabic and English translation ends with a dotted tick mark which you can write a date on for tracking hifdh, qiraa’at or tafsir journey.

☆ ROOT-LETTERS EXTRACTION & ARABIC WRITING PRACTICE – with in-depth Arabic meaning through the help of Arabic dictionary. Only 4 words are chosen out of each Surah to expand Arabic vocabulary one by one – gradually.

Glorious Sermons from the Haram Hardcover – by Shaikh Abdul Rahman Sudais

His Eminence Dr. Abdur Rahman bin Abdul Aziz As-Sudais is one of those fortunate and renowned personalities who hold a high and outstanding position in the Muslim world. This book is the first collection of his Jumu’ah sermons which he delivered in the Holy Mosque of Makkah. It is produced in a beautiful and meaningful format for readers who are keen to study it. This collection contains sermons spanning a quarter of a century and covering a multitude of topics related to the Muslims and the Muslim world.

The True Secret By Amira Ayad

The True Secret offers practical, step-by-step suggestions that anyone can use to evaluate his or her present situation and begin to make changes in beliefs and actions, working towards success in this life and the next.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This story The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids.

Women of Desire: A Guide to Passionate Love and Sexual Compatibility (Paperback) – by Habeeb Akande

Sexually empowered women have long existed in Islam but their stories are often untold. Female sex experts and pleasure-positive Muslim women were often cited in erotic Arabic literature dating back to the ninth century. According to early African and Arab writers, feminine women have greater desire and pleasure than men.

Books to keep you company this Holiday

Recommended Books to Read for Nigeria Independence Day

These are perfect recommended books to pick up this First of October! Recommended Books to Read on Nigeria Independence Day.

Here at Tarbiyah Books Plus, our team had agreed that perhaps what all Nigerians need this October 1st is a breezy, escapist novel.

When we first started work on a list of recommended reads for the October 1st holiday, we naturally thought about books about Nigeria’s history.

Some of these books have topped best-seller lists, and all of them are hard to put down once you start. Here are our favorite history books to commemorate Nigeria Independence Day!.

Best Books to Read for Nigeria Independence Day

What are the best books to get you into the right headspace to celebrate the First of October?

Especially in a year when Nigeria is more polarized than ever, with fierce debates raging over healthcare, the economy and racial and social justice? Biographies of Presidents. Patriotic odes to the spirit of Nigeria. You know what we mean.

Nigerian Independence Day: Here are some books you can read

Oil, Politics and Violence

Oil, Politics and Violence by Max Siollun. Modern Nigeria cannot be understood without reference to its era of military rule.

Military rule and oil wealth effected cataclysmic changes in Nigeria that nearly tore the country apart on several occasions.

40 years after the end of the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, Max Siollun answers the key questions that go to the root of the Nigerian nation

Stunted Nigerian Dreams by Eddie Mbadiwe

Stunted Nigerian Dreams: Musings of A Nigerian Academic and Legislator is a book about the myriads of problems confronting the realisation of the Nigerian dream.

It is from the patriotic desire of a Nigerian to see things change for the better. It offers fresh ideas in the way things should be done and gives an insight into ways in which the country can be better.

Nigeria’s Soldiers of Fortune: The Abacha and Obasanjo Years

In the cataclysmic decade that is the focus of this book Nigeria’s Soldiers of Fortune by Max Siollun, Nigeria was subject to several near-death experiences.

These began when the country nearly tore itself apart after the northern-led military government annulled the results of a 1993 presidential election won by the southerner Moshood Abiola, and ended with former military ruler General Olusegun Obasanjo being the unlikely conduit of democracy.

Soldiers of Fortune: A History of Nigeria (1983-1993)

Soldiers of Fortune is a fast-paced and thrilling narrative of the major events of the Buhari and Babangida era.

The book draws on previously uncovered observations from interviews conducted with insiders (including a former member of the Brigade of Guards and Nigerian Airways personnel who witnessed the attempted kidnap of Umaru Dikko), to compile step-by-step dramatic reconstructions of disputed events and intrigues.

Siollun’s fresh perspective challenges preconceived views to reveal the true story behind controversies of the period: the annulment of the June 12 election, the dubious execution of Mamman Vatsa, the foiled kidnapping of Umaru Dikko, the Orkar coup and the inconclusive case of the assassination of Dele Giwa.

Dialogue With My Country By Niyi Osundare

Dialogue with My Country is like a cruel pun on the word ‘dialogue’ because columnists in Nigeria always seemed to be talking to themselves. 

Agbese believes that Osundare’s choice of the book title was meant to be understood as a dialogue of the deaf because though Osundare had been talking for 24 years, nobody has been listening.

Are You Not A Nigerian? By Bayo Olupohunda

‘Are you not a Nigerian?’ is a collection of non-fiction essays on the Nigerian condition, some of them satirical. These essays x-ray the Nigerian condition and highlight the many problems we face as a people.

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is about a boy from a poor village, goes to work for Odenigbo, a radical university professor.

Soon they are joined by Olanna, a young woman who has abandoned a life of privilege to live with her charismatic lover.

How to Be a Nigerian by Peter Enhaoro

This famous little book How to Be a Nigerian by Peter Enhaoro is one of the funniest to come out of Africa.

First published in 1996, it continues to be in demand. The Nigerian author turns a humorous and ironic eye on his fellow compatriots.

The Trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe

The eminent African novelist and critic, here addresses Nigeria’s problems, aiming to challenge the resignation of Nigerians and inspire them to reject old habits which inhibit Nigeria from becoming a modern and attractive country.

In this famous book now reprinted, he professes that the only trouble with Nigeria is the failure of leadership because with good leaders Nigeria could resolve its inherent problems such as tribalism; lack of patriotism; social injustice, and the cult of mediocrity; indiscipline; and corruption.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talk about when Nigeria is shaken by a military coup, Kambili’s father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends her to live with her aunt.

In this house, she discovers life and love – and a terrible, bruising secret deep within her family. This extraordinary debut novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of “Half of a Yellow Sun

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Best Selling Books for the Month of August 2020

Check out our best selling books for the month of August 2020 (so far). Find your next new read at Tarbiyah Books Plus.

Read the best books in August 2020 has to offer (we’re here to guide you through your ultimate reading list). Take a peek at our must-have reads in both fiction and nonfiction that are new and entertaining.

Here are the best selling books for the month of August releases:

You can also browse our list of the most searched for and clicked on books on Marriage books, Self-development books, Nigerian authors books, Children’s books, Management books, etc at Tarbiyah Books Plus tells its own story.

A Muslim Girl’s Guide to Life’s Big Changes

Have you ever wanted to know the truth about growing up as a young Muslimah but were too shy to ask an adult? Well this is the perfect book for you!

A Muslim Boy’s Guide to Life’s Big Changes

If you have ever wanted to know the truth about growing up as a young Muslim boy but were too shy to ask an adult? Well, this is the perfect book for you!

Reclaim Your Heart By Yasmin Mogahed

Reclaim Your Heart By Yasmin Mogahed is not just a self-help book. It is a manual about the journey of the heart in and out of the ocean of this life. It is a book about how to keep your heart from sinking to the depths of that ocean, and what to do when it does.

Al-Quran Al-Karim Word-By-Word Translation and Color Coded Tajweed (Arabic-English)

Al-Quran Al-Kareem Maqdis Word-By-Word Translation & Color Coded Tajweed (Arabic-English) Al-Quran Al-Kareem Maqdis is a translation learning method of word-by-word Al-Quran with every word and sentence is colored differently, in Arabic and English.

Prayers of the Pious by Omar Suleiman

Prayers of the Pious by Omar Suleiman is an inspirational collection of prayers and reminders is the perfect companion for anyone who wishes to connect to the Divine.

A Taste of Honey: Sexuality and Erotology in Islam

A Taste of Honey provides a scholarly exposition on the prominent place that sexuality and erotology enjoyed in traditional Islam. The book is divided into two parts; part one presents a critical examination of sexual ethics and part two consists of a concise treatise on the art of seduction and lovemaking.

Fortress of The Muslim (Pocket size) Darussalam (Leather back)

English Translation of Hisnul Muslim with transliteration. An excellent pocket-sized du’a book containing authentic supplications for all occasions. Formally entitled as Citadel of the Believer.

Invocations from the Qur’an & Sunnah. Translation of Hisnul-Muslim. (aka ‘Citadel of the Believer’)

Who is Allah?

This book is designed to help parents and teachers in their efforts to encourage young children to ask questions and to assist them in exploring answers together. It makes the sharing of a basic knowledge of Islam simple, clear and enjoyable. This lays the foundation on which greater understanding can be built and learning enriched as young students grow older. 

Children’s Islamic Tablets & Learning Aids

English Arabic Alphabet Kid Tablet Computer Learning Toys, Islamic Koran Toy, Learning Quran Machine for Children Islamic Toys

How to Pray Salat

How To Pray Salat. Quran stories for little hearts. Published by Goodword. With colour illustrations. Book briefly provides information on the following points relating to Salat:

Eid-al-adha mubarak

Barka da sallah to you from all of us at Tarbiyah Books Plus. We wish you a joyous eid and we pray Allah accepts our ibadah and heals the world.

While you might not be able to undertake Hajj during these trying times, there are still many ways to reap the blessings of this month. So it is why on this joyous occasion, we are doing a limited sale so you can spread the deen, buy gifts for loved ones and grab a bargain.

So here is a list of recommendations.

Eid By Maria MiGo

This warm story follows two young siblings through the day of Eid, from the moment they sight the Eid moon until they fall asleep exhausted on the sofa. This wonderful book, with its vibrant and emotive illustrations, can be enjoyed by the family again and again.

Eid Mubarak – Islamic celebration Around The World – Islamic School Book

The book describes the two islamic celebrations, their background and major features of their observance. It shows what, when, why and how muslims celebrate on these two ocassions, and gives a sense of their inherent values.

The Scientific and Qur’anic Motivations for Halal Slaughter

ATTENTION, you who seek the truth!
Everything has a form and a reality and the form is nothing without the reality, outward appearances are false and misleading. Islam is a religion of facts. If it were not, it could never have conquered the whole world and controlled it solely by mercy and goodness for more than ten centuries.

Superstition and illusion would not have drawn people and it is a fact that Islamic expansion endures and persists because it is the truth. Each form has a reality, and the reality of pronouncing Al’lah’s Name over an animal about to be slaughtered is that it brings undeniable goodness and to neglect this practice is to commit an egregious evil.

Let us return to the correct way and the right path and always pronounce Al’lah’s Name over an animal about to be slaughtered.

This is far preferable to continuing to commit evil. So, when our Creator, who made animals subject to us, commanded us in His Book – the Holy Qur’an – to pronounce His Name over the animals He gifted us, these loving recommendations were intended only to protect our physical and spiritual well-being.

Minhaj Al-Muslim: A Book of Creed, Manners, Character, Acts of Worship and Other Deeds, Vol. 1 & 2

The Approach of the Muslim: A book outlining doctrins, ethics, morals, worships, and behaviors by Abou Bakr Jaber el-Jazaery

Getting the Best Out of Al-Hajj

This comprehensive Getting the Best Out of Al-Hajj book provides all aspects of Hajj and Umrah (pilgrimage to Makkah). It is a useful guide both for people preparing to go to Hajj and those who want to learn about the specifics of Hajj practices.

Remembrance and Prayer: The Way of the Prophet Muhammad

An in-depth description of how the Prophet Muhammad used to remember Allah and pray to him. In this text, the intimate relationship with Allah which was the hallmark of the Prophetic life becomes clear and vivid.

10 Recommended Books to Read During the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

As we enter the first 10 days of this blessed month Dhul Hijjah, our hearts and prayers are with those undertaking the holy pilgrimage of Hajj during these days.

While many of us are unable to make the blessed journey this year, there are still many ways for us to reap the blessings of this month.

The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are often referred to as the best ten days of the year.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 

There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” [Bukhari]

Here are some tips so we can all make the most of these blessed days:

Here are some recommended books to read during the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah tips so we can all make the most of these blessed days:

Selected Prayers of Prophet Muhammad Great Muslim Saints

This book consists of Islamic prayers Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and some Muslim saints adopted for various occasions: morning and evening prayers, purification, eating, drinking, pilgrimage and everyday life situations.

Additional sections include the Most Beautiful Names of Allah, prayer for help and success, and other prayers to be recited any time.

Eid By Maria MiGo

This warm story follows two young siblings through the day of Eid, from the moment they sight the Eid moon until they fall asleep exhausted on the sofa. This wonderful book, with its vibrant and emotive illustrations, can be enjoyed by the family again and again.

Seerah is the Answer by Mirza Yawar Baig

We live in a world today that is characterized by disparity; of income, education, opportunity, power, access, and freedom in almost every sphere of life.

Blessed Names and Characteristics of Prophet Muhammad

This beautiful presentation of Blessed Names and Characteristics of Prophet Muhammad draws the reader nearer to the Prophet through contemplation and reflection of his names, their meaning and how each shapes our daily lives.

Reclaim Your Heart By Yasmin Mogahed

Reclaim Your Heart By Yasmin Mogahed is not just a self-help book. It is a manual about the journey of the heart in and out of the ocean of this life. It is a book about how to keep your heart from sinking to the depths of that ocean, and what to do when it does.

It is a book about redemption, about hope, about renewal. Every heart can heal, and each moment is created to bring us closer to that transformative return.

Sultan of Hearts: Prophet Muhammad (Volume 1 and 2)

Sultan of Hearts: Prophet Muhammad details the exemplary life of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Available as a set of two volumes, the book is not simply a chronological look into the life of the Prophet but rather an exclusive look into his character, attributes, and qualities through the eyes of his companions and family most close to him.

The ABC of Allah Loves Me By Learning Roots

If you’re looking for a way to connect your child to Allah with a strong and deep bond, then The ABC of Allah Loves Me By Learning Roots there’s no faster way than loving, living and learning His perfect names of Allah.

The Way to Jannah by Yasmin Mussa

The Way to Jannah A spectacular lift-the-flap book telling a captivating tale. Zayd poses a question to his mother as they climb up a wintery mountain path: “Mummy, what do I say if I want to go to Jannah?

Allah Knows All About Me

A natural way of filling your children with the delight and confidence that Allah knows all about them.

Nadia Hears the Shahada

Nadia is a toddler and says things as purely and honestly as she sees them. Through the innocent eyes of Nadia, in this book we learn about Islam and the Shahadah, the testimony of faith.

A Trust of Treasures by Mehded Maryam Sinclair

A Trust of Treasures by Mehded Maryam Sinclair will definitely make you wonder and reflect.

Supplications for the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

The first 10 days of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, the twelfth month of the calendar, are a special time when all kinds of good deeds are encouraged and highly rewarded.

Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” The people asked, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight, giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing” (Bukhari).

Things to do during the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

The Prophet also said, “No one makes a Dua without Allah giving him what he asks for, or keeping away from him a similar amount of evil, provided he does not ask for something sinful, or for breaking family ties” (Tirmidhi).

Below are the Supplications for the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah a number of Duas that you can make or use as a model to make your own set of supplications during these blessed days.

Read the Quran:

Reading the Qur’an is a good deed and Allah (swt) especially loves the good deeds done in these days. Read as much as you can, even if it is a few verses each day.

Increase in Nawaafil Prayers

There are a number of extra prayers you can observe during the day to increase your worship and good deeds.

Make lots of dhikr

Our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There are no days that are greater before Allah or in which good deeds are more beloved to Him, than these ten days, so recite a great deal of tahleel, takbeer and tahmeed during them.” [Ahmad]:

Tahmeed: Al-hamdu Lillah (All praises be to God)

Tahleel: Laa ilaha ill-Allah (There is no god but Allah)

Tasbeeh: Subhaan-Allah (Glory be to God)

Istighfaar

Use these blessed days to seek forgiveness for all our wrongdoings.

Fasting

It is Sunnah for the Muslim to fast on the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah, because fasting is one of the best of deeds. In a hadith qudsi, Allah says: “All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except fasting, which is for Me and I shall reward for it.” [Bukhari, 1805]

The Prophet said: “Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the sins of two years: the past one and the coming one.” [Muslim]

Give in charity

Give in charity in these blessed days, as much as you can.

Preserve ties of kinship

Maintaining the ties of kinship is from the best of deeds due to the saying The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): “Whoever would like his provision to be increased and his lifespan to be extended, let him maintain the ties of kinship.” [Bukhari]

And finally as Eid approaches, don’t forget to give your Qurbani.

Stand against Tribalism and Racism

As the black lives matter movement continues to gather momentum and effect change in the world at large, we must seize this opportunity also to effect change within our Nation. Nigeria for all her rich history and culture is being plagued by tribalism.

Together with our readers, we have come up with a list of books to help all to engage with and educate themselves on issues dealing with racial prejudice, injustice, nepotism and tribalism. So whether you’re starting your journey, continuing or looking to educate others. Here’s a selection of books to help.

The Trouble with Nigeria

The eminent African novelist and critic, here addresses Nigeria’s problems, aiming to challenge the resignation of Nigerians and inspire them to reject old habits which inhibit Nigeria from becoming a modern and attractive country. In this famous book now reprinted, he professes that the only trouble with Nigeria is the failure of leadership, because with good leaders Nigeria could resolve its inherent problems such as tribalism; lack of patriotism; social injustice and the cult of mediocrity; indiscipline; and corruption.

Religion and the Making of Nigeria (Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People)

In Religion and the Making of Nigeria, Olufemi Vaughan examines how Christian, Muslim, and indigenous religious structures have provided the essential social and ideological frameworks for the construction of contemporary Nigeria. Using a wealth of archival sources and extensive Africanist scholarship, Vaughan traces Nigeria’s social, religious, and political history from the early nineteenth century to the present. During the nineteenth century, the historic Sokoto Jihad in today’s northern Nigeria and the Christian missionary movement in what is now southwestern Nigeria provided the frameworks for ethno-religious divisions in colonial society. Following Nigeria’s independence from Britain in 1960, Christian-Muslim tensions became manifest in regional and religious conflicts over the expansion of sharia, in fierce competition among political elites for state power, and in the rise of Boko Haram. These tensions are not simply conflicts over religious beliefs, ethnicity, and regionalism; they represent structural imbalances founded on the religious divisions forged under colonial rule.

Nigeria’s Soldiers of Fortune: The Abacha and Obasanjo Years

In the cataclysmic decade that is the focus of this book Nigeria’s Soldiers of Fortune by Max Siollun, Nigeria was subject to several near-death experiences. These began when the country nearly tore itself apart after the northern-led military government annulled the results of a 1993 presidential election won by the southerner Moshood Abiola, and ended with former military ruler General Olusegun Obasanjo being the unlikely conduit of democracy.

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is about a boy from a poor village, goes to work for Odenigbo, a radical university professor. Soon they are joined by Olanna, a young woman who has abandoned a life of privilege to live with her charismatic lover. Into their world comes Richard, an English writer, who has fallen for Olanna’s sharp-tongued sister Kainene. But when the shocking horror of civil war engulfs the nation, their loves and loyalties are severely tested, while their lives pull apart and collide once again in ways none of them could have imagined…

Oil, Politics and Violence: Nigeria’s Military Coup Culture 1966-1976

An insider traces the details of hope and ambition gone wrong in the Giant of Africa, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. When it gained independence from Britain in 1960, hopes were high that, with mineral wealth and over 140 million people, the most educated workforce in Africa, Nigeria would become Africa’s first superpower and a stabilizing democratic influence in the region.

Africa is featured in the headlines as developed countries and China clash over the need for the continent’s resources. Yet there are few serious books to help us understand any aspect of the never-ending cascade of wars and conflicts. Other titles on Nigeria are mostly children’s books or travel guides. The current work focuses specifically on the social tensions, the motivations and the methods of the series of coups that rent Nigeria.

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

The autobiography of global human rights icon Nelson Mandela is “riveting . . . both a brilliant description of a diabolical system and a testament to the power of the spirit to transcend it” (Washington Post).

Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is still revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

America, Their America By JP Clark

This is an account of one programme to make friends for America during the Cold War, which failed with a Parvin Fellow at Princeton, the young JP Clark. The Nigerian poet later went on to enjoy warm hospitality in the United States, returning as a guest of the State Department, Distinguished Fellow at the famous Centre for the Humanities at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and Visiting Professor at Lincoln and Yale. With grants from the Ford Foundation, he also took a tour of theatres from coast to coast, and to help run his own repertory company at home in Lagos.

Days of Ignorance By Laila Aljohani

Medina, Saudi Arabia. A young man, Malek, has been brutally attacked for being of the ‘wrong’ race.

Malek’s lover, Leen, waits by his bedside and reflects on their relationship and her life as an unmarried, childless woman. All around her are voices of judgment and concern; in the twenty-first century it is still unforgivable, and dangerous, for a Saudi woman to enter into a relationship with a black man. In the distance US planes hover over Iraq, primed to embark on yet another senseless conflict.

Malek’s attacker was Leen’s brother.

Flinging wide a window onto the second holiest Islamic city–a city in which people observe daily prayers and preach equality and justice–Days of Ignorance is a novel about honor, hypocrisy, war and fear. And, glimmering beyond, beneath and behind it all, love.

Cry, The Beloved Country By Alan Paton

Cry the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its contemporaneity, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man.

An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

In this brief yet profound address to global humanity, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet reveals that we all hold the seeds of world peace within us: “I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner writes, “on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion, and caring for others.”

Already a major international bestseller, An Appeal to the World, the new book by one of the most revered spiritual leaders of our time, outlines both the inward and outward paths to peace, addressing a wide range of contemporary topics—from the rise of nationalism, Trump presidency, refugee crisis, climate catastrophes, and materialism to meditation, universal ethics, and even neuroscience. Here is a small book that can truly change the world.