Bookshop Blog: Ramadan Reading List 2018

Ramadan Kareem! May this month be full of blessings and bounties. At the moment all items at the IHRC Bookshop are 20% off. Below is a selection of 10 titles we think might be of interest in this month, including of course the Holy Qur’an with an English Translation by Haleem.

THE QUR’AN A NEW TRANSLATION BY M.A.S ABDEL HALEEM
English Translation by M.A.S Abdel Haleem Parallel Arabic Text

Hardcover 623 Pages
Was£25.00
NOW £20.00

THE FIQH OF FASTING: AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF KITAB AL- SIYAM FROM BAFADL’S AL- MUQQADDIMAH AL- HADRAMIYYAH / YAQUB ABDURRAHMAN
This is an explanation of Kitab al-Siyam from ‘Abd Allah b. ‘Abd al-Rahman BaFadl’s Masa’il al-Ta’lim. This book brings forth some of the most important legal issues on the topic of fasting. The explanation takes from the Shafi’i Madhhab.

Paperback
Was £9.99
NOW £7.99

THE PROPHET’S RAMADHAAN: HOW THE PROPHET OBSERVED THE MONTH OF RAMADHAAN / MUFTI MUHAMMAD KHAN QAADRI
This book aims to describe how the Prophet observed the month of Ramadhaan and allows the reader to become aware of his blessed practices and try to implement them into their daily lives during the blessed month.

Translated by Muhammad Sajid
Was £4.99
NOW £3.99

THE PSALMS OF ISLAM / AL-SAHIFAT AL-SAJJADIYYA
Al-Sahifat al-Sajjadiyya is the oldest manual of supplications in Islamic sources, and one of the most seminal works of Islamic spirituality. It was composed in the 8th century AD by the Prophet’s great grandson, Ali b. al-Husayn, known as Zayn al-Abidin, who was revered in his own time as an exemplar of piety and as a foremost authority on prophetic traditions and law.

Hardcover
Was £40.00
NOW £32.00

‘IRFAN SUFISM: A SHORT INTRODUCTION / MURTAZA MUTAHHARI
This book examines ‘irfan as both a scientific and academic discipline and branch among the branches of Islam’s scientific culture and does not deal with its social and sectarian aspects. More specifically, it explores its beliefs, practices, different parts (Shariah, Tariqah and Haqiqah) and its major practitioners throughout the history of Islam.

Paperback
Was £6.99
NOW £5.59

TEARS OF THE YEARNERS FOR THE MEETING WITH GOD / IBN RAJAB AL-HANBALI
Translated by Abdullah Bin Hamid Ali. Foreword by Imam Zaid Shakir.

A faithful translation of a section concerning the meditation of death from Ibn Rajab’s famous work on yearly devotions is much needed in our increasing culture of forgetfulness.

Was £9.99
NOW £7.99

ALLAH: AN EXPLANATION OF THE DIVINE NAMES AND ATTRIBUTES / AHMAD IBN ‘AJIBA AL-HASANI
Translated by Abdul Aziz Suraqah

To endeavour to know Allah is to fulfill the very purpose of our existence, and to know Him is to know His beautiful names, attributes, and acts. In this work, taken from his large exegesis of Sura al-Fatiha, Ibn ‘Ajiba details the meanings of Allah’s Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names (al-Asma’ al-Husna) and shows readers how to come closer to Allah through the three-fold path of connection, inculcation, and realisation.

Was £19.99
NOW £15.99

SUNAN AN-NABI / ALLAMAH SAYYID MUHAMMAD HUSAYN TABA’TAB’I
A Collection of Narrations on the Conduct and Customs of the Noble Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

A wonderful and diligent collection of Hadith translated by Tahir Ridha Jaffer. Much seerah and Hadith focus heavily on the Prophet’s political and economic aspects of daily activity. This book is a welcome divergance that also offers hadith on the social and humane aspects the Prohpet exhibited and espoused within his daily life.

Was £7.00
NOW £5.60

THE DEVOTION OF IMAM AL-NAWAWI
Translation, Introduction & Commentary by Umar F. Abd-Allah

This famous devotion has been recited by thousand upon thousand of Muslims over the centuries. A scholarly rendition in English of one of the Muslim worlds greatest litanies…. celebrated universally by the Ulema of the Ummah. Without the slightest doubt, a devotion based upon the Book of Allah and the established Prophetic teachings. This devotion is effective for seeking Allah’s assistance and spiritual proximity.

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A PORTRAIT OF THE PROPHET: AS SEEN BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES / IMAM MUHAMMAD IBN ISA AT-TIRMIDHI
Ash-Shama’Il Al-Muhammadiyya English. Translation by Muhtar Holland
This skilled translation, which includes the Arabic of one of the key Islamic texts, long-awaited in English, presents a fascinating selection of hadith compiled by the ninth-century scholar at-Tirmidhi that humanizes the Prophet for modern audiences, presenting him through the eyes of contemporaries

Was £25.00
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