Below are some book recommendations:
Introduce your little one to the traditions of Ramadan and the festivities of Eid al-Fitr with this first picture book. It’s ideal for storytime and provides lots of opportunities for parent-and-child interaction. This Islamic book brings the celebrations of Ramadan to life through engaging, real-life photos. It’s clear and easy for babies and toddlers to follow with one main image per page they can focus on.
Sadiq and the Ramadan Gift / Siman Nuurali
It’s Ramadan! In the spirit of the season, Sadiq and his friends want to give back to their community. The friends band together to raise money to build a new school for children in Somalia. They decide to put on a community iftar as a fund-raiser, but not everyone agrees where their efforts should be spent. Can they find a way to work together?
Illustrated by Anjan Sarkar.
Al-Ghazali covers an array of issues from the essential outward aspects of paying charity, to the inward aspects of the state of the heart during the fast and how to humble oneself completely.
As a practical, yet profound book, it is an indispensable guide for Muslims who seek a deeper comprehension of these two fundamental practices for Muslims, and for all those interested in understanding the meaning and role of charity and fasting in Islam.
With the situation in Palestine escalating and on the news, here are a couple of suggested books. More books on Palestine are available on our website.
The Excellence of Syro-Palestine: Al-Sham and it’s People: Forty Hadiths
This is an exciting publication on a very important subject: The excellence of al-Shām and its People. The aim of of the book is to have a greater appreciation and understanding the role of al-Shām as our collective heritage through the presentation of 40 Hadith. We hope the work makes us reflect on the current crisis and a look into what the future holds.
The world renound scholar of Hadith Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad compiles and edits this revised second edition that includes copies of the hand written forwards by some of the great Scholars of Damascus: Shaykh Adib Kallas, Shaykh Tukamani, Shaykh Ghawji al-Albani & Shaykh Salah al-Din Fakhri. This is a lovely edition that contains both the Arabic and English text.
Dr. Hatem Bazian’s book explores how the twisted roots of institutional racism, religious animosity and western arrogance are are deeply embedded in the West and continue to shape our lives in the 21st century. This is a powerful set of essays that examines the most urgent issues in the world today.
Watch the book launch of Dr. Hatem Bazian’s publication ‘Palestine…It’s Something Colonial’ (7 December 2016). Click on the video below.