The First Ten Days of Ramadan

The First Ten Days of Ramadan

The blessed month of Ramadan has arrived. This is the month when Allah sent down the first revelations of the Holy Quran down to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to convey to humanity. May this Ramadan be better than all the previous Ramadan’s you have observed.

IHRC Bookshop are offering 15% discount off all books until 12 April 2024. The Discount code is RAMADAN2024.

Scroll down to see some of the books that are currently in stock.

We have some announcements for you.

DATE: June 10 – June 15, 2024

TOPIC THIS YEAR: Decolonial Islamic Spirituality & Liberation in Times of Palestinian Genocide

2nd Round Application Deadline: March 24th, 2024

Online application form:

This program includes:
1) intensive academic lectures

2) guided tours to the Alhambra Palace, the Cordoba Mosque, Medina de Sahara, Andalusi House, Museum of Al-Andalus, Albaizin and surrounding areas related to Al-Andalus.

3) Islamic spirituality

Affiliated Faculty:
Joseph Massad – Ella Shohat – Hatem Bazian – Suhaib Will Webb – Ramon Grosfoguel – Chaimaa Boukharsa – Houria Bouteldja – Muhammad Asi – Farid Esack – Amina Teslima – Ashraf Kunnummal – Mohamed Mathee – Salman Sayyid – Santiago Slabodsky – Nelson Maldonado-Torres – Arzu Merali – Asma Barlas – Nadia Fadil – Jasmin Zine – Iskander Abbasi


Palestine Appeal – Help the People of Gaza!

IHRC are working with partners who are on the ground in the Gaza Strip responding right now ensuring Gazans have access to essential needs such as food and have the medical supplies they need to cope with the unprecedented influx of casualties. Click below and support the Palestinians.


Palestinian Keffiyeh are now available at IHRC Bookshop!

The keffiyeh is a traditional headdress worn by men from parts of the Middle East. It is fashioned from a square scarf, and is usually made of cotton. The keffiyeh is commonly found in arid regions, as it provides protection from sunburn, dust and sand. Since the 1930s Arab Revolts in Palestine, the black and white fishnet patterned keffiyeh were used as a national symbol of Palestinian Solidarity and was further popularised by Yasser Arafat’s donning of the scarf. To purchase, click here.


Zaytoun Dates are Back in Stock!

Every Ramadan, IHRC stock Zaytoun Palestinian Medjoul Dates sourced from Palestinian farmers around the ancient city of Jericho, an occupied area in the West Bank, where vast tracts of land have been illegally confiscated by the Israeli government.

The Palestinian farmers in Jericho face daily struggles of living under military occupation and the threat of expanding Israeli settlements, as well as receiving no state subsidies and restrictions to things such as movement, resources and access to water. To purchase, click here.

THROWBACK: Author Evening with Dr Bilal Ware: The Walking Quran

On 21 December 2021, IHRC hosted Dr Bilal Ware who discussed his publication, The Walking Qur’an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa. Click the video below to what the recording of the event.

Dr Rudolph ‘Bilal’ T. Ware III is an Amerian historian of West Africa, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He formerly taught at the University of Michigan and before then at Northwestern University. Dr Ware’s research spans the last thousand years, centering on West Africa, while reaching into the Mediterranean lands of Islam and the Atlantic worlds of the African Diaspora. He received his Ph.D. in history in 2004 from the University of Pennsylvania.

Below are books which are currently in stock at IHRC Bookshop:

Ramadan Reflections: A Guided Journal – Aliyah Umm Raiyaan

30 Days of Healing From the Past, Journeying With Presence and Looking Ahead to an Akhirah-Focused Future.

A must-have intimate journal to guide you through Ramadan and deepen your individual connection to Allah for the year ahead.

With inspiring reflections, practical exercises, powerful quotes and drawing from the spiritual wisdom of the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah, it offers an invitation to…

– Let your heart ponder through stillness and reflection on insightful words that stir the soul.
– Immerse yourself in du’a’ and use this opportunity to speak to your Lord in supplication.
– Journal about spiritual themes and subjects, encouraging you to turn inwards and pen personal revelations for you.

A journey within a journey. A space for transformation. This journal is a path with and for The Most Merciful.

R is For Ramadan – Greg Paprocki

Ramadan is a month-long observance when Muslims all over the world spend more time with each other, emphasize charitable works, fast, pray, and break their daily fast each night together. It’s a time meant to focus on things such as sharing, empathy, compassion, generosity, and selflessness. These ideals are wonderfully illustrated here in Greg Paprocki’s inimitable style for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet.

Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. In addition to illustrating several Curious George books, he’s provided illustrations for a number of books for Gibbs Smith, including A Is for Atom, S Is for Santa, B Is for Boo, and The Big Book of Superheroes. He began his career as an advertising art director after studying fine art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska.

The Excellence of Syro-Palestine: Al-Sham and It’s People: Forty Hadith

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.

The Ascendant Qur’an: An Advanced English Translation of the Qur’an – Muhammad H. al-Asi

A new transliteration of the Holy Qur’an by scholar and Imam, Muhammad al-Asi. Author of the remarkable multi-volume Tafsir series ‘The Ascendant Qur’an’. This new translation serves as a great companion piece to that work, as well as an informative and lively translation suitable for first time or familiar readers.

Hardcover with beautiful golden foil edged pages.

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