The Last 10 Days of Ramadan

The Last 10 Days of Ramadan

We have reached the last ten days of Ramadan, one of the nights within these las ten days contain Lailat al-Qadr, the Night of Decree.

Allah says in the Qur’an:
‘The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.’

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever spends the nights of Ramadan in prayer out of faith and in the hope of reward, he will be forgiven his previous sins.”

May we make the most of the the last ten days and seek out Lailat al-Qadr. We have a few announcements for you.

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.

Eid Extravaganza: Children’s Storytelling Afternoon

Join us for a special Eid-themed children’s storytelling event where imagination takes flight and creativity knows no bounds!

Author and public speaking coach, Kosser Abdul Aziz, will be reading heartwarming tales of Eid, followed by hands-on arts and crafts activities.

Let’s celebrate Eid together in a world of wonder and joy!


WHEN: Tuesday, 2 April 2024
TIME: 1.30pm to 3pm
WHERE: IHRC Bookshop (202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA)

Reserving your spaces for accompanying adults and children aged 4 and above is mandatory.
Tickets are non-refundable.
IHRC is not responsible for Eventbrite fees.

Support the Oppressed People of Yemen

Yemen is witnessing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. IHRC Trust is seeking your donations to assist some of the most oppressed people on earth. To donate, click on the link below.


WATCH: Muslims and the Struggle for Social Justice in the US: A Long View Conversation

Imam Dawud Walid and Professor Saeed Khan join Arzu Merali to discuss their essays in The Long View magazine Volume 3: Issue 1, January 2021. Click below to play the recording.

Arzu Merali is a writer, researcher and activist in the field of human rights. Her academic career includes degrees in English literature, law and international relations at Cambridge University, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Kent. She was also Head of Research at IHRC.

Imam Dawud Walid is the Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) and member of the Imams Council of Michigan. He is also the author of the books Towards Sacred Activism, and Blackness and Islam.

Dr. Saeed A. Khan is Senior Lecturer Near East & Asian and Global Studies at Wayne State University, as well as Research Fellow at its Center for the Study of Citizenship and Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. He is also Cofounder and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding.

Below are books that are currently available at IHRC Bookshop:

Al-Qur’an Al-Kareem

Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an when the first revelation was revealed to th Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). This Qur’an is in Arabic only. Each page colourfully decorated.

We also have other Qur’ans available, click below to purchase:
Qur’an – Arabic (Red and Green covers)
Qur’an – Hardcover with Tajweed Indicators
The Qur’an Beheld (Translated by Shaykh Huh Ha Mim Keller)

The following English translations are available at IHRC Bookshop:
The Ascendant Qur’an: An Advanced English Translation of the Qur’an – Muhammad H. al-Asi
The Meaning of The Glorious Qur’an – Mohammad Marmaduke Pickthall
The Meaning of the Glorious Qur’an: An Explanatory Translation With A Brief Index of Subjects – Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall
The Holy Qur’an – Abdullah Yusuf Ali (Translator)
The Qu’ran: A Journey – Kader Abdolah
Holy Qur’an – Translation and Commentary by T.B. Irving
The Noble Qur’an: A New Rendering of Its Meaning in English – Abdalhaqq Bewley, Aisha Abdurrahman Bewley
The Message of the Qur’an 6-Volume Set – Muhammad Asad

Understanding Surah al-Baqarah – Shaykh Muhammad Saeed Bahmanpour and Dr Seyfeddin Kara

Surah al-Baqarah is the longest chapter in the Quran. The 286 verses cover a vast range of topics: from legislative rulings, such as the laws of inheritance, divorce, gambling, wine and usury; to stories of the past prophets including Adam, Abraham, Jacob, Moses and Jesus. The surah grapples with theological issues such as the oneness of God, entry into Heaven, the process of guidance and the concept of Imamate.

Click below to purchase Shaykh Muhammad Saeed Bahmanpour:
Understanding Surah Ya-Sin – Shaykh Muhammad Saeed Bahmanpour

The 25 Prophets in the Quran

Children learn best about their religion whilst playing. Therefore Salaam Art created the book “The 25 Prophets in the Quran”, a story-, art- and crafts book for the entire family. The book is filled with beautiful stories about the prophets, inspired by ayaat in the Quran.

The book offers a number of craft activities to do together with the children; reading, drawing, painting, illustrating, calligraphy and making geometric figures together.

To carry out the craft activities, you make use of materials such as ecoline, clay, fabric, pencils, brushes, needle and thread. But you can also be creative with natural materials you already have at home or in class, like a feather or a stone, or even waste materials.

This book is printed in color on 44 paper which contains 140 pages and 40 arts & crafts assignments.

My Prophet Muhammad

This book encapsulates the timeless story of the life of the best and final Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (peace be upon him). Designed for early childhood, this rendering of the Seerah serves as an ideal first acquaintance with the miraculous story of Allah’s finest creation. With its vivid illustrations and appropriately rendered authorship, this book is designed to increase your child’s knowledge, appreciation and love for the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Prophetic Grace: The Qur’anic Merits of the Prophet Muhammad – Shaykh Ahmad bin ‘Ajiba

Renowned for its unique style, Ibn ‘Ajiba’s commentary of the Qur’an, Al-Bahr al-Madid  (The Vast Ocean) combines traditional exegesis with spiritual contemplation, exploring the inner meanings of the sacred text. The genius of his work is especially clear in his commentary of the Qur’anic verses which highlight the nobility and exalted rank of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

In these selected commentaries, the reader can begin to appreciate both the depth of divine revelation and the grace and countless merits of the Messengers.

The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory – Nur Masalha

This book explores ways of remembering and commemorating the Nakba, dealing with the issue within the context of Palestinian oral history, ‘social history from below’, narratives of memory and the formation of collective identity. Masalha argues that to write more truthfully about the Nakba is not just to practice a professional historiography but a moral imperative.

The struggles of the ordinary refugees to publicise the truth about the Nakba is a vital way of protecting the refugees’ rights and keeping the hope for peace with justice alive.

40 on Justice: The Prophetic Voice on Social Reform – Omar Sulaiman

Justice is essential to the survival and flourishing of any civilization. The words of God and His Messenger ﷺ remind us of the centrality of justice in our lives and our societies. Injustice (zulm) is condemned repeatedly in the Qu’ran and the teachings of the Prophet ﷺ. How are we to confront injustices in our personal lives, our communities and our societies? In an age of widespread injustices against the weak, the vulnerable and the dispossessed, how does Islam teach us to respond?

The unique commentary on forty hadith narrated from the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ explores Islamic teachings regarding social justice. It covers a wide variety of topics ranging from the environment, racism, family relations, the rights of the elderly the disabled, and humanity more generally. This journey will take you on a journey through Islam’s rich heritage and the guidance it provides us to confront injustices in our societies today.

Pain & Passing: Islamic Poems of Grief & Healing – Joel Hayward

Written with rawness, honesty and pathos, these poems embrace the pain and heartbreak of loss and mourning and reveal the acute spiritual questioning that even devout believers inevitably experience. Written each day as the outpouring of a heart torn open by painful loss, this collection unfolds in a sequence that coincides with the stages of grief and healing.

With deep spiritual insights, Hayward’s beautiful poems shine a light on something often hidden away within Islamic discourse: the pain of loss and the wounded soul’s pleas to God for explanation, restoration and solace. Ideal for Muslims and people of all faiths, and indeed even for those who profess no faith, these rich and evocative poems address issues that are often difficult to verbalize, especially by people trying to make sense of loss and struggling through the grieving process.

Ilyas & Duck Ramadan Joy! – Omar S.Khawaja

Fasting, Good Deeds, Empathy, Oh Boy! It’s a story about discovery and of Ramadan joy!

The month of Ramadan is here! It’s a special time of year. But, when on the morning of the first day of Ramadan Duck learns he cannot eat or drink until sunset, he gets a little concerned.

Join Ilyas & Duck in this rhyming adventure as they learn about the joys of Ramadan and all the blessings they bring. There’s a surprise at every turn!

Tafsir of Sura Qaf – Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin al-Husayni (Author), Rashad Jameer (Translator)

The Tafsir of Sura Qaf was written for seekers who wish to learn the meanings of the Book of Allah and deepen their connection to the Messenger of Allah s.w.t by the Syrian gnostic (‘arifbillah) and lover of the Prophet ﷺ, Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin al-Husayni r.a. The blessings of the Quran are infused into the wisdom of its meanings.

Sura Qaf comprises timeless messages focusing the reader on the hereafter, transporting him to the time of his own death (sakrat al-mawt), removing the veil from the Recording Angels (raqibun ‘arid) on his shoulders, and placing him squarely in the middle of the Day of Judgement. Yet, despite this sura’s heavy focus on the akhira, it is Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin’s love of the Prophet ﷺ that surfaces throughout this work.

Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin al-Husayni r.a. was a descendant of Imam Husayn b. ‘Ali b. Abu Talib a.s. from his father’s side. Shaykh ‘Abdullah was born into an honourable and pious family just prior to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1923. During his childhood, the Shaykh was surrounded by the love and care of his father, Shaykh Muhammad Najib Sirajuddin, who was also a leading scholar of tafsir, fiqh, hadith and tasawwuf. Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin was known to see the Prophet ﷺ frequently in his dreams and whilst awake. In one such vision, the Prophet ﷺ told him: “you are our dedicated servant” after which the Shaykh would say: “The Prophet is pleased to have me as his servant.” He passed in 2002 in Syria.

The following tafasir of the Qur’an are also available at IHRC Bookshop:
Imam al-Sabuni’s Tafsir of Surah Al-Rahman – Rashad Jameer
Imam al-Sabuni’s Tafsir of Surah Al-Kahf – Rashad Jameer
Imam al-Sabuni’s Tafsir of Surah Al-Mulk – Rashad Jameer
Pondering Over The Qur’an: Tafsir of Bismillahi-r Rahman-r Rahim and Surah Al-Fatihah – Amin Ahsan Islahi
Tafsir Al Qurtubi: Classical Commentary of the Holy Quran: Vol 1
Tafsir al-Qurtubi – Introduction: The General Judgments of the Qur’an and Clarification
Tafsir al-Qurtubi Vol. 2: Juz’ 2: Sūrat al-Baqarah 142 – 253
Tafsir al-Qurtubi Vol. 3: Juz’ 3: Sūrat al-Baqarah 254 – 286 & Sūrah Āli ‘Imrān 1 – 95
Tafsir al-Qurtubi Vol. 4: Juz’ 4: Sūrah Āli ‘Imrān 96 – Sūrat an-Nisā’ 1 – 23
Tafsir al-Qurtubi Vol. 5: Juz’ 5: Sūrat an-Nisā’ 23 – 176
Tafsir al-Qurtubi Vol. 6: Sūrat al-Ma’idah’
Tafsir al-Qurtubi Vol. 7 Sūrat al-An’ām – Sūrat al-A’rāf

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