The Second Ten Days of Ramadan

The Second Ten Days of Ramadan

We hope you are well and that your Ramadan has been productive. May Allah accept your fasting and worship during this blessed time.

The first ten days of Ramadan were days of mercy and we have now entered the second ten days which are days of Allah’s forgiveness. 

Abdur Rahman ibn Awf reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Ramadan is a month in which Allah Almighty has obligated its fasting. I have instituted for Muslims the practice of prayer at night. Thus, whoever fasts it with faith and expecting reward will be rid of sins like the day he was born from his mother.”

During this blessed month, IHRC Bookshop & Gallery are offering 15% discount off all Islamic books. The discount code is RAMADAN2024.

Scroll down and see some of the books we have 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.

Help Muslim prisoners by donating prison packs

“And feed with food the needy, the orphan and the prisoner, for love of Him.” Quran 76:8

We send out prison packs and individual items all year round, IHRC receives requests from prisoners and Muslim Chaplains for essential items such as hijabs, prayer mats, perfume bars, Quran’s.

In Ramadan our packs are more substantial and this year, as ever, IHRC is supporting Muslim prisoners in the UK by supplying them with Ramadan packs to assist them to make the most of the holy month. We see it as our duty to support them in their isolation and help them gain the benefits of Ramadan.

This years pack will include the following items:
• Tasbih/prayer beads
• Sweets
• Ramadan/Eid card with a message of support
• Will include either of these books: ‘The Power of Du’a’ by Aliyah Umm Raiyaan or ‘A Handbook of Accepted Prayers’ by Ibn Daud
Each pack costs approximately £20 and this is a Zakat eligible project.

Yaffa Palestinian Medjoul Dates are back!

Premium 250g Box.

Yaffa’s Medjoul Dates are renowned for their premium quality. Harvested near the historical Palestinian town of Jericho; these dates are some of the highest quality available. We carefully pick our dates and store them in a controlled and cooled environment. Our Medjoul dates have been cultivated on Palestinian land by Palestinian farmers and workers.

THROWBACK: Author Evening with Mukhtar H. Ali: Philosophical Sufism

On 5 August 2022, IHRC hosted Mukhtar H. Ali who discussed his publication ‘Philosophical Sufism’. Click below to watch the online recording of the event.

Dr. Mukhtar Ali is a scholar of Islamic Studies, specializing in Sufism, Islamic philosophy and ethics. His areas of interest include Arabic and Persian literature, Qurʾānic studies, theology, traditional medicine and comparative religion. He is the author of Philosophical Sufism: An Introduction to the School of Ibn al-ʿArabī (Routledge, 2021) and The Horizons of Being: The Metaphysics of Ibn al-ʿArabī in the Muqaddimat al-Qayṣarī (Brill, 2020).

While his teaching includes Islamic Studies and Arabic language, he is also a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, having earned a master’s degree from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine (2011) and his doctorate from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (2017). Integrating his knowledge of traditional medicine and religious studies, he is developing a course on healing traditions.

The Complaint and the Answer: The Human Grievance and The Divine Response – Muhammad Iqbal

In these two poems, Iqbal discusses the fall of the Muslim ummah, probes into its causes, shows his bereavement and offers a solution along with a message of hope. In the first poem, Iqbal complains to God about the deplorable condition of the Muslim world and society and prays for divine help. In the second poem, which he wrote a few years later, he relays a response to the complaints on behalf of God.

In elaborating the causes of the rise and fall of the Muslim ummah, Iqbal hoped that Muslims would use them as a springboard for reviving their former status of prestige and glory. Iqbal’s poetry has such great variety that several anthologies of it could be compiled, each quite different from the other. The series aims at introducing Iqbal’s poetry to the English-speaking world. While scholars and students will benefit from the work, it is hoped that general readers, both Muslim and non-Muslim, will find this series useful and interesting.

We also have the following Iqbal works available at IHRC Bookshop:
The Devil’s Advisory Council – Muhammad Iqbal
Ghazi and the Garden: Poetry of Muhammad Iqbal by Zirrar
Tulip in the Desert: A Selection of Poetry of Muhammad Iqbal
The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

The Imam and The Atheist – Mohamed A. Azeez

Inspired by true events, this book is a conversation between two men: a man whose nephew has lost his faith, and an Imam who sits at the heart of his community to set a moral and ethical compass. The imam is challenged by questions surrounding faith, and tries to aid the uncle in how best to provide guidance to his struggling nephew. What follows is an open and honest dialogue, which examines the most philosophical arguments to make a case for the existence of God.

The Idle Stance of the Tippler Pigeon – Safinah Danish Elahi

Zohaib, Misha and Nadia believed they would be in each other’s lives forever. As children they played, argued, teased and loved one another. Yet nothing could have prepared them for the tragic turn of events one fateful afternoon in Karachi, Pakistan, when the divisions and differences between them are revealed.

Years later and they are still trying to piece their lives back together, still trying to make sense of what happened.

Zohaib is living in London, haunted by the ghosts of the past. Nadia has escaped the household where she first met Misha and Zohaib but finds fate delivering her back to their door…

The Idle Stance of the Tippler Pigeon is a beautifully rendered portrait of love, healing, and long-buried pain, digging deep into the nature of trauma and class division.

Shi’i Spirituality for the Twenty-First Century – Rebecca Masterton

A collection of twenty lectures given over the last ten years, and two academic articles that reflect upon the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, his daughter Fatima, his granddaughter Zaynab and the Twelve Imams, and consider how our lives may be illuminated and our hearts strengthened in the fraught atmosphere of an often toxic modern age.


The Barakah Effect: More with Less – Mohammed A. Faris

In an age of relentless hustle and overwhelming busyness, what if there’s an ancient key that unlocks more while doing less? Enter Barakah – the divine multiplier effect, a spiritual conduit to abundance in every facet of life.

With a blend of traditional Islamic knowledge, modern-day research, and insightful anecdotes, this book stands as the first practical guide on the concept of Barakah in English.

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