Islamic Book Reviews

Best books to Learn Islam

Best books to Learn Islam

Books to Learn Islam

If you’re a new Muslim or a non-Muslim who wants to learn about Islam then the best way is through reading books and not Media. In this article, we will learn about the best books to learn about Islam for beginners.          

Islam is the second largest religion in the world with more people converting to it every day. However, the media makes people see Islam as a violent religion. And that all Muslims are terrorists. None of this is true.

Islam is a religion that calls for peace, worshipping only one God and he is Allah, doing good deeds, and helping the ones in need. With that being said, let’s see the best Islamic books to read, and all of them are available at the Madinah Media Islamic bookstore.

 

What is the most important book for Muslims to read?

Let’s see which books you should read to learn about Islam for beginners, new Muslims, and Non-Muslims.

 

What books should I read to learn Islam?

The Quran is the holy book of Islam that was revealed to the prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). The Quran carries Allah’s guidance in all aspects of life. It includes laws and commandments, and how should Muslim behavior be, it shows right from wrong and the stories of the prophets. It also tells the stories of the people who didn’t believe in Allah and what happened to them.

The Holy Quran consists of 114 surahs and 30 juz (chapter). Each surah has a different length and message. The shortest Surah of the Quran is Surah Al-Kawthar which has only 3 verses and 10 words. While, the longest surah of the Quran is Surah Al-Baqarah, the second surah of the Quran.

 The text of the holy Quran remained unchanged over the years, as Allah says in the Holy Quran:

“Surely it is We Who have revealed the Exposition, and surely it is We Who are its guardians” (15:10)

 

For a translation to do justice to the Quran and capture its elegance and vigor, it has to be accurate, smooth, eloquent, and accessible.

Unlike most popular translations, The Clear Quran masterfully passes on all counts. about the Translation, Thousands of hours have been put into this work over the last few years to guarantee accuracy, clarity, eloquence, and flow.

To achieve accuracy, the translator has made use of the greatest and most celebrated works of old and modern tafsir (Quran commentaries), and shared the work with several Imams in North America for feedback and insight.

For clarity, every effort has been made to select easy-to-understand words and phrases that reflect the beauty, flow, and power of the original text. Along with informative footnotes and surah (chapter) introductions, verses have been grouped and titled based on their themes for a better understanding of the chapters, their main concepts, and internal coherence.

 

The concept of God in Islam provides man with an ideology in which loss is turned to gain and in which adversity brings with it good tidings. And it is in submission to God and living a God-oriented life that man finds complete fulfillment. You will understand the purpose of life.

Life Of The Prophet Muhammad

In this book, the author has tried to highlight the important events of the life of the Prophet without compromising on brevity. The book is handy for beginners in the field of Islam. It lays special emphasis on clearing the concept of war in Islam. The author has also highlighted the characteristics of the Prophet in a separate chapter.

To learn about Islam, we should see how it started, and this amazing book teaches us about the first stages of Islam, the prophet Muhammad and how he carried Allah’s message and spread it. Additionally, it teaches us about the history of the four caliphs in a simple way to understand.

More than one million of the current world’s population are Muslims and more than three-fifths of the world’s energy resources are located in Muslim lands. Yet many people are left to wonder about the beliefs practices and teachings of the Islamic religion. This book is the first in a series that aims to answer these questions and many more let’s start then.

A compilation of Fethullah Gulen’s sermons on the life of the prophet, the book offers us a deeper understanding of God’s Messenger by looking into his exemplary life from different aspects.

As suggested by the title, this book provides a piece of brief and basic information relating to Islam. It seeks to provide evidence to prove that the Quran was Allah’s revelation to mankind. It also talks about the benefits of practicing Islam and has a brief discussion about basic Islamic beliefs and principles. Beautiful color photos and illustrations enhance the value of this book.

This book contains selected verses from the Quran followed by their explanation and short moral messages. The author Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, a prolific author of Islamic books has drawn from his rich experience and deep knowledge of Islamic theology and presented his message in a lucid, interesting, and thought-provoking manner.

This is a book that would help a person to strengthen his belief in the Almighty and help him to lead a life in the moral path leading to his salvation. It is an ideal book for daily meditation.

 

Islamic books for beginners

Here are some of the best Books about Islam that will help you learn easily. I know that they are kids’ books but the best way to learn about Islam is through those fun books. Also, it is important to read Quran therefore you might ask “How to understand the Quran as a beginner?” the best way is to read the English translation of the Quran.

This book serves as a brief introduction to the entire 114 chapters of the Quran. It is a humble effort by the author to convey the essence of the Quran by presenting the contents of each of its surah or chapters in condensed form.

The book focuses on the spirit of the Quran, its message and its teachings, and the lessons that should be derived from it from our daily life.

THE CLEAR QURAN – With Arabic Text.

For a translation to do justice to the Quran and capture its elegance and vigor, it has to be accurate, smooth, eloquent, and accessible.

Unlike most popular translations, The Clear Quran masterfully passes on all counts. about the Translation, Thousands of hours have been put into this work over the last few years to guarantee accuracy, clarity, eloquence, and flow.

To achieve accuracy, the translator has made use of the greatest and most celebrated works of old and modern tafsir (Quran commentaries) and shared the work with several Imams in North America for feedback and insight.

For clarity, every effort has been made to select easy-to-understand words and phrases that reflect the beauty, flow, and power of the original text. Along with informative footnotes and surah (chapter) introductions, verses have been grouped and titled based on their themes for a better understanding of the chapters, their main concepts, and internal coherence.

Best-Loved Quran Stories is a collection of more than 20 Quran stories to read, love, and cherish. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make this book a perfect way to introduce the stories, prayers, and teachings of the Quran. The simple, short and beautifully narrated stories highlight key aspects of the Quran— love, humility, obedience, patience, and trust. Full of faith, teachings, and fun.

The Good word Book of Quran People for Kids provides fascinating reading on all the important people in the Quran. the book includes entries on more than 130 men and women of the greatest importance in the Scripture.

The Good word Book of the Quran People for Kids is a fascinating tool that will help you have a better understanding of the way Allah wants us to live in this world.

Awesome Quran Facts is a collection of hundreds of incredible, heartwarming, and inspiring facts about the people, places, and events mentioned in the Quran. It is ideal for children who are curious to know the facts behind these magnificent and amazing stories of faith and it brings the message of the Quran alive to readers in an easy and fun way. These interesting facts come with stunning photographs and captivating illustrations.

A Treasury of Stories from the Quran. These are some of the best-loved tales from the Quran. They provide a foundation on which to build a growing knowledge of the scriptures.

This is story-telling at its best, with the meaning and message expressed in the simplest of words. As well as being easy to understand, these stories are also fun to read and share with others.

Titles of the stories:

  1. The Story of Two Gardens
  2. Allah Speaks to the Prophet Musa (AS)
  3. The Wise Man and the Prophet Musa (AS)
  4. The Pious Man And His Son
  5. The Prophet Yusuf (AS) and the King’s Dream
  6. The Prophet Hud (AS) and the Storm
  7. The Most Patient Man
  8. The Iron Wall
  9. The Old Man’s Prayer
  10. Luqman’s Advice to His Son
  11. Uzayr’s Donkey
  12. The Light of Allah

 

The Quran was first revealed during the month of Ramadan. Every Ramadan Muslims remember this peerless gift through prayer and fasting. Through beautiful illustrations and creatively written text, this book teaches your children the importance of Ramadan fasting, prayer, and charity.

 

What are the 5 key books of Islam?

We learned from the Quran that the main four holy books that were revealed by Allah are Tawrat, Zabur, Injeel, and The Holy Quran.

1- Tawrat.

Tawrat is the holy book that was revealed to the prophet Musa however it’s different from the Torah that is followed by Jewish these days. the real Tawrat was lost millions of years ago.

Allah says in the holy Quran: “Verily, We did send down the Torah [to Musa], therein was guidance and light, by which the Prophets, who submitted themselves to Allah’s Will, judged the Jews. And the rabbis and the priests [too judged the Jews by the Torah after those Prophets] for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah’s Book, and they were witnesses thereto. Therefore, fear not men but fear Me (O Jews) and sell not My Verses for a miserable price. And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, such are the disbelievers.” (Quran, 5:44)

2- The Zabur.

The Zabur is the holy book that Allah all mighty revealed to prophet Dawud, and also its original text is lost. Allah says in the holy Quran: “…and to Dawood, We gave the Zaboor.” (Quran, 4:163)

3- The Injeel.

Injeel is the holy book revealed by Allah to the prophet Eesa. The Bible known by people now is different from the Injeel as real text was also lost millions of years ago. Allah says in the holy Quan:

 “…and My mercy encompasses all things; so I will ordain it (especially) for those who are pious and give Zakah (Obligatory Charity), and those who believe in Our Ayahs. Those who follow the unlettered Prophet, whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Injeel (who) enjoins them good and forbids them evil, and makes lawful to them the good things and makes unlawful to them impure things, and removes from them their burden and the shackles which were upon them; so (as for) those who believe in him and honor him and help him, and follow the light which has been sent down with him, these it is that are the successful.” (Quran, 7:156)

4- The Holy Quran.

The last book was revealed by Allah to the prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) and it is the only holy book that is preserved in its true text. As Allah said in the holy Quran the Quran will be preserved and protected forever.

Allah says in the holy Quran: “[It is] He Who has sent down the Book (the Quran) to you (Muhammad (PBUH)) with truth, confirming what came before it. And he sent down the Torah and the Injeel. Aforetime, as a guidance to mankind, And He sent down the Furqaan (The Criterion) [of judgment between right and wrong (this Quran)].” (Quran, 3:3-4)

It’s important to learn how to read the holy Quran you can do that on your own or take an online course. you can search for the best website to learn Quran online and you will get many results. See the curriculum of each course and decide which one suits you the most.

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