Establishment of a Halaqah (study circle) Part 7


A suggested list of books for the personal reading of Halaqah members:

Personal reading and study of Islamic books on the part of young brothers and sisters, is extremely essential in developing a sincere and dynamic Islamic personality. A great number of people’s lives have changed through the study of some of the following books.

[Note: Most of these books are available at any local Islamic bookstore. Some may be found on our Young Muslims website:, under the “On-line library” section. For the rest, contact us at and we might be able to provide them to you from the YM library, which consists of a collection of books, from a variety of different publishers.]


·         Way to the Quran, by Khurram Murad

·         Tajwid – the art of recitation of the Quran

·         Ulum Al-Quran, by Ahmed von Denfer

TAFSEER (Commentary on the Quran):

·         Towards Understanding the Quran, by S. Abul Ala Maududi

·         In the Shade of the Quran, by Syed Qutb


·         Forty Hadith, by Imam An-Nawawi

·         Riyadh-us-Saleheen, by Imam An-Nawawi

Seerah (life of Prophet & Companions)

·         Sunshine at Madinah, by Zakaria Beshir

·         Prophet Muhammad- The Infinite Light, by M. Fethullah Gulen

·         Companions of the Prophet, vol. I & II, by Abdul Wahid Hamid

History of Muslims in North America

·         Servants of Allah, by Sylvia Diaf

Da’wah Work

·         How to tell others about Islam, by Yahiya Emerick

·         Common Questions People Ask About Islam, by Shabir Ally

Islam and Science

·         Evolution Deceit, by Harun Yahya

·         Religion and Science, by Waheed Khan

Islam as a way of life & Movement

·         To be a Muslim, by Fathi Yakun

·         Islam- The Natural Way, by Abdul Wahid Hamid

·         Message for the Youth, by Hassan al-Banna

·         Sacrifice- the making of a Muslim, by Khurram Murad

·         Milestones, by Syed Qutb

·         Priorities of Islamic Movement in the coming Phase, by Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

Purification of the Soul

·         Guidelines for Islamic Workers, by Abul Ala Maududi

·         In the Early hours, by Khurram Murad

·         The Prayer- Its effect in increasing Eeman…., by Husayn al-Awaayishah

·         The Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship, by Imam A. Hamid al-Ghazali

·         I want to Repent, But! by M. Salih Al-Munajjid

Islamic Morals & Social System

·         Muslim’s Character, by Muhammad al-Ghazali

·         GOSSIP and its adverse effects, by Husayn al-Awaayishah

·         The Status of Women in Islam, by Jamal Badawi

·         Gender Equity in Islam, by J. Badawi

·         The Lawful and Prohibited in Islam, by Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi



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