Of minds and books, swords and whetstones

- in the name of Allah -

So little time to read these days, and when there is, I find myself oft distracted by other things. Perhaps in coming days that will have settled, as I focus less on that which is absent and more on that which is present, and also that which is ever-sought-after.

A good book is like a good home, warm and inviting. Recommendations are always welcome ~*



Excellent books of insight, highly recommended:
  1. The Invocation of God - Ibn al-Qayyim
  2. The Book of Aphorisms - Ibn Ata'illah
  3. The Beginning of Guidance - Al-Ghazali
  4. The Heirs of the Prophets - Ibn Rajab
  5. True Promise of Paradise - Al-Sha'rawi
  6. Preparing for the Day of Judgment - Ibn Hajar
  7. Three Treatises: Mutual Reminders, Good Manners, The Aphorisms - Al-Haddad
  8. Companions of the Prophet, Vol. 1 - Abdul-Wahid Hamid 
  9. Revelations of the Unseen: A Collection of 78 Discourses - 'Abd Al-Qadir Jilani
  10. Companions of the Prophet, Vol. 1 - Abdul Wahid Hamid 
  11. Companions of the Prophet, Vol. 2 - Abdul Wahid Hamid   -(currently reading)
  12. Realities of Sufism - 'Abd al-Qadir 'Isa -(currently reading)


Excellent literary works, recommended if you enjoy long reading:
  1. A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin
  2. The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
  3. Symphony of Ages - Elizabeth Haydon
  4. The Farseer Trilogy - Robin Hobb
  5. The Liveship Traders Trilogy - Robin Hobb -(nearly finished, few pages left)
  6. The Sevenwaters Trilogy -Juliet Marillier -(not yet begun, k)
  7. The Expanse Series - James S.A. Corey -(not yet begun, looks promising)

Solid reading in general, usually shorter and diverse topics:
  1. Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
  2. The Legacy - DW Buffa
  3. Broken Wings - Khalil Gibran
  4. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  5. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  6. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  7. Demons - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  8. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

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