A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone

- in the name of Allah -

{Recommendations welcome! Leave a comment with title/author and I'll take a look iA}

Part of the journey taken is found in the books I've read. So to clarify the trail of knowledge and connect the dots of understanding, I decided to create this page. InshaAllah it serves as a means for others, near and far, to find and extract the truth out of life in a way that makes the believer want to be closer to Allah; and for the ones who do not yet believe in Him, to want to know more and more until they do. 

Each book has a link for buying or more info on the title. I personally like having physical copies of books I come across, especially if it's an excellent read, but other avenues of purchase or mediums (ie Kindle or PDF) work just as well.

Primary source material, a fallback and guide forward:

Beloved, highly recommended, especially for my Beacons:
  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 -(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

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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