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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 10th January 2013 10:35

Asslamo Allaikum,

 

This is just my opinion and I am not a Scholar and the list is going from beginner to Advanced.

 

Qur'aan:

  1. Qur'aan Made Easy
  2. The Noble Qur'an: A New Rendering of Its Meaning in English
  3. An Approach to the Quranic Sciences (Optional)
  4. 'Ulum Al-Quran: Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an (Optional)

Hadeeth:

 

  1. Forty Ahadeeth of Imam Nawawi
  2. The 200 Hadeeth
  3. Riyad us-Saliheen
  4. The compendium of Knowledge & Wisdom

When studied under or with the help of a teacher, you are pretty much done with the most Authentic compliations of Ahadeeth on Fadhail (virtues) in Islam.

 

3 & 4 are for all Muslims (Revert or born) who want a life changing book.

 

Aqeedah:

  1. Aqeedah Tahawiyyah
  2. A Return to Purity in Creed (Imam Ghazali)

 

Seerah (Life of Prophet Muhammad (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam):

  1. Muhammad (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam): His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
  2. Noble Life of the Prophet (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) Dr Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee [HA]
  3. Audio (Anwar Awlaki (RA): Makkah Period
  4. Audio (Anwar Awlaki (RA): Madina Period (1)
  5. Audio (Anwar Awlaki (RA): Madina Period (2)

 

Fiqh:

 

Understanding Madhabs & their idelogy:

 

  1. The Four Imans Their Lives, Works and Their Schools of Thought

Warning: The book above is not for new Muslims as they need some background and knowledge to understand it but the book absolves the reader of any other material to understand Madhabs

 

Hanafi Madhab:

  1. Introduction to Hanafi School of Thought (Article)
  2. Gift for Muslims
  3. Ascent to Felicity
  4. Nur al-Idah: The Light of Clarification

2 & 3 should be in the library of every Muslim (Revert or born) who follows the Hanafi Madhab and anyone who wants to start a study Halaqah!

 

When studied under or with the help of a teacher, you are at Mid-level of Hanafi Madhab and pretty much done unless you want to proceed and become a Scholar and during your daily life need to consult Scholars for Fatwa if you chose not to become a Scholar.

 

Shaf'ae Madhab:

 

  1. Introduction to Shaf'ae School of Thought
  2. Ship of Salvation
  3. Reliance of the Traveller: Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law
  4. Bulugh Al-Maram (This book is not a standard text of Shaf'ae Fiqh but all Salafees teach it as such!).

 

Hanbali Madhab:

  1. Introduction to Hanbali School of Thought
  2. The Mainstay Concerning Jurisprudence (Al-Umda fi l-Fiqh)
  3. The Fiqh of Worship: Commentary on Ibn Qudamah's 'Umdat al-Fiqh  (Better Translation)

Maliki Madhab:

  1. Introduction to Maliki School of Thought
  2. Treatise of Akhdari
  3. Guiding Helper
    1. Almurshid Al-Muin Suplemental text for Guiding Helper
  4. The Risala : A Treatise on Maliki Fiqh (This book has been out of print for many years so if someone can provide a link as to where to purchase it from that will be great).

Islamic History:

  1. Stories of the Prophets (Imam Ibn Kathir (RA))
  2. Hayatus-Sahaba (Full & Abridged but read abdridged first!)
  3. Men around the Prophet (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam)
  4. Women around the Prophet (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam)
  5. Islam & Civilisation (Shaykh (Maulana) Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (RA))
  6. Islam and the World : The Rise and Decline of Muslims and Its Effect on Mankind (Shaykh (Maulana) Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (RA))
  7. Saviours of the Islamic Spirit (Shaykh (Maulana) Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (RA))
  8. History of Islam
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 11th January 2013 10:30
Assalamu Alaikum

Just a quick word of caution. Regarding the Seerah by Martin Lings it has one very serious flaw in that it recounts the the story of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and Ummul Mumineen Zaynab (radhiallahu anhaa) like a love story. It is a fabricated report which transforms our Noble Rasul (alayhis salaatu wasalaam) into a love stricken person. The rest of the book to my limited knowledge is a very good read.

Other than this the whole list compiled by our respected brother is extremely beneficial. A person will not need much else in order to develop their Islamic knowledge.

Was Salaam
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 12th January 2013 00:10

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Assalamu Alaikum Just a quick word of caution. Regarding the Seerah by Martin Lings it has one very serious flaw in that it recounts the the story of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and Ummul Mumineen Zaynab (radhiallahu anhaa) like a love story. It is a fabricated report which transforms our Noble Rasul (alayhis salaatu wasalaam) into a love stricken person. The rest of the book to my limited knowledge is a very good read. Other than this the whole list compiled by our respected brother is extremely beneficial. A person will not need much else in order to develop their Islamic knowledge. Was Salaam

W-Salam,

In addition there is the issue of the uncle of Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) in the said biography, neverthless in my humble and unqualified opinion the benefits of reading this biography outweigh the harms of it and Allah (SWT) knows best.

It is clearly a labour of love and written while paying tribute and homage to Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) unlike many others which are written in an Academic manner.

It is very beneficial for Non-Muslims, Reverts and anyone who begins to practise Islam. Those requiring additional dedtails and authenticity generally will move on.

Jazakullah Khairun for making it clearer for everyone.

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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 28th July 2013 20:19
As we all know, this thread is awesome. MashaAllah, very beneficial.

InshaAllah, I would also like to pass this information to some who are in Pakistan where the youngsters I met are very confused barelwi Deobandis who are now seeing light in Peace TV. Alhumdulillah, they are coming back to the Deen, but I would also like to send them something like this but in an Urdu version.

Can you recommend which books they should read and where they should go in Gulshan (karachi, but not sure which part) to buy the books and who they could go and listen to.

Currently they are very interested in the lectures being delivered to them by Dr Israr Ahmed. (i think via video or his books)
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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 28th July 2013 20:33
Islahi khutba - by mufti taqi uthmani sahib

From what I remember it starts by covering shirk practices. It's a compilation which covers everything you can think of mashaAllah.
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 28th July 2013 22:11
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assalam o alaikum

if its gulshan-e-iqbal then there is masjid bait ul mukkaram near block 13-d.. I remember mufti Taqi Usmani giving Hajj lectures there...also nearby (forgot where exactly) is the masjid of Molana Hakeem Akhtar sahib. the best place (for books) would be Madrasa Binnori town located near guru mandir...
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 28th July 2013 22:19
Jazakallah, InshaAllah I will pass this valuable information on to them.

I have been to Pakistan a few times and managed to buy various books for different people which has been very beneficial, but now I would like for them to take their own interests and initiative.
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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 26th April 2014 20:00
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How comes no mention of Taleemul Haqq and Behhsti Zewer ?

By the way beginner Muslim checking in, Jazakala good recommendations, haven't read many of the above so need to get started Insha'Ala
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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 26th April 2014 21:04
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Ta'leemul Haqq should be added, yes. But Bahishti Zewar is a bit advanced. I would only recommend reading it after Ascent to Felicity and Nur-ul-Idah.

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#10 [Permalink] Posted on 27th April 2014 05:19
Hayaat ul Muslimeen by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi RA
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#11 [Permalink] Posted on 27th April 2014 05:55
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#12 [Permalink] Posted on 27th April 2014 07:30
Assalamu alaikum

This website has 300+ Islamic books (Urdu are available) in Hanafi Fiqh, Aqeedah, and Seerah. Enjoy!

www.peopleofsunnah.com/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&vi...


Some books highlight (sorry I can't point out direct download links because of the website's nature :
- Children around the Messenger
- Female Scholars of Islam
- Daughters of Prophet
- Fiqh Akbar
- Commentary of Aqeeda Tahawiyyah
- 256 questions to refute Ahlal Hadeeth
- Fath Al Bari
etc....
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#13 [Permalink] Posted on 27th April 2014 14:56
I think you forgot one of the most important books which has benifitted millions of people. It's the best for beginners to start with.

FAZIAL A'AMAL by moulana zakariya khandalwi ra
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#14 [Permalink] Posted on 27th April 2014 16:11
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#15 [Permalink] Posted on 27th April 2014 21:33
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Please see item 1 & 3 under Hadeeth.

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Please item 3 & 4 under Hanafi Madhab. Rock Solid classical bedrock of the Hanafi Madhab taught and studies for hundreds of years to Muslims around the world. Fantastic translations, edited and proof read by Ulamah.

Taleemul Haq is basically suited for Indian/Pakistanees and has a lot of Grammatical and Syntactical errors (in English and not Fiqh). I was asked to create a list of Books for any "Muslim" and not those who are Deobandees or have knowledge of Urdu.


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