Invigorating Books and Articles:

“Losing yourself in a book is the ultimate relaxation. This is more than merely a distraction but an active engaging of the imagination as the words on the printed page stimulate your creativity and cause you to enter what is essentially an altered state of consciousness.” -Dr. Lewis

Some of my favorite authors are Dr. William C. Chittick, Shaykh Muhammad Mendes, Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad, Dr. Martin Lings, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd Allah, Dr. Anne Marie Schimmel, Dr. Seyyed Hossain Nasr, and Dr. Hamza Yusuf.

Islamic Spirituality: The Forgotten Revolution
by Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad

Understanding the Four Madhabs
by Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad

Seek Knowledge in China
by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

Islam and the Cultural Imperative
by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

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Sufism/Purification of the Soul:

The Sufi Path of Love: Spiritual Teachings of Rumi
Translation and Commentary by William C. Chittick.

Purification of the Heart
Translation and Commentary by Hamza Yusuf

Love for Allah
by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad

The Path of God’s Bondsmen
by Najm Al-Din Razi (Translated by Hamid Algar)

The Book of Wisdoms (The Hikam)
by Ibn Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari

The Content of Character
Collected by Shaykh Al-Amin Ali Mazrui

Sufi Sage of Arabia
by Dr. Mostafa Al Badawi

Knowledge and Wisdom
by Imam Al Haddad

Minhaj al Abideen (Path of the Worshipful Servants)
by Imam Ghazali

Dear Beloved Son
by Imam Ghazali

Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Sciences of Religion)
by Imam Ghazali

Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance
Translation and Commentary by Imam Zaid Shakir

Conference of the Birds
by Farid al-Din Attar

Divine Love: Islamic Literature and the Path to God
by Dr. William C. Chittick

Biographies of Muhammad (peace be upon him):

Al Shifa of Qadi Iyad (Muhammad, Messenger of Allah)
by Aisha Bewley

by Martin Lings


Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul: The Pertinence of Islamic Cosmology in the Modern World
by William C. Chittick

The Heart of Islamic Philosophy
by William C. Chittick

The Mystery of Numbers
by Anne Marie Schimmel

Deciphering the Signs of God: A Phenomenological Approach to Islam:
Anne-Marie Schimmel

The Book of Certainty
by Martin Lings

Sufi Path of Knowledge
by Dr. William C. Chittick

Fiqh (Islamic Law):

Al Fiqh Al Imam: Key Proofs in Hanafi Fiqh
Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf

Al Hidaya
Imam Abu Hanifa

Aqeedah (Creed/Beliefs):

The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi
Translation and Commentary by Hamza Yusuf

Al-Fiqh al-Akbar
Translation by Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf

General Islam:

The Vision of Islam
By Sachiko Murata and William Chittick
(This book should be coupled with Hamza Yusuf’s 8 Cd Commentary)

Al-Maqasid: Imam Nawawi’s Manual of Islam
Translation and Commentary by Nuh Keller

The Book of Assistance
by Imam Al Haddad

Instruction of the Student: The Method of Learning
by Imam al-Zarnuji

The Lives of Man
by Imam Al Haddad

Two Treatises: Mutual Reminding and Good Manners
by Imam Al Haddad

Reflections of Pearls
collected by Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf

The Prophets
by Syed Ali Ashraf

The Differences of the Imams
by Muhammad al Zakariyyah


Mulla Sudra’s Tafsir of the Light Verse

Tafsir al Jalalayn
by As-Suyuti