Islam encourages its followers to always seek new knowledge and to continue to enhance themselves spiritually. Aside from the Qur'an and the Books of Hadith there are a multitude of books out there that can help any Muslim to achieve their aim and for Non Muslims to learn just that little bit more! Below, we at Muslim Insight, have tried to profile some of our favourite and useful Islamic Books.


Do you have a favourite book you would like us to profile? Or are you an author of a book? If so please get in touch and let us know what makes it so great and who knows you may even see it profiled here!


Don't Be Sad

Author: Aaed ibn Abdullah al-Qarni

Translator: Faisal ibn Muhammad Shafeeq

Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House

Year Published: 2005

ISBN-10: 9960850447

ISBN-13: 978-996085044


The Author introduces this book by stating "I wrote this book for anyone who is living through pain and grief or has been inflicted with a hardship, a hardship that results in sadness restless nights." This book is a gem combining different sources of positive thinking from the Qur'an, Sunnah, Hadith, poetry and short stories and parables. It is a handy pick up guide for anyone who just needs reminding that life is not all that bad. The book Save Asprovides practical tips and inspiration to help us see the positive side of the world. The Author is keen to stress at the start that this is not a book to be digested in one sitting (it is over 470 pages!) but a source of inspiration that people can dip in and out of as and when required.


Reclaim Your Heart

Author: Yasmin Mogahed

Publisher: FB Partners

Year Published: 2012

ISBN-10: 0985751207

ISBN-13: 978-098575120


Reclaim Your Heart is not just a self-help book. It is a manual about the journey of the heart in and out of the ocean of this life. It is a book about how to keep your heart from sinking to the depths of that ocean, and what to do when it does. It is a book about redemption, about hope, about renewal. Every heart can heal, and each moment is created to bring us closer to that transformative return. Reclaim Your Heart is about finding that moment when everything stops and suddenly looks different. It is about finding your own awakening. And then returning to the better, truer, and freer version of yourself. Many of us live our lives, entrapped by the same repeated patterns of heartbreak and disappointment. Many of us have no idea why this happens. Reclaim Your Heart is about freeing the heart from this slavery. It is about the journey in an out of life's most deceptive traps. This book was written to awaken the heart and provide a new perspective on love, loss, happiness, and pain. Providing a manual of sorts, Reclaim Your Heart will teach readers how to live in this life without allowing life to own you. It is a manual of how to protect your most prized possession: the heart



Enjoy Your Life

Author: Dr. Muhammed Abd Al-Rahaman Al-Arifi

Publisher: Darussalam

Year Published: 2009

ISBN: 9786035000338


This is an exquisite collection of incidents from the life of the Prophet (S), stories from our Islamic Heritage, and thought-provoking anecdotes from the life of the author. The aim of the book is to train the reader to enjoy living his life by practicing various self-development and inter-personal skills. What is so compelling and inspiring about this book is that, in order to highlight the benefit of using social skills, the author draws from the lives of the Prophet (S) and his Companions. This book is both a practical systematic guide to self-improvement and a treasure trove of historical incidents. It increases self-awareness, whilst nurturing the soul and strengthening the spirit. The book's author is a prominent figure in the field of Islamic Da'wah and has authored more than twenty published works.