5 Books to Read for Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslim sisters, brothers, friends, and families!

Just because this is the month of generosity doesn’t mean you cannot treat yourself to these books below, some of which which featured on Book Riot’s 30 Books for 30 Days of Ramadan. These are the ones that I am planning to add to my shopping cart! Check out the list of books and decide which ones you like, or even better, if you want all of them!

 

1. RAMADAN RHAPSODY: A DAILY CELEBRATION BY LINDA ILHAM BARTO

 

 

Designed to enhance the flavor of Ramadan, this delightful book is a daily celebration of the Muslims month of fasting. Ramadan Rhapsody is a delicious blend of poems, prayers, and Qur anic renderings arranged in a day-by-day, devotional adventure. Each day begins with a Qur anic passage, which is followed by one of the Prophet s teachings. The devotion continues with an exuberant poem and ends with a powerful prayer. This little book is big on inspiration as it offers the joy of Ramadan as a rare delicacy. It is certain to dazzle your spiritual taste buds and add spice to your Ramadan experience.

 

2. FASTING IN ISLAM AND THE MONTH OF RAMADAN BY ALI BUDAK

 

 

This book seeks to eplore the divine institution of fasting in Islam by providing comprehensive information on its place in the Islamic doctrine and on the month of Ramadan in which fasting is observed. Major topics include fasting in Islam and other faiths; merits and benefits of fasting; types of fasts; charity in ramadan; fasting and health. Fasting in Islam is a well-written introduction book that lays down the basics of fasting as practiced by Muslims.

 

3. MS. MARVEL BY G. WILLOW WILSON

 

 

Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York! It’s history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways)!

 

4. MUHAMMAD: A PROPHET FOR OUR TIME BY KAREN ARMSTRONG

 

 

Muhammad presents a fascinating portrait of the founder of a religion that continues to change the course of world history. Muhammad’s story is more relevant than ever because it offers crucial insight into the true origins of an increasingly radicalized Islam. Countering those who dismiss Islam as fanatical and violent, Armstrong offers a clear, accessible, and balanced portrait of the central figure of one of the world’s great religions.

 

5. FASTING FOR RAMADAN BY KAZIM ALI

 

 

Literary Nonfiction. Middle Eastern Studies. Memoir. FASTING FOR RAMADAN is structured as a chronicle of daily meditations, during two cycles of the 30-day rite of daytime abstinence required by Ramadan for purgation and prayer. Estranged in certain ways from his family’s cultural traditions when he was younger, Ali has in recent years re-embraced the Ramadan ritual, and brings to this rediscovery an extraordinary delicacy of reflection, a powerfully inquiring mind, and the linguistic precision and ardor of a superb poet. Kazim Ali’s searching descriptions of the Ramadan sensibility and its arduous but liberating annual rite of communal fasting is sure to be a revelation to many readers—intellectually illuminating and aesthetically exhilarating. “[A]n important book…. Written ‘in that third voice, a voice between two people, neither one nor the other, neither embodied nor disembodied.’ I have wanted to know what fasting in Islam involved…to admire its intentions and effects in solitude…. I hope that multitudes will find their way to [this book]”—Fanny Howe.

 

Good luck with fasting! If all else fails make sure to feed your knowledge, faith, and imagination!

 

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