Best Women in Islam Books
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1. Secrets of Divine Love: A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam
Author: by A. Helwa
Does a fast-paced modern lifestyle take a toll on your relationship with Allah? Discover how to build a more intimate bond with Him. Do your imperfections leave you feeling unworthy of love from a perfect creator? Has your holy journey left you with more questions than answers?
Are you struggling to relate sacred text to your tech-dominated life? Internationally acclaimed, award winning author A. Helwa has inspired over half a million readers with her passionate and poetic approach to holiness. Now she’s here to show you how to unlock your spiritual potential and unveil your true purpose.
Secrets of Divine Love: A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam is an inspiring guide that will lead you towards the hidden meaning of the Qur’an through passion and joy. Written with care and precision, Helwa’s metaphoric insights invite you on her earnest search for truth and understanding.
By accessing the inner workings of Islamic tradition, your struggles in faith will be met with a deeper connection to Allah rooted in compassion. In Secrets of Divine Love, you’ll discover:Allah’s unconditional regard for you so that you are forever encompassed in His careHundreds of spiritual findings within the Qur’an to strengthen your faithThe best ways to repent, so your sins can be transformed into good deedsThe unseen symbols behind the forms of prayer to help enhance your worshipHow distractions during your daily devotions can surprisingly bring you closer to God, and much, much more!
2. The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition
Author: by Jalal al-Din Rumi
This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever.
The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.
3. Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on breaking free from life's shackles
Author: by Yasmin Mogahed
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.
4. The Gift
Author: by Hafiz
Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all timeMore than any other Persian poeteven RumiHafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry.
Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the Invisible Tongue. Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into wordsto make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.
I ama hole in a flutethat the Christ’s breath movesthroughlisten to thismusic! With this stunning collection of Hafiz’s most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam’s greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.
5. Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights
Author: by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Harper (February 9, 2021)
Why are so few people talking about the eruption of sexual violence and harassment in Europe’s cities? No one in a position of power wants to admit that the problem is linked to the arrival of several million migrantsmost of them young menfrom Muslim-majority countries.
In Prey, the best-selling author of Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, presents startling statistics, criminal cases and personal testimony. Among these facts: In 2014, sexual violence in Western Europe surged following a period of stability. In 2018 Germany, offences against sexual self-determination rose 36 percent from their 2014 rate; nearly two-fifths of the suspects were non-German.
In Austria in 2017, asylum-seekers were suspects in 11 percent of all reported rapes and sexual harassment cases, despite making up less than 1 percent of the total population. This violence isn’t a figment of alt-right propaganda, Hirsi Ali insists, even if neo-Nazis exaggerate it.
It’s a real problem that Europeand the worldcannot continue to ignore. She explains why so many young Muslim men who arrive in Europe engage in sexual harassment and violence, tracing the roots of sexual violence in the Muslim world from institutionalized polygamy to the lack of legal and religious protections for women.
6. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
Author: by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The New York Times bestseller, written by a former reporter for ABC News, that People magazine called a transporting, enlightening book tells the story of a fearless young entrepreneur who brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Afghanistan.
Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the riveting true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban’s fearful rise to power. In what Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, calls one of the most inspiring books I have ever read, Lemmon recounts with novelistic vividness the true story of a fearless young woman who not only reinvented herself as an entrepreneur to save her family but, in the face of ferocious opposition, brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Kabul.
7. Getting to Know & Love the Holy Quran: A Children’s Book Introducing the Holy Quran (Islam for Kids Series)
Author: by The Sincere Seeker Collection
Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; some had spent time in jail.
They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they removed their veils and began to speak more freelytheir stories intertwining with the novels they were reading by Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov.
As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, as fundamentalists seized hold of the universities and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the women in Nafisi’s living room spoke not only of the books they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments.
Azar Nafisi’s luminous masterwork gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women’s lives in revolutionary Iran. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny, and a celebration of the liberating power of literature.
9. 30 days of learning and good deeds: (Islamic books for kids)
Author: by Bachar Karroum
A must-have for little Muslims – perfect for kids all year long! Let your child experience a positive learning journey and make 30 days become a lifelong habit, helping them become a better version of themselves. This book invites young ones to take action daily with good deeds, learn more about the Prophet, about His personality traits, discover more about Islam and read simple Surah of the Quran in English.
Great to help parents engage in conversation and teach the fundamentals of Islam to their children. Perfect for kids aged between 4-12, but also for anyone who wants to learn about Islam in a straightforward way. Each page in this essential Muslim book is divided into 5 sections.
Little (and big) Muslims will:1) Learn to become a good citizen and do well through good deeds. The book includes one good deed a day through realistic examples, such as helping with chores at home or giving a hand to a neighbor, everyone is encouraged to take simple action and do good during 30 days so it becomes a habit.
10. I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy
Author: by Hafiz
From bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky, a rich collection that brings the great Sufi poet Hafiz to Western readers To Persians, the poems of Hafiz are not classical literature from a remote past but cherished wisdom from a dear and intimate friend that continues to be quoted in daily life.
With uncanny insight, Hafiz captures the many forms and stages of love. His poetry outlines the stages of the mystic’s path of lovea journey in which love dissolves personal boundaries and limitations to join larger processes of growth and transformation.
With this stunning collection, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in capturing the essence of one of Islam’s greatest poetic and spiritual voices. If you haven’t yet had the delight of dining with Daniel Ladinsky’s sweet, playful renderings of the musings of the great saints, I Heard God Laughing is a perfect appetizer….
This newly released edition of his first playful foray into Hafiz’s divinely inspired poetry is essential reading…. Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally bringing Hafiz alive in the West. Alexandra Marks, The Christian Science Monitor
11. Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
Author: by Sabeeha Rehman
June 14, 2016
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING. ONE OF BOOKLIST’S TOP TEN RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY BOOKS. ONE OF BOOKLIST’S TOP TEN DIVERSE NONFICTION BOOKS. Honorable Mention in the San Francisco Book Festival Awards, Spiritual Category A 2019 United Methodist Women Reading Program SelectionThis enthralling story of the making of an American is a timely meditation on being Muslim in America today.
Threading My Prayer Rug is a richly textured reflection. It is also the luminous story of many journeys: from Pakistan to the United States in an arranged marriage that becomes a love match lasting forty-five years; from secular Muslim in an Islamic society to devout Muslim in a society ignorant of Islam, and from liberal to conservative to American Muslim; from bride to mother; and from an immigrant intending to stay two years to an American citizen, business executive, grandmother, and tireless advocate for interfaith understanding.
Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of her arranged marriage, the author undercuts stereotypes and offers the refreshing view of an American life through Muslim eyes. Sabeeha was doing interfaith work for Imam Feisal A. Rauf, the driving force behind the Muslim community center near Ground Zero, when the backlash began.
12. The Illuminated Hafiz: Love Poems for the Journey to Light
Author: by Hafiz
Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2020 in Gold: Gift & SpecialtyVivid translations by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Omid Safi, Meher Baba, and others combine with Michael and Saliha Green’s stunning illustrations to bring the immortal poetry of the great Persian master Hafiz to life There is this matter of the light in my eyes.
If you want to know the Friend,don’t expect elegant arguments! Demand a blessing from one who gives you joy.Hafiz (tr. Barks)Hafiz is without peer!Exclaimed Goethe. Known as The Tongue of the Hidden Mysteries, Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz of Shiraz is the most revered of Persian poets.
When the Sun of Infinite Reality dawned in his being, he poured forth mystic verse so sublime it touched the hearts of kings and commoners alike. Hafiz’s poems of intimate divine love spread through the East in his lifetime, then into the West, influencing such luminaries as Emerson, Brahms, Queen Victoria, Nietzsche, and Garcia Lorca.
Today, nearly 700 years after his death, the unmatched genius and bold wit of Hafiz continues to ignite hearts and intoxicate souls everywhere. The Illuminated Hafiz brings together vivid translations by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Omid Safi, Meher Baba, Peter Booth, and others with the luminous art of Michael and Saliha Green, weaving them into a stunning contemporary presentation in the tradition of classical Persian illuminated manuscripts and unveiling the mysteries of the path of love.Come, raise a cup!
13. The Conference of the Birds (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Farid ud-Din Attar
Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar’s great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism – an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God – it describes the consequences of the conference of the birds of the world when they meet to begin the search for their ideal king, the Simorgh bird.
On hearing that to find him they must undertake an arduous journey, the birds soon express their reservations to their leader, the hoopoe. With eloquence and insight, however, the hoopoe calms their fears, using a series of riddling parables to provide guidance in the search for spiritual truth.
By turns witty and profound, The Conference of the Birds transforms deep belief into magnificent poetry.
14. Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time
Author: by Karen Keishin Armstrong
The Man Who Inspired the World’s Fastest-Growing Religion 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.
15. The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz (Compass)
Author: by Hafiz
A rich collection that brings the great Sufi poet Hafiz to Western readers, from bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky Perhaps more than any other Persian poet, it is Hafiz who most fully accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of verse. Acclaimed poet Daniel Ladinsky has made it his life’s work to create modern, inspired renderings of the world’s most profound spiritual poetry.
Through Ladinsky’s renderings, Hafiz’s voice comes alive across the centuries, singing his timeless message of love. With this stunning collection, Ladinsky has once again succeeded brilliantly in capturing the essence of one of Islam’s greatest poetic and spiritual voices. Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally bringing Hafiz alive in the West.
Alexandra Marks, The Christian Science Monitor
16. God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades
Author: by Rodney Stark
The truth about the Christian Crusades and Muslim Jihad.