The month of Ramadan leaves us all with a little bit more time to reflect, engage in some self-improvement and practice self-restraint. Whether you are Muslim or not, there is no better time than now to indulge in some food for thought, whilst you wait to break your fast and join your friends for a tempting iftar.
Life is an Open Secret: Ramadan Special
by Zabrina A. Bakar
If you hope to become a better person this Ramadan, indulge in the pages of this book. Comprised of twenty five inspirational and motivational stories specifically tailored for the month of Ramadan, this is a light and humorous read that reflects on the benefits and blessings that are often forgotten.
Ramadan in Isolation: A Muslimah Writers Anthology
by Muslimah Writers
Last year was a time that changed the way Muslims around the world celebrated Ramadan. This book of poetry written by Muslim women reflects on the difficulties, as well as the strength gained from overcoming such a trying period.
The 5 AM Club
by Robin Sharma
The perfect book to stay productive and in routine during Ramadan. Elite performance and leadership guru, Robin Sharma introduces a revolutionary concept and insight on how the great business titans and the world leaders instil early rising habits and rituals that translate into best health and astonishing achievements.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
by Charlie Mackesy
This visual treasure offers a thought-provoking story featuring a hundred illustrations. Profound conversations of a unique, unshakable bond of four friends exploring universal truths and rich wisdom, celebrating warmth and empathy.
Across the Empty Quarter
by Wilfred Thesiger
Thesiger embarked on an amazing journey across Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter to test himself and prove what could still be done. Back then many cultures were unfamiliar with each other, where legends and stories were perceived as facts. A brave, and adventurous tale to get lost in.
Ramadan Rhapsody: A Daily Celebration
by Linda “iLham” Barto
If you enjoy daily devotional books, this is a special treat compiled for Ramadan. With quotations from the Prophet, passages from the Qur’an, along with poetry and other inspirations.
The Power of Now
by Eckhart Tolle
This is one of our old-time favourite books to re-read. Teachings of how to reach peace and fulfilment are so vital during trying times. Lessons and methods for quieting your thoughts and fears to find fulfilment through presence. Teaching us that inner peace and happiness can’t be found in anything external, but rather must be found within.
Inner Dimensions of the Prayer
by Imām ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
A book for beginners or anyone that experiences trouble connecting through prayer. Breaking down the value behind every movement and Quran verse in salat (prayer), even down to ‘wudu’, an act of cleansing before prayer. Implore how God always gives Muslims a chance to purify their minds.
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types
by Don Richard Riso
A guide to using the ancient symbol of the Enneagram as a tool for personal transformation and development. The Enneagram shows how you can realise your strengths, unique gifts and overcome your inner barriers, whilst discovering your deepest direction in life.
Live Sustainably Now: A Low-Carbon Vision of the Good Life
by Karl Coplan
An entertaining memoir of Karl Coplan’s journey into trimming his carbon footprint. The Pace University law professor acknowledges the struggles inherent in minimising one’s impact in modern society, but he also demonstrates the fulfilment to be had in meeting those challenges head-on and devising creative solutions to address them.
Instant Insights: The Muslim Mind Guide
by Dr. T.K. Harris
A South-African Muslim cleric, Mufti Ismail Menk, recommends this book for people worried about the coronavirus. Exploring how a Muslim can balance their intellect, heart and emotions whilst accomplishing success and a profound purpose in life.