Here is a list of best selling books other than Quran and hadith books which were among the most purchased books in 2020.
These are books of light reading and are not arranged according to their popularity but these are books on various topics which we may want to include in our Personal/ home library.
1. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
It’s a reason that Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) survived his violent past and completely turned his life around. Since his early life, he was able to analyze situations well and influence people before he was even a public speaker.
Malcolm X and his involvement with the Nation of Islam was just a step in his life. He realized the need for a non-religious organization for black people to transcend their current conditions. As for Islam, Malcolm X’s pilgrimage to Mecca and his account has developed, for me, personal interest in the religion of Islam.The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
2. The Quran (Oxford Worlds Classics)
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What is it about:This superb new translation of the Qur’an is written in contemporary language that remains faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, making the text crystal clear while retaining all of this great work’s eloquence. The translation is accurate and completely free from the archaisms, incoherence, and alien structures that mar existing translations. Thus, for the first time, English-speaking readers will have a text of the Qur’an which is easy to use and comprehensible.This book is recommended by Nauman Ali khan and is a very easy to read book
Author:The authorHM. A. S. Abdel Haleem is educated at al-Azhar, Cairo, and Cambridge Universities, he has taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at Cambridge and London Universities since 1966, including courses in advanced translation and the Qur’an. He is a Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is also working on An Introduction to the Qur’an and English TranslationLondon Qur’an Studies series.
3.Rumi’s Reflection Journal: 365 Days of Lessons, Parables & Poems
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A year’s worth of Rumi readings in a guided journal format! Features:
- Space for your own reflections: draw or write your own response to the daily Rumi quote
- Indexed by subject
- 365 days of Rumi quotations and poetry
Immerse yourself in the immortal wisdom of Jalal al-Din Rumi with this illustrated reflection journal! Each page features an inspiring, thought-provoking reading by the legendary Sufi poet and includes space for your own reactions: use it to journal, write, meditate or draw in response to the daily quotation. Cross-indexed by subject, the journal is an invaluable source of inspiration regarding joy, love, spirit and gratitude. A must for seekers and dreamers
4.The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
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The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge—a renowned historian who writes with “maximum vividness” (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker)—covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history. From Richard the Lionheart to the mighty Saladin, from the emperors of Byzantium to the Knights Templar, Asbridge’s book is a magnificent epic of Holy War between the Christian and Islamic worlds, full of adventure, intrigue, and sweeping grandeur.
5.Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes
In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as it looks from a new perspective: with the evolution of the Muslim community at the center. His story moves from the lifetime of Mohammed through a succession of far-flung empires, to the tangle of modern conflicts that culminated in the events of 9/11. He introduces the key people, events, ideas, legends, religious disputes, and turning points of world history, imparting not only what happened but how it is understood from the Muslim perspective.
He clarifies why two great civilizations-Western and Muslim-grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe-a place it long perceived as primitive-had somehow hijacked destiny.
With storytelling brio, humor, and evenhanded sympathy to all sides of the story, Ansary illuminates a fascinating parallel to the world narrative usually heard in the West. Destiny Disrupted offers a vital perspective on world conflicts many now find so puzzling.
6.But…Who is Allah?: (Islamic books for kids)
This Islamic story has been thought and written for Muslim children born and raised outside of their parents’ country of origin (i.e.: European and Muslim American, etc.), to help them understand the notion of God in a simple and fun way, mentioning that there is no God but God (la ilaha illallah). In addition, this Muslim book uses several Arabic and Islamic terms coming from the Quran (Qur’an) and explained to be easily understood by Muslim kids.
7.DUAs for Success: 100+ DUAs (prayers and supplications) from Quran and Hadith
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A collection of more than 100 Duas that are not commonly documented are taken from Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, Abi Dawood, Tirmidhi, and other authentic books.
The final chapter at the end includes Duas from the Quran with an explanation of when various prophets made those Duas to Allah.
This Dua book should be carried by every person to help with the day to day affairs and burdens of life.
8. Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on breaking free from life’s shackles
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9.Islamic Art and Architecture (The World of Art)
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Covering one thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, Robert Hillenbrand incorporates all the latest discoveries and interpretations in this authoritative guide to the arts of Islam.From the supreme confidence of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the scores of exquisite buildings of Ottoman Istanbul; from the extraordinary virtuosity of Persian painting in the fifteenth century to the vivid ceramic tradition of Ottoman Iznik―Hillenbrand does justice to both the highlights and the ongoing evolution of the full range of Islamic arts. Supported by a glossary of Islamic terms, a time line, and maps, this book traces the architecture, calligraphy, book illumination, painting, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork of a vastly accomplished and influential civilization.
10.Don’t Be Sad
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At a time in which people are beset with trials from every periphery and within, comes this heartening book rooted in the commandments of Allah (God), the Sunnah and the excellent guidance and examples of the people that have come before us. Don’t Be Sad is an absolute must-read for all people. It is full of practical advice on how to replace sadness with a pragmatic and ultimately satisfying Islamic outlook on life. It exposes to the modern reader how Islam teaches us to deal with the tests and tribulations of this world. So, take heart and hold firmly onto the rope of Allah (swt).
If you have an Islamic library in your home or you are thinking to create one,these books are good pick. Which of them do you already have?