10 Bestselling Islamic Books

Which Islamic books are the people reading right now? We took an online survey to compile a list of 10 bestselling Islamic book.Here is a list of bestselling books for the year 2019..Happy reading..

The Number One all time Bestselling Islamic Book is the Arabic Quran. Quran is the Only Book that is most read and most memorised.Here is a list of books beside Quran and Hadeeth which People enjoyed reading.

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1. The Devils Deceptions (Talbis Iblis)

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What is it about: This translation of Tablees Iblees provides important analysis in developing self-awareness and critical thinking to ward off many deceptions of the devil, which have plagued mankind from the time of Adam.The Devil’s Deception by imam Ibn Al-Jawzi is a  complete English translation of Talbis Iblis. It’s a very famous book in urdu  but only recently got translated into English.

This book is the sixth instalment from Dar as-Sunnah of the illustrious Imam, Abu’l-Faraj Ibn Jawzi. Being a complete translation of his well-known and prized work, Ibn Jawzi enumerates within it, many of the mechanisms and modus operandi used by the devil in deceiving and leading mankind away from the Straight Path.

Author: The book is written by Abu’l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi (508 AH-597 AH) from Baghdad  who was an Islamic scholar .His family traces their lineage back to that ofAbu Bakr, the famous companion of Muhammad and first caliph. He belonged to the Hanbali school of jurisprudential thought.

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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 author HM. 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.

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3. Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (the sealed nectar)

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What is it about:‘Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum’, a book that deals with the spiritual life and lessons of the Prophet,This is the top recommendation and an all time best seller.Originally written in Arabic and Urdu, the Arabic version was awarded first prize by the Muslim World League at the first Islamic Conference, following an open competition for a book on the life of Prophet Mohammed in 1979.

Author:Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri was an Indian writer, best known for his “The Sealed Nectar” (Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum)He served several years at the Islamic University of Madinah.

4. Stories of the Prophets(pbuh)


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Its urdu version is Qisas-ul-Ambiya ( Stories Of The Prophets ) By Hafiz Ibn Kathir Stories of the Prophets In this book, the Stories of the Prophets have been compiled from ‘Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah’ (The Beginning and the End) which is a great work of the famous Muslim exegete and historian Ibn Kathir and has a prominent place in the Islamic literature. The Stories of the Prophets and all the events in their lives have been supported by Quranic Verses and the traditions of the Prophet (SAW). Wherever it was necessary, other sources have also been reported for the sake of historical accounts, but on such places a comparative study has been made to prove the authenticity of the sources. Ibn Kathir has reproduced the views and interpretations of all the great exegete of the Quran of his time. The systematic narratives of the Stories of the Prophets have been written in chronological order which renders a historical style to the book.

5. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley 

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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.

6. The Book of Assistance 

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Long popular in Arabic, as well as Swahili and Malay, this classic text offers a complete guide to Muslim devotions, prayers and practical ethics. There are many books in English which present Sufi doctrine, but few which can be used as practical travel guides along the Path. Originally written in Classical Arabic, the aptly-named Book of Assistance is today in widespread use among Sufi teachers in Arabia, Indonesia and East Africa. The author, Imam al-Haddad (d. 1720), lived at Tarim in the Hadramaut valley between the Yemen and Oman, and is widely held to have been the “spiritual renewer” of the twelfth Islamic century. He spent most of his life in Kenya and Saudi Arabia where he taught Islamic jurisprudence and classical Sufism according to the order (tariqa) of the BaAlawi sayids. 

7.Pioneers of Islamic Revival (Studies in Islamic Society)


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What is it about:This book examines the political environments, lives and works of those diverse 19th and 20th century Muslim thinkers who believed that Islam was capable of providing practical solutions to the problems of the modern world. It provides a balanced account of their contribution to contemporary revolutionary Islam and to political developments in countries from Morocco to Indonesia. A new introductory chapter is  included in this updated edition addresses these thinkers in the context of the extraordinarily changed circumstances confronting Islamic countries since 9/11.

Author:The book is written by Ali Rahnrema:He is a professor of eonomics in the university of Paris. His comparative and interdisciplinary research is  focused on modern Islamic thinkers and their political, social and economic rendition of Islam as well as the movements resulting from them.

8. Banking without Interest (Islamic Economics Series)

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What is it about:”The book is quite inspiring because it speaks about Islamic banking, which adheres to Islamic ethical-legal norms,” said S Tahira, a working woman from Nelpettai in the city.

Author: This book is written by Muhammad   Nejatullah Siddiqi .He is an Indian economist and is the winner of the King Faisal International Prize for Islamic Studies,

9)Treatise For The Seekers Of Guidance


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What is it about:This book is intended to serve as a layman’s guide to Islamic spirituality. Al – Muhasibi presents most of the major ideas that would both serve as the basis for a full program of spiritual development and comprise an insightful overview of a system of Islamic moral psychology. He examines in great depth and penetrating insight the psychological motivations and justifications for moral thought and action and correspondingly the associated bases of immorality. In so doing, he has provided a road map that any person can follow to overcome the guiles of his fundamental enemies: the world, the ego, the whims of the soul, and Satan.

Author:Zaid Shakir is a co-founder and faculty member of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA. As a gifted author and lecturer, he was ranked as one of the world’s most influential Scholars by “The 500 Most Influential Muslims”, edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, (2009).

10.But…Who is Allah?: (Islamic books for kids)

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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.

Terms and concepts you’ll find inside this Muslim book: Subhan-Allah, Insha-Allah/Inshallah, Al-hamdulillah/Alhamdulillah, Bismillah, Masha-Allah/Mashallah, Allahu Akbar/Allah Akbar, Azan/Athan, Mosque/Masjid, Assalamu Alaykum, no God but God/la ilaha illallah, Quran/Qur’an.

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