Reading List for Islamic Studies


Islamic Study Course



1. The eemaan series by Muhummad Jibaly (consists of “belief in Allah” “belief in the angels” “belief in the books” “belief in the messengers” “belief in the last day” “belief in qadr”. Very simple, concise, yet very informative.
2. Fundamental of Tawheed – bilal phillips
3. Establishing Proof Regarding The Rule On Those Who Seek Help In Other Than Allaah. by Imaam ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Baaz

Purification and Prayer

1. Prophets Prayer Described by Shaykh Nasir-ud-Deen Al-Albani
2. The Wudhu Of The Prophet by Fuwad A.Rahman Ash-Shuwaib
3. Fiqh Course – Volume 1 (Tahaarah Salaah and Janaa’iz) by Sameh Strauch
4. Straightening The Lines For Prayer By Abu Khaliyl

Fasting and Zakat

1. Fasting in Ramadaan as Observed By The Prophet by Shaykh Alee Hasan al-Halbee
2. Zakah and Sadaqah An Outline of Basic Rulings by Saheeh International


1. When the moon split – Mubarakpuri
2. Ibrahim, a Nation in One Man by Muhammad al-Jibaly


1-4. Islamic Studies Book 1, Islamic Studies Book 2, Islamic Studies Book 3, Islamic Studies Book 4, Bilal Phillips. Excellent – a must, covers all aspects of the religion.
5. Bidah (Innovations) by Shaykh Salih Ibn Al-Uthaymeen
6.Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge by Shaykh Bakr Aboo Zayd
7.Evolution of Fiqh – Bilal Phillips
8.The Purpose of Creation by Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips

Purification of the soul

1. Purification of the Soul by Ibn Rajab Ibn Qayim
2. Life is a Fading Shadow by Abdul Malik Bin Muhammad
3. Farewell Advice of the Prophet By Husayn Al-Awayishah
4. Salvation Through Repentance by Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips
5. The Prayer – Its Effects in Increasing Eemaan and Purifying the Soul by Shaykh Husayn Al-Awaayishah



An Explanation of the Four Rules Regarding Shirk of Imam Muhammad bin Abdil-Wahhaab
Three Fundamentals Principles of Islam by Ibn al-Uthaymeen
Sunni and Shiah Perspectives on Islam by Ahmed Abdullah Salamah
Tasfiya & Tarbiya Sheikh Al-Albaanee


Tafsir Ibn Kathir (explanation of the Quran) 10 Volumes Abridged by a group of Scholars by Darus Salaam
The Inevitable Journey Series: by Muhammad al-Jibaly
• Sickness, Regulations & Exhortations
• The Final Bequest, Islamic Inheritance and Will (difficult)
• Funerals, Regulations & Exhortations
• Life in al-Barzakh
• Dreamer’s Handbook
Evolution of Fiqh – Bilal Phillips
An Explanation of The Conditions, Pillars and Requirements of Prayer by Shaykh al-Islaam
Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab
Fatawa Islamiyah Volumes 1 to 6
Festivals and Celebrations in Islam by Dr. Mohammed al-Jibaly
Imam Muhammed Bin Abdul Wahab – His Life and Mission by Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Baz
Biography of Shaykh Nasir Ad -Din Al-Albani by Abu Nasir Ibrahim
Don’t Be Sad by Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni
Islamic Creed Series (8 volumes) by Umar S Al Ashqar covers:

Upper Intemediate

Clarified Ruling of Mistakes Done in Salah by Shaykh Mashhur Hasan al Salman
A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence (2 vols) Dr Salih Al-Fawzan
Guide to Sound Creed by Dr Salih Al-Fawzan
Concise Commentary on the Book of Tawhid by Dr Salih Al-Fawzan
Things That Nullify One’s Islaam by Shaykh al-Islaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab
Should a Muslim Follow a Particular Madhhab by Shaykh Muhammed Sultan Al-Masoomi
Rulings of Witr Prayer by Dr. Muhammad Shabbir Usmani