Books on Islam for English Speakers

For English Speakers throughout the world it can often be difficult to access authentic sources of knowledge, however there remains a wealth of information at our fingertips if our resources are utilized properly.

Below is a compilation of books recommended by the noble scholars of Islam such as Shaykh Al Islām ibn Taymīyyah, Shaykh Nasir ud Dīn al-Albāni, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Azīz ibn Bāz, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Sālih al-Uthaymīn, and others. These books address the fundamentals of Islam and are readable; explanations are provided for those that require an in-depth study. The PDF and online links are provided below for the books available, however if possible I highly recommend purchasing them as well.

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May Allaah guide us all, increase us in knowledge, and enable us to implement that which we learn, Allaahumma Ameen. Kindly reblog and share so that others may benefit Inshaa’ Allaah.

Translations of the Quran

  1. The Noble Translation of the Qur’an, by Dr. Muhammad Taqī-ud-Dīn al-Hilālī, Ph.D. & Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khān [PDF] [Online here] [Purchase here]

Collections of Hadith & Hadith Sciences

  1. Riyādh as-Sāliheen, by Imām Nawawī [Online here]
  2. Sahīh al-Bukhārī, compiled by Imām Bukhārī [Online here]
  3. Sahīh Muslim, compiled by Imām Muslim Ibn al-Hajjāj [Online here]
  4. 40 Hadith of Imām Nawawī, by Imām Nawawī [Online here]*
  5. Al-Muwatta, compiled by Imām Mālik [Online here]*
  6. Jāmi’ at-Tirmidhī, compiled by Muhammad al-Tirmidhī [Online here]*
  7. Sunan Abu Dāwūd, compiled by Abu Dāwūd [Online here]*
  8. Sunan Ibn Mājah, compiled by Ibn Mājah [Online here]*
  9. The Hadith is Proof Itself in Belief & Laws, by Shaykh Nāsir ad-Dīn al-Albānī [PDF]
  10. Hadith Classification and Nomenclature, by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Sālih al-‘Uthaymīn [PDF]

*Please note: Be aware that the grading of the Ahadith mentioned on this website (sunnah.com) may not be completely accurate. It is best to refer back to the books of the Muhaddithun, such as Shaykh Al Albani (rahimahullaah), rather than depending upon information online.

Exegesis of the Quran

  1. Tafsir ibn al-Kathīr (Vol 1-10 Abridged), by Imām Ismaīl ibn al-Kathīr [PDF] [Online here in Fatāwa format]
  2. Tafsīr at-Ṭabarī, by Imām Muhammad ibn Jārir at-Tabarī
  3. Tafsir al-Qurtubī, by Imām al-Qurtubī
  4. Tafsīr al-Jalālayn, by Jalāl ud-Deen as-Suyūtī and Jalāl ud-Deen al-Mahalī

Aqeedah (Islamic Creed)

  1. Book of Tawheed (Kitāb At Tawheed), by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab [PDF] [HTML]
  2. The Three Fundamental Principals (Usūl Ath-Thalātha), by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhāb [PDF] [Explanation here]
  3. Removal of Doubts (Kashf Ash Shūbahāt), by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhāb [PDF]
  4. Aqeedatul Wāsitīyyah, by Shaykh Taqī ad-Dīn Ahmad ibn Taymīyyah [PDF] [Explanation here]
  5. Aqeedatul Hāmawīyyah, by Shaykh Taqī ad-Dīn Ahmad ibn Taymīyyah [PDF] [Explanation here]
  6. The Four Principals (Al Qawā’id Al Arba’ah), by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhāb [PDF] [Explanation Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4,Part 5, Part 6, Part 7]

Seerah

  1. Provisions for the Hereafter (Zād Al-Ma’ād), by Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzīyyah [PDF]
  2. The Sealed Nectar (Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtūm), by Shaykh Saifur Rahmān Mubārakpūri [PDF] [Purchase here]

Salah

  1. The Conditions, Pillars, and Requirements of the Prayer, by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhāb [PDF]
  2. The Prophet’s Prayer Described (Abridged), by Shaykh Nāsir ad-Dīn al-Albānī [PDF] [Purchase full version here]
  3. The Description of the Prophet’s Prayer from the Pure Sunnah, by Shaykh Muhammad Bazmūl [PDF]

 Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence)

  1. Understanding Worship (Fiqh ul Ibādāt), by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Sālih al-‘Uthaymīn [PDF]
  2. A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence Volume 1, by Shaykh Sālih Al Fawzān [PDF]
  3. A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence Volume 2, by Shaykh Sālih Al Fawzān [PDF]

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