There are lot of books written on Islamic faith by many renowned Muslims, but I have come across few books that will increase your knowledge and way of thinking and make you more rational as well as more spiritual in this current era.
These are the books that will guide you towards better understanding of Islamic History, Islamic Philosophy, and many more topics that people really ponder.
Here are those top five books:
5. NO GOD BUT GOD (By Reza Aslan)
NO GOD BUT GOD written by REZA ASLANis a complete & unbiased book based upon the History of Islam & Prophet Muhamad(S.A.W.), Journey of Prophet Muhammad from childhood till his full life, the battles fought by the Prophets, the Evolution of Islam i.e. How Sahabas & other Ulemas & Sufis tried to interpret the meaning of Quran and the Future of Islam.This book will not only increase the knowledge about Islamic History & its future, but also will help you to increase your rational thinking and will prepare you to answer some of the misconceptions and false allegations regarding Islam like terrorism etc.
Thus, it is one of the greatest book and everyone should buy it and Kudos to Reza Aslanfor writing such a great book.
4. MASNAVI (By MAULANA JALAL UDDIN RUMI R.A.)
The Masnavi consists of five volumes written by Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (R.A.). This book is a masterpiece and it will take you to the Heights of spirituality.
Consisting of various parables, Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (R.A.) has tried to make people think more logically about Islam & its Philosophy.
He cites various parables & examples to make people understand about the intelligence of GOD, consciousness of GOD, Judgement of GOD & more importantly the LOVE OF GOD.
It is said that the book consists of six volumes originally but Maulana Rumi (R.A.) left this world while he was writing Sixth Volume.
However, it is one of the must read book for every Sunni Muslim & a Sufi Mystic.
3. SHIKWA & JAWAB E SHIKWA (BY ALLAMA IQBAL)
Shikwa & Jawab E Shikwa is the Iqbal’s fictional Dialogue with ALLAH. If you read this book, then you will be able to understand that all the problems that every Muslim is facing right now and every complaint that a normal Muslim has for ALLAH has already covered in this book with a solution to it.
Iqbal register a complaint to ALLAH & he got the reply from him.
However, it is just a fictional dialogue but it makes every Muslim to think & investigate within himself.
2. FEEHI MA FEEHI (BY MAULANA JALALUDDIN RUMI)
FEEHI MA FEEHI are the discourses of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (R.A.). There are the 72 discourses having so much spiritual power to attract anyone towards Islamic Philosophy & Spiritualism.
The book is originally in Farsi but English Translation is also available online.
To read English translation in PDF format, download from the below link:
1. AL QURAN (BY ALLAH S.W.T.)
No words can match with the word of ALLAH(S.W.T.). The word is the one of the attribute of ALLAH(S.W.T.).
There were many books given by ALLAH to every Prophet he sent but all were changed and corrupted by the corrupt scholars of diiferent times.
The Quran is the only book free from every kind of corruption and error comprising of all domains related to History, Philosophy, Medical, Science & technology, Reasoning, Psychology, e.t.c.
This book not only increase the faith upon the real Creator i.e. ALLAH but also makes the reader successful in this world as well as hereafter.
Thus, Every Muslim is commanded by ALLAH to read this book and ponder over the revealed verses of Him(the creator) towards Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W.).
There are lot more other books than the books that I listed above but these books are the must read boos for every Muslim.
May ALLAH(S.W.T.) help us to die upon IMAAN & DEEN E MUHAMMADI(S.A.W.)