Anonymous said: Salaam Aaleen, hopefully Ramadhan is going good for you. Can you, by any chance, suggest me some books to study in addition to Quran. I have started Quran and translation as but I also want to enhance my knowledge about my deen in other ways too. Basically I want to understand Quran and myself and Allah and Islam more, if that makes sense and helps in any way? I just want to love Allah and Prophet SAW more. Thank you.
Wa alaikumsalaam, yeah alh it’s been a great ramadan for me. I’m sad it’s almost over though. Sigh. Tis quite the bitter sweet situation. I think the biggest thing I would recommend to you is listening to Nouman Ali Khan’s tafseers/Quran analysis of different surahs. You can find them on youtube and download his bayyinah podcast app. When I wanted to learn more about the Quran and understand it better and get closer to Allah through His words, I listened to Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan and he just opens the Quran up to you in the most easy to understand, fun, enlightening ways. He ties in the grammar of Quran, the message of the particular verses, the overall context of each surah into your life and how it’s relevant. It’s amazing mashaAllah. His Quranic gems series on youtube is also great. In terms of books to read in addition to the Quran, I seem to always recommend the same ones time and time again. "In the Footsteps of the Prophet" by Tariq Ramadan, "Reclaim your Heart" by Yasmin Mogahed, "Purification of the Heart" by Hamza Yusuf, and anything by Imam Al Ghazali. You’re welcome :)
Muslim parents who don’t let their daughters go to college or get an education— imagine if everyone thought that way, how could we go to the doctor if there weren’t any females to do our checkups?
It doesn’t even feel right thinking about celebrating Eid next week with the state of the dunya like this.