5 Books to Read in Muharram (2017)

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As we all know that Muharram marks the start of the Islamic Year and it is one of the four sanctified months, which is why it is known as Muharram-ul-Haraam.

Allah S.W.T says in Surah Taubah Verse 36:

‘Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred. That is the correct religion, so do not wrong yourselves during them.’ (9:36)

We understand from this verse that while sinning in any month is prohibited, sinning in these sacred months is even graver and counted multiple of times.

Same is the case of good deeds, while they are rewarded if done with sincerity throughout the year, they are rewarded even more and written multiple times if they are performed during these sacred months.

Therefore, let us perform the obligatory act of seeking knowledge in the month of Muharram and seek countless reward from Allah, the Most Merciful.

Below are the 5 Books which you must read in Muharram:

1. Masla Rooyat E Hilal Aur 12 Islami Maheenay

Islamic Months and Details - Muharram

As we have just started a new Islamic year, it best for us to equip ourselves with the knowledge of all the months in the Islamic calendar and clear any doubts & misunderstandings related to them.

This book, ‘Masla Rooyiat-e-Hilaal aur 12 Islami Maheenay’, is best for this goal.

It explains the matter of Ruiyat e Hilaal and clears the ambiguity and contentions related to it in our times. Furthermore, it takes each month of the Islamic year and devotes a complete chapter to its merits, it’s important events, sayings of the Prophet (PBUH) and misunderstandings and their reality.

Islamic Months and Details - Muharram Content

Therefore, it is a must read during the first month of Islamic Year so that we can spend the rest of the year knowing what to do and what to avoid.

 

 

 

2. Seerat e Umar e Farooq R.A

Seerat e Umar Farooq R.A - Darussalam

Hazrat Umar R.A was the second rightly guided caliph of the Muslims after the first rightly guided caliph Hazrat Abu Bakr as Siddiq R.A.

It is reported that Hazrat Umar R.A was martyred on 1st Muharram; therefore, we have included the comprehensive book on his life in our list of Muharram reading.

This book comprises on 2 volumes and is written by one of the best Islamic biographers Daktoor Ali Muhammad Al Salabi.

Seerat e Umar Farooq R.A - Darussalam

It describes the life of this amazing personality in great detail including his early life, acceptance of Islam, his achievements and work with the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his achievement and works during his Caliphate and his beautiful character, qualities and teachings.

This is a must-read book for anyone looking to learn and get inspiration from the life of Hazrat Umar e Farooq R.A through an in-depth study based on authentic sources.

If you want to learn about the important events, incidents, decisions, and steps taken by the great caliph Hazrat Umar R.A then you can read the wonderful work of Shaykh Abdul Malik Mujahid titled as ‘Syedna Umar e Farooq R.A ki Zindagi k Sunehray Waqiat’.

 

 

 

3. The Biography of Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib

Hazrat Ali R.A Biography - Darussalam

This is another amazing and must-read book in our list of Muharram readings. It provides authentic information into the life of this amazing personality and companion of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

This book also clears the many misconceptions related with Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib (R.A) by providing the real narrative based on the authentic sources.

Hazrat Ali R.A Biography - Darussalam

Hazrat Ali (R.A) was a close companion, relative and friend of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his life is full of wisdom, lessons, and insights for all of us as a Muslim.

Therefore, we must do our best to learn about the life, work, and teachings of Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib so that we can truly achieve the insight into his life.

Therefore, we must do our best to learn about the life, work, and teachings of Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib so that we can truly achieve the insight into his life.

We have the Biography of Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib in both English and Urdu language covering all aspects of his life based on authentic sources.

 

 

 

4. The Rightly Guided Caliphs (Complete Set)

Khulfa-e-Rashidun (SET)

The golden age of Islam owes much to the initial work done by the virtuous, noble and rightly guided caliphs of Islam. They provided a complete framework for future generations so that they can truly live their lives according to the spirit of Islam.

Therefore, it is high-time for us to learn about the lives of all four of these rightly guided caliphs. Darussalam presents a comprehensive work on this subject.

This complete set of books is dedicated to the lives of the rightly guided caliphs. Each book is dedicated to the life, work, and teachings about one of the four caliphs.

They are short, precise, to-the-point yet comprehensive in providing the authentic information and imparting the beautiful characters and personality of each caliph to the reader in a way that he/she will benefit a lot in his/her practical life.

It is a beautiful gift to give anyone and also a must read for every one of us.

 

 

 

5. Roshni k Minaar

Roshni k Minaar - Darussalam

Not only the rightly guided caliphs, but all the pious predecessors are an inspiration for us as a Muslim. Therefore, we have included the all-inclusive work of Shaykh Abdul Malik Mujahid titled as ‘Roshni k Minaar’ in our list.

This book is a collection of the beautiful lives of 31 companions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who were taught and specially trained by the Prophet (PBUH) himself.

Roshni k Minaar - Darussalam

It includes the bright names of following (among others):

  1. Syedna Talha bin Ubaid’ullah R.A
  2. Syedna Abdul Rehman bin Auf R.A
  3. Syeda Umm-e-Salma R.A
  4. Syedna Hamza bin Abdul Mutlib R.A
  5. Syedna Bilal bin Rabah R.A
  6. And more

This book includes the life of these beautiful personalities, sayings of the Prophet (PUBH) related to them, important events of their lives and what we can learn from them.

This is a much-needed compilation for us so that we can learn about the lives of the Companions of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) based on the reliable and authentic sources.

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