Best Books About Islam & Muslims

With all the badly researched sensationalist books out there, want to create a list of serious scholarship, best autobiographies & most engaging books about Islam & Muslims.
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4.13 avg rating — 16,512 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 11,724 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 3,463 ratings
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4.50 avg rating — 90 ratings
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4.54 avg rating — 108 ratings
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4.55 avg rating — 6,802 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 148 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 108 ratings
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4.48 avg rating — 103 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 74 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 77 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 171 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 128,353 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 75 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 96 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 74 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 73 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 70 ratings
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4.61 avg rating — 92 ratings
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4.45 avg rating — 84 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 208 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 99 ratings
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4.48 avg rating — 102 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 64 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 67 ratings
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4.60 avg rating — 15 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 61 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 61 ratings
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4.56 avg rating — 55 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 61,420 ratings
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4.67 avg rating — 125 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 81 ratings
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4.47 avg rating — 68 ratings
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4.57 avg rating — 51 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 118,335 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 81 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 1,792 ratings
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4.60 avg rating — 849 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 54 ratings
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4.59 avg rating — 49 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 853,791 ratings
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4.63 avg rating — 1,308 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 410 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 851 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 814 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 180 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 487 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 82 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 6,912 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 4,501 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 162,242 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 653 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 28,176 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 114 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 3,186 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 773 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 122 ratings
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 5 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 822 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 225 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 298 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 3,250 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 121 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 84 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 60 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 200 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 466 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 13,591 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 6,167 ratings
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3.53 avg rating — 188 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 617 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 5,468 ratings
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377 books · 426 voters · list created September 4th, 2008 by deleted user.
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Pat 814 books
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Laylah 22 books
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Theodora 1654 books
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liz 386 books
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Melinda 1347 books
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Fadoua 348 books
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message 12: by Pat (new)

Pat Schakelvoort Personal I think the book about the Nation of islam. Shouldn`t be on it. So far I know NOI doesn`t believe in the conventional islam.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

I agree that NOI is not conventional Islam. Many mainstream muslims in America started out as NOI, including Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali. I put it up more as a comment on the development of the Islamic convert community in the USA than as a book about conventional Islam, just because so many Americans came to conventional Islam via NOI & still do, so it affects the muslim community pretty directly & profoundly (where I live anyway). I found I had to learn about the NOI to be able to accurately explain the difference to non-muslims & even to some muslims who have immigrated here who confused the two, just because there is such a large NOI community where I live & they call themselves muslim & consider themselves such, even though they are not accepted as such by most other muslims because of their beliefs.


message 10: by Pat (new)

Pat Schakelvoort Ok. Thanks for the reply



message 9: by Derya (last edited Feb 18, 2011 01:20PM) (new)

Derya Whenever the subject of Islam comes up, here's the scarf! Everyone seems to be unable to separate a Muslim woman and the headscarf, the traditional Arabian piece of clothing! It's funny, though. People, who are too ignorant and gullible, who never ever read The Quran, think that Islam is all about "the looks" the very form. Yet, it's about love, love, love.. Read The Holy Qur'an / القرآن الكريم, read Masnavi i Man avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula na Jala lu-d'-Di n Muhammad i Ru mi, please.


message 8: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Feb 22, 2011 11:36AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) The Masnavi I Ma'navi of Rumi Complete 6 books and several other books containing texts by Rumi are actually on this list ... all it takes is voting for them! :)

ETA: You may also want to add the Qur'an ...


message 7: by Derya (new)

Derya No, my dear friend Watson, I refuse to spend more time on this list, where a book called Does My Head Look Big In This? reigns. =)


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) So it'll be the list's loss for books that you think should be on it not to be added, or voted higher ... ;)


message 5: by Aysha (new)

Aysha i lov3 this books there great


message 4: by Julie (new)

Julie Are you okay with fiction on this list or do you only want memoirs and non-fiction?


message 3: by Aisha (new)

Aisha Bilal Not to sound shallow or anything but...Oh! Me! Vote for my book! Vote for my book!! Muslim Knights - Volume 1! (Joke! Or is it? Hmmmm....) 0;-D


message 2: by Azkamalazka (new)

Azkamalazka I like Muslim fiction books


message 1: by Zaki (last edited May 20, 2015 04:29AM) (new)

Zaki I don't know why malcolm x's autobiography is considered an islamic book. Only a very small part near the end is about how he found authentic Islam.


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