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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4.31 avg rating — 174,602 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 115 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 86 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 115 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 83 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 70 ratings
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4.45 avg rating — 76 ratings
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4.59 avg rating — 58 ratings
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4.70 avg rating — 151 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 97 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 211,201 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 1,792 ratings
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462 books · 533 voters · list created September 4th, 2008 by deleted user.
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Pat 1010 books
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Sarah 621 books
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John 1749 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 1510 books
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Fadoua 448 books
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message 1: 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 2: 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 3: by Pat (new)

Pat Schakelvoort Ok. Thanks for the reply



message 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 8: by Aysha (new)

Aysha i lov3 this books there great


message 9: by Julie (new)

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


message 10: 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 11: by Azkamalazka (new)

Azkamalazka I like Muslim fiction books


message 12: 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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