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Offline Saba

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Books, References and Literature on Islam
« on: November 24, 2011, 11:04:44 AM »

Here are some recent resources I have collected:

These ones were posted by a brother called 'Waqas'. I've seen him on the ourbeacon / salaat forums but I think may be the same as the Waqas on free-minds too. Not sure.

He has often provided some really good resources. I've collected a few of his recommendations below.

Links to many excellent books on Islam, Quran and Hadith:

Free pdf books:


Arabic-English Dictionary of Quranic usage (Elsaid M. Badawi and Muhammad Abdel Haleem):

Various academic articles on The Quran: (once there, click on folder name)

Waqas -

Road to Mecca: (as well as other books)

see link at bottom:

Waqas -


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Re: Books, References and Literature on Islam
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 03:04:39 PM »
act. I sometimes wonder why we really need so many books and so many scholars - and we are still struggling to understand Islam, God alone knows how many more books and scholars would be needed for the same purpose ! Don't get me wrong, but I feel that if one adheres to Salah and Zakah and builds a relationship with the Quran, that much is sufficient for guidance... No book or scholar can really teach you to do that, though of course there remains an academic place for such discussions, the problem moreover is we are so unused to studying the Quran, that we will keep looking for external aids..


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Re: Books, References and Literature on Islam
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 06:57:30 PM »
Salaam all,

Albeit I'd like to thank Saba for the informative links, I must confess I am inclined to resonate Antediluvian's sentiments for the pure reason that it is very profound and a 'seasoned' opinion in light of the scripture.

I'd like to leave a verse which was narrated in the context of the People of the Book, but hopefully as one which will show much relevance to the previous post.

"And they have been commanded no more than this: To worship God, offering Him sincere devotion, being true (in faith); to establish regular prayer; and to give zakat; and that is the religion right and Straight (correct)"

'During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act' 
George Orwell