What are the best books on Islam and various aspects of the faith, such as marriage, the prophets and history? Read on for our top 10 most good and reliable books on Islam.

The best books on Islam

The titles on this list will help you view the religion and its institutions in a all its ways. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Islam of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About IslamAuthor
No God but GodReza Aslan
The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the ExtremistsKhaled Abou
Generation MShelina Janmohamed
The Story of the QuranIngrid Mattson
Muhammad: A Prophet for Our TimeKaren Armstrong
1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim CivilizationsSalim Al-Hassanni
Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the AmericasSylviane
Muslims and the Making of AmericaAmir Hussain
I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim40 American Muslim women
The Fear of Islam: An Introduction of Islamophobia in the WestTodd H. Green

The updated top 10 list: the best books about Islam

Islam Explained: A Short Introduction to History, Teachings, and Culture

If you are interested in the basics of Islam, then this is the book you should read. Discover its history and the faith itself, as well as how Islam is practiced in real life. With so many people being Muslim, one should at least learn of this religion before having an opinion about it.

What Islam is All About (New Edition)

We recommend this book, because it has existed for over 20 years. It is now updated, and it explains what Islam is about and why the Muslim population is still growing and growing each year.

Secrets of Divine Love: A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam 

Do you think your relationship with Allah can be stronger and deeper? Then this is just the book for you. It brings connection, but also shows you how to repent, what symbols can play a role during prayer, and how today’s distractions (technology) can turn out to be a good thing.

What Every American Needs to Know about the Qur’an: A History of Islam & the United States

We like this book, because it is based on extensive research that was being done over several years. Read about stories from a long time ago, but also about recent events.

Islamic Manners Activity Book

This book is suitable for children age 4 to 7, and it focuses on Arabic expressions and prayers. The activities in this book will help children practice Islam and Muslim religion.

The Book of Hadith: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad from the Mishkat al Masabih

In our opinion this is a special book, because it doesn’t just give you the English text on Prophet Muhammed’s sayings, but also includes the Arabic text. Many topics are being discussed, and this is a great introduction to Islam.

Selected Prayers of Prophet Muhammad

The prayers in this book are for different occasions. They can be used for morning or evening prayer, for special occasions or as everyday prayers. There are even special prayers if you want to ask for help while praying.

Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights

Ayaan Hirsi Ali dares to write about a subject that not many people want to recognize: how sexual violence has erupted once millions of young Muslim immigrants arrived in Europe. She tells from a personal perspective, but also talks about criminal cases and statistics in this book.

The Productive Muslim: Where Faith Meets Productivity

If you are a Muslim and you want to be productive, this is the book you should read. From your spiritual side to food, sleep, and exercises; this book can be used for a productive life inside the home or in your community.

The Holy Qur’an

When a religion grows, it’s time to translate the original texts to make it more accessible to a wider public. ‘The Holy Qur’an’ is translated in English, and it is said that it stays truest to the original sacred book of Islam.

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