Ilm Fruits is all about ‘ilm–knowledge. As much as we are, alhamdulillah, a dent in the war against ignorance, a small blip on the radar of learning, we are only students of knowledge. And sometimes, you need a more focused study of a topic to gain a deeper understanding.

As such, listed here are some books. Books that we read, and books that, we hope, will insha’Allah benefit you as they have benefited us. If you have any suggestions for good ilm-based books, email us and let us know so we can add it.

  • Al-Quran Al-Kareem, translated by Saheeh International: THE mother of all books, Umm Al-Kitaab. We highly recommend the Saheeh International translation; it’s backed by scholars of ‘ilm, and translated by people knowledgeable in Arabic and English.
  • Tafseer ibn Katheer: One of the best tafseer books available in English. While abridged, it contains a lot of good, sound knowledge, and it’s one of the most scholarly types of tafseer (tafseer by the Qur’an and sunnah and companions).
  • The Fundamentals of Tawheed (Dr. Bilal Philips): This is a must-have book in the library of every single Muslim; whether he is a student of knowledge or just a regular person. This book outlines very beautifully and comprehensively the fundamentals of our faith; outlining the factors of Tawheed and the different manifestations of Shirk present within our lives.
  • Critical Study of Shirk (Yasir Qadhi): This book is an explanation of the famous aqeedah book entitled, ‘Kashf al-Shubuhat’ by Muhammad ibn abd al-Wahhab (may Allah have mercy on him). It is the best book on the topic of shirk that I have come across in English. This book is a step-up from the previous book listed and is a must-have in any library. Very easy to follow.

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