[ENDED] Books That Will Change Your Life [ENDED]


Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb.

Alhamdulillah all praises to Allah SWT. Being in Jordan has given my husband and I so much opportunity in many aspects. When I was in Singapore, I fell in love with a book called Psychology From The Islamic Perspective authored by Dr. Aisha Utz. Few months back, a lovely friend of mine gifted me with a book titled You Can Be The Happiest Woman in The World by Dr. ‘A’id al-Qarni. MasyaAllah, I fell in love with that book too! The similarity between these two books is its PUBLISHER! From that time onwards, I bought more books from the same publisher – International Institute Publishing House (IIPH). As my husband is majoring in Hadith, he is very anal about the authenticity of ahadith (pl. for hadith) used in Islamic books but for IIPH books, Alhamdulillah he approved of them. InsyaAllah generally most of the ahadith mentioned in IIPH books are Sahih and sound.

I remembered back in Singapore, I bought Psychology From The Islamic Perspective book for $28.80. However when I entered a bookshop here in Jordan, MasyaAllah, my heart nearly stopped because I can get the same book at almost half the price! Hence, my husband and I, we want to share our joy with our Singaporean brothers and sisters! We’re hoping this could be one of the ways for us to perform da’wah, hence we are taking orders until 6th November 2014, Thursday! 

*Those who have been on this site before, you’ll realise that this time the prices are slightly higher. This is because we’re doing shipping therefore prices are inclusive of 7% GST and shipping & clearance costs.

**Allow 2-4 weeks after closing of orders for books to arrive in Singapore.

The last time we had 57 books, now we have  105 altogether with different categorization. Have fun being spoilt for choice! Heee… ^^


UN – Looks interesting but we have yet to read it

** – Highly Recommended

*** – Must Buy!

 Self-Purification & Development 

1. 33 Ways Of Developing Khushoo’: Humility And Devotion In Prayer – Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid $6.00 (**)


2. A Taste of Patience  – Mohamed M. K. Eid Al-Araimi $17.00 (UN)


Pages: 142 Keywords: Paralyzed Writer, Adversities, Transform Bitterness into Success

3. Backbiting And Its Adverse Effects – Sheikh Husayn Al-‘Awayishah $3.50 (UN)


4. Don’t Be Sad – Dr. ‘Aid Ibn ‘Abdullah Al-Qarni $23.00 (***)


Pages: 464 Keywords: Happy Always, Best-Seller, Pragmatic Islamic Outlook of Life, Maintain Spiritual & Emotional Equilibrium

5. Enjoy Your Life – Dr. ‘Abdur-Rahmân Al-‘Areefy $21.00 (***)


Pages: 476 Keywords: Improve Interpersonal Skills, Success, Personal Memories, Real-Life Accounts, A Place in Hearts

6. Healing Body And Soul Healing Body & Soul: Your Guide To Holistic Wellbeing Following Islamic Teachings – Dr. Amira Ayad $21.00 (UN)


Pages: 528 Keywords: Classical Islamic Diet, Contemporary Science Nutrition, Mind, Body & Soul.

7. I Want To Repent But… – Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid $6.00 (***)


8. Islam & Management – Dr. Naceur Jabnoun $19.00 (UN)


Keywords: Islamic Management, Organizational Culture, Leading, Motivating, Competition, Conflict Management, Human Resource Management

9. Problems And Solutions – Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid $5.50 (**)


10. Psychology From The Islamic Perspective – Dr. Aisha (Hamdan) Utz $19.00 (***)


Pages: 352 Keywords: Spiritual Nature, Serenity, Scientific Research, Islamic Psychology

11. Salvation Through Repentance – Dr Bilal Philips $7.50 (**)


Pages: 86 Keywords: Salvation by Faith, Salvation by Deeds

12. The Metamorphosis Of A Muslim – Lena Winfrey Seder $13.50 (UN)


Keywords: Spiritual Quest, Life of a Revert, Autobiographical Accounts

13. The Path To Self-Fulfilment – Umm Abdurrahman Sakina Hirschfelder $19.00 (UN)


Keywords: Inner soul, Love of Allah, Acceptance of the Self, self-observation, self-improvement, stress relief

14. The Silver Lining – Sameh Strauch $4.50 (UN)


15. The True Secret – Dr. Amira Ayad $19.00 (UN)


Pages: 296 Keywords: Activation of the Panic Button, Out of Distress & Misery, Eternal Happiness, Authentic Teachings From Qur’an and Sunnah

16. Weakness Of Faith – Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid $6.50 (**)


17. Which Way To Paradise? – K. Sherman $19.00 (UN)


Keywords: Beginner Muslims, Intermediate Muslims, Islamic Principles, Common Misconceptions, Women in Islam, Insurance, Modern Psychiatry, Myths about Islam

Islamic Studies Books

18. Islamic Studies 1 – Dr. Bilal Philips $11.00 (**)


19. Islamic Studies 2 – Dr. Bilal Philips $11.00 (**)


20. Islamic Studies 3 – Dr. Bilal Philips $11.00 (**)


21. Islamic Studies 4 – Dr. Bilal Philips $15.50 (**)


 Prophetic Etiquettes 

22. A Mercy To Humanity – Dr. ‘Aid Ibn ‘Abdullah Al-Qarni $22.50 (***)


Pages: 630 Keywords: Noble Character, Engaging Commentary, Role Model, Teacher, Educator, Father, Chronological Events

23. Having Fun The Halal Way: Entertainment In Islam – Ismail Kamdar $10.00 (**)


Pages: 142 Keywords: Paralyzed Writer, Adversities, Transform Bitterness into Success

24. The Benevolence Of Islam In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah – Sheikh Saleem Al-Hilâli $5.50 (***)


Keywords: Mercy to Humankind, Kindness, Equity, Justice, Charity

25. The Prophet Muhammad: The Best Of All Husbands – Ghâzi Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ash-Shamri $9.50 (UN)


Keywords: Husband of Eleven, Exemplary Personality, Utmost Gentleness, Improve Marital Relationships

26. The Prophet’s Methods Of Correcting People’s Mistakes – Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid $8.00 (**)



27. A Guide To Male-Female Interaction In Islam – Dr. Hatem Al-Haj $13.00 (***)


28. Bent Rib: A Journey Through Women’s Issues In Islam – Huda Khattab $12.00 (UN)


Keywords: Role of Women in Islam, Women’s Education, Marriage, Domestic violence, Female Genital Mutilation, Polygyny

29. Fatâwa: Essential Rulings For Every Muslim Woman – Permanent Committee Of Senior Scholars $20.00 (***)


Keywords: Women Issues, Fatawa for Women, Question & Answer Format, Concise Reference

30. Great Women In Islam – Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar $12.00 (***) [Darussalam, not IIPH]


31. How Can I Get Closer To Allah? What Every Muslim Woman Needs To Know About Her Menses And After Giving Birth – Jamila Hakam & Nazek Younis $7.50 (UN)


Keywords: Menstruation Rulings, Bleeding after childbirth, Closer to Allah

32. Polygamy In Islam – Dr. Bilal Philips & Jameelah Jones $7.50 (***)


33. The Ideal Muslimah: The True Islamic Personality Of The Muslim Woman As Defined In The Qur’an And Sunnah – Dr. Muhammad ‘Ali Al-Hashimi $27.00 (**)


Pages: 538 Keywords: Nature of Women, Ideal Character, Precious Gift, Moral Excellence

34. Traversing The Highs And Lows Of Muslim Marriage – Sadaf Farooqi $13.50 (UN)


Pages: 195 Keywords: Relationship Therapy, Everlasting Marital Bond, Dealing with In-Laws, Transcending Cultural Bounds

35. What Does She Expect Better From Her Rights In Islam – The Irshad And Islah Muslim Charity Organization $5.00 (**)


36. Why Not Cover Your Modesty? – ‘Abdul Hameed Al-Balali $4.50 (UN)


Pages: 68 Keywords: Islamic Concept of Hijab, Honour of Women, Quran & Sunnah, Free Societies of East & West

37. Women Around The Messenger Muhammad – ‘Ali Qutb $15.00 (***)


Pages: 364 Keywords: Prominent Role of Women, Revival of the Position, Women in Islamic Society, Female Companions (Sahabiyat)

38. You Can Be The Happiest Woman In The World – Dr. ‘Aid Ibn ‘Abdullah Al-Qarni $16.00 (***)


Pages:270 Keywords: Inspirations, Eastern & Western Voices, Tragedies, Best Daughter, Wife, Mother, Servant of Allah


39. Birds And Animals Mentioned In The Qur’an – Al-Huseini Sha‘Ban Al-Mahdi $6.00 (***)


Pages: 77 Keywords: Children Stories, Animals in Quran, Elephants, Dogs, Bees, Crows, Hoopoes

 Home Enlightenment

40. Dangers In The Home – Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid $4.50 (**)


Keywords: Tools of Destruction, Warnings for Parents & Guardians, Prevention, Future Generation

41. Dutifulness To Parents: In The Light Of The Holy Qur’an And The Authentic Sunnah – Nidhâm Sakkijha $5.00 (UN)


42. Now You Are a Mother – Huda Khattab $12.00 (UN) [Darussalam, not IIPH]


43. Nurturing Eeman In Children – Dr. Aisha Utz $14.00 (***)


Pages: 224 Keywords: Instill Faith, Raising a Child, Parenting Book, Righteous Muslim Child

44. The Ideal Muslim Society: As Defined In The Qur’an And Sunnah – Dr. Muhammad ‘Ali Al-Hashimi $23.00 (UN)


45. The Muslim Home: 40 Recommendations In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah – Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid $6.00 (**)


Pages: 96 Keywords: Family Time, Comfortable Residence, Intimacy, Love, Sincerity

46. Youth’s Problems: Issues That Affect Young People – Sheikh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen $4.50 (***)


 Islamic Doctrines & Comparative Religion

47. Bid’ah: Understanding The Evil Of Innovation – Abu Muntasir Ibn Mohar ‘Ali $5.00 (UN)


48. God Arises – Maulana Wahiduddin Khan $15.00 (UN)


Keywords: Religion in Modern Knowledge & Scientific Methods, Academic Proofs of God’s Existence, Science & Islam

49. Hell-Fire: Its Torments And Denizens – Ali Hassan Abdul Hameed $5.50 (UN)


50. Islam Is Your Birthright – Majed S. Al-Rassi $13.00 (**)


51. Islam The Perfect Religion – Muhammad Al-Ameen Ash-Shinqeeti $5.50 (***)


Keywords: Foundations of Islam, Divine Gift, Wisdom of Syariah, Politics, Economics

52. Islamic Beliefs: A Brief Introduction To The ‘Aqeedah Of Ahl As-Sunnah Wal-Jamâ‘Ah – ‘Abdullâh A. Hamid Al-Athari $15.50 (UN)


Keywords: Creed, Guided Beliefs, Salafus Soleh, Division, Authentic Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah

53. Jesus, Prophet Of Islam – Muhammad ‘Ata Ur-Rahim & Ahmad Thomson $10.50 (UN)


54. Muslim Christian Interactions – Past, Present & Future – Yahya M.A. Ondigo – $18.00 (UN)


Keywords: Fundamental Truths of Islam and Christianity, Investigation of Religious Concept, False Propaganda Against Islam

55. Oneness Of God: The Ultimate Solution To The Trinitarian Controversy – Dr. Marmarinta-Omar P. Mababaya $5.00 (UN)


56. Paradise: Its Blessings And How To Get There – Ali Hasan ‘Ali ‘Abdul-Hamid Al-Athari $5.50 (UN)


57. The Grave: Punishment And Blessings – Sheikh Husayn Al-‘Awayishah $5.50 (**)


58. The Purpose Of Creation – Dr. Bilal Philips $5.50 (***)


59. The True Message Of Jesus Christ – Dr. Bilal Philips $7.50 (***)


60. Who Is Allah? His Names And Attributes And Their Significance To The Individual – Sakina Hirschfelder $19.00 (***)


Pages: 377 Keywords: Names & Attributes of Allah, Almighty God, Iman, Divine Knowledge

Islamic Creed Series

61. (Vol. 1) Belief In Allah: In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah – Dr. ‘Umar S. Al-Ashqar $16.00 (***)


62. (Vol. 2) The World Of The Noble Angels: In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah – Dr. ‘Umar S. Al-Ashqar $11.00 (***)


63. (Vol. 3) The World Of The Jinn And Devils: In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah – Dr. ‘Umar S. Al-Ashqar $12.50 (***)


64. (Vol. 4) The Messengers And The Messages: In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah  – Dr. ‘Umar S. Al-Ashqar $17.50 (***)


65. (Vol. 5) The Minor Resurrection (What Happens After Death): In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah – Dr. ‘Umar S. Al-Ashqar $17.50 (***)


66. (Vol. 6) The Day Of Resurrection: In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah – Dr. ‘Umar S. Al-Ashqar $16.50 (***)


67. (Vol. 7)Paradise And Hell: In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah  – Dr. ‘Umar S. Al-Ashqar $17.50 (***)


68. (Vol. 8) Divine Will And Predestination: In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah – Dr. ‘Umar S. Al-Ashqar $12.50 (***)


Pages: 160 Keywords: Predestinations, Divine Will, Freedom of Choice, Allah’s Decree & Will

 Quran & Hadith

69. Forty Hadiths On Good Moral Values – Yahya M. A. Ondigo $16.00 (UN)


Keywords: Prophet’s Statements, Positive Ethics, Morals & Principles, Daily Habits, Compassion

70. Tafseer Ibn Katheer Juz’ ‘Amma: Part 30 Of The Qur’an – Imam Ibn Katheer $14.00 (***)


71. Tafseer Soorah Al-Hujurât – Dr. Bilal Philips $20.00 (**)


72. Tajweed Rules For Qur’anic Recitation – A Beginner’s Guide – Hafs Al-Gazzi $15.50 (**)


Pages: 128 Keywords: Proper Tools for Recitation, Rules with Examples, Guide for Beginners

73.  The Concise Presentation Of The Fiqh Of The Sunnah And The Noble Book – Dr. ‘Abdul-Azeem Badawi $24.00 (UN)


Pages: 704 Keywords: Introductory of Islamic Jurisprudence, Sound Hadiths

74. The Necessity Of The Hadith In Islam – Emad Hamdeh $14.00 (***)

75. The Reasons For Revelation (Of The Qur’an) – Imam ‘Ali An-Nisâboori $8.00 (***)

76. The Sources Of The Qur’an: A Critical Review Of The Authorship Theories – Hamza Mustafa Njozi $7.00 (UN)


77. The Sunnah And Its Role In Islamic Legislation – Dr. Mustafa As-Sibâ‘Ee $19.50 (***)


Pages: 576 Keywords: Historical Development of Sunnah, Great Imams of Hadith, Preservation of Sunnah, Accusations against Sunnah

78. Usool Al-Hadeeth – Dr. Bilal Philips $15.50 (**)


Pages: 252 Keywords: Hadith Literature, Hadith Evaluation, Divine Revelation, Process of Authentication & Fabrication

79. Usool At-Tafseer: The Methodology Of Qur’anic Interpretation – Dr. Bilal Philips $16.50 (**)


Keywords: Step By Step Guide, Methodology of Interpretation, Historical Collection, Accurate Quranic Meaning


80. Al-Jumu’ah: The Day Of Congregation – Dr. Gowher Yusuf $12.50 (**)


Pages: 192 Keyword: Once a Week, Forgotton Sunnah, Appreciation of Friday, Accepted Prayers, Day of Resurrection,

81. Common Mistakes Regarding Prayer – Mashhur Hasan Salman $13.50 (***)


Keywords: Common Mistakes, Praying Aid, Khusyu’, Pillar of Islam, Act of Worship, Self-Improvement

82. Funeral Rites In Islam – Dr. Bilal Philips $9.00 (***)


Keywords: Loved ones, From Quran & Sunnah, Debunk Misconceptions, Correct Practices of Islamic Burials

83. Manhiyyât: Prohibitions In Islam – Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid $5.00 (**)

84. Muharramât: Forbidden Matters Some People Take Lightly – Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid $7.50 (**)

85. The Book Of Major Sins – Muhammad Ibn Sulaymân At-Tamimi $13.00 (UN)

the-book-of-major-sins86. The Evolution Of Fiqh: Islamic Law And The Madh-Habs – Dr. Bilal Philips $15.00 (**)


Pages: 208 Keywords: History of Islamic Law, Emergence of Mazhabs, Difference in Mazhabs, Unification of Mazhabs

87. The Music Made Me Do It – Dr. Gohar Mushtaq $17.00 (**)


Pages: 288 Keywords: Islamic Stance on Music, Islamic Rulings, Contemporary Western Research, Effects of Music

 Heroes of Islam

88. Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq: His Life And Times – Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad As-Sallâbi $24.00 (***)


Pages: 640 Keywords: Comprehensive History, First Caliph, Everlasting Glory, Inspiration for Muslim Leaders

89. Al-Hasan Ibn ‘Ali Ibn Abi Tâlib: His Life And Times – Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad As-Sallâbi $18.00 (***)


90. Ali Ibn Abi Talib (2 Vols.) – Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad As-Sallâbi $39.50 (***)


Pages: 1470 Keywords: Peeling Fabrications & Distortions, Clear Sound Stories, Family of Prophet, Succession to the Prophet

91. Atlas of the Islamic Conquests: Periodic Golden History of Islamic Conquests – Ahmad Adil Kamal $65.00 (UN)


92. Salâh Ad-Deen Al-Ayubi (3 Vols.) – Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad As-Sallâbi $44.50 (***)


Pages: 1140 Keywords: 3 Volume Biography, Hero of our Time, Liberator of al-Quds, Unknown to the Muslim World

93. Sealed Nectar – Sheikh S.Rahman Mubarakfuri $19.50 (***)  [Darussalam not IIPH]


Keywords: Award-Winning, Connecting Sequence of Historical Events, Legitimate Prophetic Traditions, Impact of Seerah on Daily Life Activities

94. Stories Of The Prophets – Imam Ibn Katheer $20.00 (***)


95. The Life Of Prophet Muhammad: Highlights And Lessons – Dr. Mustafa As-Sibâ‘Ee $12.50 (**)


Keywords: Key Highlights, Valuable Lessons, Principles of Da’wah, Seerah

96. Umar Ibn Al-Khattâb: His Life And Times (2 Vols.) – Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad As-Sallâbi $36.50 (***)


Pages: 1021 Keywords: Model of an Ideal Leader, Golden Age of Islam, Al-Faruq

97. Uthmân Ibn ‘Affân: His Life And Times – Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad As-Sallâbi $24.00 (***)


Pages: 672 Keywords: Enlightening Biography, Rightly Guided Caliph, Expansion of Islamic State, Turmoil Engulfed Ummah

 Islamic Worldview

98. Civilization Of Faith – Dr. Mustafa As-Sibâ‘Ee $15.00 (**)

99. Essential Rights: That The Pure Innate Nature Calls For But Islam Requires It – Sheikh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen $5.00 (**)

100. How To Make It In Today’s World: A Modern Muslim’s Survival Guide – Michael Tofte $14.00 (UN)

101. Manmade Laws Vs. Shari‘Ah: Ruling By Laws Other Than What Allah Revealed – ‘Abdur-Rahmân Ibn Sâlih Al-Mahmood $16.00 (UN)

102. Ribâ: Usury Or Interest – Imtiaz ‘Ali $4.50 (UN)


103. The Freedom Of Opinion In Islam – ‘Abdus-Salam Al-Basyoni $5.50 (UN)


Pages: 104 Keywords: Freedom of Expression, Protection by Islamic Law, Privacy, Honour, Security of Human Socieities

104. The Life Of This World Is A Transient Shade – ‘Abdul Malik Al-Qâsim $4.00 (UN)

105. The Qur’an & Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible? – Dr. Zakir Naik $5.50 (***) [Darussalam, not IIPH]


More info on books can be found on the Internet. If you have any personal reviews on any of the books, do comment yeah! 😀

You can also download these images below for the compiled list of books for easy reference!






*Self-Collection @ Bedok North or *Home Delivery between $3-$5 depending on location.

My husband and I hope that these books would be beneficial to each and everyone of you! Share this good news to those you care! 😀

Great supplication from the Qur’an: “Oh Lord! Increase me in knowledge!”



14 thoughts on “[ENDED] Books That Will Change Your Life [ENDED]

  1. Mukhlis says:

    Syaikh Al Arifi’s book ‘Enjoy Your Life’ is a definite must-read. Full of advice and anecdotes that are really easily applicable to our daily lives which indeed can make our lives happier, bi iznillah.

  2. Wanabesomeone says:

    Assalamualaikum sister:) Jazakallah Khair for those sharings. Can i check where can i get the 2nd and 3rd book on your list above? Looking for books that will be motivational/spiritual and useful to our daily lives. Any specific recommendations? 🙂

    • nurashikinsalim says:

      Waalaikumsalamwarahmatullah Sis. 🙂 Are you living in Singapore? If you are, you can order it from me, insyaAllah. But if you’re not, you can try looking for it at your local Islamic bookstore or you can even get it online. Btw, both books that mentioned are good. So I can’t really give you any specific recommendations. Hehe. 😉

  3. Fiqah says:

    I tried to contact the above numbers. but can’t seem to get through 😦 But I would love to buy some of the books though. 🙂

  4. Atiqah says:

    If any sisters need recommendations, here are some:

    1. Don’t Be Sad – Dr. ‘Aid Ibn ‘Abdullah Al-Qarni
    2. The Ideal Muslimah: The True Islamic Personality Of The Muslim Woman As Defined In The Qur’an And Sunnah – Dr. Muhammad ‘Ali Al-Hashimi
    3. You Can Be The Happiest Woman In The World – Dr. ‘Aid Ibn ‘Abdullah Al-Qarni
    4. The Ideal Muslim Society: As Defined In The Qur’an And Sunnah – Dr. Muhammad ‘Ali Al-Hashimi

    I will order a few insya’Allah once I get my salary!

  5. Lillian Maaita says:

    Assalam Alaikom sister! I know this post was written long ago, but I am currently in Jordan and have had a hard time finding an Islamic bookstore that has a good selection of English books! Do you mind sharing where these books are offered? Much thanks! Jazak Allahu khayr!

    • nurashikinsalim says:

      Waalaikumsalamwarahmatullah Sister! There’s quite a number of places that you can go to. If you’re in Amman, you can go to Abdali where a line of bookstores are. But specifically Dar al-Nafaes and Usamah. But Usamah is a bit more pricey tho. Further in front Abdali, theres a bookstore called Fursan. They also have a god selection of English books. You can also go to Wastul Balad, a bookstore called Dandees. I hope I’m not confusing you and I hope it helps! 😀

      • Lillian Maaita says:

        Jazak Allahu khair sister! I know the areas you mentioned so in sha Allah I’ll be able to find those stores. I’m so excited to check these places out insha Allah!

    • nurashikinsalim says:

      Salam dear. Thank you for your interest in the books. Unfortunately we’re no longer selling the books. It was just a one time off sale. So sorry. Hope you’ll be able to get the books online. You can go to IIPH website to get their books. 🙂

  6. Diana says:

    Salam sister! I have just stumbled upon your blog as I was looking up for the book Psychology From The Islamic Perspective – Dr. Aisha (Hamdan), and I saw that you mentioned that you bought it in SIngapore, Do you remember where you got the book from? I am trying to find the book as I am really interested to get it. May Allah bless you!

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