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    Posted: 02 June 2008 at 12:29am
This thread is an area where we can discuss Islamic books and literature
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The Conference of the Birds
is a book of poems I just got done with. Anyone interested in Islam, literary theory, or Persian history will probably enjoy it. It's a book of poems forming a frame narrative, which leads to a transcendental conclusion.

Reading it reminded me of Jung's VII Sermones ad Mortuos.

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salaams.
thanks Forum Cup... may Allah reward you in this life and the next
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How to win friends and influence people

by Dale Carnegie
 
yes... a very old title and widely read... i'm sure it's read by most of the forumers.
but what I found interesting in it that relates to the forum was that most if not all of the principles mentioned in it were from the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh.
It so happened that Carnegie statistically and by analyzing social behavior (i.e. science) arrived at the conclusions of the sunnah.
This could be another thread to hang on for people looking for proofs about Islam *wink* *wink*
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. 
it's funny how the author outlines the benefits and the fruits of embodying the character of the Prophet pbuh in oneself without him even knowing it...
I would also recommend this for people struggling in relationships, and work.
even though it doesn't cover child-upbrining much at all but any reader of this book would start looking at their children with a more indepth, sincere, caring, and profound eye...
 
 
it could be a post-script to my post to thjenk where I mentioned how people came to Islam because of the character of the Prophet pbuh.
 
 


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Saudi Aramco World
http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200803/

great magazine for understanding Islamic culture and Islamic world.
free subscription for residence in America... i would subscribe today
but anyways you can read all the publishes online
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I thought these were supposed to be islamic books only??
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these are related to Islam... the first book is very much Islamic I would say...
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Related to and about are different things.  The magazine is fine, I'm not sure that Dale Carnegie qualifies as an Islamic Author
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The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi
translated by Hamza Yusuf Hanson
http://www.amazon.com/Creed-Imam-al-Tahawi-Hamza-Yusuf/dp/097028439X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212502441&sr=8-1

a very concise book clarifying the essentials of Islamic creed that every Muslim should be aware of.
it's introduction and foreword addresses the importance of theology and it's development followed by a brief biography on the life of Imam at-Tahawi (231 hijri). Heavily footnoted with references to reliable sources. ends brilliantly with brief biographies of key scholars in the early-development of Islamic theology along with a few of the companions of the Prophet pbuh....
a great recommendation for the non-Muslims and Muslims on this forum as many of the questions asked on the forum come from a deficient understanding of the basic Islamic creed
it would also help avoid alot of the unnecessary argumentations and discussions on the forum about Islamic beliefs


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Salam Aleikum, well i would like to mention my book now, this book is the reason how i came to find and be apart of this site in the first place. its has the WI site on the back, and is called:Islam Is....."Introduction to Islam and its Principles".
For those who werent on here when i joined, i was downtown on a saturday afternoon and they was a booth setup with various books and a man answering questions to passerbyes on the street about Islam. Its a thin little book but let me tell you it is packed full of info and answers. It answers just about any question a person who wants to familiarize themselves with the faith and it is very informative. There are some parts of the book which really make you think and ponder relevant questions and it helped me and just intrigued me more.
 
It covers such topics like: monotheism, Islamic dress-code, terrorism, science and technology, the 6 articles of faith, Adam and Eve, Jesus(pbuh), sin and repentance......many more......its like a on the go bible, my Qur'an is quite thick and heavy, hard cover so this is great for  travel and such.
 
This book is great for beginners or pp of another faith.
 
I must go to an Isamic bookstore in my area and read alot more than i do!!  
Salam Aleikum, my new mission statement:Why worry? God's in control...
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Whenever a matter is shut down in front of you, you will not find a greater solution than saying; "Allah is sufficient for me. He is the Best Trustee, Disposer of affairs".
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The Sufi Path of Love, The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi" by William C. Chittick

I cant recommend this book enough.  I've read it, read it again,and then re-read it.   This book played a large part in my interest in Islam. 
The poetry is elegantly translated and the commentary by William Chittick is top notch.

I also love every book by Seyyed Hossein Nasr I've come across.  I think his books " The Heart of Islam" and "
Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization"  are both great introductions for someone new to the subject . And his book " The Garden of Truth" is amazing!


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"IF words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart, but if they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears."
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<<Reading it reminded me of Jung's VII Sermones ad Mortuos>>

The Gnostic Jung and the 7 Sermons to the Dead was an interesting book.  Jung actually said later in his life about the Sermons that : "All my work, all my creative activity, has come from those initial fantasies ... everything that I accomplished in later life was already contained in them ..."
"IF words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart, but if they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears."
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