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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Things I Enjoy Doing For Fun and My Favs.

Here are some examples of my favorite (Islamic) entertainment, whether they are books, movies (I hope to watch), lectures, videos, hobbies I want to take up, and some other random suggestions!


Loved and Recommend
1. A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam by I.A. Ibrahim
2. Dutifulness to Parents in the Light of the Holy Qur'an and the Authentic Sunnah by Nitham Sakkijha
3. Islamic Studies by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips (Books 1-4)
4. Paradise: Its Blessings and How to Get There by Ali Hasan Ali Abdul Hameed translated by Huda Khattab
5. The Fundamentals of Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism) by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
6. The Ideal Muslimah by Dr. Muhammad Ali al-Hashimi
7. The Quran and Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible? by Dr. Zakir Naik
8. The Rights and Duties of Women in Islam by Abdul Ghaffar Hasan (2nd edition (May 2004))
9. Weakness of Faith by Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid (2nd edition)
10. Women in Islam - The Myth and the Reality by Dr. Sherif Abdel Azeem
Echoes (series) by Jamilah Kolocotronis
Book 1- Echoes
Book 2- Rebounding
Book 3- Turbulence
Book 4- Ripples
Book 5- Silence

1. Kitab at-Tauhid by Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahab
2. Why Women are Accepting Islam by Muhammad Haneef Shahid
3. Priests Embracing Islam by Yusuf Estes
4. You Can Be the Happiest Woman In the World: A Treasure Chest of Reminders by Dr. Aaidh al-Qarni

5. Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Want to Read
1. Commentary on the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi by Dr. Jamal Ahmed Badi
2. Concept of God in Major Religions by Dr. Zakir Naik
3. Islamic Dress Code for Women compiled by Darussalam Research Division (3rd edition (March 2006))
4. Means of Steadfastness in Islam by Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid
5. Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan
6. The Ideal Muslim by Dr. Muhammad Ali al-Hashimi translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab (4th edition)
7. The Sealed Nectar: Biography of the Noble Prophet by Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

8. 10 Things I Hate ABout Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Need to Get
1. Book of the End - Great Trials & Tribulations by Al-Hafiz Ibn Katheer Dimashqi translated by Faisal Shafiq
2. Dua: The Weapon of the Believer by Abu Ammaar Yasir Qahdi
3. Important Lessons for Muslim Women by 'Amr Abdul-Mun'im Saleem
4. Prayer According to the Sunnah by Professor Muhammad Zulfiqar
5. Slippery Stone: An Inquiry into Islam's Stance on Music by Khalid Baig
6. Stories of the Prophets by Imam Hafiz Ibn Kathir translated by Rashad Ahmad Azami
7. The Precious Pearls: Description of the Ten Given the Glad Tidings of Paradise by Darussalam Research Division
8. The Purpose of Creation by Bilal Philips
9. Women Around the Messenger by Muhammad Ali Qutub
10. World of the Jinn and Devils by Dr. Umar Sulaiman al-Ashqar translated by Nasiruddan al-Khattab

Other books I need to get and want to read

Life is an Open Secret by Zabrina A. Bakar
1. Think About It: 18 Inspirational Stories from Ordinary Life Experiences
2. You, Me, and We: 18 Inspirational Stories from Ordinary Life Experiences
3. Ramadan Special: 25 Inspirational Stories from Ordinary Life Experiences

If I Should Speak trilogy by Umm Zakiyyah
1. If I Should Speak: A Novel
2. A Voice: The Sequel to If I Should Speak: A Novel
3. Footsteps
Realities of Submission
Hearts We Lost

From Somalia, with Love by Na'ima B. Robert
Boy vs. Girl

Noble Brother by Hesham Hassaballa
The Lies About Muhammad by Moustafa Zayed

God'ed by Dr. Laurence B. Brown

YouTube Channels

YouTube Videos
1. Poem on 40 Hadith by Ammar-
2. Life is like a Cup of Coffee-
3. The Goodly Life-
4. Jannah (poem) by Ammar Alshukry-
5. Oh That I Regret-

Lectures on YouTube

I Recommend Lectures by
1. Kamal el-Mekki
2. Abdur-Raheem Green
3. Khalid Yasin
4. Yasir Qadhi
5. Abduallah Hakim Quick
6. Bilal Philips

Movies I Want to Watch
1. The Message: The Story of Islam
2. Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta
3. The Kite Runner
4. Mooz-lum

Websites, Blogs, Forums etc.
5. (for sisters ONLY)

1. Reading
2. Writing
3. Scrapbooking
4. Blogging

Hobbies I Want to Take Up
1. Cooking and Baking
2. Gardening
3. Sewing
4. Calligraphy
5. Traveling

And of course, I do have other favorites and such that I didn't include. Hope this gives others an idea of what can be done besides spending a lot of time on Facebook, AIM, and wasting time elsewhere. Let me know what you like to do and recommend!

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