My Top 99 Books

Feb 19, 2021

This is a repost of an article that was first published on Cherished and Successful on November 20, 2019.

Somebody recently asked me what had happened to the booklist I had online, which I realised had inadvertently gotten lost – what better an opportunity to compile another one.  Here, my cherished readers, are my 99 best-loved books!  I love all of these books for their own reasons.  Some of them taught me loads, some taught me just one valuable lesson – a gem so precious that I will cherish the whole book forever!  All of these books have got me to where I am today, and I am so grateful to Allah to live in a time where we have easy access to so much knowledge. I’ve tried my best to categorise them into particular sections, simply because I like to have things in categories! I hope these books can be transformational for you.  At times, just reading the title of a book has transformed me forever – those books have not been listed here though!

Biographies & Descriptions of The Messenger of Allah ﷺ

How can we emulate and love someone we don’t know? Here are the books that helped me to know The Messenger of Allah ﷺ

  1. Muhammad ﷺ Messenger Of Allah: Ash-Shifa Qadi ‘Iyad
  2. Muhammad ﷺ The Perfect Man  Sayyid Muhammad Ibn Alawi Al-Maliki Al-Hasani
  3. Our Master Muhammad ﷺ The Messenger of Allah Imam Abdallah Sirajuddin al-Husayni
  4. Muhammad  A Portrait Of Perfection Shaykh Abd Al-Majid Al-Sharnubi
  5. Muhammad  His Character and Beauty Shaykh Yusuf Nabahani
  6. Muhammad  The Best of Creation- A Glimpse of His Blessed Life Sayyid Muhammad Ibn Alawi Al-Maliki Al-Hasani
  7. Muhammad ﷺ His Life Based On The Earliest Sources Martin Lings

Poetry on The Messenger of Allah & His Family ﷺ

Poems are a beautiful way of learning about the life of The Messenger of Allah ﷺ and his blessed family.

  1. The Burda Imam Al Busiri
  2. The Mainstay Ibn Ajiba
  3. The Barzanji Mawlid Imam Barzanji
  4. The Soliloquy of the Full Moon Noor Yusuf
  5. Necklace of Pearls – The Mawlid of our Liegelady Fatima al-Zahra Al-Sayyid Muhammad bin Hasan bin Alawi al-Haddad
  6. The Burda Al Hasaniyya Wal Husayniyya Shaykh Salih al Ja’fari

Biographies of The Family of The Messenger of Allah ﷺ

Love the family of The Messenger of Allah ﷺ for his love‘, again, how can you love those you don’t know?

  1. The Perfect Family: Virtues of the Ahl al-Bayt Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti
  2. Khadija: The First Muslim and the Wife of the Prophet Muhammad Resit Haylamaz
  3. The Life and Marriage of Fatimah al-Zahrah Luqman al-Andalusi
  4. The Virtues of Ali ibn Abi Talib Luqman al-Andalusi
  5. The Book of Wisdoms Ibn Ata Illah
  6. The Refinement of Souls Ibn Ata Illah
  7. The Bridegroom’s Crown Ibn Ata Illah
  8. Portraits from the Lives of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Abdur Rahman Al Basha


  1. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway Susan Jeffers
  2. The Hero Within Carol S Pearson
  3. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Robin Sharma
  4. The Leader Who Had No Title, Robin Sharma
  5. First Things First Stephen R. Covey
  6. How To Get What You Want And Want What You Have John Gray

Male Archetypal Identity

  1. King, Warrior, Magician, Lover Douglas Moore & Robert Gillette
  2. The King Within Douglas Moore & Robert Gillette
  3. The Warrior Within Douglas Moore & Robert Gillette
  4. The Magician Within Douglas Moore & Robert Gillette
  5. The Lover Within Douglas Moore & Robert Gillette
  6. Iron John Robert Bly
  7. Raising Men Steve Biddulph
  8. For Women Only What You Need To Know About The Inner Lives Of Men Shaunti Feldhahn
  9. Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul John Eldredge
  10. No More Mr Nice Guy Robert A Glover

Female Archetypal Identity

  1. Love Warrior Glennon Doyle Melton
  2. The Great Mother Erich Neumann
  3. If Oceans Were Ink Carla Power
  4. Women Who Love Too Much Robin Norwood
  5. Women Who Do Too Much Patricia Sprinkle
  6. Men Who Hate Women And The Women Who Love Them, Susan Forward
  7. The Essence Of Womanhood: Re-Awakening The Authentic Feminine Susie Heath
  8. Loving Him Without Losing You Beverly Engel
  9. Ruby Slippers Jonayln Grace Fincher
  10. Kiss Sleeping Beauty Goodbye Madonna Kolbenshlag
  11. Tripping The Prom Queen – The Truth About Women and Rivalry Susan Shapiro Barash
  12. Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
  13. Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert
  14. The Bridge To Wholeness Jean Raffa
  15. Healing the Sacred Divide Jean Raffa
  16. The Heroine’s Journey Maureen Murdock
  17. For Men Only A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women Shaunti Feldahn
  18. Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul John & Stasi Eldredge
  19. The Nice Girl Syndrome, Beverly Engel


  1. Parenting Without Power Struggles Susan Stiffelman
  2. Simplicity Parenting Kim John Payne
  3. The Soul Of Discipline Kim John Payne
  4. The Grown Ups Guide to Teenage Humans Josh Shipp
  5. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child John Gottman
  6. Hands-Free Mama: A Guide To Putting Down The Phone, Burning the To-Do List, And Letting Go Of Perfection To Grasp What Really Matters! Rachel Macy Stafford
  7. Raising Boys Steve Biddulph
  8. Liberated Parents, Liberated Children Adele Faber And Elaine Mazlish
  9. How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk
  10. The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Teens Stephen Covey


  1. Boundaries Henry Cloud And John Townsend
  2. Safe People Henry Cloud
  3. Love Must Be Tough: New Hope For Marriages In Crisis James Dobson
  4. Games People Play, Eric Berne
  5. In Sheep’s Clothing George Simon
  6. Dealing With Relatives (Even If You Can’t Stand Them) Rick Kirschner


  1. The Courage to Love Stephen Gilligan
  2. Five Love Languages Gary Chapman
  3. Reclaim Your Heart, Yasmin Mogahed
  4. The Surrendered Wife Laura Doyle
  5. Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand Laura Doyle
  6. Fascinating Womanhood Helen Andelin
  7. Love And Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs Emerson Eggerichs


  1. How To Talk To Anyone Leil Lowndes
  2. What Do You Say After You Say Hello Eric Berne


  1. The Daughter in Law Rules Sally Shields
  2. Six in the Bed Nancy Wasserman Cocola
  3. Toxic In-Laws, Susan Forward
  4. What Do You Want From Me? Terri Apter


  1. The Four Seasons Of Marriage, Gary Chapman.
  2. Why Marriages Succeed Or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last John Gottman

Pornography Addiction

  1. Every Man’s Battle Stephen Arterburn And Fred Stoeker
  2. Every Woman’s Battle Shannon Ethridge
  3. Every Heart Restored Fred And Brenda Stoeker
  4. Exposed: A Novel Ashley Weis


  1. I Need Your Love Is It True? Byron Katie
  2. Who Would You Be Without Your Story? Byron Katie
  3. When You And Your Mother Can’t Be Friends, Victoria Secunda
  4. The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Ellen Bass
  5. The Journey, Brandon Bays
  6. The Journey For Kids Brandon Bays
  7. Freedom Is, Brandon Bays
  8. You Can Heal Your Life Louise Hay

There you have it! 99 of my best-loved books! And thank you to the lady who requested them, may Allah bless you and your family!

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