Ramadan 2013

by Laurie Hamdani @, Chicago, Thursday, July 11, 2013, 15:08 (1502 days ago)

Ramadan Mubarak to all!

We are all reading Quran at this time with renewed effort. However, should you wish to read other materials now or later, I've begun a reading list on various topics related to intellectual growth and Islam in the world today. The list is merely a tip of the iceberg, and you may all have others you'd like to add for our consideration.

Tools for Development of Intellect/Mind
As a Man Thinketh (James Allen)
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Charles Duhigg)
Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)
Blink (Malcolm Gladwell)
Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell)
The Tipping Point (Malcolm Gladwell)
Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
Psycho-Cybernetics (Maxwell Maltz)
Emotional Freedom (Judith Orloff, MD)
The Power of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)
Drive (Daniel Pink)
Today We Are Rich (Tim Sanders)
The Anger Diet: Thirty Days to Stress-Free Living (Brenda Shoshanna)

Inspirational Reading
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity (Izzeldin Abuelaish)
Zeitoun (David Eggers)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Reliance, and Redemption (Laura Hillenbrand)

Islam and Politics
Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty (Mustafa Akyol)
The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Eliza Griswold)

Scientific Viewpoints
The Constants of Nature (John D. Barrow)

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Salaam and thank you.


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