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Journey of the Soul: Book Recommendations for Self-Reflection this Ramadan

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Journey of the Soul: Book Recommendations for Self-Reflection this Ramadan
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For many of us, Ramadan is the perfect time to embark on a journey of introspection, spiritual connections, and delving deeper into connections with ourselves and others. To enrich this beautiful journey, we can immerse ourselves in the guidance of spiritual books, so here is a list of a few to read during the holy month — or any time of the year!


Yasmin Mogahed’s Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free From Life’s Shackles

This 142-page book is the perfect book to start your spiritual journey with. It’s a relatively easy and short read which explores the idea of “freeing your heart” from the repetitive cycles of disappointment and heartbreak. The author does so by integrating inspiring stories and verses from the Quran to further supplement and strengthen each piece of advice given and point made in the book. While this book falls under the self-help genre, it would not feel like your typical self-help book. If your goal is to master detachment this year, this book is the ideal beginning for you.


Jeffrey Lang’s Even Angels Ask: A Journey to Islam in America

If you find yourself in a conflict between your faith and reason and keep questioning everything you’ve grown up learning, then this book is for you. For every curious soul out there who feels like they need an open discussion about religion, this book is what you are looking for. You will likely find answers to many of your questions with thorough, deep analysis.


Harun Yahya’s Timelessness and the Reality of Fate

Another book for curious souls with many questions, Timelessness and the Reality of Fate discusses topics like Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, time, space, matter, and fate. By showcasing the compatibility between these topics with religion, the book might answer and clearly reveal many of the questions you could have about the world.


Amira Ayad’s Healing Body & Soul: Your Guide to Holistic Wellbeing Following Islamic Teachings

A practitioner and master researcher with a PhD in Natural Health, Amira Ayad connects the body, mind, and soul in her book, explaining how to look after each of them. Concerned with health, this book integrates the teachings of religion that fit into this category. For people who care about holistic health and wellbeing and want to learn about it more spiritually, this is the book for them.


Kahlil Gibran’s The Garden of the Prophet

Even though this book does not directly deal with religion, it is one of the timeless spiritual classics that are an absolute must-read. A sequel to Gibran’s The Prophet – though you don’t need to read The Prophet first – The Garden of the Prophet is a lyrical book with poetic and philosophical elements that will get you spiritually closer to nature. Reading this book will be like a spiritual awakening in your journey, making it perfect for Ramadan.