I read The Content of Character(shaykh hamza yusuf) in like, one day. Its really nice.
I am half way through Imam Al-Ghazali's Breaking The Two Desires...its really good as well, I just dont' get time for it. I started reading the one about death, but same thing....I need to find time to read them.
Other than that, Beheshti Zewar.
O people who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is sheer stupidity. -Ibn al Qayyim
1. "Mishkat al-anwar" by Imam al-Ghazali, trans. by David Buchman as "The Niche of Lights"
2. "Fusus al-hikam" by Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-'Arabi, trans. by Caner Dagli as " The Ringstones of Wisdom"
3. "Man and Nature: The Spiritual Crisis in Modern Man" by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
4. "The Other in the Light of the One: The Universality of the Qur'an and Interfaith Dialogue" by Reza Shah-Kazemi
5. "Sacred Art in East and West" by Titus Burckhardt
Jami al-Durus al-Arabiyah is recommended by so many scholars really. It was authored by an Arabic professor in Lebanon. It is such an amazing book. It has material that is not even found in the Alfiyah, yet presented with a style that is so fluid and easy to understand. It has sections on Nahw, Sarf, and even Imla. I can think of no other modern book on Arabic (besides Ma'ani al-Nahw) that I would recommend someone to read.
Oh yeah, and the author is an Ash'ari it seems.
* Provision for the Seekers (Zad al-Talibin)
- translation by Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf
A question that I have to all of you who read translations (of Imam Ghazali and Rumi's works) done by non muslim translators... How do you find the translations? I assume that they would call "Allah" as "God" and not put PBUH along with the name of our prophet Mohammed (pbuh) etc. Is it easy to read through such translations? Somehow I am always skeptical about reading them and dont trust these translations.
Asslamu aleykum bro
the south african ulema are translating a lot of arabi books into english look into it
The Shia Revival by Vali Nazar
Road to Mecca by Muhammad Asad
The Niche of Lights by Imam Ghazali
Faazail e Amaal
And for dunya I got a couple books for Government and English that I have to read pretty soon.
Did you know Vali Nasr is the son of Sayyed Hossein Nasr?