Ramadan Reading List

Road to Mecca – Athol Fugard:  This beautifully Written drama illuminates human conflict on many levels: between young and old, religious and secular, the oppressed and their oppressors – and on it goes. The “Mecca” metaphor speaks to the relationship between imagination and freedom. Likewise, Miss Helen’s candles illuminate the deep connection between creativity and light.


In The Early Hours – khurram murad: Khurram Murad (1932–1996) was the director general of The Islamic Foundation, United Kingdom, and a renowned teacher who spent 40 years in the spiritual teaching and training of thousands of young Muslim people around the globe. He has published more than 20 works in English and Urdu.


The Kite Runner – Khalid husseini: The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption.


The Glance : Songs of Soul Meeting – Rumi: In 1244, the brilliant poet Rumi and the wandering dervish Shams of Tabriz met and immediately fell into a deep spiritual connection. The Glance taps a major, yet little explored theme in Rumi’s poetry-the mystical experience that occurs in the meeting of the eyes of the lover and the beloved, parent and child, friend and soul mate.


The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by motivational speaker and author Robin Sharma is an inspiring tale that provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy.


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