In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Ever Merciful.

The credo of Islam is:

لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله

Transliteration: Laa Ilaaha ilallaah Muhammadur Rasulullaah.

English Translation: “There is none worthy of worship except Allaah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah.”

Learning about Islam and then putting it into practice it is the most fruitful journey in one’s life. I share below a few links to useful books to read when one commences this blessed journey.

After this, I will share information on the practices of Islam:


This is a link to a translation and commentary of the Holy Qur’an. It is recommended to read a portion of the Holy Qur’an on a daily basis, preferably at the time of the dawn prayer. Beginners ought to focus on the verses of the Holy Qur’an itself, and refer to the commentary to resolve any questions concerning the verses. A more detailed study of the commentary can be undertaken later on in one’s journey into Islam.


This is a highly recommended book based on the Scripture of Islam, the Holy Qur’an, that gives wonderful insights into Islamic teachings, and also serves as a commentary of the teachings of the Holy Qur’an. Beginners to Islam are urged to read the first and third chapters of this book in particular.


This book is an introduction to the life and times of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and his struggle to establish Islam in Arabia over a course of about 23 years in the face of intense opposition to the divine message.


This booklet highlights verses of the Holy Qur’an on selected topics.


This booklet introduces learners to some selected sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)


This booklet highlights the writings of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) on selected topics.


This book of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) lays out the principle teachings of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam.


This recommended book inculcates the cultivation of righteousness.

Practising Islam:

Attaining knowledge without putting it into practice turns into hypocrisy. The following books/guides teach how to put ones’ Islamic faith into practice:


This is a Muslim Prayer Book. It is “a small but comprehensive, practical and informative guide on the subject. It comes with the Arabic text, it’s English transliteration for those unfamiliar with the Arabic script, and translation of the obligatory prayers along with other prayers and supplications.”


This is a link to an online ‘Salaat’ guide. ‘Salaat’ is the Arabic term for the Muslim form of formal worship, which is obligatory on Muslims.


This link introduces the five pillars or practices of Islamic faith.