Book recommendations for Ramadan

Brilliant books, across genres and for all age groups, that explore or are inspired by Islam and the huge range of Muslim experience.

Indulge in some romance, lose yourself in a fantasy world, expand your knowledge with some non-fiction, or find some great children's books to share. 

We Hunt the Flame

by Hafsah Faizal

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A TikTok sensationWe Hunt the Flame is a brilliant YA fantasy about exploration and claiming your own identity, inspired by ancient Arabia. Zafira is a Hunter, who disguises herself as a man to try to provide for her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, a notorious assassin in thrall to his sultan father. Both are reluctant legends, and both are on dangerous missions. As they embark on these perilous tasks, a long buried evil begins to stir. We Free the Stars is the epic sequel in Hafsah Faizal's duology.

How (Not) to Have an Arranged Marriage

by Amir Khan

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A timely, heartfelt novel which looks at all aspects of modern arranged marriages. The golden child of his strict Pakistani parents, Yousef has his life planned out for him – medical degree, wife chosen by his family. . . Then Yousef meets Jess. A fellow medical student, Jess presents a complication to the plan. Suddenly, Yousef finds himself torn between two worlds – keeping each a secret from the other. Then, as graduation looms, Yousef’s mother informs him that she’s started looking for his wife.

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Letters to a Young Muslim

by Omar Saif Ghobash

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In a series of personal and insightful letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a vital manifesto that tackles the dilemmas facing not only young Muslims but everyone navigating the complexities of today’s world. Full of wisdom and thoughtful reflections on faith, culture and society, this is a courageous and essential book that celebrates individuality whilst recognising it is our shared humanity that brings us together.

It's Not About the Burqa

by Mariam Khan

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What does it mean, exactly, to be a Muslim woman in the West today? According to the media, it’s all about the burqa. Here’s what it’s really about.

Mariam Khan brings together a mix of British and international women writers, from activist Mona Eltahawy on her definition of a revolution, to journalist and broadcaster Saima Mir telling the story of her experience of arranged marriage; author Sufiya Ahmed on her Islamic feminist icon to playwright Afshan D'souza-Lodhi's moving piece about her relationship with her hijab. These essays are funny, warm, sometimes sad, and often angry, and each of them is a passionate declaration calling time on oppression, lazy stereotyping, misogyny and Islamophobia.

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Rumaysa: A Fairytale

by Radiya Hafiza

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For as long as she can remember Rumaysa has been locked away in her tower, forced to spin straw into gold for the evil Witch, unable to leave. Until one day, after dropping a hijab out of her small tower-window, Rumaysa realizes how she might be able to escape. A magically fresh, empowering and funny debut, which retells three classic fairytales – Rapunzel, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty – with beautiful inside illustrations by Rhaida El Touny and cover illustration by Areeba Siddique.

Busy Eid

by Campbell Books

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Push, pull and slide the tabs to mark the end of Ramadan and prepare for Eid celebrations in Busy Eid! Join the family as they decorate the house, wrap presents for their friends and enjoy a delicious feast! Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with sweet rhyming text and wonderful illustrations.


by Priddy Books

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With a mixture of interesting photographs and charming illustrations, this book is a first introduction to the Islamic holiday of Eid. Babies will love to explore the touch and feel tactiles on every spread, like the silky soft present ribbon and glittering crescent moon. Each page features a word and image associated with Eid, making this the perfect gift for any young child celebrating with their family.