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  1. Salam,

    Mashallah you have offered a great insight.

    Indeed reading anything beneficial is obligatory on a Muslim.

    As Muslims we are instructed to "Seek Knowledge".

    And….the first thing that Allah created was the Pen.

    I think that is symbolic for writing and reading of knowledge.

    They go hand in hand to spread knowledge which is the only "cure" for ignorance.



  2. masha’Allah, excellent piece and may Allah (swt) reward you and excell you in excellence both in this world and the next! ameen! truly inspiring and an instant ‘pick-me-up’ for those downer days – i will be re-reading this to inspire and uplift me!

  3. Excellent article, very well thought-out and laid-out. Jazakallah khayran for making a clear connection between Islamic reading and general reading, many people do not see this connection and tend to focus solely on Islamic reading which is absolutely fantastic but I feel that general reading strengthens your overall mental agility. I am currently reading a non-Islamic book on memory and concentration to help improve my Quran memorisation abilities and achieve better concentration whilst reading. Your article therefore came at the right time to remove all elements of doubt in doing this. Well done and may Allah reward you for your efforts.

    • salams brother, just wanted to ask you what is the name of the book you are reading on memory and concentration?

  4. gazag Allah 5ayran ,
    Put Please can you add some article about the reading Techniques and Speed Reading
    And how to read effeciently technical book
    There is Tons of Advices for these topics , But i prefer you Simple approach to deliver the information

  5. Speed reading tip
    1 – when reading on paper/book keep a pencil with you and apply a marker on the left side of the line that you are currently reading. The marker helps your eye look for the next line, which you have not read, this has saved me a lot of time
    2 – keep the tip of the pencil under the word you are currently reading.
    3 – in every sentence there are words that make up the actual meaning of the sentence. make it a habit to underline these words, while you read.
    I cleared my CISSP exam after only 4 months reading. The usual reading time recommended for reading for this exam is 6 months. I hope Inshallah other readers will benefit from these techniques.


  6. One of the best articles i have read , May Allah bless you!
    Do suggest what books to read for self development for us.
    Your simplicity and clarity of thoughts were great.

  7. Whenever I turn to personal development/self help reading I remember this verse “Say, ‘If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement.'” (18:109)

  8. no words in English to express my feelings.

    brother please write some articles, which will benefit our Muslim students.

  9. Mash’Allah, this is a great article. I have been having trouble to find a way of developing my habit of reading books. After reading this article, I believe I have found the way Alhamdulillah and can build my reading habit smoothly In Shaa Allah. Jazak’Allah Khair for this article.

  10. Is there room for fiction books in this schedule. I love reading stories but I often feel guilty that I may be wasting my time or that it is of no benefit.

  11. Quran says to the prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam who was shown the entire reality of the universe to acquire knowledge. It makes it even more important for us to acquire knowledge. In fact it is incumbent upon muslims to acquire mastery of atleast one subject so that we can serve humanity and thereby gaining pleasure of Allah swt. The writer has rightly said that any knowledge of duniya we learn with a good intention also becomes an act of worship to Allah and will be rewarded. Most importantly we put sacred knowledge and secular knowledge in their proper places.

  12. Jazakallah very nice article.I always wish to read but not consistent in reading I hope it will work for me
    good effort May Allah bless you all

  13. Salam
    Reading is something that I love to do ideally but haven’t found a way to integrate it to my daily routine, Alhumdulilah with these simple steps I am sure it will be a great start. Thank you for all your hard work and may Allah grant you all blessing in this life and the next ameen.

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