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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.

  14. Great article to say the least.

    Certainly an all inclusive, non contentious way of producing a productive ummah.

    Knowledge and intellect stems from reading, which in turn, is a prerequisite if we want to understand the holy book to its full extent.

    “Iqra” (Read) the first word revealed to the Prophet. (P.B.U.H). It says it all.

    Thanks for sharing.

  15. could you please suggest me some Islamic motivational books and also available books regarding Hadeeths

  16. A great article indeed.Reading influences us in ways we can”t even comprehend.Research proves that reading changes the way humans solve problems,store information,tell stories,interpret the world,and think about ourselves.Thanks for the well written and comprehensive article.b

  17. Assalamualaikum, really appreciate the article here but i still have a problem with reading, even after trying to read i am unable to concentrate what i am reading and i end up reading the stuff rather than understanding it. Also while reading if i go more than 2 words out of my vocabulary in a santance make me unable to understand and i end up losing interest in what i was reading. Please help me to create intrest in reading also some basic books which i can start with.
    I read Qur’an with its Urdu translation and tafseer of Maulana Abul muaddadi after fajr alhamdulillah but this is not regularly.
    Would really appreciate the help. Jazak Allah Khair.

  18. This is an amazing article
    Jazakom Allah khiran
    It came in the right time for mw
    I’ll do my best this month in shaa Allah following your exercise to develop the habit of reading

  19. Assalam! alhamdulillahi for everything and thank Allah. Great article it was worthful reading it. please tell me about how can to techniques to develop a habit of reading. Allah bless you. Thanks.

  20. Alhamdullilah, for this wonder full article,
    i think islamic reading can be categorized into 3
    1. QURAN learn to read it and if you know how to read it learn to improve on your reading the Quran.
    2.Hadith of the prophet and worship in islam which i will advice that you can get a guide local imam to help you on this.
    3. islamic history focusing on biography of the prophets, companions and their students,to the four great imams and islamic scholars etc.
    while looking at the general reading, i would also suggest that one can focus on improving his/her life which is stated and secondly, looking at improving the society at large looking for books that will help you make a positive impact on the society you live.
    i think this can be a guide for reading.
    thank you

  21. Thank you brother for this reading tip. I would like anyone to refer to some good reads for 7-12 year old kids. My children love books but where can I find good islamic material for them. Plz advise.

  22. Assalamu alaikum,
    Ma sha Allah…
    That was so inspiring…

    I have a habit of reading…but not consistent..

    In sha Allah.. i will try as u said..and be more consistent in reading.
    Jazakalllah khair..
    Thank u productive muslim grp.

  23. Reading is good but how do you take out time after every salah ..10mins is understable
    But men are usually busy with their jobs..they hardly get time to relax.

  24. Jazaaka’Allah Uhair . I really enjoy reading these daily topics and they are very beneficial . May Allah bless your whole team , accept your Saum , forgive your sins and guide your whole team to the straight path .

  25. Great advice Masha Allah. I have found that reading Quran after Fajr works reallyl well for me. It does set the tone for the day.

  26. Very beautiful and beneficial mashaa Allah. I ll try this tips today in shaa Allah jazakumullahu bikhair

  27. Thank you for such an inspiring article.I often start reading and then get bored and leave the book I started. InshAllah the tips you provided will help me consistantly read on a daily basis.

    I have a list of great Islamic and self development books but they are in arabic. I think a few of them are translated only. Do you mind if I suggest them?