I was wondering if you could please recommend some Islamic books?
I have done most of my Islam-related reading in Arabic and Farsi, so I don’t have many English-language books to recommend (which I’m assuming is what you were asking about).
Imam al-Ghazali’s short book The Beginning of Guidance is a good guide for someone who wants to improve their practice of Islam and improve their relationship with God, and it is available in English. This version on Amazon has both the Arabic and the English, which could be helpful for learners of Arabic. Many of al-Ghazali’s other books are also available on Amazon. Al-Ghazzali On Knowing Yourself and God has very high reviews and I wish to read it one day.
Below I have listed some highly regarded English-language Islamic books that you may find interesting. I have read most of the first one, the rest I haven’t read, but I have heard about, and I like and admire their authors. They are all available on Amazon.com:
1. The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics) by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
2. The Road to Mecca by Muhammad Asad, a Jewish Austro-Hungarian journalist who converted to Islam and had adventures in the Middle East in the middle of the 20th century, such as traveling in Saudi Arabia. Muhammad Asad also has his own translation of the Quran which is very highly regarded in academia.
3. Tariq Ramadan’s In the Footsteps of the Prophet.
4. Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed.
5. A Thematic Commentary on the Quran by Muhammad al-Ghazali (respected 20th century Egyptian scholar, a different person than the al-Ghazali mentioned above, who was Persian and lived about 1000 years ago)