If you were marooned on a desert island...

Discussion in 'Bibliophile's Corner' started by naqshbandijamaati, Sep 23, 2006.

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  1. of course i could just as well have chosen:

    1. Masvani e Ma'anavi of Mawlana Rumi
    2. Kulliyat e Iqbal
    3. The Lord of the Rings

    and many other combinations!
  2. godilali

    godilali Guest

    1) some kind of survival guide
    2) Encyclopedia Britannica (is this cheating?)
    3) a comprehensive number theory text book. complete with famous unsolved unproven problems, to pass the time
  3. What if you had to pick three non-religious books? ;)
  4. godilali

    godilali Guest

    Hans-Wehr; it is the best dictionary for beginners of the language, although it is lacking in technical/specialized vocabulary.
  5. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    brother which Arabic-English dictionary are you talking about?
  6. godilali

    godilali Guest

    1) Quran with Tafsirul Jalalayn
    2) Arabic-English Dictionary
    3) Reliance of the Traveller (has aqidah, fiqh, tasawwuf, adab, a bit of everything)
  7. I was sorely tempted to put in the Ihya at No. 3 too...
  8. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    Believe me IHya is certainly life! The Proof of Islam, the inheritor of our Master :sas: has passed down to us the life, the precious life of our Master :sas: that Allah ta'ala has promised us to have preserved until reckoning.

    I cannot imagine how close the Word of Allah comes closer to one's heart when one reads the IHya!

    I had chosen the same two books after the Qur'an al-Karim that Sidi Abu Hasan had chosen. subHanAllah!
  9. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    i hope i can take more than three books - atleast in three figures. may Allah ta'ala never make us suffer such a calamity, but if i were to choose they'd be:
    1. the Qur'an al-karim [w. tafsir ibn kathir if counted as one]
    2. iHya ulum ad-din [w. it'Haf as-sadah if counted as one]
    3. iqadh al-himam fi sharH al-Hikam
    [one would be tempted to put in the fiqh books - ibn abidin or fatawa rizwiyyah, but when you are deserted and are alone, iHya is more important].
  10. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

  11. and had to take just 3 islamic books with you which ones would they be?

    1. Kanz ul Iman fi Tarjamatul Qur'an by Ala Hazrat.
    2. Muhammad by Martin Lings
    3. Hadaiq e Bakhshish by Ala Hazrat

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