The list author says: "This is a list of books which a muslim may find of use in order to grow closer to God. Others will be able to understand more about the sources of islamic spirituality, read some generically spiritually beneficial work (i.e. by Rumi). The collection of the Prophet's recorded sayings will show a side to him that is not generally highlighted; which is his wisdom. Some of the following books are there because muslims see the Prophet Muhammed as the pinnacle of sanctity and devotion to God and thus his life, sayings and actions are seen as precious footprints on the path to God. How can his reality be grasped by people who are asleep, distracted from him by dreams."
"The Quran is the Foundation of muslim spirituality, full of profound iconic statements e.g. 'They realised that there was no escape from God, except to him'. This translation is nice for the beauty of its language and the brief commentary it gives."
"It mentions in the Quran, that 'as for thosoe who beleive, their love of God is much stronger'. Love of God is sometimes neglected in islamic circles, so books like these are a good antidote, there is nothing like poetry to realight the flame of love in ones heart.
"For lovers the only lecture is the beaty of the face, their only lesson is enthusiasm, whirling and trembling"."
"Love is the engine that can drive the spiritual life, and while knowledge is important, devoid of love a person's spirituality will wither away. 'Disputational knowledge wants customers, it has no soul, robust before a crowd, it slumps when no one is there, the only real customer is God, chew quitely your sweet sugarcane'."
"'Listen O drop, give up yourself without regret and in the arms of the sea be secure, give up a drop and in exchange gain the ocean', 'what has he found, the one that has lost him, what has he lost, the one that has found him'"
"The Prophets life is amazing for its lows and final stunning success, none the less his ultimate joy remained in prayerful communion with God. This touching book (the best sirah I have read) concentrates on its spiritual aspects."
"A poem of love for the Prophet. Exquisitely beautiful book including its calligraphy and ornamentation. A book to feed the spirit with love. What ails your heart, that when you bid it wake it wanders?"
"I have put this product here more so to highlight its author AHM who has articles free on the internet and is possibly the most profoundly insightful writer today anchored in islamic spirituality. 'belief in God begins when we cease to believe in ourselves" 'Remember God, to re-member yourself' 'The more you have, the less you are'"