Eid-ul-Fitr is the Muslim celebration that marks the end of the month of Ramadan. On this day, Muslims offer a special prayer, wear new clothes and visit their friends and families. One of the customs, like other religious celebrations, although not obligatory, is the exchange of gifts between relatives and neighbours. This is usually in the form of money but may include other appropriate items such as clothes, or even books since the pursuit of knowledge is highly valued in Islam.
In this post, you’ll find a list of book recommendations that would make appropriate gifts for adult Muslims on Eid, but also non-Muslims on any other occasion where gifts are exchanged. As part of #RamadanReadathon, I’ve specifically selected books that are written by Muslim authors.
If you’re interested in gifts for children, check out Amna’s corresponding post of kidlit book recommendations. Additionally, for teenagers, you can find young adult book recommendations over on Zoya’s blog.
To find out more about a book, click on the cover and you will be directed to its Goodreads page!
These are just some of the books written by Muslim authors that we highly recommend! You can find more fiction recommendations here and non-fiction recommendations here. Do you like receiving books as gifts? Which book(s) would you recommend?