Here I’ll list the top five Classical Islamic books that everyone should read. I don’t claim that this is THE top 5, but only what i think is my top five. Let me know what you think by leaving comments.
Tafseer of the Quran by Ibn Kathir
This is by far one of the most used exegesis of the Quran written by the great Ibn Kathir, this classical masterpiece has now been translated into many languages and is accessible to all. The tafseer of the Quran enables the readers into far greater insight of the meanings of the text inside the Quran. Thus making this one of the best classical islamic books to read.
The Great Shafi’i Jurist, Imam Al-Nawawi wrote excellent books which serve simple purposes just like all other great books. The Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi, was one of the first 40 hadith compilations of essential ahadith for all Muslims. Although it is named forty hadith it actually contains 42 ahadith, it also contains traditions that are simple to understand.