5 Eid Book Gift Ideas for Personal Growth
Eid is round the corner.
And for life long learners like myself, nothing makes a better gift than a great book. Even better, the book becomes more cherished when it is one for personal growth.
There is always space on the bookshelf or device for just one more book.
And who says you can’t gift yourself an awesome book for an epic celebration like E.I.D?
There’s no better time to empower yourself or someone you care about with a gift that will aid their learning, growth and transformation.
Ramadan may be coming to an end, but the journey of self striving and improvement goes on – it is lifelong.
So, to continue with what you started in the fasting month and for bettering yourself/ others, a book gift is the way to go this Eid.
Here are 5 great Eid book gift ideas you can’t afford to miss out on.
1. Getting the Barakah: An Islamic Guide to Time Management by Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar.
The issue of time management is one that never seems to have a clear cut solution, as I receive endless messages from readers about challenges relating to this topic.
It has glowing reviews from readers and the author is the brain behind the Islamic Self Help site.
2. #AlhamdulillahForSeries: A Muslim’s mini Gratitude Journal – Volume 1 by Team Ayeina (Ms. Samina Farooq and Ms. Ayeesha Farooq).
This is not a book with heavy text for reading. Rather it is an interactive book for helping the reader reflect inwardly, in order to develop a habit of positivity from journaling what s/he is grateful for daily. The gratitude journal was specially designed with the Muslim in mind.
If you are a visual person, the graphics will appeal to you in many ways.
It can be used as a family, in groups and individually. Another great thing is that there’s no age restriction, you can adapt it in your own creative way.
It is available in print and as an eBook.
3. The Productive Muslim: Where Faith Meets Productivity by Mohammed Faris Aka Abu Productive.
Written by the founder and chief productivity officer at ProductiveMuslim.com, this book deals with productivity especially for the Muslims.
It gives practical ways that can lead to a productive lifestyle in striving for success in both worlds.
4. Best of Creation: An Islamic Guide to Self Confidence by Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar.
Are you being held back by feelings of impostor syndrome and other similar emotions?
After all you are the best of creation, so he shares ways you can help yourself by gaining the confidence you need to achieve your goals and aspirations.
5. 1001 Inventions: Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization by National Geographic.
This book covers science, history and Islamic civilization in an intriguing way. I have only browsed through the book but had the opportunity of attending the awesome exhibition in London museum years ago. I came across some souvenirs from the exhibition only recently.
It is a great educational resource for every Muslim home, school and community centre with visuals and content that are bound to draw you in.
*BONUS… because Eid is sooo special*
Small but worthy book for all times and places. It is a collection of supplications you need in your daily life.
You can also easily download the app.
Read about one of my favourite Prophetic supplications from this book.
There you go.
Some 5 great Eid book gift ideas for personal growth.
Even if you’ve purchased some gifts already there’s never such a thing as ‘too many books’ – they cause no harm and never loose value. Trust me!
And if you belong to the lastminute.com crew, your relief will have no bounds with these ideas. You may be grinning from ear-to-ear right now or simply happy that you didn’t allow yourself to get stressed over what to buy.
If you just love to reward yourself especially on special occasions, then you need no permission to buy some books for yourself as I plan to do insha Allah.
Your turn – let me know in the comments below which of the books you plan to buy this Eid and which you have read already.