Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Sheikh Hamza Yusuf

Sheikh Hamza's Book Recommendations

A list of book recommendations as made by Sheikh Hamza at various public appearences.


1. General: Philosophy

Yup, Philosophy. You know, Socrates.
Book Recommendation
A Treatise of Human Nature
Aristotle on False Reasoning: Language and the World in the Sophistical Refutations
Complete Works of Aristotle, Vol. 1
Critique of Pure Reason
Destiny of Man
Ethics
God and Logic in Islam: The Caliphate of Reason
Meditations
Poetics
Reign of Quantity
The Apology - Socrates
The Meaning and End of Religion
The Measure of Reality
The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View
The Platonic Dialogue
The Portable Nietzsche (The Anti-Christ)
The Postmodern Condition
The Republic of Plato
The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues (Dover Thrift Editions)
Who we are

2. General: Economics

Economics
Book Recommendation
Confessions of an Economic Hitman
Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis
Maxed Out
On the inflation of the currency
Richistan
The Economists
Wall Street Journal

3. General: Art / Music / Drama

Book Recommendation
Africa and the Blues
Big book of Music
In the Shade of the Tree: A Photographic Odyssey Through the Muslim World
The Music of the Arabs

4. General: Books SH Wrote

Book Recommendation
Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart
The Content of Character: Ethical Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad

5. Language: Language

Book Recommendation
Arabic-English Lexicon (Islamic Texts Society)
Book on Arabic
Chambers Dictionary of Etymology
Introduction to Grammer
Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society
Political Dictionary

6. Language: Literature

Book Recommendation
The Country of the Blind
A Separate Peace
A Tale of Two Cities
Alice in Wonderland
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
Amazing Grace
Animal Farm
Billy Budd
Charles Dickens/David Cooperfield Studies in English Literature
Chronicles of Narnia
Coma
Crime and Punishment
Dantes Inferno
David Copperfield
Don Quixote
Fahrenheit 451
Hamlet
Hero with a 1000 faces
Jane Austen: The Complete Novels
King Lear
Knots
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Merchant of Venice
Moby Dick
Selected Short Stories
Sense and Sensability By Jane Austen
Song of Rolan
The Brothers Karamazov
The Catcher in the Rye
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Volume 1
The Illiad
The Odyssey of Homer
The Sea-Wolf
War and Peace

7. Language: Poetry

In recent years, Sheikh Hamza has lamented on the loss of poetry. He feels this is an important subject, esspecially for the technically inclined
Book Recommendation
`For Those I Taught` By Donald Babcock
Edgar Allen Poe Compilation
How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry
Introduction to Poetry: Commentaries on Thirty Poems
Poem: Dream deferred
Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Rosalind And Helen, A Modern Eclogue: With Other Poems
The Blind Beekeeper
The Burda of Al-Busiri
The Conquering Worm / The Heights
The Essential Rumi
The Masnavi
The Rules of Dance
Wordsworth

8. Lifestyle: Movies

Book Recommendation
Bambi
Naqoyqatsi
Powaqqatsi - Life in Transformation
The Parallax View

9. Theology: Theology

Book Recommendation
Arabic Thought and the Western World in the Golden Age of Islam
Dhammapada : The Sayings of Buddha
Everyman`s Talmud: The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic Sages
Gospel of Barnabas
Jewish History, Jewish Religion
Jewish Theology
Needful Things
Revenge of God
The God Delusion
The Jews of Islam
The Power of Place: Sacred Ground in Natural & Human Environments
The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sohei in Japanese History
The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions

10. Theology: Christian

Book Recommendation
Abolition of Man, The
Christian Science Monitor
Christianity and the World Religions: Paths of Dialogue with Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism
City of God
Confessions
Faith and Wealth: A History of Early Christian Ideas on the Origin, Significance, and Use of Money
God has a communication problem
How some people feel about Jesus
Jesus in the Talmud
Letter to the Reverend Mr. Cary - Containing Remarks upon his Review of the Grounds of - Christianity Examined by Comparing the New Testament to - the Old
Losing Moses on the Freeway
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
On Being Christian
On Christian Doctrine
On Christian Teaching
Oxford Dictionary of the Bible
Pagan Christs
Putting Away Childish Things
Saints and Psychopaths
Suma Theologica
The Monastic Rules
Treatise on Happiness

11. Theology: Atheism

Book Recommendation
Atheist Debater`s Handbook
DARWINS BLACK BOX: THE BIOCHEMICAL CHALLENGE TO EVOLUTION
God the Evidence : The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World

12. Islam: Islam

Book Recommendation
Gardens of the Righteous: Riyadh As-Salihin of Imam Nawawi
In Pursuit of Virtue
Islam and the Destiny of Man
Jalalayn - Tafsir of Quran
Life of Muhammad
Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
Possibilities of Dawah in North America
Religion vs Religion
Shamail Tirmidhi
Spiders
Tafsir Al-Jalalayn
The End of the Jihad State
The Essential Koran: The Heart of Islam
The Koran by George Sale
The Lives of Man
The Path to Virtue: the Ethical Philosophy of al-Raghib al-Isfahani
The Prophetic Invocations
The Vision of Islam
Vision of Islam
Washington Irvings - Life of Muhammad

13. Islam: End of Time

Book Recommendation
Ali Akbar
Dajjal the Antichrist
Myth of the Machine : Technics and Human Development
Myth of the Machine the Pentagon of Powe Pentagon of Power
The Book of Certainty
The History and Future of Faith: Religion Past, Present, and to Come
The Signs Before Judgement Day

14. Islam: Terrorism

Book Recommendation
ARABISTS : THE ROMANCE OF AN AMERICAN ELITE
The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden and the Future of Terrorism
Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why

15. Islam: General

Book Recommendation
Ethico-Religious Concepts in the Quran
Extreme Islam: Anti-American Propaganda of Muslim Fundamentalism
Islamic philosophy and theology
Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet
On Heroes, and the Heroic
Quranic Translation
Roots of synthetic theology in Islam
The Bible, the Qu`ran and Science: The Holy Scriptures Examined in the Light of Modern Knowledge
What Went Wrong?

16. History: History

Book Recommendation
A History of Knowledge: Past, Present and Future
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
A Study of History
Biography of John Locke
Cambridge History of Islam
Civil War Book by Shelby Foote
Civilization on trial
Ghazali (Makers Of The Muslim World)
Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy
History of Bombing
Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam
Mecca: From Before Genesis Until Now
Over Morocco in a balloon
The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History
The Colonizer and the Colonized
The Future of Islam
The Influence of Islam on Medival Europe
The Muqaddimah
The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace
The World and the West
Toynbee`s History
Travels of Ibn Jubayr

17. History: Western

Book Recommendation
A People`s History of the United States : 1492-Present
Adam Smith`s Mistake
African Muslims in Antebellum America: Transatlantic Stories and Spiritual Struggles
Black Like Me
George Washington`s Farewell Address
History of the Peloponnesian War
Hobbes: On the Citizen
How the Irish became White
How the Irish became White
Islam in the United States of America
Letter from the Birmingham Jail
Lincoln`s Greatest Speech : The Second Inaugural
Mark Twains Weapons of Satire : Anti-Imperialist Writings on the Philippine-American War
Pat Buchanan
Roots
Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas
The Civil War: A Narrative : Fort Sumter to Perryville Civil War
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The Jefferson Adams Correspondence
The Jefferson Bible
The Social Menace of the Orient: white or yellow, Volume II
The Web of Deceit
Thomas Jefferson : Writings : Autobiography / Notes on the State of Virginia
Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

18. History: Eastern

Book Recommendation
A Literary History of the Arabs
Colonizer and the Colonized
History of Islamic Spain
History of Spain
Islam in Britain, 1558-1685
Social Reform in Syria
The Devil`s Horsemen: The Mongol Invasion of Europe
The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956
The Venture of Islam

19. History: Biographies / Great People

Book Recommendation
A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb
A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar
Al Ghazali: On the Duties of Brotherhood
An-Nawawi`s Forty Hadith
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Biography of Benjamin Franklin
Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas
Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires
Florence Nightengale - Travel to Egypt
Florence Nightingale
Geronimo: His Own Story
Malcolm X: The Last Speeches
Steve Jobs Biography
Story of My Life
The American Spirit
The early hours
Zarruq, the Sufi: A guide in the way and a leader to the truth : a biographical and critical study of a mystic from North Africa

20. Contemporary Sciences: Self Help

Book Recommendation
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Mastery: The Keys to Long-Term Success and Fulfillment
Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People
Silent Pulse
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

21. Contemporary Sciences: Magic

Book Recommendation
Skeptic
Why People Believe Weird Things

22. Education/Pedagogy: Education/Pedagogy

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Book Recommendation
365 things to do with your kids
Age of Faith
Bell Curve
Brave New World
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
How to Read a Book
How to Speak, How to Listen
Information Theory
Instruction of the Student: The Method of Learning
Islamic Intellectual Heritage and it`s Impact on the West
Jews of Islam
Lost Tools of Learning
Magical Child
Might of the Maker
Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens
New Oxford American Dictionary
Pedagogy of Freedom
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Reforming Education
Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam and the West
The BOOK OF VIRTUES
The Culture of Disbelief
The new Goodlife
The Open Society
The Story of Eve
To Renew America
Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher`s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

23. Education/Pedagogy: Homeschooling

Book Recommendation
A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling
A Is for Ox : The Collapse of Literacy and the Rise of Violence in an Electronic Age
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Evolutions End : Claiming the Potential of Our Intelligence
Homeschooling for Excellence
The Disappearance of Childhood
The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School

24. Political Science: War

Politics of War, and its History
Book Recommendation
Panthay Chinese Muslim War
The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians: Why It Has Always Failed and Why It Will Fail Again

25. Political Science: Strategy

Tactics and strategy
Book Recommendation
The Art of War
THUNDER IN THE SKY

26. Political Science: Political Science

Book Recommendation
After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy
All the Shahs Men
Charlie Rose - Malcolm Gladwell's friend
Clash Of Orthodoxies: Law Religion & Morality In Crisis
Communist Manifesto, The
Deterring Democracy
Failure of Political Islam
Foreign Policy Journal
Hard Power, Soft Power And the Future of Transatlantic Relations
Herald Tribune
How the other half dies: The real reasons for world hunger
Ill Fares the Land: Essays on Food, Hunger, and Power
International Herald Tribune
Journal of International Foreign Affairs
Lee Atwater Biography
Mirror of Production
Neoconservatism
New York Times
Newsweek
On Liberty and Utilitarianism
Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the 21st Century
Plausible Denial: Was the CIA Involved in the Assassination of JFK?
Siraj al-muluk - The Lamp of Rulers
Spiders Web - The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq
The 101 most dangerous academics
The Atlantic (Monthly)
The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization
The CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS AND THE REMAKING OF WORLD ORDER
The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization
The Federalist Papers
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow: A Treasury of Cartoons
The Last Century
The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten the West?
The Prince
The Revolution: A Manifesto
The Right Man : The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush
Tolerance
Year 501: The Conquest Continues

27. Science: Astronomy

Book Recommendation
A `David King` Bibliography http://www.ecademics.org/oasis/KingBiblioLong1.pdf
Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science. Texts and Studies, World-Maps for Finding the Direction and Distance to Mecca: Innovation and Tradition

28. Science: Science

Book Recommendation
Collapse of Darwinism
Discover Magazine
Grammatical Man: Information, Entropy, Language and Life
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Human Embryology
In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations
On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean
Power of Ten
Scientific American
The Atom in the History of Human Thought
The Measure of Everything
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Time Wars: The Primary Conflict in Human History Touchstone Books Paperback
Under Technology
Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man

29. Science: Health / Food / Medicine

Book Recommendation
American Journal of Medicine
Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture
Caveman Diet
China Study
Diet for a New America
Eating through the Seasons
Fast Food Nation
Food Combining and Digestion: Easy to Follow Techniques to Increase Stomach Power and Maximize Digestion
Food Combining Made Easy
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health
Healing Words : The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine
How to Raise a Healthy Child: In Spite of Your Doctor
Kitab buqrat fil-amrad al-biladiyya: Hippocrates: On endemic diseases (airs, waters and places)
Sa Vante`s Book
Sick, Fat, and nearly Dead

30. Psychology: War / Violence / Videogames

Book Recommendation
Faces of the Enemy: Reflections of the Hostile Imagination : The Psychology of Enmity
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill : A Call to Action Against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence
The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology
The Winter of our Disconnect
War as I knew it
War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

31. Psychology: Emotional Intelligence / Self / Social Behaviour

Social Behaviour
Book Recommendation
Envy: A Theory of Social Behavior
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
I`m Dysfunctional, You`re Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions
The Roots of the Self: Unraveling the Mystery of Who We Are
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
VITAL LIES SIMPLE TRUTHS: The Psychology of Self Deception
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

32. Psychology: Gender Related / Sex

Gender Related / Sex
Book Recommendation
Brain Sex : The Real Difference Between Men and Women
Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families

33. Psychology: Parenting / Family / Adolescence / Children

Parenting / Family / Adolesence / Children
Book Recommendation
Born to Rebel
The Case against Adolescence
The New Digital Age
The Sibling Society
Toxic Parents

34. Psychology: War / Violence / Videogames

Book Recommendation
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television
How to Watch TV News
Playstation Nation
The Evil Eye
The Plug-In Drug: Television, Computers and Family Life
The Technological Society

35. Psychology: Psychology

Book Recommendation
Life After Life : The Investigation of a Phenomenon-Survival of Bodily Death
The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
The Presence of other Worlds

36. Psychology: Advertising / Mass-Consumerism / Commercialization

Book Recommendation
A Fate Worse Than Debt
Adbusters
Adweek - National Ed
Better World Shopping Guide
Decoding Advertisements
HIDDEN PERSUADERS
The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods
The Manchurian Candidate
The Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities