No time for books?


I recently asked the question ‘What’s the #1 thing stopping you from reading more books this year?’…

…and the most common answer was “time”.

See, the problem with that is thinking there’s only one way to “read”.

Let me share a distinction about “reading” so profound, that it opened up the doors for me to complete 100+ books cover to cover.

About the Author Muhammad Alshareef

Founder and President of DiscoverU, an Islam-based personal development institute. Muhammad Alshareef graduated Islamic Law from Madinah University and holds a Masters Degree from West Virginia University. Canadian, ethnically Egyptian, and a true citizen of the world. He writes about Islamic solutions to popular personal development questions.

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Taiwo says

JazakAllah khyran. Now I know. I hope to “read” more in shaa Allah.

Lorraine Meek says

I can now only listen to books as can no longer hold them and turn pages but sadly due to medication for a lot of acute medical problems my memory is not good ( have trouble remembering my own name.
I really want to learn quran i have it as and audible book in Arabic which I listen to for hours but I do not have any idea what is being said and the two Arabic English versions on audible ( a few yrs ago ) were not good . I love listening to the Arabic version i love the way it sounds the peace and calm and hot i feel when I hear it.

Rafia says

Alhamdulilah. Shaykh you were the one who introduced me to audio books. It has been an amazing experience for me. Before I couldn’t get the time to sit down with a book, now Alhamdulillah from zero to a number of books! Jazzak Allahu khairan.

Fazila says

Awesome advice

Tariq Rushdan says

As salamu Ala kum . Good thinking and a good idea. JAK

Rahmah says

It is true reading aloud is much easier to remember, but it also slows you down. During the prophet’s saw time there were no books yet for people to read and probably people did not write messages. Thus listening was of the utmost importance wallahualam

Umm Hamza says

Assalamu Alaikom,
Jazaku Allahu khayran Sheik for sharing this info. Please can you share with us your top 100 books that Muslims should read? On year 2010 I was following you “Time Traveller” course and during the sesion you reccomended the book “Rich dad, poor dad” by Robert K. MashAllah that book changed my life, so please share some more titles with us? Jazaku Allahu Khayran

Prof Dr Mohamad Awang says

I love your beautiful messages…keep it up Brother…

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