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In the Early Hours is a collection of inspirational advice by a dear and beloved teacher, Ustadh Khurram Murad on the subject of spiritual and self development. In it he sets out the goal of the Believer - the single-minded desire to seek the good pleasure of God. He then outlines the methods and instruments which must be used in the attainment of that ultimate goal. ...

Title : In The Early Hours: Reflections On Spiritual and Self Development
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ISBN : 0009536768
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 148 Pages
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In The Early Hours: Reflections On Spiritual and Self Development Reviews

  • Uzma
    2019-05-24 12:31

    Khurram Murad is one of those writers who makes difficult things simple to understand. His words touch hearts. His first-ever book that I read was The Way to Qur'an, it would make anyone fall in love with this Perfect Guide called Qur'an.In the Early Hours, generally talks about the benefits of waking up a little before fajr prayer when the rest of the world is sleeping. Because at this hour Allah subhana wa ta'alahu descends to the nearest heaven and asks His servants, "Is anyone praying that I may answer him? Is anyone seeking forgiveness, that I may forgive him? Is anyone asking, that I may give to him?', and this continues until dawn. (Tirmidhi.)In the Islamic faith, it is believed that any du'a made at this hour with sincerity is never rejected.This book is a collection of inspirational advice on the subject of spiritual and self-development. He explains how a Muslim should live his life, seeking pleasure of Allah by keeping up with His commandments and at the time, playing an active role in the society. It negates the notion that if you're a practicing Muslim, you must disconnect from the world and just stay busy worshiping God.In his simple manner, he outlines the methods and instruments which must be used in the attainment of our ultimate goal.The book is divided into seven chapters. It begins with a brief introduction regarding what should be our role in life, then he explains the Process of Self-Development; laying emphasis on the importance of accepting responsibility,making genuine effort, building a strong will power,making the best use of our time and solely relying upon Allah subhana wa ta'alahu.In the other chapters he has stated the importance of various forms of worship starting with dhikr and then proceeding to Salah and so on. Through examples and Qur'anic verses he explains how we can improve our worship and strengthen our bound with Allah. The book ends with making our life objective and being ready to meet our Creator.The simple language of the book and summary at the end of each chapter makes it too easy to understand and follow, highly recommended for every Muslim.The

  • Jarir
    2019-05-07 17:35

    Very simple book on purifying a beleivers life and actions. Simple step by step lessons with Quran and Hadith references. Also written very friendly and short paragraphs easy for begginers and also good for advanced readers who would like to read into Islamic Mawa'idh(reminders).

  • A'isha LaDon Rahman
    2019-05-23 14:33

    In The Early Hours by, Khurram Murad is number nine on my list but is actually the third favorite book in my Library after the Quran. It is also one of the shortest of books, only 145 pages. In The Early hours is the book that sparked my focus on self and Spiritual Development. I re- read it several times a year. It is a reminder of our purpose in this life. It gives you a practical guide in beginning a life of spiritual development. I say life, because I believe it is a life long journey. It reminds you of what is important, the relationship we should have with Allah and his creation, and reflecting and pondering on the day when we will be no more. Prophet Muhammad encouraged people to think about death often, he said it humbled them and was a way to soften hearts.

  • Tuscany Bernier
    2019-05-07 15:34

    Great Book!I loved this book since it is short yet effective at getting to think about our spiritual hearts. It had many hadiths I had not studied before so it felt like it was approaching the status of one's faith from a new perspective. It was enjoyable and a book I look forward to re-reading in the future.

  • Sabrina
    2019-05-23 13:11

    My review for this is up on my blog. Link is in my profile.

  • Fajr
    2019-05-03 16:07

    I can't remember who I gave this book to! Subhan'allaah I think I need to keep a log, I've lost about 50 books by lending them out hmm

  • Cláudia Sofia Simões
    2019-04-30 18:32

    One of the best reads I’ve had so far.I liked that the author included some practical steps for personal improvement. This is a good read for before bed or early in the morning, to start your day with purpose and focus. It’s a well summarized reminder.

  • Sufia Siddiqui
    2019-05-21 14:35

    A book which could be read again and again and revives one's Imaan.

  • Nadiah Shukree
    2019-05-24 10:31


  • Syed Fathi
    2019-05-18 18:27

    Every once in a while we have to sit down and reflect on our life, what we have achieved, is it heading on the right direction. This book encompass on that subject, the subject on reflection or tazkiya. Ustadh Khurram Murad gave a powerful guidance on how we should reflect on our life with pervasive examples.While the modern worldview promotes economic growth at all cost, one should understand that there are more than just this world and its material gain, the world is only a passing station, its not our destination. The concept of 'iman' also has been touched with reasonable depth and should provoke readers to reflect on themselves, what mighty deed have come out from that 'iman'. If you're searching for a book that might help you purify your soul, this is the one.

  • Linzi
    2019-05-11 17:14

    This book is written simply and beautifully for the reader to understand. Love this book. And even though I've read it from front to back i always puck it off the shelf every now and then and read it. For we all at times become forgetful so its always good to reread and remind ourselves of the importance of life and our journey to fulfil it to the maximum and increase our imaan

  • Hanin Hamada
    2019-05-02 11:26

    I've read it from about three years ago,and it was just the book I needed at that time and the one that had put me on the way.I recommend it to new Muslims,early teens,or those who don't know much about Islam.

  • Arshiya
    2019-05-08 15:14

    This is one of my favorite books, which I re-read every year, or whenever I feel i need to refocus on my spiritual development. It's a short and simple book on beginning your journey towards self-improvement and spirituality. It's a must read for every Muslim starting this essential journey.

  • Sanaa Resplendence
    2019-05-10 17:28

    One of my bedside essentials.

  • Nawal
    2019-05-06 12:17

    This book has been my companion on many journey's and confusing days. It really gives you a sense of serenity.

  • Hurriyyah Falak
    2019-05-06 15:35

    Amazing book, had this book for many many years and read it yearly. A wonderful spiritual uplift and detox, yes from a book!

  • Jumatil Fajar
    2019-05-12 10:07

    Inspiratiional in giving new view in facing this life.

  • Sara
    2019-05-12 15:25

    I love this book. Very well-structured. Easy to understand and def helps a lot in aligning my life back on the right path.

  • Jalib Akther
    2019-05-04 16:18

    This book helped me to understand so many things.

  • Sadia
    2019-04-27 18:28

    This is a really good book, something which really helped my eemaan and something I will probably refer back to often in the future, inshaa Allaah.

  • samrina qureshi
    2019-05-12 16:23

    An amazing book in helping us make the change to become better people. :)

  • Shopnochari Abdullah
    2019-05-07 13:05

    soul searching book..