When you first enter Islam the amount of literature and information available can be overwhelming. Additionally, it can be difficult to discern which resources are trustworthy, reliable and beneficial. We have  provided a short list of recommended resources as a starting point for those looking to learn more about the Islamic faith:


  • The Qur’an. A new translation by M.A.S. Abdal Haleem. Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources by Martin Lings. 
  • Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship by Muhtar Holland.
  • Being Muslim by Asad Tarsin.
  • A Simple Guide to Prayers for Beginners by Batool al Toma.
  • Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship by Muhtar Holland.
  • Vision of Islam by William Chittick and Sachiko Murata.
  • Mohammed by Martin Lings.
  • Mohammed: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Brown.
  • Muhammed: Messenger to Mankind by Shaykh Nur al-Din 'ltr.

Online resources

  • Cambridge Muslim College
  • Cambridge Khutbas ( Though sadly no longer updated, this site hosts many lectures by Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad (Dr T. J. Winter) of Cambridge University and other speakers in Cambridge. More recent talks by Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad can be found on the Cambridge Muslim College site listed above, as well as on YouTube.
  • Seekers Guidance (, formerly SeekersHub). This online resource provides more than 100 courses free of charge from qualified scholars.
  • We also recommend keeping an eye on the mosque’s website,, as well as visiting their YouTube channel, and Facebook page, for live streams of the adhan (call to prayer), lectures and Qur’an recitations.