• Inside the Soul of Islam: A Transformative Guide to the Love, Beauty and Wisdom of Islam for Spiritual Seekers of all Faiths

  • By: Mamoon Yusaf
  • Narrated by: Mamoon Yusaf
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (127 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

lslam is currently the most discussed religion in the Western world, and yet it is also the most misunderstood and misinterpreted. Despite frequent news coverage, we remain poorly informed about the true beliefs at the heart of Islam. How many of us would be able to explain who the Prophet Muhammad was or what the Quran actually teaches? 

In this profound yet highly accessible book, practicing Muslim Mamoon Yusaf provides a vital introduction to the essential teachings of Islam. In each short chapter, he focuses on a core teaching from the Quran, such as loving kindness, resilience, gratitude, and forgiveness, and shares his unique insight into how these teachings can lead to spiritual evolution in anyone, regardless of their beliefs, religion, or background. Mamoon also considers the role of women in Islam, as well as the true nature and meaning of the words jihad and Shariah. Finally, touching upon current events, he demonstrates how acts of violence committed in the name of Islam are inherently un-Islamic and boldly concludes not only that Islam is not the cause of terrorism - Islam contains the cure for it.

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Wonderful Book!

I couldn’t get enough of this wonderful book. I plan on returning to it. As a devout Jew and practitioner of Buddhism, I found much resonance and many partielles with my religious ans spiritual understandings. This book was fantastic!!!

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Inspired

I am not a muslim but thinking of converting and this is one of the sources I have chosen to gain more insight and knowledge about Islam before I made a decision. This book I would recommend to anyone of any faith. it was beautiful and it opened my eyes and my heart. thank you

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Turned out even better than I thought.

I plan on listening to this book again inshaAllah. well written and the audio was excellent

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Beautiful book

Loved this book, provides a different perspective on the practice of Islam. The narration was beautifully done. Would recommend to Muslim & non -Muslim alike. I look forward to reading more from this author. May Allah continue to bless him.

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The spiritual essecence of Islam

This book will take the listener into the mystical and spiritual teachings of Islam. It uses modern psychological terms to describe deep spiritual truths have been apart of Islam for the past 1400 years. May all spiritual seekers listen with an open heart to gain understanding of this peaceful world religion that was revealed to the world by the mission and life of the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him.

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A great book!

An interesting, beautifully poetic, and wonderful look into Islam and the beliefs that Muslims hold. In truth, I found it quite in line with certain aspects of Judaism!

A must-listen book for those interested in understanding Islam. The narration is also wonderfully calming.

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Very Well Written

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Mamoon Yusaf did a very good job in conveying his points so the average person can understand. This is one of the few books I'll be revisiting every so often.

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Excellent and eye-opening

Thank you for this wonderful book. It was informative and helpful at the same time.

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faith is not dogmatic it's personal

very interesting, poignant, & inspiring book encouraging you to reconnect to The Creator. the spirit resonates beyond a specific religion, although Islam is the focus of this book. the idea of the outside in & inside out is fascinating but nothing new for those familiar with psychology. I really enjoyed accompanying the author on his spiritual journey.

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A wonderful book

I love this book and will read it over and over. It is truly wonderful, inspiring and liberating. I recommend it to people of all faiths. It is crucial in understanding Islam and a tremendously good read.

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  • Graeme Hunter
  • 04-02-20

Informative and enlightening

This book is a great starting place for the open minded who have a quest to understand other religions, peoples and cultures...
The audio presentation is wonderfully delivered and heartfelt...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-21

Empathic personal account, lacks clarity

Good read to hear about Islam from a Muslim and get a view of some of the basic tenants. A good exercise in intellectual empathy. That said the author spends too much time on his "inside out paradigm" his coaching mindset. I understood it after the first chapter, but the author repeats this idea without adding anything new. While an interesting take on how he integrates these ideas with his own Islam the author needed to clarify throughout what ideas are a part of mainstream Islam, what are specifically liberal Muslim positions and what are his positions. This lack of context makes it hard to place the ideas in the book within a broader discussion of Islam and know how to place the authors ideas. Nice to hear this author's passion for their faith and it helped me empathize with Muslims, but for an introduction to Islam maybe go elsewhere.

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  • Hilal Bassam
  • 02-27-19

Something for everyone - A MUST listen!

It's rare to find such a bakanced, uplifting, and inspirational audiobook! Mamoon gives a brilliant overview of the vision and teachings of islam and explored the universal values and principles of spiritual well being that can be infused into our lives. Recommend for all!

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  • First time user
  • 11-08-21

insightful and uplifting

Highly recommend whether you are muslim or not. Very uplifting and clarifies a lot of misconceptions clearly, but also encourages you to perceive situations in a different way that builds resilience.

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  • Deborah Harvey-Smith
  • 01-07-20

A loving and insightful look at Islam.

I enjoyed this exploration of Islam. It was delivered with openness and honesty. The lessons contained here will promote Peace in our world. With much gratitude to Mamoon.

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  • Zainab Oladapo
  • 06-11-19

It is transformative!

If I wasn't Muslim already , Mamoon's book would have opened the doors to Islam. It certainly led my heart to a deeper understanding of the true nature of life through so many unexpected insights. The narration is very engaging which makes it easy to follow the book all through to the end. What I love the most is the easy way Mamoon connects to everyone and humorously clarifys concepts that have been misrepresented in the media. I've listened to Inside the Soul of Islam more than once and a couple of chapters several times. May your efforts be blessed Mamoon.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-13-22

Stunning!

I loved this! Hung on to every word. Life changing stuff. Can't praise enough.

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  • Fatou Kassama-Bayo
  • 09-13-22

understand once soul

i loved the way he talk about islam and how one should understand once imane and use it as a personnel developement

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  • 08-09-22

Highly reccomended

A truly beautiful, articulate and spiritually uplifting book that captures the true essence of Islam in an engaging and captivating way.

May Allah reward you for your enlightening work

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  • 06-15-22

One of the most important books of this generation

Other than the Quran, this is without doubt the most important book I've come across and arguably the more important of this generation. A book that everyone deserves to read or hear. Not only did it reintroduced me to my Lord & my faith, it reintroduced me to myself and my loved ones. And I have no shame in admitting that I was brought to tears at the end. Thank you brother, and May the Most Loving and Most Merciful bless you for you're work and reward you in both this world and in the next 🤲🏿