Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa’s Book Recommendations

A draft list of books recommended by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa, collected by his students. The list is in no particular order.

                  • In the Absence of the Sacred – Jerry Mander
                  • Deep Nutrition – Catherine Shanahan
                  • On Disciplining the Soul – Al-Ghazali
                  • Breaking the Two Desires – Al-Ghazali
                  • Words and Rules – Steven Pinker
                  • Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
                  • The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
                  • Milestones – Syed Qutb
                  • The Islamic Struggle in Syria – Dr Umar Faruq Abdullah
                  • Sea Without Shore – Shaykh Nuh Keller
                  • The Art Of Memory – Frances Yates
                  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – John Perkins
                  • Reflections – Shaykh Gai Charles Eaton
                  • The Value of Time – Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah
                  • Autobiography of Malcolm X – Malcolm X
                  • Mastery – Roberte Greene
                  • Brainsex: The real difference between men and women – Anne Moir & David Jessel
                  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown
                  • Orality and literacy – Walter J Ong
                  • How to make Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
                  • In praise of slow by Carl Honore Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
                  • Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
                  • Don’t think of an Elephant – George Lakoff
                  • Dumbing us down: The hidden curriculum of complusory schooling – John Taylor Gatto
                  • Unschooled Mind – Howard Gardner
                  • Ghosts in our blood – Jan Carew
                  • God and the new Physics – Paul Davies
                  • Hidden Messages in water – Masaru Emoto
                  • The Book of five rings – Miyamoto Musashi
                  • The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember – Nicholas Carr,
                  • Mastery -George Leonard
                  • What the dog saw and other adventures – Malcolm Gladwell
                  • Who moved the stone? – Frank Morison
                  • Islam and the destiny of Man – Charles Le Gai Eaton
                  • Our Master Muhammad, The messenger of Allah – Imam ‘Abdallah Sirajuddin al-Husayni
                  • Evolution’s End: Claiming the potential of our intellgence
                  • The holographic universe – Michael Talbot
                  • How to create a mind – Ray Kurzweil
                  • The accident universe: The world you thought you knew – Alan Lightman
                  • Exploring the crack in the cosmic egg: split minds and meta-realities – Joseph Chilton Pearce
                  • Darwin’s Black box – Michael J. Behe
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