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16 Best Islamic History Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Islamic History books (instead of one person's opinion).

Our process:
1. Search for "best islamic history books" and study the top 4 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 4 articles
    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  4. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 13


    A Short History

    Karen Armstrong

    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 15
    Appears in 2 articles


  • How was this Islamic History books list created?

    We searched for "best Islamic History books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Islamic History books are in this list?

    There are 16 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Islamic History books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Islamic History books on the internet.

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