Diwan Press

Classical and Contemporary Books on Islam and Sufism

Diwan Press, which was established in 1975, is one of the most illustrious names in English language, Islamic publishing with an unrivalled catalogue of great works on Islam and Sufism that is a role call of honour. It was re-established in 2008 to place this existing catalogue before readers and to bring out an exciting range of new titles.

Diwan Press is taking Islamic publishing forward, utilising audio, video and multimedia, e-books and podcasts as well as more traditional publishing media: books, journals and magazines.

Among our forthcoming publications are:

1. A new edition of the Defence Against Disaster Aisha Bewley’s translation of Qadi Abu Bakr ibn al-Arabi’s Al-‘Awasim min al-Qawasim that plots a sure path through the civil strife that troubled the first generations

2. A new edition of the translation of Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik ibn Anas, which among other things can justly lay claim to being the first sahih work and indeed the predecessor of all the sahih works and the great compilations of hadith just as its author, Malik ibn Anas, is called Imam al-A’immah “the Imam of the Imams” because of his meeting Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Abu Yusuf the latter of whom memorised Al-Muwatta, his teaching Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ash-Shaybani and Imam ash-Shafi’i, both of whom memorised Al-Muwatta and the latter of whom taught Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal who also memorised Al-Muwatta.

3. A brand new bi-lingual Arabic-English edition of Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik ibn Anas.

4. Democracy by Aisha Bewley which is a careful study, beginning with democracy’s roots among the Greeks and continuing up until our day.

5. The Umayyads translated by Tobias Sahl Andersson from Imam Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti’s Tarikh al-Khulafa.