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Established in 1975, Diwan Press publish classical and contemporary books on Islam and Sufism beginning with our ePub and Kindle versions of The Noble Qur’an – a new rendering of its meanings in English by renowned husband and wife translators Abdalhaqq and Aisha Bewley, al-Muwatta of Imam Malik, Muhammad Messenger of Allah, the translation of ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, and including a number of important contemporary works such as The Natural Form of Man – Islam’s Basic Practices and Beliefs by Abdalhaqq Bewley, Banking – the Root Cause of the Injustices of Our Time edited by Abdalhalim Orr and Abdassamad Clarke, Democratic Tyranny and the Islamic Paradigm by Aisha Bewley, The African Caliphate by Ibraheem Sulaiman on the Caliphate of Shaykh Uthman dan Fodio, and The Way of Muhammad by Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi.
Diwan Press specialises in works on the fiqh of the School of Madina as transmitted by Imam Malik, whose study is usually begun with al-Mukhtasar al-Akhdari, the student then proceeding to Al-Murshid al-Mu‘een by Abdalwahid ibn ‘Ashir, and from there to the Risalah of Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani, all of which are published by Diwan Press. In addition study of Al-Murshid al-Mu‘een is aided by its very full commentary Islam in the School of Madina by Shaykh Ahmad ibn al-Basheer al-Qalaawi ash-Shinqeeti, the translation of his Mufeed al-‘Ibad. In addition we have Qadi ‘Iyad’s Foundations of Islam, the translation of his manual of fiqh al-I‘lam bi Qawa‘id al-Islam.
We are also well known for works on the Tasawwuf of the Sunna such as the famed Darqawi Way, which contains the letter of Shaykh Moulay al-‘Arabi ad-Darqawi to his murids, as well as contemporary works dealing with the world situation today and its history, both in the lands of the Muslims and the West. Among the latter are key works of Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi such as Sultaniyya on the nature of political authority in Islam, and his Technique of the Coup de Banque on the foundation of the modern state in the French Revolution and the hand that finance plays in that today.
Note that there are free downloads available of sample chapters from most of the books along with their tables of contents. So browse away at your pleasure.
Al-Murshid al-Mu’een – the Concise Guide to the Basics of the Deen – is a widely recognised primary text for learning Islam in North Africa. In it the author, Abd al-Wahid ibn ‘Ashir, summarises in verse the three sciences of Islam, Iman and Ihsan.
This scholarly work focuses on the establishment in 1809, in what is today Northern Nigeria, of the celebrated Sokoto caliphate, which may well have been the last complete re-establishment, anywhere in the world, of Islam in its entirety, comprising all its many and varied dimensions.