Our purpose

The Ahlulbayt Bookstore is an educational platform seeking to increase the knowledge base and readership of our communities through the facilitation of important classical and contemporary books related to the holy prophet Mohammed (SAW) and his household- the Ahlulbayt (AS). 

The inspiration behind the name

The name of the store is dedicated to the Ahlulbayt- which literally translates to the household of the prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny) and to the Imam of our time (atfs). The ahlulbayt are mentioned in the Quran in the verse of purification (Ayat al Tatheer) found in chapter 33, verse 33, and in the famous hadith al Thaqalyn- the hadith of the two weighty things by Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). 

Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem

إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمُ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا

“Certainly, Allah desires to keep away all impurity from you, O people of the Household (The Ahlulbayt), and to purify you with a thorough purification.’” (Quran 33:33)

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم: إني تارك فيكم الثقلين كتاب الله وعترتي أهل بيتي فإنهما لن يفترقا حتى يردا علي الحوض

The Messenger of Allah - peace and blessings upon him and his progeny - said: "Verily, I am leaving behind two weighty things (thaqalayn) among you: the Book of God and my kindred (‘itrah), my household (Ahlul Bayt), for indeed, the two will never separate until they come back to me by the Pond (of al-­Kawthar on the Judgment Day*)." 

*Al-Bukhari, al-­Ta'rikh al-­kabir, iii, 96; Muslim, Sahih, bab fada'il ‘Ali, no. 2408; Ahmad, Musnad, iii, 17, iv, 366; ‘Abd ibn Humayd, Musnad, no. 265; Ibn Sa’d, and Abu Ya’la from Abu Sa’id, as mentioned in Jam’ al-­jawami’ and Kanz al-­‘ummal;

Our Aims

The Ahlulbayt Bookstore aims to sell quality, informative and accurate books about Islam to speakers of the English language. Our range of texts encompass religious, academic, cultural and children books with the highest quality binding and publishing. The books in store have been brought to you be leading internationally renowned scholars, authors and lecturers from the U.K, the U.S. and the Muslim world. The books for children represent Islam as a way of life and aims to make children proud of being Muslim in a world where the image of Islam is so frequently distorted.

Our long term aims include:
  • Stocking the best English written books on our site about Islam
  • To advocate a culture of reading amongst children and adults
  • To provide for English-speaking people quality Islamic books where there is a gap in the market.