Have you written a book about Islam and need a book publisher that specializes in publishing works about the Muslim way of life?
Below, we’ve featured 17 top Islamic book publishing companies.
Kube Publishing is one of the top independent publishing houses that specializes in producing books on Islam and the Muslim experience. Based out of Leicestershire, UK, Kube Publishing not only publishes, but distributes their titles worldwide. They love to work with authors who have a unique voice and perspective, promoting works that help their readers engage in open communication and discussion of ideas. Some of their most recent titles includes “Finding Peace in the Holy Land – A British Muslim Memoir” by Lauren Booth, “Communicating with Allah: Rediscovering Prayer” by Bassam Saeh, and “Revive Your Heart: Putting Life in Perspective” by Nouman Ali Khan.
They are currently accepting book proposals and aim to respond to every single submission that they receive. They note that due to the high level of submissions that they receive, it can take anywhere between six to nine months to receive a response. Be sure to review Kube Publishing’s submission guidelines, as there are strict formats you should adhere to depending on whether you’re submitting proposals for trade and academic titles, or children and young adult manuscripts. Proposals can be sent through their website’s online submission form.
Islam International Publications is a publishing house that specializes in producing books about Islam, and has been doing so for over 125 years. The primarily work with authors who’ve written academic texts about Islam to help promote open and respectful discussion about the topic. IIP is able to distribute their texts in more than 200 different countries around the world and publish in both English and Arabic languages, thus reaching a much wider market and audience for their authors. Some of their titles include “Four Questions and Their Answers” by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, and “An Elementary Study of Islam” by Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad.
They are not currently open to submissions at this time and will not accept unsolicited manuscripts. IIP prefers to work with scholars and specialists in the realm of Islam. If you believe that your project would be a good fit with IIP and you are a writer with literary representation, you can have your agent submit a book proposal on your behalf. For general inquiries or for more information, you can contact the team at IIP through their website’s online contact form.
3. Salaam Reads
Salaam Reads is an imprint of the major publishing house Simon & Schuster. Established in 2016, Salaam Reads publishes books intended to educate young readers and their families about Muslim life and experiences, along with the teachings of Islam. They publish picture books, middle grade novels, and young adult fiction. Some of their titles include “Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace” by Harris J, and “Amina’s Voice” by Hena Khan.
One of the great things about Salaam Reads is that they consider manuscripts from both represented authors and unsolicited manuscripts from independent writers. They are actively seeking submissions at this time and encourage you to send your manuscript via email. They indicate that there are no genre restrictions, so long as the work is culturally sensitive and suitable for younger readers to promote a well-rounded view of Muslim children and their families.
Founded in 1980, Ta-Ha Publishers is an independent publishing house that publishes books about many different aspects of Islam. Based out of London, UK, Ta-Ha Publishers publishes books for children, young adults, for women and families, and for general interest readers. Some of their titles include “The Natural Form of Man – The Basic Practices and Beliefs of Islam” by Abdalhaqq Bewley, “A Gift for the New Muslim Mother” by Muneeba Zahid, and “Tibb an-Nabbi: Medicine of the Prophet” by Jalal Ad-Din As-Suyuti.
They are currently accepting book proposals from represented authors and independent writers. The editorial team at Ta-Ha Publishers asks that you carefully review their submission requirements before proceeding. Submissions can be sent either by regular mail or via email. In your book proposal, be sure to include a synopsis, a table of content (if there is one), information on your target audience, and the overall aim of your book. Also be sure to provide your contact information so that a member of their editorial team can reach out to you promptly if interested in your project. Please allow up to six weeks to receive a response.
Established in 2012, Shade 7 Publishing is an independent multilingual book publisher that distributes children’s books about Islam around the world. They hope to highlight unique stories and experiences through their titles so that young readers can have a better understanding of the religion. Shade 7 Publishing is partnered with companies like Islamic Relief, British Muslim TV, Islam Channel, Bayyinah, and Hadith of the Day. Some of their titles include “The Story of the Elephant” by Surah Al-Feel, and “Hats of Faith” by Medeia Cohan.
Shade 7 Publishing is unfortunately not accepting submissions at this time and encourage you to check back at a later date when they reopen. For general inquiries or more information, you can still contact them via their website’s online contact form. For those authors with literary representation, you can have your agent submit a book proposal on your behalf.
Kazi Publications is an independent publishing company based out of Chicago, Illinois that was founded in 1972. This publishing house is one of the oldest Islamic publishers in all of North America. They’ve published several bestselling titles including “Guide to Goodness (Dalail al-Khayrat)” by Imam Jazuli and translated by Hassan Rosowsky, “What Everyone Should Know About Islam and Muslims” by Suzanne Haneef, and “Ideals and Realities of Islam” by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.
Kazi Publications is currently not open to submissions at this time, but strongly encourage you to send them a query letter. If you have literary representation, you can have your literary agent submit a book proposal or query letter on your behalf. If the editorial team is interested in your project, they will reach out to your promptly and ask you to send a copy of your manuscript for consideration.
Hurst Publishers is an independent publishing house based out of London, UK that specializes in publishing nonfiction titles including books that explore subjects like Islam and Middle Eastern studies. Some of their Islamic titles include “The Shias of Pakistan: An Assertive and Beleaguered Minority” by Andreas T. Rieck, “In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba” by C. Christine Fair, and “‘The Infidel Within’- Muslims in Britain Since 1800” by Humayun Ansari.
Hurst is currently accepting book proposals via email only. Your submission should include a cover letter that provides a synopsis of your manuscript, your resume, a list of previous publications (if applicable), a table of contents, copies of any photographs or illustrations that you hope to include (if any), an approximate word length, and an estimated time of manuscript completion. If the editorial team is interested in your project, they should reach out to you promptly to guide you through the next steps of your publishing journey.
Founded in the 1980s, the International Islamic Publishing House is a small publishing company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia that publishes books in a wide variety of languages about aspects of Islam and the Muslim experience. They’ve published an assortment of books in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Malay, Tagalog, Swahili, and more. They publish children’s books, general interest titles, academic works of comparative religion, and other nonfiction titles. Some of their titles include “Civilization of Faith” by Dr. Mustafa as-Sibâ’ie, “The Freedom of Opinion in Islam” by ‘Abdus-Salam al-Basyoni, and “Tolerance In Islam” by Dr. Abdullah Al Luhaidan.
They are currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts or book proposals via email only. They ask that you browse through their catalogue of existing published works to determine if your project would be a good fit with IIPH. They ask that you include your resume and a brief author bio, along with your contact information so that a member of their editorial team may contact you if interested in your project. For more information, you can refer to their submission guidelines.
Based out of London, UK, Minhaj Publication sis an independent Islamic publishing company that was established in 2010. Their primary goal is to publish books that tackles misconceptions about the religion and Muslim culture in general. They publish nonfiction titles about Middle Eastern politics, spirituality, children’s books, and other contemporary issues of Islamic interest. Some of their titles include the bestselling book “The Supreme Jihad” by Dr. Muhammad Tahir-Ul-Qadri. They are currently closed to submissions and book proposals, but strongly encourage you to check back at a later date to see if they’ve reopened. If you have literary representation, you can have your agent submit a query letter on your behalf.
Amana Publications is a publishing house with over 100 different titles publishes about Islam and the Holy Qu’an. Based out of Beltsville, Maryland, USA, some of their bestselling titles include “Islam In Focus” by Hammudah ‘Abd al ‘Āţī, “The Cross & The Crescent” by Jerald F. Dirks, and “Struggling to Surrender: Some impressions of an American convert to Islam” by Jeffrey Lang.
They are currently not accepting unsolicited submissions from independent authors. However, if you’re a writer with literary representation, it’s highly recommended that you have your agent submit a query letter on your behalf via email. If interested in your project, a member of Amana’s editorial team will contact you promptly. For more information or general inquiries, you can contact the team at Amana Publications via email.
Established in 2009, Medina Publishing is an independent publishing company that produces books intended for children and adult readers alike. They publish in print, ebook format, and also produce audiobooks to help their authors reach a wider, global audience. Founded by Peter Harrigan in London, UK, Medina Publishing strives to work with authors who’ve written unique titles that help to promote understanding about the Islamic world. They also publish books in both English and Arabic languages. Some of their titles include books like “Captain Shakespear: Desert exploration, Arabian intrigue and the rise of Ibn Sa’ud” by Alan Dillon, and “People of Ras Al Khaimah” by Anna Zacharias and Jeff Topping.
They are currently accepting submissions from both represented and independent authors. They ask that you carefully review their submission guidelines before sending them a query letter or book proposal. They note that due to the high volume of submissions that they receive, they are unable to provide feedback to every author who submits a manuscript for consideration. All submissions can be sent via email.
12. Mecca Books
Mecca Books is one of the world’s leading Islamic publishing companies. Based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Mecca Books strives to publish books about Islam to promote cross-cultural understanding. They produce children’s books, audiobooks, ebooks, and print titles about a wide variety of Islamic topics. Some of their titles include “Freedom of Expression in Islam” by Mohammad Hashim Kamali, “A School Girl’s Hero” by Umm Aamina, and “The Muslim 100: The Lives, Thoughts and Achievements of the Most Influential Muslims in History” by Muhammad Mojlum Khan.
They are currently not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at this time, but will considered agented query letters. If you’re a writer with literary representation, have your agent contact the editorial team at Mecca Books on your behalf with a query letter or book proposal. For general inquiries or more information, you can contact Mecca Books through their online contact form.
Based in London, UK, Darussalam is an independent publishing company that specializes in publishing Islamic books to promote the teachings of the Quran and Hadiths. They publish a wide variety of books for a large audience, including children’s books, Islamic books for women, prayer books, study guides, Islamic history and biographies, and more. Some of their books include “Muslim Scientists” by Muhammed Anwar Khan, “Talhah in the Mosque” by Abdul Malik Mujahid, and “Taking Action: The Busy Entrepreneur’s Guide to Mastering Time Management and Setting Smart Goals” by Barakah Kemi Hassan.
While not actively seeking submissions, you can still submit a query letter through Darussalam’s online contact form. Be sure to direct your query letter to the publications department and provide your contact information. Be sure to provide a brief synopsis of your manuscript, along with an approximate word count and an explanation as to why you’re interested in publishing with the company.
Established in 1969, William Carey Publishing was founded to publish books about all of the world’s religions, including Islam, in order to provide opportunity for open communication and cross-cultural understanding. Some of their bestselling titles about Islam include “Muslim Insider Christ Followers’ by Jan Hendrik Prenger, “Engaging Islamic Traditions” by Bernie Power, and “Toward Respectful Understanding & Witness Among Muslims” edited by Evelyne A. Reisacher.
They are currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts, but note that they do not publish poetry, works of fiction, or manuscripts with political commentary. They also note that they only accept scholarly and professionally researched works. Be sure to review their submission guidelines carefully. All submissions can be sent via email. Due to the high volume of submissions that they receive, they ask that you allow up between three to six months to hear a response, as their review process is quite intensive.
15. Tughra Books
Based out of Clifton, New Jersey, Tughra Books is an independent Islamic publishing company that publishes a wide variety of genres in relation to Islam. They’ve published a number of biographies and memoirs from important Islamic figures, have produced several prayer books and spiritual guides, and even has an impressive catalogue of titles intended for younger readers. Some of their new releases include “Good Character” by Musa Kazim Gulcur, “The Luminos Life of Our Prophet” by Resit Haylamaz, and “Embracing the World” by Ori Soltes.
While they are not actively seeking submissions, you can send a query letter by contacting them through their online contact form. If they’re interested in your project, they will contact you directly for more information or sample chapters of your manuscript. Be sure to provide a brief author bio and your contact information so that they can reach you promptly.
White Thread Press, previously known as Prudence Publications, is an independent publishing company based out of the UK. They primarily publish traditional Islamic texts that explore the religion, Muslim culture, and spirituality. The publish in both print and audiobook formats to assist their authors in reaching a much wider audience around the world. Some of their titles include “A Thinking Person’s Guide to Islam” by H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, “What the Living Can Do for the Dead” by Dr. Shahrul Hussain, and “Saviors of Islamic Sprit” by Abu’l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Hasani Nadwi.
They are currently accepting submissions at this time and encourage you to submit through their online submission form. They ask that you review their catalogue of existing titles to make sure that your book would be a good fit with them. Be sure to include your contact information, a synopsis of your manuscript, information about your intended audience, a brief explanation as to why you’re interested in working with White Thread Press, a brief author bio, and any relevant experience that you may have.
Al-Hidaayah Publishing is an independent Islamic publishing company based out of London, UK that was established in 1993. Not only do they publish books that explore Islamic topics, but they also produce audiobooks and DVDs about related subjects. They hope to promote engaging and respectful conversation about Islam and Muslim life with the world through their numerous publications. Some of their titles include “Atlas of the Islamic Conquests” by Ahmad Adil Kamal, “Stories from Islamic History” by Sayyed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi, and “Winning the Hearts & Souls” by Ibn Katheer.
While they are not actively seeking new submissions at this time, you can still send a query letter or ask for more information via their online contact form. Be sure to provide your contact information so that they can return to you quickly to answer your query.
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K. Z. Kwan is a freelance writer based out of Halifax, Canada.