Assalamu aleikum dear bloggers and readers,
Djarabi Kitabs Publishing‘s e-store is now live alhamdullilah. You might ask why I chose to do this when these books can be found at major distributors.
Well for one, mine are tax free***. And two, finding Muslim books in a sea of other books has led many to believe that Muslim voices haven’t been written yet. Yes, we need more voices but writing is not a new thing to us. Many of our works have been destroyed when the House of Wisdom in Bagdad was sacked or by Muslims themselves due to ignorance. Timbuktu in Mali also has valuable manuscripts that are still buried in the people’s homes or in the ground out of trust issues. People are afraid that giving them to the public will cause them to be stolen or misused.
There are MANY, MANY, MANY…books written by Muslims out there. Only the tip of the iceberg shows. Many books by Muslims are either filed under general fiction or literature or not translated from Arabic or French or any other non-English language since English is the current business language of this era.
Anyways, I created a new hashtag ; #buyandreadabookbyamuslim . It’s a bit long but it is what it is. It’s showtime for Muslims. Let’s do this right this time and make sure our contribution to the world is not destroyed out of recklessness. Muslim writers, send your books far and beyond so that they will always be a backup for your works! Your purpose as a scribe of Allah depends on it.
Books are a fortune if we’re speaking in terms of knowledge they provide and I’ve acquired quite a few alhamdullilah. I’m still waiting on more shipments but the store is live masha’Allah.
If you’re a Muslim writer and have written a good book but you’re having issues getting your book stocked, please contact me. I’ll stock your book and feature it on my website to give you more visibility insha’Allah.
The College book below is my personal research material as you got to stay schooled! 😉
With that family and ummah, houb salam and jazakh’Allah khair for reading this post,
Founder and President of Djarabi Kitabs Publishing
***Updates: The state charges me sales tax regardless of the platform I use that contradicts the ruling of sales tax for online business. Therefore, I have to charge a small sales tax! Sorry!