IQRA AGENCIES, started out in 1979 as a source book centre founded by Musa Adam. With assistance and encouragement from his grandfather, Ahmed Essa Hassim, and family and friends the business developed around a few titles by Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi. www.shaykhabdalqadir.com
Complementary to our book business is the serving of coffee and tea. The finest Indian Assam leaf and the best of the worls coffees are served. This is an experience not to be missed any time you visit us.
Specialising in classical and contemporary books on Islam from all over the world with emphasis on Sufism or Tassawuf, IQRA supply individuals and institutions, both private and public, fiction, non-fiction and reference material on and about Qur’an, Hadith, Seerah, Law & Jurisprudence, Politics & Economics, Art, Architecture, Crafts, Childrens, History, Biographies & Works, Languages, Medicine & Health, Poetry & Literature and Sufism or Tassawuf.
Various translations of the Holy Qur’an are available.
We can procure any book published in any part of the world. Carefully selected titles from international publishers and universities are available through us.
Our aim is to provide our readers with high quality literature in all fields to encourage learning, consciousness and knowledge of the Self.
Our motto : “ we’ll acquire ‘em if you require ‘em “
IQRA is the Arabic word for READ.
This is a command and the first word of the Noble Qur’an revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.
The value and importance of books and reading cannot be over emphasized.
It is incumbent that we seek information and knowledge.
Information can only be used well with knowledge.
About READING and TEA
Much can be said about reading and why we read :
“History is recorded for the purpose of reading – what is written can be read.”
“Those that do not read have no advantage over those that cannot read.”
“Readers are leaders. Leaders have to be readers”
“Education and learning is the key to a healthy society.”
“All that Mankind has done, thought, gained, or been is lying in the pages of books” Carlyle
“Do you know that conversation is one of the greatest pleasures in life ? “ Somerset Maugham
“Tea facilitates the language of the heart.“ Saharawi saying
“Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue; awakens thought and prevents drowsiness “ Lu Yu