Even in the digital age, the book has retained its importance as a means of acquiring and disseminating knowledge and expressing thought. Indeed, modern technology is being used to increase the popularity of books and make them easier to access. In major cities around the world, book fairs are organized to celebrate serious learning and are frequented by intellectuals, educators and the reading public.

In the present climate of easy access to knowledge the book continues to play an important role, so in the Advocacy Books Unit we attach great importance on the need to treat our books with the care they deserve, ensuring that they contain serious and well researched content, attractive design and high quality printing. For when the content and production are of a high standard, the reader’s enjoyment is increased. In addition, at every stage in the production of our books we take the cultural differences and age groups of the reader into account.

Advocacy books are considered one of the more important ways of presenting the Islamic message to the world. To retain this role, and to make the book truly effective in all communities and cope with modern challenges, Islamic advocates need to treat the books they write with extra care with regard to content and production and to make them suitable for readers in different communities and cultures. For this reason the Advocacy Books Unit was established to provide a qualitative improvement of the content of books for the advocacy of Islam, taking into consideration what is suitable for different target groups and cultures

In preparing the document that defined the “road map” towards producing informative and attractive advocacy material, the Advocacy Books Unit made sure that all publications meet the needs of the three groups that the Centre serves, namely:

  • muslims
  • new muslims
  • non-muslims
  • Islamic advocacy Institutions, charities, Islamic centres, websites and others who are interested in advocacy books and their circulation and distribution.
  • Advocates of Islam, students pursuing Islamic studies and people working for the spread of the Islamic message
  • New Muslims who need to know more about Islamic rules, teachings and values, as well as Muslims who want to learn more about Islam and its teachings
  • Non-Muslims and searchers for the truth who wish to know about Islam

The unit aims to make its products available in all languages, God willing, so that the field of advocacy will be enriched with what is useful and reliable. Thus, it hopes to redress shortcomings in what is available about Islam in some languages. The first stage of the project includes eighteen languages

  • Tamil
  • Bengali
  • English
  • Sinhalese
  • Thai
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Amharic
  • Turkish
  • Nepalese
  • Tageric
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
  • Malibari
  • Indonesian
  • The Encyclopaedia of Islamic Fundamentals and Principles. This encyclopaedia includes ten books for Muslims, seven for non-Muslims and three for new Muslims. Each of these books will be prepared by the Advocacy Books Unit from start to finish: writing, editing, peer-review, design and printing. (Further details are included in the study).
  • Translations of the Qur’an and the Hadith.
  • Editing some excellent pre-existing books about Islam and an introduction to its principles, addressed to Muslims, non-Muslims and new Muslims, giving them a new design and republishing them.
  • To develop, review and amend the project’s manual so that it may be used to advantage in future projects as suits the cultural differences of the target groups.
  • To author books and booklets of Islamic advocacy and to translate these into several languages. To ensure that they contain accurate and high quality information, language and artistic design, as suits every target group, taking into account cultural differences and varying levels of Islamic knowledge. To print these books to high quality and distribute them to various institutions as well as making them electronically available and facilitating their free reproduction.
  • Put in place various methods and tools to publish and market the products of the project, including websites, smart applications, audio material using links to multimedia books and other means. To use up-to-date technology to ensure that the books are beautifully produced in all formats.
  • Produce digital advocacy material about the Islamic message and its fundamentals, and to place such material on the most widely used websites, such as Wikipedia.

The books produced by this unit will focus on the main principles and teachings of Islam, so they comprise a complete package of interlinked topics discussed in clear and easy language. The books will take into consideration that the target readers will belong to different cultural backgrounds and vary in their knowledge of Islam.

The topics addressed by the Unit are related to :

God Almighty, so that people have the correct concept of Him, and to His messenger, His messages, the books He revealed to His messengers so that people could put them in practice, the necessary beliefs and required worship, the superiority of Islam, its civilization and values, and the moral values and manners Islam requires its followers to adopt and observe. The books will also highlight the great ideas Islam has advocated and Muslims have tried to spread throughout the world, motivated by their belief that Islam is meant as a message of mercy to all mankind.

  • Islam is The religion of peace (German version)

    Islam is The religion of peace (German version)

    The book makes clear that when the early Muslims overpowered major empires and took over vast areas, their motives were not to subjugate people or to enrich themselves.

  • The messenger of God Muhammad (German version)

    The messenger of God Muhammad (German version)

    This book focuses on the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and his humble life.This book covers an aspect of the Prophet's life, deeds and teachings, and aims to provide a better understanding of Muhammad's (Peace Be Upon Him) lif...

  • The Message of Islam (German version)

    The Message of Islam (German version)

    The Message of Islam begins by asserting the important fact that the faith of Islam, its worship, the rules governing people's transactions and all its teachings have remained exactly the same as they were taught by Prophet Muhammad.

  • Ease and Tolerance in Islam (German version)

    Ease and Tolerance in Islam (German version)

    Ease and Tolerance: Two beautiful, intrinsic qualities of Islam.

  • Human Rights in Islam (German version)

    Human Rights in Islam (German version)

    In this book, it shows the rules that Islam put for human rights. We handle this concept in Islam through the Quran and Sunnah texts. This discussion shows the greatness of Islam and how it respects humans and dignifies them.

  • Hisn al-Mu’min - The Fortification of the Believer (German version)

    Hisn al-Mu’min - The Fortification of the Believer (German version)

    In this booklet, the author mentioned the reason different types of afflictions and trials befall the Ummah (nation) and how to prevent them, and how to deal with them after they occur in the light of Quran and Sunnah.

  • The path to Happiness (German version)

    The path to Happiness (German version)

    This book explains that the way of life Islam provides for its followers is divine, intended to ensure that people enjoy real happiness in this present life and in the life to come. Whatever the Islamic way of life includes of obligations and prohibi...

  • Women in Islam (German version)

    Women in Islam (German version)

    Shedding light on the status of women prior to Islam, this book explains that women were ill-treated and humiliated in many cultures and how Islam put an end to all this injustice, gave women their proper status and established their rights. Islam co...

  • Warning Prostrator (Alsajed) from Making Graves Mosques (Indonesian version)

    Warning Prostrator (Alsajed) from Making Graves Mosques (Indonesian version)

    This book has been published by Osoul Center and it is about "Warning Prostrator (Alsajed) from Making Graves Mosques".

  • Proof of the Existence of God (Indonesian version)

    Proof of the Existence of God (Indonesian version)

    This book has been published by Osoul Center and it talks about the proof of the existence of God.

  • Chapters on Belief (Indonesian version)

    Chapters on Belief (Indonesian version)

    This book has been published by Osoul Center and it talks about belief.

  • The purposes of Hajj (Pilgrimage) (Indonesian version)

    The purposes of Hajj (Pilgrimage) (Indonesian version)

    Hence the one who wants to worship Allaah by doing any act of worship – Hajj or anything else – has to learn the teachings of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) concerning it, so that his actions will be in accordance with the Su...

  • Muhammad Pocket Guide (Portuguese version)

    Muhammad Pocket Guide (Portuguese version)

    Muhammad Pocket Guide is one of the most comprehensive and summarized pictorial books about the prophet of Islam Muhammad (peace be upon him). It provides a broad biography and summarized information about Muhammad such as his character and personal...

  • Muhammad Pocket Guide (Norwegian version)

    Muhammad Pocket Guide (Norwegian version)

    كتاب باللغة النرويجية، عبارة عن دليل عن النبي محمد - صلى الله عليه وسلم -، وهذا الكتاب هو واحد من الكتب المصورة الأكثر شمولاً وتلخيصاً عن نبي الإسلام محمد - صلي الله عليه وسلم -، ويوفر سيرة واسعة ومعلومات موجزة عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم -، بالإضافة...

  • Muhammad Pocket Guide (Danish version)

    Muhammad Pocket Guide (Danish version)

    Muhammad Pocket Guide is one of the most comprehensive and summarized pictorial books about the prophet of Islam Muhammad (peace be upon him). It provides a broad biography and summarized information about Muhammad such as his character and personal...