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Islamic Publishing House

Islamic Publishing House
Parent company Jama’at-e-Islami Hind Kerala chapter
Status Active
Founded 1945 (1945)
Country of origin  India
Headquarters location Vellimadukunnu, Calicut, Kerala, India.
Publication types Books
Official website IPH

Islamic Publishing House is a leading publisher of Islamic literature in the state of Kerala, India. It was founded in 1945 as the official publication division of Jama’at-e-Islami Hind, Kerala chapter.[1] Its headquarters is in Kozhikode, Kerala.


  • History 1
  • Growth and development 2
  • Major works 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


IPH began publishing in 1945 at a small mosque at Irimbiliyam, near Valanchery, Malappuram District.V. P. Muhammed Ali Haji (a.k.a. Haji Sahib) lead the initiative in its early stages. The office was later shifted from Irimbiliyam to Valanchery and then to Edayoor and finally to Vellimadukunnu. Abul Jalal Moulavi, T. K. Ibrahim and T. Muhammed Sahib headed IPH at various times. Sheikh Muhammed Karakunnu has been the Director of IPH since 1982 till 2008. The current Director is VK Ali.

A translation of Abul A’la Mawdudi's Towards Understanding Islam (Urdu:Risal-e-Diniyat) by V. P. Muhammed Ali Haji (a.k.a. Haji Sahib), titled ‘Islam Matham’ was the first book to be published by IPH. It also marked a significant shift of Islamic publications in Kerala from the hybrid Arabi-Malayalam script to the Malayalam script. It has since sold 67000 copies.[2]

Growth and development

IPH is the biggest publisher of Islamic literature in the whole of South India. Apart from Calicut, it has branches at Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kannur, Malappuram and agencies at more than 20 places in Kerala and the Middle East. It has published almost 500 books so far and many of them have sold more than 50,000 copies. Namaskaram(Prayer) written by Abul Jalal Moulavi alone sold 1,34,000 copies.[3] All IPH publications follow the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) standard of book identification and are numbered ISBN 817204XXXX. Many of its publications have been published as e-books and are available for download at the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Kerala website. Lalithasaradsm, a Malayalam translation of the Qur'an, has also been published online.[4]

In September 2008, IPH released the first electronic edition (DVD) in Malayalam of Tafheemul Qur’an, the commentary of Quran by Abul Ala Maududi.[5]

IPH has been a regular presence at international book fairs like the Sharjah Book Fair[6][7] and the International Book Fair in Riyadh.[8][9]

Major works

Important books published by IPH include:[6][10]

  • Amritha Vani ( Nectarine Voice) - K. G. Raghavan Nair[11]
  • Bharatiya Samskarathinte Adiyozhukkukal ( Undercurrents of the Indian Civilization) - T. Muhammed
  • Prabodhanam Qur’anil ( The Qur'anic Model of Propagation) - K. C. Abdulla Moulavi
  • Ibadath: Oru Samagra Padanam ( Ibadah: A Comprehensive Study) - K. C. Abdulla Moulavi
  • Vyvahika Jeevitham Islamika Veekshanathil ( Conjugal Life in the Islamic Perspective) - Sheikh Muhammed Karakunnu
  • Qur’ante Munnil Vinayanwitham (Before the Qur'an, in Humility) - Vanidas Elayavoor
  • Daivam, Matham, Vedam : Sneha Samvadam ( God, Religion, Scripture : A Dialogue of Love) - Sheikh Muhammed Karakunnu
  • The Islamic Encyclopedia (Malayalam) - Various Authors
  • Malabar Samaram: M. P. Narayana Menonum Sahapravarthakarum ( Malabar Struggle: M. P. Narayana Menon and Comrades) - Prof. M. P. S. Menon
  • Rashtra Sankalpam Islamil (The Concept of State in Islam)
  • Shariatum Indian Muslimkalum (Shariah and Indian Muslims) - V. A. Kabir
  • Zakath: Tathvavum Prayogavum ( Zakath: Theory and Practice) - K. Abdulla Hasan
  • Qur’an Lalita Saram (A Lucid Gist of Qur'an) - Sheikh Muhammed Karakunnu & Vanidas Elayavoor

See also


  1. ^ IPH A brief history
  2. ^ IPH Best Sellers
  3. ^ A brief history
  4. ^
  5. ^ Malayalam e-edition of Tafheem Al-Qur’an set to be launched - Arab News 6 September 2008
  6. ^ a b IPH takes part in Sharjah Book Fair - Khaleej Times / Sunday 12 December 2004
  7. ^ Sharjah Book fair Publishers
  8. ^ Book fair: Lacks direction - Sheikha Al-Dosary | Arab News Sunday 8 March 2009
  9. ^ Arabic version of ‘Ya Allah’ released - ARAB NEWS Published: Mar 5, 2010
  10. ^ Indian Muslims urged to help remove misconceptions - Arab News 28 May 2001
  11. ^ [4]
  12. ^ Tafheem-ul-Quran by Maulana Syed Abul Ala Maududi
  13. ^ Syed Abu-Ala' Maududi's Surah Introductions to the Qur'an
  14. ^ The Preaching of Islam- The Call and Propagation of Islam
  15. ^ Mohammed The Prophet By Prof. K. S. Ramakrishna Rao, Head of the Department of Philosophy, Government College for Women University of Mysore, Mandya-571401 (Karnatika).Re-printed from "Islam and Modern age", Hydrabad, March 1978.
  16. ^ Islam between East and West
  17. ^ Social Justice in Islam, by Sayyid Qutub
  18. ^ Let Us be Muslims
  19. ^ Bahgat’s Books Giving a Voice to Animals
  20. ^ The Road to Mecca
  21. ^ A Diary of a German Muslim- The Diary Notes of Murad Hoffmann

External links

  • IPH Official website
  • Online Malayalam translation of Qur'an published by IPH
  • Online Book Catalogue
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