The Islamic Texts Society is a publishing house founded in 1981 and registered as an educational charity in the UK (reg. no. 283832). The Islamic Texts Society produces English translations of works of traditional importance to the Islamic faith and culture, including editions of hitherto unpublished manuscripts, and also sponsors contemporary works on Islamic subjects by scholars from all parts of the world. The Islamic Texts Society hopes thereby to promote a greater understanding of Islam among both Muslims and non-Muslims, catering for laypersons as well as academics in the field of Islamic studies.
To date the Islamic Texts Society has published over eighty books on various aspects of Islam and the Islamic heritage, including Qur’anic studies and tafsir, hadith and the life of the Prophet, Islamic law and jurisprudence, spirituality and Sufism. Among the Islamic Texts Society’s bestselling publications is Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources by Martin Lings, generally acknowledged as the best book in English on the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
One of the major and on-going projects of the Islamic Texts Society is the publication in English of the most important works of the great medieval theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111). So far twelve volumes have appeared in this series, of which two have won the British Book Design and Production Award for the best general paperback.
The Islamic Texts Society is committed to the highest editorial and design standards in all its publications and these standards have become the hallmark of its publications.
As a registered charity, the Islamic Texts Society is dependent on fundraising to achieve its aims and objectives. If you are interested in supporting the activities of the Islamic Texts Society, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.