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Welcome to Looh Press! Your one stop shop for all Islamic & Somali Studies Books.



Great selection of Islamic Books Classical and Modern 
Looh Press aims to provide an excellent selection of Islamic books from the classical works as well as most popular modern books written in various subjects. We stock three main languages; Arabic, English and some Somali in the Islamic genre books.


We have recently launched an additional section for African Studies books and are working on expanding this section. Initial objective is to stock and sell general African history and biographical works and then further expand on that. Please email us for any suggestions you might have for this section,



We specialise in sourcing the most academic and thoroughly edited works in the Arabic language. The specific sub-genre we focus on is in the field of;

  • Tafsir (exegesis); modern and classical works,

·       ‘Aqida (Creed/Theology); with special focus on the classical Ash’ari, Matarudi and Athari schools of thought, as well as modern critique.

·       Fiqh (Jurisprudence), with special emphasis focus on Shafi’i fiqh text books and encyclopaedic reference works,

·       Hadith; Classical hadith works with scholarly critique,

·       Other genre; Sira/Shama’il (prophetic biographies and characteristics), Tarikh/Tarajim (History and biographical encyclopaedias), and other books.

Usually we stock pristine and brand new books with scholarly editorial publications but sometimes there are few titles that might be short of that parameters or otherwise second hand copies. However we clearly and easily point out these deficiencies wherever applicable.



The books in the English category are in Islamic studies field but written in English. In some print and copies there are dual languages which will be advertised as such. There is also few prints that are cheaper books because the publishers photocopied the original prints, which are also pointed out in the description of the book. However the overwhelming stock are of pristine and brand new, printed and published by some of the world’s largest publication houses.



We also stock and sell books in the field of Somali Studies. This means academic and research papers on and about Somalis in the English language, and sometimes in dual languages. These are various subjects such as; History, Culture, Art, Poetry and Politics.



In this category we stock and sell large number of books written in the Somali Language. The sub-categories are; Novels, Stories, History, Culture, Art, Poetry, Politics, Children books, Learning Somali Language tools and many more.




We also publish books in Islamic and Somali Studies, specialising in English and Somali Languages. Please consult our publication section for further details.



In the left hand side you will a list of Publishing houses names with their logo’s scrolling up. If you click on anyone of them it will show you all the books we list under named publisher. We also regard them as some of the best publishing houses out there (with some of them enjoying less popularity and accuracy as others).



Below the TRUSTED PUBLISHERS section there is a similar list of names of some of us regular authors, be they classical or modern ones. The names are ordered alphabetically. So for classical Imams and their names such as Ibn Daqiq al-‘Id are listed under ‘I’ as Ibn. While the imams of early generations such as  Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi’i, Imam Ahmed, Imam Bukhari and so on are under ‘Imam’. Others like al-Arna’ut, al-‘Izz, al-Dhahabi or all the usual popular titles are organised under the first letter after the ‘al’. So al-Arna’ut will be Arna’ut al, Shaykh Shu’ayb.



In this section we have list titles that are popular because their frequent use in academic and study circles. These titles also enjoy enumerate commentaries and as such instead of searching them endlessly, we have eased the process whereby you click on the title and all the prints, commentaries of said title will be shown. So for example if you are looking for all that we stock on al-Arba’in al-Nawawiyah (the forty hadith compilation of Nawawi), a mere one click on the title will show all results regarding that title.



Our aim is to provide fast, flexible and friendly service that will ensure your return again and again. It is when you are happy that we are happy. You are not dealing with robots and we put great care in our customer care plan. Because we love books and those that share the same passion.



Our aim is to books by authentic and highly regarded experts in their respective fields as well as formidable and well agreed upon classical scholars of the past. We also aim to stock books by contemporary scholars tackling the issues of the time. We are here to provide a Service. We can’t afford to be as sophisticated and Hi- tech as some of the mainstream book shops, however we are here to provide that personal service and honest advice.



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Our aim is to provide fast, flexible and friendly service that will ensure your return again and again.

"Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error" (TM Q 2:286)

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Trusted Publishers

Adonis & Abbey Publishers

AGA (Akadeemiye-Goboleedka Af-So

al-Arabiyyah Lil Jami (Saudi)

al-Dar al-'Alamiyyah (Cairo)

Al-Hidaayah (UK)

al-Jaffan & al-Jabi (Cyprus)

al-Madina Institute (USA)

al-Maktabat al-Asriyyah (Beirut)

al-Risalah al-'Alamiyyah (Beirut

al-Yamamah (Beirut-Syria)

AlJudai Research & Consultations

AMA Books (UK)

Amana Publications

Arwiqah (Jordan)

Asal Jet (Somaliland)


Azhar Academy (UK)

Beacon Books (UK)

Books - Publisher (Beirut)

Buuh Publications (UK)

Cambridge University Press (UK)

Createspace (Self Publishing)

Dar 'Aalim al-Kutub (Riyad)

Dar al-'Asimah (Saudi)

Dar al-Arqam (UK)

Dar al-Basha'ir al-Islamiyyah

Dar al-Dhakha'ir (Beirut)

Dar al-Dhiya'i (Kuwait)

Dar al-Falah

Dar al-Faqih (UAE)

Dar al-Farfur (Syria)

Dar al-Fathi (Jordan)

Dar al-Fayha (Syria-Beirut)

Dar al-Fikar (Beirut)

Dar al-Fikri (Syria-Lebanon)

Dar al-Hadith (Cairo)

Dar al-Hadith al-Kitaniyyah

Dar al-Hawi (Yemen)

Dar al-Ilm (Cairo)

Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah

Dar al-Lubab (Turkey)

Dar al-Ma'rifah (Beirut)

Dar al-Ma'rifah (Syria)

Dar al-Minhaj (Jeddah)

Dar al-Mustafa (Syria)

Dar al-Nawadir (Kuwait)

Dar al-Nur al-Mubin (Jordan)

Dar al-Qalam (Syria)

Dar al-Sabuni (Cairo)

Dar al-Salam (Egypt)

Dar al-Salih (Egypt)

Dar al-Sami'i (Sa'udi)

Dar al-Siraj (al-Madinah)

Dar al-Taqwa (Syria)

Dar al-Taqwa (UK)

Dar al-Turath al-Islami (DTI)

Dar al-Yusur (Madinah, Saudi)

Dar as-Sunnah Publishers (UK)

Dar Ibn al-Jawzi (Saudi)

Dar Ibn Hazm (Beirut)

Dar Ibn Kathir (Syria-Beirut)

Dar Ihya al-Turath al-Arabi

Dar Nur as-Sabah (Syria)

Dar Tawq al-Najah (Lebanon/Saudi

Dar Zayla' (Egypt & Somalia)

Darussalam (Saudi)

Diini Publications

Fiqi Publishers (USA)

Fons Vitae (USA)

Galool (UK)

Garanuug (UK)

Gobaad Press (US)

Goodword Books

HAAN Associates Publishing

Hal-Aqoon Publishers (Somaliland

Hurst Publishers (UK)

Iftiinka Aqoonta (Sweden)


IIPH (Saudi)

Indiana University Press (USA)

Islamic Book Trust - IBT

Islamic Foundation (UK)

Islamic Text Society - ITS (UK)

Islamic Village (UK)

Islamosaic (US)

Kasmo Publishing (UK)

Kube Publishing (UK)

Looh Press (UK)

Madbacadda Iftiinka Aqoonta (Swe

Madinah Press (UK)

Maktaba Ma'ariful Quran (Karachi

Maktabah Ma'arif al-Qur'an (Paki

Maktabat al-Bushra (Karachi)

Maktabat al-Matbuat al-Islamiyya

Maktabat al-Rushd (Saudi)

Maktabat Dar al-Fajri (Syria)

Maktabat Dar al-Falah (Syria)

Markaz al-Furqan liTa'lim al-Qur

Mihrab Publishing (UK)

Mu'assassat al-Risalah

Muhamaddan Press (Singapore)

Muslims at Work (South Africa)

Oneworld Publications (UK)

Other (University Press)

Other Publishers

Other Publishers; (Beirut)

Other Publishers; (Egypt)

Other Publishers; (Middle East)

Other Publishers; (Saudi)

Other Publishers; (Somalia)

Other Publishers; (Syria)

Other Publishers; (UK)

Other Publishers; (USA)

Oxford University Press (UK)

Ponte Invisibile (Italy)

Saad Suuban (Saudi)

Sunni Publications (Holland)


Ta-Ha Publishers (UK)

The Horn Publisher (UK)

Tsehai Publishers (US)

Tughra Books (USA)

Turath Publishing (UK)

UK Islamic Academy

Visions of Reality (UK)

Wasila Press (Canada)

Weekend Learning

White Thread Press

Xildhibaan Publication (UK)

Zam Zam Publishers (Pakistan)

Zayla Publishers (Somalia)

Popular Text Books
'Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk Series
Af Soomaali (Laga Barto)
al-Adhkar (Nawawi)
al-Fiqh al-Manhaji 'ala Madhab
al-Hidayah Sharh Bidayatil Mubta
al-Itqan fi 'Ulum al-Qur'an
al-Luma' fi Usul al-Fiqh
al-Mannar fi Usul al-Fiqh
al-Minhaj lil Baydhawi
al-Muhadhab (al-Shayrazi)
al-Muhalla (Ibn Hazm)
al-Mukhtar lil Fatawa (Hanafi)
al-Muqni' (Hanbali)
al-Qa'idah al-Nuraniyyah
al-Rihla (Ibn Batuta Travels)
al-Shama'il al-Muhammadiyah
al-Tibyan fi Adab Hamalat al-Qur
al-Umm (Imam Shafi'i)
al-Yaqut al-Nafis fi Madhab Ibn
Alfiyyat (al-Iraqi)
Alfiyyat (Suyuti)
AQIDA- Aqidat al-'Awam
Bidayat al-Hidayah (al-Ghazzali)
Bidayat al-Mujtahid
Bulugh al-Maram
Fath al-Bari (Sahih al-Bukhari)
Fiqh al-Akbar (Abu Hanifa)
FIQH- Abi Shuja' (Matn al-Ghayah
FIQH- al-'Ashmawiyyah (Maliki)
FIQH- al-Risalah al-Jami'ah
FIQH- al-Umdah fi'l Fiqh Hanbali
FIQH- Risalah al-Qayrawani (Mali
FIQH- Safinat al-Naja
FIQH- Safinat al-Salah
FIQH- Umdat al-Salik
Futuh al-Habasha
HADITH- al-Arba'in an-Nawawi
HADITH- Umdat al-Ahkam
Hirz al-Amani (Qira'at)
Ibhath Hadithiyyah (Awwamah)
IHSAN- al-Risalah al-Qushayriyya
Ihya 'Ulum al-Deen
Jam' al-Jawami'
Jawharat al-Tawheed
Kanz al-Daqa'iq (Hanafi Fiqh)
Lamiyat al-Af'al (Lughah)
Manzumat al-Bayquniyyah
Maqamat al-Hariri
Minhaj al-'Abadin (al-Ghazzali)
Minhaj al-Talibin
Minhaj al-Wusul ila 'Ilm al-Usul
Mukhtasar al-Quduri
Mukhtasar Khalil (Maliki)
Muntaqa al-Akhbar
Muqaddimat Ibn al-Salah
Muqadimat al-Hadramiyyah
Mushaf Tajweed (Hafs)
NAHW- al-'Awamil al-Jurjaniyyah
NAHW- al-Ajurrumiyyah
NAHW- Alfiyyat Ibn Malik
NAHW- Shudhur al-Dhahab
Nihayat fi Gharib al-Hadith wa'l
Nukhbat al-Fikar
Nur al-Idah
Nur al-Yaqiin fi Sirat Sayyid al
Qasida al-Burda
Qatr al-Nada (Nahw)
Qurrat al-'Ayn bimuhimmat al-Din
Rawdhat al-Talibin
Riyad al-Saliheen
Safwat al-Zubad
Sharh al-Sunnah (al-Baghawi)
Shu'ab al-Imam - al-Bayhaqi
Sunan- Abi Dawud
Sunan- Ad-Darimi
Sunan- al-Bayhaqi
Sunan- al-Bukhari
Sunan- al-Muwatta'
Sunan- an-Nasa'i
Sunan- at-Tirmidhi
Sunan- Ibn Majah
Sunan- Muslim
Sunan- Musnad Abi Hanifah
Sunan- Musnad Ahmed
Sunan- Musnad al-Shafi'i
Tadrib al-Rawi
Tafsir- al-Baghawi
Tafsir- al-Baydhawi
Tafsir- al-Jalalayn
Tafsir- al-Nasafi
Tafsir- al-Zamakhshari Kashshaf
Tafsir- Ibn 'Ashur
Tafsir- Ibn Kathir
Tafsir- Safwat al-Tafasir SABUNI
Tafsir- Tabari
Tahdhi al-Tahdhib
Tahdhib al-Kamal fi Asma' al-Rij
Tasrif al-'Izzi (Lughah/Sarf)
Taxanaha ARDAA (Galool)
USUL- al-Ashbah wal Nadhair
Wasa'il al-Wusul ila Shama'il al
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