New Delhi: Markazi Maktaba Islami Publishers (MMI), one of the largest publishing companies dealing in Islamic books launched a huge showroom in South Delhi’s Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar. The well-attended launch function coincided with the first day of the New Islamic Year.
While speaking on the occasion, Ateequr Rab, the manager of the MMI Publishers said they are trying to provide the best possible facilities to the bibliophiles in the area. He said the centrally air-conditioned showroom will help people find the books that they have been trying to find.
He dwelled on the decades long history of the company and said that it is heartening to see it grow and make its footprints visible everywhere.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind emir, Maulana Jalaluddin Umri, who inaugurated the showroom, said that the Maktaba has provided literature for the Islamic ideology for the last several decades. He admitted that while there is a need to develop literature on new issues confronting the Muslim ummah, but added that what has been produced by the Maktaba should be appreciated and utilized by Maktaba’s patrons.
He said that thousands of books published over the years by Maktaba provide the fountainhead of the Islamic ideology not just in India, but beyond the country as well.
The octogenarian president of the JIH who has to his credit dozens of scholarly books on wide-ranging topics on different aspects of Islam, rued the lack of readership among common Muslims. He said there was the need to major to reading good books from culling information from newspapers and social media.