Baitul Hikmah (House of Wisdom) is an online Islamic Bookstore, taking it’s name from the legendary library established by the Abassid caliph, Harun ar Rashid during the Islamic Golden Age. His time was marked by scientific, cultural, and religious prosperity. During his rule Baghdad began to flourish as a center of knowledge, culture and trade. Islamic Art and music also flourished during this time. The caliphate is remembered, not only for the strength and grandeur of its empire, but for the strength of its ideas and its contributions to human thought at the time. Baitul Hikmah (the bookstore) seeks to revive this rich intellectual heritage by encouraging reading among the young and old.
Since our establishment in 2014, we have already sold over 16000 books across South Africa. We now have an even wider range of books at the same prices to encourage reading in our community and once again become an Iqra Community.