Is a division of the Islamic Dawah Movement of Southern Africa. The primary thrust of the unit is to search, research and publish selective and relevant topics on Islam especially for the region of Southern Africa. It has published numerous titles, (books and leaflets) as well as translations of the Quran, in 3 major local languages, Alhamdulillah. The unit concentrates on already published works, which are out of print, but are relevant to the region and in keeping with our aims and objectives.
IDM has published titles primarily in English. However, its publications include titles in the Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo and Burrundi languages. A major objective of this Unit, through its publications, is to eliminate ambiguity and misconceptions of certain issues within the value system of Islam; hoping thereby to present the real and authentic Islam to both the Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. The IDM Publications And Research Unit intends to continue to publish a variety of topics on Islam that would primarily aid a better understanding of the true Islam amongst the people of Southern Africa and thereby help to catalyse the process of Islamisation regionally and globally. The overall aim and objective of this Unit is to present Islamic principles and values to Muslims and Non-Muslims in order to help them understand this religion and way of life, which advocates unity, justice, brotherhood, tolerance and peace, which is Islam.
The IDM Bookshop caters for a wide range of high quality books from leading international as well as locally based writers. The primary suppliers of the books in the IDM Bookshop are the Islamic Foundation in the United Kingdom (KUBE Publications) and the Maktaba Darussalam Publishers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Over the years, innumerable titles have been published and distributed free of charge to individuals and organisations.
At present the following titles are still relevant, and have been printed in the last couple of years, and are
1. Muhammad (s) in the Bible (English)
2. Muhammad (s) in the Bible (Zulu)
3. Islam at a Glance (English)
4. Islam at a Glance (Zulu)
5. Muhammad Ali (English)
6. Malcolm X (English)
7. The Life of the Greatest Revolutionary, Muhammad (s) (Zulu)
8. Muhammad (s): The Greatest Leader in the World (Zulu)
These leaflets are distributed at regular intervals to Medical Practitioners in the greater Durban area, on request, for placement in their waiting rooms. This service is available to any professional and business houses, free of charge, from anywhere in the country.