Grant Programs > Book Distribution

The ever increasing presence of Muslims in the West and in the United States in particular, has made the media, general public, academic institutions, and government organizations pay more attention to Islam and the Muslim world. As a result, the Alavi Foundation has taken up the task of participating in dialogues concerning Islam and the West.  To this end, the Book Distribution Program was established in 1981. Through this program; the Alavi Foundation provided complimentary Islamic books to individuals, academic Institutions, public libraries, Islamic centers, and the penitentiaries within the United States.  Currently, the Foundation receives over 14,000 requests for Islamic Literature per year and distributes more than 15,000 texts free of charge, per year.

Those individuals who are in need of the Quran and Islamic Literature may send their request in writing to the nearest book distribution center below:

The Islamic Seminary
Book Distribution Program
PO Box 2946
Huntington Station, NY 11746

Islamic Education Center of Texas
ATTN: Library
P. O. Box 572385
Houston, TX 77257-2385

Islamic Education Center of Maryland
ATTN: Book Distribution
7917 Montrose Road
Potomac, MD 20854

Shia Association of Bay Area Inc.
ATTN: Book Distribution
4415 Fortran Ct
San Jose, CA 95134