Temporary Closure


Dear Reader

To comply with the Singapore government order to shut workplaces, Wardah Books will close its doors at 6pm on 5 April 2020. We will re-open, inshaAllah, when the government lifts this restriction.

Our online store remains open, and we will continue to fulfil orders by courier.

However, to safeguard the wellbeing of our booksellers and to uphold the spirit of the government measures to curtail the spread of the virus, the fulfilment of your orders will be slower and might take up to 5 working days.

International Orders (including to Malaysia) remain suspended until we receive assurances from our courier partners.

To be clear, our Bussorah Street shop will shut at 6pm on 5 April 2020, but our online store remains open to serve readers.

And with every difficulty there is ease.

As always, with much gratitude,
The Booksellers of Wardah Books

Welcome to Wardah Books

Established in 2002, Wardah Books is located in Bussorah Street, at the heart of Singapore’s centre of Malay/Muslim literary history. Books have always been central to Islamic culture and books remain the best technology for preserving and expounding ideas across time and space. As long as human beings continue to commit themselves to finding meaning, there will always be something to read. Or as we like to think of it, reading is not history.  

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