Our eBooks are now available

We are delighted to announce the availability of certain publications in eBook format. The inaugural release includes a thoughtfully curated selection of titles, and continuous endeavours are underway to expand our range of eBooks.

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The Translation Movement Between East and West

The Centre for Study of Islamic Manuscripts organised a one-day symposium entitled "The Translation Movement between East and West" on Wed. 29 Nov. 2023. The topic of the symposium, which coincided with the 35th Anniversary of Al-Furqan, has chosen to highlight a theme that has long been close to the heart of our late Chairman, HE Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani (may he rest in peace), namely, bridging cultures, especially East & West.

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Rightly-guided religious observance: concept, characteristics, and hurdles

Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, London, in partnership with Association Espace Cadres, Morocco, organised a lecture by Dr Issam al-Bashir—may God preserve him, titled “Rightly-guided religious observance: concept, characteristics, and hurdles”. The event held at 8:30pm in the Avanti Mohammedia Hotel on Friday, 3 November 2023, was chaired by Dr Wasfi Ashour Abu Zayd

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Islamic Creed: Maqāṣid Perspectives (2)

In the welcoming environs of the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences in Mohammedia, Morocco, the Centre for the Study of the Philosophy of Islamic Law at Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences in Mohammedia, the Research and Studies Laboratory in Islamic Sciences of the same Faculty, and the Maqāṣid Research & Studies Centre (Rabat) organised the scientific course, “Islamic creed: Maqāṣid Perspectives (2)”, on 1-2 November 2023.

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Qurʾān manuscripts, past and present: Cataloguing and digital tools

The Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts at Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, in co-operation with Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, and Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Corpus Coranicum), organised an international workshop / training course on "Qurʾān manuscripts, past and present: Cataloguing and digital tools".

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The Ottoman Scientific Heritage

This book is a key historical reference, indispensable source, and significant novel contribution. It is no exaggeration to say that this is a gem among Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation’s prized publications, as it covers an important period in the history of Islamic heritage, hitherto neglected by most historians of the sciences.
The book presents the finest of Ottoman scientific heritage, revealing achievements in science and civilisation, and contributions to the cumulative human heritage, secured under the patronage of the Ottoman State throughout its six centuries of history.

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The book, “al-Istidhkār li madhāhib ‘ulamā’ al-amṣār fī mā taḍamanahu al-Muwaṭṭa’ min ma‘ānī al-ra’yy wa al-āthār”, is an extensively detailed text, in which Imām Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr—may Allāh bestow His Mercy upon him—provided an explication of “al-Muwaṭṭa’ ”, so as to draw attention to the meanings and corresponding jurisprudence (fiqh) of the Prophetic traditions (ḥadīth).

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Selected Articles

In line with our aim to make our New Website more content driven, we have uploaded a number of selected articles extracted from some of our prominent publications.

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National Days and our "World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts"

To highlight each country's Islamic written heritage, we will be celebrating the National Days, by providing an insight into their Islamic manuscript collections.
Namely, on the occasion of the National Day of each particular country, we will publish an interactive summary of the country's surveyed Islamic manuscripts collection, with key facts and figures from the Foundation's published “World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts” (1994) , the only and unique survey to date.

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Our e-database is an open access platform with a search tool that encompasses a wealth of scholarship on the Islamic written heritage. It offers a continuously growing repository of bibliographic information about manuscripts and manuscript collections worldwide, inviting users to delve into a wide range of sources, including published and unpublished catalogues of Islamic manuscript from over 106 countries, an unprecedented, comprehensive bibliography within the field of the objectives of Islamic law (Maqāsid al-Sharīah), and access to our reference library with specialised collections in a range of languages.

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