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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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This book is a key historical reference, indispensable source, and significant novel contribution.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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Visit by the Director General of IRCICA

On Thursday 7 September 2023, the Managing Director of Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, Mr Sali Shahsivari, accompanied by members of Al-Furqān's working team, welcomed at the Foundation's headquarters in London Prof. Dr. Mahmud Erol Kılıç, Director General of the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA).

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Share your Preferences with Us!

We are continuously focusing on how we can make our publications easily available to our readers and customers. We will be launching our eBooks soon and with this form, you can share your preferences on which titles you would like to have available for purchase in Digital Format.

Take the Survey, to vote for a publication to be available in Digital Format and we will work on making this happen!

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How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe

Lecture by Diana Darke
Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

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Kashf Al-Zunūn ‘An Asāmī Al-Kutub Wa Al-Funūn

The book, “Kashf al-ẓunūn ‘an asāmī al-kutub wa al-funūn”, by its author, Muṣṭafā b. ‘Abd Allāh al-Qasṭanṭīnī al-‘Uthmānī, renowned as Kâtip Çelebi and as Ḥājī Khalīfah (1017-1067AH), is considered the largest bibliographical and encyclopaedic lexicon in the author’s era.

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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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