"The Abbasid House of Wisdom: Between Myth & Reality"

Lecture by Prof. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

Monday 20 March 2023, 17:30 - 19:30 (London).

Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation
22A Old Court Place
W8 4PL, London
United Kingdom

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CfA: “Qur’anic manuscripts, past and present: Cataloging and digital tools”

Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, and Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Corpus Coranicum), are delighted to call for applications for an international training course/workshop under the title:

“Qur’anic manuscripts, past and present: Cataloging and digital tools”

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Browse our Publications

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The Jurisprudence of the Ummah's Interests; From Individual to Public Interests

(An Approach based on the Objectives of Islamic Law)

By Abdennour Baza


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The Ummah and its Civilisational Identity

The Components and Challenges

By Esam Ahmed El-Bashir

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Now Available:

Objectives of Islamic Law in The light of the Noble Prophetic Sunnah (3)

Within this book, the reader will find scientific papers relating to the proceedings of the third scientific course on “The Objectives of Islamic Law in Light of the Noble Prophetic Sunnah from the Perspective of Capacities (maqāmāt) of Prophetic Actions (taṣarrufāt)”.

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Now Available:

Arts in the Light of Maqāṣid Al-Sharīʿah (3)
This book contains the proceedings of the third scientific symposium addressing “The arts in light of the objectives of Islamic law”, organised by the Centre for Study of the Philosophy of Islamic Law at Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation.

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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.

This includes:

-Articles on Islamic Manuscripts
-Articles on Makkah & Madinah
-Articles on the Philosophy of Islamic Law
-Other Articles

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National Days and our "World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts"

To highlight each country's Islamic written heritage, we are celebrating the National Days, by providing an insight into their Islamic manuscript collections with an interactive summary of the country's surveyed Islamic manuscripts collection, with key facts and figures from our “World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts”.
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Digital Library

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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