Al-Furqan: 33 Years Serving the Islamic Written Heritage

Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation was established initially with the aim to document and preserve the Islamic written heritage, principally through its work in surveying, imaging, cataloguing, editing, studying and publishing Islamic manuscripts. But, with time, its scope of activity has expanded, and it now comprises three centres, i.e.:
-Manuscript Centre
-Mawsoa Centre
-Maqasid Centre

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Al-Furqan's Library - 30 Years

One of the first successes of Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation is its Library. This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Library's inauguration.
On this occasion, we would like to highlight some of the Library's main collections and holdings.

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Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated on all our latest videos and coverage of our events.

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Foundation’s Publications Catalogue

You can generate and download - in PDF format - up-to-date publications' catalogues for the different categories of our publications, such as:

• Al-Furqan Publications
• Manuscript Centre Publications
• Mawsoa Centre Publications
• Maqasid Centre Publications
• Other Publications

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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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Coming soon: the book "Ottoman Scientific Heritage"

We are pleased to announce our new publication "Ottoman Scientific Heritage", which will be available next month!
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 Objectives of Islamic Law in Light of the Noble Prophetic Sunnah (3)

Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation - in partnership with the Maqasid Research & Studies Centre (Rabat), the Dept. of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Letters & Humanities, and the Research & Studies Laboratory in Islamic Sciences at the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Mohammedia (Morocco) - is organizing the third scientific course “The Objectives of Islamic Law in Light of the Noble Prophetic Sunnah", on 30th Oct. 2021.

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The Arts in Light of the Objectives of Islamic Law (3)

After a year-long delay, due to the circumstances we are going through as a result of the pandemic; out of our keenness to hold large and important events with physical attendance; and, in an effort to complete some of the topics of the subject and crown this series in the subject of arts in light the purposes of Islamic law; we are organizing the third symposium under the title “The Arts in Light of the Objectives of Islamic Law”, in Istanbul, Turkey, on 31st October 2021.
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Newsletter No.19

Read our latest Newsletter Issue no. 19.

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Digital Library

The Digital Library is an open access platform that provides cross-search and specialised research tools across a wealth of scholarship and hidden treasures of the Islamic written heritage. It offers a continuously growing repository of bibliographic information about manuscripts and manuscript collections worldwide, inviting its 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 a reference library with specialised collections in a wide range of languages.

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