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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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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Forthcoming Publications

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming publications, namely:

- Miftāḥ al-sa‘ādah wa miṣbāḥ al-siyādah” by Ṭāsh Kubrī Zādah

-“Kashf al-Zunūn”, by Kâtip Çelebi

-"Ottoman Scientific Heritage"

-“Al-Istidhkār” by Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr

-“Maḥāsin al-Sharī‘ah fī furū‘ fiqh al-Shāfi‘iyyah”by Abū Bakr al-Qaffāl

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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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H.E. Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu wins the Kuwait Prize 2020

His Excellency Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Member of the Board of Directors of the Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation, has been awarded the Kuwait Prize, presented by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences for the year 2020, in the field of Arabic and Islamic Scientific Heritage,

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Newsletter No.19

Read our latest Newsletter Issue no. 19.

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Al-Furqan Through the Years

"33 Years, Serving the Islamic Written Heritage"

In loving memory and tribute to our late Chairman, HE Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, who sadly passed away on 22 Feb. 2021, may he rest in peace, it is with great honour that we share this Timeline of projects, events and activities that have been accomplished by Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation through the last three decades.

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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.