In Memoriam - His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani

It is with great sadness and deep sorrow that the Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation announces the passing of our Chairman, His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani. He passed away yesterday evening, Monday 22nd February, in a London hospital, at the age of 90, after a long illness.

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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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Subscribe to our YouTube channel

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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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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Newsletter No.19

Read our latest Newsletter Issue no. 19.

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International Day of Families - 15 May

On the occasion of International Day of Families, browse publications related to the subject.
The Objectives of Sharīʿah and the International Conventions
Human Rights in Islam
The Objectives of the Family in the Qur’an
The Objectives of Sharīʿah in al-Ṭāhir bin ʿAshūr’s Thoughts
Objectives of the Noble Qurʾān (3)
Religion & Civilisation: Protection of Civilisation

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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.