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

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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. 18

Browse Al-Furqan's latest Newsletter, to learn more about our recent activities and publications.

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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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The Earth and its Sciences in Islamic Manuscripts

This book contains a number of papers presented during the fifth conference of the Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts – Al-Furqan Foundation.
The conference papers addressed the domain of mathematical sciences in relation to planet Earth, with six papers in the field of geographical heritage, accurately illustrating Earth’s representation.

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History of the Study Circles in the Two Holy Mosques

This book traces the origins of knowledge study circles (ḥalaqāt) in the Two Holy Mosques, in Makkah and Madinah, from the Prophetic times and those of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs, through the Umayyad, Abbasid, Mameluke and Ottoman eras, to the present day. It explains in detail the types and development of elementary education establishments, called kuttāb, and formal schools (madrasah) neighbouring both holy mosques..

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Multiplicity of Reference in the Light of the Objectives of Islamic Law

This book focuses on the relationship with frames of ideological, political, & legal reference, & holds considerable weight in terms of its importance vis-à-vis:
-The application of objectives within the flow of social & political life, & in the legal, constitutional, & international reference frames.
-The maqāṣid-based approach, in that the author...

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Limited Quantity of Imperfect/Damaged Publications Copies

We are offering a remarkable discount of 70% on a limited quantity of Imperfect/Damaged books.

Most books are only mildly defective: a bent corner, a ruffled page or more, a spine with a dent, or a mark that ought not to be there.

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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.