As far as the Islamic heritage is concerned, the manuscripts written over the ages and surviving to this day cover nearly every aspect of Islamic thought and culture, although the significance of the oral tradition which...
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Please find in the following links articles related to various aspects of Islamic written heritage, with a special focus on:
-Two holy cities (Makkah & Madinah)
-Philosophy of Islamic Law
Visit by the delegation from the Republic of Uzbekistan
The Managing Director of Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, Mr Sali Shahsivari, and the working team at Al-Furqan welcomed Mr Firdavs Abdukhalikov, Chairman of the World Society for the Study, Preservation, and Popularisation of the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan, and Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Electronic Mass Media, and the accompanying Uzbek delegation.
“The Critical Edition of Texts between Different Narrations, the Importance of Auditions, and Multiple Versions”
The Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts organised a public lecture titled “The Critical Edition of Texts Between Different Narrations, the Importance of Auditions, and Multiple Versions”, delivered by Prof. Bashar Awwad Marouf. The lecture took place on Wed., 23 Oct. 2019 at the lecture hall in Al-Furqān’s London headquarters.
"The Noble Qur’ān from Revelation to Compilation" (2)
The Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts organised the 2nd international conference dedicated to the Qur’an manuscripts, titled “The Noble Qur’ān from Revelation to Compilation” (2), which took place on Saturday and Sunday, 9-10 November 2019, in Istanbul, Turkey. Ten specialist researchers from different countries participated in this second conference.
“The Theory of Resources and Objectives of Preserving the Sunnah from the False and the Alien”
On the eve of the Second Course on “The objectives of Shariʿa in the light of Sunnah: The Methodology of revealing and applying the Shariʿa Objectives via the Prophet’s Sunnah”, a public lecture titled “The theory of resources and objectives of preserving the Sunnah from the false and the alien”, delivered by Dr Al-Akhḍar al-Akhḍari, took place on Tue. 23rd April 2019
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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Wlferd F. Madelung
Human history, according to a common definition, begins with the written word. Before the age of writing, there was only prehistory. Archaeologists and experts dealing with prehistory have, to be sure...Manuscript Centre
Angelo Michele Piemontese
A manuscript is both a text, that is, a written document of a certain literary genre, and a handwritten work, be it a codex or a scroll. A manuscript as a whole is endowed with an everlasting...Manuscript Centre
Studies on the science of maqāšid al-sharī‘ah (the objectives of Islamic Law) have seen a rapid, continual, and wide-ranging growth in our time. This principally began following the publication of al-Shāŧibī’s al-Muwāfaq...Maqasid Centre