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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Awarded Publications

Discover some of our most notable publications, that were awarded:

• Al-Mawā‘iẓ wa al-i‘tibār fī dhikr al-khiṭaṭ wa al-āthār
• The Fihrist of al-Nadīm
• The Corpus of Al-Isfizari in the Sciences of Weights and Mechanical Devices

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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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Visit of Dr Raja El-Aoudi-Adouni

On 3rd June 2021. we welcomed Dr Raja El-Aoudi-Adouni, archaeologist and epigraphist specialising in Arab and Islamic inscriptions at Tunisian National Heritage Institute, a decorated professor at the Higher Institute of Literary Studies and Humanities - Tunis University, previous Director of the National Centre of Calligraphy, and current Scientific Director of National Centre of the Historical and Archaeological Landmarks - Tunis.

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Newsletter No.19

Read our latest Newsletter Issue no. 19.

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International Day of Peace

21 September

On the occasion of International Day of Peace, browse our Publications related to the subject.

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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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