Al-Furqan's Library

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Established in July 1990 and officialy inaugurated on 30th November 1991, Al-Furqān's Library serves as a reference and encyclopedia library to enhance research and academic activities. To date the Library has collected over 11,000 titles, in more than 16,000 volumes on various subjects. Moreover, the Library's collections include almost 1,800 printed Islamic manuscript catalogues, in around 2,500 volumes, from over 70 countries.

The library’s holdings are arranged and organised according to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) for ease of use, while its collection of catalogues of Islamic manuscripts is classified by country.

The major subjects covered are Qur’anic studies, Hadith, Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic theology, philosophy, science, medicine, history, geography, architecture, arts, literature, etc., written in the major Islamic languages including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Swahili, Gujarati, as well as Russian and European languages. The Library collection also includes multilingual dictionaries, Arabic biographical dictionaries and encyclopedia, covering the classical period to the present time.

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