The gateway to Islamic manuscripts builds upon the
significant work already accomplished by the Foundation through its published
catalogues. In this
collection, users will be able to browse and search more than 50,000 manuscript
records previously published by the Manuscript Centre.
The online platform facilitates the discovery of major
‘hidden’ Islamic manuscript collections.The extent of the manuscript
details recorded varies from the basic handlist to comprehensive descriptive
catalogues including details such as incipit and explicit, quality of paper,
ink, binding and calligraphic style. The Digital Library Portal records include
references to standard bio-bibliographies and related manuscript catalogues.
Many unique and rare works can be found in our collections, such as the
catalogue of the Gazi Husrev Library in Sarajevo, the most important extant
source of the historical study of Islamic culture in Bosnia.
The Third Training Course on Editing, under the title “Methods and Rules of Critical Edition - Introductory Course on Editing Manuscripts”; organized by Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation in co-operation with Az’har University The course took place at Salih Kamil Centre at Al-Az’har University in Cairo and lasted a whole week, . . .