Islamic Heritage Foundation was set up with two goals in mind: to preserve
Islamic cultural heritage and to make it more accessible, to both scholars and
the wider public.
The Foundation developed
specific projects aimed at achieving these goals. Top priority among these projects
was cataloguing collections of Islamic manuscripts that were previously
uncatalogued, compiling as extensive visual record as possible of these
manuscripts and using the most efficient technology available. Through the
continuous cycle of research, recording, digitising and publishing in each of
its three Centres, Al-Furqan and the communities it serves grow together. The
works published by the Centres thus far exceed 140 titles in more than 250
1. The Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts
(Manuscript Centre) was established to survey, preserve, study and publish
works on the Islamic written heritage as well as assisting and promoting the
research in the field.
2. The Centre for the Study of the Philosophy of
Islamic Law (Maqasid Centre) focuses on the study of Maqasid (the
philosophy of the Islamic law).
3. The Centre for Compiling the Encyclopaedia of Makkah
and Madinah (Makkah and Madinah Centre) is home to the project
to create the encyclopaedia of the two holy cities, supporting research and
exploring and highlighting their scientific and cultural role throughout