The aim of al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation is to document
the vast Islamic written heritage and help conserve and preserve it, as well as to raise
awareness in this field through publishing the outcome of its projects, such as catalogues, editing of texts.
The Foundation also aims to encourage researchers working in the field of Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿah.
For that, The Foundation has opened a projects’ section
on its website that allows researchers to send their proposed projects,
either in the field of Islamic manuscripts or Maqāṣid
al-Sharīʿah, provided that it covers one of the
projects at the Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts
the project is a research or study, as criteria, it should present the
characteristics of a scientific, innovative, precise and documented work indicating
its academic value, and it should be distinguished by its originality,
depth and objectivity, as well as by using the scientific research methodology.
proposal should be related to Islamic written heritage or the objectives οf Islamic Law.
3) For editing Manuscripts, the value and importance οf the text to be edited, its originality and a work plan must be established.
4) For cataloguing Manuscripts, you are requested to attach
along with your project proposal application, 10 samples of cataloguing cards, since
the goal of the Al-Furqān Foundation is to have a comprehensive cataloguing card
rather than a hand list or partially catalogued card.
submitted project (work) should be ready for printing and publishing and
supported by the necessary photographs and diagrams- if any- as well as a full
proposed project should not have been published before or have been presented
to another institution to publish. In this case the Al-Furqān Foundation is not
obliged to publish it, unless there are clear justifications.
The Foundation will present the project proposals to the Board of Experts to review. If
approved, the Foundation will contact the principal investigator of the project to feedback the results and to discuss the project contract.
Foundation reserves the right to reject projects which deemed irrelevant to specified subjects mentioned above, do not reach the required level set by the Board of Experts, or incomplete.