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Edited Texts

Today, Islamic manuscripts are to be found, not only in every Islamic country and in countries with large islamic minorities, but also throughout Europe and the Americas as well as in Japan and some non-Muslim African countries.

This enormous treasure is - in many areas - in danger of being destroyed through social upheavals, political conflicts, natural causes or simply lack of proper care. It is therefore of the utmost importance that it should be documented as soon as possible.

Al-Furqan Foundation supports the edition and publication of a wide selection of manuscripts of particular significance in the Islamic heritage and facsimile editions of well preserved important manuscripts, particularly those with marked aesthetic value.


  

Bughyat al-Ṭalab fī Tārīkh Ḥalab: The History of Aleppo by ʿUmar ibn Aḥmad ibn Hibat Allāh Kamāl al-Dīn ibn al-ʿAdīm (660 AH / 1262 CE)

Edited by al-Mahdi Eid al-Rawadieh

The book at hand is quite distinguished in that it draws together a variety of disciplines in different fields of knowledge and the arts. Its main topic are the biographies of eminent personalities and intellectuals in the various scientific and humanistic sciences, as well as political figures and men of . . .

£420.00

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9781905650514
  

The Corpus of al-Isfizārī in the Sciences of Weights and Mechanical Devices by Abū Ḥātim al-Muẓaffar ibn Ismāʿīl al-Isfizārī - English version

Edited by Mohammed Abattouy and Salim Al-Hassani

This critical edition of al-Isfizāri’s book deals with the field of mechanics, known by early Muslims as “the science of weights and mechanical devices” (‘Ilmay al-Athqāl wal-Ḥiyal). The book introduces the theory of the “steelyard” and its applications. It extensively describes and provides exhaustive details on a large group of . . .

£100.00

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9781905122592
1905122594
  

The Registry of al-Ṣābiʾ Letters: Diwān Rasāʾil al-Sābīʾ by Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm al-Ṣābī (384 AH / 994 CE)

Compiled, edited and studied by Dr Ihsan Dhanoun al-Thamiri

This book consists of 419 treatises, dating back to the Buyid dynasty’s subjugation of the Abbasid Caliphate. These treatises are important documents preserving a large quantity of primary material that benefit greatly the study of Islamic State’s history under Buyid control (334-447AH / 946-1055AD). The treatises expose the ongoing conflict . . .

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9781788147194
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