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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 sciences 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
  

Kitāb al-Tajrīd fī Uṣūl al-Handasah: Abridgement of the Elements of Geometry by Abū al-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad al-Nasawī (V AH/XI CE)

Edited by Moustafa Mawaldi

The work, Kitāb al-tajrīd fī uṣūl al-handasah, is one of the key heritage sources for students of geometrical sciences, especially since the contributions of its author, Abū al-Ḥasan ‘Alī b. Aḥmad al-Nasawī, have attracted special international recognition. The book lays the foundation for a practical geometry of Arab origin, covering discrete . . .

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9781905650675
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