20 September 2017
29 Dhul-Hijjah 1438
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Al-Furqan's efforts continue in a number of fields to document the Islamic Heritage and to support the work of researchers and scholars, believing that the pursuit of knowledge, truth and learning must be beneficial to all humanity.

The Manuscript Centre's publications issued by the Foundation aim to contribute to the discipline of cataloguing and preservation of Islamic manuscripts, as well as to attest the magnitude and history of the Islamic heritage.


Al-Maqrīzī and His Book Al-Mawāʿiẓ wal-Iʿtibār fī Dhikr al-Khiṭaṭ wal-Athār

By Ayman Fuad Sayyid

The first part of this introductory volume outlines the subject-matter of the book, the author’s biography, his works, the methodology used in the production of the book Al-Mawāʿiẓ, the approximate date of its publication, the problems that were raised over al-Maqrīzī’s plagiarism in the book as well as the . . .



The Detailed Defter of The Liwāʾ of Noble Jerusalem: a critical and annotative study of the Ottoman text with Arabic translation

By Muhammad Adnan al-Bakhit and Noufan Raja al-Sawariyyah

The series of “The Detailed Defter of the Liwāʾ of Noble Jerusalem” , made up of six volumes, is the main and foremost cornerstone in documenting the most important period in the history of the city and its conditions during the Ottoman times. It does so by shedding light on . . .



Islamic Codicology: an Introduction to the Study of Manuscripts in Arabic Script - English version

By François Déroche

This book is considered the most important and comprehensive on the subject of the material aspects of manuscripts in the Arabic script. Hence its importance in the field of codicology. It is also a resource and tool for researchers in the sciences of manuscripts, cataloguing and manuscript editing. The chapters discuss . . .


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