25 May 2019
20 Ramadhan 1440
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Catalogues of Islamic Manuscripts

Part of the Foundation's work is to fund projects in cataloguing and set up cataloguing of private and national collections of Islamic manuscripts in various part of the world. In this section you will find handlists and descriptive catalogues of the different collections the Foundation has published.

The Foundation has continued to bring more uncatalogued collections into its cataloguing project and to place its main emphasis on areas where Islamic manuscripts are endangered and the resources to take remedial steps are lacking. 

Al-Furqan aims to achieve these goals through the study and cataloguing of collections of Islamic manuscripts that have never been catalogued and through their documentation (imaging) by using the best available technological means.


Handlist of Manuscripts in Shinqīṭ and Wādān

Prepared by Ahmad Ould Muhammad Yahya, Edited by Ulrich Rebstock

This catalogue describes 1109 manuscripts which are spread across 12 libraries located in Shinqīṭ and Wādān in Mauritania. The subjects covered in the catalogue are the Qurʾān and its sciences, jurisprudence of the Mālikī school of thought, grammar and morphology. A number of rare and valuable manuscripts were brought from . . .



Handlist of Manuscripts in the Libraries of Shaykh Serigne Mor Mbaye Cissé, al-Ḥājj Malick Sy & Shaykh Ibrāhīm Niasse

Prepared and edited by Ousmane Kane

This catalogue describes 804 manuscripts in the library that is specific to the scholars of Senegal. The subjects listed in the catalogue are the Qurʾān and its sciences, the uniqueness of God, jurisprudence, biographies, history, Sufism, praises of the Prophet and poetry.



Catalogue of Islamic Manuscripts in the National Library of Albania, Tirana

Prepared by Abd al-Sattar al-Halwaji & Habib Allah Azimi

This catalogue lists the 416 manuscripts of the National Library of Albania in Tirana. The section specific to the Arabic language holds subjects that are related to the sciences of the Qurʾān, Ḥadīth, jurisprudence, history, philosophy, logic, mathematics and engineering. As regards the section specific to the Persian language, it holds various . . .


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