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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 the Library of Makkah al-Mukarramah: Qurʾān and Qurʾānic Sciences

Prepared by Muhammad Habib el-Hila

This catalogue describes 98 manuscripts and epistles (rasāʾil) held in the section “Qurʾān and its sciences” in the library of Makkah. The catalogue focusses on the sciences of the Qurʾān, including the variant Qurʾān readings (qirāʾāt).



Handlist of Manuscripts in the Library of Makkah al-Mukarramah: History Section

Prepared by Muhammad Habib el-Hila

This catalogue describes 124 of the manuscripts held in the History section in the Library of Makkah. Most of the subjects of the catalogue revolve around the biography of the Prophet, praises of the Prophet, his birthday celebrations, the history of the Ḥijāz, lineage, ijāzāt as permissions to teach and virtues.


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