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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.


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 . . .


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Treatise on the Angle by Kamāl al-Dīn al-Fārisī

Edited by Moustafa Mawaldi

This book, “Treatise on the Angle” by Kamal al-Dīn al-Fārisī belongs to the realm of mathematical educational science, representing one of the key specialist sciences in which scholars have demonstrated untrammeled creativity in making original contributions and inventing novel branches in this discipline that was unheard of in past civilisations. . . .


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Water and its sources in the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Ottoman State's Efforts to Provide it: Documentary Study and a Critical Edition of a Treatise on the Reconstruction of Jerusalem's Drinking-Fountain by Shaykh Muḥammad al-Khalīlī

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

This book is an indispensable reference for students of Palestinian history and archaeology. Moreover, the author, Shaykh Muḥammad al-Khalīlī, is one of the prominent scholars of Al-Quds. The first part of the book (a study) provides a clear and vivid account of the social and economic conditions of Al-Quds’ inhabitants . . .


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