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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.

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The Fihrist of al-Nadīm (Abū al-Faraj Muḥammad Ibn Isḥāq) - Second edition

A critical edition by Ayman Fuʾād Sayyid

“Kitāb al-Fihrist” by al-Nadīm is the most important and ground-breaking bibliographical work to survey in an unprecedented way the authorship in the Islamic World. The author – in the first ten articles - methodically presents the intellectual production of the Arabic-Islamic world and the contribution of Muslim scholars to human . . .


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The Mechanical Corpus of al-Isfizārī in the Sciences of Weights and Ingenious Devices by Abū Ḥātim al-Muẓaffar ibn Ismāʿīl al-Isfizārī

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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Al-Mawāʿiẓ wal-Iʿtibār fī Dhikr al-Khiṭaṭ wal-Athār by Maqrīzī Taqī al-Dīn Aḥmad b. ʿAlī b. ʿAbd al-Qādir (766-845 A.H. / 1365-1442 A.D.)

Edited by Ayman Fuad Sayyid

This book is considered one of the most important reference works on the history and geography of Egypt. It provides a comprehensive overview on the history of Egypt, as well as the establishment and development of Cairo from the time of the Islamic conquests of Egypt to the fifteenth century . . .


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