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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 Fihrist of al-Nadīm (Abul-Farağ Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq) - First edition

Edited by Ayman Fuad Sayyid

“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 оf Muslim scholars to human civilisation . . .

Out of print

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Les Mathématiques Infinitésimales du IXe au XIe siècle

By Various Contributors, Edited by Roshdi Rashed

This work that is made up of five volumes is considered a great achievement in discovering Arabic scientific manuscripts. It is a comprehensive well thought out encyclopaedia in the field of “Analytical Mathematics”. Note-worthy in this work is its affirmation of the existence of an originally active and productive Arabic . . .


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Geometry and Dioptrics in Classical Islam

Edited by Roshdi Rashed

The author, in this book highlights the importance of Arabic scientific heritage and the critical importance of its historic documentation. He also emphasises the role played by early scholars of mathematics in the development of Greek engineering, how it reached them, and how they developed and propagated it. The author shows . . .


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