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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.


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

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 compressive 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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