17 January 2020
21 Jumada al-Ula 1441
  • Recent publication: The Theory of 'The Revolving of Provisions' in Islamic Jurisprudence Read more...
  • Latest symposium: “The Arts in Light of the Objectives of Islamic Law” (2) Read more...
  • Upcoming publication: Arts and Maqāṣid.
  • Recent publication: Perspectives on the Methodologies of Critical Editing of Arabic Manuscripts. Read more...
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On Al-Furqan Footsteps

This Map pinpoints the main events and projects that Al-Furqan has realized during the past 25 years worldwide.


Bibliography of Maqasid al-Shari'ah (Al-Daleel al-Irshadi)

Maqasid Centre

Al-Daleel al-Irshadi ila al-Maqasid al-Shari’ah (Bibliography for Maqāsid al Shari’ah)

The study of the philosophy of Islamic law, especially its maqasid (objectives, purposes, goals, intents and underlying principles) is a pre-requisite to understanding the Qur’an and the prophetic tradition, and to developing the Islamic law in a way that achieves common good for Muslims and protects them from harm. This Bibliography, prepared by Dr Mohammed Kamal Imam, concentrates on new research on the theories of priorities, utility, consequences and universal principles of Islamic law.

Makkah & Madinah

Makkah and Madinah Centre

The Encyclopaedia of Makkah al-Mukarramah and Madinah al-Munawwarah

It was always a dream and an inspirational vision for the founder and the chairman of Al-Furqan, His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, to produce an encyclopaedia of the two holy cities, acknowledging their scientific and cultural roles throughout the centuries. Dr Abbas Saleh Tashqandy was the first with whom Sheikh Yamani raised the idea in 1978.

The Encyclopaedia of Makkah al-Mukarramah and Madinah al-Munawwarah is a pioneering and timely project aiming to provide above all, an accurate knowledge and reference, hence contributing to the world knowledge and culture, creating opportunities for dialogue between civilisations.

World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts

Manuscripts Centre

The World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts

In 1989, the Foundation set up a research project to investigate as comprehensively as possible the collections of Islamic manuscripts existing worldwide. After four years of tireless work and effort, the project resulted in The World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts in 4 volumes, which is the most wide-ranging survey to date, both in terms of the countries and the languages covered. By successfully completing the Survey, the Foundation made history in the field of Islamic manuscripts.

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Syria (1)
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