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Catalogues of Islamic Manuscripts

Part of the Foundation's work is to fund projects in cataloguing and set up cataloguing of private and national collections of Islamic manuscripts in various part of the world. In this section you will find handlists and descriptive catalogues of the different collections the Foundation has published.

The Foundation has continued to bring more uncatalogued collections into its cataloguing project and to place its main emphasis on areas where Islamic manuscripts are endangered and the resources to take remedial steps are lacking. 

Al-Furqan aims to achieve these goals through the study and cataloguing of collections of Islamic manuscripts that have never been catalogued and through their documentation (imaging) by using the best available technological means.


Catalogue of Manuscripts of the Great ʿUmarī Mosque Library, Gaza - Palestine

Prepared by Abdallatif Zaky Abu Hashem

This catalogue documents 187 original manuscripts, ranging from large codices to opuscula, and partial collections. Their subject matter spans the wide spectrum of Islamic sciences and the humanities. Yet, the majority relate to jurisprudence (fiqh) and Prophetic tradition (Ḥadīth) and associated disciplines. The catalogue describes important and rare manuscripts, including valuable . . .



Catalogue of Arabic, Turkish and Persian Manuscripts in the Cantonal Archives, Travnik

Prepared by Mustafa Jahić

This catalogue examines 122 manuscripts, containing 224 treatises in the disciplines of Qurʾānic sciences, Prophetic tradition, Islamic jurisprudence and its branches, Islamic creed, supplications, etiquettes, admonition, Islamic sufism, logic, syntax, dictionaries, literature, mathematics, astronomy, etc. The catalogue contains many rare works, or ones not found anywhere else in other libraries . . .



Catalogue of the Private Collections of Manuscripts in the Egyptian National Library (Dār al-Kutub al- Misriyyah)

Edited by Ahmed Abdulbaset

This catalogue presents a description of 6993 titles in the manuscript collections of those libraries previously belonging to wealthy individuals, or scholars. Subsequently, these had been added to the manuscript holdings of Dār al-Kutub in the period 1876 – 1934, while preserving the name of the owner and collector. In . . .


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