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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.

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Al-Tamhīd limā fī al-Muwaṭṭaʾ min al-Maʿānī al-Asānīd (commentary on al-Muwaṭṭaʾ) by Abū ʿUmar b. ʿAbd al-Barr, al-Namarī al-Qurṭubī (1071 CE / 463 AH)wa

Critical edition by Bashar Awad Marouf et al.

This book is regarded as one of the most renowned explanatory texts of al-Muwaṭṭa’—magna opus of Mālik b. Anas al-Aṣbaḥī al-Madānī, the pre-eminent Imām of Madinah. Indeed, this elucidation is regarded as offering the broadest treatment to the highest standard with the richest detail, and as such is the most . . .


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Nuṣrat al-Fatrah wa-ʿUsrat al-Fiṭrah (The History of the Seljuks) by Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-ʿImād al-Kātib al-Aṣfahānī (597 AH/1200 CE)

Edited by Issam Mustafa Okleh

This book is considered the most important source of the history of the Seljuks. It is the oldest comprehensive book of the history of the Seljuk state, its origins, sultans, administrators, ministers, heads of state departments and state offices. Additionally, it covers the various functions of the state and its . . .


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Kitāb al-Iʿtimād fī al-Adwiyah al-Mufradah (The Reliable Book on Simple Drugs) by Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad Ibn Ibrāhīm Ibn Al-Jazzār (369 AH/979-980 CE)

Edited by Ibrahim Ben Mrad

In this book, Ibn al-Jazzār made up for the shortcomings of his predecessors in this discipline, Dioscorides and Galen. While one of these two Greek authors referred to the properties of therapeutic drugs, without mentioning their nature and strengths, the other concerned himself with both the drugs’ nature and strengths, . . .


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