22 November 2019
24 Rabbi al-Awwal 1441
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Al-Furqan's efforts continue in a number of fields to document the Islamic Heritage and to support the work of researchers and scholars, believing that the pursuit of knowledge, truth and learning must be beneficial to all humanity.

The Manuscript Centre's publications issued by the Foundation aim to contribute to the discipline of cataloguing and preservation of Islamic manuscripts, as well as to attest the magnitude and history of the Islamic heritage.


Research Articles and Studies in honour of Iraj Afshar

Edited by Ibrahim Chabbouh and François Déroche

The late Iraj Afshar was an erudite and illustrious scholar, gifted with encyclopaedic breadth of knowledge. His demise was a palpable loss to Islamic heritage scholarship. In recognition of his grand stature, Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation humbly dedicates this tribute in the form of an in-memoriam text, a publication serving . . .



The Detailed Defter of The Liwāʾ of Noble Jerusalem: a critical and annotative study of the Ottoman text with Arabic translation

By Muhammad Adnan al-Bakhit and Noufan Raja al-Sawariyyah

The series of “The Detailed Defter of the Liwāʾ of Noble Jerusalem” , made up of six volumes, is the main and foremost cornerstone in documenting the most important period in the history of the city and its conditions during the Ottoman times. It does so by shedding light on . . .



Studies in the History of Damascus in Honour of Yusuf Ibish

By Various Contributors, Edited by Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation

Al-Furqān Foundation published this book in honour of the late Professor Yusuf Ibish and his contributions. The book is divided into two parts. The first one consists of papers dealing with his life and work. The second part includes papers and studies in different fields, such as history, geography and various . . .


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