Find Your Way

Welcome to Al-Furqan's Digital Library Portal. 

This information will help you get started. Choose from the options below to find the information you are looking for.

The Collections

Main Menu

Al-Furqan is proud to play a major role in connecting the public with a wealth of resources and information on Islamic written heritage by making its collections freely accessible through the Digital Library Portal. 

Choose from the options below to learn more about exploring these collections.


The Digital Library Portal provides a contemporary gateway into Islamic heritage research. It also serves as a stimulus for the continual preservation of the manuscripts themselves.

The Digital Library allows a search throughout all of Al-Furqan’s collections. This electronic platform is equipped with four basic navigation areas in each section:

Search Area

Here the user can search for an item in the Digital Library Portal by Title, Subject, Author and Library.

Browse Area

Here the user can browse Al-Furqan’s collections by a variety of categories such as country, date on which the manuscripts were compiled and subject of the collection.

Filter Area

Here the user can further refine their search or browse results by using additional filters, provided on the "Refine" tab.

The digital library opens access to:

-Manuscript Collection

-Maqasid Collection

-Our Library

-Our Publications

-World Collections

Al-Furqan has established an online gateway that integrates the various rich collections and allows for cross-searching.

The Digital Library is continuously growing along with the dynamic nature of the Foundation and its ongoing work.

Navigating the collections

To search for an item in the Digital Library Portal, use the Basic Search box at the top. To search within a specific collection, select the collection name from the drop-down list "in..". To search over all collections, simply use the "Everything" option (default) in this list.

Visit the Basic Search Help section for more information on how to use the Basic Search box.

To browse a collection, click on the collection name and then use the "Browse By" tab provided.

Your search or browse results will remain be visible on the "Results" tab until you perform a new search or browse (or until you refresh the collection).

You can further refine your search or browse results by using additional filters, provided on the "Refine" tab.

You can sort your results by clicking on the up or down triangle next to the name of the field you want to sort by, at the top of each column.

To view an item's details, simply click on the title of the item in your results. Go back buttons provided throughout will enable you to return to the previous page you were viewing, while maintaining your settings.