Welcome to Al-Furqan’s E-Database

The largest gateway of Islamic written heritage


‘Manuscripts’ databank / collection

The ‘Manuscripts’ databank / collection presents a large amount of bibliographical records of Islamic manuscripts.

The Foundation concentrated its efforts - at first - in digitising the manuscript collections that were catalogued and published by itself (over 83,000 records, from just over 80 libraries, in 18 countries)

After completing the digitisation of these collections, the Foundation established cooperation bridges with different institutions and libraries around the world, which resulted in hosting their respective manuscript collection bibliographic data within the Foundation’s Digital Library. All this, with the aim of creating an ultimate gateway to the Islamic written heritage, making it easier for scholars and researchers in this field to reach the required bibliographic data in real time and by ‘one click’.

The Al-Furqan Digital Library currently holds around 165,000 manuscript records; and, it is a continuously and rapidly growing platform.