Welcome to Al-Furqan Digital Library

The largest gateway of Islamic written heritage

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The Manuscripts Collection

The gateway to Islamic manuscripts builds upon the significant work already accomplished by the Foundation through its published catalogues. In this collection, users will be able to browse and search more than 50,000 manuscript records previously published by the Manuscript Centre.

The online platform facilitates the discovery of major ‘hidden’ Islamic manuscript collections.The extent of the manuscript details recorded varies from the basic handlist to comprehensive descriptive catalogues including details such as incipit and explicit, quality of paper, ink, binding and calligraphic style. The Digital Library Portal records include references to standard bio-bibliographies and related manuscript catalogues. Many unique and rare works can be found in our collections, such as the catalogue of the Gazi Husrev Library in Sarajevo, the most important extant source of the historical study of Islamic culture in Bosnia.