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‘Our Library’ databank / collection

The ‘Al-Furqan Digital Library’ also includes the online catalogue of the holdings of the Al-Furqan’s physical Library. It is an electronic bibliographic database which describes the Library items, and the way of accessing them.

The Library Collection represents a cornerstone reference collection on major research areas, including Islamic manuscripts. The major subjects covered are: Qur’anic studies, Hadith, Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic theology, philosophy, science, medicine, history, geography, art and architecture, and literature; all of them written in the major Islamic languages, including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Swahili, Gujarati, as well as European languages and Russian. The Library collection also includes multilingual dictionaries, Arabic biographical dictionaries and encyclopaedias, covering the classical period to the present time.

To date, the Library has collected over 11,000 titles in more than 16,000 volumes, on various subjects. Moreover, the Library's collections include almost 1,800 printed Islamic manuscript catalogues in around 2,500 volumes, from over 70 countries.

The library’s holdings are arranged and organised according to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) for ease of use, while its collection of catalogues of Islamic manuscripts is classified by country.

Country:Georgia
City:Tbilisi
Library:Kekelidze Institute of Manuscripts, Georgian Academy of Sciences

Bibliografiīā arabskikh rukopiseĭ /
Bibliografia Arabskikh rukopise

Akademiīā Nauk SSSR.‎ Ordena Trudovogo Krasnogo Znameni Institut Vostokovedeniīā; redaktor A.‎B.‎ Khalidov [and] I.‎B.‎ Mikhaĭlovoĭ.‎-
Publication Details: Date: 1982
Place: Moscow: Nauka.‎
Publisher: Izdatel'stvo Nauka; Glavnaīā Redak⃛⋅iīā Vostochnoĭ Literatury,
Physical Description:392p.‎{photocopy}; 22cm.‎
392ص .{نسخة مصورة}; 22 سم.
Notes:Bibliography of printed catalogues of Arabic mss.‎ dealing with the collections of Arabic mss.‎ in the world.‎
Language:Russian
الروسية
Contributors:KHALIDOV, Anas Bakievic (Compiler)
Subject:Islamic manuscripts — Union catalogues & Reference works
المخطوطات الإسلامية فهارس موحّدة والمراجع
Manuscripts, Arabic — Catalogs — Bibliography

Item Shelf Details:Library ID: 2252 Class Mark: Z6620.1.K5.B5 Main Accession Number: 2084
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Country:Georgia
City:Tbilisi
Library:Kekelidze Institute of Manuscripts, Georgian Academy of Sciences
Catalogue:Bibliografiīā arabskikh rukopiseĭ / Bibliografia Arabskikh rukopise
Contact:5 Rukhadze street
380093 Tbilisi
Telephone:363914
Date of establishment:1958
Status:Institutional
Total number of Islamic MSS:ca. 2500 (1459 Arabic; 752 Persian; 246 Turkish/Turkic, incl. some Chaghatay).
Description of Collection:The collection consists of three parts: Qajar ("K"); Local ("L"), comprised of MSS gathered in Georgia; and Central Asian (" AC ").‎ The subjects covered are Qur'anic studies, fiqh, Hadith, Kalam, Sufism, philosophy, logic, grammar, rhetoric, stylistics, geography, history, hagiography, biography, literature (poetry and prose), metrics, poetics, folklore, lexicology, ethics, astronomy, astrology, mathematics and warfare.‎ There are also several hundred Islamic documents, including 320 Arabic ones from Daghistan.‎ For further information, see:
 Kollektsii Instituta Rukopiseĭ AN Gruzinskoĭ SSR.‎By A.‎S.‎ Tveritinova.‎ Narody Azii i Afriki, 1970 v, pp.‎ 236-237.‎
 Bunyād-i Nuskhahʾhā -yi Khaṭṭī-i Farhangistān-i Gurjistān dar shahr-i Tiflīs.‎Muḥammad Taqī Dānish-Pazhūh.‎Nuskhahʾhā-yi Khaṭṭī 8, 1358, pp.‎ 149-154.‎
 Opisanie i izuchenie vostochnykh pis’mennykh pamyatnikov v Institute Rukopiseĭ an GSSR.‎By Ts.‎A.‎ Abuladze.‎Arkheogra-ficheskiĩ Ezhegodnik, 1981 (1982), pp.‎ 89-94.‎
Notes:See published World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts. 1992 - 1994, Vol.1, p 312.
Published Catalogues:4
Unpublished Catalogues:2
Online access:http://www.science.org.ge/english.html