Welcome to Al-Furqan Digital Library

The largest gateway of Islamic written heritage


Our Publications

Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation was set up with two goals in mind: to preserve Islamic cultural heritage and to make it more accessible, to both scholars and the wider public.

The Foundation developed specific projects aimed at achieving these goals. Top priority among these projects was cataloguing collections of Islamic manuscripts that were previously uncatalogued, compiling as extensive visual record as possible of these manuscripts and using the most efficient technology available. Through the continuous cycle of research, recording, digitising and publishing in each of its three Centres, Al-Furqan and the communities it serves grow together. The works published by the Centres thus far exceed 140 titles in more than 250 volumes.

1. The Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts (Manuscript  Centre) was established to survey, preserve, study and publish works on the Islamic written heritage as well as assisting and promoting the research in the field.

2. The Centre for the Study of the Philosophy of Islamic Law (Maqasid Centre) focuses on the study of Maqasid (the philosophy of the Islamic law).

3. The Centre for Compiling the Encyclopaedia of Makkah and Madinah (Makkah and Madinah Centre) is home to the project to create the encyclopaedia of the two holy cities, supporting research and exploring and highlighting their scientific and cultural role throughout history.