Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation

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Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation
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Founder(s)Ahmed Zaki Yamani
MissionPreservation of Islamic manuscripts.
Address22A Old Court Place, W8 4PL

Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation is a London-based non-profit institution which is primarily concerned with promoting "the study, cataloguing, publication, preservation and conservation of Islamic manuscripts throughout the world."

It was founded by the former Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani in 1988.[1] Since then it has published many works in the field of Islamic manuscripts, primary among them is the World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts, which catalogues manuscripts in over one hundred countries, and has been described as "a pioneering work which includes hitherto unknown collections."[2]

To support its research, al-Furqan established a reference library, which has over 10,000 volumes.[3]


  1. ^ Yunus, Baba (April 2007). "Fihris Makhtutat Maktabat Ghana = Catalogue of Manuscripts in Ghana Libraries". British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 34 (1): 115. doi:10.1080/13530190701224231. JSTOR 20455496.
  2. ^ [eds.], Stefanie Brinkmann, Beate Wiesmüller (2009). From codicology to technology : Islamic manuscripts and their place in scholarship (1. Aufl. ed.). Berlin: Frank & Timme. p. 26. ISBN 3865961711.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Netton, Richard (1998). Middle East sources : a MELCOM guide to Middle Eastern and Islamic books and materials in United Kingdom and Irish libraries. p. 74. ISBN 113681017X.