Thursday, June 20, 2013

Open Access Manuscripts Collection: Manuscripts from the al-Aqsa Mosque Library, East Jerusalem

 Manuscripts from the al-Aqsa Mosque Library, East Jerusalem

"The Endangered Archives Programme has recently made available the digitised
manuscripts from the Al-aqsa Mosque Library, East Jerusalem.
The materials selected for digitisation include a collection of 119 rare
manuscripts that span over several Islamic periods from the 12th to the 19th
century AD, constituting approximately 33000 pages. The selection includes
the manuscripts from the collections of well-known Palestinian scholars,
such as Fayd Allah al-'Alami and the Shaykh Khalil al-Khalidi and from the
private collection of Shaykh Muhammad al-Khalili, who died in 1734. The
manuscripts selected for digitisation cover a wide range of subjects,
including theology, Quran and its interpretation, Islamic law, Arabic
language and literature, astronomy, medicine and history. The collection
documents the history and cultural heritage of the region and its people."
See also related Endangered Archives Programme project :
Preservation of historical periodical collections (1900-1950) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem

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