Digitised 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.

To view the manuscripts please click on the following link
http://eap.bl.uk/database/results.a4d?projID=EAP521;r=41

Jody Butterworth

Curator

Endangered Archives Programme

British Library

96 Euston Road

London

NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0) 207 412 7876

jody.butterworth@bl.uk <mailto:jody.butterworth@bl.uk>

Camille Rhoné

Agrégée d'histoire, titulaire d'une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l'Islam médiéval ("Défendre le territoire en Iran nord-oriental - Khorassan et Transoxiane -, IXe-XIe siècle"), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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