Al-Azhar Catalogue

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The BA Center for Islamic Civilization Studies has recently published Al-Azhar Catalogue in Arabic with a prologue by Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb, an introduction by Dr. Ismail Serageldin; Director of the Library of Alexandria, compiled by Mohamed El-Sayed Hamdy and Dr. Shaymaa El-Sayeh, Graphic Design by Heba Hegazi and Gehan Abo El-Naga, and executive supervision by Dr. Khaled Azab; Head of the BA Centeral Projects and Services Sector.

The two-volume publication traces the history and architecture of Al-Azhar. It takes readers to a journey in time and place unleashing its various treasures—including manuscripts, art pieces and Mushafs (Quran volumes)— all backed with documentation and photo guide.

This comprehensive encyclopedia was compiled over the course of 3 years by a team of researchers, architects, photographers and calligraphers from the BA, Al-Azhar, and the Islamic Art Museum in Cairo, in addition to team members from Iraq.