Al-Budeiri Library (ABL)

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JM-ABL

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Al-Budeiri Library (ABL)

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  • National

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next to the Haram esh-Sherif

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Jerusalem

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History

Al-Budeiri Library is a small private library and archive located in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Al-Budeiri Library grew out of the personal library of an eighteenth-century Sufi scholar, Sheikh Mohamed Ibn Budeir Al Budeiri, a man of faith and learning from a noble family in Jerusalem who lived in the Old City for nine hundred years, originally from the Hijaz, and who studied at Al-Azhar. For a long period before 2003, the library was closed and neglected. The Budeiri family renovated the library with the funds of the family members and reopened it in 2003. Since then, the library has acquired and repaired 520 additional manuscripts.

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Al-Budeiri Library's collection includes approximately 900 manuscripts from as early as the 12th century C.E., as well as dozens of printed books from the 20th century, and a host of documents related to the history of the Al Budeiri family, including diaries, personal correspondence, and legal documents dating to the late Ottoman period.

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ArchivalJM_JM-ABL

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ISDIAH, 1st edition, 2008. Available online: https://www.ica.org/en/isdiah-international-standard-describing-institutions-archival-holdings

Date format: ISO 8601, 2nd edition, 2000.

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Entry prepared in January 2022.

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The history section contains complete passages from Wikipedia, « Al-Budeiri Library », [Online], accessed in January 2022. URL : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Budeiri_Library

The section on the description of archival fonds contains complete passages from OpenJerusalem, « Family librairies and printing presses in Jerusalem (1840-1940) : production, circulation and reception of multilingual documents », [Online], accessed in January 2022. URL : https://openjlem.hypotheses.org/tag/budeiri-library

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  • Clipboard

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next to the Haram esh-Sherif
Jerusalem