Islamic Research and Heritage Revival Institute in Abu-Dis (IRHRI)

Identity area

Identifier

PS-IRHRI

Authorized form of name

Islamic Research and Heritage Revival Institute in Abu-Dis (IRHRI)

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • National
  • Religious

Contact area

 

Ministry of Waqf and religious affairs, Center for Heritage and Islamic Research

Type

Address

Street address

Abu Dis

Locality

Abu Dis, Jerusalem

Region

Country name

Palestinian Territories

Postal code

PO BOX: 67684

Telephone

02-2799771

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Islamic Heritage Centre was opened in Abu Dis in 1983 when it moved from the Haram ash-Sharif. The holdings were transferred from the Al Aqsa Mosque and are now under the supervision of the Palestinian Ministry of the Awqaf.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

The centre is a repository of a great number of microfilms from libraries throughout Palestine. There are copies of most important libraries including private family collections.

There are also 600 original manuscripts and approximately 300 historical registers from the Islamic court. In addition, there are dozens of newspapers and magazines and about 6,000 books. The laboratory at the centre treats the manuscripts and documents that require restoration. The centre leads national projects such as the publication of the catalogue of manuscripts in Palestine by Hussam Eddin Affana and Mohammad Suffadi (Jerusalem, 2000 and 2005). The centre’s vision is to expand the purchase of microfilms and digital images and develop the online access.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Saturday to Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entry prepared on November 2018.

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Script(s)

Sources

https://uqu.edu.sa/en/imrih/240
Jerusalem historical libraries and archives revisited, Revised report prepared for Open Jerusalem, October 2014, Merav Mack

Maintenance notes

Author: Open Jerusalem http://www.openjerusalem.org/

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Abu Dis
Abu Dis, Jerusalem
PS PO BOX: 67684