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)

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      Type

      • National
      • Religious

      Contact area

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

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      Address

      Street address

      Abu Dis

      Locality

      Abu Dis, Jerusalem

      Region

      Country name

      Палестински територии

      Postal code

      PO BOX: 67684

      Telephone

      02-2799771

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      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.

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      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.

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      Opening times

      Saturday to Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00

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      Reproduction services

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      Entry prepared on November 2018.

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          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/

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