Archiving and Documentation Studies
In order for research to be conducted on a sound ground, the Center has started to determine and provide the fundamental sources for the fields of the History of the Qur’an and Mushaf, History, Philology, the History of Religions, Ḥadīth, Sirah (Prophetic Biography), Aqāid (creed), Translation of the Qur’an, Tafseer (exegetics), Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), Philosophy of Kalām/Islam. For this reason, an extensive digital database and a library specializing in the Qur’an have been established. To this end, İSAM Library, Index Islamicus, Shamila and other digital libraries have been scanned, prioritizing sources for Quranic Studies in all languages. These sources have begun to be provided in hard copy orelectronically.
One of the objectives of the Center is to form a comprehensive database by means of scanning books, theses, articles and journals published within the field of activity of the Center in other Islamic and Western countries. Containing all scholarly studies on the Qur’an, this library and documentation repertoire will constitute the ground for studies and projects at the Center and be at the disposal of those desiring to conduct research within this field.