The new Al Biruni Library, which was built on the Royal Order of His Majesty the Sultan in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, represents a major achievement in preserving and promoting Islamic heritage and culture.
The library contains a large collection of historic volumes from the Golden Age of Islamic science and thought. It holds 26,000 manuscripts, in addition to more than 40,000 rare books, some of which date back more than 1,000 years.
It includes notable and valuable works by Abu Rayhan al Biruni himself.
The collection contains so many rare and important books that it is listed in Unesco’s Register of World Heritage sites. The new library includes modern facilities to make works available over the Internet and to preserve manuscripts and books damaged by time.
The construction of the new building of Al Biruni Library is a major contribution by His Majesty the Sultan in preserving Islamic heritage and learning.
The far-sighted support of His Majesty the Sultan will also ensure that Al Biruni’s tolerant and inclusive vision for Islam is promoted around the world.