Extracts from Selected Texts for Private Research
Purpose of this Repository
The purpose of this resource is to enable researchers to access selected extracts of original sources, usually in Arabic, of Prophetic hadith, Qur'anic tafsir, history, commentaries, and so on.
How to use this Repository
A list of authors for whom scanned pages are available are shown on the left. Choose the author of interest to see the books and their editions. Click on the page required under any edition to see its image.
If a link to an online library (usually associated with a university) is shown, then click on it to locate the particular book in that library.
Linking from your own pages:
If you wish to link to any page from this Repository, use the URL appearing at the bottom of the web page with the image.
How you can help!
Locating rare texts:
Your help in locating certain texts would be very welcome. Please see the list of books that we are particularly interested in locating.
You are welcome to contribute scanned pages to add to this repository.
Please follow the scanning guidelines given below and then email the GIF image files to firstname.lastname@example.org not forgetting to include a GIF image of the book's cover page as well. Please make sure you mention details of:
You can assist other researchers locate these texts in various libraries. Visit the websites of various libraries (use our Guide to Online Libraries to get you started) and try and locate these texts and send us the URL of the library search results screen showing the presence of the text in their collection.
Please scan the images at around 35% of full size, at 300 dpi (dots per inch), and in 256 colour or greyscale mode. Then save in GIF format. Please see the existing images in the Repository for guidance and ensure that the resulting file size is not excessive.
A shareware utility which works quite well for scanning and manipulating
images is Paintshop Pro .