Scientific Library of Islamic Theology with a target of 100,000 books

The library has been particularly designed for the demands of the IFIS &IZ. It is a scientific special library with an exceptional collection in the areas of Islamic theology, Islamic studies and oriental studies. Altogether the library collection contains at present 70,000 books in the languages of Arabic, German, Turkish, English and French.

Our target of 100,000 scientific islamic works in six languages

EUROPE’S LARGEST LIBRARY OF ISLAMIC THEOLOGY

over 70.000 books

Classification and cataloging of topics

THE MAIN CLASSIFICATION FOR SYSTEMATIC CLASSIFICATION BY SUBJECT, COVERS THE CLASSICAL CANON OF ISLAMIC DISCIPLINES AS FOLLOWS:

Qur’anic science and tafsir

ʿulūm al-Qurʾān and tafsīr

Hadith studies

ʿulūm al-ḥadīṯ

Islamic law and its methodology

fiqh and uṣūl al-fiqh

Systematic theology

kalām

Biography of the Prophet

sīra

History of Islam

tārīḫ al-islām

Philosophy

falsafa

Mystiscm/ Spirituality

taṣawwuf

Islamic ethics and moral teachings

aḫlāq

In addition, the collection contains books in the areas of religious education, ethics in medicine and biology, languages, poem, and others which will be further developed in future.

The reference library will be soon in service for students, scientist and other scientifically interested. With it’s seldom collection of books and 20 work places – with access to the digital catalogue of the library and access to the internet – the library is offering a comfortable working atmosphere.

Insights into the IFIS&IZ Library of Islamic Theology