The collection of the library of Ibn Haldun University (IHU) is enriched every passing day. Qualified donations, made by philanthropists, also play an important role in this enrichment. The most recent donation is contributed by the renowned late Muhammad Mustafa Al-A’zami’s family to the library of Ibn Haldun University. The collection, consisted of more than 5,000 books and is currently in the process of classification and categorization, will be available to researchers in a short period of time. Details related to the subject are available on the IHU Library website.
A’zami dedicated his entire life to understanding of hadith, and thanks to his huge contributions to methodology in Islamic literature that brushed aside the allegations of western scholars including Ignác Goldziher, David Margoliouth, and Joseph Schacht, who targeted authenticity and reliability of the main Islamic sources. A’zami is mostly known to have dealt with orientalists’ claims against the hadith.
Honoring Al-A’zami, who passed away on December 20, 2017, Ibn Haldun University organized the “International Muhammad Mustafa al-A’zami” symposium on December 19-20, 2018. The papers presented at the symposium were published by Ibn Haldun University Publications.