The Islamic Research Center in Istanbul

The Islamic Research Center in Istanbul, affiliated with religious foundations, plays a pivotal role in spreading Islamic culture. This center attracts top scholars and experts for studies and research on various contemporary issues. Its library, one of the most extensive, has a digital database of all theses and dissertations from Sharia faculties in Turkish universities and Ottoman-era documents. The center also maintains a database on the Ottoman State's "Salnamats," annual summaries of significant administrative and military events.

Fatih Aydin Alp, the center's media officer, highlights that the center offers various services to academics, postgraduate students, and foreign researchers. The center's most significant project is the "Islamic Encyclopedia," consisting of 44 volumes, rich in documents and insights on Islamic sciences, philosophy, literature, languages of Islamic peoples, and other aspects related to Islamic culture and civilization. This encyclopedia is a crucial reference for researchers.