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Rare Islamic Manuscripts Stolen from Al-Azhar Library

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, the sheikh of Al-Azhar, has held the Mirath (heritage) Library’s officials responsible for the incident and given their name to Egypt’s prosecutor general, Al-Misriyun daily reported. 

A committee headed by Abdul Fattah Issa Idrisi has been formed to investigate the robbery. 

The stolen manuscripts are estimated to be worth billions of Egyptian pounds, experts say. 

The Al-Azhar University is the only center that had the stolen manuscripts and there are no more copies of the books available.

IQNA