The Qurtoba Library at YUSUF MOSQUE provides materials and services to help community residents obtain information related to Islam meeting their personal, educational and professional needs. Special emphasis is placed on supplying adults with volumes of traditional Islamic books, current reading materials and magazines geared towards Islam; on providing reference services to students (at all academic levels) and other information seekers; and on making facilities available for local individuals, organizations and agencies to do community work or training. The library serves as a learning and activities center for all residents of the Allston/Brighton/Brookline District and surrounding areas. The library was named by Fawakih Institute when the mosque hosted their 2010 summer Boston intensive one-month program. The library is located on the second floor of the mosque.
The library was established on June 1st, 2010. The carpentry has been complete on the first wall. The initial batch of books and volumes have been shelved. There are more books needed, thus we need your support and sponsorship. The supervisor of religious affairs of the Mosque compiles the list of books for the library. Please understand that if you decide to offer your own books, there will be a review process. The most effective way is to provide us with information about the books you plan to offer or preferably donate to the fund allocated to acquire agreed upon books. We need to raise $5000 by the end of 2010 to complete the initial order of selected books. Please click the button above and donate what you can to help the library grow; to help someone find a quiet place to read about the tradition and the body of knowledge of Islam. This may perhaps be a charity by which you continue to reap reward for a long time as multiple generations pick up and read the books your helped make available.
Note: The following lists may not be up to date.
List of Books Shelved:
- Children Book Reading by Visiting Author Efdal Elferri
- Library Book: Tafsir Al-Qurtubi Volume 1 (English) ($60)
- Library Book: Tafseer Al-Qortobi ($160)
- Library Book: Tafseer A-Tabari ($200)