For centuries, libraries have served as a focal point, a place of utmost importance for scholars. Their role was to provide comprehensive access to the latest, relevant texts of the time. Scholars awaited the latest publication and translations of newly created texts, keen to further their intellectual pursuit.
Darul Qasim plans to further this tradition with The Mawlana Anwar Shah Kashmiri Library. In a time where a simple search online can yield many sources of information, the library plays a critical role in sifting the reliable from the rest. Just as Darul Qasim straddles the divide between modern and classical scholarship, the Mawlana Anwar Shah Kashmiri Library will be a contemporary academic library geared towards classical Islamic scholarship in the modern context.
This precious resource will be a constant source of inspiration and knowledge for our scholars, which in turn will benefit our community many fold. From its structure to its staffing to its contents, the Mawlana Anwar Shah Kashmiri Library reflects the perspective of Darul Qasim as not just a madrasa but a modern institution of Islamic scholarship.Given this qualification, it aims to be a perennial resource:
Producing Islamic scholars focused on research in an academic setting, in the United States, is what sets Darul Qasim and its students apart.