Welcome to the Zaidan Foundation

Jurji Zaidan founded the monthly magazine Al-Hilal in 1892. It has been continuously published since then and celebrations to commemorate its 120th anniversary were held in Egypt in 2012. In the context of the Memory of Modern Egypt Series documenting the political, social and cultural history of Egypt in the last two hundred years, the Library of Alexandria completed the five year Dar Al-Hilal Documentation project in January 2012, on the occasion of 150th anniversary of the birth of Jurji Zaidan. This project included the digitization of the whole collection of Al-Hilal Magazine from the first year of publication in 1892 to the present day. The Zaidan Foundation website is happy to present, courtesy of the Library of Alexandria, all the issues of Al-Hilal (in Arabic) in the first fifty years between 1892 and 1941 grouped in ten year periods as follows. Within each ten-year period click on a particular year to view and read all the issues of Al-Hilal in that year.

 To read the Al-Hilal issues 1-10 between 1892 and 1901 click here

 To read the Al-Hilal issues 11-20 between 1902 and 1911 click here

 To read the Al-Hilal issues 21-30 between 1912 and 1921 click here

 To read the Al-Hilal issues 31-40 between 1922 and 1931 click here

 To read the Al-Hilal issues 41-50 between 1932 and 1941 click here


Opera on the Life of Jurji Zaidan
(in Arabic) attended by the
President of Egypt

Prelude with Speeches of Literary Figures


Jurji Zaidan and his Family

Centennial Celebrations
of Dar-al-Hilal