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  • Early 18th century Ottoman munseat

    Manuscript

    The İnşā’-i a‘là belongs to a common genre of literature in the Ottoman Empire called münşeat. These works includ...

  • Hadith collection

    Manuscript

    Our oldest dated manuscript of al-Bukhari’s collection of hadith. What is a hadith? The Hadith is the collected traditio...

  • Hagiographa

    Manuscript

    Codex of Ketuvim (‘Writings’, the third division of the Hebrew Bible), in Hebrew, Aramaic and Judeo-Arabic. The transla...

  • Hajj pilgrimage certificate

    Manuscript

    This beautiful scroll from the 15th century commemorates the hajj – the pilgrimage to Mecca – by a woman called Maymunah...

  • Harley Trilingual Psalter

    Manuscript

    Containing the text of the psalms in parallel Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions, the Harley Trilingual Psalter bears elo...

  • Indian Qur'an from the 16th century

    Manuscript

    This 16th-century Qur'an from India gives a glorious example of 'carpet pages': rich, ornate abstract patterns whose mix...

  • Islamic marriage contract

    Manuscript, marriage contract

    This lavish certificate records the marriage of the last Mughal ruler, Bahadur Shah II (r. 1837–1857) to Zinat Mahal Beg...

  • Japheth ben Ali ha-Levi's Commentary on Joshua

    Manuscript

    A 15th-century copy of the commentary on Joshua by the famed Karaite biblical commentator – Japheth ben Ali ha-Levi (liv...

  • Javanese Qur'an

    Manuscript

    This simply, almost austerely, decorated Qur'an comes from Java and shows the extent of Islamic artistic influence in As...

  • Kitab al-aqdas and other Tablets by Baha’u’llah

    Manuscript

    A volume containing al-Kitāb al-aqdas and other Tablets revealed by Baha’u’llah. Who was Baha’u’llah? Mirza Husayn ‘Ali ...

  • Kitab al-Sunnah

    Manuscript

    This 13th-century manuscript is an extensive work containing the opinions and teachings of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, compil...

  • Maimonides’ responsum

    Manuscript

    Moses Maimonides’ autograph responsum (reply) to a question referred to him by a rabbinical court. The case referred to...

  • Prayer book from Aceh

    Manuscript

    A manuscript from Aceh, Sumatra, containing a range of prayers and religious texts written in Arabic, Malay and Acehnese...

  • Prayer Book from Ghana

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    This is a finely scribed and illuminated West African copy of the Dalāʾil al-Khayrāt, a popular prayer book by the Moroc...

  • Prayer pages from a 16th-century Qur’an

    Manuscript

    A 16th-century Qur’an of Afghani, or possibly Indian, origin. The manuscript Librarians’ notes show that this manuscript...