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  • 10th-century Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 900–1000

    Probably copied in Egypt, this 10th-century Qur’an is written in Eastern kufic script on vellum. The manuscript The desi...

  • 14th-century Mamluk Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 1300–1399

    This 14th-century Qur’an from Egypt. The manuscript This Qur’an is written in muhaqqaq script, with ornamental chapter ...

  • A guide book for pilgrims, including a 17th-centur...

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    A 17th-century copy of the Futūḥ al-Ḥaramayn, a poetical description of the holy shrines of Mecca and Medina and the rit...

  • A Malay pilgrimage guide

    Printed book, Image

    The holy Ka‘bah in Mecca, shown on the first page of a Malay guide to the pilgrimage, written by Muhammad Azahari bin A...

  • An early Persian translation and commentary of the...

    Manuscript Created date: 1129

    A 12th-century copy of the Persian translation and commentary on the Qurʼan by ʻAtīq ibn Muḥammad Sūrābādī. Sūrābādī’s t...

  • Depiction of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina

    Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    A copy of the Dala’il al-khayrat (Guide to Goodness), a devotional prayer book made up of a compilation of blessings on ...

  • Early 18th century Ottoman munseat

    Manuscript Created date: Early 18th century

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

  • Hadith collection

    Manuscript Created date: 581 AH = 1185 CE

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

  • Hajj pilgrimage certificate

    Manuscript Created date: 1433

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

  • Indian Qur'an from the 16th century

    Manuscript Created date: 1573

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

  • Kitab al-Sunnah

    Manuscript Created date: 1200–1299

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

  • Miscellany of Iskandar Sultan

    Manuscript Created date: 1410–11

    A pocket encyclopaedia containing the Khamsah (‘Quintet’) of the poet Niẓāmī and twenty-two other works, compiled for J...

  • Painting of the Muharram festival

    Watercolour, Painting Created date: 1830–1840

    A watercolour painting on mica of a Muharram procession, painted in Northern India in the Benares or Patna style around ...

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

    Manuscript Created date: 1500–1599

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

  • Print of the Taj Mahal from Ziyārāt al-ʿArab

    Print, Illustration, Image

    This lithographic print is taken from a slim pamphlet called, in Urdu, 'Ziyarat al-Arab', meaning 'Pilgrimage to Arabia'...