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  • 11th-century Qur'an from Iraq or Persia

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    This elegant, detailed Qur’an is one of the earliest dated examples of naskhi script. What is special this script? This...

  • 17th-century Chinese Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    This 17th-century Chinese Qur’an shows how Islamic styles of calligraphy and illumination were combined with local style...

  • 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...

  • A Sufi biographical dictionary, the Majalis al-'us...

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    A deluxe copy of the Majālis al-ʻushshāq (‘Assemblies of lovers’), a collection of seventy-six biographies of Sufi saint...

  • Al-Qazwini’s Wonders of Creation

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    An illustrated copy of the 13th-century writer al-Qazwīnī’s ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt (‘Wonders of creation’) produced in the...

  • An early Kufic Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: c. 850

    This copy of the Qur’an in an early kufic script is most likely from the 9th century. Like earlier Qur’ans it was writte...

  • 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...

  • An Ottoman Ruzname

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: c. 1850

    The Rūznāme is a rare example of a manuscript scroll originating in the Ottoman Empire. Although it accounts for the Hij...

  • Book of the Constellations of the Fixed Stars

    Manuscript Created date: 1260–1280

    An illustrated manuscript detailing the constellations. What is in the manuscript? The manuscript contains an illustrat...

  • Dastan-i Mirac

    Manuscript Created date: late 18th–early 19th century

    The Dastan- ı Miraç, is the story of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) ascent to heaven. The text is recited in many ...

  • 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...