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The Sayyidi Muhammad ‘Ali Hamdani Collection came to The Institute of Ismaili Studies in 2006, thanks to the generosity of Professor and Mrs. Abbas Hamdani of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA).

No other work can have been copied out by hand so often in the course of Islamic history as the text of the Holy Qur’an. The Library possesses a small collection of Qur’an manuscripts, some of which are simply written and sparsely illuminated, while others are fine examples of calligraphy and illumination.
The University Mosque is situated in the centre of the new campus of the University of Indonesia in Depok. It is designed primarily to accommodate about 3,000 worshippers under the covered space and can be extended up to 5,000 uncovered. The basic design concept is derived from the general type of masjids in Indonesia which are characterized by their multi-tiered roof.
The architectural forms of the emblematic mosque are manifold.