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  • 21st May 2015
    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.
    29th January 2015
    The architectural forms of the emblematic mosque are manifold.
  • 20th November 2019
    This work has benefited from a wide body of literature concerning spaces of worship in Islam, and Muslim communities and architecture more broadly. While the...
  • 15th February 2018
    There is a growing body of literature providing a survey of Fatimid history and thought. Principal among these is the comprehensive summary in Farhad Daftary’s...
  • 18th December 2014