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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.
  • Al-Qadi Abu Hanifa al-Nuʿman, who served the first four Fatimid caliphs in different capacities, is the most important authority on Fatimid law.  His most famous work, Daʿaʾim al- Islam was the principal book of law of the Fatimid state. This folio is from the first volume of the Daʿaʾim which deals with religious law in particular;  the manuscript was copied in 1827.
    7th June 2014
    Hamdani Collection
  • 15th February 2018
    Further Reading There is a growing body of literature providing a survey of Fatimid history and thought. Principal among these is the comprehensive summary in...
  • 18th December 2014
  • 2nd June 2014
    Abou El Fadl, Khaled. The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of Books . Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006. Abou El Fadl, Khaled...