• Manuscript Collection

    Manuscript Collection


Ferman – Imperial decree

A page from the longest poem written

Seven metres long Hajj certificate

The Black Buck

The collection has over 800 manuscripts from Qur’ans from the 7th century to Ottoman works of the 19th century. As well as the Qu’rans, you will see manuscripts on science, literature and religious subjects.

The famous Abbasid Blue Qur’an is one the finest and rarest manuscripts in the Islamic world.

The museum displays two of only five known pages from the largest Qur’an in the world, the Timurid Baysunghur Qur’an.

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