Islamic Studies Library
This collection includes manuscripts, panels, isolated manuscripts folios, lithographs, incunabula, and contemporary publications (i.e. McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Tehran Branch publications). Dating from the 9th to the 21st century, the materials are primarily in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish and Ottoman Turkish, and cover a wide range of topics related to the Muslim Civilization: religious and exegetical texts (Qur’an, Hadith, etc.), law, medieval sciences (astronomy, medicine, philosophy, etc.), history and geography, language and literature. Special attention should be paid to 9th-11th centuries Qur’anic fragments on parchment, 12th-18thcenturies Arabic calligraphy panels, as well as 15th-19th centuries colourful Indic paintings and Persian miniatures.