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The Qur'an Collection

The Qur'an Collection includes more than 260 Qur'ans and Qur'an fragments and is one of the most important collections of Qur'ans outside the Middle East.

The gem of the collection - and indeed one of the most treasured objects of the entire library - is the splendid Qur'an copied in Baghdad in the year 1001 by Ibn al-Bawwab, one of the three greatest medieval Islamic calligraphers.