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Islamic Studies

This guide will introduce you to research resources primarily from the ASU Library for the study of Islam as a religion. Other open access resources are included that have significant research and scholarly potential.

Primary Sources


Islamic Heritage Project at Harvard University: Hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts from Harvard’s library and museum collections.

Islamic manuscripts at Michigan

Islamic Manuscripts listing

The Minassian Collection of Qur'anic Manuscripts: A collection of 200 Qur'anic manuscript folios dating from the 9th to the 16th centuries. A project of Brown Digital Repository (BDR).

British Library's Persian Manuscripts: A selection of 15,000 manusripts from the British Museum and the India Office Library. 

Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum:Illuminated and illustrated manuscripts produced in Islamic lands from the 9-19 centuries (Exhibit).

Princeton Digital Library of Islamic Manuscripts:

Other Digitized Collections

Primary Texts

Hours and Locations