This guide offers an introduction to the Islamic Manuscripts Collection at the University of Michigan. In addition to details on the collection history, size, and scope, you will find strategies for locating manuscripts of interest, instructions for viewing manuscripts in the Library, and advice on locating, viewing and downloading digitized manuscripts.
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Titlepiece in Isl. Ms. 529, a 15th century copy of the commentary by Muṣṭafá ibn Zakarīyā ibn Aydughmish al-Qaramānī (d.1406) on al-Muqaddimah fī al-ṣalāh, a work on jurisprudential issues pertaining to canonical prayer (ṣalāh) by Abū al-Layth al-Samarqandī (d.993). Full catalogue description available here.
This guide, along with the descriptive content it adresses, is an outcome of the recent "Collaboration in Cataloging: Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan" project via which full cataloguing of the entire collection was completed.