This site is dedicated to the world of the Islamic manuscript. The manuscript literature of the Islamic world is a vast area of study. Islamic manuscripts contain an as yet almost untapped source of the rich Islamic heritage. Islamic manuscripts have been studied for quite a while and many are well-known. However, even more are as yet unknown or at least insufficiently appreciated. This site’s ambition is to provide students and scholars, librarians and collectors, in short everyone who is interested in Islamic manuscripts, with a professional and functional platform of their own. The website maintains a scholarly level and applies academic ethics.
This site is moderated by Jan Just Witkam, Professor of Paleography and Codicology of the Islamic world in Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands. The site is sponsored by a number of private and corporate donors.