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Masjid al-Aqṣá (Jerusalem)

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Works: 246 works in 375 publications in 3 languages and 2,788 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Manuscripts  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Commentaries  Archives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources 
Classifications: ND2955, 011.31
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A catalogue of the Islamic documents from al-Ḥaram aš-Šarīf in Jerusalem by Donald P Little( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The Qurʼān manuscripts in the Al-Haram Al-Sharif Islamic Museum, Jerusalem by Khaḍir Ibrāhīm Salāmah( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"Of the many ways in which Muslims through the ages have sought to express their faith, none is more impressive than that of Qu'ran-ic calligraphy and illumination. The legacy of this elaborate art forms a comprehensive yet cohesive whole which has both assimilated and adapted to the cultural differences that exist over the vast distances separating the regions of the Islamic world. In this beautifully illustrated book Khader Salameh shows how the art has developed over time as he studies a selection of Qu'ran manuscripts held in the al-Haram al-Sharif Islamic Museum in the al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem. These preserved copies of the Qu'ran have been donated to the Mosque during various successive Islamic periods by individual Muslims, rulers, sultans, princes, ulama and others. They differ in size, calligraphy and ornamentation such as gold inlaying according to the technical and material resources available. The entries are arranged chronologically and identified by the name of the donor, if known, and by a museum registration number. Salameh gives a detailed account of each manuscript, including its date, dimensions, binding, illuminated opening pages and body text. He summarizes the contents of any notations, endowment texts or colophons and identifies any Qu'ran-ic verses that feature in the illuminated panels. The book is richly illustrated with color photographs showing every decorative element worthy of study. As well as a detailed study of the selected manuscripts, the book presents a general overview of the Museum's holdings and provides a textual history of the Qu'ran. It describes the four types of script used in Qu'ran manuscripts, and also the different types of binding and illumination. Many rare pieces of note are included in the collection: the calligraphic kufic copy of the Qu'ran dating back to the third/fourth century is the earliest example of this type of calligraphy and ornamentation; and the thirty-part Maghribi Rab'ah, bequeathed by Sultan Abu al-Hasan al-Marini of Morocco in AH 750, is the only manuscript remaining from the three collections that he dispatched to the mosques of the three most holy cities of Islam (Mecca, Madina and Jerusalem)."
The Islamic documents from al-Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem ( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1980 in Arabic and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Anwār al-tanzīl wa asrār al-taʼwīl by ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻUmar Bayḍāwī( Archival Material )
in Arabic and held by 1 library worldwide
Commentary on the Koran
[Waqf of al-Malik al-Afḍal to the west of the Western Wall of al-Ḥaram al-Sharīf by Jerusalem Maḥkamat al-Sharʻīyah( Archival Material )
in Arabic and held by 1 library worldwide
 
Alternative Names
Aḳṣā (Mosque : Jerusalem)
al-aksa Mosque (Jerusalem)
al-Aqsa Mosque (Jerusalem)
al-Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem
al-Masjid al-Aqsa (Jerusalem)
Aqṣā (moschea : Gerusalemme)
Aqsa Mosque (Jerusalem)
Ḥaram al-Qudsī al-Sharīf (Jerusalem)
Ḥaram al-Sharīf (Jerusalem)
Jāmiʻ al-Aḳṣā (Jerusalem)
Jāmiʻ al-Aqṣá (Jerusalem)
Jerusalem al-aqsa Mosque
Jerusalem al-masjid Al-Aksa
Jerusalem Masjid al-Aqṣá
Masjid al-Aqsá (Jerusalem)
Masjidil Aqsha (Jerusalem)
Mezquita de Al-Aqsa (Jerusalén)
Mosquée Al-Aqsa (Jerusalén)
Thālith al-Ḥaramayn
Thālith al-Ḥaramayn (Gerusalemme)
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مسجد الاأقصى (القدس)
مسجد الاقصى
مسجد الاقصى (Jerusalem)
مسجد الاقصى (القدس)
‏مسجد الأقصى (جeرسلeم)
مسجد الاقصى (قدس)
مسخد الاقصى (القدس)
Languages
English (41)
Arabic (37)
Hebrew (4)
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