Record Number : 38377 of 13452

Title : Islamic manuscripts from Mali

Description :
This interesting website displays the digitised version of 32 Islamic manuscripts from the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library and the Library of Cheick Zayni Baye of Boujheba in Mali. They cover a wide range of topics (e.g. Islamic Law; Muslims and Non-Muslims; Living with Christians; Early Years of Islam; and Islamic Manuscripts) and were written in various styles of the Arabic script as developed in Mali and its surrounding regions. The manuscripts can be browsed by Keyword; Titles and Subjects. The site, which is maintained by the African and Middle Eastern Division of the US Library of Congress, also displays maps, photographs and other information about the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library. It contains background information about the collection itself and a brief description of how the manuscripts were digitised. This should be a useful resourse for those researching on Islamic history in general and the history of Islam in Africa in particular.

URL : http://international.loc.gov/intldl/malihtml/malihome.html

Uncontrolled Keywords : Islamic manuscripts

Controlled Keywords : Islam; Muslims; Mali; Africa;

Language : eng;

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