Quran Museum

Introducing IIMAC: The First Quran Museum in America!

Explore the rich heritage and profound teachings of the Quran at IIMAC – a groundbreaking cultural experience!

Step into a world of enlightenment as IIMAC showcases the history, artistry, and significance of the Quran. This unique museum is dedicated to providing an inclusive space for visitors of all backgrounds to discover and appreciate the Islamic faith and the Quran.

Marvel at the rarest manuscripts, intricately calligraphed pages, and ancient artifacts that bring to life the evolution of Quranic texts throughout centuries. Our collection spans different eras and regions, reflecting the global influence of the Quran and the artistic mastery it has inspired.

Engage in a hands-on journey of learning through our interactive displays. Uncover the timeless wisdom of the Quran’s teachings as you navigate through immersive exhibits, guided tours, and multimedia presentations. Gain a deeper understanding of the Quran’s moral, ethical, and spiritual dimensions that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds.

Both Qurans in Naskhi script.
Left one has gilt borders, elaborated with polychrome gilt panel – Turkish – Early 19th CE, fine leather binding with gilt tulip ornaments.
Right one early 15th century Ottoman period with decorative border in Naskhi script.

Known as the first complete Arabic printed Quran until 1987. Then a few pages of presumed ghost | 6th century single Venetian edition were found in Venice. Editor Abraham Hinckelmann theologian studied and collected many oriental manuscripts and translated Quran in Latin & Arabic.
Text written on assembled strips of palm leaf. 45 folios, each made up of fifteen strips of Palm Leaf.

Quran opens and ends with double page illuminated prayers written in red RIQA within lobed ovals on gold opening. Illuminated page contains surah Al- Fatiha and beginning of Surah Al- Baqarah.

Tipu sultan prayer book on vellum – 20 pages with decorative blue & gold, all pages have identical color order.
1790 Islamic devotional manuscript . Spine titled: Sahifa Sajjadiyyah, Seyyid Ali Hasan.

Northern India, circa 1650|735 – Decorative aspect has major Mughal influence. Manuscript starts with a fine double page of illumination.
First surah was ruled in gold and black into five wider and five narrow
bands. Mah text written in Naskh surrounding illumination with blue and gold floral patterns.

Manuscript in Arabic. 14 lines in fine Naskhi script on a field of gilt, within elaborate poly chrome gilt borders, interlinear translation in red nastaliq, folio 20″ XI” Ottoman period / Mughal culture influence 17th century CE.
Special illuminated Quran was created for Prince Khanlar Mira Al-
Dawla 1862 1277 A.H. Prominent prince of Qajar Dynasty, Persia. Full red Morocco bind tooled cover with stamped central medallion. Written in Naskh script with Persian interlinear translation in small nastaliq, Last page includes prayer for Prophet and Shia imams, scribed by Fad Allah B. Mahdi.

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