Columbia University, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
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About The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
The mission of Columbia University's Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary is to identify, acquire, organize, provide access to, interpret, and preserve for the future information in the field of theology and related areas of the humanities and social sciences. One of the largest theological libraries in North America, its holdings of over 700,000 items include numerous western medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, Ethiopic, and Syriac materials. The collection of Syriac manuscripts in one of the largest in this hemisphere.
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UTS Ms. Arab. 1:
al-Qurʼān. / [القرآن]
(13--?-14--?, Item is not dated, perhaps copied in the 14th or 15th century?)
UTS MS Arab. 2:
al-Qurʼān. / [القرآن]
(16--?-17--?, Item is undated; perhaps produced in the 17th or 18th century.)
UTS MS Arab. 5:
al-Qurʼān / [القرآن]
(Turkey?, 1849 or 1850, Copy completed by al-Sayyid Muṣṭafā, a student of al-Sayyid Ḥasan al-Ḥusaynī al-ʻAlāʼī in 1266 A.H. (f. 302v))
UTS MS Arab. 9:
al-Shifāʼ al-sharīf. / الشفاء الشريف
(1785 or 1786, Copy completed in 1200 A.H. Muḥammad al-Amīn (f. 338r).)
UTS MS Arab. 10:
Collection of treatises on Sufism and Islam
(Turkey?, 1724, Two treatises dated Jumādá al-Ūlá 1136 A.H. (1724) (f. 81r, 90v))