The Library holds a substantial collection of materials on a comprehensive range of topics relating to Islam and the Islamic world. At present most of the library's holdings are in print format, but the Library has also acquired digitised versions of the Bodleian's various collections of Arabic manuscripts. As well as its collection of monographs, the Library maintains a wide variety of scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers for consultation. The primary subject areas covered are: classical Islamic sciences (especially Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Kalam and Sufism); contemporary Islamic studies, Muslims in the West, and modern Muslim thinkers. Several languages are represented, including Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Turkish, English and other European languages.
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