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Collections: See 3 Quran leaves dating as far back as 1106 at Phoenix library

Collections is a series from The Show devoted to the things we acquire and treasure.

We’ve heard about collections of old shoes, old lamps and old bottles. Today, we’re talking about something that’s been around for much longer.

Three leaves, or pages, from the Quran are on view in the Rare Book Room at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. The leaves, along with many of the other books in the collection, were left to the library in one donor’s will. 

The leaves are dated to 1106, 1200 and 1327.

Han Hsien Liew, Arizona State University assistant professor of Islamic studies, talks more about the artifacts with The Show. 

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Amber Victoria Singer is a producer for KJZZ's The Show. Singer is a graduate of the Water Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.