Welcome to QMSB!

Welcome to QMSB!

The Qur’an Manuscript Studies Blog aims to promote and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the fields of Islamic and Quranic manuscripts

QMSB is a non-profit research blog dedicated to advancing the study and preservation of Quranic manuscripts. Our mission is to provide a platform for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts to share their knowledge, insights, and findings related to Quranic manuscripts.

The study of Quranic manuscripts is a vital area of research that helps us better understand the history of the Quranic text and its transmission over the centuries. It also sheds light on the cultural, social, and religious context in which the Quran was written and transmitted. By doing so, Quranic manuscript studies helps to deepen our appreciation and understanding of this sacred text and its role in shaping Islamic civilization.

Guest posts

The QMSB aims to be accessible to a wide audience, including non-academics or those with cross-disciplinary interests. Therefore, please limit the use of acronyms and academic terms that may not be well known outside of your own research field. We would welcome blog posts on the following topics:

  • Arabic paleography and Islamic codicology.
  • Qur’anic collections and exhibitions.
  • Qur’anic scripts based on Islamic literature and manuscript evidence.
  • Reports on Qur’anic fragments sold at auction houses.
  • A precis of your current research.
  • Review of new publications.

Submit articles

We welcome blog post submissions from scholars, PhD. students, librarians, and museum curators.

Posts should be between 500-1200 words.

Please submit your post via the online form or email to attaching your document in Word format.


At QMSB, We believe in recognizing and rewarding authors for their contributions towards spreading knowledge of Quranic manuscripts.

Donations can provide financial support to authors and researchers, allowing them to continue their work and cover expenses such as equipment, materials, and other resources. This can help maintain and improve the quality of their research and writing, and also provide motivation for them to continue their contributions to their field.

At this stage, we can pay $20-25 per post.

All Proposals should be sent to


Unfortunately, Quranic manuscript studies is an underfunded and underappreciated field, with limited resources available for research and preservation. This is why we need your help to keep Quranic Manuscript Studies going. We rely on the generosity of our readers to support our work and help us continue to provide high-quality content and resources for everyone interested in this fascinating area of study.

Your donation will help us cover the costs of maintaining the blog, paying for research materials and resources, and supporting scholars and researchers in their work. It will also allow us to expand our reach and engage more people in this important area of study.

No matter how small or large your donation is, it will make a big difference. Every contribution helps us to continue our work and keep Quranic Manuscript Studies a thriving and valuable resource for everyone who cares about the study and preservation of Quranic manuscripts.

We understand that not everyone can afford to donate, and that is okay. You can also support us by sharing our blog with your friends, family, and colleagues, and by engaging with our content and sharing your thoughts and insights.

If you are interested in supporting Quranic Manuscript Studies, you can donate online through our website ( by clicking on the “Donate” button. You can choose to make a one-time donation, or set up a recurring donation to help us sustain our work over time.

We are grateful for your support and for your interest in Quranic Manuscript Studies. With your help, we can continue to advance the study and preservation of Quranic manuscripts, and help to deepen our understanding of this sacred text and its impact on the world.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

And welcome to QMSB!

Written by
Ahmed W. Shaker

Ahmed W. Shaker

Researcher and Editor-in-Chief of Quran Manuscripts Studies Blog