The Professor Ahmad Mahdavi Damghani Collection on Islamic Studies is held by the Middle East and North Africa Research Center. Purchased in 2015 to support GW's newly established Master’s degree program in Islamic Studies in the department of Religion, it is one of the largest Arabic/Persian collections of Shi‘i and Sunni foundational sources on Islamic law, jurisprudence, theology and exegesis in the United States. The collection is non-circulating, but it is open to all interested researchers at the Global Resources Center on the 7th floor of Gelman Library. A list of books currently processed from the collection can be found through our catalog.
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