One of the areas where the art of calligraphy and illumination is used the most after the Qur'an and cüz is muraqqaa. It is possible to see the distinguished writings of calligraphers and the best examples of illumination and binding arts in these muraqqaas. The muraqqaa with inventory number 21 in the Hamidiye section of the Süleymaniye Manuscripts Library, which is among the largest manuscript libraries in Turkey, was written by Ağakapılı İsmail Efendi in the 17th century. Ağakapılı İsmail Efendi was a contemporary of Hafiz Osman and produced excellent works in the Seyh ecole. The muraqqaa is a hadith muraqqaa and consists of sixteen stanzas, written with aklâm-ı sitte lines on a chickpea colored ahar paper. Muraqqaa is dated H.1102/M.1691 and reflects the effects of the classical period in terms of illumination elements. The muraqqaa has been examined in terms of calligraphy and illumination art and presented to the art literature.
Keywords: Süleymaniye Library, muraqqaa, ıslamic calligraphy, ıllumination