The collection of manuscripts of the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of the special collection that has been formed in 1951. It used to hold more than two million books, but due to the catastrophe that has befallen this Library on August 25, 1992, during the Serbian aggression, fire has devoured more than 90% of its possessions.
This volume contains 735 collections and includes 1340 works (risālah) in various fields of scientific creativity, written in Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Bosnian.
This collection covers numerous subjects, including the different Islamic sciences, literature, language sciences, in addition to history, logic and ethic, astronomy and mathematics, medicine, geography, and other sciences. It includes manuscripts of relevant scientific value, due to the historical period they have been copied, their rarity, and their artistic value. In addition to these specificities, the manuscripts enclose works in Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Bosnian of notorious authors and scientists from Bosnia specialized in different sciences and learning areas.