Muslim reverence for the Qur’an as the Word of God has manifested itself in various artistic forms throughout history and up to the present day. This innovative collection of essays explores creative expressions of the Qur’an in a wide range of media, presenting selected proceedings from the 2003 international colloquium ‘Word of God, Art of Man: The Qur’an and its Creative Expressions’, organised in London by the Institute of Ismaili Studies. With contributions from museum curators and leading scholars in the fields of art and architectural history, palaeography and material anthropology, the volume offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the questions of how, why and in what contexts the Qur’an has inspired Muslim artists and craftspeople.