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This monumental Qur'anic manuscript on parchment showing a well-formed kufic script, written in dark-brown ink with sparse diacritical marks and no ornamentation. Total number of folios are Size: 57 cm x 68 cms.
A monumental Qur'anic manuscript on parchment showing a well-formed kufic script. The script is slightly sloping backwards with tall ascenders and is strongly reminiscent of the type of well executed kufic script exhibited during the Umayyad period.
There is no vocalisation and a very limited amount of consonantal pointing i. Multi-coloured e.
Groups of five verses are marked with medallions and square cartouches containing quatrefoil emblems are used to indicate groups of ten verses. This manuscript was written in kufic script and contains folios. The script is slightly sloping backwards and is reminiscent of the type of well-executed kufic script exhibited during the Umayyad period. Single dots were placed above, beside or below the letters. Diacritical marks are represented by dashes.
The ending of verses is indicated by a series of 5 or 6 dashes. The codex is contains large ornamentaled circles to indicate every 10 verses. Ornamented rectangular shaped signs are used to indicate every verses.
A detailed description of the folios, including the textual content of scriptio inferior and scriptio inferior, is provided.
Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, London. Writing the Quran in gold on the blue vellum was most likely influenced by the elaborate official documents written by the Christian Byzantine Empire.
Hast Imam Library, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. For several years, prior to research conducted in the last few decades, the Samarkand Kufic Quran , was thought to be the oldest copies of the Quran in existence.
The date the manuscript was written varies widely from between AD — AD. However, most researchers agree that it was most likely written in the 8 th or 9 th century. This manuscript is revered by the Muslim community as it is believed to be part of a group of Qurans commissioned by the third caliph Uthman in AD. Uthman wanted to produce a standard copy of the Quran 19 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad.
This belief has been challenged by research that shows the manuscript came long after the 7 th century. Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. Like the Smarkand Kufic Quran, the Topkapi manuscript was often cited as the oldest Quran for many years.
Recent research, however, shows that the Topkapi manuscript is at least a century younger than the oldest existing Quran fragments.
The Topkapi manuscript has been dated to about the early to mid 8 th century and is a nearly complete text of the Quran.
In that respect, it is most likely the oldest near-complete Quran in existence. Also like the Samarkand Quran, the Topkapi manuscript is believed to be an original Quran commissioned by the third caliph Uthman in Hijazi Current Location: The Codex Parisino-Petropolitanus is a 98 folio Quran manuscript dating back to the late 7 th or early 8 th century. During the Napoleonic expedition in the late 18 th century, French scholar Jean-Joseph Marcel bought several of the folios and Jean-Louis Asselin de Cherville bought a few more pages a few years later.
Today, parts of the manuscript are preserved across four different institutions: Construction workers uncovered a large cache of Quranic and non-Quranic manuscripts and parchments that were poorly preserved and heavily damaged. The manuscript was identified as part of the Quran in and since then, the Yemeni Department for Antiquities — with help from foreign universities — has worked to restore the fragments.
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England. The Birmingham Quran Manuscript is currently believed to be the oldest Quran in the world. This manuscript consists of two leaves of parchment that are a fragment of an early Quranic manuscript dated between AD — AD.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham in England dated the parchment to within a This means that the manuscript may have been written shortly after the Prophet Muhammad died as he is thought to have lived between AD — AD.