Thulth script for those interested in learning

Thulth script for those interested in learning

Leaf from a Koran written in Bihari Northern India; c. 1400 24.1 × 21.7 cm

Leaf from a Koran written in Bihari Northern India; c. 1400 24.1 × 21.7 cm

Islamic Calligraphy

Islamic Calligraphy

Ebrahim Olfat, Bismillah Al-Rahaman Al-Rahim

Ebrahim Olfat, Bismillah Al-Rahaman Al-Rahim

Bifolio from a Qur’an in Maghribi script. North Africa, 13th–14th century. Ink, opaque pigment, and gold on parchment. 8 x 9 7/8 in. (20.2 x 25.1 cm). Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, bequest of Hervey E. Wetzel, 1919.157.1–2

Bifolio from a Qur’an in Maghribi script. North Africa, 13th–14th century. Ink, opaque pigment, and gold on parchment. 8 x 9 7/8 in. (20.2 x 25.1 cm). Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, bequest of Hervey E. Wetzel, 1919.157.1–2

GIANT 500 YEAR-OLD KORAN... "Rylands Koran of Kansuh al-Ghuri" ... believed to have originated from Cairo from the library of Kansuh al-Ghuri, one of the last Mamluk Sultans of Egypt ... one of the finest, most lavishly illuminated and calligraphically significant Qur’an manuscripts ... written by several scribes 1350-1400 ... Soon to be published ONLINE! (John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK)

GIANT 500 YEAR-OLD KORAN... "Rylands Koran of Kansuh al-Ghuri" ... believed to have originated from Cairo from the library of Kansuh al-Ghuri, one of the last Mamluk Sultans of Egypt ... one of the finest, most lavishly illuminated and calligraphically significant Qur’an manuscripts ... written by several scribes 1350-1400 ... Soon to be published ONLINE! (John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK)

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Art An Early Hijazi Quranic Folio from the 7th / 8th Century AD. The Hijazi script is an early form of Kufic-Abbasid and is generally difficult to read due to the lack of diacritical markings. This manuscript illustrates the earliest progression of Arabic writings of the Quran. This folio is from Surat al-Maidah.

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Art An Early Hijazi Quranic Folio from the 7th / 8th Century AD. The Hijazi script is an early form of Kufic-Abbasid and is generally difficult to read due to the lack of diacritical markings. This manuscript illustrates the earliest progression of Arabic writings of the Quran. This folio is from Surat al-Maidah.

Section from a miniature Koran written in Rayhani, original leather binding Egypt, perhaps Iraq; c. 1300 Each leaf: 5.7 × 4.8 cm

Section from a miniature Koran written in Rayhani, original leather binding Egypt, perhaps Iraq; c. 1300 Each leaf: 5.7 × 4.8 cm

Ottoman Qur’an, 314 Leaves. Turkey, 19th Century. Hand written in Nasikh script, the first double pages of this exquisite Qur’an were decorated with a scrolling foliage pattern that was designed by Mustafa Zuhdy Bayram Zada Ibn Hussein Helmy. This Qur’an is bound with a well-kept leather cover that is contoured with two golden scrawling spandrels and a central medallion. ‘Ottoman Qur’an’, 314 Leaves. Turkey, 19th Century. Image courtesy of Ayyam Gallery

Ottoman Qur’an, 314 Leaves. Turkey, 19th Century. Hand written in Nasikh script, the first double pages of this exquisite Qur’an were decorated with a scrolling foliage pattern that was designed by Mustafa Zuhdy Bayram Zada Ibn Hussein Helmy. This Qur’an is bound with a well-kept leather cover that is contoured with two golden scrawling spandrels and a central medallion. ‘Ottoman Qur’an’, 314 Leaves. Turkey, 19th Century. Image courtesy of Ayyam Gallery

Folio from a Qur’an in Maghribi script, c. 1560. The verses are divided by motifs in gold, while the diacriticals and vocalizations are highlighted with color.

Folio from a Qur’an in Maghribi script, c. 1560. The verses are divided by motifs in gold, while the diacriticals and vocalizations are highlighted with color.

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