Mamluk Qur˒an. Bifolio from a Mamluk Qur˒an Bifolio from a Qur˒an, in Arabic Mamluk or century. With the increased use of paper and the adoption of more upright scripts, the oblong format of the early vellum Qur˒ans gave way to a vertical one.
A QUR'AN LEAF IN EASTERN KUFIC SCRIPT ON PAPER, PERSIA, 11TH-12TH CENTURY- Surat 2 Baqara (The Cow), verses 146-150 here & next page (reverse) at right. Longest chapter of the Qur'an: First chapter (Fatiha) sums up in 7 beautiful verses the essence of the Quran, so this chapter in 286 verses sums up the whole teaching of the Qur'an.Here is Moses, Jesus, Abraham, ending with exhortation to Faith, Obedience, a sense of Personal Responsibility, and Prayer. (A Shabbas)
I've enjoyed investigating many Qur'an pages. . from museums, libraries, and even ebay . .but this one is STUNNING! Enlarge it and look at it! The Heading is for Surat 18 Kahf (The Cave). Summary: The Qur'an points a direction we need to be heading. Life is brief & our ideas of Time are defective.(Yusuf Ali commentary). Safavid, Persia, circa 1575 AD. It's tiny 3/5X6 inches. . making it super exquisite! (A Shabbas)
Qur'an of Ibrahim Sultan Date: dated A. 1427 Geography: Iran, probably Shiraz Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; leather binding Dimensions: H. cm) Spine: 1 in. cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art
One-half of Double Page Frontispiece from a Qur'an Egypt or Syria, or Anatolia (perhaps Konya), late century Manuscripts; folios Ink, gold and colors on paper 9 x 7 in.