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A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF, YEMEN OR PERSIA, MAMLUK OR ILKHANID, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF, YEMEN OR PERSIA, MAMLUK OR ILKHANID, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

A Qur'an leaf in Maghribi script, North Africa or Andalusia, late 12th-13th century AD (details)

A Qur'an leaf in Maghribi script, North Africa or Andalusia, late 12th-13th century AD (details)

AN ILLUMINATED OTTOMAN QUR'AN, COPIED BY 'ALI WASFI IBN AHMAD, PUPIL OF OSMAN 'AFIF EFENDI 'THE MAD', TURKEY, DATED 1220 AH/1805 AD

AN ILLUMINATED OTTOMAN QUR'AN, COPIED BY 'ALI WASFI IBN AHMAD, PUPIL OF OSMAN 'AFIF EFENDI 'THE MAD', TURKEY, DATED 1220 AH/1805 AD

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)

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)

SMALL OTHOMAN QURAN KORAN-COMPLETE-EXCELLENT CALLIGRAPHY-C.AD 1850

SMALL OTHOMAN QURAN KORAN-COMPLETE-EXCELLENT CALLIGRAPHY-C.AD 1850

Heading for Surat 6 Anaam (Cattle/Livestock), verses 1-near end of 7: "Praise belongs to God who created the heavens & the earth & made darkness & light; yet the disbelievers set up equals to their Lord!" . . .So they denied the truth when it came to them, but the very thing they laughed at will be brought home to them." (MAS Abdel Haleem trans). Preceded by Surat 5 Ma-ida (Table) - top 1/3 of page. Black, red, brown[?] ink on paper, Iran, ca.10th century. 10.5x7" / 27x19cm. (A Shabbas)

Heading for Surat 6 Anaam (Cattle/Livestock), verses 1-near end of 7: "Praise belongs to God who created the heavens & the earth & made darkness & light; yet the disbelievers set up equals to their Lord!" . . .So they denied the truth when it came to them, but the very thing they laughed at will be brought home to them." (MAS Abdel Haleem trans). Preceded by Surat 5 Ma-ida (Table) - top 1/3 of page. Black, red, brown[?] ink on paper, Iran, ca.10th century. 10.5x7" / 27x19cm. (A Shabbas)

Surat 1 Fatiha (The Opening), this time taking up the space of two facing pages. It begins on right side (as Arabic books open from the right. . while Western books open from what Arabs would consider "the back"). Fatiha is said to contain in its seven short verses, the essence of the Qur'an. It is likened to David's 23rd Psalm of the Christian OT. Mamluk Qur'an. donated by Shaban II to his foundation in 1376, four years after it was copied on the fifteenth day of Muharram AH 774. (A…

Surat 1 Fatiha (The Opening), this time taking up the space of two facing pages. It begins on right side (as Arabic books open from the right. . while Western books open from what Arabs would consider "the back"). Fatiha is said to contain in its seven short verses, the essence of the Qur'an. It is likened to David's 23rd Psalm of the Christian OT. Mamluk Qur'an. donated by Shaban II to his foundation in 1376, four years after it was copied on the fifteenth day of Muharram AH 774. (A…

“Blue Qur’an”  late 9th-early 10th century    From North Africa,Gold and silver on indigo-dyed parchment  Currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“Blue Qur’an” late 9th-early 10th century From North Africa,Gold and silver on indigo-dyed parchment Currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Illuminated Folio Qur’an Yaqut al-Musta‘simi 13th and 16th Century, Iraq and Turkey (Chester Beatty Library)

Illuminated Folio Qur’an Yaqut al-Musta‘simi 13th and 16th Century, Iraq and Turkey (Chester Beatty Library)

سورة العلق

سورة العلق

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