Surat 1 Fatiha (Opening) above the extraordinary design, then Surat 2 Baqara (The Cow) v.1-6. If Fatiha sums up in seven short verses, the spirit of the Qur'an, then Baqara in 286 verses sums up the teachings of the Qur'an. (Yusuf Ali comments). Western Sudan, 18th-19th century. (A Shabbas)

Surat 1 Fatiha (Opening) above the extraordinary design, then Surat 2 Baqara (The Cow) v.1-6. If Fatiha sums up in seven short verses, the spirit of the Qur'an, then Baqara in 286 verses sums up the teachings of the Qur'an. (Yusuf Ali comments). Western Sudan, 18th-19th century. (A Shabbas)

Surah Falaq calligraphy

Surah Falaq calligraphy

Kaaba - Kabe - 1574

Kaaba - Kabe - 1574

Beautiful gold Qur'an Calligraphy (North Africa, early 13ce)

Beautiful gold Qur'an Calligraphy (North Africa, early 13ce)

Islamic Calligraphy 1450-1925

Islamic Calligraphy 1450-1925

Or, noir, bleu et jaune dans une page d'écriture maghrébine Partie de coran Maghreb, XIIIe-XIVe siècles.

Or, noir, bleu et jaune dans une page d'écriture maghrébine Partie de coran Maghreb, XIIIe-XIVe siècles.

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hajj_scroll_by_schwarzkreuz-d6wp2x2.jpg (1200×4472)

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

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

The flowing movement of the script used here, with its sweeping curves and slightly rounded letters, is characteristic of the maghribi script. North Africa. 13th century. 16.5 x 15.5 cm. Maghribi script. Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

The flowing movement of the script used here, with its sweeping curves and slightly rounded letters, is characteristic of the maghribi script. North Africa. 13th century. 16.5 x 15.5 cm. Maghribi script. Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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