The Great Qur'an القرآن الكريم

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Folio from a Maghribi Qur˒an Leaf from a Qur˒an, in Arabic. Morocco, twelfth–fourteenth centuries.

Folio from a Maghribi Qur˒an Leaf from a Qur˒an, in Arabic. Morocco, twelfth–fourteenth centuries.

15th century Illuminated Timurid copy of the #Qur'an

15th century Illuminated Timurid copy of the #Qur'an

The opening chapter of the Quran: In the name of Allah(God), the Beneficent, the Merciful Praise be to Allah(God), Lord of the Worlds, The Beneficent, the Merciful. Owner of the Day of Judgment, Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. Guide us on the straight path, The path of those whom Thou hast favored; Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.

The opening chapter of the Quran: In the name of Allah(God), the Beneficent, the Merciful Praise be to Allah(God), Lord of the Worlds, The Beneficent, the Merciful. Owner of the Day of Judgment, Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. Guide us on the straight path, The path of those whom Thou hast favored; Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.

سورة الإنشراح

سورة الإنشراح

سورة البقرة

سورة البقرة

Left-Hand Page of a Double-Page Illumination with Text from an Unidentified Manuscript :: Iran :: circa 1550 :: Manuscript Illumination; Calligraphy; Bookmanuscriptalbum, Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 11 18 x 14 78 in. (28.2 x 37.8 cm)

Left-Hand Page of a Double-Page Illumination with Text from an Unidentified Manuscript :: Iran :: circa 1550 :: Manuscript Illumination; Calligraphy; Bookmanuscriptalbum, Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 11 18 x 14 78 in. (28.2 x 37.8 cm)

Folio from a Koran | Origin: Egypt | Period: 1313 Mamluk period | Details: This folio was originally part of a Koran commissioned by the Mamluk Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad (reigned 1294-95, 1299-1309, and 1309-40) of Egypt and Syria. According to its colophon, the manuscript was copied in gold by Shadhi ibn Muhammad ibn Ayyub (d. 1342) and illuminated by two artists, Aydughi ibn Abdullah and Ali ibn Muhammad, who show their design skill in the variety of marginal medallions as seen on this…

Folio from a Koran | Origin: Egypt | Period: 1313 Mamluk period | Details: This folio was originally part of a Koran commissioned by the Mamluk Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad (reigned 1294-95, 1299-1309, and 1309-40) of Egypt and Syria. According to its colophon, the manuscript was copied in gold by Shadhi ibn Muhammad ibn Ayyub (d. 1342) and illuminated by two artists, Aydughi ibn Abdullah and Ali ibn Muhammad, who show their design skill in the variety of marginal medallions as seen on this…

The left-hand side of an illuminated frontispiece from an early copy of the Qur'an.

The left-hand side of an illuminated frontispiece from an early copy of the Qur'an.

#quran surah Al-Fatiha

#quran surah Al-Fatiha

Hilye (Verbal Portrait of the Prophet Muhammad) :: Niyazi Efendi (died 1882) :: 1270 A.H. (A.D. 1853-1854) :: Calligraphy; Illumination; Bookmanuscriptalbum, Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 12 38 x 8 in. (31.5 x 20.3 cm)

Hilye (Verbal Portrait of the Prophet Muhammad) :: Niyazi Efendi (died 1882) :: 1270 A.H. (A.D. 1853-1854) :: Calligraphy; Illumination; Bookmanuscriptalbum, Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 12 38 x 8 in. (31.5 x 20.3 cm)

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