start of Surat al-Hijr, with the surah heading and the first line of the juz’ each given in red ink and set within ruled frames. British Library,

start of Surat al-Hijr, with the surah heading and the first line of the juz’ each given in red ink and set within ruled frames. British Library,

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Arabe 3929 57v

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Arabe 3929 57v

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)

Top: Surat 71 Nuh (Noah) last two verses: And Noah said: "'O my Lord! Forgive me, my parents, all who enter my house in Faith, and (all) believing men and believing men: and to the wrong-doers grant Thou no increase but in Perdition!'" (Yusuf Ali trans) The ornate heading for Surat 72 Jinn (The Jinn), but no verses. (A Shabbas)

Top: Surat 71 Nuh (Noah) last two verses: And Noah said: "'O my Lord! Forgive me, my parents, all who enter my house in Faith, and (all) believing men and believing men: and to the wrong-doers grant Thou no increase but in Perdition!'" (Yusuf Ali trans) The ornate heading for Surat 72 Jinn (The Jinn), but no verses. (A Shabbas)

A Damascene Brass Inlaid Silver and Copper Bridal Casket, Damascus, The Early 20th Century

A Damascene Brass Inlaid Silver and Copper Bridal Casket, Damascus, The Early 20th Century

Heading lower left: Surat 9 Bara'at (Immunity) aka Tauba (Repentence). No verses. Preceded by Surat 8 Anfal (Spoils of War) last verses, which speak of: Evil consorts with evil. The good have all the more reason for drawing together - not only living in mutual harmony, but being ready to protect each other. Otherwise the world will be given over to aggressions by unscrupulous people. (directly from Yusuf Ali's commentary, 1934). Sinjar Iraq "AH 4 Dhu'l Qada 607" (AD April 19, 1211). (A…

Heading lower left: Surat 9 Bara'at (Immunity) aka Tauba (Repentence). No verses. Preceded by Surat 8 Anfal (Spoils of War) last verses, which speak of: Evil consorts with evil. The good have all the more reason for drawing together - not only living in mutual harmony, but being ready to protect each other. Otherwise the world will be given over to aggressions by unscrupulous people. (directly from Yusuf Ali's commentary, 1934). Sinjar Iraq "AH 4 Dhu'l Qada 607" (AD April 19, 1211). (A…

Calligraphique

Calligraphique

Album of Persian and Indian calligraphy and paintings, Illuminated calligraphy page, Walters Manuscript W.668, fol.9a |

Album of Persian and Indian calligraphy and paintings, Illuminated calligraphy page, Walters Manuscript W.668, fol.9a |

A MAMLUK SPHERICAL BRASS INCENSE BURNER, SYRIA, 15TH CENTURY

A MAMLUK SPHERICAL BRASS INCENSE BURNER, SYRIA, 15TH CENTURY

Big Islamic Incense Burner Silver Inlay Mamluk Cairoware Ottoman Persian Script

Big Islamic Incense Burner Silver Inlay Mamluk Cairoware Ottoman Persian Script

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