1/1 T​he Ma’il Quran (The British Library) one of the very earliest ​surviving Qur'ans. ​But this image is here on Pinterest and I've identified it (see 2/2). Written close to, if not during, the life of the Prophet - perhaps by Zaid Ibn Thabit (his chief secretary). It can be read & matched up with a Qur'an in Arabic printed today - because it comes down from that very first century of Islam, unadulterated & unchanged. See 2/2 on right for translation of text. (A Shabbas)

1/1 T​he Ma’il Quran (The British Library) one of the very earliest ​surviving Qur'ans. ​But this image is here on Pinterest and I've identified it (see 2/2). Written close to, if not during, the life of the Prophet - perhaps by Zaid Ibn Thabit (his chief secretary). It can be read & matched up with a Qur'an in Arabic printed today - because it comes down from that very first century of Islam, unadulterated & unchanged. See 2/2 on right for translation of text. (A Shabbas)

Surat 3 Imran (Family of Moses): v.1-2: "God! There is no god but God - the Living, the Self-Sustaining, Eternal. It is God who sent down to thee, in Truth, this Book, confirming what went before it. . sent down the Law (of Moses) & the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, & sent down the ability to discern (of judgement between right and wrong)." Eastern Kufic with Commentary, Illuminated Arabic with Persian translations. Seljuk, Persia,11th century. (A Shabbas)

Surat 3 Imran (Family of Moses): v.1-2: "God! There is no god but God - the Living, the Self-Sustaining, Eternal. It is God who sent down to thee, in Truth, this Book, confirming what went before it. . sent down the Law (of Moses) & the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, & sent down the ability to discern (of judgement between right and wrong)." Eastern Kufic with Commentary, Illuminated Arabic with Persian translations. Seljuk, Persia,11th century. (A Shabbas)

Illuminated Manuscript, Koran, Frontispiece, Walters Art M… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Illuminated Manuscript, Koran, Frontispiece, Walters Art M… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

LACMA Collection of Islamic Calligraphy

LACMA Collection of Islamic Calligraphy

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Art An Early Hijazi Quranic Folio from the 7th / 8th Century AD. The Hijazi script is an early form of Kufic-Abbasid and is generally difficult to read due to the lack of diacritical markings. This manuscript illustrates the earliest progression of Arabic writings of the Quran. This folio is from Surat al-Maidah.

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Art An Early Hijazi Quranic Folio from the 7th / 8th Century AD. The Hijazi script is an early form of Kufic-Abbasid and is generally difficult to read due to the lack of diacritical markings. This manuscript illustrates the earliest progression of Arabic writings of the Quran. This folio is from Surat al-Maidah.

La caligrafía y ornamentación antigua del Corán; Norte de India, siglo XVIII. | Galería de Arte Islámico y Fotografía

La caligrafía y ornamentación antigua del Corán; Norte de India, siglo XVIII. | Galería de Arte Islámico y Fotografía

AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, TIMURID PERSIA OR OTTOMAN TURKEY, SECOND-HALF 15TH CENTURY

AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, TIMURID PERSIA OR OTTOMAN TURKEY, SECOND-HALF 15TH CENTURY

illuminated double-page from a koran. The text is chapter 114 (Sūrat al-nās), which is written in a decorative New Abbasid (broken cursive) style

illuminated double-page from a koran. The text is chapter 114 (Sūrat al-nās), which is written in a decorative New Abbasid (broken cursive) style

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

Turkish Qur˒an by Pashāzāde Qur˒an, in Arabic Turkey, probably Istanbul 1832–33 - Qur˒ans were written by hand well into the nineteenth century, and many copies were produced about 1800, | The Morgan Library & Museum

Qur˒an from Kashmir

Turkish Qur˒an by Pashāzāde Qur˒an, in Arabic Turkey, probably Istanbul 1832–33 - Qur˒ans were written by hand well into the nineteenth century, and many copies were produced about 1800, | The Morgan Library & Museum

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