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Quran--Manuscripts, Arabic

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

African Qur'an Manuscript

Identifier: MS 00093
Scope and Contents Unbound manuscript of the Qur'an (after 1869) with a leather shoulder bag (undated). Consists of about 700 pages with each page containing about 12 lines of script. Written in Arabic with African decorations throughout. The number of "ayahs" in this volume is a variant from Eastern or Ottoman contemporary Qur'ans. All of the verses are separated by three small circles in the form of a pyramid and every tenth verse is separated by two concentric circles.The manuscript is...
Dates: after 1869

Illuminated Islamic Scroll

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 00128
Content Description

1.5 in wide scroll with handwritten Islamic print and hand drawn illustrations. The illustrations are colored and illuminated. The end of the scroll is attached to leather which was used to protect the paper roll.

Dates: unknown

Manuscript Qur'an

Identifier: SC 01629
Scope and Contents

193 page Qur'an bound in tooled leather. Date is unknown but probably 19th Century or earlier.

Dates: circa 1800's

Qur'an Manuscript

Identifier: SC 00447
Content Description

Qur'an handwritten in Arabic with floral decoration on the first page. It may have been produced in China.

Dates: unknown

Qur'anic writing boards

Identifier: MS 00289
Scope and Contents

Five Qur'anic wooden writing boards with Arabic script with colorful designs, believed to have been created in Nigeria. These boards would have been used to teach Arabic writing and for students to learn the passages of the Qur'an.

Dates: circa 1900