"Precious Manuscripts" sheds light on copies of Quran from Africa
April 14, 2022 / 9:31 PM
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Dr. Bahaa El-Din Dundis, from the Department of Studies and Research at the Holy Qur'an Academy in Sharjah, sparked light on a patch of the Noble Qur’an, most likely from North Africa or Andalusia. The precious piece dates back to the third century AH and the ninth century AD, written on parchment with black ink and simple Kufic script, and there are no points on the writing.
Dundis points out that the signs were written in red ink, and commas between the verses were made in the form of three golden hierarchical points. There are also gilded circles for the end of fifths and tenths, and the hamza with green ink is made in the form of a small circle.