Ms. Qāf 47 A Qur'ānic Manuscript From 1st Century Of Hijra

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Ms. Qāf 47, Folio 12a

Ms. Qāf 47, Folio 13a (= Arabic Palaeography, Plate 44)

Ms. Qāf 47, Folio 15b

Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, Folio 21a

Folios from Ms. Qāf 47.

Date

1st century of hijra. Noseda places this manuscript in the 1st century of hijra.[1] Likewise, Grohmann also dates another folio of this manuscript at Dār al-Kutub al-Misriyya, Cairo, to the 1st century.[2] This folio was first published by Moritz around 100 years ago, who strangely dated it to the 3rd century of hijra![3]

Inventory No.

Ms. Qāf 47

Size & Folios

The codex has 36+ folios = 29+ (Ms. Qāf 47 including Arabic Palaeography, Plate 44) + 7 (Ms. Or. Fol. 4313).

History Of The Manuscript

Not known.

Script & Ornamentation

Ḥijāzī.

Manuscript on parchment. The muṣḥaf is not vocalised. The consonants are differentiated by dashes. Six oval dots ranked in three pairs usually punctuate the verses. Every tenth verse is marked by a hollow circle surrounded by dots.

There are 18 lines to page. The contents are as follows: 2:269–3:14, 3:56–3:78, 3:100–4:137, 6:45–6:51, 6:53–6:79, 8:10–8:53, 9:94–11:42, 11:92–11:120, 14:32–15:6; 21:55–21:66, 21:37–21:45, 63:8–64:14 (Ms. Qāf 47); 4:54–62 (Arabic Palaeography, Plate 44 subset of Ms. Qāf 47); 4:137–155, 172–5:87 (Ms. Or. Fol. 4313).[4]

Contents

Below are the published information of folios in this codex.

Ms. Or. Fol. 4313
Folio Number Qur'anic Surah Size of the Folio (cm.) Manuscript, Image Publication
1a 2:269 – 2:275 Fragment Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
1b 2:276 – 2:282 Fragment Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
2a 2:282 – 3:3 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
2b 3:4 – 3:14 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
3a 3:56 – 3:68 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
3b 3:68 – 3:78 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
4a 3:100 – 3:109 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
4b 3:109 – 3:118 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
5a 3:118 – 3:127 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
5b 3:127 – 3:140 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
6a 3:140 – 3:151 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
6b 3:152 – 3:156 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
7a 3:156 – 3:167 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
7b 3:167 – 3:176 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
8a 3:176 – 3:184 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
8b 3:185 – 3:194 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
9a 3:195 – 4:2 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
9b 4:2 – 4:11 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
10a 4:11 – 4:15 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
10b 4:15 – 4:23 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
11a 4:23 – 4:29 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
11b 4:29 – 4:36 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
12a 4:36 – 4:45 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
12b 4:45 – 4:54 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
13a 4:54 – 4:62 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv and Moritz, 1905
13b 4:62 – 4:74 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
14a 4:74 – 4:80 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
14b 4:80 – 4:89 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
15a 4:89 – 4:94 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
15b 4:94 – 4:101 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
16a 4:101 – 4:108 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
16b 4:109 – 4:119 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
17a 4:119 – 4:128 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
17b 4:129 – 4:137 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
18a 4:137 – 4:146 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, Sellheim, 1976
18b 4:147 – 4:155 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
19a 4:172 – 5:2 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
19b 5:2 – 5:6 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
20a 5:6 – 5:12 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
20b 5:12 – 5:18 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
21a 5:18 – 5:28 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, Corpus Coranicum poster
21b 5:28 – 5:37 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
22a 5:37 – 5:44 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
22b 5:44 – 5:49 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
23a 5:59 – 5:67 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
23b 5:49 – 5:59 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
24a 5:67 – 5:76 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
24b 5:76 – 5:87 26.0 x 35.0 Ms. Or. Fol. 4313, –
25a 6:45 – 6:51 Fragment Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
25b 6:53 – 6:60 Fragment Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
26a 6:61 – 6:70 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
26b 6:70 – 6:79 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
27a 8:10 – 8:23 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
27b 8:24 – 8:34 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
28a 8:34 – 8:43 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
28b 8:43 – 8:53 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
29a 9:94 – 9:104 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
29b 9:105 – 9:115 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
30a 9:115 – 9:124 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
30b 9:125 – 10:7 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
31a – xx 10:7 – 10:105 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, –
–a 10:105 – 11:6 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–b 11:7 – 11:16 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–a 11:17 – 11:29 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–b 11:29 – 11:42 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–a 11:92 – 11:108 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–b 11:108 – 11:120 26.2 x 39.3 Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–a 14:32 – 14:43 Fragment Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–b 14:44 – 15:6 Fragment Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–a 21:37 – 21:45 Fragment Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–b 21:55 – 21:66 Fragment Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–a 63:8 – 64:2 Fragment Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv
–b 64:9 – 64:14 Fragment Ms. Qāf 47, Gotthelf-Bergsträßer-Filmarchiv

Location

Dār al-Kutub al-Misriyya, Cairo, and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Germany.

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References

[1] S. Noja Noseda, "Note Esterne In Margin Al 1° Volume Dei ‘Materiali Per Un'edizione Critica Del Corano’", Rendiconti: Classe Di Lettere E Scienze Morali E Storiche, 2000, Vol. 134, Fasc. 1, pp. 19-25.

[2] A. Grohmann, "The Problem Of Dating Early Qur'ans", Der Islam, 1958, Volume 33, Number 3, p. 222; Also see B. Gruendler, The Development Of The Arabic Scripts: From The Nabatean Era To The First Islamic Century According To Dated Texts, 1993, Harvard Semitic Series No. 43, Scholars Press: Atlanta (GA), p. 135.

[3] B. Moritz (Ed.), Arabic Palaeography: A Collection Of Arabic Texts From The First Century Of The Hidjra Till The Year 1000, 1905, Publications of the Khedivial Library - No. 16, Cairo, Plate 44.

[4] R. Sellheim, Arabische Handschriften: Materialien Zur Arabischen Literaturgeschichte, 1976, Teil 1, Verzeichnis Der Orientalischen Handschriften In Deutschland, Band 17A, F. Steiner: Wiesbaden, p. 1 (No. 1).

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