QUR-1-TSR A Qur'ānic Manuscript At The Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait, From 1st Century Of Hijra

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Folio of Ms. QUR-1-TSR


1st century of hijra. Also see here for dating and other information.

Inventory No.


Size & Folios

49.4 cm x 39 cm. Only one folio exists.

History Of The Manuscript

Not known. The origin of this folio appears to be from the Arabian Peninsula.

Script & Ornamentation


Manuscript on parchment. The muṣḥaf is not vocalised. The consonants are frequently differentiated by dashes. Seven set of dashes with the first two ranked in a pair mark the end of verses. Every tenth(?) verse is marked by a hollow circle surrounded by radiating dashes.

There are 26 lines to page.


Below is the published information of the folio in this codex.

Folio Number Qur'anic Surah Size of the Folio (cm.) Image Publication
5:18 – 5:29 49.4 x 39.0 Safwat et al., 1997.


Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait.

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[1] N. S. Rajab (Ed.), Matḥaf Ṭāriq, 1994, Tareq Rajab Museum: Hawalli (Kuwait), pp. 16-17.

[2] N. F. Safwat (Intro.), G. Fehèrvàri, M. Zakariya (Cont.), The Harmony Of Letters - Islamic Calligraphy From The Tareq Rajab Museum, 1997, National Heritage Board: Singapore, pp. 26-27.

[3] T. S. Rajab, "The Tareq Rajab Museum – An Overview" in A. Fullerton & G. Fehèrvàri (Comp.), Kuwait Arts And Architecture: A Collection Of Essays, 1995, Oriental Press: United Arab Emirates, p. 108.

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