One Of The Earliest Dated Qur'anic Manuscript (107 AH / 725 CE) At Egyptian National Library

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107 AH / 725 CE


Folios contains Surahs Ya-Sin, 72-83 and Al-Saffat, 1-14. More plates are available in Moritz's Arabic Palaeography.



One of the earliest dated Qur'anic manuscripts and written on vellum. The vowels are indicated by red dots and diacritical by short strokes. No aya markers and no surah headings.


Egyptian National Library, Cairo, Egypt.


[1] B. Moritz, Arabic Palaeography: A Collection Of Arabic Texts From The First Century Of The Hidjra Till The Year 1000, 1905, Cairo, See Pl. 1-12.

[2] T. W. Arnold & A. Grohmann, The Islamic Book: A Contribution To Its Art And History From The VII-XVIII Century, 1929, The Pegasus Press, p. 22.

[3] M. Jenkins, "A Vocabulary Of Ummayad Ornament", Masahif San`a', 1985, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah: Kuwait, pp. 23.

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