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Black History Month Exhibition

02 Oct to 25 Oct, 2015

The Qur’an Manuscript


Excerpt from the Qur'an

An opportunity to view the Qur’an manuscript which is among the earliest written textual evidence of the Islamic holy book known to survive.

This gives the Qur’an Manuscript in Birmingham global significance to Muslim heritage and the study of Islam. Consisting of two parchment leaves, the Qur’an manuscript contains parts of Suras (chapters) 18 to 20, written with ink in an early form of Arabic script known as Hijazi.

For many years, the manuscript had been misbound with leaves of a similar Qur’an manuscript, which is datable to the late seventh century.

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Opening times TBC

The Bramall

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT