A beautiful Qur’an once owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II – 1627 CE

This is a beautiful handwritten colour manuscript copy of the Holy Qur’an (mushaf) completed in the year 1627 CE It was once owned by the Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Abdal Hamid II.

Image from the said manuscript (see p. 618 0f the pdf in the download link):

Manuscript details and source:


Koran : manuscript, [1627].

القرآن : manuscript، [1627].

Other Authors: Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918,
Language(s): Arabic
Subjects: Manuscripts, Arabic > Michigan > Ann Arbor.
Note: Illuminated ʻunwān on pp. [1-2]; chapter headings illuminated in blue and gold; gold dots mark verse endings; text enclosed in gold and black bordres; tenths (ʻushr), thirtieths (juzʾ), and sixtieths (ḥizb) of text, and prostrations (sajdah), indicated in margins in gold ink; edges patterned in green and gold gilt; binding stamped in gold.
Date, copyist’s name, and provenance in colophon: katabahu Ḥafiẓ Muḥammad ibn Qāsim al-mushtahir bi-al-Imām … wa-waqaʻa al-farāgh min al-khidmah bi-tanmīqihi … fī Dār al-Fatḥ Qusṭanṭīnīyah … fī shahr Rabīʻ al-awwal min sanat sabaʻ wa-thalāthīn wa-alf min al-hijrah al-nabawīyah [i.e. November-December 1627]….
Purchased in Cairo, 1924. Once part of the personal manuscript collection of Sultan Abdülhamid II of Turkey.
Physical Description: 1 v. ([617] p.) ; 12 cm.


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