This is a beautiful handwritten colour manuscript copy of the Holy Qur’an (mushaf) completed in the year1623 CE. It was once owned by the Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Abdal Hamid II.
Koran : manuscript, .
القرآن : manuscript، .
|Other Authors:||Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918,|
|Language(s):||Arabic ; Turkish|
|Subjects:||Manuscripts, Arabic > Michigan > Ann Arbor.|
|Note:||Illuminated ʻunwān on pp. [1-2]; chapter headings illuminated in gold and colored inks; gold dots mark verse endings; text enclosed in borders of gold and black; illuminated foliate roundels in margins mark tenths (ʻushr), thirtieths (juzʾ), sixtieths (ḥizb) of text, and prostrations (sajdah); edges gilt.
Date and copyist’s name in colophon: sawwadahu aḍʻaf al-ʻibād wa-aḥqaruhum Muṣṭafá ibn ʻAbd Allāh al-mushtahir bi-Ḥātimī al-mansūb li-marḥūm wa-maghfūr Ṣadrī Aʻẓam Naṣūḥ Pāshā … wa-waqaʻa al-farāgh min taḥrīr hādhihi al-muṣḥaf al-karīm fī sanat ithnayn wa-thalāthīn wa-alf fī shahr Jumādhī al-ākhir [i.e. April 1623].
Purchased in Cairo, 1924. Once part of the personal manuscript collection of Sultan Abdülhamid II of Turkey.
|Physical Description:||1 v. ( p.) ; 19 cm.
First page of the manuscript: