Posts Tagged ‘manuscript’

A Gem Among Stones: al-Ṣaghānī’s Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

A Gem Among Stones: al-Ṣaghānī’s Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman

Modern concerns surrounding the disappearance of al-Bukhārī’s exemplar stem from a failure to grasp the nuances of Ḥadīth transmission. Consequently, Alphonse Mingana (d. 1937 CE), for one, has…

16 Mar 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

An exquisite Qur’an once owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II

This is a beautiful handwritten colour manuscript copy of the Holy Qur’an (mushaf) completed in the year 1896 CE.  It was once owned by the Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Abdal Hamid II.
An image from the opening page of this copy of the mushaf:

Manuscript details and source:

 

Koran…

15 Feb 11:31 PM 0 Read More...

Sahih al-Bukhari: Beautiful manuscript owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II

The following is a link to download a beautifully handwritten copy of the most authoritative book of hadith in Sunni Islam, namely, the Jami al-Sahih of Imam Muhammad ibn Isma’il al-Bukhari (d. 256 AH).  It was owned by the Ottoman Sunni Caliph known as Sultan Abdal Hamid…

25 Jan 12:03 AM 1 Read More...