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القرآن al-Qur’ān, 1135 A.H., 1722 C.E.

 Item
Identifier: Or Ms 150

Scope and Contents

A complete copy of the Qur'an.

There are inscriptions in the margins in Persian indicating the endings of a sūrah. The text of the Qur'an is preceded and followed by a short treatise of six folios on tajwīd (the correct recitation of the Qur'an), a sā‘at-nāmah (for consulting proper hours), and a twelve folio fāl-nāmah (containing rules for taking omens from the Qur'an).

The first two pages are richly illuminated in gold and colour. Gold-lined round the pages and between the lines, and each quarter of the thirty parts is marked with gold. Bound in gilt-stamped leather.

Dates

  • Creation: 1135 A.H.
  • Creation: 1722 C.E.

Language of Materials

Arabic (Script: naskh)

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 volume

Other Finding Aids

Hukk, Mohammed Ashraful; Ethé, Hermann; and Robertson, Edward, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (Hertford: Stephen Austin & Sons Ltd., 1925).

Custodial History

Book plate reads: 'This MS. was presented to the Library by the donor, General Sir Hector Munro of Novar, upon his return to Britain after the memorable victory he obtained at Buxar on the 23rd October, 1764 C.E.'

Processing Information

Annotation uses legacy data from Mohammed Hukk et al. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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