India. C.1820. Binding: Contemporary calf rebacked expertly, saving the original spine, flat spine with blind tooling, upper and lower boards with decorative blind tooling and devices.
, Notes: The Quran, meaning "the recitation", is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God (Allah). It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature. The Quran is divided into chapters (Arabic: سورة sūrah, plural سور suwar), which are subdivided into verses (Arabic: آية āyah, plural آيات āyāt). Muslims believe that the Quran was orally revealed by God to the final Prophet, Muhammad, through the archangel Gabriel (Jibril), incrementally over a period of some 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632, the year of his death. Muslims regard the Quran as Muhammad's most important miracle, a proof of his prophethood, and the culmination of a series of divine messages starting with those revealed to Adam and ending with Muhammad. The word "Quran" occurs some 70 times in the Quran's text, and other names and words are also said to refer to the Quran. According to tradition, several of Muhammad's companions served as scribes and recorded the revelations. Shortly after his death, the Quran was compiled by the companions, who had written down or memorized parts of it. , Size: Quarto (260 x 175 mm). , Illustration: Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 295 leaves, 15 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and black, Sura headings written in red ink within illuminated rectangular panels, margins ruled in black, red and gilt, one double page illuminated frontispiece in colours and gold. , Category: Book Religious Islam; Book Manuscript. In a very good condition, clean and crisp. A very fine example, text is clean. Item #B6219