Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Zoom in on the Birmingham manuscript of the Qur'anic page

http://vmr.bham.ac.uk/Collections/Mingana/Islamic_Arabic_1572a/Mingana_Islamic_Arabic_1572a_folio_2_recto/fullscreen/

Thanks to my classmate Andrew for this!

[This is from this chapter of the Qur'an.]

Earlier in the summer, news about this made 'a big splash' in the New York Times as Prof. Cook said in class today, as this article was featured on the front page. According to Prof. Cook, there is no reason to doubt the writing of this manuscript as one of the Uthmānī codexes. The doubt of the Saudi researcher about the dots could be explained as something that was added [at a later time] on top of the letters.