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Selections from the Qurʼan : manuscript.

Selections from the Qurʼan : manuscript.

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Qurʼan. Selections.
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Date: 18th century.
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19 x 27.5 cm; written surface: 12.5 x 16 cm; 5 lines per page.
Binding: In brown leather binding with flap; covers embossed with central medallions and borders are embossed in floral designs; a little worn; slight smudging.
Ends with: "Hādhā balāghun lil-nās wa-li-yundharū bi-hi wa-li-yaʻlamū annamā huwa ilāhun wāḥidun wa-li-yadhdhakkara ulū al-albāb." "Ṣadaqa Allāh al-ʻAẓīm."
In beautiful large Arabic script (Chinese style), in black ink on white paper; text vocalized throughout, with recitation marks in red; all headings of the chapters are written in red; the opening two chapters are illuminated in gold, blue; green, red and other colors; the last page is also illuminated in green, gold, brown and other colors; text within double red frames; some pages are repaired with glued pieces of paper from modern Chinese publications; catchwords.
On folio 63 an attempt to practice copying part of verse 5 of Sūrat al-Raʻd.
On folio 63b an inscription in classical Chinese.
Romanization supplied by cataloger.
Secundo folio: Rabbī ghafūrun raḥīm.
Starts with: "Wa-mā ubarriʼu nafsī inna al-nafsa la-ammāratun bi-al-sūʼ ..."
Title supplied by cataloger.
بداية الورقة الثانية: ربي غفورٌ رحيم.
تبدأ بـِ: "وما أبرئ نفسي إن النفس لأمارةٌ بالسوء ..."
تنتهي بـِ: "هذا بلاغٌ للناس ولينذروا به وليعلموا أنما هو إله واحدٌ وليذكّر أولوا الألباب." "صدق الله العظيم."
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Selections from the Qurʼān: Starts with verse 53 of Sūrat Yūsuf (Chapter 12), Sūrat al-Raʻd (Chapter 13) to the end of Sūrat Ibrāhīm (Chapter 14). The manuscript was illuminated and copied in China in a Chinese style Arabic calligraphy. Qurʼān manuscripts from China are very rare. Name of copyist and date of copying not mentioned, probably from the 18th century.
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1 volume (63 leaves) ; 28 cm
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Object ID: 10840911
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