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  • Domenico Paterna

    The end of Surat Yunus and the beginning of Surat Hud from a 12th century Andalusi Script Quran copied in Granada, Spain.

  • Heidi Andrade

    This page in vigorous Maghribi hand, is from a Qur'an probably copied in the 13th century in the Muslim Kingdom of Grenada, the last bastion of Islam in Spain. It shows the end of Sura Yunus (The Prophet Jonah) and the beginning of Sura Hud (The Prophet Hud) separated by an illuminated chapter heading in Andalusian Kufic.

  • salma

    Calligraphy - the geometry of the spirit « Islamic Arts and Architecture

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