This Quran manuscript is written in the Yaquti script by the well-known calligrapher Yaqut al-Musta'simi (d. 697 AH). The manuscript is from Baghdad and is dated to the end of the seventh century century AD. Located in the Tareq Rajab Museum in Kuwait.
QUR'AN POSSIBLY HARRAR, ETHIOPIA, 19TH CENTURY Arabic manuscript on paper, 193ff. plus six fly-leaves, each folio with 13ll. of black sudani script, sura headings in red, reading markers in red, vocalization in black, marginal section markers in red, opening bifolio with illuminated polychrome margins, with catchwords, last folio with waqf inscription, in restored stamped brown morocco with flap Folio 9 x 6 5/8in. (22.7 x 16.5cm.)
*Surat 72 Al-Jinn (The Jinn): Jinn are spirits, forces. . invisible or hidden. .created by God as were angels and humans (Yusuf Ali commentary). They are not demons, but can be kind and helpful & sometimes mischievous. This sura begins by saying that a company of Jinn heard the recitation of the Qu'ran and believed it, and made declaration of same, saying they would worship none but God. Preceded at top by last 5 verses (of 28) of Surat 71 Nuh (Noah). (Audrey Shabbas)
2/2 Surat 100 Adiyat (The Chargers) first 4 verses on page at left are the metaphors and symbols enforcing the lesson of this sura which present her in v.6-11: "truly man is ungrateful to his Lord & indeed he bears witness to that. Truly he is fierce in his love of wealth. Does he not know that when the graves are emptied & the heart's contents are brought into the open, that Day their Lord will certainly be aware of them." (Bewley trans.) (Yusuf Ali commentary) (A Shabbas)
Surat 1 Fatiha (The Opening) with all its verses before the heading. It is short and is said many times during each of the 5 daily prayers. Likened to David's 23rd Psalm of the Christian Old Testament. Then the heading for Surat 2 Baqara (The Cow) which continues on the next page (at left). (Audrey Shabbas)