Birmingham

This is an original Qur’an manuscript. It was found by complete accident at the University of Birmingham  in the Research library archives. No one knows how it got there. This particular manuscript contains only one Chapter, Surah 9. It was transcribed in Hijazi script.

It has been dated to between 568 – 645 C.E. Prophet Muhammad (SAAW) died June 8, 632. This manuscript was likely, therefore, transcribed while the Prophet was still living.  Radiocarbon dating was carried out by scientists at the University of Oxford.

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