Image of Qur’an folio, 700-750, possibly Syria or Yemen. CBL Is 1404


The Qur’an is the sacred text of Islam. First memorised in Arabic in the seventh century, it has been revered as a written book ever since. There are over 250 copies or partial copies of the Qur’an in the Chester Beatty, produced in Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, India and many other places, and ranging from the early 8th to 19th centuries. The collection also includes important texts on pilgrimage, prayer and Islamic history.

Qur’an folio
possibly Syria or Yemen
CBL Is 1404


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  • Image of Description of the Prophet (Hilya al-Nabi), copied by Hafiz Osman, Istanbul, Turkey, 1691. CBL T 559.4

    Description of the Prophet (Hilya al-Nabi)
    copied by Hafiz Osman
    Istanbul (Turkey)
    1691 (1103 AH)
    CBL T 559.4

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  • Qur’an folio
    possibly Syria or Yemen
    CBL Is 1404

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  • Image of The Ka`ba sanctuary in Mecca, from Triumph of the Holy Places (Futuh al-Haramayn). Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 1500-1600. CBL Per 249

    The Ka`ba sanctuary in Mecca from Triumph of the Holy Places (Futuh al-Haramayn)
    Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
    CBL Per 249

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