Ramadan Mubarak. In this holy month I will dedicate my research on the Quranic manuscripts, learn their history and appreciate their beauty. Ramadan among many things is the month of the Quran, the month of 'Read'. Inshallah it will be a fulfilling blesssed month, a month of renouncings, recentrings and rebirths.
According to Islamic belief, the Holy Quran was revealed by God to the Prophet Mohammad pbuh by the Angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years. It was Laylat al-Qadr ليلة القدر (Night of Decree) when the first word was revealed in Gar Hira: Read. إقرأ
The word of God, the living miracle, the Quran speaks in powerful, poetic moving language about the reality and attributes of God, the spiritual world, God's purposes with mankind, man's relationship and responsibility to God, the coming of the Day of Judgment and the life hereafter. It also contains rules for living, stories of earlier prophets and their communities, and vital insights and understandings concerning the meaning of existence and human life. The devotion and love the Book and the Word inspire among Muslims are reflected in the many sumptuously produced illuminated Quranic manuscripts, of which the present work, created in the Iranian city of Shiraz in 1852, is an example. The manuscript includes many multicolored images that display a broad range of styles of illumination and the use of many different production materials. The beautiful calligraphy is by Abdol-Vahhab Naghmeh (عبد الوهاب نغمة) written in Arabic with side notes in Persian. The lacquer painted cover is itself a masterpiece.
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