Sura 1 Fatiha (The Opening). Likened to The Lord's Prayer for Christians. "Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds, the Beneficent, the Merciful, Owner of the Day of Judgment, Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. Show us the straight path, The path of those whom Thou has favored; Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger or of those who go astray." (Pickthall trans.) Turkish 1600s AD. "Selections" from the Qur'an. (Audrey Shabbas)
Right: Surat 45 Jathiyah (Kneeling) v33-37, Reckoning - for some: "Then will it appear to them the evil of what they did, & they'll be encircled by what they used to mock!" Then on left is heading for Surat 46 Ahqab (Sand Dunes) v1-6: "We created not the heavens & the earth & all between them but for just ends. . ." [Our purpose as community is to build just societies. Our purpose as individual creation is to cultivate a relationship with God.] Yusuf Ali trans. Persia, , 1500s. (A Shabbas)
Surat 59 Hashir (The Gathering) v. 1-2:"Whatever is in the heavens & the earth, let it declare the Praises & Glory of God: for He is the Exalted in Might, The Wise." (Yusuf Ali trans). Koran selections and prayers for the days of the week, Turkey, circa 17th century, on high quality burnished paper. (A Shabbas)
*Surat 16 Al-Nahl (The Bee) Its name comes from v.68-69: "And your Lord inspired the bee, saying 'Build yourselves houses in mountains & trees & what people construct. Then feed on all kinds of fruit & follow the ways made easy for you by your Lord.' From their bellies comes a drink of different colors in which there is healing for people. There truly is a sign in this for those who think." (Abdel Haleem trans). Above: Surat 15 Al-Hijr (Rocky Tract) last few verses of 99 total. (Audrey…
This folio from Walters manuscript contains gold borders and illuminated headings.
EBAY NOW. . until August 21, 2017! Top: Surat 13 Rad (Thunder) verses 38 to end (verse 43): "The Unbelievers say: 'No apostle art thou.' (to Muhammad). Say (Muhammad): 'Enough for a witness between me and you is God, and such as have knowledge of The Book.'" (Yusuf Ali trans.) Then heading for Surat 14 Ibrahim (Abraham) with verses 1-middle of 6 on verso. Naskh script, Kashmir, 19th Century. (Audrey Shabbas)
Object Name: Section from a non-illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1320 Geography: Egypt, probably Cairo Culture: Islamic Medium: Main support: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment Binding: Leather;
1/2 (2/2 shown at right here). Surat 98 Baiyina (Clear Evidence) The heading and first part of first verse is all that's missing here. It begins here with middle of first verse andis complete at end of this page. Then other side (2/2 at right) has two headings, Surat 99 Zilzal (Convulsions) is complete with all 8 verses, Surat Adiyat (The Chargers) is missing only last 3 verses. Kashmir 1830. 3 more leaves are included in lot. (Audrey Shabbas).