“Precious manuscripts” features Ilkhanate Quran parchment
April 19, 2022 / 10:16 PM
Sharjah24: "Precious Manuscripts" is an eight-part series about Sharjah's Holy Qur'an Academy, which houses a museum of rare and precious Qur'anic parchments and copies of the Holy Qur'an. Throughout the blessed month of Ramadan, it is broadcast on "Sharjah 24" every Tuesday and Thursday.
In the fifth episode, Dr Bahaa Al-Din Dandis of Sharjah's Holy Qur'an Academy's Studies and Research Department, focuses on a Sultanic Holy Qur'an parchment from the Ilkhanate era, written between 700 and 1300 AD.
According to Dundis, this Arabic manuscript was written on thick brown paper in the elegant illuminated Thuluth calligraphy with dots and Arabic diacritics inscribed in black, while the spacers between the verses were made in illuminated circulars, with 5 lines allotted on each page.
He also mentioned that the illuminated calligraphy was framed by a black line.