Cadbury Research LibraryUniversity of Birmingham. About the Birmingham Qur'an manuscript". The Birmingham manuscript will be on public display for the first time ever from October 2 to October 25 of this year at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. At the Smithsonian Visit. Followers believe the words in the Quran were revealed by the archangel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad over 22 years, from AD. In any case, this — along with the sheer beauty of the content and the surprisingly clear Hijazi script — is news to rejoice Muslim hearts.
The Mingana Collection, comprising over 3, documents, was compiled by Alphonse Mingana in the s  and was funded by Edward Cadburya philanthropist and businessman of the Birmingham-based chocolate-making Cadbury family.
Carbon Dating Reveals One of the Oldest Known Copies of the Quran
Though the manuscript is archaeologically significant either way, Hoffmann argues that one would expect to seem more variation in such an old version. Register to become part of our active community, get updates, receive a monthly newsletter, and enjoy the benefits and rewards of our member point system OR just post your comment below as a Guest. Ancient Origins has been quoted by: Photo of the Day. Legends tell of a Recent tests conducted on the oldest known pages of the Quran in existence have determined they were written nearly 1, years ago, between and AD. Like the Smarkand Kufic Quran, the Topkapi manuscript was often cited as the oldest Quran for many years.