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18th Century Qur’an Transcribed by a Woman

The honourable work of transcribing the Qur’an has been done through centuries by men and women. One of the less known female scribes lived in the 18th century Sarajevo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She signed herself as 'Amina, Mustafa Chelebi's daughter'. Transcribing the Qur'an is the ultimate project for every scribe and calligrapher. There is no doubt that Amina was a good scribe (katiba) and her manuscript has all the elements of the Ottoman classical Mushaf.

Lapis and Gold, The Story of the Ruzbihan Qur’an

One of the most magnificent Qur’ans ever produced is on display at Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, following extensive conservation work. The Qur’an was created in Shiraz in southwest Iran in the mid-sixteenth century by Ruzbihan Muhammad al-Tab‘i al-Shirazi and a team of illuminators. Ruzbihan was an outstanding calligrapher and this Qur’an is considered to be one of his masterpieces. Only five Qur’ans signed by him have survived and the Chester Beatty treasure is renowned for its quality and significance.

Manuscripts of the Qur’an - part 3

SARAJEVO (BiH) / The exhibition "Manuscripts of the Qur'an" from the Archives of the Sarajevo City takes place in the historic place called Hanikah, from 16th century, across the Gazi Husrev bei Mosque. The exhibition will be open until the 26th of November 2010.

Manuscripts of the Qur’an - part 2

SARAJEVO (BiH) / The exhibition "Manuscripts of the Qur'an" from the Archives of the Sarajevo City takes place in the historic place called Hanikah, from 16th century, across the Gazi Husrev bei Mosque. The exhibition will be open until the 26th of November 2010.

Manuscripts of the Qur’an - part 1

SARAJEVO (BiH) / The exhibition "Manuscripts of the Qur'an" from the Archives of the Sarajevo City takes place in the historic place called Hanikah, from 16th century, across the Gazi Husrev bei Mosque. The exhibition will be open until the 26th of November 2010.