‪A Chance to Discover‬ ‪Secrets of Birmingham‬ Qur’an

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‪A historic Qur’an manuscript that originated in the Middle East region,‬

‪and is possibly one of the oldest in the world, has come to the UAE‬

‪thanks to digital technology, giving people an opportunity to explore the‬

‪rare document. The Birmingham Qur’an — part of the Mingana Col-‬

‪lection at the University of Birmingham — gained renown in 2015 after‬

‪radiocarbon dating revealed it originated in the period 568-645. It was‬

‪previously thought to belong to the eighth or ninth century. Prophet Mu-‬

‪hammad lived between 570 and 632, thenational.ae reported quoted‬

‪by the Tehran-based Iran Daily. Visitors to the exhibition can engage‬

‪with the manuscript, study the calligraphy, analyze the Hijazi script from‬

‪Mecca and Medina, and learn about the history of the document.‬

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