This fragment contains the surah al-Fatihah (the Opening), and al-Baqarah (the Cow). The script is remarkable for its size, each line being roughly 4 cm high. Iran. Later 11th century. Kufic script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.
Surat 26 Ash-Shu'ara' (The Poets)part of verse 109 to part of verse 114. Theme of sura: contrast betwwen the spirit of Prophecy and spiritual Light and the reactions to it in the communities among whom it appeared in the past. Noah, Abraham, Salih, Lot, & Shuaib are here and the Qur'an as a continuation of previous Revelations - all unlike the poetry of vain poets! Leaf from "The Pink Qur'an" - Arabic manuscript on thick polished pink paper, Maghribi script, 13th century AD (Audrey Shabbas)
The surahs (chapters) in this Koran are written in a combination of six lines of naskh in a text panel, with a line of thuluth above and below and surah headings in kufic set apart in illuminated panels. Iran, probably Shiraz. 1336-1354 A.D. 21.9 x 14.3 cm. Thuluth, naskh and kufic scripts. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.