A journey to search my soul

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Antique Manuscript Review 91 : Antique Somalia Quran ( 18th Century)

These are 7 volumes of full Quran from Somalia!!
This Quran consists of 7 books.I still couldn't figure what type of script written. Is it a Sudani script ( from a Maghribi Script) or is it a twisted form of Naskh script. I need to do more research.
One of the volumes has the opening chapter page beautifully illuminated.
I noticed also 1 page has  a strange symbol in the margin as you can see in below photo. Is this a talisman? I noticed similar symbols in my Yemeni and Saharan Quran. Check out these Qurans at
Saharan Quran
Yemeni Quran

This Quran is undated however bsed on my other Somalia Quran, I would safely estimated it from 18th Century..
Check my other Somalia Qurans on below links :
Somali Quran (small)
Somali Quran (small)
Somali Quran ( big)

Manuscript Specs

Item : A Somalian complete Quran in 7 books
Content : Quran written in Naskh ( or Sudani) with vowel & diacritical signs.The world " Allah" in red. 11 lines per page
Dim : 6.5" x 4.5" x 1" ( 7 books in total)
Date : undated but estimated 18th Century
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : Somalia
Calligraphy : twisted Naskh or Sudani
Design : leather.
Purchased Price :USD


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  2. saleem bro , the one thats not coran text is from the same date , between the suras or at the end ?? , thx

  3. The prayer is located at the beginning of the page on every manuscript