Ismaili Muslim Community gifts leaf from 9th Century Quran to UBC Museum of Anthropology

Ismaili Muslim Community gifts leaf from 9th Century Quran to UBC Museum of Anthropology

Qur’an leaf, in Kufic script on vellum Late 9th century Near East/North Africa. A Gift from the Ismaili Muslim Community. MOA ID# 2988/1.

MOA’s new Multiversity Galleries make thousands of objects accessible to the public, inviting individual exploration, comparison, and appreciation of objects from cultures all over the world.

This spring, the Multiversity Galleries feature a recent donation from the Ismaili Muslim Community of several fine examples of calligraphy. The Ismaili Muslims belong to the Shia branch of Islam, and are a community of ethnically and culturally diverse peoples living in over 25 countries around the world.

via Exhibit Details | Exhibits & Programs | MOA.

Related: Ismaili Muslim community donates treasures to UBC Museum of Anthropology

One thought on “Ismaili Muslim Community gifts leaf from 9th Century Quran to UBC Museum of Anthropology

  1. Chapter 2 The Cow سورة البقرة – Al-Baqara: Verse 8
    وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَقُولُ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَمَا هُمْ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ
    Of the people there are some who say: “We believe in Allah and the Last Day;” but they do not (really) believe.QURAN

    Chapter 2 The Cow سورة البقرة – Al-Baqara: Verse 9
    يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ
    Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realise (it) not! QURAN

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