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Arabia’s Madani Script: From handwritten origins to the digital age

Ancient Arabic scripts are distinguished by their beauty and diversity, and the Makki and Madani scripts were the most prominent versions throughout history. The Madani script, in which the Qur’an, the Sunnah, and the Prophet Muhammad’s correspondence with kings and presidents were written, is particularly notable.
 
There are many opinions concerning the origins of Arabic calligraphy. Some scholars suggest it goes back to Ismail, son of the Prophet Ibrahim. Others say it came from the Nabataeans in the 4th century BC.
 

More than 113 thousand manuscript pages digitized in Dagestan

One year has passed since Russia's tycoon Ziyavudin Magomedov's Peri Charitable Foundation began implementing manuscripts digitization project with the Dagestani Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RIA Novosti news agency reports. 
 
To date, 493 manuscripts with a total of 113173 scanned sheets have already been digitized. All manuscripts are dust-free and cleaned.
 
 

Old manuscripts get facelift at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Source : IINA / 3 Feb 2014

Half of the books are already undergoing restoration funded by the Waqf, Jordan’s Islamic authority which manages the holy site, and with assistance from UNESCO.

 

Rare copy of Qur’an on display

By Jomana Alrashid | ArabNews | 14 Jan 2012

LONDON: The British Museum here witnessed on Thursday the installation of one of the oldest known copies of the Holy Qur’an from the 8th century as an exhibit for a major Islamic exhibition.

 
 

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