World’s Oldest Quran Found in UK – 1370 years old

World’s oldest Quran fragments have been found in UK by the University of Birmingham which is at least 1,370 years old. Tested by ‘Radiocarbon Dating’, the Quran manuscript to be among the earliest in existence.

PhD researcher, Alba Fedeli from University of Birmingham has found the world’s oldest Quran manuscript in the university library. The pages of the world’s oldest Holy Quran has remained the the library for about a century after it has been collected from Middle-East.

These Quran fragments are written on goat or sheep skin and the texts are still legible.

As per Radiocarbon dating tests by the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, found that the Quran manuscripts were written around year 645, after the death of Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā llāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) on year 632.

Muslims believe the Holy Quran was verbally revealed by Allah, the Almighty, to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) through the angel Gabriel (Jibril), gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Propeht Muhammad (SAW) was 40, and concluding in 632, the year of his death. Muslims regard the Holy Quran as the most important miracle of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), a proof of his prophethood, and the culmination of a series of divine messages that started with the messages revealed to Adam and ended with Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

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