Qur'an

This Qur'an comes from the Qajar period (1779-1925). It is written in naskh, a cursive script used widely for scribal purposed in Islamic calligraphy. This Qur'an is a good example of the fascination during the Qajar period for copying text in unusual spatial arrangements. The Qur’anic text may be divided into several parts for the convenience of those who want to finish reading it within a given period. For example, 30 equal sections can be finished in a month, if one section or juz’ is read each day. For this Qur’an, the calligrapher has fitted one complete juz’ on each double page of text.