Researchers Find Qur’an Fragments That Are Almost As Old As Islam Itself

The author of the text may have known the Prophet Muhammad.

University of Birmingham / Via birmingham.ac.uk

British researchers have used radiocarbon analysis to date fragments of a Qu'ran manuscript to the early days of Islam, the University of Birmingham announced Wednesday.

The school says the two parchment leaves are at least 1,370 years old, placing them among the oldest surviving Islamic manuscripts in the world.

Researchers were able to trace...

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