The person who copied this Qur’an may have personally known the Prophet Muhammad

Researchers have discovered what could be the oldest known manuscript of the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book—and it’s in England.

Radiocarbon analysis date the parchment itself—held at the University of Birmingham—to sometime between the year 568 and 645 AD, with 95% certainty. The tests, conducted by Oxford University, suggest the manuscript was actually written within two decades of Prophet Muhammad’s death in approximately 632.

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