Ottoman era leaf that is a remnant of an old handwritten Qur’an manuscript which was partially damaged during a war and dated 1221 AH (1806 AD). This is 1 leaf with 2 pages, and represents verses from Surat Al-Munafiqun (The Hypocrites). The text is written with beautiful Arabic Calligraphy. The text is framed in a red border and written with black and some red ink. The leaf shows foxing, some dirt and worm holes. There is no damage on the borders. The leaf condition is very good.
Surat Al-Munafiqun (The Hypocrites) is a Madinan sūrah. al-Munāfiqūn takes its name from the discussion of the hypocrites who attested to the prophethood of Muhammad and swore fealty to him, but continued to ally themselves with his enemies. It can be seen as a contrast to the previous sūrah, al-Jumu ʿ ah, which addresses the believers. During the Friday congregational prayer, the Prophet is reported to have frequently recited these two sūrah s together— al-Jumu ʿ ah in the first cycle of the prayer as encouragement for the believers and al-Munāfiqūn in the second cycle as a rebuke to the hypocrites (Āl). Most of the sūrah warns of the treachery of the hypocrites (vv. 1– 8). Then, like the final verses of the previous sūrah (62:9– 11), the final verses of this sūrah (vv. 9– 11) enjoin the believers not to allow the responsibilities and desires of this world to distract them from remembering God. In this way, the placement of this sūrah also serves as a reminder of the more subtle forms of hypocrisy that can distract those who believe from the proper fulfillment of their religious obligations.
Item Number: 482
Manuscript Leaflet: Surat Al-Munafiqun (The Hypocrites)
Age: 1806 (Ottoman)
Length: 23.0 cm x 16.0 cm
Frame: Dark brown wood