A double sided antique Quranic manuscript leaf dated 1821 AD (1237 Hijri). This 1 leaf with 2 pages presents verses from the chapter al-Māʾidah (The Table Spread). The text is contained inside a colored frame and verses are separated with red dots. It measures approximately 19.8 cm x 14.8 cm.
al-Māʾidah is a Madinan sūrah that contains verses that are considered to be among the last that the Prophet Muhammad received, and all of its verses were revealed after the conquest of Makkah in 8/630. The sūrah itself is one of the last complete sūrahs revealed to the Prophet (ﷺ). The triumphant line in v. 3, This day I have perfected for you your religion, and completed My Blessing upon you, and have approved for you as religion, Submission (Islam), is one of several individual verses variously reported to be the last that the Prophet received before his death. This verse and several others in the sūrah were reportedly revealed in the course of the Prophet’s parting sermon during the Farewell Pilgrimage in 10/632. According to several reports, the Prophet received this sūrah while he was riding on a camel. The camel could not bear the weight of its descent, however, and the Prophet (ﷺ) had to dismount. The sūrah takes its name from the miraculous table spread with food (al-māʾidah) that God sends down to Jesus and his apostles at their request.
Item Number: 342
Manuscript Leaflet: Surat al-Māʾidah
Country of Origin: Turkey
Length: 19.8 cm
Frame: Gold with a green mount