Oldest Quran discovered found in Birmingham-BBC news- English Subtitled (Enable Captions) (cc)

Oldest Quran discovered found in Birmingham-BBC news- English Subtitled (Enable Captions) (cc)


you’re looking at one of the oldest
fragments of the Quran ever discovered it’s written on
parchment most likely made from sheep or goat skin
and it’s been dated by experts has being more than thirteen hundred
years old and that makes it among the earliest known fragments of the Quran anywhere in the world and it’s here in
the University of Birmingham this remarkable document had been
resting on the shells in University Library for decades that anybody realizing just
how old it was until a researcher decided to take a
closer look the pages for radiocarbon dated to no
later than the year 645 which means the university has found one
of the very earliest known examples finding out that we had one of the
oldest fragments of the Quran in the in the whole world was fantastically exciting,individually
and and for the University of well as well I mean we were expecting it to
be early but we we did not I think in the wildest
dreams expect that it was roughly correlated their life span of the Prophet Muhammad
which makes it at an incredibly early Quranic fragment the manuscript had been stored
here in a collection at Middle East and
documents brought to Birmingham in the 1920s academics here say that this discovery
goes back to the earliest years of Islam the person who actually rooted may well
have known the Prophet Muhammad he would have seen
him probably he would maybe have heard him preach he may have known him personally another
really is quite afford to conjure with Birmingham as one of the
country’s biggest Muslim communities and they have welcomed having such a
treasure in the city when I saw these pages I was very much
moved .. tears of joy and emotions in my eyes hand I’m good
sure there’s even the people from all over the UK would with come here to Birmingham to just hurry glimpse of these pages people
will love this Besm Allah AlRahman AlRaheem “reading Quran” this is an exceptionally rare and valuable
discovery and the University says it will be put
on public display it has no intention at letting these
pages for world history leave Birmingham. Shaun Kuckland BBC
News Subtitled by: Hashem Elbatawy

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