Leaf from a Manuscript of the Qur'an in Kufic Script
Arts of the Islamic World
Ink on parchment
9 5/16 x 13 in. (23.6 x 33 cm)
On visible side of frame in Kufic script, Qur'an, Sura 48 ("Al-fath," or "The Victory [Conquest]"), Aya 29. See Rich Text for inscription in Arabic script.
In Arabic, "Dhalika Mathaluhum Fi At-Tawraati Wa Mathaluhum Fi Al-'Injili Kazar`in 'Akhraja Shat'ahu Fa'azarahu Fastaghlaža Fastawá `Alá"
In Arabic, "ذَٰلِكَ مَثَلُهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ ۚ وَمَثَلُهُمْ فِي الْإِنجِيلِ كَزَرْعٍ أَخْرَجَ شَطْأَهُ فَآزَرَهُ فَاسْتَغْلَظَ فَاسْتَوَىٰ عَلَىٰ"
In English, "That is their likeness in the Torah, and their likeness in the Gospel: as a seed that puts forth its shoot, and strengthens it, and it grows stout and rises straight upon [its stalk]" (From Arberry translation)
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