Oldest Quran fragments found in Birmingham University | BBC News

Oldest Quran fragments found in Birmingham University - BBC News - tinoshare.com
Oldest Quran fragments found in Birmingham University - BBC News - tinoshare.com

24/July /2015 – The English University of Birmingham has found some fragments of the Koran (Qur’an) that could be the oldest in the world, more than 1,300 years old, so a person who wrote it may have even heard preaching the prophet Muhammad. Incredibly shocking and a happy day for all Muslims around the world from this news.

The pieces had at least one hundred years filed in a collection of books and documents of the Middle East in the university library, and no one has even noticed it before. Let’s Watch This video understand more in details and witness.

Pease Don’t Forget to read my Personal Conclusion below about this article.


“We find that the oldest fragments of the Koran in the world has been exciting.” The fragments were discovered by a professor who was doing research, so he applied radiocarbon studies that have confirmed the age of the material.

The director of special collections at the university, Susan Worrall, told the BBC that the experts who evaluated the text did not imagine “not in their dreams,” it was so old.

“Discovering that we had the oldest fragments of the Koran worldwide has been exciting, “Worrall said. Analyses were performed by the Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit of the England’s University of Oxford, who established that the fragments were written on sheepskin or goat and that could be the oldest still existing Koran.

The tests provided a variety of data, but settled with a probability of 95% that the material was written between the years 568 and 645, so that puts it in the period when Islam began with the preaching of Muhammad in Mecca .

“The dates lead to the anniversary of the founding of Islam. According to Muslim tradition, the Prophet Muhammad received the revelations that make the Quran, the scripture of Islam, between the years 610 and 632, the year of his death,

” David Thomas, professor of Christianity and Islam at the University of Birmingham.

“The person who wrote well have known the Prophet Muhammad. I would have probably seen, I would have heard him preach. I have known personally,” said the professor. The fragments are written in Hijazi, an ancient form of Arabic. Because radiocarbon analysis did not identify a specific year, but a wide range of dates -of almost 80 years, it is difficult to establish with certainty that it is the oldest fragments of the world, as there are other texts of the Koran, public and private collections, which have a similar age.

The manuscript expert of the British Library in London, Muhammad Isa Waley, addressed that it is an “exciting discovery” that “glad” to the Muslim world. Waley has explained that the pages found in Birmingham are “precious” and written by hand in a “readable Hijazi” and probably made at the time of the first caliphs. I’m sure people all over the UK will come to Birmingham to see them The caliphate was initially led by Mohammed’s disciples as a continuation of the religious system established by the Prophet, and the first was the so-called Four Orthodox Caliphs (632-661), only recognized by Sunnis and Shiites. According to the university, the folios are part of the Mingana collection, comprising more than 3,000 documents from the Middle East gathered in the twenties of the last century by Alfonso Mingana, born near Mosul in northern Iraq. In its day, Mingana had the mission to travel to the Middle East to acquire documents, under the patronage of Edward Cadbury, Dynasty’s famous chocolate factory.

The finding has been received with great enthusiasm by the Muslim community in Birmingham, so the university has already predicted that the fragments will be exposed at some point the public. ” When I saw these pages I was so excited. I had tears of joy. And I’m sure that people across the UK will come to Birmingham to see them, “said the president of the Central Mosque of the city in central England, Muhammad Afzal.


Personal Conclusion

This is to remind all Muslims that, whatever you will see on the TVs or Hear from somewhere might not be right, so, it is better to wait a bit until a True Islamic Analysers confirm if this is true or has been faked in order to make Muslims go on astray and believe on whatever has or is being presented by media. And, I believe Muslims already has a Quran which is 100% true for them and nothing and any additional (from nowdays) duplicated content or book is required to make any Muslims more stronger. Besides, just be happy that someone out there who is not Muslim but has noticed something about Islam and for pray them to go on the right way of what Muslims are at.