The Qur'an

Scope and Content

Elegant copy, floral design on cover. Double 'unwan in gilt, green, red, blue and mauve. Borders in gilt, green and red. Fine naskhi, Arabic. Surahs separated by gilt bands but no titles. Divisions marked in the margins for morning and evening use during a monthly cycle.

f. 304-305 contains a prayer by the writer hoping not to be punished if he has broken any of the rules of tajwid (the science of the correct punctuation of the Qur'an).

The 28th copy of the Qur'an made by Saiyid 'Isa Kilmi and completed on 27 August 1663.

Administrative / Biographical History

Saiyid 'Isa Kilmi, pupil of Tallaq Ahmad Effendi of Adrianople.

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

From Professor Kay's Library, catalogued by DM Dunlop.


Call number used to be ms PJ7836.A2

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper: 7.5" x 5".

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.