Qur’an in Hebrew script

In the Genizah we can see evidence of close relations between the different faiths of Egypt. Some Jews were clearly interested in learning about Islamic theology. This fragment contains Suras 1 and 2 from the Qur’an, followed by omens for undertaking a journey. The text of the Qur’an has been transliterated into Hebrew script, suggesting that it can only have belonged to a Jew.

Judaeo-Arabic, paper, Egypt, 11th century

T-S Ar.51.62

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