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  • Collection: The Message (1976)

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The life of the prophet Muhammad and his efforts to establish Islam in Arabia during the seventh century, as told through the eyes of his uncle Hamza.

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This is a non-illustrated manuscript from a “Blue Qur’an” from the ninth or tenth century. This version of the Qur’an is made entirely on indigo pages with gold and silver script, both of which indicate its origin in North Africa. This folio…

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This is a fifteenth- or sixteenth-century manuscript of the Qur’an, the central religious text of Islam. The Qur’an is said to contain the words of Allah as revealed to the prophet Muhammad. This particular manuscript displays exquisite…

In this excerpt, it can be seen how descendants of different families came together to plot against Muhammad, deciding on a despicable plan to murder him in his sleep. This plan shows the type of society in which Muhammad was trying to spread his…
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