Birmingham University has just announced that they believe they are in possession of the world’s oldest remnants of the Quran, Islam’s holy book.
The research indicates that the ancient holy book was written less than twenty years after Prophet Muhammad’s death, as he is believed to have lived between AD 570 and 632. “They could well take us back to within a few years of the actual founding of Islam,” states scholars David Thomas and Nadir Dinshaw, both at the British university.
“Researchers conclude that the Qur’an manuscript is among the earliest written textual evidence of the Islamic holy book known to survive,” the university declared in their statement. “This gives the Qur’an manuscript in Birmingham global significance to Muslim heritage and the study of Islam.”