The Koran is a manuscript in black Arabic vocalized letters, naskhi with an interlinear translation in Urdu (language of Muslim India, and currently that of Pakistan) in red letters. Both scripts are elegantly set out inside registers marked by double green horizontal lines edged in black which make reading easier. The manuscript has a double title page, harmonious composition finely decorated with gold and shades of plant and mineral paints. The verses in Arabic, ayat, are kept separate by small gilded circles edged with a thin black line and encircled with gold coloured clouds, or tahrir.

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