By Sherine El Menshawy, Sumaya Al-Maadeed and Kalthoum Adam
This paper examines Ma’il Qur’an Leaf manuscript housed in Tareq Rajab Museum in Kuwait. It discusses
the manuscript‘s vocalization, dating, script, writing material, special inks formulated for parchment and
manuscript ‗s origin. The manuscript is not vocalized, it dates to the 1st c. AH (7th c. AD). It is written in
H ijāzī script with the “slanting” writing. The manuscript scribe used a parchment as a writing material and
an ink made of gallnuts (hibr). Originated propably from the Arabian Peninsula, writing lines appear to be
uniformly distributed which implies the scribe concern to write in accurate style.