Carbon dating quran

Posted by / 27-Mar-2018 05:15

Fedeli has been studying Islamic manuscripts for 15 years, and says she was not particularly surprised when the pages of the Quran were carbon-dated, with 95.4% accuracy, as being at least 1370 years old.

The rediscovery of pages of an ancient Quranic text prompted excited headlines in July, after the manuscript, hidden in the vaults of the British university since the 1930s, was radiocarbon-dated to between 568 and 645, according to the Gregorian calendar.

It’s a piece of the beginning of the written transmission of the Quranic text.” Fedeli also objects to media reports that pounced on the fact that the earliest date suggested by the carbon-dating actually predates Mohammed.

“They misuse the results, choosing a particular year, and it’s not correct,” she said.

The Turkish Islamic Arts Museum even has the largest collection of such transcripts." Berk said that there are no scripts definitely used during the time of the Prophet Muhammad and the four caliphates.

He said: "As you know, there are some scripts that are said to have been used during the era of Uthman ibn Affan.

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Others, such as the right-wing Breitbart News Network, went further in claiming the document “pre-dates” the Prophet Mohammed – born in 570 – and therefore is something that “destabilises Islamic history”.