The World's Oldest Quran


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Students at the University of Birmingham in England may have discovered pages from the world’s oldest Quran. “[The pages] could well take us back to within a few years of the actual founding of Islam,” states David Thomas, a professor at the University. Radiocarbon dating estimates these pages are 1,370 years old placing it in the era of Prophet Muhammad. This discovery is significant news to the Islamic religion because it signifies an earlier start to documenting the collection then history has suggested. It was not until the third leader of Islam that the Quran is said to have taken its final form, but these discovered pages suggest otherwise. Check out the Huffington Post’s <article to find out more about the discovery!