Nondestructive analysis tests to evaluate the property of qur’an bindings

Ros Mahwati Ahmad Zakaria, Zuliskandar Ramli

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Abstract

Qur’an bindings from before the 20th century are some of the cultural artefacts made from organic materials that are easily damaged during research due to mishandling. Therefore, nondestructive tests are the best approach to uncover, record and learn about artefacts without damaging the physical attributes of the manuscripts. These tests could contribute significantly in identifying and recording Qur’an bindings in particular, and Islamic manuscripts in general, especially in rural areas, or an area with limited facilities. There are basic tests, such as observations conducted under a microscope, burn tests and physical observations and comparisons. Basic forms and materials such as type of leather, type of paper, types of threads and weaving technique, which could all be easily identified and documented for heritage purposes. These tests facilitate the evaluation of the techniques and materials used in the production process of the pasteboards, wrapping and stampings of the Qur’an bindings, which were universal, but the principle aligned with Islamic traditions in safeguarding the purity and the sacredness of the Qur’an starting from the materials used in bindings, which cover and protect the Qur’an both physically and spiritually.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-439
Number of pages15
JournalAl-Shajarah
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Binding
  • Islam
  • Nondestructive
  • Test
  • The Qur’an

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy

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Nondestructive analysis tests to evaluate the property of qur’an bindings. / Mahwati Ahmad Zakaria, Ros; Ramli, Zuliskandar.

In: Al-Shajarah, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.01.2018, p. 425-439.

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Mahwati Ahmad Zakaria, R & Ramli, Z 2018, 'Nondestructive analysis tests to evaluate the property of qur’an bindings', Al-Shajarah, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 425-439.
Mahwati Ahmad Zakaria, Ros ; Ramli, Zuliskandar. / Nondestructive analysis tests to evaluate the property of qur’an bindings. In: Al-Shajarah. 2018 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 425-439.
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