Illuminated frontispiece, al-Fatiha (The Opening)

15th century

Chester Beatty

Chester Beatty

Al-Fatiha (The Opening) is the name of the first chapter if the Qur'an - the text of al-Fatiha is spread over this and one other large central cartouche. Its recitation is an integral part of the daily life of any practising Muslim - as part of the daily ritual prayers, it is the one chapter of the Qur'an that all Muslims must know by heart.

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  • Title: Illuminated frontispiece, al-Fatiha (The Opening)
  • Date Created: 15th century
  • Physical Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Location Created: Iran
  • Original Source: Chester Beatty Library
  • Rights: © Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Collection Number: CBL Is 1519, f.1b
  • Additional Description: Qur'an