The University of Birmingham has found what it believes to be the oldest Koran in the world.
The remaining fragments of this Koran are at least 1,370 old which makes this one of the world’s oldest manuscripts.
The pages of the holy Muslim text found in the library had remained unrecognized for over a century.
The British library expert on these types of manuscripts, Dr Muhammad Isa Waley, described this as an exciting discovery which will please all Muslims.
The manuscript was kept in a collection of books and other documents from the Middle East without anyone ever having identified it as the oldest Koran in the world.