Oman’s Quranic manuscripts
Oman has some Quranic manuscripts which were made by Omani calligraphers. They are characterized by simplicity and clarity. Some manuscripts were written with gold ink and embellished with religious ornaments. Drawings of living creatures, however, do not exist.
Even today valuable Quranic manuscripts are commissioned. Sultan Qaboos bin Said had a copy of the Quran made, the decorations of which are inspired by the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
Another such manuscript was commissioned by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, and is referred to as “the Oman Quran.” It was completed in 2006 after eight years of continuous work and is unique in its beautiful and intricate designs.