عنوان مقاله [English]
The value of “Scribing” among Muslims and especially writing Holy Quran as the word of revelation in the Islamic world has such an authority that has attracted a wide range of arts and artists in the field of book decoration with the intention of approach to God. Addressing such important affairs and providing the chance of stepping into this sacred area requires competence and dignity which cannot be achieved so easily, but it does not only lead to proficiency in performance. During the history of Islam, few mystics, philosophers and artists have had the honor of achieving such merit, and a few of them dared to register their names as “scribers”. Studying these inscriptions has provided the researchers with valuable and important information about the name of the scribers as well as recognition of different styles of the Quranic manuscripts in different eras and is, in fact, the identification for these heavenly books.
Therefore observation and study of the nationally registered Qurans in the Museum of Holy Quran became the main motive and aim of this fundamental research and 6 samples of these Qurans bearing inscription were selected. Finally, the inscriptions were studied with a descriptive - analytical approach and the most important finding is that dissimulation and moral commitment of Quran scribers influenced by religious rituals and spiritual practices have bound the artists to observe humility while registering their names beside the great verses of Quran. Such registration style is less often seen in inscription of non-Quranic manuscripts.