Quran Believed To Be 1,400 Years Old Mirrors Modern Texts
The radiocarbon test indicates the manuscript was written sometime between 568 and 645 A.D., and the Prophet Muhammed is believed to have died in 632.By Jamal Andress | July 22, 2015
The Muslim faith says the Quran was finished roughly 1,380 years ago. And now a radiocarbon test has revealed fragments of a Quran at the University of Birmingham to be at least 1,370 years old — and perhaps even older.
"Islam is associated with the Prophet Muhammed. ... This manuscript could well have been written shortly after he died," said David Thomas, a professor at the university.
"All the Muslims in the world would love to see this manuscript," said Birmingham Central Mosque Chairman Muhammad Afzal.