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“There is no such thing as Uthmaanic Script”!

While discussing about the font or the print style of the Qur’an, Muslim individuals or websites normally refer to ‘Uthmaanic script. This is actually a misnomer.

The respected doyen of Arabic language, Dr V Abdur Rahim, says that “There is no such thing as Uthmaanic script. It is Uthmaanic Orthography, i.e., spelling system”.

So while translating Rasm Uthmaani, we need to translate as ‘Uthmaanic Orthography, and not as Uthmaanic script! For, there is a vast difference between the terms script and orthographyContinue reading

April 19, 2013 Posted by | Qur'anic Studies, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments