Parchment was an expensive material (the skin of the entire animal was used to produce the big folio).
Monastic and state scriptoria, located on the territory of Greater Syria (al-Sham), Antiochia, al-Hira and Alexandria areas, could store this valuable material (including the donations of the pious laity).
  This means that the current mosque covers almost the entire area of the old city itself.
Mixed marriages are registered based upon a special document called the Matrimonial Causes Act, accepted in 1950.There, deep in the mosque of the Prophet (Masjid Nabawi), covered by green carpets and the tears of millions, lies a “garden from the gardens of paradise.”  It is a place known to every Muslim who has ever lived, yet there’s still much we don’t know about it.Here are just some of the interesting facts and mysteries of the Prophet’s Mosque: 9.   This was confirmed, however, when the individuals who went in to change the coverings in the hujrah* in the 1970s noted the presence of an empty space. Whether or not it is meant for Isa when he returns is a matter of debate.These stocks became part of the loot captured by the Arabs in the first years of the conquest. To test this hypothesis, it is necessary to reread the existing historical sources dedicated to the first years of the Arab conquests.The fact that the folios were kept for centuries “dans un coffre de fer, qu’il cacha dans un souterrain” can also partly explain the early radiocarbon dating.I am a Muslim girl, twenty years old, and I am in love with a foreign Christian man who does not speak Arabic.Is it permissible for me to marry a Christian man, if my religious commitment is safe and I am confident that this will not affect my Islam?The history of the Qur’anic parchments from the Mosque of ‘Amr b.al-‘As in Fustat, Egypt gives the chance to find the other folios of the Birmingham manuscript.